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Seminar on Industrial design concepts and Core Industry jobs for Mech, Civil and EEE Engineers

The seminar on “Industrial Design Concepts and Core Industry Jobs” held on February 28, 2024, at GUPCE campus, organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, covered a broad spectrum of topics essential for aspiring engineers entering the industry. Led by Er. S. Kumaresan, B.E., M.B.A., whose illustrious career spans significant roles in Design and R&D at Lucas TVS, L&T, and Cameron. The panelists included Correspondent Thiru.R.Rajesh Ravichandar, Principal Dr. J. Japhyth, and Mr. Tennison, HOD of Mechanical Engineering. the session was structured to provide students with comprehensive insights into industrial design principles and core job opportunities within the industry.

1. Introduction to Industrial Design: The seminar commenced with an overview of industrial design, emphasizing its importance in product development and innovation. Er. S. Kumaresan delved into the fundamental concepts of design thinking, highlighting its role in problem-solving and enhancing user experiences.

2. Design Processes and Methodologies: Students were introduced to various design processes and methodologies employed in industries, including ideation, prototyping, and iterative design. The speaker elucidated the significance of each stage and shared real-world examples to illustrate their application.

3. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): Understanding the lifecycle of a product is crucial for engineers involved in design and development. The seminar provided insights into PLM practices, covering aspects such as concept development, design validation, manufacturing, and end-of-life considerations.

4. Case Studies and Best Practices: Er. S. Kumaresan shared insightful case studies from his extensive experience in companies like Lucas TVS, L&T, and Cameron. These case studies showcased successful design projects, highlighting best practices, challenges faced, and innovative solutions implemented.

5. Emerging Technologies and Trends: In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, staying abreast of emerging trends is imperative for engineers. The seminar touched upon cutting-edge technologies such as additive manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual reality (VR), discussing their impact on industrial design and future job prospects.

6. Core Industry Job Opportunities: One of the key highlights of the seminar was the exploration of various job opportunities available in core industries. Er. S. Kumaresan provided valuable insights into roles such as design engineer, research and development specialist, product manager, and quality assurance engineer, outlining the skills and qualifications required for each position.

7. Interactive Q&A Session: The seminar concluded with an interactive question-and-answer session, allowing students to seek clarification on specific topics discussed and engage in meaningful dialogue with the panelists.

Overall, the seminar on “Industrial Design Concepts and Core Industry Jobs” proved to be an enriching experience for the students, equipping them with valuable knowledge, insights, and practical guidance to pursue successful careers in the field of mechanical engineering and industrial design.

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