Anna University, Madras Institute of Technology Campus and CSIR-SERC, Chennai
16-17 March 2017, Venue : Rajam Hall, MIT Campus, Chrompet, Chennai-44
-> MIT, Chennai
In 1949, Shri. C.Rajam, the founder, gave the newly independent India-Madras Institute of Technology(MIT), so that MIT could establish a strong technical base that was very much needed in the country. It was the rare genius and vision of its founder that made MIT offer courses like Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Instrumentation Technology for the first time in our country. It was merged with Anna University in the year 1978. Now it also provides technical education in other engineering fields such as Rubber and Plastic Technology, Production Technology, Information Technology and Computer Science and Engineering. The Department of Aerospace Engineering was established in 1949 as Faculty of Aeronautics in the Madras Institute of Technology Campus, for furthering the cause of Aerospace Research in the new born nation. It is the first department that offered undergraduate (UG) programme in Aeronautical Engineering in India. Till date, the Department has been leading the way in propelling indigenous research in Aerospace field. This was made a reality through the competent, devoted and efficient faculty and highly sophisticated state-of-art laboratory facilities. The department runs one full time undergraduate (UG), and three full time post graduate (PG) programmes. The department also offers MS (By research) and Ph.D programmes in various research areas related to Aerospace Engineering.
-> CSIR-SERC, Chennai
CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, is one of the national laboratories under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. CSIR-SERC has built-up excellent facilities and expertise for the analysis, design and testing of structures and structural components. Services of CSIR-SERC are being extensively used by the Central and State Governments and public and private sector undertakings. CSIR-SERC has well established the state-of-the-art Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) facility catering to the industrial, academic and research needs of the country. CSIR-SERC has been carrying out various wind tunnel investigations for both R&D and industrial applications, viz. building aerodynamics, power plant structures, vehicle aerodynamics, etc.