Student Activities - Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Sl.No

Date

Events

Name of the EVENT

No. of students Benefited

1

6-July-2018 to 12-Aug-2018 (12 Days)

Guest Lecture

Structural Design of RC Buildings

90

2

10-Aug-2018

Industrial visit

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam

25

3

21-Aug-18

Guest Lecture

Faecal sludge management” on 21st august 2018 by Prof. Anil Dutt Vyas, Manipal University, Jaipur

90

4

31st August to 3rd September

Industrial visit

Kallanai - Water Treatment Plant- Melmangalam

92

5

31-Aug-18

Industrial visit

NA Residency, Thiruverkadu

30

6

8-Sep-18

Workshop

Testing onGeotextile and SustainableConcrete Materials

35

7

18-Sep-18

Social Outreach Program

Skill Development Programme for Head Masons

30*

8

3-Oct-18

Guest Lecture

A Technical Lecture on “Special Concretes and Its Advantages”

90

9

5-Oct-18

Workshop

Two day Workshop on Advanced Structural Analysis and Design - Midas Gen

70

10

9-Oct-18

Industrial visit

M/s Interarch Building Products Pvt. Ltd, Chengalpattu District

45

11

10-Oct-18

Industrial visit

Tamilnadu Slum Clearance Board, Varadharajapuram, Chengalpattu District

45

12

19-Nov-18

Faculty Development Program

Faculty Development Program on Practical Training on Geosynthetics and Building Materials

45*

13

07.12.2018 to 16.12.2018

Social Outreach Program

Slope Stabilization And Soil Erosion Protection By Natural Reinforcing Technique In Yercaud

10

14

13-Dec-19

Social Outreach Program

Anti-Plastic Awareness Rally

50

15

10.01.2019

Social and Community activity

SRM ASCE Student Chapter Social and Community activity team- Pongal Celebration

60

16

31.01.2018

Guest Lecture

A Technical Lecture on “COMPOSITE CEMENTS”

100

17

31st January to 3rd February 2019

Industrial visit

Industrial visit to Kerala

55

18

9-Feb-19

Workshop

Soil Reinforcement and Special Concrete Materials

45

19

20.2.2019

Industrial visit

Industrial visit to “Sewage Treatment Plant (120MLD)”, Koyambedu, Chennai

35

*Outside participants

 

Event summary

Sl.No

Events

Number

1

Guest Lecture

4

2

Industrial visit

7

3

Workshop

3

4

Social Outreach Program

3

5

Faculty Development Program

1

6

Social and Community activity

1

Total Event

19

Guest Lecture On Structural Design Of RC Buildings

Date of Event : 6-July-2018 to 12-Aug-2018

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: CRC Seminar

No. of students Benefited : 90

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The students of the structural engineering had undergone a practical training workshop in “STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF RC BUILDINGS” by Mr.G.A.Hariharanath, Chief Executive, GA Consultants. The workshop was started on 06thJuly 2018 and ended by 12th August 2018 for a period of 12 days. The session was started at sharp 09.30 AM in the morning and ended at 02.00 PM in the afternoon with a short tea break of ten to fifteen minutes in the middle of the session on all the days. The students were able to gain knowledge in analysis and design of RCC Structures which includes the load distribution of slabs to beams, design of slabs, beams, columns, footings and Raft foundations along with wind and seismic effect on structures.

Guest Lecture On “Faecal Sludge Management” On 21St August 2018 By Prof. Anil Dutt Vyas, Manipal University, Jaipur

Date of Event: 21-Aug-2018 09:00 AM to 06-Oct-2018 05:00 PM

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: CRC Seminar

No. of students Benefited : 90

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The SRM Society of Civil Engineers organized an awareness program on 21st August 2018 on the topic “Faecal Sludge Management” at 1.30 PM in CRC Seminar Hall by Prof. Anil Dutt Vyas from Manipal University, Jaipur. The guest lecture started with welcome address and introducing the speaker by Dr. K. S. Satyanarayanan, Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, SRMIST.

The speaker presented the lecture with brief introduction on the importance of Faecal Sludge Management (FSM). He explained that India is a developing country with its per capita income rank being 106 out of 132 countries and how it is affecting the infant and child mortality rate. According to him, typhoid, cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, jaundice, etc. are among the top ten diseases causing death among infants and children in developing countries. And improper sewage disposal and treatment are the main causes of infant and child mortality rate. Open defecation causes malnutrition among children and infants and stunts their growth. He explained how Swach Bharat Mission aims at removing open defecation and similar global projects that had been initiated like Millennium Development Goals which aimed at half the world population having access to safe water and sanitation by 2015; Sustainable Development Goals which aims that the whole world population will have equitable access to safe water and sanitation by 2030 and Reinventing the toilet system, 2017, proposed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) which aims at reinventing the toilets where less water is going to be used.

According to surveys conducted by World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF, 6 in 10 people lack safe sanitation and 3 in 10 people lack safe water. Statistically, 63 percent of sewage generated in India is not treated. In the world, as of today, 2.7 billion people need FSM and by 2030, that number will increase to 5 billion people. Prof. Vyas continued his lecture by explaining the students the basic terminologies of faecal sludge management. He explained the different types of on-site sanitation like pit latrines, septic tanks, etc. and what is the difference between them. He enlightened the students with the difference between the black water, which is wastewater along with faecal waste, and grey water, which is the wastewater excluding faecal waste. He also told them about the different methods and means of collection and transportation of faecal sludge, like, manual collection techniques, mechanized collection techniques, etc. The different treatment objectives and treatment mechanisms of faecal management were also mentioned. The speaker then explained Omni Processor, proposed by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which treats and processes faecal sludge in countries like Sudan, etc. He concluded his speech by encouraging the students to take an online course on faecal sludge management. Around 100 students and 28 faculty members from Civil Engineering. Research Institute, Centre for Environmental Nuclear Research and School of Public Health participated in the lecture.

 

Industrial visit to Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam

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An Industrial visit to Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research , Kalpakkam was organized by the Civil Engineering Department of SRM Institute of Science and Technology on Friday, 10th August 2018,. M.Tech Environmental Engineering students  (I st and IInd years) accompanied two faculties Mr. S.DHANASEKAR and Ms.V.MIRUNALINI visited IGCAR, Kalpakkam to interact with the scientists to understand the fast reactor science and technology and their effects on the environment. In this visit , the students were very eagerly waited for listening to the centre’s scientists.

In the morning at 9.30 a.m , the students visited IGCAR,Kalpakkam. The Head of the BARC training school, IGCAR Campus, conducted a very informative introductory session for the students. Also she motivated the students to select their domain and area of interest. The team then observed the pictorial representation of the operations taking place in the fast breeder reactor. This session was followed by the control room visit. Dr. R. Mathiyarasu,Senior Scientist IGCAR – Radiology Safety Division, explained the students about the radiations that are emitted from the reactors. He also demonstrated the Environment, Health and safety precaution methods. The testing laboratory equipments were explained. Then the students were given knowledge about the artificial Earthquake Stimulator and their operation mechanisms.

The session was concluded with Question – Answer session. Many of the students asked different questions to the senior scientist. All the students were satisfied after the session. The visit came to an end at 3.30 p.m.Finally, they left the premises around 3.45 p.m .It was an informative, interesting and successful visit. The studetns express their sincere gratitude to all the members of IGCAR who spent their valuable time for them. They also thank the respected Director and HOD who motivated  to arrange such an informative program.

 

Industrial visit to Kallanai - Water treatment plant- Melmangalam

Date of IV : 31st August to 3rd September, 2018

Venue: Kallanai

No. of students Benefited: 92

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The students of III year B.Tech Civil Engineering went for an industrial visit to the places which are located in southern part of Tamil Nadu. The duration of the visit was 4 days i.e. scheduled from 31st August to 3rd September, 2018.

91 of the students along with 7 faculty members took part in this visit. Faculty members accompanied: Mr. S. Prakash Chander , Mr. R. Ramasubramani Mr. N. GanapathyRamasamy, Ms. M. Kamalanandini, Ms. V. Mirunalini, Mr. S. Cheziyan, Mr. A. Edwin.

 

Industrial visit to M/s NA ResidencyThiruverkadu, Chennai

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Location

M/s NA Residency

Thiruverkadu, Chennai

Date

31.08.2018

Purpose

Pile Cap and Pile Driving

Participants

M.Tech – Structural Students

Accompanying Faculties

Dr.P.R.Kannan Rajkumar

 

Skill Development Programme for Head Masons

Date of Event : 18-Sep-2018 09:30 AM to 18-Sep-2018 01:00 PM

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: Concrete and Highway Lab

No. of students Benefited: 30 (Masons)

Event Description:

One day "Skill development program for Head Masons" was conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering in Association with UltraTech Cement Ltd, Chennai on 18th September 2018. Dr. K. Gunasekaran, Professor, Coordinator of this program welcomed all the guests and participants. Dr. K. S. Satyanarayanan, Professor & Head, Convener of the program, briefed about the program to the gathering. He pointed out that the theme of the program was to provide and disseminate the knowledge and technology advancement in the field of Civil Engineering materials, the need of technology and the new techniques. The event partner, UltraTech introduced their new products and explained. Thirty Head Masons and forty Civil Engineering students were participated and were given with theoretical land practical trainings. During practical session in the laboratory, participants were given hands on training on coconut shell concrete which was established in SRM IST by Dr. K. Gunasekaran. Masons raised many queries about the coconut shell concrete and it was explained by faculty members. Ultimate aim of this program was bridged the gap between the theoretical and practical knowledge and the same was achieved at the end. At the end, valedictory function was conducted and the certificates were distributed to the participants. The programme came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr. S. Vijayakumar, Territory Technical Services Manager, UltraTech cement Ltd, Chennai.

 

Guest Lecture on Special Concrete and its Advantages

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Venue

CRC Seminar Hall

Date

03.10.2018,09.00 am

Purpose

Guest Lecture on Special Concrete and its Advantages

Chief Guest

Er. K.Pandian,

Cluster Incharge VAC & QC

TN & KL Cluster

UltraTech, Chennai.

Participants

M.Tech Students

 

Two day Workshop on Advanced Structural Analysis and Design - Midas Gen

Date of Event: 05-Oct-2018 09:00 AM to 06-Oct-2018 05:00 PM

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: CRC Seminar

No. of students Benefited: 70

  • Modelling,Material Definition &Loading features
  • Construction stage analysis & Column Shortening Analysis.
  • Optimized Steel Design of Structures
  • Design of Flat Slab
  • Inelastic Time History Analysis
  • Finite Element Modelling

 

Field Visit to M/s Interarch Building Products Pvt. Ltd

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Location

M/s Interarch Building Products Pvt. Ltd.

Plot No. D-1/1, SIPCOT Industrial Park, Mambakkam

Sriperumbudur - 602 105

Date

09.10.2018

Purpose

Pre-Engineered Buildings

Participants

M.Tech – Structural Students

Accompanying Faculties

Dr.S.Senthil Selvan

Dr.N.Umamaheswari

Dr.P.R.Kannan Rajkumar

Mr.N.Lokeshwaran

Field Visit – Varadharajapuram, Old Perungalathur

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Location: Varadharajapuram, Old Perungalathur

Date: 10.10.2018

Purpose: Pile Casting and Pile Group Construction

Participants: M.Tech – Geotechnical Students

Accompanying Faculties

Dr.P.T.Ravichandran

Dr.P.R.Kannan Rajkumar

Ms.Mary Rebekah Sharmila

Ms.K.Divya Krishnan

 

Faculty Development Program On Practical Training On Geosynthetics And Building Materials

Date of Event : 19-Nov-2018 09:00 AM to 23-Nov-2018 05:00 PM

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: CRC Seminar Hall

No. of students Benefited: 45 *

One Day Faculty Development Program on" PRACTICAL TRAINING ON GEOSYNTHETICSAND BUILDING MATERIALS” The workshop envisages the creation of a platform to develop the skills of the young aspiring Civil Engineering students for the practical training in Geosynthetics and Concrete materials in the department of Civil Engineering, SRM IST. This allows introduction of new research in institutes and state of the art techniques adopted. This workshop provides hands on training on Soil strength characteristic, Geo synthetic properties and also provides training on Special concrete using M-sand and coconut shell aggregates. It involves participation of student in technical education programmes and academia research, with a view to gain the advantage of fertilized ideas for system improvement. It also helps the participants to get acquainted with material testing practices and their integration in technical knowledge and their implementation aspects.

 

Slope Stabilization And Soil Erosion Protection By Natural Reinforcing Technique In Yercaud

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Date of Event: 07.12.2018 to 16.12.2018

Venue: Yercaud

In Yercaud, many areas are potentially endangered by soil erosion and landslides. The soil erosion will wash away the top shallow soil and results in loss of soil fertility whereas landslides are the threat for safety of local people and touristers. A Project Team of SRM Institute of Science and Technology have proposed the economical and eco-friendly protection technique for soil erosion and landslides based on the findings of their previous research. The proposed soil erosion and landslide protection technique is bio-reinforcing the soil by vegetative cover. In association with District Rural Development Agency of Salem, the project team have done the vegetation at the identified site in Yercaud Block Development Office Campus which parts are endangered by soil erosion and landslides.

 

Students Of Srm Take Out Anti-plastic Awareness Rally

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Date of Event: 13-Dec-2019

Venue: Manjakuttai panchayat of Yercaud

Anti-Plastic awareness rally was held at Manjakuttai panchayat of Yercaud. The event was coordinated by the Students from the Civil Department of SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai, in association with Yercaud Panchayat Union and Manjakuttai Panchayat. Along with the Students of SRMIST, Yercaud Union Health Inspector Mr. Selvakumar, Manjakuttai Medical Officer Dr. Ramanathan, Manjakuttai Panchayat Secretary Mr. Saravanan, Assistant Professors of SRMIST Mr. Chezhiyan, Mr. Ganpathy Ramasamy, and Mr. Edwin were present in the event.

The rally started from the Panchayat office of Manjakuttai. The students carried placards with slogans against the use of plastics and spoke earnestly to the vendors, customers and owners of grocery stores, telling them about the harmful effects of plastics and they raised voice against the usage of plastics during the rally. Further the group explained the shop keepers about the implementation of the State-wide plastic ban which is scheduled to begin from January 1, 2019. “A piece of plastic used for a couple of minutes takes hundreds of years to completely destroy. We see tanks, roads and dustbins choked with plastic causing problems both for the present and the future generations,” said the faculty members of SRMIST. Finally the students group asked the shop keepers and people to stop using single using plastics such as plastic bags, straws and plates and, instead, use traditional banana leaves, areca wooden plates, cloth bags and jute bags.

 

SRM ASCE Student Chapter Social and Community activity team- Pongal Celebration

 

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Date of Event: 10.01.2019 (Thursday ) - Evening 3.30 pm

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: Structural Engineering Laboratory, Main Campus

On behalf of SRM ASCE Student Chapter - Social and Community team , planning to celebrate Pongal in a small level with the Maintenance and Construction workers as a part of ASCE Student chapter activity on 10.01.2019 (Thursday ) - Evening 3.30 pm in our Department of Civil Engineering.

 

A Technical Lecture On “Composite Cements”

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Date of Event : 31.01.2018 at 09.30 AM

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: Sir Vishweshvaraya Hall, First Floor, CRC Block, Main Campus

No. of students Benefited: 100

A Technical Lecture on “COMPOSITE CEMENTS” by Er.B.Suresh, General Manager Technical Services, Chettinad Cement Corporation Pvt Ltd, Chennai was held on 31.01.2018. He is the alumni of SRMIST. He had discussed about future trends in concrete and carbon footprint.

 

Industrial visit to Kerala

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The students of II year B.Tech Civil Engineering are planning to go for an industrial visit to Cochin Airport and Idukki dam in Kerala. The duration of the visit is 4 days i.e. scheduled from 31st January to 3rd February 2019. 53 students mentioned along with 5 faculty members took part in this visit. Staffs accompanied: Mr. M. Prakash, Mr. Parthasarathy, Mr. Sreenivasa Senthil, Ms. C. Pavithra.

A four day Industrial Visit program is organised by the second year of students of Civil Engineering. The four day industrial visit contains knowledge gaining visits and exploration of beautiful nature of KERALA.The Industrial Visit Program starts by 31.01.2019 and ends at 03.02.2019. Students board the train at Chennai Central by 21.05 hrs and reach Aluva railway station 07.55 hrs. The four days Industrial Visit has visits to Cochin International airport (the world’s only airport runs totally with solar power),AnjuruliTunnel,IdukkiDam,CheruthoniDam,Ayyapankoil Hanging Bridge,Kalvery Mount.

 

Soil Reinforcement And Special Concrete Materials

Date of Event: 09-Feb-2019 09:00 AM to 09-Feb-2019 05:00 PM

Campus: Kattankulathur

Venue: Sir Vishweshvaraya Hall, First Floor, CRC Block, Main Campus

No. of students Benefited: 45*

Event Description:

One Day Skill Development Practical Workshop on" SOIL REINFORCEMENT AND SPECIAL CONCRETE MATERIALS "

The workshop envisages the creation of a platform to develop the skills of the young aspiring Civil Engineering students for the practical training in Geosynthetics and Concrete materials in the department of Civil Engineering, SRM IST. This allows introduction of new research in institutes and state of the art techniques adopted. This workshop provides th 09 February, 2019 hands on training on Soil strength characteristic, Geo synthetic properties and also provides training on Special concrete using M-sand and coconut shell aggregates. It involves participation of student in technical education programmes and academia research, with a view to gain the advantage of fertilized ideas for system improvement. It also helps the participants to get acquainted with material testing practices and their integration in technical knowledge and their implementation aspects.

 

Industrial visit to “Sewage Treatment Plant (120MLD)”, Koyambedu, Chennai

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Date of Event: 20.2.2019

Venue: Koyambedu

No. of students Benefited: 35

An Industrial visit to Sewage Treatment Plant(120MLD), Koyambedu, owned and maintained by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board(CMWSSB) was organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur on 20.2.2019. A team of 7 M.Tech Environmental Engineering students and 15 B.Tech Civil Engineering students along two faculty members of Environmental Engineering specialization Mr. K.Prasanna and Mr. S. Dhanasekar visited the plant. The officials briefed about the process involved in the STP with the introductory session on the layout as a miniature model of the whole treatment plant for the students and followed by visit to each treatment unit. One of the chemist, Mr. R. Ilayakumar who was accompanied with the team and explained about each unit like Screening, Primary Settling, Aeration, Digester, Secondary Settling and Chlorination. He also mentioned that, it is one among the biggest treatment plant in Tamil Nadu which treats the domestic wastewater from 13 zones of Chennai city and has a capacity of 120 MLD.

The students gained knowledge about practical application of sewage treatment and how the impurities are removed at various levels. The sludge removed from the primary clarifier is fed into the digestor thickener for the production of biogas and later in the gas holding tank. The gas H2S is removed by adding sodium hydroxide to prevent corrosion. The treated effluent is send to Sriperumbudur through underground conduits for industrial usage. Finally visit to lab to know how the characteristics of sewage is done at various stages and noted daily. The chemist also pointed out the standards prescribed by the TNPCB. During the visit,students interaction with officials and the chemist were very much appreciated.

 

Department of Civil Engineering- Alumni visited

Date of Interaction

Name of Alumni

Designation

Organisation

No of students attended

Details of Discussion

31/10/2018

Mr. Soumyajit Paul

Data Scientist

Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Science

Advanced Infrastructure systems

60

Opportunity of higher studies abroad

17/11/2018

Mr. S. Vivek Chaudhary

Senior Engineer

Tendering and Proposals

Industrial and large water systems

L &T construction, Chennai

120

Work culture at L & T

Skills required to get placement in L &T

23/12/2018

2008-12 Batch students

Alumni meet

26 participants

26

 

16/02/2019.

Mr. S. Balachandar

Design Engineer

TCE, Chennai

35

Placement training