Centre for Continuing Education

Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer

Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer


Total Experience 55 Year
Educational Qualification BE (Mechanical) NIT (then REC) Trichy, M.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
Research Area CAD/CAM, Finite Element Analysis and simulation of metal forming processes
General information
Designation Director
Office Phone 91-2717-241911-15, Ext.311
Cabin No -
Email director.cce@nirmauni.ac.in

Prof. Iyer did his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from NIT (then REC), Trichy and Post Graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mumbai. He has 40 years of experience of teaching at UG level and 16 years at PG level. He has published large number of papers in the area of CAD/CAM, Metal Forming, Quality Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Technical Education etc. He has guided more than 60 PG dissertations in the area of CAD/CAM and has presented more than 25 Research Papers. He was instrumental in starting (i)Post Graduate Programme in CAD/CAM in 1998, (ii)Industry Institute Partnership Cell (AICTE Sponsored) and (iii)Canada-India Institute Industry Linkage Project (CIIILP) a 8.4 million dollar (Canadian) Project at L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad and visited Canada under this Project. Under his headship in Mechanical Engineering Department at Institute of Technology Nirma University, three new Post Graduate Programmes in Mechanical Engineering were started. Also the Thermal Insulation Lab one of this kind in India(under NAFETIC Scheme of AICTE) established earlier was modernized at the Institute. He has been recognized by MHRD, Government of India as the facilitator for strategic planning and also for DACUM development. He has conducted number of STTPs, Workshops, Seminars and Continuing Education Programmes for students, faculty members as well as for industry personnel. He was elected as Executive Committee member of Institution of Engineers, Gujarat Section for Production Engineering Division for period 2004-06 and 2006-08 and also for ISTE for 2 terms. He is holding the post of Director, Institute of Diploma Studies, Nirma University since June 2011, and In-Charge Director for Centre for Continuing Education at Nirma University since November, 2012. From the inception, the Centre for Continuing Education has conducted 41 Programmes in various areas till August, 2014.


Current Activities : Determining the needs of various stakeholders such as internal students, internal faculty, external students, external faculty, industries and offering need based, customized continuing education programmes
Experience
Teaching 38 Year 6 Month
Industry 2 Year
Research 15 Year
Contact
Website -
Blog -
Membership (1) Institution of Engineers - M/107985/3, (2) ISTE - LM 14236

Specialization
Specialization Areas CAD/CAM, Finite Element Analysis and simulation of metal forming processes, strategic planning, DACUM Development
Subject Taught UG All subjects of Mechanical Engineering
Subject Taught PG Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Robotics, Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Manufacturing Methods, Rapid Prototyping, optimization methods etc.

Hobbies
Reading, Music, Watching Sports

Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer - Achievements


TitleDescriptionAchieved On
Established AICTE funded (Rs.9 Lakhs) Industry Institute Partnership Cell at LD College of Engineering  
Modernized the Thermal Insulation Lab one of its kind in the Nation, AICTE under NAFETIC Scheme in Mechanical Engineering Department at Institute of Technology, NU  
Started three New Post Graduate Programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Technology-NU  
MHRD recognized facilitator for Strategic Planning and DACUM Development  
Elected as Executive Committee member of Institution of Engineers, Gujarat Section for Production Engineering Division for period 2004-06 and 2006-08 and also for ISTE for 2 terms.  

Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer - Experience


Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer - Publication


Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer - Qualification


Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer - Activity


Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer - Project Guided


Project TitleDescriptionDuration
More than 65 M.Tech dissertation in the area of CAD/CAM, Quality Engineering were guided.  

Prof. Varadharajan Venkatraman Iyer - PhD Students