The Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IT-BHU has celebrated its Annual Technical Festival, ANVESHAN on 2nd -3rd April. The Event was organised under the auspices of Met Soc, BHU and IIM Varanasi, Students Affiliate Chapter. The Platinum Sponsor of the fest was HEADSTRONG, Inc. The Gold sponsor was TATA STEEL and the silver sponsor being M N Dastur and Company (P) Ltd. Also was the event supported by the beloved Alumni of the Institute who graduated in the past.
The event began with an Inaugural Function in which Prof. BD Singh, Rector, Banaras Hindu University, presided over the function. Mr Bimlendra Jha vice president (Long Products) of TATA Steel was the chief guest and he said that Banaras has its own charm unmatched by any other city and is thankful to this auspicious city where he spent his 4 years during his course of Engineering. He did his B.Tech in Ceramic Engineering from IT-BHU and graduated in 1990 from this institute and came over to attend the function by a charter flight. Prof. AK Ghose head of the department and Prof. Sunil Mohan chairman of Anveshan welcomed the dignitaries. The Inaugural Function was also graced by Prof KP Singh director of Institute of Technology, BHU and Prof GN Agrawal dean faculty of Engineering & Technology. The Rector, while addressing the students said that such events are very important for the development of the students and they should all strive for excellence and never become complacent.
1)Dr Rajendra Jumar, ex-Director, NML Jamshedpur being greeted by Prof A.K. Ghose(Left), Head, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IT-BHU and Prof S.N. Ojha(Right)
2)Prof. B.D. Singh, Rector, BHU paying floral tributes to Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Maliviya Ji, The founder of Banaras Hindu University
3)Mr Bimlendra Jha, receiving mementos from Rector, BHU and Director, IT-BHU
4)Audience comprising of dignitaries, faculty members and the students
Mr Gaurav Agrawal (B.Tech Part 4), Convener of Anveshan’11 presented the Vote of thanks. The entire Inaugural program was hosted of Mr Rahul Shukla co convener of Anveshan’11 and Miss Pakhi Mahawar of B.Tech Part 2, Met. Engg.
1)The Kulgeet team coordinated by Piyush Ranjan(back row, centre) of IDD(Part 4)
2)The Inaugural Function was hosted by Rahul Shukla, Co-Convener and Pakhi Mahawar
The Inaugural Function was followed by a very interactive Guest Lecture by Mr. Bimlendra Jha who spoke on “Thinking Clearly” from the inner conscience to improve our outer life and manage oneself. The kind of lecture was appreciated by all the faculty members of the department.
After the Lunch, The students, faculty members and all the dignitaries enjoyed the live screening of IND vs SL ICC world cup finals in big screen. The fest witnessed a great participation of nearly 500 students on Day 1. Several competitive events were also carried simultaneously in other presentation rooms.
Watching WC Finals: Students in very festive mood
ANVESHAN, Annual Technical Fest of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi was organized the second time with the intention of providing metallurgical Engineering students across the country a platform where they can learn, explore and implement their ideas in the field of metallurgy and materials science.
The KEY EVENT of ANVESHAN 2011 was R-3: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in which a business plan to dispose wastes coming out from industries was required to be made by participants.
There was another event named Snapshot, in which the peculiar micrographs and some industrial photographs were invited from students across the country. Nearly 200 pictures were displayed at the venue i.e. Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi.
1)Photographs displayed for Snapshot 2) Ricerca (Poster Presentation): The judgement time
Other successful events are Ricerca: Paper and Poster Presentation in which papers were invited in categories such as Materials Science and Non-Conventional Sources of Energy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy. The judges were the faculty members from different Engineering Departments of the country and the emeritus professors of the Department.
Other events which made this fest very special:
Innoviz: Social Innovation Ideas;
Cadence: Quiz, Debate and Panel Discussion;
Sanrachna: Model Making;
Prashna: Industry Defined Problems;
Code Metallurgy: The Modelling and Simulation competition
A physical model of Blast Furnace(with GCP): Model prepared for taking part in Sanrachna (Model Making Competition)
Not only this, Anveshan aims at providing knowledge to the participants by hosting a series of Guest Lectures in which eminent people from across the country are invited to deliver lectures in various topics. The speakers find it very wonderful to talk to the young minds and also in visiting this holistic city of Temples and Ghats. The internship opportunities were also provided to the budding metallurgical Engineers by these speakers. The Guests invited were:
Mr Nishith Sharma: CEO and Founder, Major and Minor
Mr S Umashankar: Coordinator, Green Rating Project, Centre for Science and Environment
Dr Rajendra Kumar, Ex-Director, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur
1)Mr Umashankar receiving memento from Dr K K Singh, Co-Chairman, Anveshan’11
2)Mr Nishith Sharma giving guest lecture on 3rd April
There was huge prize money in Anveshan and the Cash Money of rupees 1.20 lakhs were distributed to all the prize winners at the Valedictory Function held in the Evening of 3rd April, 2011 despite of several hurdles came along the way. The certificates were distributed to the prize winners and participation certificates were provided to all outside participants. Also, the travel fare for all outside participants was provided in the end.
1)A student of BESU, Kolkata receiving prize from Mr Vikas Jindal, Hony Treasurer, Anveshan 2011
2)Core Team of Anveshan’11 with Dr. Sunil Mohan, Chairman, Anveshan 2011 after Valedictory Fn
Some very special aspects of ANVESHAN which makes it different from all other Fests are:
1.New Concept of Events introduced every year(Anveshan’11: R3, Snapshot; Anveshan’10: Innoviz)
2.Prizes given right away at the valedictory, thereby making the participants happy by keeping up with the promise
3.No Registration fees for the Event from any external participant
4.The ANVESHAN bank account is audited by an independent chartered accountant and the copy of the report is submitted to Head, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Vice Chancellor, BHU and Finance Officer, BHU
5.Reimbursement of travel fare for external participants.
This year, the event was organised in an extremely short duration of 1 month and 10 days because of certain problems. But, the next year, everything is going to be planned from 6 months in advance and the aim is to invite at least 200 outside participants.
As the Convener of Anveshan 2011, Mr. Agrawal feels that the opportunity the students get through these fests is something which should not be ignored and there is a very good chance of these students getting placed in core companies as the participation matters a lot.
He himself has been offered a pre placement offer from TATA STEEL and will be joining the Jamshedpur facility from the coming July.
Mr Gaurav Agrawal, Convenor, Anveshan 2011, giving vote of thanks at the Inaugural Function
He is very thankful to his Anveshan Team, Prof. AK Ghose, Professor and Head Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IT-BHU, Dr Sunil Mohan, Chairman, Anveshan’11, Dr K.K. Singh, Co-Chairman and Mr Vikas Jindal, Hony. Treasurer, Anveshan’11, who have also organised Anveshan 2010 at Swatantrata Bhawan, BHU.
Chairman – Anveshan 2011
Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005