International Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology (ICONSET 2018) – AIP Conference Proceeding

Date

1 Sep 2017

One Day Industrial Visit to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development (MGIRED)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, ACS College of Engineering organized a one day Industrial Visit to “Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy Development” Bangalore on 1st September 2017 for Second year students.

The visit was organized with the prior permission and guidance of beloved HOD Dr. M. Eswaramoorthy and Prof. Sunilraj B.A. A total 45 students along with 2 faculty members have joined the visit.

About the Programme:

We started from our college premises sharply at 09:00 am on 1st September 2017

Reached MGIRED by 10.30 am

We are welcomed by the Dr. Shoba Anand Reddy, Additional Director and Head of Department (Environment). The faculty by name Ravi K, Deputy Director (Small wind and Hydro) given a complete introduction about the MGIRED and explains about the importance of small hydro plant and small wind plant. He explained his own experience of installing the power plant in the Western ghat regions. He showed the complete set up of small hydro plant and small wind mill inside the institute and explains about the decentralized power generating system. And the end of the session at 11.45 a.m. MGIRED provided small refreshment for the complete team.

The next session was started at 12 p.m to 1.15 p.m, which was taken over by Shanthi G, Additional Director (Solar). Where she completely explained about the importance of solar energy especially in Karnataka. What are all the government schemes which provide subsidy for the generating the power. She completely concentrated and motivated to become Entrepreneurship in the power generation area.

The afternoon session from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. is completely visiting about the plant. The officials taken us to visit the models and explained about the models theoretically and practically the shows the working of each models. Where the faculty member motivated the students to carry out the project work on solar energy, wind energy etc.

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