March 11, 2016

Tomorrow’s Engineer


MVJ College of Engineering organized a three day intensive workshop on “Tomorrow’s Engineer” from 11-13 March 2016. The workshop was inaugurated by Honourable Chief guest Dr. Krishaswamy Kasturirangan, an Indian space scientist who headed Indian space research organization (ISRO) from 1994 to 2003. He is a recipient of the three major civilian awards from the Government of India,the PadmaShri (1982), Padma Bhushan (1992) and Padma Vibhushan (2000).

INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DR .KASTURIRANGAN The inaugural function of the three day workshop ‘Tomorrow’s Engineer” was followed by an interactive session with the Chief Guest Dr. K. Kasturirangan. In his session he briefed about the first Satellite launched by India- Aryabhata and how the government worked tirelessly with the experts of ISRO to make that dream a reality. Dr. Kasturirangan then went on to share his experiences while working with a number of Prime Ministers of India like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, P.V Narsimharao and I.K Gujral and let us in on a secret that it was in fact, Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was instrumental in changing the name of Chandrayana to Chandrayana-1. He then shifted our attention to the present scenario of satellites that ISRO is developing. These satellites are at par with any US and European made satellites and are capable of sensing the radiations coming from the Van Allen Radiation Belt surrounding the earth. He concluded with a very humble note saying that he is not unique but in fact, he is like any one of us. Each of us has the capability and potential to venture into new horizons.