Engineering & Technology

Introduction

The Faculty of Engineering & Technology at AKS University, Satna has been successful in establishing itself in this part of India as a leading research and academic group, even though it represents a relatively young academic discipline. This is confirmed by the regular interaction with the industry, academia and research establishments. In the field of all engineering disciplines, our group is closely associated with, in areas related to our core competence.

We are also pleased to report that intake into our various B.Tech and Diploma level programs, has students from all over the country. Commencing the courses in 2012-13, today we have completed four successful academic sessions, with our students marching towards their 8th semester at the end of June 2016.The second batch of Diploma students are going to pass out at the end of June 2016.

Faculty of Engineering and Technology has disciplines comprising various branches like Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Cement Technology, Food Technology, Agriculture Engg., Computer Science & Mining engineering which is primarily statutory and applied in nature draws strength from core branches and support from IT, Environmental Sciences etc.

Cement technology at AKS University is the first of its kind in the country in B.Tech. level. These courses are of day to day importance and relevance to the industry and social needs. Efforts are being made to continually upgrade curriculum to incorporate emerging technologies and latest pedagogical methods to maximize learning through-out. AKS has prioritized areas like infrastructure, laboratories, knowledge-base and collaborations with industry as well as leading national and international academic institutions and professional societies.

 

The faculty of Engineering & Technology is performing under the leadership of Dr. G.K. Pradhan (B.Tech, M.Tech & Ph.D. in Mining) as Dean (Engg. & Tech.).

Department Headed By Qualification
Civil Dr. P.K. Majumdar Ph.D. IISC Banglore, M.Tech. IIT Roorkee
Mechanical Dr. Pankaj Shrivastav Ph.D. from NIT Allahabad, M.Tech IIT Delhi
Electrical Er. Rama Shukla M.Tech.,
Cement Technology Prof. G.C. Mishra, Ex- Additional Director, NCCBM M.Sc.Tech (Geology) from ISM Dhanbad
Mining Dr. B.K.Mishra Ph.D. from BHU

 

Cement Technology

Future in Cement Technology, must see this video. 

 

 

We are the first university in India, who is offering B.Tech.(Cement Technology) course.

 

India is the second largest cement producing nation in the world, producing approximate 270 million tons and China has capacity of 2000 million tons. Satna is situated in one of the largest limestone clusters of the country and contributing 8-9% to total production of Cement in India. Ten large capacity cement plants are presently operating in and around Satna and equal number of cement plants are expected to be installed in near future.

According to recent surveys, the cement industry is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years to cater the growing infrastructure and real estate projects. As a result, there will be more employment in all these sectors.

Satna is known as Cement City of India.

Jobs and Scopes

As per the new policy of Govt. of India there will be huge investment in infrastructural sectors. The demand of cement is going to be double i.e. approximately 550 MT. To produce 550 MT the technical man power requirement has to be doubled from the present state. In fact, working in the cement industry is also considered as a lucrative career option for the freshers and the youngsters. Some of the well known cement companies in the country are: 

Ambuja Cements Ltd, J.K Cement Ltd, Grasim Industries Ltd, Associated Cement Company Ltd (ACC), Madras Cement Ltd., Cement Corporation Of India, Birla Corporation Ltd., Jaypee Cement, Sanghi Industries. Binani Cement Ltd., La’Farage India., Holcim India, Heidelberg India, Shree Cement Ltd.etc., Century Cement, Ramco Cement, Altratech Cement etc.

 

Programmes

 

B.Tech. (Cement Technology)  - 4 years

Polytechnic Diploma (Cement Technology) - 3  Years

Civil Engineering Department

Build your future in Civil Engineering ? A Motivational Video

 

Introduction

Civil engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including structure such as bridges, roads, canals, dams, buildings, sea ports, power plants and airports. 

 

Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. Civil engineering takes place in all levels: in the public sector from municipal to federal levels, and in the private sector from individual homeowners to international companies.

 

The entire infrastructural framework of a modern nation is the creation of civil engineers. Their role is to ensure safe, timely and well-resourced completion of projects in many areas, including highway construction, waste management, coastal development and geotechnical engineering.

 

Job Prospects

In India, things are looking up in the infrastructure sector. There is  great employment prospects for civil engineers in government, public sectors and private sectors like the railways, municipal bodies, the Defenses, National Highway Authority of India, government development authorities like the DDA and government housing authority, BHEL and many more. 

Opportunities exist in the public and private sectors in large numbers in all branches of design, construction and maintenance, infrastructure development in both India and abroad. Right now construction industry is booming as there is growth in infrastructure requirement throughout the country. This is going to stay for next few decades with smart cities coming up. Scope of civil engineers lies with many developing countries in Middle East, Africa, and Asia where infrastructure development is picking up and Indian engineers are in great demand.

Civil engineers can also work at national, state and municipal levels of the government. They can also start their own business. Elsewhere, students can earn good perks by involving themselves in innovative research.

 

Testing and Consultancy Facility

  1. Water Resource and Public health Engineering  Lab
  2. Concrete Technology & Structural Engineering Lab
  3. Geotechnical Engineering Lab
  4. Highway Engineering Lab
  5. Fluid Mechanics Lab
  6. Surveying Lab
  7. Software Simulation Lab

 

Programme

Diploma (Civil Engg.)

B.Tech (Civil Engg.)

M.Tech.

           Water Resource Development Engineering

           Geotechnical Engineering

           Structural Engineering

Ph.D.

Computer Science

India has consolidated its position as an acknowledged IT superpower in the community of nations and as a major employer of our youth today. However, massive challenges remain, in terms of IT Industry moving up the value- chain, producing world- class IT products and more extensive and intensive penetration of IT across all sectors from manufacturing, services, healthcare, e-governance to e-commerce.

The IT Faculty has designed such programmes that meet the ever-changing demands of workplace and professional development. These programmes equip the students with a broader and deeper understanding of the theory, design and application of computers, information technology, and information systems to enable them implement their noble ideas. Our students will ‘Learn to Learn’, so that they can readily adapt themselves to the field of computing as well as their work environment. In addition, they will have good oral and written communication skills as well as a clear understanding of ethical issues relating to the computing profession.

 

Objectives


  • Promote activities and efforts towards internationalization of the faculty.
  • Produce excellent computer professionals and graduates to fulfill the need of IT industry.
  • Increase research and consultancy activities which are focused, relevant and of high quality.
  • Develop specialized programmes to promote IT culture in society.
  • Increase activities to promote innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship in the field of software and content development

 

Programme

B.Tech. (Computer Science)

Electrical Engineering

Build your future in Electrical Engineering ? A Motivational Video

 

Electrical Engineering is the Heart and Soul of all Engineering branches. It is difficult to imagine life without electricity.

Electricity has become the basic need for survival, globally. From household to industrial plants,communication and satellite navigation system, electronic equipment, computers etc., all require electricity. Electrical engineering thus deals with study and application of electrical systems for use in these different environments. It equips you with the knowledge of transmission and generation of electrical power, electrical circuit design, electronics, instrumentation, control system, understanding electrical and electronic networks etc. The course also covers the study of electronic devices and circuits involved in measurement, instrumentation, control and protection of electrical equipments and conversion systems. Concept of computer and recent applications of computer based systems in design, analysis and efficient operation of power system, maintaining quality and security.

The main areas of study in Electrical Engineering are:

Power System, Electrical Machine, Control System, Signal Processing, Power Electronics, Instrumentation.

JOBS AND SCOPES

Electrical Engineers are needed in all manufacturing units and all major companies of public and private sectors. Electricity boards, large scale industries, manufacturing plants, power corporations, hydroelectricity sector are continuously in need of
Electrical Engineers for their projects. Electrical Engineers also find job prospects in design industries, production plants, natural gas plants, petroleum as well as in steel and chemical plants. Electrical Engineers can also get a job in private and public sectors such as Indian Railways, Armed forces (Technical Branch) and also in Thermal and Nuclear power Corporation Limited. They may also enter in the fields of communications, computers, electronics, robotics, biomedical electronics and signal processing, transportation, industrial process control, energy operation and distribution, and electro-
mechanical energy conversion.

Some leading companies in this field are: GE, Siemens, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), BHEL, NTPC, Power Grid, State Electricity Boards, NPCIL, C.I.L., Reliance Power, Tata Power, SAIL, GAIL, OIL, NHPC, etc.

Food Technology

Food Engineering & Technology is a branch of Science and Engineering which uses a set of methods and techniques to transform raw ingredients into food for the consumption of humans and animals. Technology of Food Processing leads to longer preservation of food, enhancement in its quality, taste, flavour and reduction in toxins in the food product The rising consumerism in the societies of developed and developing countries has contributed to the growth of food processing industries with techniques such as spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying, extrusion and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colorants and preservatives.

 

At present, in India, Food Processing Industry has been gaining momentum due to speedy growth of consumers of fast and processed foods. As per the report, there are about 300 million upper and middle class consumers of processed and packaged food in the country and another 200 million are likely to be added. 500 Food Parks are planned all over the country. This will further boost the growth and development of food processing industries and will generate huge employment opportunities for those who like to work in this sector.


Job Prospectus

Some of the leading food processing companies in India have come up in joint collaboration with MNCs operating in India. While companies from developed nations provide technical expertise, Indian firms offer cheap labour and production centres. Following are some of such leading food processing companies in India. These companies also require the services of Food Technologist at different levels: 

Amul, Cargill India, Dabur India Ltd, Nestle India Pvt Ltd., Tetra Pak, SGS, Parle Products Pvt. Ltd., Agro Tech Foods, PepsiCo India Holdings, Godrej Industrial Ltd., ITC Ltd., Britannia Industries Ltd., Hindustan Unilever limited, Haldiram, Perfetti Van Melle India Ltd., Milkfood Ltd., Cadbury India Ltd., MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd., Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd. In present times, Food Technology has more job openings and placement opportunities as compared to others.

International Focus

Food processing companies based in the US and Europe hire candidates with skills and qualification in food processing technology and students from India, known for their skills and hard work get attractive jobs in various food processing companies in these countries. Self-Employment Opportunities: This is the branch which offers number of opportunities in numerous fields of food processing to open industries and service centres to cater the needs of market. In this field one may initially open the industry at low capacity and then slowly and gradually enlarges it in market. The syllabus in Food Processing and Technology (Diploma and B.Tech) includes subjects pertaining to the Basic Science and Humanity, Basic Engineering, Food Engineering, Food Technology, Management and Food Laws and electives. To make these Technocrats practical and field oriented, they are sent to food industries, seek trainings and do a project work in association with some industry under the guidance of some faculty of the institute. We have started some food industries within the campus for real practical exposure.
 

Programme

B.Tech. (Food Technology) - 4 Years

 
Diploma (Food Technology) - 3 Years
 

Mechanical Engineering

Make your career in Mechanical Engg., motivational video 

 

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest branches of   engineering and is called an ‘evergreen branch’ because of the steady demand of mechanical engineers from the industries. 

 

Almost all the inventions of ancient period and modern era are direct contribution of Mechanical Engineering. It caters to Automobiles, Railways, Aviation, Thermal Power Plants, Hydro Power Plants, Textile, Petroleum, Chemical, and variety of other industries. The branch involves design, study, development and construction of nearly all of the physical devices and systems.
The Mechanical graduates of AKS University will posses strong practical, scientific and engineering breadth that covers multidisciplinary subjects enabling them to comprehend, analyze mechanical engineering problems and develop solutions.
Our graduates will demonstrate ethical values, positive attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork and ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.

 

The programme covers semester wise study involving lecture and laboratory courses. The curriculum includes courses in Machine design & drawing, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Strength of material, Manufacturing Sciences as well as others applied ones like Theory of Machines, Machine Design, Refrigeration & Air conditioning, CAD, CAM, etc. Students are also made to undergo industrial training as well as projects to supplement the theoretical and practical knowledge gained during classes with live engineering problems.

 

The department has well equipped laboratories. Students are exposed to some of the latest equipments namely Turbines, milling , lathe, TIG welding, MIG welding, Universal testing machine, Hardness Testing, Torsion Testing, Impact Testing machines etc. The department has a state of the art CAD lab having 90 high end computers with packages like AUTO-CAD and Pro-E. 

Expert lectures are regularly arranged by the people of international and national repute. Regular industrial visits are also arranged for the students. The students of the department are also encouraged for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and have brought laurels at the various national level competitions.

 

Faculties:

Mechanical Engineering Department is blessed with faculties mostly from IITs and NITs. The Department is headed by Dr. Pankaj Kumar Shrivastava. Dr. Shrivastava received his Ph.D. and M.Tech from prestigious IIT Delhi. His several research papers on various topics are published on incredible, frequently referred International and National Journals and Conference Proceedings. He has a vast experience in the field of variety of industries including defense and cement manufacturing. Apart from this he has a significant experience of about 11 years in the field of academics serving at various Institutes in India. His area of interest is electrical discharge machining, non-conventional machining processes, design of experiment applications in manufacturing processes and applications of artificial intelligence in advanced machining processes.

 

State-of-the Art Laboratory

Engineering Mechanics Lab

Basic Mechanical Engineering Lab

Engineering Drawing Lab

Strength of Material lab

Fluid Mechanics Lab

Fluid Machinery Lab

Thermal Engineering Lab

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning lab

Automobile lab

Kinematics of Machine lab

Dynamics of Machine Lab

CAD/CAM Lab

Work-Shop

 

Testing and Consultancy:

Strength of Material lab to test the tensile, compressive and shear strength of different structural element

Workshop for all kinds of fabrication related to industrial equipments.

 

Programmes :

Diploma (Mechanical Engg.)

B.Tech (Mechanical Engg.)

M.Tech.

Ph.D.

 

Industrial Visit of Students

In order to strengthen their practical knowledge and fulfill university curriculum, students visit different industries such as Bhilai steel plant, Birla cement, NTPC, IOCL, ONGC, JP cement, Prism Cement, Universal cable limited, and many more. The department has tie-up with many nationally recognized government and private institutions for such as ATI Kanpur, Crisp Bhopal, and indo-German tool room for training of students

 

Project work/Research Contribution

 

  • Project entitled “Modeling and optimization of electrical discharge surface grinding of advanced materials” worth 41.25 Lakh is under process.

Mining Engineering

In whole of MP, AKS University, is first to start B.Tech level program in Mining Engineering. The Mining engineers passing Diploma and B.Tech are finding jobs in various mines in statutory capacities. They also get absorbed in non-statutory jobs in mines and allied segments. With a very updated course structure, we are geared up to extend state-of-the-art teaching together with frequent visits of our students to Coal and other mines.

 

Introduction Mining and minerals industry in India has made significant progress and still has a substantial potential of growth stored in this sector. India has an estimated 85 billion tons of minerals reserved to be exploited. Mining industry has a vast employment potential and also offers high wages. The mining industry in India offers a wide range of opportunities to mining engineers both in the public and private sector. The sector is in continuous need of professionals and skilled persons that can contribute to the further and rapid development of this sector. Employment in the mining and minerals industry typically means a technical job concerned with the use of tools and techniques for exploration, drilling, extraction, refining, etc.

 

Mining and Mine Environment, Geometrics, Mine Safety, legislation Reliability etc , and relevant computer applications related to course of study. Students having the degree of mining engineering will be aware of theory, practices and application of extracting and processing minerals from environment. They will be exposed to subjects like mineral exploration techniques, processing of minerals, and safety in mining engineering. Studies of mining on global warming have become an important field of study and research and development in mining engineering. This field of mining engineering offers opportunities for both higher education as well as industry. Only few Universities and Institutions offer this course of engineering therefore it gives ample opportunities for growth and progress.

 

Jobs and Scopes

Mining is an important part of every national economy. In the world that is already facing shortage of some of the important minerals like petroleum and coal, the demand for such products is only bound to increase with time. Meeting those demands will be a challenge for the mining and minerals industry worldwide. With increasing efforts in R&D and technological innovations, the mining and mineral industry has developed huge human resources. There is already a shortage of skilled workforce throughout the world. Developments are taking place rapidly and many organizations in this sector are expanding their operations and are working on new projects. Career opportunities are knocking at the door of the mining and minerals professionals with a growing demand for the engineering (operational) as well as management professionals for this industry. opportunities in the oil and gas industry are available for both offshore and onshore jobs.

Now more than 50% companies in Mining are in private sector rest are in Government/Public Sector like:Coal India Ltd., SAIL, Cement Plants, State Mining Corporations, Jindal, NALCO, HZL etc.

 

Awards & Achievements

Prof G.K.Pradhan, Prof. of Mining and Dean Faculty of Engg. & Technology received the prestigious National Geoscience Award for 2012, instituted by Govt. of India, Ministry of Mines, in recognition of his contributions to Mining Technology,in 2014.

 

Mine Gas Testing Examination Centre

Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) had accorded approval to AKS University to conduct Gas Handling examinations and Gas Testing Examinations. In underground Coal Mines, mine gases are a source of accident and have detrimental effect on the health of miners and all officials. Every Diploma and Degree level students, need to pass ‘Gas Testing Examination being conducted by DGMS).

 

Industrial/Mine Visits

In the areas of student-faculty-and industry/mines interaction, in all these years several visits by our students to industries and mines. Visits were undertaken to various industries located in and around Satna-Katni region.

Besides, our B.Tech(Mining) students have visited International Mining Machinery Exhibition and Conference held at Kolkata and organized by MGMI during 13-17th Feb. 2014. In 2014, also our students visited the 12th International Mining & Machinery Exhibition 3 - 6 December 2014, at Kolkata. This group also visited Underground mines of Uranium Corporation of India Ltd.in Jharkhand. Our students have visited the only underground Gold Mine of the country at Hutti in Karnataka and one of the most modern limestone mines of Aditya Birla Group – Rajashree Cement Limestone Mine in Gulbarga District of Karnataka.

 

Mine/Industrial Summer/Winter Training

Faculty of Engineering &Technology, had drawn a well structured training program for the students of Diploma and Degree streams, during the semester break of 2nd , 4th , & 6th semester. Organisations like subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd (SECL, MCL, WCL & ECL), SAIL(IISCO Collieries), SAIL(Kuteswar), Tata Steel (Sukinda), JSPL (Tensa Mines), UCIL, NMDC Ltd, MOIL Ltd, Cement plants (like Satna Cements, Prism, JP Cement, Bhilai JP-Babupur, Maihar Cement, Manikgarh Cement, RAMCO Cement, Ultra Tech Cement-Chandrapur & Ariyaluru etc) were approached to extend training facilities.

 

Programmes

B.Tech. (Mining Engineering) - 4 Years

Diploma (Mining Engineering) - 3 Years

Diploma (Mining & Mine Surveying) - 3 Years