Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Faculty, Staff and Students of Engineering

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Manipal University Dubai Student Branch of ASHRAE Falcon Chapter, UAE was inaugurated on 18th October 2010 at Manipal University Dubai campus. To mark this important occasion, a Paper Presentation competition entitled “High-Octane” on the topic of “Eco Friendly Power generation” was organized for students. Dr. R. Udaykumar, Professor, BITS, Pilani Dubai was the judge for the competition.  Five teams were participated in the competition. The winners of the competition are as follows.

Student presenting a paper.
1stPrize:
Roisin D'souza  - V Sem. Mechanical
Waqas Javed   
- V Sem. Mechanical
 
2nd Prize:
Abhishek Nevagi - V Sem. Civil
Amit Kumar        - V Sem. Civil

After the competition, the chartering ceremony of ASHRAE Manipal University Student Branch was held. The chief guest for the ceremony was Dr. Victor Goldschmidt, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering, Northport, MI, and ASHRAE member. 

Dr. B. Ramjee, Dr. S. V. Kota Reddy, Dr. Victor Goldschmidt and Mr. Muhhamed Ali
Dr. B. Ramjee, Director, Manipal University Dubai, Mr. B.S. Prashanth, President of ASHRAE Falcon Chapter, Mr. Muhammed Ali, Student Activities Chair, ASHRAE Falcon Chapter, Dr. S. V. Kota Reddy, Chairperson, Engineering Department, ASHRAE members, Faculty and staff members and students of Engineering Department were present on the occasion.  Dr. Victor Goldschmidt and Mr. Muhhamed Ali have taken the oath of the following student branch office bearers.

Mr. Alok Ravi Shanker - President
Mr. Manish Jangir      - Vice President
Mr. Shams Mahmood  - Secretary 

Dr. B. Ramjee Presenting a Memento to Mr. B. Prashanth, President, ASHRAE Falcon Chapter 

Dr. B. Ramjee congratulated students and faculty of Engineering to take the initiative to start the students’ branch. He elaborated the role of ASHRAE and the student branch in the uplift of the society in his speech.  Dr. S. V. Kota Reddy explained the benefits of becoming the member of such professional societies. He also mentioned that the professional societies will play a vital role for industry and institute interaction.  Mr. B. S. Prashanth spoke about the job opportunities of young Engineers in the field of HVAC&R. 

Dr. Victor Goldschmidt and Mr. Muhhamed Ali with the winning students.
Dr. Victor Goldschmidt delivered the ASHRAE distinguished lecture on “Sustainability, Energy Sources, and Implications in the Context of Power Plants”, followed by a question and answer session.  
 
Mr. B. Prashanth distributed the prizes for the winners of the competition. The programme ended with dinner at around 10.00 pm.  

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