Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIEST Shibpur (erstwhile B.E. College and BESU Shibpur)
Thirty-sixth Centenary Lecture by
Prof. Pradip Kumar Ray
Emeritus Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (Alumnus 1979)
27th Sept 2022; 7:00PM onwards
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Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (Erstwhile Bengal Engineering College Shibpur, and Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur), the second oldest engineering institute in India, has been contributing to the nation's glory since its establishment on 24th November 1856. Department of Mechanical Engineering completes 100 years of existence in 2021. The department started its journey with a diploma course on Mechanical Engineering in 1921. The Bachelor's degree course was introduced in 1930. The Master's degree courses have been on offer since 1954. Since its inception, the department has had a rich legacy of producing extremely talented engineers, scientists, and academicians who have reached the pinnacle of success in their respective domains. The department has earned its name and fame, nationally and internationally, through its systematic teaching and research.
The academic society of the students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME). A number of international societies have their student section associated with the department, viz. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Indian Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Centenary Lecture starts at 7:00 PM on every Tuesday
December 2021 marked the beginning of the Centenary Celebrations for the department. The inaugural ceremony was held on 28th Dec 2021. A series of events, mostly in online mode, are taking place as part of the celebration. A Centenary Lecture Series (CLS) is in progress under which weekly invited lectures are being delivered by eminent speakers (including department's alumni) from industrial organizations as well as educational and research institutes. More information on various ongoing events can be found on the relevant (events) tabs.
First Lady Mechanical Engineer from the InstituteIla Majumdar (Ghose), '51 ME
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(YouTube video; courtesy: Prof. Amitabha Ghosh)