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ReportWorld Standards Day


World Standards Day was celebrated on October 12, 2018 by The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre welcomed the august gathering and highlighted the significance of World Standards Day.  Prof. M.N. Viladkar, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee was the Chief Guest and key note speaker focused on adoption of BIS Codes and Standards in Rock Mechanics and Tunneling which are important to ensure Quality, Safety and Efficiency to attain excellence that gives customers confidence in the services.  Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Honorary Secretary IEI, Roorkee Local Centre proposed vote of thanks.  About 75 corporate members and guests attended the function.

ReportAll India Workshop on Tunnel Engineering


All India Workshop on Tunnel Engineering was jointly organized by The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR) Roorkee Centre and Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnel Technology (ISRMTT) on 10-12 October 2018 at Roorkee.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman, IEI Roorkee Local Centre welcomed the august gathering by highlighting the overview of IEI activities in general and specially Roorkee Local Centre which gives engineers a global platform from where they can share Professional Engineering oriented interests. The Chief Guest Er. H.L. Arora, Director (Technical), Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) Rishikesh in his inaugural address emphasized that there is need of greater outreach and advocacy regarding the construction of Tunnels using new technologies including environmental considerations in the country without disturbing the ground surface and presented the Challenges encounters during construction of Tehri Hydro Power Project.  Guest of Honour Dr. P.K.Singh, Director, CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad highlighted that the workshop would serve as a useful repository for all stakeholders involved in planning & construction of Tunnels by providing state-of-art knowledge about Geo-mechanics, Geology, Structural Engineering with thorough skill in rockmass conditions.  All India workshop was attended by more than 75 participants including members of IEI, CBRI and CIMFR scientists, faculty of IIT Roorkee.  The workshop was funded by CSIR, IEI (India) and private organizations. The Valedictory session was chaired by Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee as Chief Guest who spoke that we should work in close co-ordination, with organs involved in the Tunnel Construction discipline and understand the design aspects in depth as global challenge for future innovations in the field of Tunnel Engineering. All India Workshop was conducted by Dr. R.K. GoeL, Principal Scientist and Dr. H.K. Verma, Principal Scientist, CSIR-CIMFR, Roorkee Centre.   Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary, Roorkee Local Centre proposed vote of thanks.

ReportEngineers' Day


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre jointly with IIT Roorkee Alumni Association celebrated 51st  Engineers’ Day on 20th September, 2018 to commemorate the birthday of the Legendary Engineer Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre while welcoming the audience said that Engineers are the need of the hour and supposed to have those innovative perspective and the power of exploring the depth of knowledge which are pre-requisite to accelerate the ongoing process of development in almost every aspects through sound introspective visions and believe that Digital Transformation shall pave the way to make country better place. Dr. S.P. Gupta, Former Dy. Director, IIT Roorkee briefed the audience about the life sketch of Engineer-Statesman Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarya and advised the engineers to imbibe his character. Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee, Guest of Honour said that latest trends in engineering sector have gone through Digital Transformation and Indian economy is expected to see higher growth in the coming future for which future of Engineers is bright which will converge our country into a dominant power. Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, Guest of Honour of the function highlighted that engineers are building stones of the country and are indispensable to the emergence of the country as a major global economic power and are responsible for show casing nation growth through their Digital innovations resulting in transformation of new industrial revolution. Er. Achal Khare, Managing Director, National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd., New Delhi & Chief Guest of the function, while delivering the Key Note lecture expressed about the implementation of project of first High Speed Train corridor between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which lies in Western Railway zone and shall convert imagination into reality through Digital Innovations of the future in our country. An Excellence Awards 2018 in different categories and Life Time Contribution Awards were also given to the eminent personalities on this occasion as given below:

Excellence in Academics / Research above 40 years

1. Dr. P.K. Garg, Deptt. of Civil Engg., IIT Roorkee

2. Dr. Rajnish Kumar Goel, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee

Excellence in Academics / Research upto 40 years

1. Dr. Anindya Pain, CBRI, Roorkee

2. Dr. Shailesh Ganpule, Asstt. Prof., Deptt. of Mech. Engg., IIT Roorkee

Contribution towards Industrial Research / Consultancy

1. Dr. Satyendra Mittal, Civil Engg. Deptt., IIT Roorkee

2. Prof. Sunil K. Singal, Head, AHEC, IIT Roorkee

3. Dr. Sanjay K. Jain, NIH, Roorkee

Engineering Excellence in Field/Industry (Or Excellence in Operational Engineering)

1. Er. Manoj Agarwal, Shakumbari Automobiles (P) Ltd., Roorkee

2. Sri N.K. Yadav, Supdt. Engineer, Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee

Life Time Achievement Awards

1. Prof. M.K. Khare, Former Prof., Mechanical  & Indl. Engg. Deptt., IITR

2. Prof. J.L. Gaindhar, Former Prof., Mechanical  & Indl. Engg. Deptt., IITR

3. Prof. D.B. Goel, former Prof., Metallurgical & Materials Engg. Deptt., IITR

The Engineers’ Day celebrations was also telecast on Doordarshan Uttarakhand / Uttar Pradesh Channel on September 21, 2018 which received lot of appreciation from various eminent persons and common citizens.  The dignitaries present on the day described celebrations as Invigorating ambience.  Let real Engineering Challenges be solved by every engineer to man the task according to the demands of modern time digital requirements.  Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre and vice President, IIT Roorkee Alumni Association while summarizing up the celebrations said that engineers contribution is huge that ought to be tapped for progress of the country and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - World Environment Day


The Institution of Engineers (India) Roorkee Local Centre celebrated World Environment Day in association with CSIR-Central Building Research Institute Roorkee on June 7, 2018 at CSIR – CBRI Auditorium. The celebration of World Environment Day started with planting of trees in the Lawns of CSIR-CBRI Roorkee by Chief Dignitaries. Er. Malvinder Singh Chairman of the centre focused attention on nature environment challenges facing the world and support to address them to protect the Earth from heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wild and marine life and our own health. He further said that conserve the environment for a better tomorrow by inviting everyone to take pledge by conserving energy, water and refuse use of plastics. Dr. N Gopal Krishnan, Director CSIR-CBRI Roorkee, while welcoming the audience said World Environment Day is an ideal occasion to make Earth’s Biological diversity map to understand the value of nature and realizing the people for true commitment to control plastic pollution.  Dr. Sharad Jain, Director National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee, highlighted that World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking positive actions on the issues from plastic pollution to sustainable consumption or support legislation that would make plastic use less desirable. Dr. P. G. Rao, Honorary Vice- Chancellor, University of Sciences & Technology Meghalaya and Former Director CSIR-NEIST Jorhat, perceived that  how natural environment is valuable resource for Process Engineering Control thereby put pressure on manufactures for ban of plastics. Dr. A.K. Minocha, Chief Scientist , Environmental Sciences and technology CSIR-CBRI Roorkee, highlighted the importance of World Environment Day by promoting conservation of environment by way of planting trees and reduce waste & plastic pollution we create. Dr. Achal MIttal, Honorary Secretary of the centre , while summarising up the celebrations said that World Environment Day for connecting with nature to take care of Earth serene environment and later proposed vote of thanks.

ReportFinancial Awareness Programme

The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre organized Financial Awareness Programme on April 18, 2018 at the premises of IEI, Roorkee Local Centre, Roorkee.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of Roorkee Local Centre welcomed the audience by bringing focus on significance of Financial Planning in todays ultra low interest rate environment.  People are realizing the need to review their investment strategy if they are to generate high return to keep pace with the growing value of their capital. Dr. Achal Mittal, Honorary Secretary of the Centre said that good habits help you stay healthy in the long run so is the case with your financial health and that is why start investing regularly through proper investment plans that remain unaffected by market volatility and stay in the pink of health.  Mr. Prashant Sharma, Joint Assistant, Vice-President & Cluster Head of HDFC Mutual Fund, Dehradoon in his keynote address created awareness about the benefits of investing from all walks of life which will empower people to become knowledgeable and intelligent investors thereby making them to take wise investment decisions for effective wealth building over a long term financial ambitions.  Mr. Gaurav Giri, Certified Financial Planner, HDFC Bank Roorkee appraised the audience with National Pension Scheme as the rightful approach to attain maximum benefits of the Income within the frame of Tax law. Mr. Itrat Amin Siddiqui, the Convener of the programme while summarizing said that stay ahead with a financial service that increase the percentage of the investment which can fight inflation and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - World Water Day


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated World Water Day in association with Water Resources Development & Management (WRD&M), IIT Roorkee and Indian Water Resource Society (IWRS), Roorkee on March 27, 2018 at O.P. Jain auditorium, IIT Roorkee.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Roorkee Local Centre while welcoming the audience said that WATER IS A PRICELESS BOON THAT GOD HAS GIVEN, MAKE EVERY DROP OF WATER COUNT FOR SAFE FUTURE.  He further added that theme “Nature for Water” is ideal to make up Earth’s biological diversity map and exploring nature based solutions to Water Management facing the 21st Century.  Dr. Dipankar Saha (Chief Guest), Former Member, Central Ground Water Board, Govt. of India, New Delhi focused attention on Ground Water Resources Mapping and its Utilization in India, Implementation of Aquifer Mapping and Its Management is important to meet the sustainable Water requirements of the country. Dr. Ambrish Kumar (Guest of Honour) Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil & Water Conservation, Dehradoon highlighted Nature Based Solutions on Soil and Water Conservation through Water Harvesting. Prof. M.L. Kansal, Officiating Head, WRD&M, IIT Roorkee focused attention how water is perceived as a valuable resource in the economy as an efficient investment in the health of human and ecosystems thereby leaving the Earth Planet in equilibrium. Dr. Achal Mittal, Hony. Secretary, IEI Roorkee Local Centre created awareness about the activities which have been carried out by the Centre with respect to corporate social responsibility.  The ongoing CSR project i.e. Restoration of Solani Aqueduct Roorkee which is a very prestigious project to restore the Heritage glory of Civil Engineering Marvel in question. Dr. Ashish Pandey, Secretary, IWRS & Professor WRD&M, IIT Roorkee while summarizing up the celebrations said that World Water Day is a day for connecting with Nature to take care of the ecosystems in the field of green infrastructure to quench the water thirst for survival and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - Brain Storming Session on An Initiative on Restoration of Solani Aqueduct


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre organized one day brain storming session on January 6, 2018 under the theme “Initiative on Restoration of Solani Aqueduct” which was built at Roorkee in 1846 by Britishers over old Gang Nahar also known as Upper Ganga Canal. It was an live example of co-ordinated efforts between IEI, Roorkee Local Centre, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, IIT Roorkee, UP Irrigation & Industries to fulfil the prime vision of IEI to establish leadership Role in Emerging Engineering Development issues for welfare of Society.  Dr. Achal Mittal, Sr. Principal Scientist of CSIR-CBRI Roorkee & Honorary Secretary, IEI, Roorkee Local Centre conceptualized the idea of taking up the Restoration and Conservation of “Solani Aqueduct”.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman, IEI, Roorkee Local Centre while welcoming the audience said that Solani Aqueduct epitomizes the perfect example of heritage engineering marvel and is considered the first of its kind in the country and known remarkably for its construction truly in accordance with the repute the Roorkee holds for Civil Engineering.  Dr. Achal Mittal, Co-ordinator of this project made a detailed presentation in the presence of august gathering about the History, Material of Construction including its Structural technical specifications, Drawings, Brick Masonary etc. that were used in the aqueduct.  He further outlined the methodology to be adopted for restoration of the Aqueduct in question to hold the old creative glamour of the Engineering marvel.  Dr. Mittal also elaborated the investigations carried out so far such as initial condition survey, thermography, material characteristics etc. by his team in CSIR-CBRI.  Valuable technical and general suggestions/contributions were also invited from the audience with time bound action plan for completion of the initiative.  Later Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Honorary Secretary.  The event was also telecast on Doordarshan Uttarakhand/UP chancel, Jain TV and TV 100 in the evening News on 6th January 2018 and got a great coverage on print media next day.  This initiative of IEI, Roorkee Local Centre was highly appreciated by the IE members and technocrats in Roorkee.

Report - Energy Conservation Day


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated Energy Conservation Day on December 14, 2017 at Roorkee Local Centre by organizing interesting unique event called “QUIZ COMPETITION” among various schools of Roorkee namely Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Doon Public School, New Era Public School, Cantonment Board Sr. Secondary School.   The event started with the welcome address delivered by Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre and highlighted the importance of Energy Conservation and its use in day to day life by decreasing the consumption 10-15% using LED lights.
Dr. Atul Kumar Agarwal, Sr. Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute & Convener of the Quiz Competition created awareness about energy conservation through Quiz Competition with objective type Questions & Answers amongst the school children, who are future hope for the country to bring positive changes to support efficient use of energy. The Winners of the Quiz Competition were decorated with Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals respectively.  Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Honorary Secretary of the Centre later proposed Vote of Thanks by quoting Save Energy, Save Mankind for brighter future.

Report - All India Workshop on Mass Housing & Rapid Construction

All India Workshop on Mass Housing & Rapid Construction was jointly organized by The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre and CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee on November 14-15, 2017 at Roorkee.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman, IEI Roorkee Local Centre welcomed the august gathering by highlighting the overview of IEI Roorkee Local Centre activities.  Dr Achal Mittal, Hon Secretary briefed about the need and the details of the workshop including the participation from Govt., Public and Private Industries.  The Chief Guest, Prof. Prem Krishna, Former Professor, Civil Engineering IIT Roorkee in his inaugural address emphasized that there is need of greater outreach and advocacy amongst the stakeholders regarding the prefabrication technology for mass housing. He pointed out that the Supply Chain of raw material should also be kept in mind.  Guest of Honour Dr. Neeraj Sinha, Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India  highlighted that the workshop would serve as a useful repository for all stakeholders involved in planning of urban and rural housing by providing state-of-art knowledge about leading technologies in the discipline of Mass Housing & Rapid Construction. The Workshop was presided over by Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee who said that it is our prime responsibility towards improving the existing construction practices and build sustainable housing for all in a time bound manner.   Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary, IEI Roorkee Local Centre briefed the participants about the Prime Minister’s dream project i.e. Housing for All by 2022. The All India Workshop was attended by more than eighty participants including members of IEI, HUDCO, CPWD, UPRNN, Public Health Engg. Deptt., Haryana, NIH, UP Irrigation Deptt., CBM Infra Ltd. Bangalore, Students & Research Scholars IIT Roorkee, Scientists; CSIR-CBRI Roorkee. Technical Sessions were conducted where more than twenty papers embracing the theme Mass Housing & Rapid Construction were presented and discussed which evoked keen interest amongst the participants in understanding prefabrication design and technological aspects imposed by global challenges for planning of mass housing.  Proceedings of the Workshop were released by the guests during the inaugural session of the workshop. Live demonstration of Non Destructive Testing using advanced equipments was also given to participants. An exhibition of CBRI’s initiatives was also organised during the workshop.  The Workshop was funded by CSIR-UCOST Uttarakhand, IE (India) and private organizations.  The Valedictory session was again presided over by Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee.  Chief Guest Prof. N. Raghavan, Chairman, Research Council, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee spoke that we should work in close-co-ordination with organs involved in the Mass Housing discipline and convert the world a better safer place and understand the prefabrication technology in depth for Mass Housing and take up challenge for future innovations to bring economy and quality in construction.  Guest of Honour Sri Rajesh Goel, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Hindustan Prefab Ltd., New Delhi highlighted the prefabrication & architectural aspects in Building Industry.  Covenors of the workshop were Er. I.A. Siddiqui; Executive Committee Member of IEI and Sri M.M. Dalbehera, Scientist, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee. Convenors proposed a vote of thanks.

Report - 56th Annual General Meeting

The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre organized 16th Dr. Jai Krishna Memorial Lecture on 31.10.2017 to commemorate the unique engineering contributions of Padma Bhushan Awardee Late Prof. Jai Krishna.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre while welcoming the audience highlighted the importance of  The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre and its activities.  He further said that taking into consideration the unique contributions of Late Prof. Jai Krishna, Roorkee Centre of IEI decided to institute an Annual Lecture in his name to be delivered as a part of Annual General Meeting of the Institution.  Late Prof. Jai Krishna work and leadership qualities were focused on development of methods of strengthening engineering structures against earthquake forces which have been widely adopted in the country and abroad.  He was a legend in Earthquake Engineering and was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1972 by then the President of India.  Dr. B.R. Gurjar, Dean Alumni Affairs, IIT Roorkee gave the introduction of Sri Satish Agnihotri, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of M/S Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd., Alumnus of IIT Roorkee and Key Note speaker of Memorial Lecture.  Shri Satish Agnihotri, in his key note lecture on “Transportation in India with special Emphasis on High Speed” expressed that development of high speed trains shall be a wonderful opportunity to move multiple levels in bringing technology in one go and thereby bring sea change in the speed and safety of rail travel.  High speed technology consists of many intricate aspects such as Civil Engineering, Construction building, Electrical and Mechanical systems and Software and are linked together through complicated mutual interfaces.  He further said that high speed trains will give boost to skill development and transform the future of our railway system.  Dr. Achal Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre while summarizing up the proceedings of the Memorial Lecture said that railway system needs all around development through sound concrete vision to fill the aspirations of people and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - All India Workshop on Extreme Loading on Structures


All India Workshop on Extreme Loading on Structures was jointly organized by The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee and IIT Roorkee on 26-27 October, 2017 at Roorkee. Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman, IEI, RLC welcomed the august gathering by highlighting the overview of IEI activities in general and specially Roorkee Local Centre which gives engineers a global platform from where they can share Professional Engineering oriented interests.

The Chief Guest, Padmashree Prof. N.K. Gupta from IIT Delhi in his inaugural address emphasized that Extreme Loading situations transpiring through accidents, natural calamities not only jeopardize the infrastructure and human life but also impose global challenges for environmental and ecological systems.  Experimental errors during a research shall not be ignored at once but be carefully explored for the possible reasons of extreme loading for understanding the mechanics and design aspects.

Inaugural session was presided over by Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee and gave introduction to Mechanics of Impact Phenomenon on structures.  Prof. C.S.P. Ojha, Head, Civil Engineering Deptt., IIT Roorkee spoke about the fundamental design aspects of deformation of structures subject to extreme loading structures.

The All India Workshop was attended by more than hundred participants including members of IEI, students, scientists, faculty of IIT Roorkee, CBRI Scietists and NIT’s.  It was an excellent opportunity to understand and learn through the work of subject experts in broader sense. The workshop was funded by CSIR, DRDO, IMPLAST, IEI (INDIA) and Private Organizations.

The Valedictory session was presided over by Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.  Chief Guest Dr. Sharad K. Jain, Director, National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee spoke that we should work in close co-ordination with organs involved in the loading structure discipline and this convert the world a better safer place against disastrous situations and understand the design aspects in depth as global challenge for future innovations in extreme loading field of Civil Engineering.  The All India Workshop was conducted by Dr. M. Ashraf Iqbal, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Deptt., IIT Roorkee and also Executive Committee member of IEI, RLC.  Dr. Achal Mittal, Hony. Secretary, IEI, Roorkee Local Centre proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - 50th Engineers' Day


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated 50th Engineers’ Day on 15th September, 2017 to commemorate the birthday of the Legendary Engineer Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre while welcoming the audience said that Engineers are the need of the hour and supposed to have those innovative perspective and the power of exploring the depth of knowledge which are pre-requisite to accelerate the ongoing process of development in almost every aspects through sound introspective visions.

Er. Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Punjab while delivering the Key Note lecture expressed that Engineers of any field are the architect of the emerging world which shall convert imaginations into reality through their digital innovations of the future thus making the world a better place.

Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee, Guest of Honour said that latest trends in engineering sector have gone through metamorphic transformation and Indian economy is expected to see higher growth in the coming future for which future of Engineers is bright which will converge our country into a dominant power.

Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, Chief Guest of the function highlighted that engineers are building stones of the country and are perceived as valuable resource to meet manifold economy aspirations and challenges ahead for meaningful secured development.  Engineers are indispensable to the emergence of the country as a major global economic power and are responsible for show casing nation growth through their innovations.

An Excellence Awards 2017 in different categories and Life Time Contribution Awards were also given to the eminent personalities on this occasion as given below:

Contribution towards Industrial Research

1. Dr. Arun Kumar, AHEC, IIT Roorkee

2. Dr. Dharmendra Singh, Deptt. of Electronics & Comm. Engg., IIT Roorkee

3. Dr. R.D. Garg, Asso. Prof., Deptt. of Civil Engg., IIT Roorkee

Excellence in Academics / Research upto 40 years of age

1. Dr. Mohd. Ashraf Iqbal, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee

2. Mr. Mickey Mecon Dalbehera, Scientist, SE Group, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee

Excellence in Academics / Research  for 40 + years of age

1. Prof. Satish Chandra, Director, CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi

2. Dr. C.S.P. Ojha, Head, Deptt. of Civil Engg., IIT Roorkee

3. Dr. Praveen Kumar, Prof. & Coordinator, Transportation Engg. Group, Deptt. of Civil Engg., IIT Roorkee

Engineering Excellence in Field/Industry Or Excellence in Operational Engineering

1. Er. Rajendra Chalisgaonkar, A-12, I.R.I. Colony, Lt. Canal Bank, Roorkee

2. Sri Jodh Singh, DGM (Quality-Defence Aero Business Group, BHEL, Haridwar

Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering

1. Prof. Brijesh Chandra

2. Prof. Gopal Ranjan

3. Er. K.C. Naithani

The Engineers’ Day celebrations was also telecast on Doordarshan Uttarakhand / Uttar Pradesh Channel on September 16, 2017 which received lot of appreciation from various organizations, eminent persons and common citizens.  The dignitaries present on the day described celebrations as Invigorating ambience.  Let real Engineering Challenges be solved by every engineer to man the task according to the demands of modern time requirements.

Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre while summarizing up the celebrations said that country desperately needs engineers towards its all around development through sound concrete vision and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report -  Installation of Roadside Safety Traffic Mirrors


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre organized an innovative event called “INSTALLATION OF ROAD SIDE TRAFFIC SAFETY MIRRORS” in Roorkee city on August 16, 2017.  It was an live example of co-ordinated efforts between The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, Industry and Local Administration which is the most prime vision of IEI. The audience was cross section of CSIR-CBRI Scientists, Irrigation Officers, Engineers of various engineering streams, IIT faculties, students, citizens of Roorkee, Administration, Police officials enthusiastically participated to make the event successful. Dr Achal Mittal, Hon. Secretary, briefed the audience about the utility of Roadside Traffic Safety Mirrors and also how the idea was originated to reduce the accident hazard at the blind road turns. Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre while welcoming the audience said that installation of Safety Mirrors at dangerous roadside junctions, crossings and blind spots at various places in Roorkee shall boost up the vision of drivers to prevent accidents and allow them to be more confident in their navigation.

Sri Mayur Dixit, IAS, SDM (Roorkee), Chief Guest of the event in his inaugural speech said that IEI, Roorkee Centre has taken a lead role in the administration to control and regulate the traffic by installation of the Safety Mirrors which is an integral part of Traffic system. He also mentioned that it is a perfect model where Societal Orgnanisation, Government Bodies, Local Administration and Private Industry have come together on a platform to serve the society. Sri M. Mishra,SeniorSupdt. of Police (Rural) stressed that Safety Convex Mirrors shall benefit the public so as to improve and regulate the traffic amicably.  He further said that development of such innovative activity undertaken by IEI Roorkee is the need of the hour.

Dr. Achal Mittal, Hon. Secretary of the Centre said that Installaltion of the Safety Mirrors shall be done in a phased manner.  The safety mirrors shall help in prevention of fatal accidents and later proposed vote of thanks to one and all present in the event.  Special thanks was also given to M/S Asahi India Glass Ltd. for providing the Safety Mirrors. The event was also telecast on Doordarshan Uttarakhand / Uttar Pradesh Channel, Jain TV and Tv100 in the evening News on August 16, 2017 which is the first of its kind in the history of The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee. Alot of appreciation has been received from various organizations, eminent persons and common citizen of Roorkee.

It is also to mention that future aspects of maintenance of the Safety Mirrors has also been worked out and shall be taken care by The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre from time to time.  Impact of the Safety Mirrors on the public shall also be studied in depth and data generated will be used for further continuous improvement. The event received positive feedback which was defined as motivating, inspiring and interesting which shall help to quench the thirst of traffic safety measures for practical implementation.

Report - Workshop on Leadership & Skill Development Among Youth


A workshop on Leadership & Skill Development Among Youth was held at The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre on July 24, 2017.  Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre while welcoming the audience said that in order to succeed your desire for leadership success should be greater than your fear of failure.  Leadership is the art to create vision with focus on organizational strength and proactive problem solving when vision has been realized.  Effective skill development helps people to connect with their immense potentials thus enabling them to accomplish purposeful things collectively. Shri Anurag Sangal (Guest of Honour) as renowned CA & Educational Consultant from Dehradun focused attention to improve Education delivery and make learning purposeful by embedding skills in School Education leading to experimental learning as an education tool. Shri Rajat Agarwal (Guest of Honour), Professor, Deptt. of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee talked about that people with analytical skills will be required in future to bring new insights in which learner centred will be the task and those who can prepare for new skills will take benefits of enormous opportunities of future.  Leader should have commitment for creativity. Shri Rajesh Kumar, Additional General Manager, HRDC, BHEL Haridwar and Chief Guest of the Workshop said that need of the hour is to remove the obstacles that get in the way of applying skills and knowledge we already have.  The key is unlocking what we call Faith, Fire and Focus on confidence in our ability and passion affecting the performance of the individuals which clearly indicates that Coaching style of leadership is most suited in present times. Dr. Kamlesh Chandra, Convener of the Workshop stressed upon that youth of today needs to understand the new skills which industry requires in future running of operations. Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Honorary Secretary of the Centre while summarizing the deliberations said that Leadership and Skill Development are important function of Management to achieve organizational goals and maximize productivity and later proposed Vote of Thanks.  

Report - World Environment Day

The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated World Environment Day in association with CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee on June 5, 2017 at CSIR-CBRI Auditorium.  The celebration of World Environment Day started with Planting of Trees in the lawns of CSIR-CBRI Roorkee by Chief Dignitaries.  Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre focused attention on nature environment challenges facing the world and support to address them to protect the earth by keeping our eyes open within ourselves and environment from reaching the breaking point.  Environment should be put in the category of natural security to sustain healthy life for the present and future generations. r. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI Roorkee while welcoming the audience said conserve the environment for a better tomorrow by making World Environment Day ideal occasion to make Earth’s biological diversity map to understand the value of nature. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman, Institute of Town Planning, Uttarakhand highlighted that World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on the issues from pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption. Dr. Kapil Joshi, Chief Forest Conservator & Director Forest Academy Uttarakhand perceived that how natural environment, forests are valuable resource in the green economy thereby realizing the people for true commitment for the leaving earth planet in equilibrium.  He further said that how leaves of Pine trees can be utilized to generate fuel for domestic purposes and save  the Biomass for making paper thus conserving the forests for better environment. A book on “Good Construction Practices in Buildings” authored by Scientists of CSIR-CBRI released on the occasion.  Dr. A.K. Minocha, Chief Scientist, Environment Sciences & Technology, CSIR-CBRI highlighted the importance of World Environment Day by promoting conservation of environment by way of planting trees, eco-system services and how nature provides livelihoods in the form of fertile soil. Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre while summarizing up the celebrations said that World Environment Day is a People’s Day for connecting with Nature to take care of the Earth Serene environment and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - World Telecommunication & Information Society Day


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated World Telecommunication & Information Society Day on May 17, 2017 at Roorkee Local Centre.  Sri Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre while welcoming the audience emphasized about the benefits of Telecommunication & Information Technology revolution to the world habitants with the objective to bridge the digital divide promote connectivity, Cyber security and faster global inter-operatibility of telecom systems to address development challenges by repeating our Prime Minister new formula for Nation Future i.e. IT + IT = IT.  Information Technology plus Indian Talent is equal to India Tomorrow to stay ahead of others.  Key Note Speaker Er. Prashant Rao, Executive Director, Signal / Telecom, Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) gave the presentation on Train Signalling and Telecommunication Systems in Metro Railway.  He brought awareness regarding Automatic Fare Collection Systems, Driverless Communication based on Train Control (CBTC), implementation in DMRC. Er. Sanjay Bhasin, Co-founder of Sun Terrace Energy, Gurgaon in his address highlighted the History of Cell Phones and their Systems thereby making information and telecommunication more accessible to people to meet economic aspirations.  Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre said that World Telecommunication & Information Society Day is a day to learn how telecommunication is perceived as a valuable resource in the economy and later proposed vote of Thanks.

Report - Workshop on Repair in Material Handling & Environment

A Workshop on Safety in Material Handling & Environment was organized on April 25, 2017 at Roorkee Local Centre.  Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre presided over the workshop and highlighted the significance of safety in material handling and creating a systematic approach to comply with safety environmental regulations.  The key note addresses were delivered by Sri Sunil Sahoo and Sri Kamal Kulshreshtha, Safety Officers of BHEL, Haridwar respectively.  They stressed upon how safety in material handling and environment is preserved as a valuable resource and keep away the persons from getting injured and motivated to do good job for higher productivity.  On this occasion a Quiz Competition was arranged amongst the audience to test the awareness regarding safety.  Glimpse of Fire Safety intended to reduce the destruction caused by Fire was also presented by Fire Officer Sri B.L. Dabral, Roorkee followed by live demonstration of Fire Extinguishing equipments.  Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre proposed a vote of thanks.

Report -  World Water Day


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated World Water Day on March 22, 2017 at Roorkee Local Centre.  Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre presided over the function to bring focus on significance of Water and its Sustainable Management by saying that “WATER IS A PRICELESS BOON THAT GOD HAS GIVEN, MAKE EVERY DROP OF WATER COUNT”.  The Key-Note lecture was delivered by Dr. Prashant Singh, Professor, PG-DAV College and Coordinator, Uttarakhand Centre of Science & Technology, Dehradun wherein he explained that Quality of Water is directly related to human health and thus require scientific evaluation.  Pre and Post monsoon water quality data analysis was presented for determining cause and source of contamination which shall go long way for compliance with standards of Water Quality protocols.  He further perceived Waste Water as a valuable resource in the economy with respect to Ecosystems.  Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre said that World Water Day is a day for building awareness regarding Water Conservation thereby giving life to everything.  Dr. A.K. Lohani, Scientist, NIH, Roorkee & Convener of the function expressed that WATER IS HUB OF LIFE and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - Long Term Monitoring Using Vibrating Wire Sensors


A Lecture on Long Term Monitoring of Civil Structures using Vibrating Wire Sensors was organized on February 16, 2017 by Roorkee Local Centre jointly with M/S Record Tech Electronics, Roorkee dealing with Health Monitoring of Infrastructures such as Dams, Tunnels, High rise Buildings.  Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre welcomed the guests and dignitaries.  Chief Guest Dr. R.D. Singh, Director, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee in his address emphasized that Health Monitoring is important for continued fitness under gradual or sudden changes in state of loading of civil structures.  Guest speaker Mr. Anthony Simmonds, Director, M/S Geokon USA who has worked world wide very extensively in the field of Civil Engineering instrumentation expressed the role of Health Monitoring of Structures using Vibrating like Sensors and providing the best possible engineering and Safety solution in optimized time against any technical fault in Design & Construction of Structures. Mr. Vijay Kumar, Proprietor of M/S Record Tech Electronics, Roorkee highlighted that Instrumentation has always been an important part of Civil Engineering and the embedded Instruments in large structures for long term monitoring to avoid chance of failure.   Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre proposed a Vote of Thanks.  The lecture was attended by cross section comprising of scientists of CBRI and academia of IIT Roorkee and College of Engineering Roorkee.

Report - Lecture on Mobile App "Intelli Institution"


A Lecture was planned on Mobile App "Intelli institution" on Friday, January 20, 2017. Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed the members, guests and the students and introduced the activities related to The Institution of Engineers (India). Dr. Achal Mittal, Honorary Secretary of the Centre, introduced the Speakers Mr. Vineet Sharma and Ms. Madhuri from Intellinet Systems Pvt. Ltd. 7 Hilton complex, Electronic City, Gurgaon. Mr. Vineet Sharma expressed that "Intelli institution" is a Mobile based communication system launched by Intelli which facilitates the easy communication between the "Institution" & “Parents”.  The App offers the following benefits to the parents

1.   Home Work - Parent can view the home work of any subject of their wards and need not has to go through Institution diaries which at times is not               updated. Parents will also receive an instant PUSH notification whenever the homework is first updated by the teacher.

2.     Notifications – Intelli Institution Mobile app has a separate notification center which keeps the parents updated on notifications related to following:

a.    Holidays (b) Events (c) Exams (d) PTM (e) Others

The notification section is managed by the Institution administrator and whenever a notification is fired parents shall receive an instant PUSH notification & thus they shall never miss out any important update.

3.   Student Profile - Using this module parents can keep the profile of their wards updated in Institution records.

4.   Class Teacher Profile – In a conventional system in majority of cases Parents have little or no details about the teachers who are teaching their wards.  This module shall provide the parents necessary and updated details about the teachers.

5.    Institution Profile – This module shall provide the updated Institution information to the parents. With one tab they can check the Principal name, important contact nos. and other related information.

6.    Communique – Using communique modules, parents can have a one-to-one communication with the teachers regarding the performance of their wards or on any other subject of choice.

7.   Feedback – Feedback module allows the parents to send a personalized communication to Principal or any other teacher related to their wards.

8.     Image Gallery – Parents can now access the images related to all the day to day activities of the Institution.

9.    Transport - Using this module parents can track the exact & real time location of their wards on a map while he is on Institution bus. Parents can also access the updated contact details of the Driver & Conductor of the bus.

10.   Event Calendar – Parents can keep track of the upcoming Institution holidays and other important activities using the Events Calendar.

11.   Authorize Contact – Parents can now register a new Authorize contact who can pick up their ward at the convenience of their phone.

Students & Faculty of Water resource Development & management, IIT Roorkee, Shakumbhari Institute of Higher & Technical, Puhana, Roorkee, Roorkee College of Engg., Roorkee, Uttaratech Polytechic, GRP Thalnadi etc. along with corporate members of Roorkee local centre attended the lecture.  Er. Akhilesh Verma, past Hony. Secretary, RLC expressed various issues regarding application of Mobile App "Intelli institution" in research work & placement and proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - Energy Conservation Day


The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated Energy Conservation Day on December 14, 2016 at Roorkee Local Centre. Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman, IEI Roorkee Local Centre presided over the function and highlighted the importance of energy conservation and its use in day to day life and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems.  The key note lecture was delivered by Shri M.K. Garg, Additional General Manager, BHEL, Haridwar where in he explained about the advantages & disadvantages of Thermal, Solar, Nuclear and non-conventional energy.  He said that using energy efficiently is very necessary to save it for future usage. Chief Guest, Prof. S.P. Gupta, Former Dy. Director, IIT Roorkee in his address emphasized that Energy Conservation Measures are tools for the nation to attain higher level of excellence and contribute to national growth.  Let us all pledge whole heartedly commitment towards energy conservation by decreasing consumption by 10-50% with LED lights. A Quiz Competition on Energy Conservation was also organized amongst the audience which was unique feature and appreciated.  Exhibition on Energy Conservation using LED Lighting Technology was also organized. Er. A.K.Bahl, Convener of the function expressed that Energy conservation is the need of the hour thus quoting SAVE ENERGY SAVE MANKIND and later proposed Vote of Thanks.

Report - Annual General Meeting


55th Annual General Meeting of The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre was held on October 22, 2016.  Maj. Gen. A.K. Chaturvedi, (Retd.) AVSM, VSM, Director General, College of Engineering Roorkee was the Key Note Speaker and delivered the 15th Dr. Jai Krishna Memorial Lecture.  Dr. R.D. Singh, Director, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee was the Chief Guest on this occasion.  The meeting started with lighting of lamp and floral tribute to Dr. Jai Krishna.  Welcome address was delivered by Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman the Centre.  Further, Chairman introduced the Incoming Chairman Er. Malvinder Singh and Incoming Hony. Secretary Dr. Achal Kumar Mittal respectively.  On this occasion, Chairman Elect Er. Malvinder Singh spoke all out efforts have to be made to uphold the image of the Institution to greater heights with Dedication, Devotion, Discipline, Determination.  We have to travel long journey by lending shoulder to shoulder support to build the Institution with work commitment.  Er. A.K. Bahl, Member BOS for the Executive Committee election for the biennial 2016-18 declared the names of elected Executive Committee members.  Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of IEI, RLC.  The function was attended by about 160 corporate members, their families and guests followed by lunch.

Report - World Standards Day


World Standards Day was celebrated on October 14, 2016 with the theme – Standards Build Trust.  Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre presided over the function and highlighted the significance of World Standards Day.  Er. Malvinder Singh, AGM (Retd.), BHEL welcomed the speakers, guests and elaborated the importance and necessity of standards keeping pace with National priority to attain higher levels of Excellence.  The Chief Guest of the function Er. G.S. Misra, General Manager (Retd.), BHEL, Haridwar stressed upon standardization in industries and in products, processes & services.  Promoting of standardization shall be key to elimination of global trade barriers and make it easy for people to work together to ensure Quality, Safety and Efficiency.  Er. Akhilesh Verma, Hony. Secretary of the Centre proposed Vote of thanks.  About 70 corporate members and guests attended the function.