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National Seminar on “Recent Advances In Flow Measurements And Test Techniques”

The department organized a one-day national seminar on “Recent Advances in flow measurements and test techniques” in association with Aeronautical Society of India (Chennai Chapter), on March 14, 2014. Prof. V. Kanagarajan, Pandalai Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT, Chennai and Chairman, Aeronautical Society of India (Chennai Branch) inaugurated the seminar.

Inauguration of Association of Aerospace Engineers (AAE) and the activities of Aeronautical Society of India – Students’ Chapter for the year 2013 -14.

The Association of Aerospace Engineers (AAE) of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Activities of Aeronautical Society of India – ‘Students Chapter’ for the year 2013 – 14 was inaugurated by Prof. V. Kanagarajan, Pandalai Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT, Chennai and Chairman, Aeronautical Society of India (Chennai Branch) on September 23, 2013

Inter-Collegiate Technical Symposium “Jet Screech 2013”

Inter-collegiate Technical symposium comprising of Paper presentation, Aircraft failure analysis, Technical Quiz, Aircrash Investigation and Water Rocketry called “Jet screech” was organized by the students of the department on October 3, 2013. Dr. P. Baskaran, Professor, Tagore Engineering College, Chennai, inaugurated the event.

Guest Lectures

  • The department organized a guest lecture by Dr. J. Pattabiraman, Former Dean and Professor, KCG College of Technology, Chennai, on “The Basics of Vibrations” on February 14, 2014
  • The department organized a guest lecture by Ms. Ramya Rajendran, Aeroconseil, UK on “Effects of Lightening on Aircraft Structures” on January 24, 2014
  • The department organized a guest lecture by Dr. K. Chandrasekhara, Curators’ Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, USA on “Manufacturing Methods of Composite Materials” on January 7, 2014.
  • The department organized a guest lecture by Dr. J. Pattabiraman, Former Dean and Professor, KCG College of Technology, Chennai, on “Aircraft Design Basics” on October 31,, 2014.
  • A representative from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA presented a seminar to the students of the department on the courses offered, facilities, about pursuing higher studies in that University and their admission requirements

Society Activities

The Department of Aerospace Engineering conducted an exhibition-cum-presentation in the Gateway International School, Chennai during February 7 – 8, 2014 to create awareness about Aerospace Engineering among school students, parents and teachers

Visit by Veteran NASA Astronaut Ms. Marsha Ivins

NASA Astronaut Ms. Marsha Ivins, a Veteran of five Space Flights and three Space walks with over 1389 hours, visited our university and delivered a special interactive lecture on “55 days in space – The Story of an American Astronaut” on 30th April, 2012 at 10.00 am. Dr. P.Kanniappan, Vice Chancellor of our university presided over the session. Students from various other colleges also participated.

Inauguration of Students chapter of Aeronautical Society of India

The Students chapter of Aeronautical Society of India was inaugurated on 3rd August, 2012. The Students chapter was formed in association with the Aeronautical society of India, for the benefit of the students of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of our University, which would help them in participating in the Society activities.

The Chief Guest Dr.S.Santhakumar, Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engg., IIT-Madras, delivered the Keynote address. The Vice-Chancellor of our University Dr.P.Kanniappan presided over and the Registrar of our University Dr. V.M. Periasamy felicitated the function. Head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Dr. E. Rajakuperan welcomed the special dignitaries and the gathering. The Chief Guest delivered a special lecture to the students of the department and the faculty members. Khaja Riaz Hussain, Student member of our Department, rendered the Vote of thanks.

Students Achievements

  • Mr. Khaja Riaz Hussain of final Year B. Tech Aeronautical Engineering participated in the “Inter-collegiate Oratorical Contest” conducted as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration of New College in November 2013 and won the second prize. He was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 15,000.
  • Mr. B. Prashanth of final year B. Tech Aeronautical Engineering won the Intramurals Chess Championship organised by B. S. Abdur Rahman Institute, Chennai on February 7, 2014
  • Mr. Khaja Riaz Hussain of final Year B. Tech Aeronautical Engineering participated in “O. P. Jindal Debate Contest” conducted by Anna University in February 2014. He debated on the topic “Politics and Foreign affairs” and won the second prize. He was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2,000.
  • Mr. B. Prashanth of final year B. Tech Aeronautical Engineering was placed fourth in the JETS – 14 Inter-state Chess Championship organized by St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai during 9-12 March 2014.
  • Mr. M. Mohamed Javid of final year B. Tech Aeronautical Engineering, won the Intramurals cricket tournament as a member of the University Cricket team, which was organized by B. S. Abdur Rahman Institute on March 15, 2014

Placement Details

Year No. of Students recruited Recruiting Organisations
2013 – 2014 4 Cognizant Technology Solutions, Wipro Technologies, InfoSys Technologies and L&T Infotech