The CE Dept of the College organized a five-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Advances in Structural Engineering for the faculty members in engineering colleges in Kerala during 04 – 08 June 2018. The Programme was sponsored by APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. As many as 30 faculty members from various institutions participated the programme.
The FDP was inaugurated by lighting the the traditional lamp by Principal Dr. Sudha Balagopalan, Executive Director Er. G Mohanachandran, Dr. K B M Namboothiripad, Professor, Dr. Anilkumar M V, Asso. Professor, IIT Palakkad and Prof. K V Leela, Head of CE Dept. Mr. Nithin Mohan, Course Co-ordinator, gave a brief introduction to the course content and delivered the vote of thanks.
In the first session, Dr K B M Namboothiripad gave a talk on “Fundamental Structural Analysis”. This was followed by very informative and interesting three sessions on “Steel Structures” by Dr. Anilkumar M V, Asso. Professor, IIT Palakkad.
Day 2 :
Dr T P Somasundaran, Professor (Retd.), NIT Calicut handled four sessions on “Earthquake Engineering”.
Day 3 :
A very interesting lecture was delivered by Dr Mohammed Safeer P K, Asst. Professor, Govt. Engineering College, Kannur, on “Buckling Restrained Braces” in the morning. The after-noon sessions were devoted to talks on “Finite Element Method” by Dr C G Nandakumar, Asso. Proessor, Cochin University.
All the sessions are handled by Dr C G Nandakumar, Asso. Proessor, Cochin University, on the topic “Finite Element Method” and “Research Methodology”
Day 5 :
Er Babu M Raghavan, Consulting Engineer, ENGCEPT Engineering and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. (Adjunct faculty, Dept. of CE), gave detailed presentations on his recent projects: Bay Gate Tower Dubai, Reem Mall, UAE Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020.
Prof K V Leela, Course Coordinator, expressed sincere thanks to all eminent and experienced speakers of the various sessions and to participants of the Programme. The participation certificates were distributed by Er. Babu M Raghavan and Er. Sasikumar Tharayil (Adjunct Faculties, Dept. of CE).