Concrete Mix Design Workshop offered a perfect practical exposure session for diploma students

To provide diploma students with a realistic exposure to concrete mix design, the Dept of CE successfully conducted ‘Concrete Mix Design Workshop – Bridging Theory and Practice for Hands-On Expertise’ 06 January 2024. More than 100 students from different polytechnic colleges and two faculties from MTI participated in the workshop.

The Inaugural function started with a prayer recited by Ms Athira K S (Trade Instructor, CE Dept) followed by a welcome speech by Mr Kiran Babu A R (Asst. Prof, CE Dept). The inaugural address was given by Dr Sunitha C (Vice Principal, VAST) emphasizing the need for sustainable designs. Felicitation was given by Dr Abhilasha P S (Professor & HoD, CE Dept). Dr Anjali P S (Asso Prof, CE Dept) extended heartfelt thanks to the distinguished guests, students, and faculties who came forward to participate in the workshop. The presence of CE alumnus Mr Sreedev (Faculty Member, MTI Thrissur, 2014-18 Batch CE Dept) added a zest to the event.

Ms Nirmala Krishnan (Asst. Prof, CE Dept) and Ms Nisha Varghese (Asst. Prof, CE Dept) served as resource persons.

The Sessions

After the inaugural function, the students were divided into two groups out of which one was handled by Ms. Nirmala Krishnan, (Asst. Prof, CE Dept) and the other by Ms. Nisha Varghese, (Asst. Prof, CE Dept)

The workshop was on Concrete Mix Design and it included both theory and hands-on Practice for concrete mix design. The forenoon session included the theory aspects of concrete mix design and its practical applications which was handled by Ms. Nirmala Krishnan and Ms. Nisha Varghese, The afternoon session was mainly dedicated to hands-on training which was handled by Mr Renjith R (Asst. Prof, CE Dept).Dr Abhilasha distributed the participation certificates to all the students.

Then the students were introduced to the department facilities, various labs, and Campus Infrastructure including the Auditorium, Canteen, Hostel, Nakshathravanam, sports ground and other amenities which were handled by Mr Kiran Babu A R (Asst Prof, CE Dept), Ms Roshni Vijay (Asst Prof, CE Dept) and Ms Ardra P Nair (Asst. Prof, CE Dept).

The feedback session at the end of the workshop further confirms that the students were extremely happy to take part in the workshop and found it completely satisfying.

The Editorial Team of News & Events joins the entire Vidya fraternity in extending hearty congratulation to Ms Nirmala and Ms Nisha on the successful conduct of the event that presents the diploma students with a deeper understanding of how theoretical concepts are put into practice in the construction industry !!!