32nd National Convention of Production Engineers at Ranchi

Release of the Souvenir

Jharkhand State Centre of the Institution, in association with Steel Authority of India Limited, Centre for Engineering and Technology, Ranchi organized the Thirty-second National Convention of Production Engineers on the theme ‘Improving Competitiveness in Manufacturing – Make in India to Made in India’ during May 27-28, 2017 at Ranchi. The Chief Guest, Mr Atul Bhatt, Chairman and Managing Director, MECON Ltd, Ranchi, in his inaugural address, stressed on technological and operational excellence in Indian manufacturing industry. He briefly explained the principal aspects of ‘Made in India’ and ‘Make in India’ terminologies and emphasized on indigenous technologies. The Guest-of-Honour, Mr S K Saha, Executive Director (Safety), SAIL, Ranchi, highlighted the contribution of manufacturing in Indian economy. He explained manufacturing sector as a labour intensive sector, where the customer requirement wrt cost effectiveness, defined quality with proper delivery time are the principal criteria. In the absence of Dr Deb Kumar Tripathy, Chairman, Production Engineering Division Board (PRDB), Dr Seeram Satyanarayana, Member, PRDB IEI was presided over the inaugural function. He mentioned that Indian manufacturing sector has it’s own capacity to employ people of all skills. He further explained that based on manufacturing, other relevant sectors are build up and employs more people. Dr Satyanarayana emphasized on ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill Development Programme’ and ‘National Manufacturing Policy’ of Government of India. He further explained different aspects of industrial revolutions, state of the art machining, lean, flexible, agile and distributed manufacturing and application of composite materials. On this occasion, Mr Indranil Sen, DGM (MH) Ranchi & RCM,(JHPL PH 1A) was felicitated for his valuable contributions in the field of Production Engineering. The F W Taylor Memorial Lecture was delivered by Prof (Dr) Pradip Kumar Ray, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur on the theme ‘Total Performance Assurance in Indian Manufacturing Organisation: Opportunities and Challenges’. The G C Sen Memorial Lecture was delivered by Mr Pradip Kumar Choudhury, Principal Technologist, National Jute Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India on the theme ‘Jute Jeotextiles and it’s Applications in Geotechnical Field’. The IEI Young Engineers Award for the session 2017-18 in the field of Production Engineering Division is presented to Mr Neeraj Bhanot, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab. Earlier, Mr Sanjay Sen, Chairman, Jharkhand State Centre, IEI welcomed the august gathering. Mr A K Singh, Organising Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. In this occasion, a Proceedings containing the papers presented during the technical sessions was released. A Panel Discussion on the theme ‘Future of Production Engineering’ was organised with the august presence of Dr Seeram Satyanarayana, Member in the Chair, Production Engineering Division Board and Mr A K Saxena, Council Member, IEI. A large number of papers embracing the theme of the National Seminar were presented and discussed during the technical sessions.