Eminent Alumni Lecture Series


Centre for Alumni Affairs & International Relations (CAAIR) of National Institute of Technology Durgapur has initiated an Eminent Alumni Lecture Series by distinguished alumni member from industry, R&D and academia. There are many alumni members who are doing exceptionally well in the fields of academia, research, industries, entrepreneurship and other areas. This lecture series ensures mutual benefit of the students as well as the alumni members. Through this interaction, the alumni get a scope to share their practical experiences. Moreover, they get a glimpse of the future generation of our Institute. On the other hand, this lecture series reconnects the alumni with their college and gives them a fantastic scope to give back to their alma mater. The students get an opportunity to clear their doubts regarding any of the topics from the alumni members during these lecture series. This makes their learning experience more comprehensive. Initially, the lecture series is being organized in person. We are planning to make this lecture series through video-conferencing; so that real-time communication between the alumni (especially from abroad) and students can be made possible. This video-conferencing will also save time and allow more and more number of students to communicate with our distinguished alumni.

Eminent Speaker : Jayanta Biswas (1984, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Associate director and outstanding scientist in Nuclear Power Compention of Industrial Ltd.

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Online Platform : SAC
Date: January 4, 2020

Eminent Speaker : Biman Saha (1984, BE, Dept.)
Deputy General Manager, Hindustan Petroleum, Bombay

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Online Platform : SAC
Date: January 4, 2020

Eminent Speaker : Biswajeet Mukherjee (YOP, BE, Electronics and electrical engineering)
Risk Analytic Division, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Eminent Speaker : Mr.Sandeep Kapoor (1987, BE, Dept.)
President of NIT Delhi

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Online Platform : SAC
Date: January 4, 2020

Eminent Speaker : Dr.Debashish Ghosh (YOP, BE, Metallurgy)
Senior principal scientist, CMERI Durgapur

Topic : Global Alumni Meet
Online Platform : SAC
Date: January 5, 2020

Eminent Speaker : Prof.Bikramjt Basu (1995, BE, Dept.)
Professor of IISC Bangalore

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Eminent Speaker : Mr. Arijit Bannerjee (1995, BE, Electrical engineering)
Executive Director,IBM

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Eminent Speaker : Mr. Subhendu Das (YOP, BE, Mechanical engineering)
Leader Global Supply Chain Organisation, USA

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Eminent Speaker : Prof. Dibakar Sen (1997, BE, Mechanical)
Professor of mechanical engineering, IISC

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Eminent Speaker : Prof. Pradipta Ghosh (2005, BE, Metarial engineering)
Professor of mechanical engineering, professor of Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Topic : Intellectuals: The Architec of Society
Venue : Seminar room
Date: January 27, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Jyoti Prasad Bhattacharya (1982, BE, Electrical Engg.)
Managing Director, Deem Roll Tech Ltd.,Ahmedabad India

Topic : Entrepreneurship- A career choice for Technocrats
Venue : ME Semianr Hall, NIT Durgapur
Date: February 4, 2020 - 3:30 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr.Subir Chowdhury (1981, BE, Mechanical engineering)
CEO, JCB India Ltd.

Topic : Intellectuals: The Architec of Society
Venue : NAB 401
Date: February 10, 2020 - 5:15 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr.Subir Kumar Saha (1983, BE, Mechanical engineering)
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi

Topic : Robotics to rural
Venue : Seminar room
Date: February 12, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Mahendranath Mishra (YOP, BE, Dept.)
Design Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Topic : Role of mechanical and electrical design engineering in petroleum industry and IT industry
Venue : Seminar room
Date: February 24, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Prof. Brahmacharian Ajatachaitanya (YOP, BE, Dept.)
Dept. of Computer Science, Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute

Topic : The interface of operations research and analytics
Venue : DM Sen Auditorium
Date: February 28, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Sabas Fernando (YOP, BE, Dept.)
Dy. General Manager TATA Motors, Jamshedpur

Topic : Automotive industry challenges & opportunities
Online Platform : SAC
Date: March 14, 2020 - 3:30 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Piyush Saurabh (2012, B.Tech, Mechanical Engg.)
Sr Manager TATA Motors , Jamshedpur

Topic : Automotive industry challenges & opportunities
Online Platform : SAC
Date: March 15, 2020 - 10:10 a.m.

Eminent Speaker : Prof. Parthasarathi Mandal (YOP, BE, Dept.)
professor of Biomedical and structural mechanics,university of Manchester , UK

Topic : Multi-Disciplinary aspects of Biomedical Engineering
Venue : Seminar room
Date: March 12, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Dr. Mou Sen (1996, BE, Chemical engineering)
Jt. Director , Directorate of MSME Govt. of West Bengal

Topic : Career opportunities for engineers
Online Platform : Skype call
Date: May 22, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Subrata Dutta (1991, BE, Civil engineering)
Vice president(Marketing), SBU Head, Everest Industries, New Delhi

Topic : Reset - Reshape - Ramp up post COVID-19
Online platform : Zoom meeting
Date: May 23, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

Eminent Speaker : Dr. Poulami Das (2012, BE, ECE)
Graduate teaching assistant, , Georgia Tech. Research Intern, Microsoft USA

Topic : Post COVID career opportunities
Online platform : Skype call
Date: May 23, 2020 - 6:30 a.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Aditya Bhattacharjee (YOP, BE, Dept.)
Senior Technical Specialist, Worley, London,UK

Topic : Institute to Industry: How to aim beyond the horizon
Online platform : Skype call
Date: May 30, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Rajib Ghosh (1997, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Co-Founder & CRO Kornchain Limited,
London, Greater London, UK

Topic : Covid Impact on Employment & Remedies: Large Enterprises VS Startups
Date: May 31, 2020 - 11:00 A.M.
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Eminent Speaker : Mr. Deepal Kanti Das
(2009, B.Tech, Mechanical)
MS & MBA(Gold Medalist)
National University of Singapore
Business Operations and Alalytics Manager
Dell Technologies, Singapore

Topic : Recession Proof Career Strategies (Part I & Part II)
Date: May 31, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. (Part I)
Date: June 6, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. (Part II)
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Eminent Speaker : Mr. Anirban Sengupta (1998, BE, Mechanical engineering)
Head-Digital Application Services at Wipro Digital

Topic : Choosing right career path in technology almost ever-changing global trends
Online platform : Skype call
Date: june 6, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Manoj Krishna Majumder (2004, BE, Mechanical engineering)
Principle Researcher, Product Application Research Group TATA Steel, Jamshedpur,Jharkhand

Topic : Career goal and work motivation
Online platform : Skype call
Date: june 13, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.

Eminent Speaker : Prof. Tarasankar DebRoy (1969, BE, Dept.)
professor of pennstate university, USA

Topic : Mechanistic models and Machine learning in metal printing
Online platform : Microsoft teams
Date: june 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Prof. K. K. Sankaran (1970, BE, Metallurgical Engineering)
Adjunct proffesor,university of North Texas, USA

Topic : Metallurgy & design of alloy
Online platform : Microsoft teams
Date: june 29, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Dr. Partha Patra (YOP, BE, Dept.)
Associate Research Scientist and Adjunct professor , Columbia University, New york, USA

Topic : Some fundamental concepts in synthesis and application of particulate suspensions
Online platform : Microsoft teams
Date: july 7, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Prof. Mrinal Mandal (YOP, BE, Dept.)
professor of department of Electrical & computer Engineering ,University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada

Topic : Machine learning for computer aided diagnosis
Online platform : Google meet
Date: july 9, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Prof. Samrat Choudhury (1998, BE, Metallurgical Engineering)
Assistant Professor , University of Idaho Moscow, USA

Topic : Machine learning guided multi-scale modeling of materials
Online platform : Microsoft teams
Date: july 25, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Dr. Shibendu Shekhar Roy (1999, BE, Mechanical engineering)
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,NIT Durgapur

Topic : Industry 4.0 & additive manufacturing
Online platform : Google Meet
Date: August 15, 2020 - 5:30 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Subrata Bhattacharya (1982, BE, Metallurgy Engineering)
Director, Technical and Business Devolopment, Jindal Stainless Ltd. India

Topic : Open house interaction with students, researchers and faculty members of NIT Durgapur
Online platform : Microsoft Teams
Date: August 29, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Dr. Raghu Thatikonda (1984, BE, Dept.)
Knowledge based process and product development for aerospace application

Topic : Scientist & Associate Director head(research team) defence metallurgical laboratory Hydrabad, India
Online platform : Microsoft Teams
Date: August 31, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Mr. Niraj Kumar (1998, BE, Metallurgy Engineering)
Delivery project executive - IBM, USA

Topic : Exponential technology : Building better planet
Online platform : Google Meet
Date: September 4, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Eminent Speaker : Dr. Subhash Ranjan Pati (1971, BE, Metallurgical Engg.)
Founder, Materials Technology Solutions, Loveland, Ohio, USA

Topic : Materials Technology for Long Term Reliability of Pulp & Paper Mill Process Equipment
Venue : Golden Jubilee Seminar Room, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering. NIT Durgapur
Date: February 05, 2018
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An invited talk, which is a part of the Eminent Alumni Lecture series was jointly organised by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NIT Durgapur and Alumni Cell, NIT Durgapur on February 05, 2018 at NIT Durgapur. The talk was delivered by Dr. Subhash Ranjan Pati, an eminent alumnus of the Institute and the topic was "Materials Technology for Long Term Reliability of Pulp & Paper Mill Process Equipment". The paper industry is one of the most important industries in green India. The enhancement of the equipment such as Fourdrinier machines, pulpers, refiners etc. is really essential. The material make-up of the equipment decides the longevity, as the properties of the material determine the amount of stress, the machine can withstand. Suitable material usage can improve the machinery and its reliability as well.

Eminent Speaker : Subhas Samanta (1969, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Former Head, Industrial Engineering Dept., Durgapur Steel Plant, Durgapur

Topic : Role of Indian Yoga & Meditation for Engineering Profession
Venue : ME Seminar Room, NIT Durgapur
Date: February 05, 2018
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On 22nd February, 2018, NIT Durgapur’s notable alumni, Mr. Subhash Chandra Samanta, Former Head, Industrial Engineering Dept., Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), Durgapur and Alumnus of this Institute graced everyone with his wonderful speech on yoga and its impact in engineering profession. He taught everyone about the advantages of different asanas in yoga, Hathayoga and Rajayoga which talks about the physical and mental purification, how to cope up with the increasing stress levels in the day to day life. Yoga is important for the healthy being of everyone. It creates a sense of total balance between all the body parts. So its an essential discipline that must be added in an engineers daily routine. The seminar was really helpful and gave a new perspective to every student.

Eminent Speaker : Das Ajee Kamath (1990, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Chairman and Managing Director, GYATK RVCR Apparatus (P) Ltd., Pune, India

Topic : RVCR-The Evolutionary leap in Kinematic Mechanism leading to the birth of New age Machines
Venue : Hall, NIT Durgapur
Date: March 17, 2018
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The jointly organised ‘Eminent Alumni Lecture’ by NIT Durgapur Alumni Cell and Team Aavishkar 2018 presented us with an interactive session on the Revolutionary RVCR Technology with Mr Ajee Kamath Das, Chairman and MD of GYATK RVCR APPARATUS (P) LTD & Alumnus of this institute on 17th March 2018. The inventor narrated the journey of how his sheer thought in his young age got developed into RVCR. He amazingly explained the working of the complex RVCR in layman’s terms and its superiority through the intelligent use of his presentation. His anecdotes added good flavour to the session and the lecture concluded with photo-shoots of the eminent alumnus with his alma-mater juniors and professors.

Eminent Speaker : Sukanta Mitra (1991, BE, Metallurgical Engg.)
CEO, Alpha Numero Technology Solutions, USA

Topic : Startup- more of a mind than company or business
Venue : Assembly Hall, NIT Durgapur
Date: April 14, 2018
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The Eminent Alumni Lecture was delivered by Mr. Sukanta Mitra, CEO, Alpha Numero Technology Solutions, USA and Alumnus of REC Durgapur on 14th April, 2018 and topic was ” Startup- more of a mind than company or business”. The interaction enlightened the young minds of the students with the basic understanding of a start-up. The speaker taught us how the connection of minds affects the success of a start-up. He also acquainted us with how a company deals tough times and emerge victoriously. He also shared the success stories of his organisation Alpha-Numero through the years and how it subdued its competitors.

Eminent Speaker : Swayamdipta Bhaduri (2010, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Topic : Tiny Bacteria can Solve a Mega Problem: A Green Solution to Global Warming
Venue : ME Seminar Room, NIT Durgapur
Date: April 19, 2018
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The talk was delivered by Dr. Swayamdipta Bhaduri, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada and Alumnus of NIT Durgapur on 19th April, 2018. Through the presentation, students were able to understand the innovative way the speaker has devised to capture and store the culprits of the global warming, the greenhouse gases inside underground natural voids bounded by walls made non-porous by a sealing crystal released from bacteria in chemically treated environment thus enhancing the mechanical strength. He plans to make his idea a reality using state-of-art nanotechnology.

Eminent Speaker : Dilip Kumar Pratihar (1988, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

Topic : Role of Computational Intelligence in Robotics Research
Venue : Assembly Hall, NIT Durgapur
Date: May 04, 2018
Summary :
On 4th May 2018, Prof. Dilip Kumar Pratihar, Professor of IIT Khargapur and Alumnus of this Institute delivered an invited talk on “The Role of Computational Intelligence in Robotics Research” under Eminent Alumni Lecture Series. Robotics and AI is the most recent development in the technological world. In his talk, he discussed several concepts Computational Intelligence techniques like Fuzzy logic, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithm (GA), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Neuro-Fuzzy and their application in robot intelligence and robotics research.

Eminent Speaker : Kingshuk Ghosh (1972, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Head, Mechanical Design, CSME, Kolkata

Topic : A General Approach to the Design & Manufacturing Practice of Cylindrical Gear Speed Reducers
Venue : ME Seminar Room, NIT Durgapur
Date: September 28, 2018
Summary :
The talk was delivered by Mr. Kingshuk Ghosh, Head, Mechanical Design, CSME, Kolkata and Alumnus of REC Durgapur on 28th September, 2018 and topic was ”A General Approach to the Design & Manufacturing Practice of Cylindrical Gear Speed Reducers”. This seminar has been designed to impart some knowledge on mechanical drives such as belts, chains and gears in terms of improved lubrication, proper alignment and fastening techniques. It was a comprehensive, highly practical and an interactive program.

Eminent Speaker : Rathindranath Maiti (1974, BE, Mechanical Engg.)
Former Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

Topic : Design Evolution of ORBIT Motor
Venue : ME Seminar Room, NIT Durgapur
Date: October 05, 2018
Summary :
An invited talk, which is a part of the Eminent Alumni Lecture series was organised by Centre for Alumni Affairs & International Relations on October 05, 2018 at NIT Durgapur. The talk was delivered by Prof. Rathindra Nath Maiti, an eminent alumnus of the Institute, Former Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur and the topic was "Design Evolution of ORBIT Motor".