Mahindra Ecole Centrale, under the auspices of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) Students Chapter at MEC, organized a workshop on “Sustainable aspects of geotechnical and transportation engineering”. The focus at the Workshop was to take stock of and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge on sustainability to undergraduate level students and university faculty at large and to boost interaction between the industry and the academia to jointly address the issue.
The workshop discussed sustainability aspects in the fields of geotechnical and transportation engineering, and guest talks given by experts from both industry and academia helped to build a broader understanding of the topic. Over 70 college / university students and faculty attended the workshop from various parts of Hyderabad. Dr. Hari Prasad, Dr. Saladi Subarao and Dr. Avirneni Deepthi of Civil Engineering Department at Mahindra Ecole Centrale and IGS student chapter members organized the event.
Prof. Bishnu P Pal, Dean - Academics, MEC and Prof. Arya Kumar Bhattacharya, Dean - Research, MEC spoke at the Workshop and highlighted importance of such initiatives by the students, faculty, and also initiatives on research front of Mahindra Ecole Centrale.
Prof. M.R.Madhav, Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering Dept., IIT Hyderabad shared insights on the issues that plague the industry in his talk on “Geotechnical challenges in infrastructure development”. Dr. Ramana Reddy, Senior Manager, L&T, presented a lecture on “Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering” and the way forward.
Dr. Digvijay S Pawar, Asst. Professor, IIT Hyderabad delivered a talk on “Simulations for Driving Safety Study” and how these can be sustainable. Mr. Venkata Subba Rao, Director, IBI Group presented a lecture on “Sustainable Transportation Solutions for Urban India” and how these will lead the way in the future.
“Mahindra Ecole Centrale’s academic curricula is focused on the holistic development of the students and to prepare a rounded engineer for tomorrow, who are expected to be managers to lead a technical group in an industry. Sustainability is going to be an important dimension in the context of planning future development likely to happen. Participating students and academia at the workshop had very good interactions and discussions on how to make this happen. We will continue to provide more such academic and industry interaction platforms to brainstorm on upcoming technologies to benefit the student community”, said Prof. Bishnu Pal, Dean Academics, MEC.
Mahindra Ecole Centrale(MEC) college of engineering is an international technology school, that marks the foray of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group into the higher education sector. Mahindra Educational Institutions, the wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra Group’s IT venture, Tech Mahindra, collaborated with Ecole Centrale Paris - now Centrale Supélec – in 2014, to establish MEC in India. Ecole Centrale is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutions in France with a heritage that goes back to nearly 200 years. MEC is approved by AICTE and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, a premier institution with academic and research-oriented courses.
MEC offers a truly international programme with an inclusive focus on the Engineering, Social and Creative sciences, Liberal Arts, Philosophy and Humanities. It offers an environment of unique cultural immersion – of participants, faculty and staff. MEC offers international global internship and placement opportunities to its students. The B.Tech degree at MEC is a research-driven program with close links to industry.
A world class faculty, with a mix of rich industry-academic background, global exposure and research focus ensures that the content remains contemporary, aligned to the global business requirements.
Based in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad, MEC is situated in a sprawling green campus of 126acres flanked by the Tech Mahindra Technology Centre and Tech Mahindra SEZ. MEC has an intake of 240 for its 4 year B.Tech Program(60 seats for each of thefour courses–Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering).