All Posts in Category: Civil Engineering

One Day Industrial Visit to the Loktak Power Station

A one day Industrial Visit to Leimatak power house was organized by the Departments of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)-III on 9th November, 2019.

Highlights
  • Date:9th November 2019
  • Time: 9: 30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: NHPC Limited Loktak Power Station, Leimatak
  • Mode of the event: Field Visit to Hydro-electricity Power Station
  • Participants: 5th & 7th Semester students, 4 faculties and subordinate staffs
Aim and Objective

The objective is to provide exposure to students about practical working environment and to provide students a good opportunity to gain full awareness about industrial practices. Provision of industrial visit to get awareness about new technologies and technology development is a main factor, about which students should have a good knowledge. Create chances for job placement and training at NHPC Projects.

Coordinator

Nongmaithem Anand (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University)

Coordinator’s Statement

Visiting such industry is an essential part of any civil engineering project and help students to create build their Proforma.

Future Action/ Follow – up Action Plan

Visit to other hydraulic structures; training on software related to hydraulic structural design; training on simulation software on power generation

Event Outcomes with concluding remarks

The event saw participation by students of Manipur Technical University whose knowledge on engineering subjects highly got improved as seen in the reports submitted by them.

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Geological Field Trip to Imphal-Moreh Road Section

A Geological Field Trip to Imphal-Moreh Road Section was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University on 5th and 6th October 2019.

About the event

A field trip was conducted by the faculties of the department of civil engineering on 5th and 6th October 2019 along the national high way of Imphal-Moreh road section which was funded by Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP III). Rocks along this high way are disang shale, sandstone, Olistostrome limestone and serpentinised ultramafic of ophiolite suite. Students have studied different types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Student of the second year (3rd Semester) of this university participated in this field trip.

Aim and Objective

The geology work report writing is an essential requirement for B.Tech in Civil Engineering. The main purposes of the field trip are:

1. Different rock identification
2. Regional exposed geology of the area
3. Practical work.

Target groups 

Students

Activities

Sample collection of various rock types, measuring strike and dip of bedding and GPS reading.

STATION:-1 Waithou N 24° 40’ 56.6’’ E 93° 57’ 17”

Lithology Olistostrome limestone embedded in Disang Shale is observed in this area.

 

STATION:-2 Waithou N 24° 40’ 34.3’’ E 93° 57’ 28.6”

Lithology: Intercalation shale and fine grain sandstone. The bedrocks are weathered in most part of the exposures.
Structure: Fold Limb, stratification are observed.

STATION:-3 Sora N 24° 30’ 33.3’’ E 94° 00’ 50.8”

Lithology: Intercalation shale and fine grain sandstone. The rocks are highly weathered in this area
Structure: Ripple Mark, Stratification etc are observed.

STATION:-4 Lokchao N 24° 19’ 22.7’’ E 94° 13’ 15.8”

Alluvium sediments such boulder, cobble, pebble, sand etc were examined in this rivers section.

STATION:-5 Kwatha N 24° 18’ 37.2’’ E 94° 15’ 58.4”

Lithology: Serpentinised Ultramafic & fined grain basic Rocks are observed in this area but which have undergone chemical weathered in most part of their exposures.

STATION:-6 Moreh College N 24° 15’ 25.7’’ E 94° 17’ 24.6”
Lithology: A blocks of Exotic Sandstone are exposed are in the college campus. And observed their texture of the rocks.

Conclusion

In the study area, the dominating lithology is shale of Disang Group. The second most abundant rock type is the serpentinite ultramafic, basic rocks, exotic sandstone etc. The Disang shales are highly weathered in most part of their exposures. These shales often show turbidite nature, whereby an alternate sequence of shales and siltstones occurs. The nature of the drainage pattern indicates that the drainage is controlled both by structures (joints & faults) and lithology. The occurrence of ultramafic rocks along the Disang Shale is due to the thrusting up of the deep-sea sediments along with the igneous materials due to subduction of the Indian plate below the Burmese plate. Besides these, there are many structural features also observed during the field visit like fault, fold and joints etc. These structural features are affecting the inherent properties of rocks. These structural features are unfavourable and undesirable at the site for any project. To conclude, it can be mentioned that fieldwork enables us to understand the subject matter of geology better. However, the mode of study that had been carried out in the above mentioned areas was very limited didn’t cover the whole area. So detailed study is required in order to take up any Civil Engineering project like Dam, Tunnel and Bridges etc.

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Two Days Workshop on Recent and Current Practices in Civil Engineering with Introduction to Industry Oriented Software

A two Days Workshop was organised by the Department of Civil Engineering on 28th February- 1st March 2019 sponsored by TEQIP III. Students of Manipur Technical University and Manipur Institute of Technology participated in the workshop.

Overview

The workshop mainly focuses on alternative methods of construction and civil engineering software which serve as a toolkit for all civil engineers. It introduces the current industry-ready software with a demo on a few selected software. The duration of the workshop was for two consecutive days, six hours of a session each day and a total of 12 hours.

Aim and Objective

To introduce to the participants the current and recent practices in civil engineering projects and the need and requirements for the right software for effective management of projects.

Resource Persons
  1. Dr Huidrom Lokeshor( senior Technical officer information Liaison, Training division, CSRI- central Road Research Institute, New Delhi)
  2. Th. Joykumar Singh, Chief Engineer (Retd.) PWD
  3. Helena Huidrom (Assisted by A. Narendradhwaja) Engineer PWD
  4. Purus Yurembam (SINTHOU Architecture & Engineering )
  5. Yaiphaba Nepram (HABITAT Design Studio)
  6. Nongmaithem Anand (Assistant Professor Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University)
Workshop Coordinator

Nongmaithem Anand
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University

Workshop Content
Day 1 [28th February 2019] Day 2 [1st March 2019]
Introduction to Road Survey System using
‘Portable Automated Road Survey System’ (PARASS)
Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design Software using
STAAD Pro®
Confined Masonry Conventional and Unconventional Building Techniques
Behaviour of Non-Structural Elements during Earthquake Introduction to Other Civil Engineering Softwares
 
Gallery
Acknowledgement

Outcome

The event saw participation by students of Manipur Technical University and other colleges.

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Cleanliness and Anti-littering Awareness Campaign

A one day awareness campaign was organised by the Department of Civil Engineering on 27th of January, 2019 at Sekmai, Manipur funded by the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program Phase III (TEQIP-III). The department faculties and the first year students of the university participated in the campaign. The awareness creation and action components taken up under this will contribute in achieving a clean and green environment.

About the Event

Topics ranging from solid waste management and pollution were covered in the campaign. Learning only inside the classroom is not sufficient, a proper field visit is also required for proper environmental education. In view of the environmental problems due to improper solid waste management, the activities of the campaign focused on the theme “Keep your environment clean and green”.

Event Highlight

Date: 27th January 2019
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Venue: Sekmai River, Sekmai, Manipur

Event Coordinator

Kakchingtabam Anil Sharma
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University 

Aim and Objective

The objective of the campaign was to create awareness among the students and the general public regarding the importance of the environment. 

Acknowledgement

Event Outcome

The environmental awareness campaign is really important because it is a great investment for the environment and the future. In this campaign, the aim was to search the effect of environmental education practices on students’ environmental outlook. If the numbers of environmental education practices are increased and done with more students for a longer period of time, the findings will be more comprehensive.

 

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Two Days Workshop on Building Planning, Design and Concept of Green Building

A two days workshop on “Building Planning, Design & Concept of Green Building” was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering on 30th and 31st of January, 2019 under TEQIP-III.

The workshop mainly focuses on the basics of building planning, design & concept of green building and its application in engineering fields. Building planning includes a plan of a site and its graphic representation of the arrangement of building, parking, landscaping and any other structure that is part of a development project. 

Aim and Objective

Various designs are introduced in today’s building construction. The aesthetic view of the building depends on the idea and the design made by the designer. The well interior design of a building helps to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the room. Due to the development of technology, the concept of creating a building which uses the natural resources to the minimal at the time of construction as well as the operation is essential.

Resource Persons
  1. Rajkumari Kapina Sana
    Architect and Interior Design
    K’s Design
  2. Sonia Devi
    Principal Designer
    Grace Design, Imphal
  3. Suretrica Salam
    Assistant Architect
    Rajeshhor and Associates
  4. Aribam Joychandra Sharma
    Retd. Engineer, PWD
Workshop Coordinator

Gyanen Takhelmayum
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering, MTU

Workshop Content

Day 1 (30th January 2019):

  • Session 1 Building Planning
  • Session 2 Interior Design of a Building

Day 2 (31st January 2019):

  • Session 3 Building Design
  • Session 4 Concept of Green Building
Acknowledgement

Outcome

The event saw participation by students of Manipur Technical University and other colleges.

 

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One Day Tree Plantation

A One Day Tree Plantation Program was held in the university campus on 25th of November, 2018 with the aim to keep the campus clean and green. The objective of the program was to create awareness among the students regarding the importance of ecology and the natural environment.

About the event

Due to the tremendous increased in the pollution level, a tree plantation programmed was organized by the student and faculty of the University in Polytechnic Campus, Takyel on 25th November 2018. Tree plantation means planting trees and plants. The purpose of tree plantation is to save the endangered environment and to beautify our life. Trees are valuable gifts of nature. They are known as the best friends of human beings. They benefit us in various ways. As we know that trees are the foremost source for producing oxygen in the environment, they help to reduce the level of CO2. As the whole world is facing the problem of global warming and another environmental-related issue so as to recover from such a problem planting the trees is become inevitable one of the most important aspects today. The idea behind the tree plantation activity was to propagate the message that planting the trees helps to maintain clear eco-friendly environment reduces pollution and improves the green ambience.

Event Highlight

Date: 25th of November, 2018
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Venue: Polytechnic Campus, Takyel

Event Coordinator

Kakchingtabam Anil Sharma
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University 

Aim and Objective

The main objective of this programme is to upgrade and promote, protection, preservation and monitoring of environment in the university campus by following activities are as followed

1.     The target number of saplings that to be planted in the programmed was 120 inside the campus.

2.     To fixed dustbin made up of environmental friendly locally available bamboo which has been fixed at a regular interval by the preliminary survey. 

3.     To maintain to conduit atmosphere inside the campus

 

Acknowledgement

Event Outcome

Participants were highly energetic to make the event a big success. A spirit of teamwork, exchange of ideas and enthusiasm of the participants especially among the students could be seen. The students and teachers planted saplings and fenced them and watered the plants.

 

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Lamdan Hiking Trip in collaboration with MMTA from 30-03-2018 to 31-03-2018

The Manipur Technical University in collaboration with Manipur Mountaineering and Treking association is organizing a hiking trip for the 1st year students and 2nd year deptt of CSE and ME from 30-March-2018 to 31-March-2018.

The Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA), are engaged in promotion of these facilities.

There are numerous land, water and air based adventure sports sites across the State, such as, the Loktak lake: for water sports; the Barak river: for rafting; the Mount Iso along with Dzuko Valley famous for its endemic Dzuko Lily (Lilium chitrangadae) and the Shirui Hill famous for the rare Shirui Lily (Lilium mackliniae): for mountain climbing and trekking; the Tharon and Khangkhui Caves: for caving adventures; and the Koirengei Old Airfield and Nongmaiching foot-hills at Wakha: for hang gliding, paragliding and parasailing are some of the celebrated adventure sports and eco-tourism sites.

The Adventure and Leadership Park run by the Manipur Mountaineering Institute (MMI) of the MMTA, located at Lamdan, near the Loktak Hydro-Electric Project, about 35km. from Imphal, over an area of around 250 hectares with natural rock is the first of its kind in India.

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Two Days workshop on Sensor guided Robotics in collaboration with Roboversity (28-03-2018 to 29-03-2018)

Roboversity is the Leading education provider in the field of Robotics in India delivering quality services through hands-on,practical, application-oriented workshops, trainings, projects and internships. You can participate in any of the Roboversity workshops including 7 Robots (Com-bo Course), Mobile Robotics, Solar and Smart Energy Systems, Anima-tronic Hand, Quadcopter, Haptic Arm, Sensor Guided Robotics, Gesture BasedRobotics, Swarm Robotics, Image Processing, Automated Railway Crossing, PCB Manufacturing, Bluetooth
Robotics,Solar Mobile Charger, Tricopter, Hexapod, ARM Architecture, Maze Solver Robot, Persistence of Vision, Home Automation System, IoT using Raspberry Pi, Automatic Solar Tracker, Access Control with RFID, Biometric Authentication, GPS & GSM based Tracker, etc..

What is this course about?

In this course, you will develop 3 different basic autonomous robots which are guided using sensors. The first robot will be a line follower which is programmed to follow a line. This robot detects the path using infra-red sensors which work on the principle of reflection of light. Using the same sensors, you will also develop robots that can avoid/follow obstacles or light.

Robots developed as part of this course

Line Follower Robot
Phototropic/Obstacle Follower Robot
Photophobic/Obstacle Avoider Robot

Course OutcomesUnderstanding of Line Following Robot, Phototropic/Obstacle Follower Robot, and Photophobic/Obstacle Avoider Robot.
Understanding the structure and programming of microcontrollers.
Participants are encouraged to think and come up with new designs.
Kit ContentSkyfi Labs’ Robotics Development Board
IR Sensors
DC Motors
9V Battery
USB-ASP Programmer
Wire stripper*
Screw driver*
Multimeter*

* marked items will be taken back in classroom training

Course Fees:Rs 6000/- (for a team of max 5 members)

 

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