The most awaited National level technical symposium, KRATORQ2018, was conducted on 28th September 2018 by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SRMIST, Vadapalani campus. The department has taken the meticulous initiatives to encourage the students to acquire knowledge in science and technology and also familiar with current trends happening in industry. This symposium served as a platform for students to showcase their talents and their interests towards various technologies.
The Inaugural function of KRATORQ’18 was privileged by the presence of the guests Mr. G. S. Shankar, Engineering Manager, Innovation & Technology Development Division, Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai and Mr. P.Venkatesan, Hinduja Foundries, Ennore plant, Chennai. The inaugural function was presided by Dr.K.Duraivelu, Dean (E&T) and Dr.S.Karthikeyan , Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, proposed the welcome address.
Guest of honour Mr. P. Venkatesan encouraged the students with his inspiring speech and gave valuable insights about Industry 4.0 and latest foundry technology techniques. He compared the difference in the technologies before 30 years and today and mentioned the engagement of more sophisticated simulation software in foundry industries.
Chief Guest Mr. G. S. Shankar delivered his address on the emerging technologies in the field of Mechanical and automotive Engineering, 3D printing, Big data, virtual testing Engineering, and Artificial intelligence. He insisted the students to undergo MOOC courses to enhance their skills in latest technologies.
The souvenir on KRATORQ’18 was released by the dignitaries. The inaugural function was concluded by vote of thanks by Mr. R. A. Arul Raja, Assistant Professor.
Students from various Engineering colleges across India have participated in large numbers and took part in various technical and non technical events like Robo war, RC racing, Paper presentation, CAD Modeling, Lathe Master, Wild welder, wood pecker, HR Skills and so on.
The valedictory function was organized in the evening. Prizes worth Rs. 1 Lakh were distributed to the winners of various events.
All the participant were given participant certificate motivate them. The program ended with national anthem.