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Engineers' Day India - 15th September

Engineers' Day India - 15th September

Engineers' Day India - 15th September

Birthday of Bharata Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

September 15 is a memorable day in the annals of the engineering fraternity in the country as on this day in 1861 (many many years ago), Bharata Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the towering personality in the history of Indian engineering, was born. Indian Engineers celebrate Engineers' Day This year the the Institution of Engineers had chosen the theme ‘Engineering Preparedness for Disaster Mitigation’.



About The Day                                                                                                   

September 15 is a memorable day in the annals of the engineering fraternity in the country  as on this day 148 years ago, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the towering personality in the history of Indian engineering, was born.
In recognition of his monumental services towards national development and for the cause of engineering, Sir Visvesvaraya was honoured by the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in the year 1955. The Institution of Engineers (India) observes September 15 every year as the Engineers’ Day.
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
Birthday 15 September 1861
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44th Engineer's Day - 2011

Theme: Engineering Preparedness for Disaster Mitigation

43rd Engineers' Day - 15 September 2010

For this year the Council of the Institution of Engineers India had selected the theme “Impending Paradigm Shift in Engineering Sciences and Future Challenges”.

We are currently at the early but secure and irreversible stages of a remarkable and far reaching technological revolution. The engineering sectors have emerged as a science based knowledge intensive high technology area with serious repercussion for technical change, competitiveness, growth in employment, trade patterns, location of manufacturing activities and global division of labour. Moreover an essential part of the new development is to make attempts to resolve the pressing environmental problems and preserve the global eco-system.

Therefore an overhauling of our approach to meet the new challenges is much required. The agents of change are driving a new paradigm shift today. The signs are all around us. The introduction of the personal computer and the internet impacted both personal and business environments, and is a catalyst for a paradigm Shift. We are shifting from a mechanistic manufacturing industrial society to an organic, service based, information centered society, and increases in technology will continue to impact globally. New issues are emerging as a sequel of this shift in focus.  Multidisciplinary Engineering Sciences integrating the sciences with engineering has created a new demand on the engineering and technological institutions and has consequently brought in New Challenges for them. Change is inevitable. Let’s open the dialogue and let IEI, the premier professional body of Engineers address the issue in its right perspective at the 43rd Engineers Day.
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42nd Engineers' Day - September 2009                                                     

Green is the theme for this year.
As a part of celebration of the day, a central theme of national importance is chosen every year and deliberated at various State and Local Centres as well as the Overseas Chapters of the Institution to educate the society and the engineering community as well. This year the the Institution had chosen the theme ‘Engineering Solutions to Combat Climate Change’.

Institute Bulletin On The Theme

Climate change has become serious threat to society affecting environment, terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity. Mankind’s relentless and ever increasing consumption of fossil fuels is the major cause behind climate change. Our dependency on carbon based fuels has resulted in rapid increase of atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, and the outcome is global warming resulting in more frequent severe weather conditions and damage to many natural ecosystems.
'Carbon footprint’ which is a measure of the impact of human activities on the amount of greenhouse gases needs to be radically reduced. Companies, products, services have to bear the social responsibility of kicking out carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Combating climate change requires the commercialization of low emission technologies in various sections of application. The engineering fraternity has a special role to play to neutralize the adverse effects on the climate. Efforts should continue for producing power using solar photovoltaic, second generation biofuels, fourth generation nuclear fuels and developing smarter grid capacity for transmission. Conservation of water, efficient management of solid wastes and generating wealth from them by recycling process, figuring out the hot spots of energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions are some of the key areas where the engineers can apply their specialized knowledge for combating climate change.
Growth without GHG emission is the need of the day. Application of green technologies, phasing out GHG producing sources and combating the existing effects on climate are the areas of emphasis if the globe is to be saved from extinction.
Conservation of natural resources by adopting strategies for reducing, reusing, recycling and applying engineering solutions for combating emission of GHG is the need which requires addressing by engineers.
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News of Celebration 2009


Andhra Pradesh

M.R. Madhav, JNTU professor emeritus, has been selected for the ‘Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Award’ given by Institution of Engineers (India), A.P. State centre, in recognition of his outstanding contribution in engineering and technology. Five others also will receive the award for the year 2009. 


Engineers' Day was celebarated at Central Design Organization.
It is a premier designs organisation in  the  state dealing with the design work of the irrigation structures include the concrete gravity dams, Earth dams and Earth cum Rockfill dams and Lift irrigation Schemes, Design of Bridges, Undertunnels, Aqueducts, Regulators, Tunnels, canal  alignments and also the design of Radial and Vertical Lift gates and their ancilliary works etc.
Er. B. Lakshmana Rao, Joint Secretary (Technical) Government of Andhra Pradesh addressed the gathering as a chief guest and recounted the achievement of Bharata Ratna Shri. Visweswarayya.
Mr. Lakshmana Rao exhorted the fellow engineers to follow the foot steps of the above eminent engineer and treat him as their ROLE MODEL.

Projects worth of Rs.1.50 lakh crores were taken up under the Jala Yajnam in the state under the able leadership of the late legend Dr. YSR and the engineers of the state should continue them with tempo and vigour to complete them in the stipulated time as scheduled.

Two young engineers Mrs Shanti and Mr Kishan have presented technical lectures as a part of the programme.

 Uttara Pradesh

In Varanasi, the local centre of IEI has organised a programme on Tuesday, inviting environmentalist-cum-engineering professor Veer Bhadra Mishra, who is also the president of Sankata Mochan Foundation ( SMF). Mishra is  a retired professor from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) in the area of fluid mechanics. He has been nominated as a member of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). Mishra was recognised on the United Nations Environmental Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1992 and was a TIME Magazine's Hero of the Planet recipient in 1999 for his work related to cleaning of the Ganga.
Dr. Mishra advocates the application of Advanced Integrated Wastewater Oxidation Pond System (AIWPS) technology for the treatment of sewage. His efforts resulted in its inclusion in the second phase of GAP in Varanasi. The AIWPS technology has been developed and designed by W Oswald and his associate Bailey Green at the University of California in Berkeley, US.

He claims that unlike other technologies used in GAP of Varanasi, the AIWPS technology is carbon negative.  It has established the most efficient way to use solar energy for algal photosynthetic oxygen release from the supporting water and discovering the special design requirements to foster pond methane formation. According to him, this technology has been successfully used at many places in California and elsewhere.

AIWPS is a series of four ponds - advance facultative pond (AFP), high rate pond (HRP), algal settling pond (ASP) and maturation pond (MP). The wastewater is screened and de-gritted before it is allowed to go through the AIWPS. In this technology, produced methane gas is purified 85-88 per cent and collected in the submerged gas collectors. The greenhouse gas emission is minimised and carbon dioxide generated during fermentation and electricity generation is absorbed in the pond. The system is designed to grow crop of algae and release a maximum amount of free molecular oxygen in dissolved state (DO) to the surrounding water under controlled conditions. The DO in soluble form goes to bacteria, which break down organic waste.

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Climate Engineering

Some proposals
J Eric Bigel University of Texas and Lee Lane, American Enterprise Institute
Boats spray seawater droplets inot clouds above the sea to make them reflect more sunlight back into space. This marine cloud technology costing $9 billion can help to fight global warming.
McGill's economist, Chris Green advocates that $100 billion annually commitment to non-carbon based energy research could result in discoveries and technological development that can stop global warming within a century. Technology led effort would have a greater chance of real success and people involvement.


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