Activities 2022-2023

Department has organized an International Conference on Recent Developments in Mechanical Engineering” ICRDME-22 during 22-23 Sept 2022. The conference received a huge response over than 100 papers from all over India. VNIT Nagpur, CSIR- NEERI, CSIR-CIMFR, Research for Resurgence Foundation, Tata Technologies and ISA-Hyderabad Section supported the conference as the Knowledge partners while Novasys Greenergy Pvt Ltd, Nagpur supported it as the Platinum Sponsor. One of the major attractions of the conference was the exhibition of Mono Perc Half Cut Bifacial Solar PV module by Novasys Greenergy Nagpur.

Dr. Nitin Labhsetwar from NEERI Nagpur, Mr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Mr. Prasad Joshi and Ms. Vidhya Sahu from Novasys Greenergy have delivered plenary sessions. Senior delegates from Ashok Leyland Bhandara and Sharada Shree Ispat Ltd Butibori have presented various case studies on the live industrial problems.The conference was concluded at the Valedictory function on 24th September 2022, The invited guests, Dr Pranav Sapkal of Lucid Implants and Dr. D. K. Sakhare of CIMFR congratulated the organizing team for the successful conduction of the conference.

ICRDME-22 succeeds in realigning the conventional Mechanical Engineering towards multidisciplinary and innovative solutions for the society at large

Release of Abstract Book (ICRDME-22) on 23 Sept 2022 at RCOEM Nagpur at the hands of Shri Hemant Gadgil, Executive Director La foundation Dassault systems, India

Student activities
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Student activities
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Webinars organized by the department in the year 2020

RCOEM – TATA CIIIT Center for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training

The visionary leaders of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM) has decided to set the bench mark for excellence in Engineering-Technology education, at par with the world class technologies. Therefore, with an objective to facilitate Innovations & skill development of students, industry professionals, RCOEM has established a state-of-art Center for Invention, Innovation, Incubation & Training (CIIIT). The methodology adopted at CIIIT is, provide the education 4.0 so that the students are prepared for work culture expected by industry 4.0.

The student trained at CIIIT will eventually be absorbed as skilled resources in the industry or would be self-sufficient to create entrepreneurships. Further, RCOEM-TATA CIIIT assures to strengthen the industry-academia partnership, impart the qualitative improvement in technical education, create skilled workforce to cater to current and future industrial landscape of the region.

With modern equipments and the state-of art technologies, RCOEM-TATA CIIIT ensures employability of the trained-students industry specific domain. The technical facility and skill-development training comprises of most of the perquisites that are essentially required for under graduate and post graduate students for employability and placement in multi-national companies.

The 2 main centers with cutting edge technology tools, equipment and machinery to develop and impart the latest skills and knowledge offered at CIIIT are

 

1. Innovation Design and Incubation

  1. Design and Engineering
  2. Virtual Verification and Analysis
  3. Product Lifecycle Management

2. Integrated Advance Manufacturing Center

  1. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  2. Industrial Robotics
  3. Manufacturing Execution Systems
  4. Advance Manufacturing
  5. Reverse Engineering
  6. Plastic Additive Manufacturing
  7. Internet of things
  8. Autonomous Driving

VORTECHX 4.0

Vortechx is one of the biggest technological events in Central India. This biannual event gives the ideal environment for discovering and studying cutting edge innovations. In the last 3 years, over 4000 students and professionals have visited Vortechx. The 4th edition of Vortechx was organized in harmony with the department of Mechanical Engineering from 13th to 15th September, 2022 at RCOEM campus. In total, 3 workshops, 5 events, a Student Conference and an Open Mic event were organized. Overall, around 130 students participated in engaging and interesting workshops that were delivered by industry experts and almost 300 students showed active participation in various events and competitions that were organized. The student Convener of Vortechx 4.0 was Mr. Vidit Tambi, President, MECHASSO and the faculty coordinators were Dr. Pranjali Deole and Prof. Bhushan Bissa.

The following events were organized:

    • ❖ Brain Strain
    • ❖ Gamer’s Showdown
    • ❖ Box Cricket
    • ❖ EV Workshop
    • ❖ IOT Workshop
    • ❖ Samwaad- Open Mic
    • ❖ Student Conference
    • ❖ Talaash
    • ❖ Robotics Workshop
    • ❖ Tuggin Teams

Aeromodelling Competition at Sports Complex RCOEM under VORTECHX 3.0

Mechanical Engineering Department of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management organized Aero-modeling competition in association with Aeronautical Society of India under VortechX 3.0, the third edition of the biannual National Student Convention on 23rd February 2020 at Sports Complex, Mohali, Dorli.

Department events

The department regularly organizes various events and activities under the following heads

  • VORTECHX’16 – National Level Student Technical Symposium
  • PRAJWALAN- 2nd Year Induction Program
  • CREST- Campus Readiness and Employability Screening Test
  • IMPULSE- Installations and Cultural Night
  • INSIGHT- Student Mentorship scheme for Second Year Students
  • ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers)
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RCOEM’s International Conference ICACER-2019 inaugurated

International Conference on Advances & Challenges in Energy Research (ICACER- 2019) organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur has been inaugurated. The conference is organised in association with CSIR-NEERI, Institution of Engineers (India) as knowledge partners.
ICACER-2019 has been inaugurated on 15th March 2019 at Chitnavis Centre, Civil lines, Nagpur at the hands of Chief guest Shri. Prafulla Pathak, Chairman, Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), New Delhi. Dr. Shripal Singh, Scientist & Officer Incharge CIMFR was guest of honor. Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman, RCOEM presided over the function, Shri Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCOEM, Shri Rajendra Purohit, Secretary, RCOEM, Dr. R. S. Pande, Principal and General Chair, Dr. K.N. Agrawal, Convener and Dr. M. M. Gupta Co-Convener were prominently present.
At the outset ICACER-2019 has been inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp. The founder chairman of RCOEM and Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, his Excellency Shri Banwarilal Purohit expressed his best wishes to the conference through his message, that was read by Dr. R.S. Pande. Principal, RCOEM, Nagpur.
Dr. K. N. Agrawal, Convener, ICACER-19, in his introductory remarks highlighted the various sessions, plenary talks and deliberations to be held during the two days of conference. The conference delegates are from research organizations, academic institutions in India and abroad and industry personnel. A total of 54 research papers will be presented in the two days of conference. All registered and presented papers are likely to be published in online special conference issue of IJMPERD, a Scopus indexed journal.
In his presidential address Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar spoke about the direct relationship of electricity generation & development of the nation. He urged delegates and researchers to work for society and to use their research work for the benefit of common man.
The knowledge partners & Sponsors R.C. Plasto Tanks & Pipes Pvt. Ltd, Moil Ltd & Manmohan Minerals & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. Were felicitated by the hands of President of the function Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar.
The abstract book was released by the hands of all digniteries.
Dr. M.M. Gupta, CO-Convener & HOD Mechanical proposed the formal vote of thanks. The inaugural function was compered by Dr. P.S. Deole & Prof. R. A. Agrawal.
Keynote: In his keynote address Shri. Prafulla Pathak, Chairman, Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), New Delhi, said about advances & research going on in energy sector. He also pointed about cost of generation of power for conventional & unconventional methods of power generation like Solar & Wind energy. He brifed about the progress of unconventional energy generation & utilization after independence. He also highlighted about the e-mobility & large capacity solar power plants.
Plenary Talk 1: Dr. Lalit Kumar Sahoo, Principal Scientist CSIR-CIMFR Nagpur spoke on Energy efficiency Benchmarking. In his talk he highlighted the reduction in losses during energy conversion. He briefed about the energy conservation techniques for various household & commercial applications.
The day was followed by the sessions of industry experts on industrial case studies & technical paper presentation sessions by the participants. Conference Organising Secretary Dr. V.V. Shukla & Dr. S.S. Joshi, along with all the faculty members of Mechanical Department put consistent efforts for the success of the conference.
The day two of the conference would witness the technical paper presentation sessions, poster presentation competition & plenary talks.
On day Three the industrial visit for the participants to the nearby industries is planned.

VORTECHX 2018

VortechX 2018, the biannual technical festival was organized by the Mechanical Engineering department of ShriRamdeobaba College of Engineering and Management from 21st to 23rd February 2018. Dr. K. N Agrawal, H.O.D. Mechanical engineering department was the Convener of the festival, Prof. S. R. Kulkarni and Dr A. M. Khalatkar were the Teacher in-charges and Mr. Akash Singh was the student Convener. More than 750 students took part in the 2 technical workshops and 9 events organized under VortechX from different engineering colleges and polytechnics from and around Vidarbha region. The two workshops were: Automobile familiarization workshop and 2 day – Articulated Robotic Arm Workshop. The 9 events were namely; Temple run, Jugaad, Paper presentation, Project Presentation, Adam vs Madam, Open Mic, Gamer’s Arena, Lensarc and Robolympics.
The festival began with the inaugural event graced by the presence of Mr. Rahul Dixit, Chairman of CII, Nagpur division, and Dr. D. J. Tidke, Advisor of Anand group. With a budget of Rs. 4,50,000 the technical festival Vortechx 2018 was immensely helped, by MOIL, Jaguar-India, T.I.M.E. institute, Gate forum institute, Astral Informatics, and Robostudio in terms of sponsorship. The Robotics workshop was organized by Makxenia Institute and the Automobile workshop was organized by Mr. Vijay Kumar.

Various events held on Engineers' Day

MECHASSO & EDC
Installation Ceremony of MECHASSO (Mechanical Engineering Students Association) and EDC (Entrepreneurship Development Cell) for the year 2017-2018 were recently held in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Distinguished Alumini Mr Lohit Kumar Yadav(IES2017-AIR 1), Mr Saurabh Chitlange(IES2017-AIR 43), Mr Dushyant Shesh (lieutenant-Indian Navy) were the guests and Dr. K.N. Agrawal presided over the function.
Mr Lohit Yadav inspired the young minds by making them aware about Public sector career opportunities and IES. He stressed on the participation of students in organizing various activities and events in student life, as they enrich their life skills and confidence. Through such student platform, student learn and enhance a lot of essential skills like written and oral communication, team work, time management, planning, managing resources and boosts the confidence of the individual to face real life challenges.
Mr Dushyant Shesh, in his speech highlighted the importance communication skills and discipline in student life. He also motivated students to opt for Indian Defense Services to serve the nation. Dr. G.R.Potey, Faculty-in-charge MECHASSO briefed about MECHASSO aims and objectives and outlined the plan of various activities to be undertaken. He also urged the students to actively participate in all activities that will be carried out by MECHASSO throughout the year.
Dr. K.N Agrawal, HOD. Mechanical Engg Department, RCOEM blessed the students with his motivational speech and gave the message that all students had immense hidden potential, which needs to be identified and polished just like Diamonds hidden in the coal mines. He also congratulated all the elected members of all the societies that were installed.
Dr M. M. Gupta advised the students to focus on the basics of engineering. He also motivated the student’s to take entrepreneurship as one of the career options. Mr. Akash Singh, President MECHASSO administered the oath to all student members. The function was attended by a large number of students and faculty members.

Industrial Visits

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Organizes Industrial Visits for student of all semesters of its U.G and P.G Programme.

Year No of Industrial Visits
2017-18 11
2016-17 11
2015-16 9
2014-15 9
2013-14 13

Industrial Visits

Activity of student chapters and Professional Bodies

Session 2015-16
Sr. No Name of Society / Professional  Body Activity Organized/ Participated Date
1 SAE INDIA (SAE INDIA RCOEM Collegiate Club) Participation in National Level Design Competition SAE INDIA BAJA 16Virtuals ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication of ATV) 10th – 11th July 2015
Participation in National Level Design Competition SAE INDIA SUPRA 15, Final Round at MMSRT Chennai. 15th – 20th July 2015
Participation in Finals of SAE INDIA BAJA 15 ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication of ATV) 16th to 23rd February 2016
2 ISHRAE(Students Chapter RCOEM) One day workshop on Trends in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in collaboration with ISHRAE. 16th October 2015
One day workshop on Power Plant Familiarization in collaboration with NPTI under the banner of VORTEXCH’16. 12th February 2016
3 Entrepreneurship  Development Cell Installation of  EDC cell 20th August 2015
Guest Lecture on  “Entrepreneurship Awareness Cum Motivation” by Prof. M.R. Jain 31st August 2015
Expert talk on “Entrepreneurship” by Mr. Ashish Sharma 29th September 2015
Juggad, a bussiness model Competition under the banner of VORTECHX16 11th February 2016
4 Robotics Club Participated in National Level Robotics Competition ROBOCON’16 organized by MIT Pune at Shiv Chatrapati Krida Sankul Balewadi, Pune. 3rd-5th March 2016
Session  2014-15
1 SAE INDIA (SAE INDIA RCOEM Collegiate Club)    
Participation in National Level Design Competition SAE INDIA EFFICYCLE ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication of 3 Wheeler Human Powered Hybrid Vehicle) 28th -29th June 2014
Participation in Finals of National Level Competition SAE INDIA SUPRA’14 ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication F-1 Type Vehicle) 17th – 20th July 2014
Participation in National Level Design Competition SAE INDIA BAJA 15 Virtuals ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication of ATV) 1st -2nd August 2014
Participation in Finals of SAE INDIA BAJA 15 ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication of ATV) 18th to 24th February 2015
2 ISHRAE(Students Chapter RCOEM) Installation of Students Body and Guest lecture on High Rise Building by Mr. Nilesh Kate President ISHRAE Nagpur Chapter. 20th  September 2013
Session  2013-14
1 SAE INDIA (RCOEM SAE INDIA Collegiate Club) Participation in National Level Design Competition SAE INDIA EFFICYCLE ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication of 3 Wheeler Human Powered Hybrid Vehicle) 29th – 30th June 2013
Participation in National Level Design Competition SAE INDIA BAJA1’4 ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication of ATV) 26th - 28th July 2013
Inter Collegiate Automobile Quiz during IMPULSE 13( Installation of  MECHASSO) Sep-2013
Participation in National Level Design Competition SAE INDIA SUPRA ( Design, Analysis and Fabrication F-1 Type Vehicle) 19th – 21st September 2013
2 Entrepreneurship Development Cell Guest lecture by Mr. Suhas Budhe  (M.D. Biocare India Pvt LTD) 11/9/2012
  Guest lecture by Prof. M. R. Jain 10/10/2012

VORTECHX’16

VORTECHX’16- a National Level Technical Symposium was organized by the department in February 2016. The events organized under VORTECHX saw collective participation of about 1000 students, from various engineering and polytechnic colleges of central India.

Year wise Details of Activity and events organized under various heads

Session 2015-16
Conferences / Summit Paper Presentation Competition etc. Workshops/Guest Lectures Industrial Visit
VOTECHX’16, a National Level Students Technical Symposium from 11th to 13th February 2016.
  • Students Paper Presentation contest under the banner of VORTECHX’16 on 12th February 2016.
  • War of Goals, a robotics competition was organized under the banner of VORTECHX16 on 11th February 2016.
  • Students Quiz Contest under the banner of VORTECHXâ16on 12th February 2016.
 
  • Automobile Quiz under the banner of VORTECHX16 on 13th February 2016.
  • Organized One day workshop on Power Plant Familiarization in collaboration with NPTI, under the banner of VORTECHX on 12th  February 2016.
  • One day workshop on Trends in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in collaboration with ISHRAE on 16th October 2015.
  • Organized two-day workshop on Brain Wave Controlled Bot, under the banner of VORTECHX16 on 12th and 13th February 2016.
  • Organized two-day workshop on CNC programming with hands-on exposure, under the banner of VORTECHX’16 on 12th and 13th February 2016.
  • Two Day Automobile workshop with hands on exposure was organized, under the banner of VORTECHX’16 on 12th and 13th February 2016.
  • MSRTC Central Workshop, MIDC Hingna, Nagpur-440028 on 28th July 2015.
  • Miltech Industries,F-27 MIDC Industrial Area, MIDC Hingna, Nagpur-440028 on 28th July 2015.
  • Plasto Containers, D-25 Hingna MIDC Nagpur on 8th September 2015.
  • Bajaj Steel, C-108, D-5/2, MIDC, Hingna, Nagpur-440028 8th September 2015.
  • Hindalco Industries ltd.,Mouda, Bhandara on 17th October 2015.
  • Truform/Kapilansh Dhatu Udyog, Kamptee Road, Nagpur on 9th February 2016.
  • Hydraulic Power Plant, Pench (Totladoh 80 MW x 2) on 15th February 2016.
  • Reliance Power, Plot No 50 D/3, MIDC Butibori, Nagpur “ 441122 on 1st March 2016 and 9th April 2016.
Session  2014-15
Conferences / Summit Paper Presentation Competition etc. Workshops/Guest Lectures Industrial Visit
  • STTP on Recent Trends in heat Exchangers22th 26th Sept 2014
 
  • STTP on Finite Element Modeling  Simulation & Analysis 6th -10th April2015
  • Organized Junkyard wars competition in Technovision 2015.
 
  • Organized R/c  IC car racing competition in Technovision 2015.
  • Organized 3-day robotics workshop under the banner of Technovision 2015.
 
  • Organised 2 day Automobile workshop under the banner of Technovision 2015.
  • MSRTC Central Workshop, MIDC, Nagpur on 9th September 2014.
  • Heat Treat Well,E-12/1, M. I. D. C. Area, Hingna, Nagpur-440028 9th September 2014.
  • Ashok Leyland,Plot No 1, MIDC Industrial Area, MIDC Bhandara, Dist. Bhandara, Maharashtra 13th September 2014.
  • Dinshaw Dairy Food Pvt Ltd, Ice-cream plant, K-41/42 Butibori Industrial Area Butibori, Nagpur 25th September 2014.
  • ABC casting, B-165, MIDC Butibori, Nagpur 23rd January 2015.
  • Dinshaw Dairy Food Pvt Ltd, Ice-cream plant, K-41/42 ButiboriInd Area Butibori, Nagpur 23rd January 2015.
  • JSW Steel,A-10/1 MIDC Industrial Area, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur District “ 441501 on 28th February 2015.
  • Adani Power, Plot A-1, Tirora Growth Centre MIDC Area, Tirora, Gondia-441 911 23rd March 2015.
Session 2013-14
Conferences / Summit Paper Presentation Competition etc. Workshops/Guest Lectures Industrial Visit
Industry Institute Partnership Summit ABHUDAYA 2013 Students under the banner of SAE INDIA RCOEM Collegiate Club organized Inter -collegiate Automobile Quiz contest under the banner of Impulse 2014.
  • Preparing for Campus Interviews
  • Campus Recruitment Related Training
  • Academic Policy and Grading System under Autonomy
  • Holistic Approach to Learning
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning Technique
  • Aptitude Development Workshop
  • Guest Lecture on Out of Box Thinking
  • Guest Lecturer on Career in Indian Air-Force
  • Going Beyond Curriculum to Meet Industry Requirements
  • Expectations of Industries from Fresh Engineers.
  • Guest Lecture on Engineering Challenges in Manufacturing Industry
JSW ISPAT, MIDC Kalmeshwar27th July 2013. Government Milk Scheme, Seminary Hills, Nagpur on 26th July 2013 and 26th September 2013. Kinetic Gears, E-19/1, M. I. D. C. Area,Hingna, Nagpur-440028 on 27th September 2013.   Heat Treat Well,E-12/1, M. I. D. C. Area,Hingna, Nagpur-440028 on 27th September 2013. Miltech Industries Pvt. Ltd, F-27 MIDC Industrial Area, Hingna Road, Nagpur, 440016 on 27th September 2013. Onkar Furnitech, Plot No. U-23, MIDC area, Hingna, Nagpur-440028 on 27th January 2014. Miltech Industries, Plot No. F-27, MIDC area, Hingna, Nagpur-440028 on 27th January 2014. Rushi Industries, Plot No. U-24,MIDC area, Hingna, Nagpur-440028 on 27th January 2014. Kiran Packaging, Plot No. U-60,MIDC area, Hingna, Nagpur-440028 27th January 2014. Tejas Polypack Industries, Plot No. U-59, MIDC area, Hingna, Nagpur-440028 27th January 2014. Hydroelectric Power Plant, Pench (Totladoh) 80 MW X 2, on 24th march 2014. Adani Power, Tiroda, Dist. Gondia, 660 X 5 MW on 2nd April 2014