Faculty Development Programs

Mechanical Department feels that Faculty development is the utmost requirement and understanding these needs, several Staff development activities are planned and designed throughout the Academic year to enhance teacher effectiveness at all levels of the educational continuum. Departmental objective of faculty development programs is to orient faculty members towards the skills relevant to their institutional setting and Faculty position, and to continue their vitality both now and in the future. This activity gives the faculties an ample opportunity to enhance & sharpen their skills for extensive research and precise acquaintance by exposing them to the simulated environment at the said programs. With these goals in mind the department has organized Faculty Development Programs on “Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering”, “Application of Fluid Dynamics in Mechanical Engineering”, etc.

FDP on “Fundamentals Of Mechanical Engineering”

Mechanical Department of Parul University Limda, Waghodia conducted a 6 day Faculty Development Program on “Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering” and a one week Short Term Training Program on “Advances in Heat Transfer-2nd Level Course”. More than 50 participants appeared in the event, including the faculty members from different Engineering institutions under The University Campus.
Dr.AkhilMital (Ph D, IIT Delhi) was the speaker on the very first day. He delivered a talk on “Engineering Mathematics”. On the 2nd Day, Dr. Y.D.Patel (Ph D, S.P. University) delivered a talk on “Engineering Mechanics”. He enlightened the knowledge on Fundamentals of Convection, Natural and Free Convection. Dr. M. M. Gor(Ph D, IITRoorkee) from GECET V.V.Nagarwas invited to share his views on “Engineering Mechanics” He shared his perception & inculcates all the participants on the advancement in conduction on the 3rd day. On the 4th Day, Dr. Chaitanya Desai (Ph D, IIT Kanpur) delivered a talk on “Mechanics of Solid”. He shared basic concept of stress and covered type of stress and strain, elastic constants, type of loading, thermal stress etc. He continued the second session with combined loading and covered principle stress and strain, Shear force and bending moment diagram etc. He had given useful information related to strength of material.On the 5th Day, Prof.Ilyaskathadi(Ph D, IIT Delhi) delivered a talk on “Thermodynamics”. On the 6th Day, Dr. Mitesh shah (Ph D, IIT Delhi) delivered a talk on “Heat Transfer”.
The participants actively involved themselves during the sessions. Hence, overall FDP was exceptional.

Advances in Heat Transfer-2nd Level Course

Recently Mechanical Engineering Department organized a one week Short Term Training Program STTP on “Advances in Heat Transfer-2nd Level Course”. It was a continuation to a STTP organized previously on “Advances in Heat Transfer in Mechanical Engineering”. STTP was attended by more than 50 participants including the faculty members from different engineering colleges & Post Graduate Students from all over the Nation. Faculty Development Program was a perfect blend of theory sessions as well as hands on practical sessions in laboratory. Talk by Eminent Professor Dr. Atul Sharma from IIT, Bombay on “Advancement in Convection” enlightened the knowledge on Fundamentals of Convection, Natural and Free Convection. Dr. Atul Srivatava from IIT, Bombay shared his views on “Advancement in Conduction”. A series of lectures on Design of Heat Exchangers were also discussed and hands on Practice Session were conducted on Design of Heat Exchanger using HTRI Software.