CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN WELDING TECHNOLOGY (COEWT)

Welding and joining has made its mark as one of the very important manufacturing processes. This welding centre will be utilized for industrial output so that the trainees learn on actual jobs and work for future up gradation of technology. The primary objective of the centre is to bridge the technological gap between industry requirement and academic curriculum. The Centre will focus on Training and Research programs which will help in catering to the growing demand from Engineering and Manufacturing Industries in India. This centre will also enable training to the personnel of industry in the central region in cooperation with our esteemed partners. The centre will also help the stakeholders for taking up entrepreneurs’ field, guest lectures, curriculum development, internships to students, and joint collaborative work.

MISSION

  • Develop and upgrade the Skills of the youth in the field of Welding.

  • To promote World Class Standards.

  • To Add Quality in “Make in India” initiative.

  • To bridge the technological gap between industry requirement and academic curriculum.

  • The center will impart training to Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Polytechnic and Vocational school students to meet industry requirements, and enhancing the competency levels of students for better employability.

  • The Centre will focus on Training and Research programs which will help in catering to the growing demand from Engineering and Manufacturing Industries in India, with a focus on Steel.

  • This Centre of excellence will provide the necessary ecosystem for aspiring candidates to develop and fine-tune their welding skill. This will facilitate in overall skilling of the workforce not only to meet the current but also the future requirements of the entire society as a whole.

VISION

The center will broadly focus on creating a competitive work force by conducting training, research and development in the area of advanced welding technologies conforming with international standards.

SCOPE

  • Innovation and automation in the existing processes and development of new welding technologies.

  • Development of innovative power sources for welding equipment.

  • Research in stretching modelling and simulation software to multi-pass welds and large components.

  • The understanding of metal transfer, study of spatter control, generation of fumes are all aspects that would need advanced studies.

  • Use of welding simulators help reduce the arcing hours in the initial phase of training of a welder, these are promising tools for the welder trainers.

Training program on “Metal joining Technology”

CoEWT at OP Jindal University conducted a one week (4th to 8th Oct, 2021)-training Program on “Metal Joining Technology” for the final year diploma holders to develop basic skills in Welding processes. The training includes, Introduction to Welding Processes, Evaluation and selection of welding processes, Use Safety Equipment’s in welding, Practice on Virtual welding Machines, discussion on power source and consumables.


Catalysing innovation and growth through industry-academia collaborations- OPJU Advanced Welding Centre featured in National Skills Network (NSN)

“In my view, the robust industry-university collaboration will have a multi-fold impact on reducing unemployment, social upliftment, and the nation’s progress by ushering in skill development, innovation, and entrepreneurship”, says Dr. R D Patidar, Vice-Chancellor, OP Jindal University.

As the University is surrounded by several steel industries including our parent organization Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), a Centre for Sustainable Technology and Product Development (CSTPD) has been established at the campus, to impart our students all the skills which can cater to the needs of the steel industry.


Academicians Conclave: Fronius India organised meeting of great minds to understand the COVID-19 scenario

Fronius India has organized “Academicians Conclave 2020” and on 25th June, 2020. For this conclave stalwarts like Dr. R K Agarwal, Director General, Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad; Mr. Sanjib Kumar Rout, Founder President, CV Raman Global University, Bhubaneshwar; Dr. R.D. Patidar, Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal University, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh; Dr. Niranjan Chiplunkar, Principal, NMAM Institute of Technology, NITTE, Karnataka and Dr. Murugaiyan Amirthalingam, Head Joining and Additive Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Technology Chennai were the Panellists. The moderator for this meeting was Mr. V V Kamath, Managing Director, Fronius India Private Limited.

This “Academicians Conclave 2020” focused mainly on the current measures taken by the institutes and the way students’ community is evolving with the time and responding to the current measures of learning. This conclave also helped the attendees to understand how the education sector is gearing up for the change. There were a total of 550 + participants who attended the program.


A Webinar on "Advances in Arc Welding"

OP Jindal University in association with centre of Excellence in Welding Technology (A vertical of Centre for Sustainable Technology & Product Development) has organised an interactive webinar titled as "Advances in Arc Welding" on 9th July at 4 PM .


Five-Day Online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Mechatronics, Automation and Robotics”

Five-Day Online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Mechatronics, Automation and Robotics” in association with IEEE Bombay Section, Centre of Excellence in Welding Technology and All India Council for Robotics and Automation (AICRA) from August 3-7, 2020.

It was a really a wonderful experience for us to host selected 792 participants and every day 400+ participants in zoom with esteemed speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise in different topics related to Advanced manufacturing.



Electric Solar Vehicle Championship 2019 & 2020: OPJU student team- Solaric has fabricated two vehicles for the event

OPJU participated in prestigious 'Electric Solar Vehicle Championship' EVSC-2019 Season 6.0 & 7.0- Asia’s biggest solar event aimed at making a new generation Solar Electric Vehicle. The championship was started in year 2013, with an aim to create awareness among future engineers about renewable energy, resources and its uses. OPJU students fabricated the vehicles using advanced welding techniques and won the “Hero Electric Spirit Awar” at ESVC 2019


Pune facility of Fronius India Private Ltd, Pune

Centre team visited the world-class facility of Fronius India Private Ltd, Pune - the partner for Center for Excellence in Welding at OP Jindal University, Raigarh.


Centre members visiting Centre of Advanced Welding at CVRCE, Bhubhaneshwar established by Fronius India Private Limited


5th International Congress (IC 2020), Weld 2020 and exhibition

Centre member visited Mumbai (6th to 8th Feb, 2020) attending 5th International Congress (IC 2020), Weld 2020 and exhibition. The event was attended by around 500+ delegates and having maximum from industries with around 40+ industries showcase their products in the Weld 2020 exhibition.


Signing of MoU between OP Jindal University, OPJU and The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW)

The Center of Excellence (COE) in Welding Technology under the Centre for Sustainable Technology and Product Development (CSTPD), OP Jindal University, Raigarh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) Kolkata on 5th Feb, 2020. The partnership has been made for promoting and strengthening academic excellence in various areas of welding science education and certified training by mutual exchange of information and technological development, putting joint efforts in conducting technical sessions, workshops, industry-oriented training programs, seminars and conferences, training and certification schemes, welding research & development activities and disseminating technical information.


Signing of MoU between OP Jindal University, OPJU and Association of Welding Product Manufacturers (AWPM)

The Centre of Excellence in Welding Technology (COEWT), a vertical of the Centre for Steel Technology and Product Development (#CSTPD), #OPJindalUniversity has signed an MoU with Association of Welding Products Manufacturers (AWPM) today. The MoU will help the OPJU and Mechanical students in terms of their Training, Placement, Paid and Unpaid Long Term Internships , and Industry Expert Lectures.



Prospective Welding Centre partners

A) Discussions with National Skill Development Council(NSDC)


B) Discussions with American Welding Society(AWS)

MoU signing ceremony to establish centre of Excellence in Welding Technology (CoEWT)- OP Jindal University at INDIA STEEL 2019.

Welding is an integral part of the steel industry, so it becomes an important vertical of the Centre for Sustainable Technology & Product Development. So, a MoU has been signed with Fronius India Private Limited (FIPL) to establish a centre of Excellence in Welding Technology (CoEWT) at MoU signing ceremony of INDIA STEEL 2019. The ceremony was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India along with other dignitaries from the Ministry and Industry
(https://www.indiasteelexpo.in/pdf/2019/PostShow2019.pdf).


Weld 4.0 : Intelligentized Welding in India

A white paper on “Weld 4.0 : Intelligentized #Welding in India” prepared by OP Jindal University has been released by Confederation of Indian Industries (#CII) at the 2nd conference on #WeldingTechnology-2017 held on 29th November at #Mumbai .
(https://www.cii.in/ResourceDetails.aspx?enc=g/PQTg848IxIfTFD0dEKpUxvX5O3CBTvzCnmW6El5dJ4/T1iLwogEwKFSfkS2fkwXxW7u7qJjIbemMtFS78m4A==) White Paper: https://www.mycii.in/KmResourceApplication/58283.WhitePaperWeld40.pdf


FIVE DAYS TRAINING PROGRAM ON “ADVANCED WELDING TECHNOLOGY”

The Centre of Excellence in Welding Technology (CoEWT) at OPJU in association with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HRD Centre and Academic Staff College (ASC), OPJU, and Fronius India Private Limited, Pune have jointly organized a Training Programme (Certificate Course) on “Advanced Welding Technology” from 6th to 10th December 2021.
The training covered various topics namely– Introduction to advanced welding, Inverter technology, MIG, TIG, and MMAW Practice on virtual welding simulators & physical welding machines and introduction to welding defects. The training was attended by industry persons from esteemed organizations such as Jindal Power Limited, Steel structural division, OP Jindal Community College, JSW, and others.




ADVISORY COMMITTEE

External Members

Dr. Suryakumar. S
Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
IIT ,
Hyderabad

Dr Prince Singh
Assistan Professor
IIT
Ropar

Dr C K Biswas
Professor
NIT,
Rourkela

Dr. Ramkishor Anant,
Assistant Professor,
MANIT ,
Bhopal

Dr. Santanu Das
Chairman,
Welding Education Committee and Chief Editor,
Indian Welding Journal

Mr. Vishal Chakral,
Mahindra & Mahindra Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Krishnan Sivaraman
Sr. DGM
Welding and Quality,
L & T Limited, Mumbai

Dr. R. Selvaraj
Chairman,CSI
Tiruchirappalli Chapter, BHEL
Tiruchirappalli

INTERNAL MEMBERS

Dr Siddharth S Chakrabarti
Professor & Head
Mechanical Engineering Department,
OPJU

Dr Umesh Kumar Vishwakarma
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department,
OPJU

Prof Jitesh Singh
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department,
OPJU

Dr Mahesh Bhiwapurkar
Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department,
OPJU

Dr Mukesh Desai
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department,
OPJU

Prof Neeraj Verma,
Assistant Professor
Metallurgical Engineering Department,
OPJU

Dr Satish Kanhed
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
OPJU

S.No.
Thrust Areas
Internal Members
External Experts/ National Advisory Committee
    1   Welding Technology Dr Siddharth S Chakrabarti
Dr Umesh Kumar Vishwakarma
Prof Jitesh Singh
Dr Satish Kanhed
Dr Mahesh Bhiwapurkar
Dr Mukesh Desai
Prof. Neeraj Verma
Dr. R. Selvaraj, BHEl, Tiruchirapalli
Dr. Krishnan Sivaraman, Sr. DGM, Welding and Quality, L & T Limited, Mumbai
Mr. Vishal Chakral, M&M Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Ramkishor Anant, MANIT Bhopal
Dr C K Biswas, Professor, NIT Rourkela
Dr Prince Singh, Professor, IIT Mandi
Dr. Santanu Das, Chairman, Welding Education Committee and Chief Editor, Indian Welding Journal