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Guest speakers

Over the years, PDPU has been privileged to host some of the best globally renowned dignitaries from various sectors. From Prime Ministers and Consul Generals of various nations, to humanitarians and philanthropists, to entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, PDPU has provided opportunities to the students to meet people from all walks of life. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to meet such illustrious dignitaries and learn the art of their trade, and the students of University have had many such experiences.

 

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School of Petroleum Management

 

Monday
June
20
2016

Mr. S. B. Dangayach

Managing Director
Sintex Industries Limited

Importance of management in day to day life as well as in industry

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Mr. Rajiv Vastupal

Chairman and Managing Director
Rajiv Petrochemicals Pvt. Ltd.

MBA- The Professional Degrees and Its Nuances

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Mr. Anshu Mishra

Senior Manager
Operations, Future Retail Ltd.

FMCG Retailing

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Ms. Sanju Thakur

Zonal HR Head
Future Retail Limited

FMCG Retailing

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Mr. Gautam Patel

Principal Consultant
Coordinates Consulting

Introduction to Infrastructure Sector

Wednesday
June
22
2016

Dr. Omkar Jani

Principal Scientist
GERMI

Introduction to Power Sector

Thursday
June
23
2016

Mr. Pratosh Saxena

General Manager and Head of Proposal, Engineering
TATA

Present Energy Scenario, Use of modern technologies in Thermal Power Sector, Technology to combat emission from fossil fuel.

Saturday
September
3
2016

Mr. Parth Trivedi

Independent Speaker

Geopolitics and Oil Crisis

Wednesday
October
12
2016

Mr. Lotus Swain

Delivery Manager
TCS, Gandhinagar

IT Consulting

Monday
November
21
2016

Dr. Gopal Sharma

CERA, Ahmedabad

CERA's Journey

Saturday
December
3
2016

Mr. Mohammed Asif Iqbal

Principal Consultant (Manager)
PwC, Kolkata

Building Relationships for Winning Solutions

Wednesday
December
28
2016

Dr. J. M. Vyas

Director General
The Forensic Science University

(Aadharshila Day Lecture) Role of Technology in Detection and Prevention of Crime

Friday
January
6
2017

Mr. Utpal Maru

Chief Commercial Officer
IGS at BP

Gas Pricing

 

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School of Technology

 

Monday
May
9
2016

Shri V. P. Kapadia

Additional Secretary & Chief Engineer
Narmada, Water resources department

Water resources scenario in India

Friday
May
13
2016

Dr. Harshal Oza

Professor
Ahmedabad University

Recent advances in control biped robots

Thursday
June
16
2016

Dr. Kingsuk Mukhopadhyay

Scientist 'F'
DMSRDE (DRDO), Kanpur

Nano / Micro Sized Organic - Inorganic Materials and Their Applications in Defence

Wednesday
July
13
2016

Mr. S. H. Vora

Regional Manager
L&T

Scope of Civil Engineering

Monday
July
18
2016

Prof. Rajnikant Patel

Project Management Consultant, Director
GTU Graduate School of Smart City

Smart City

Tuesday
July
19
2016

Prof. V. R. Shah

Managing Director
Vinod Shah Consulting Engineer Pvt. Ltd.

Innovation and Creativity

Thursday
August
11
2016

Mr. Sanjay Adhvaryu

President
ISHRAE Ahmedabad Chapter

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Pharmaceutical Industries

Friday
August
19
2016

Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay

ex-HoD, Energy Science and Engineering Dept.
IIT, Mumbai

Pinch Analysis

Saturday
December
3
2016

Mr. Tushar Joshi

M/s Monkfox
Bangalore

Vehicle Dynamics (Basics)

Friday
January
20
2017

Mr. Sujal Shah

Plant leader
Ingersoll Rand

Lean Transformation & Business

Saturday
January
21
2017

Mr. E. Sureshkumar

Assistant Manager – Business Development
Benchmark Electronic System

Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)

Sunday
January
29
2017

Prof. Pramod Agarwal

Professor, Electrical Engg.
IIT Roorkee

High frequency power factor converters and analog electronics

Thursday
February
16
2017

Mr. Anshuman Tiwari

Head of Process Re-engineering (Offshore)
HSBC

Right to Quality

Friday
February
17
2017

Mr. Sunil Kumar

Senior Project Management Official
L&T Hazira, Surat

Project Management

Saturday
February
18
2017

Prof. Rauf Iqbal

Professor in Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
NITIE, Mumbai

Man- Machine System

Friday
March
17
2017

Mr. A. S. William Hazlit

Technical Team lead
SIM Infosystems, Chennai

Use of dynamic simulation software (ProSimulator)

Saturday
March
18
2017

Mr. Ashwin Nirmal

Sr. Chemical Engineer
SIM Infosystems, Chennai

Equipment design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers and Centrifugal Pumps

Tuesday
May
30
2017

Mr. Vijay Kumar

Product Manager
IKA Inc.

Advanced Instrumentation

Tuesday
May
30
2017

Dr. Rahul Tripathi

Scientist-B
PERD, Ahmedabad

Principles and Applications of High pressure liquid chromatography

Wednesday
May
31
2017

Dr. Dhaval Madat

Asst. Professor
L. M. college of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad

Introduction to formulation analysis

Wednesday
May
31
2017

Dr. Amita Joshi

Scientist ‘B’
PERD, Ahmedabad

Introduction to GLP and GMP

Friday
June
2
2017

Mr. Karthik Bhat

Product specialist
INKARP, Mumbai

Advanced Flash Chromatography

 

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School of Petroleum Technology

 

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Rabi Bastia

VP exploration
Lime Petroleum plc

Enhancing Strategies  in Cambay Basin

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Chandrasekhar Deshpande

Geo science manager
Baker Huges

Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing Application in E Hydrocarbon Production

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Anil Kaul

Dy GM Geology
ONGC

Exploration of Mesozoic Play: Present Status

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma

Executive director
(operations india projects), Joshi Technologies Int. Inc.

New Zones in Old Discovered and Producing Wells and Hydraulic Fracturing and Matrix Acidization and Solvent Treatment with Case Histories

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri D D Sharma

Former explorationist
ONGC

Integrated Exploration & Development Approach for Enhancing Oil and Gas Production from Shallow & Deeper Horizon of Cambay Basin, Involving Drilling and Work

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Mr. Anwar Husen

Director Strategic Business Unit
Tight Gas, Cairn India Ltd

Production Enhancement - Workflow and Process

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Santanu Das

Chief Engineer (Production)
ONGC Ahmedabad

First Horizontal Multistage Fracturing in ONGC - Challenges, Opportunities and Learnings

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Mr. Atul Singh

Technical sales coordinator - well services
Wheatherford

Production Enhancement through Hydraulic Fracturing Technology

Thursday
October
6
2016

Dr. J. N. Singh (IAS)

Chief Secretary
GoG

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Utpal Bora

CMD
OIL

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Arun Kumar

Group GM
ONGC

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Mahendra Pratap

Deputy DG
DGH

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Ajay Borthakur

GM
OIL

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Himanshu Pant

Lead Fracturing Engineer
Baker Hughes India

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Thomas B. Murphy

Director
Penn State Marcellus Centre

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Manish Maheshwari

CEO
Essar Oil

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Thursday
October
6
2016

Dr. Venkatesh Raman Prasad

Partner
Jyoti Sagar Associates

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Abhishek Sinha

VP
Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Tuesday
November
22
2016

Dr. Subhash Shah

Emeritus Professor
University of Oklahoma

Refracturing Technology in Horizontal Wells

 

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School of Liberal Studies

 

Wednesday
April
6
2016

Mr. Nanda Kumar Srivatsa

Eminent lawyer
International Criminal Court (ICC), Hague, Netherlands

India and the United Nations Security Council: The Past, The Present and The Future’.

Monday
April
11
2016

Dr. N. Rajam

Dean - Faculty of Performing Arts
BHU

India and the United Nations Security Council: The Past, The Present and The Future’.

Thursday
April
14
2016

Mr. Jagat Shah

Founder - Trainer
Global Network Institute

Small and Medium Entreprises

Wednesday
April
20
2016

Dr. Proshanto Kr. Saha

Assistant Professor
Institute of Behavioral Science (Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology), Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar

Role of Psychology in Investigation of Criminal Behaviour

Friday
April
22
2016

Dr. CVS Rao

Scientist – SG
Institute of Plasma Research, Gujarat

Nuclear Safety, Security, & Safeguards in India

Friday
April
22
2016

Prof Chaitanymoy Ganguly

Distinguished Professor,
PDPU &
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

Nuclear Safety, Security, & Safeguards in India

Thursday
July
14
2016

Dr. Rupali Thakur

Sr. Scientific Officer
CBI Chennai

Forensic Psychology in India and Careers

Friday
July
22
2016

Mr. Virendra Rawat

Advisor to GoG
Green School Initiatives

Green Education and Sustainable Development at the Backdrop of 9th Annual Boston Green Fest 2016

Friday
July
22
2016

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly

Distinguished Professor
PDPU

The growth importance of nuclear energy

Tuesday
July
26
2016

Prof. Rajeev Ahuja

Professor, Physics
Uppsala University Sweden

Computational studies in material science

Monday
August
29
2016

Ms. Lucinda Gibbs

Manager
Global Strategic Marketing, First Solar Inc. USA

Innovation in Solar Energy Solutions For Rural Energy Access

Thursday
September
22
2016

Mr. Rahul Guhathakurta

Founder
Indrastra

Terrorism

Thursday
September
22
2016

Dr. Apurva Shah

New Centre for Psychoanalysis
Santa Monica

Introduction to the Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Sunday
September
25
2016

Prof. Anil Gupta

Professor, Centre for management in Agriculture
IIM Ahmedabad

Creating Communities & Corporations: Can We Learn for Grassroots Innovators?

Thursday
September
29
2016

Mr. Darshit Shah

Founder
Broking Firm

Equity markets and history of stock exchange.

Thursday
September
29
2016

Mr. Jigar Anjaria

Founder
Broking Firm

Real time working of stock markets

Thursday
October
20
2016

Dr. Suhas Doshi, Dr. Himanshu Desai

Director
GIPS

Psychiatry in One hour

Wednesday
October
26
2016

Prof. James S. Fishkin

Janet M Peck Chair in International Communication
Stanford University

Making Deliberative Democracy Successful

Thursday
January
12
2017

Mr. Subramanya

Expert Statictician
IBM SPSS

SPSS Workshop

Mon.-Fri.
January
9-27
2017

Dr. Sara Ross

Asso. Professor, Communication & Media Studies
Sacred Heart Universcity

Mass Communication, Films and Society

Mon.-Fri.
January
9-27
2017

Dr. Sean Heffron

Director of student experience
Sacred Heart Universcity

Business Communication

Wednesday
January
11
2017

Pandit Ronu Majumdar

Indian Flautist
Bansuri Vadak

Bansuri performance

Tuesday
January
31
2017

Dr. Apurva Shah

Antarnad Foundation

Psychoanalytic couch: An introduction to the work of Sudhir Kakar

Thursday
February
9
2017

Dr. Shovana Narayan

Kathak Maestro

Kathak Performace

Wednesday
February
15
2017

Prof. Rasananda Panda

Professor, Microeconomics
MICA

Implications of Union Budget 2017

Wednesday
February
15
2017

Dr. Himani Baxi

Asst. Professor, Economics
Ahmedabad University

Implications of Union Budget 2017

Tuesday
February
21
2017

Prof. Martin Farek

Asso. Prof., HoD Religion
University of Pardubice, Czech

Can we speak about superstition in India

Tuesday
February
28
2017

Ms. Kanan Dhru

Founder
Lawtoons and LawForMe

Being Ethical

 

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School of Petroleum Management

 

Wednesday
April
1
2015

Mr. Samir Patel

Co-Founder Maprosys
Corporate Expectations

"He is an MBA, from Indiana University, USA, a successful business entrepreneur and a creative visionary with expertise ranging from corporate operations to sales & advertising as well as manufacturing spread over more than two decades."

Saturday
July
25
2015

Mr. Naresh Behl

VP, Operations /Projects , Xylem Water Solutions India Pvt.Ltd
Business Performance & KPI

"The session took off from the basics of management and the organizational structure in the corporate sector, moving through the various types of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Along with the presentation various queries and answers from Mr. Behl made the session even more interactive and fruitful for the future managers and entrepreneurs."

Friday
August
7
2015

Mr. Mehul Parekh

Head, HR, Dresser Rand
Attitude and Positive Thinking

"He discussed regarding the pillars of any business model i.e., Quality, Cost effectiveness, Delivery impact and Reverse integration in Power and Gas Industry. He also talked about how everything around us is changing dynamically, and how important it has become to keep up with this pace; and that employees today need to be competent in various areas, and be agile to survive the change."

Friday
August
14
2015

Mr. S. G. Shyamsundar

M.D. & Co-Head India

Mr. Saurabh Agarawal

Executive Director

Mr. Arpit Agarwal

Associate At Morgan Stanley
Infrastructural Finance

"The speakers started with an insight into how diverse industries are interconnected, and hence the need for proper infrastructure, and multi-faceted role of the employees. Students had an enriching interaction about the unique sector-specific risks related to project financing, risk assessment and refinancing cashouts, and importance of assessment of management team or manpower before finalising the contracts."

Friday
September
25
2015

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar

Padma vibhushan
Reinventing India as Innovation Nation

"On this occasion, MoU on ‘Collaborative Research’ was signed between PDPU and NCL (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune) and to memorialize the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, FRS, Padma Vibhushan delivered a speech on “Reinventing India as an Innovation Nation.”
He talked about the visible shift at global level from individual contributions to public funded innovations over the past century, and particularly the changing face of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) in India. He mentioned that ‘Innovation’ is the key to Accelerated Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness."

Saturday
October
17
2015

Mr. Ganesh Ramamurthy

Head – Audit (Refining & Marketing) Reliance Industries Limited
Energy & Risk Management

"He conveyed their belief that ‘Risk can only be transferred, not eliminated.’ They talked about COSO ERM Framework, and mentioned about how important it is to identify and handle the risks, as first two lines of defense, and using audit as the third line of defense. Students also got to know about various verticals of Risk Mitigation and ways of reacting to risks, especially in accordance to the maturity level of the business."

Monday
October
26
2015

Prof. Vijay Modi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project, Columbia University
Innovation In Energy And Irrigation For The Poor

"Prof Modi has been professor at Columbia University since 1986 and has previously led the UN Millennium Project effort on the role of energy and energy services in reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
During the session, Prof. Modi threw light upon the sub African irrigation projects he has been working on, and how in African nations technology-integrated development transformed the ways the electricity is delivered to the lives of the people who did not have access to the very basic energy requirements."

Saturday
November
17
2015

Mr. Ashish Kundra, IAS

Administrator - Daman, Diu & Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Governance: Issues and Challenges - A Union Territory Perspective

"The session gave quintessential insights on what all administrative, functional and managerial challenges they face while developing these union territories as tourist spots."

 

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School of Technology

Electrical Department
Sunday
March
31
2015

Mr. D. N. Dholakia

Retd Chief Engineer - GSECL
Automation in Power Plants and Electrical Industry

"He shared the new techniques which are currently used in Power plant controlling and operation.
Students got the idea about the operation and control of power plants through practical sessions."

Saturday
April
11
2015

Mr. V. G. Patel

Erection, commissioning and Testing of Transformer

"This lecture included everything from basic transformer operation concept to commissioning and testing of transformers. It covered almost every aspect related to transformer theoretically and practically. The presentation explained the whole transformer syllabus to the students. It was an interactive session for students."

Sunday
April
12
2015

Mr. Jayendra Vyas

Electrotherm India Ltd.
Basics of Power Systems

"He is training head at Electrotherm India. He related simple power system topics with day to day life. He made this lecture much more interacting with relating simple basic things with real world examples."

Friday
January
29
2016

Prof. Pramod Agarwal

Professor, IIT Roorkee
Power Electronics: Phase controlled converters and Inverters.

"He has 20 years of teaching experience. His interest areas are Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, Microprocessors, Microcomputers Controlled Electric Drives. The motive of the expert talk was to help the students have stronger fundamentals in the field of power electronics."


Mechanical Department

Friday
July
3
2015

Mr. Ketan Dhruv

Bosch-Rexroth
Lean Manufacturing

"He explained about the organizational structures, the various departments and their functions at Bosch-Rexroth. He also gave a glimpse of the structure that is established at their facility located at Sanand. Talking about the Lean manufacturing, the speaker believed that it plays the role of an alchemist in the industry. He explained, the structure of Lean can vary according to the type of industry. It is also dependent on the requirement of the time. The soul of Lean Manufacturing lies in reduction of the non-value adding activities in the operations for producing a good or providing a service."

Wednesday
August
19
2015

Mr. Sorabh Singhal

Head of Production Department, Gujarat Borosil Ltd, Bharuch
Low Iron Solar Glass

"He thoroughly introduced glass starting with its application, Manufacturing processes, Various compositions, challenges in manufacturing etc. He also told about various properties of glass, such as Transmittance, Refractive Index, viscosity etc. He briefed on manufacturing process of glass starting with raw material, preprocessing, melting, forming, annealing, cutting, post processing, and tempering."

Wednesday
October
7
2015

Mr. Ankur Tiwari

Senior Engineer R&D department, ABB India Ltd, Vadodara

Mr. Jigar Tank

Engineer R&D department, ABB India Ltd, Vadodara
CAD as a platform at ABB-Transformers

"He gave a glimpse of actual research work done by their company. Moving ahead he started introducing Transformers, its working principle, various parts, their applications etc. He brilliantly explained the role of mechanical engineers in designing, manufacturing and maintenance of transformers."

Friday
October
16
2015

Mr. Ajith Kumar

General Manager of Metacan Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.
Production of Aerosol Cans at Ball Corporation

"He gave the overview of the intricacies involved in the manufacturing of the aerosol cans at Ball Corp."

Monday
March
28
2016

Mr. Sunil Bhatia

Design Consultant in HVAC
Heat Load Calculation

"With 15 years of experience in diversified fields, he has spent almost a decade in HVAC industry. His critical skill set includes Channel Management, Understanding Customers’ Requirements, Providing Bespoke Solutions, Estimations, Designing HVAC System, On Site Assistance related to Techno Commercial aspects, etc. He presented the practical approach to calculating the heat load required for HVAC application in commercial buildings."

Wednesday
April
27
2016

Dr. Jalpesan Krishnan

L&T Welding Chair Professor, MSU, Baroda
Electron Beam Welding

"Dr. Krishnan is L&T Welding Chair Professor at MSU, Baroda. He teaches and guides projects in welding technology and also gives consultancy to L&T companies at Hazira, Ranoli and Powai on welding related issues. He gave an insight into EBW process and the scope of developmental work in this field to the 3rd year mechanical engg students."


Industrial Department

Sunday
July
26
2015

Mr. Jayesh Vishnu swami

Quality Manager, RPG Cables, Vadodara
Quality Management Systems

"He distributed students into various teams to understand the buyer’s market and the desired features of a product including quality processes, setting targets and costumer’s requirements were also discussed."

Saturday
August
8
2015

Mr. Kaushal Mehta

Quality & Six sigma Department, Reliance
Continual improvements Technique II

"Mr. Mehta started the lecture with history on Quality as well as the quality mantras of famous gurus were presented. He gave a brief understanding of TQM PDCA, DMAIC Pareto, and FMEA from conceptual level."

Sunday
August
9
2015

Dr. Abhisekh Dixit

Quality Manager, FORD INDIA
Six Sigma

"The session was all about the fundamentals of Six Sigma: History, Six Sigma definition, Tools used in define phase, measure phase, quality Phase. Quality and quality control was also discussed."

Sunday
August
23
2015

Mr. Shrikant Mehta

Operations Excellence Manager, ABB, Vadodara
Lean Manufacturing

"Mr. Mehta defined different practices under Lean and different types of Improvements. A small group activity was arranged to understand the construction of Spaghetti diagrams. Each group had to trace the trajectory of a typical student’ day in his campus. Different tools of Lean were discussed. More stress was given on Gemba Kaizen systems."


Civil Department

Friday
August
14
2015

Prof. Saswat Bandopadhyay

Professor, Faculty of Planning, CEPT
Smart Cities

"Prof Saswat Bandopadhyay delivered about “Understanding the Smart Cities"

Friday
August
14
2015

Prof. Sejal Patel

Assoc. Prof, Faculty of Planning, CEPT
Smart Cities

"Prof. Sejal Patel delivered about “Genesis and Development of Smart Cities"

Friday
August
14
2015

Mr. Rajnikant Patel

Chairman, Graduate School of Smart Cities, GTU
Smart Cities

"Prof. Rajnikant Patel spoke about the challenges faced by the smart city projects"re discussed. More stress was given on Gemba Kaizen systems."

Friday
August
14
2015

Mrs. Janki Jetti

Vice President – Gift City
Smart Cities

"Mrs Janki spoke about the case study of GIFT as a smart city"

Friday
September
18
2015

Prof. Goutam Dutta

Professor, Production & Quantitative Methods Area, IIM Ahmedabad.
Critical chain Project Management

"The guest lecture was primarily to demonstrate the applications of one of the latest project management tools like “Critical Chain Project Management” applicable to infrastructure projects. This tool would help in minimization of the construction waste and also help in optimization of the resources."

Friday
November
6
2015

Prof. Ajit Desai

Software Expert & Visiting faculty, CEPT University.
Software Applications of Project Management

"The software applications primarily deal with the two very popular project management softwares like Microsoft project and Primavera. Both the softwares are very effective tools for project controlling and monitoring primarily for infrastructure projects."

Monday
November
16
2015

Mr. Raghvendra Pandey

General Manager - planning and design MEGA
Metro Rail Project

"He briefed about the features and advantages of Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Metro Rail Project. The proposed metro will have majorly elevated structure, ballast-less tracks, air-conditioned coaches, GPS based rail tracking system, train destination indicators & stations with support infrastructure like automated fare collection, parking facilities, etc."

Friday
February
26
2016

Prof. Biswajit Bhattacharjee

Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg, IIT Delhi
Next Generation Concrete

"Key Note speech was delivered by Prof. B. Bhattacharjee. He discussed about the recent advances of concrete technology."

Tue. - Wed.
March
29,30
2016

Mr. Sagar Deshmukh

Technical Director, Lea Associates (P) Ltd, Gandhinagar

Dr. Reddy

Ex-Scientist, CRRI, Delhi

Dr. Srinivas

Asst. Prof, SVNIT
Intelligent Transportation System: Road Safety & Modelling

"Mr. Sagar Deshmukh and Dr. Reddy discussed primarily about the issues in road safety and the ways and means to make our roads safe.
Dr. Srinivas discussed about transport modeling."


Nuclear Department

Monday
August
17
2015

Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly

Department of Atomic Energy
Prospects and challenges of nuclear energy

"Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly is an eminent nuclear metallurgist who is well known in India and abroad for his pioneering R&D contributions in developing uranium, plutonium and thorium based nuclear fuels for thermal and fast reactors. Dr Ganguly received the first Indian Nuclear Society Award from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in 2001 and was conferred the “Padmashri” in 2002 by the Hon’ble President of India."

Friday
August
21
2015

Dr. CVS Rao

Scientist, IPR
Radiological and nuclear emergencies response

"Dr CVS Rao, having vast experience with Fusion Neutronics Laboratory, Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) in Bhat-Gandhinagar, Gujarat, discussed the radiological and nuclear emergencies response and preparedness to deal with unforeseen contingencies. He especially spoke about his experience in the Fusion Neutronics Lab of the IPR. Recounting the establishment of DAE Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in IPR, he told the organisation follows a stringent response strategy with SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) with regular conferences and inspections among 32 DAE-ERCs."

Wed. - Fri.
February
10-12
2016

Dr. Crag Marianno

Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)

Dr. Sunil Chirayath

Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)

Ms. Priya sethi

Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)
Nuclear Security workshop

"The goal of the workshop was to enhance awareness among the students and faculty members about the imperatives of nuclear security best practices and building a vibrant nuclear security culture."


Solar Department

Tuesday
February
2
2016

Dr. Felix Schubert

Aescusoft, Frieburg, Germany
Precise Measurement Techniques for Photovoltaic Solar Cells

"PDPU has signed an MoU with the prestigious institute, Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Farunhofer, Freiburg, Germany for cooperation on developing product line research facility at the SRDC/DSE"

Thu. - Fri.
February
11-26
2016

Dr. Micahel Neumann Spallart

CNRS Paris France
Functional Ink-Jet Printed Materials: Application Examples

"Prof. Dr. Michael Neumann Spallart had spent two weeks as visiting Scientist in the Dept. of Solar Energy from CNRS, France visited 500 MW Solar Park, Charanka, Gujarat on February 17, 2016."

Sunday
April
3
2016

Prof. Maheshwar Sharon

Director, Nano-Biotechnology Center, Solapur

Dr. Madhuri Sharon

Director, Nano-Biotechnology Center, Solapur
Application of Carbon Nanodots in Bio-technology

"Prof. Maheshwar Sharon, Retired Professor of Chemistry from IIT Bombay and Professor Emeritus CSIR & UGC, is currently heading a Nanotechnology Center as an Adjunct Professor at Birla College, Kalyan, Maharashtra, India." "Dr. Madhuri Sharon is Research Director at Walchand Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Bionanotechnology, Solapur."


Chemical Department.

Friday
August
7
2015

Dr. Arvind P. Kuchadker

Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay.
Need of sustainable energy

"He has served as an advisor to various organizations ranging from Reliance Industries Ltd. to Indian Merchants' Chamber. Dr. Kuchadker played a key role in establishing PDPU and was the founding Director General. He conducted an interactive session on the need of sustainable energy and the need to preserve mother earth."

Friday
August
7
2015

Prof. K.S. Gandhi

Dept of Chemical Engg, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Reaction Injection Moulding

"Prof. Gandhi obtained his MS degree from the Ohio State University in 1965, and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Gandhi's research interests are broadly in the areas of Transport phenomena in multi-phase systems, sono-chemical reaction engineering, polymer reaction engineering and polymer processing. He enlightened the students about the various applications of poly urethanes."

Friday
August
7
2015

Dr. S.S. Bandhopadhyay

Professor, Cryogenics Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Clean Coal technology

"He was a member of several advisory committees and boards including ISRO, UPSC, etc. He is a renowned name in the field of CO2 sequestration Research. Dr. Bandyopadhyay delivered a detailed lecture on various clean coal technologies. Clean coal technology (CCT) encompasses a number of process/technology options to ensure use of coal with reduced or no environmentally harmful emissions from large stationary sources that are primarily responsible for global warming."

Friday
August
21
2015

Mr. Jayanta K. Bagchi

Head-Projects, Jacobs Engineering Baroda
Design Engineering and Project Management of Oil and Gas Project

"He has an experience of 36 years in industries relating to oil and gas, chemicals and refineries in India and abroad. His talk was focused on project planning. Students were guided on the various stages involved in project execution. The lecture was followed by a short campus visit."

Friday
September
4
2015

Mr. Nilesh Mangukia

Head- HSD/ENS, Linde Engineering
Air Separation Unit

"ASU is considered as one of the imperatives units of most of the chemical engineering plants. Mr. Mangukia explained the process to the students with the help of process flow diagrams. He is currently working on the designing and installing world’s biggest ASU for Reliance Industries Ltd, Jamnagar. "

Monday
September
7
2015

Mr. K. R. Shekhar

MD, Bayer Cropscience, Vapi
Effective leadership qualities

"Mr. Shekar is a recognized management professional having vast experience in the field of procurement & Supply chain Management for almost three decades. He has worked in leading multinationals like Goodyear Tires, Whirlpool and Bayer. During his talk he described the importance of leadership in life. He emphasized on the fact that hard work is the only route to success by quoting examples of great personalities."

 

spt pdpu
School of Petroleum Technology

Friday
July
31
2015

Mr. Rajan Desai

International Coordinator, HTRI, India
Heat Exchanger Designing through HTRI

"(HTRI) is a unique industrial research and development consortium, founded in 1962 and stationed at Texas, USA, which serves the thermal process engineering needs of nearly 1,500 Member Companies world-wide.
Mr. Desai provided detailed information about features of HTRI and its use in the process industry. He explained how the software helped in understanding heat exchangers, heat transfer and other thermal process."

Monday
August
31
2015

Dr. Anil Ambastha

Reservoir simulation unit lead at Chevron Nigeria
Uncertainty assessment using reservoir simulation models

"Anil Ambastha has 27 years of experience in various facets of oil and gas reservoir engineering, including applied reservoir simulation, pressure transient analysis, water flooding, and thermal recovery, since his Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. He discussed steps involved in any uncertainty assessment including selection of uncertain parameters and their ranges, practical experimental design methods, appropriate response or tracking functions (or variables), and data analysis techniques."

Saturday
September
19
2015

Mr. Ashok Kakadia

Sr. General Manager, Gasification, Reliance Technology Group
Piping and Instrumentation Diagram/drawing (P&ID)

"The main aim of this session was to give basic knowledge about Piping and Instrumentation diagram / drawing (P&ID) which shows the piping of the process flow together with the installed equipment and instrumentation."

Wednesday
October
7
2015

Mr. Deepak Chaudary

Driller, Iraq Project, Schlumberger IWCF Scotland Certified Driller
Career in drilling

"Mr. Deepak initiated the discussion with his path of becoming a driller. He also talked about various qualifications required to be a driller, the institutes providing courses related to drilling and also one's growth in this domain with work experience."

Wednesday
November
4
2015

Prof. Subhash Shah, Ph.D., P.E.

Stephenson Chair Professor, Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma
Hydraulic fracturing: controversy, myths, facts and impact on environment

"Prof. Shah recently retired from OU after serving 22 years as Stephenson Chair Professor and also as the Director of OU’s Well Construction Technology Center. He also highlighted about the controversies created by drilling companies by not disclosing the exact composition of the fracturing fluid, discussed about the various Issues related to radioactivity of the waste water and various methods undertaken by companies for reducing the impact of waste water on environment and health.
Prof. Shah delivered a two day lecture series on "Drilling and Completion" and "Shale gas development". He explained the different type of completions, directional well planning and new technologies associated."

Monday
November
23
2015

Dr. Rangaswamy Ramesh

Outstanding Scientist, Physical Research Lab (PRL), Ahmedabad
Climate Change-The Indian Perspective

"His interest areas are Physics and Earth Sciences, specifically Oceanography and Climate. Currently working as an Outstanding Scientist at PRL, Ahmedabad; have guided 15 students for Ph.D. and currently guiding 4 more."

Wednesday
November
25
2015

Mr. Mark Salkeld

CEO of Petroleum Services Association, Canada
HR Practices in Oil and Gas Industries

"He is President and CEO, Petroleum Services and Association of Canada (PSAC). He provided a deep insight about the Human resources in Canada and their engagement with the petroleum industry in the country. He talked in quite detail about, how companies are finding success, by application of new approaches, to manage the talent."

Thursday
January
28
2016

Dr. B. Mohanty

Member (BM), PNGRB
City Gas Distribution – Regulatory Challenges & Issues

"The lecture provided a deep insight on the present day regulation that is undertaken by both the government and PNGRB. He has also provided the students with some thoughts like ‘thinking of any process makes the man more successful’."

Friday
February
5
2016

Dr. Joe Dellinger

British Petroleum, Houston, Texas, USA
Effective leadership qualitiesSeismic Data and Forensic Data Processing

"He has specialized in Anisotropy, multicomponent algorithms and processing, and most recently “looking for useful information in data that would normally be ignored” i.e. “Forensic Data Processing”. The lecture was mainly focused on the information that is normally ignored from the Seismic Data. There was a discussion on the seismic reflections and how to analyze them through the use of different arrays."

Wednesday
February
24
2016

Mr. Suresh Kumar

Principal - Oil and Gas Consulting, Pro Growth Consulting private limited
Oil and Gas Industries: Facts, Impact and Opportunities

"Brief points covered by Mr. Suresh Kumar were Oil and Gas resource classification, Reserves - Uncertainty, Ultimate Economic Recovery & Cash Flow, US Shale oil resilience, and the opportunities in the present oil and gas scenario."

 

sls pdpu
School of Liberal Studies

Friday
July
17
2015

Mr. Kamlesh Udasi

Independent Documentary Film-maker, Zigzag Studios
TV and Journalism Production

"Students learnt about different camera angles, shot sizes, various types of cuts, transitions, directorial aspects of a film, role of a cameraman, other crew members and he also showed a lot of exemplary videos showing how the whole shot is first filmed then edited and then put it into the sequence of a storyboard."

Wednesday
July
22
2015

Ms Sarika

Radio Professional, MyFM
Radio

"She helped the students in knowing the Radio industry up close by showing the ropes. She began by explaining how media caters to the senses and how radio, in its own way is unique and powerful as it caters to our auditory senses and is one of the oldest tools of mass communication. She then went on to explain the evolution of radio, from the time when it was used as a medium of communication during the World War, to the present time when it is just a medium of entertainment."

Thursday
August
13
2015

Mr. Shivendra Shrivastav

Marketing Expert, Wild Dreams Media & Communications
Social Media

"He had a crucial role in the prime ministerial campaign in handling the social media department of the campaign. He and his team were responsible for each and every minute decision making of what will go onto the Internet to make the most out of it. He shared all his good as well as bad experiences during this campaign specifically and also how he managed to penetrate the business of media and communication."

Monday
September
28
2015

Mr. Balraj Malik

Peace Studies Expert

Mr. Jagat Shah

Peace Studies Expert

Dr. Surendra Pathak

Peace Studies Expert

Mr. Yogesh Upadhayay

Peace Studies Expert
Harmony and Conflict Management

"Shared their views upon the subject, urging the students to introspect the microcosm within the macrocosm and encouraged to appreciate the harmonious co-existence of dualities in nature. The thirst for success and the desire to outdo our counterparts has triggered the rat race which we all have fallen a prey to. Our fragmented society is in a dire need of a healing hand and resolution of difficulties which plague the society."

Saturday
October
10
2015

Dr. G. D. Bakshi

Retd. Major General, Indian Army
Brain Fingerprinting Technology and Current Challenges in National Security & Law enforcement

"Major General (Dr.) GD Bakshi, Combat veteran, former Professor at the National Defense College, Editor-in-Chief of the Defense and Security Alert Magazine, and author initiated the session. He spoke about “Security Challenges in India” focusing specially on internal security. The major challenge would be unemployment."

Mon. & Wed.
October
26 & 28
2015

Ms. Sharon Writer

Psychologist
Psychological Testing

"The key focus areas of the workshop were Demonstration and practice session on various experiments related to learning, Memory and Perception. Students were given hands on training on psychological experiments and test like - Mirror Tracing, Letter Digit Substitution, Maze Learning, Whole vs. Part method of learning, Color Preference to name a few."

Mon. - Sat.
January
4 - 16
2016

Dr. Andrew Miller

Asso Prof. Sacred Heart Uni.
Film Studies

"He has an extensive field experience in the field of communications. The matter of discussion in class revolved mainly around getting basic understanding of film appreciation and production, covering various aspects like Cinematography, editing, lighting, sound, music etc. Apart from theory, he emphasised on practical exercises, specially in camera work."

Thursday
January
28
2016

Dr. Rupendra Paliwal

VP strategic planning, SHU
Basics of Financial Management

"The lecture provided a deep insight on the present day regulation that is undertaken by both the government and PNGRB. He has also provided the students with some thoughts like ‘thinking of any process makes the man more successful’."

Sat. - Sat.
January
9 - 16
2016

Dr. Dana Shiller

Assoc Prof and Chair, Dept of English, W&J College
World war I Literature

"The topics that she dealt with included Introduction to the Great War. She also touched upon Shell Shock and other Trauma. Her lecture on women writers look at the War with special reference to Verra Brittain from Testament of Youth (1933). During her visit she experienced the life in Gujarat and also visited many places."

Thursday
January
21
2016

Dr. Thomas Brod & Dr. Nimrat Singh

Prof. of Psychiatry at UCLA Councellor
Intensive Short Term Psychotherapy

"They talked about an overview of this therapy as a unique form of psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. Prof. Brod talked about IS-TDP & IS-TSP as an effective as well as efficient psychodynamic treatment. Dr. Nimrat talked about start and scope of IS-TDP in India. She has played a pioneering role in formalizing the field of counselling career guidance in Ahmedabad."

Wednesday
March
16
2016

Mr. Nadim Jafri

Entrepreneur
Advertisement and Marketing aspects of Mass Communication.

"Mr. Nadim Jafri is an Entrepreneur whose success stories are researched upon even by IIM students. He is known for taking risks and finds them the only way to be successful in an entrepreneurial journey."

Wednesday
March
16
2016

Mr. Venkatesh Iyer

Media Expert
Advertisement and Marketing aspects of Mass Communication.

"Mr. Iyer talked about the aspect of marketing management with a special focus on print media houses and their marketing strategies. He backed his perspective with cases and real life experiences he has had during his career in the print industry."

Monday
March
28
2016

Dr. Ami Divatia

Academician
Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS)

"She is in the field of academics since 20 long years. Presently, as a visiting faculty for the subjects – Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques at various institutes. The session began with an overview of research, its methodologies, quantitative techniques, and a brief about SPSS and its application in quantification of research. It was followed by a practical and hence an illustrious lesson on statistical treatment of collected data, in SPSS."

 

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