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Prof Darshit S. Upadhyay, from Mechanical Engineering Department, presented a paper in "International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges" organised by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES),  IIT Roorkee and NIT Uttarakhand during 18-21 December 2018 at IIT Roorkee. Prof. Rajesh N. Patel was co-author in this paper. The title of the paper was "Elemental and heat loss analysis of different feedstock in the downdraft gasifier." This paper was selected as the best paper award. Along with certificate and memento, 100 EUR book voucher (By springer)  was also provided by the organiser.

Mechanical Engineering
  • December 21, 2018

Students of 5th Semester, BTech visited Kadana Hydro Electric Power Plant on 11-10-2018 and 12-10-2018 from B and A division respectively. Students got acquainted with the scale of the hydro project with visualization of power plant structure and details of types and working of hydropower plant equipment including hydraulic turbine

Mechanical Engineering
  • October 11, 2018

A Visit to Hitachi World, Nr Pakwan Cross Road, S G Highway was arranged  for students on 28-09-2018 under ASHRAE chapter, Nirma University. Prof. B A Shah, Student Branch Advisor of Nirma University ASHRAE WIC accompanied the students. Mr Atul Parikh, GM - Projects, Aditi Air Conditioning Pvt. Ltd. explained construction and working of  various hitachi products related to residential and commercial air conditioning applications. UG and PG students of Mechanical Engineering department were exposed to various Hitachi Air Conditioning Products such as inverter ac, cassette ac, hide away ac, ductable ac, VRF system, Chiller, different types of duct, grille and diffuser for supply and return air etc.

Mechanical Engineering
  • September 28, 2018

AUTOCALYPSE, an automobile workshop for school students, is an extension activity organized by Mechanical Engineering Department every year since 2011. This is the 8th of its kind in continuation. From the last year, along with Autocalypse, a robotic workshop ROBOCALYPSE was also introduced for school students.

The event is coordinated and volunteered by Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA) in association with Nirma SAE Club (for Automobile) and Team Nirma Robocon (for Robotics).

The event is two days interactive workshop for the students of X, XI and XII grades. Every year hundreds of students from various schools of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar districts take part in it. This year the event was held on September 1 – 2, 2018, where total 206 students from 15 schools have participated.

The automobile workshops includes the expert talks related to automobile technology by eminent experts of the field, demonstration of various cut section models of automobile parts, demonstration of cut section of Omni car, Bike maintenance, demonstration of SAE BAJA ATV car prepared by students of SAE club, Automobile Quiz and other informal events.

Robotic workshop, conducted by Team Nirma Robocon, includes the expert talk, hands on practice of Robot building and programming. The participants are given a take away kit for Robot building per team.

The major attraction of the event was Idea Presentation competition wherein the participants have presented their innovative ideas regarding technological advancement with the best of their skills. The H B Kapadia School, Memnagar, Ahmedabad and Mount Carmel School, Gandhinagar won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively for their ideas.

Being an extension activity, no registration fee was charged from the participants. The to and fro transportation was provided to the participants. Food was also served to all the participants during the event.

The event is jointly funded by School of Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University and Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA).

Mechanical Engineering
  • September 01, 2018

Prof B A Shah has been selected as the 2018 Student Branch Advisor of the Year!  Prof B A Shah is Student Branch Advisor of the Nirma University student branch of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers(ASHARE), Western India Chapter. The award will be presented to him at the Winter Conference in Atlanta next January. Department wishes him the heartiest congratulations.

Mechanical Engineering
  • July 06, 2018


Industrial visit to Ice Make Industry, Dantali, Ahmedabad was organised under Nirma University ASHRAE WIC in morning on 7/4/2018 for M.Tech Thermal Engineering students. During the visit, students got acquainted with manufacturing of cold room, ice cream freezer, chiller, BMC(Bulk Milk Cooler), Refrigerated Van etc. The company is providing refrigeration facilities for Ice Cream Industry, Dairy Product Industry, Food Processing Industry, Fruit & Vegetable Industry, Horticulture/Floriculture Industry, Hotel – Restaurant, Hospitality Industry, Plastic Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Biological Research, Chemical Processing Industry, Logistic industry.

Mechanical Engineering
  • April 07, 2018

Industrial visit at Citizen Industries, Bhadaj was organised under Nirma University ASHRAE WIC in afternoon on 7/4/2018 for M.Tech Thermal Engineering students. During visit students got familiarity with manufacturing of air handling unit (AHU) used in clean room and central air conditioning plant.

Mechanical Engineering
  • April 07, 2018

Certificate for Charter of Nirma University Student Branch and authorised student branch of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) sponsored by Western India Chapter (WIC) was handed over to Mrs Alka Mahajan, Director, IT, NU by Mr D N Shukla,Former President, ASHRAE WIC. 

 

Mr Aakash Patel, President, ASHRAE WIC;Mr Vijay Panchal, Secretary, ASHRAE WIC; Mr D M Shah, Senior ASHRAE Member, Dr V J Lakhera, HOD (Mech. Engg.); Dr R N Patel (Section Head, Thermal Engineering); Prof B A Shah (Student Branch Advisor (SBA), Nirma ASHRAE WIC) were present during the programme scheduled on 27/2/2018 (Tuesday). 

 

Mr Aakash Patel, President, ASHRAE WIC have briefly talked about ASHRAE activities like REFCON Conference; Industrial Visit to Johson Control Hitachi, GIFT City;Quizo-2018 and formerly announce ASHRAE Under Graduate Grant of amount $3350 received by Prof. B A Shah, SBA,  Nirma ASHRAE WIC for carrying out project title “Development of Split AC Test Rig Working on Inverter technology and charged with Environment Friendly Refrigerant R-32  – as a Laboratory Equipment for Engineering Students”.

 

Mr Aakash Patel, President, ASHRAE WIC administered the oath to the ASHRAE student members namely Tanuj Sailor as a president, Dinesh Sharma as a vice president, Mr Munigyana Patel as a secretary and Mr Vatsal Parmar as a treasurer of Nirma Univeristy student chapter ASHRAE WIC. 

Mechanical Engineering
  • February 27, 2018





An expert lecture on District Cooling system by Mr Gaurang Patel followed by visit to GIFT city District Cooling System, organised by ASHRAE WIC on 20/1/2018. About 30 ASHRAE student members from the mechanical department take part in the said event. The lecture and visit was very informative and fruitful to all the ASHRAE members.

Mechanical Engineering
  • January 20, 2018