Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering
Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad.
Annual Issue of the year 2010-2011
• Mrs. Ishrat Meera Mirzana,
Asso.Professor, M.E.D.- (Editor).
• Mr. Mohd. Viquar Moinuddin,
• Mr. Zia Mohd. Khan (4/4 Mech - A)
• Mr. Abdul Wasey (4/4 Mech - B)
• Mr. Mohd. Parvez Raza (4/4 Prod)
• Mr. S. Md. Ehatareen (3/4 Mech - A)
• Mr. Ch.Satya Abhilash(3/4 Mech - B)
• Mr. Shoaib Mohammed (3/4 Prod)
• Mr. Md. Omer Farooq (2/4 Mech -A)
• Mr. J. Thomas George (2/4 Mech - B)
• Mr. Mohd. Sohail Nawaz (2/4 Prod)
Part of the excellence of a man's
Islam is that he leaves what does not
concern him. ~ Prophet Mohammed
Knowledge is of two kinds: that
which is absorbed and that which is
heard. And that which is heard does
not profit if it is not absorbed. ~ Ali
Ibn Abi Talib (R.A).
Seeking knowledge at a young age is
like engraving on a stone. ~ Hasan al-
Anyone who stops learning is old,
whether at twenty or at eighty. ~
Teachers are people who start things
they never see finished, and for which
they never get thanks until it is too
late. ~ Max Forman.
The greatest waste in the world is the
diff. between what we are and what
we could become. ~ Ben Herbste.
There is nothing wrong with change,
if it is in the right direction. ~ Winston
Every deen has an innate character.
The character of Islam is modesty. ~
Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
Necessity is the mother of invention. The shortage of fuel and the beating summer
rays inspired a team of B.E. 3rd
year Mech. Engg. students named, K.Ashish,
T.Himadeep Reddy, Ch. Abhilash, K.Sidhartha Reddy and Ms. R.Ananya, to
innovate something practical and usable. Keeping the environment in mind, a “Solar
Powered Vehicle” was thought as a good idea, which can be brought to existence.
Not being an easy task, the project took off with lot of research both on and off field.
With the help and guidance of various professors the issues of listing the components,
materials and mechanisms required for building the vehicle were decided. Design of
chassis, technical feasibility and financial viability were studied thoroughly. Finally,
it ended by naming the vehicle with a Greek word - ‘AETHON’- Solar Car. The team
received a prize of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only) by participating in ATV
show – “What an Idea”, on 7th
April, 2010. The cheque was issued for purpose of
working on the prototype of the car.
“AETHON”- A Solar Car
The fabrication of the vehicle was quite a difficult task. The team decided to use
aluminum chassis to reduce the overall weight of the car in order to get more
efficiency i.e., 40% more when compared to mild steel. The entire fabrication process
took two months, ending with a few minor modifications.
Next was the major task of designing a steering mechanism which was extensively
worked for over a week under the guidance of an expert mechanic. Installation of DC
motor (2.5 H.P.) and its shaft, with drum brakes was completed in a day. The
controller is designed especially for the motor; Solar panels and connections were
done lastly. Finally, at the end of the stressful and tiring journey, the team was proud
to say that they successfully come out with a vehicle which could develop a
maximum speed of 40 Kmph and batteries could provide enough power for the
vehicle to run for over 2 hrs.
The team’s confidence further increased when the vehicle won the 4th
place among 18
teams all over India in SHAASTRA the Technical festival of IIT MADRAS. The
team is glad that this project is considered as one of our college's reason to be proud.
Impact Testing of Advanced Ceramic Composites using Experimental and Numerical Analysis:
Abstract: The increasing use of advanced Ceramic
Composites in Aircrafts, Automobiles, Missile Systems and
Space Structures has been well documented and has been
continuously receiving the wide attention of industry. The
structural engineer needs to be familiar with the property
of the composite material structures. The behavior of
ceramic composite material under impact load plays a
pivotal role in designing such structures. The current
article presents the dynamic behavior of the advanced
ceramic composite material (Carbon-Silicon Carbide)
under the impact load and the mechanical properties, viz.,
Fracture Toughness and Impact Strength. An impact test is
a test for determining the energy absorbed in fracturing a
test piece at high velocity. The impact resistance of a part
is, in many applications, a critical measure of service life.
Key words: Fracture Toughness, Impact Strength, C-SiC.
In the last 20 years, a great development has occurred in
impact machines. The development of reliable mini-
transducers has allowed researchers to apply to pendulums
and drop weight instruments the same concepts widely
applied in the past to the static loading machines. With
oscilloscopes in the past and personal computers of
nowadays it is possible to measure the force transferred by
a striker to a specimen even at high loading rates. This
revolution has provided researchers, industries with a new
way to characterize material properties during impact.
The minimum knowledge required about a material to
characterize fracture properties comes from a force-time (or
force-displacement) diagram . When performing a test
with an instrumented falling weight, it is possible to record
the force acting on the specimen throughout the impact.
The curve on ceramic materials at a certain loading rate
provides an explanation of several physical phenomena.
The Fractovis, CEAST S.p.A, Italy Falling Weight Tester,
shown in Fig. 1 is designed to perform tests on specimens
of different materials (ceramics and composites) under a
wide range of variable conditions: energy, temperature,
impact velocity. Special supports allow tests on real object
of different shape.
The Fractovis provides full details of the impact event,
from the initial contact to the final failure of the specimen,
monitoring the relative force/time curve on its data
acquisition system DAS 8000 WIN.
The Fractovis is the most advanced, safe, versatile and
user-friendly instrument used in research and quality
• Possibility to interchange.
• Specimen supports.
• Strikers with different shapes and force transducers
(piezoelectric or strain-gauge, or accelerometer up to
40 kN force range).
• User-friendly: All test parameters are set on the PC with
the software D8EXTWIN, which also controls the
operational features of Fractovis through the data
• Versatile: Using CEAST Fractovis we get the full range
of impact energies and speeds necessary for our
• Safe: Due to the high energies involved, CEAST has
taken particular care of the safety features within the
Fractovis. Micro-switches and protective circuits ensure
that the operator performs the test in totally safe
conditions. A special key controls access for
• Standards: Designed and built to meet the following
standards - ISO 180, ASTM D 256, ASTM D 6110 and
Fig. 1: Fractovis Instrumented Impact Tester.
DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM:
The new DAS 8000 WIN is CEAST’s innovative Data
Acquisition System for instrumented impact tests. The
DAS 8000 is designed to record data during rapid events
such as impact tests and to control some instruments prior
to and during test execution. The DAS 8000 is designed to
be used in conjunction with the CEAST instruments Viz,
The new DAS 8000 is based upon a modular structure
which allows the acquisition of several simultaneous
events. DAS 8000 has a main CPU board and it can be
equipped with / up to 8 independent acquisition boards.
Each board, which corresponds to one single channel, has
its own system for acquisition: 1 MHz A/D converter and
the memory, which guarantees the storage of 8000
(optionally 16000) data points. The 8 channels are
synchronized and the acquisition starts at the same instant -
the trigger system is the same for all the acquisition
channels. The modular structure described above makes
this system for acquisition of instrumented impact data very
versatile and suitable to the different needs of advanced
laboratories, which are interested not only in monitoring
the force during the impact event but also in the analysis of
other specific aspects involved in the impact test.
PROCESSING (LSI), SPECIMEN PREPARATION
AND TEST METHODS:
The instrument used to perform instrumented impact is
quiet similar to drop weight machines . It is usually
equipped with a piezoelectric or strain gauge load cell.
Carbon Reinforced, SiC matrix composites are processed
using Liquid Silicon infiltration (LSI) Method. LSI is the
relatively quicker process when compared with chemical
vapour impregnation(CVI) and polymer impregnation
processes (PIP), wherein a porous carbon-carbon composite
is infiltrated with liquid silicon at 1500-1600o
C in inert
atmosphere. These composites can be made by controlling
various process parameters such as Fiber Volume Fraction,
Fiber Matrix Interface and the extent of conversion of
molten silicon into silicon carbide, which govern the
mechanical properties like fracture toughness. The
standard specimens are prepared with the composition
shown in Table1.
S.No. Constituents Percentage
Matrix (Homo-geneous Mixture)
Table1: Composition of Carbon Silicon Carbide (C-SiC).
After preparing the specimens (C-SiC) as per the required
composition shown in table1, they are cut into required
sizes according to ASTM D256  standards (Figure 2).
The Izod impact tests were conducted using CEAST
Fractovis drop weight instrumented impact tester with a
DAS 8000 data acquisition system.
Force-displacement curves: A typical F-d curve recorded in
the impact test is shown in figure 3. First of all, when the
striker touches the specimen the impact point is
immediately accelerated from zero velocity to the initial
velocity of the striker. This instantaneous acceleration, for
the Newton’s second law, causes a first peak of force
named inertial peak (because of the inertial nature of this
phenomenon). After this strong oscillation force increases
linearly. At low displacements, any material can be
considered elastic, so that force is proportional to
displacement (and therefore to time, if impact energy is
high). When the specimen is affected by a great deflection,
however, plastic deformation occurs: the load deformation
curve deviates from linearity showing the characteristic
yield region. Since the material chosen for test is C-SiC,
which is very hard and brittle  there is no noticeable
yield region. When the material approaches its maximum
deflection, fracture occurs (if the striker energy is
sufficient) and the measured force falls to zero. From the
load displacement curve the evaluation is made on fracture
toughness, i.e, the energy absorbed by the specimen during
the fracture. The absorbed energy which is a measure of
material strength and ductility can be graphically
represented as the area beneath the load-displacement
curve. Further, the impact strength is obtained by
calculating the energy absorbed during fracture per unit
cross sectional area of the specimen (Table 2).
S.No Mechanical Properties
1. Fracture Toughness = 1.15 J
2. Impact Strength = Fracture Toughness /
Unit Cross-sectional area
= 1.15 J / 10.16mm x 12.7mm
= 8.9125178 kJ/m2
Table 2: Mechanical Properties of C-SiC.
In the specimens tested, a considerable fiber pullout is
observed (Fig.4) indicating the increase of fracture
toughness. The microstructure of the siliconised composite
is shown in Fig.5 which clearly shows uniform silicon
infiltration in the body.
Fig.2: Izod Test Specimens (ASTM D 256, Fig.3: The
Force-Deformation curve obtained in the impact test upto
failure, Fig.4: Fibre pullout of the tested C-SiC specimens,
Fig.5: SEM micrograph of a C-SiC specimen.
An instrumented impact curve therefore gives rise to a lot
of information about material properties. It is possible to
carry out an integration of the load time curve to plot the
more common load displacement curve. Since in most
cases velocity and impact energy are very high, load time
and load displacement curves are “interchangeable”. Also
the information about the kind of fracture (brittle –ductile)
is depicted graphically. The instrumented impact gives this
information and provides a better characterization of the
material in different test conditions (e.g. at different
temperatures or loading rates).
1. Caprino, G.; Spataro, G.; Del Luongo,S., 2004. “Low-
velocity impact behavior of fibreglass – aluminium
laminates”, composites : part A 35: 605 – 616
2. Shaw Ming Lee and Paul Zahuta, Feb-1991.
“Instrumented Impact and static Indentation of
composites”, Journal of composite materials, vol. 25.
3. Y. Xu, L. Cheng, L. Zhang, H. Yin and X. Yin, 2001.
“Mechanical Properties of 3D fibre reinforced C/SiC
composites”, Materials Science and Engineering A
300: 196 – 202.
4. ASTM Designation: D 256 – 00, “Standard test
methods for Determining the Izod pendulum Impact
resistance of plastics”.
-By Dr. S. Khadar Vali,
(Associate Professor, M.E.D., M.J.C.E.T.)
In-house R & D projects:
An amount of Rs. 25,000/- was granted in the month
of December, 2010 for the project on “Extraction of
Bio-fuels by Algae CO2 Sequestration” which is being
carrying out by the students of B.E. final year under
the guidance of Mr. A.S. Reddy, Associate Professor,
An amount of Rs. 25,000/- was granted in the month of
December, 2010 for the project on “Automation of
TIG Welding” which is being carrying out by the
students of B.E. final year under the guidance of Mr.
Sirajuddin Elyas Khany, Associate Professor, M.E.D.
An amount of Rs. 15,000/- was granted as a first
installment by Institute of Engineers, Kolkata in the
month of March 2010 to G. M. Sayeed Ahmed, Sr.
Asst. Professor, MED for his on going Ph.D. work.
Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi, Professor and Head of
M.E.D. has participated and chaired a Technical
session in the 8th
Asia Pacific Conference on
Combustion (ASPACC-10) held at Taramati Baradari
Cultural Complex, Hyderabad during December 10-13,
2010. He is a life member of ‘The Combustion
Prof. Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi, reviewed an
International Journal Manuscript - “An Experimental
Investigation of Noise Phenomenon in Vehicle
Gearbox System”, Manuscript No: JMER-10-040,
dated 22-9-2010, www.academicjournals.org
Prof. Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi, reviewed a Journal
Manuscript - “Performance and Emission
Characteristics of C.I. Engine with dual fuel
operation”, Manuscript No: JPTAF-11-001, dated 19-
A “Textbook of Automobile Engineering”, ISBN 81-
89966-31-6, for UG & PG courses, Authored by Prof.
Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi, Head, M.E.D. has been
published by Frontline Publications, Hyderabad in the
Registration of Copyright for the Software’s developed
by Dr. K.N. Krishnan in year 2009-10:
1. Software for the ' Ventilation Calculation of A.C
motors with one-side Ventilation (Fan on one side)'
Program 'AMIVENCRT'. Diary No 4214/09/co/l dt.
14-5-2009. Registration on 29-8-2009 on BHEL
2. Software for 'The Design of Air preheater using
Heat pipes' Program APHCRT.FOR' Diary No
4215/09/CO/L dt. 14-5-2009. Registration: 29-8-
2009 on BHEL R&D's name.
3. Software for the 'Thermal Analysis of Spiral
Pancake Stator winding for Super conducting
Generator' Program 'SCSTATOR.CRT'. Diary No
4216/09/CO/L dt. 14-5-2009 Registration on 29-8-
2009 on BHEL R&D's name.
Mr. S. Jai Krishna is interested in rural area
development. He has developed clean drinking water
facility for the people in Nalgonda District, Andhra
Pradesh. He is also planning to be a resident engineer
for the village to give consultation.
Under the guidance of Mr. D. Srinivas Rao two final
year students have successfully retrofitted Copy Lathe
attachment in the Machine shop as a part of their
Under the guidance of Mr. Mohd. Viquar Mohiuddin,
a batch of final year students have successfully
designed and assembled a Thermo Forming Machine
for Manufacturing Process Lab as a part of their BE
The faculty members who got registered for Ph.D.
programme of JNTUH for the academic year 2010-11
are Mrs. Ishrath M. M., Mr. Abdul Samad, Mr.
Dhanraj P. and Mrs. Naseema.
The faculty members who got registered for Ph.D.
programme of Osmania University, Hyderabad for the
academic year 2010-11 are Mr. A.S. Reddy, Mr.
D.Srinivas Rao and Mr. Mohammed Viquar
The faculty members who have completed their Pre
Ph.D. exams in the year 2010 are Mr. Sadak Ali Khan
and Mrs. M. Sowjanya.
Mr. Anwarullah and Mr. Ratnakar Pandu, Asst.
Professors of MED have submitted their Ph.D. thesis
in JNTUH in the year 2010.
Mr. N. Seetharamiah, Associate Professor of
Mechanical engineering department has been awarded
Ph.D. in the year 2010 by Osmania University,
Mr. S. Khader Vali, Associate Professor of Mechanical
engineering department has been awarded Ph.D. in the
year 2010 by JNTU Hyderabad.
Papers Published / Presented by Faculty Members:
“A CFD Combustion Analysis of a Hydrogen-Biodiesel
Dual Fuel System”, by Dr. S. Nawazish Mehdi, was
published in International Journal ‘WASJ’ - World
Applied Sciences Journal [an ISI indexed journal]
9(2):144-150. ISSN 1818-4952, Frequency-12, IDOSI
Publications on pp. 144 – 150, in 2010.
“Performance Evaluation of the Transmission System
of a Hybrid Vehicle”, by Dr. S. Nawazish Mehdi, was
published in International Journal of Petroleum
Science & Technology, ISSN 0973-6328 Vol:3, No:1,
pp.19-24, in 2009.
“Experimental Investigations on the effect of
Compression Ratio on the performance characteristics
of Hydrogen-Biodiesel Dual fuel engine”, by Dr. S.
Nawazish Mehdi, was published in National Journal -
“Technology Spectrum” of JNTU-Hyderabad, Vol.-3,
No.3, ISSN: 0974-6854 on pp. 43 - 47, in 2009.
“Modeling and Analysis of End Mill Cutter to Reduce
the Chatter During Machining”, by G.M. Sayeed
Ahmed , P. Ravinder Reddy, N. Seetharamiah was
published in International Journal of Industrial
Engineering and Technology. ISSN 0974-3146 Vol.2,
No.1, pp. 143-154 in 2010.
“Numerical Simulation of Steel Flow through Tundish
in Continuous Casting Process Using CFD”, by Mr.
G. M. Sayeed Ahmed, Mr. J. Dhanraj Pamar and Ms.
Oumama Govher published in International Journal of
Dynamics of Fluids, ISSN 0973-1784 Volume 7,
Number 1, pp. 75–88 in 2010.
“Prediction of work piece transient temperature
distribution and deformations during end milling using
RSM and FEM”, by G.M.Sayeed Ahmed, Rafiuzzama
Shaik and S.Mohd Shoeb in National Conference,
AIM-2010 on 18th
-19th November 2010.
“A Finite Element Investigation of Filament wound
Pressure Vessel Subjected to Internal Pressure” by S.
Irfan Sadaq, Dr.D.V.Ravi Shankar, M.A.Mateen and,
Dr. Manzoor Hussain, in International Journal of
Computer Applications in Engineering Technology
and Sciences P-134-141, Vol-3, Issue-1, in October-
“Simulation Studies on Modeling and Analysis of 3D
C-SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites Using F. E.
Analysis”, by S. Khadar Vali, P. Ravinder Reddy,
P. Ram Reddy, Ratnakar Pandu was Published in
Research India Publications, New Delhi in
International Journal of Materials Science, in June/July
“Synthesis and characterization of Carbon
Nanotubes” by Ratnakar Pandu, G.D. Varma, K.L
Yadav, P. Ravinder Reddy and A.V.S.S.K.S Gupta,
was published in Journal of Technology Spectrum
JNTU Hyderabad, in March 2010.
“Theoretical Modeling and Analysis of Orthotropic
Cylindrical Shells of Different Composites Subjected
to Different Loading Conditions”, by Afroz Mehar,
Ravinder Reddy.P., Mohan Rao.G.K, Ratnakar Pandu
was published in Research India Publications, New
Delhi in International Journal of Materials and
Sciences, February 2010.
“Modeling and Analysis of CNT composites and their
Thermal Properties using Finite Element (FE)
Method”, by N.C.S. Reddy, Ratnakar Pandu, Dr. P.
Ravinder Reddy, Dr. B. Anjaneya Prasad was
presented at National Conference on Aerospace
Engineering (NCAE-09), MRCET, Secunderabad,
“Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Ferroelectric
Materials – A Case Study”, by S. Saptagiri, Ratnakar
Pandu, Dr. Anjaneya Prasad B, Dr. P. Ravinder Reddy,
N.C.S Reddy, was presented at National Conference
on Aerospace Engineering (NCAE-09), MRCET,
Secunderabad, during 4th
“Study of Mechanical Behaviors of Single- & Multi-
Walled – Carbon Nanotubes – Using Finite Element
Method”, by Mani Kumari, D. Switha, Ratnakar
Pandu, Dr. Anjaneya Prasad. B, was presented at
National Conference on Aerospace Engineering
(NCAE-09), MRCET, Secunderabad, during 4th
“Modelling & FEA simulation of Composite Propeller
Shaft of Automobile”, by Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi,
Mr. G.M.Sayeed Ahmed, and Mr. Mohd. Abdul
Samad, was presented in National Conference on
Excellence in New Trends in Mechanical Engineering
(ENTIME), in December 2009.
“Simulation of Static & Thermal Analysis of turbine
blade using Finite Element Analysis”, by Mr. G.M.
Sayeed Ahmed, Md. Viquar Mohiuddin and Mrs.
Afroz Mehar, was presented in National Conference
on Excellence in New Trends in Mechanical
Engineering (ENTIME), in December 2009.
“Study Of xCrFe2O4-(1-x)BiFeO3 Multiferroic
Nanocomposites”, by Amit Kumar, K L Yadav,
Hemant Singh, Ratnakar Pandu, and P. Ravinder
Reddy was presented in International Conference on
Nanomaterials at Kanya Maha Vidyalay, Jalandhar
(Punjab) during 28th
“Optimisation of cutting parameters to surface
roughness of mild steel- an experimental study”, by
Mr. Shaik Shafee, Dr. Manzoor Hussain, Dr. B. Balu
Naik, was presented in National Conference on State
of Art in Mechanical Engineering (NCSAME) -2009,
JNTUH, Hyderabad, in August 2009.
“Three dimensional geometric model for woven fiber
composites”, by S. Khadar Vali, was presented and
published in the proceedings of International
Conference on Computational Methods in Engineering
and Sciences (IC-CMES’ 09), in January 2009.
Mrs. O. Hema Latha, joined as Assistant
Professor in M.E.D. in February 2010. She
pursued her B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
from S.C.E.T., Hyderabad and post graduated/
M.E., in Automation and Robotics from Osmania
University, Hyderabad. She has over six years of teaching
experience. Before joining M.J.C.E.T. she was working as
Associate Professor in Shadan College of Engineering and
Mrs. S. Sahar Banu, joined as a Assistant
Professor in the Mechanical Engineering
Department in February 2010. She acquired her
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from
K.S.R.M. College of Engineering, Kadapa and
her post graduation in Thermal Engineering is from
J.N.T.U., Hyderabad. She has three years of teaching
experience and she also worked as AutoCAD Design
Engineer in Cadsys India Ltd.
Mr. Rafiuzzama Shaik joined as an Assistant
Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department
in August 2010. He acquired his B.E. in
Production Engineering from MJCET, Hyderabad
in 1998 and completed his M.S. from the
University of Portsmouth, U.K. in 2003. He has six years of
Industrial experience and two years of teaching experience.
Before joining he was working as an Assistant Professor in
Vidya Vikas Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. He has
attended several National seminars and has presented
several papers too.
Mr. G. Bhaskar, joined as Assistant Professor in
MED in August 2010. He pursued his B.Tech in
Mechanical Engineering from K.I.T.S., Warangal
and his M.Tech in Industrial Metallurgy from
N.I.T. Warangal. He has six years of teaching
experience and one and half year of Industrial experience.
Before joining M.J.C.E.T., he was working as a Design
Engineer in Clair Engg. Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
Mr. S. Irfan Sadaq joined the Mechanical
Engineering Department as an Academic
Consultant in August 2010. He has completed his
B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from
Princeton College on Engg. & Tech., Hyderabad
in the year 2008 and his M.E. in CAD/CAM from
M.J.C.E.T., Hyderabad. He worked for one year as
Supervisor in Bosch Car Service, Hyderabad. He later got
promoted as Assistant Professor on 16th
Mrs.G. Sailaja joined as an Academic Consultant
in Mechanical Engineering Department in August
2010. She acquired her B.E. in Mechanical
Engineering from Vasavi College of Engineering
and Technology, Hyderabad and pursuing M.E.
in CAD/CAM from Muffakham Jah College of
Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad. She has two
years of teaching experience, before joining the
department. She worked in Mallareddy College of
Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.
Mr. S. KhadarVali, Associate Professor has been given
the charge of Associate Head, MED on 2-12-2009.
Mr. Shaik Shafee, Mr. G.M.Sayeed Ahmed, , Mrs.
M.Sowjanya, Mr. Ratnakar Pandu and Mr. M.A.Samad,
Assistant Professors of M.E.D. have been promoted to
Senior Scale with effect from 01/01/2011.
Mr. Mohd. Mohinoddin, Assistant Professor, M.E.D. is
promoted to Selection Grade with effect from
Mr. Mir Saber Ali, Lab Asst., M.E.D. is promoted as Lab
Supervisor with effect from 01-01-2011.
Mr. Qadeer Ahmed, Technician-II, MED is promoted as
Technician-I with effect from 01-01-2011.
Mr. Mohd. Waseem, Technician-III is promoted as
Technician-II with effect from 01-01-2011.
M.E. CAD/CAM is shifted to Block No.5 with
concerned staff members and Library in February 2010.
Mohammed Inayath-ur-Rahman, student of B.E. 3/4
Mechanical-B, won the 1st
prize in C.S.E. dept.
Newsletter-Communique writing competition-‘Creative
Joust’, and also had written articles for the ‘Young
World’-The Hindu-Daily news paper, Hyderabad.
SAE-MJCET chapter had organized industrial visit for
its students in September, 2009 to SAM KRG, Pistons
and Rings Limited, Bonthapally, Hyderabad, A.P.
The student members of SAE – MJCET chapter had an
industrial visit to Mahindra & Mahindra Company in
year Production Engineering students had their
industrial visit on 7th
April, 2010 to RTC Zonal
Workshop, Uppal, Hyderabad.
year Mechanical and Production Engineering
students had their industrial Visit to Denison
Hydraulics India Limited, Patancheru, Hyderabad on
SAE-MJCET chapter has organized an industrial visit
year Mechanical and Production
Engineering students to APSRTC zonal workshop,
Uppal, Hyderabad on 5th
Around 80 students and five faculty members visited
year Production Engineering students have
been to B.H.E.L., R.C.Puram on 11th
April, 2011 for
their industrial visit.
year Mech. A & B had their industrial visit to
PRAGA Tools, HMT division, Balanagar on 16th
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) –Baja:
SAE stands for Society of Automotive Engineers, is a one-
stop resource for standards development, events, technical
information and expertise used in designing, building,
maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use
on land or sea, in air or space. SAE International has a
diverse membership of engineers, business executives,
educators, and students from across the globe, who share
information and exchange ideas for advancing the
engineering of mobility systems.
Objectives of SAE:
SAE demonstrates commitment to society through local,
national, and international public awareness programs that
promote vehicle safety and maintenance and energy
resource conservation. The SAE Foundation, is deeply
involved in the engineering-related education of children,
teachers, college students, and faculty by conducting
seminars, webinars, symposia, conferences and
competitions like Baja SAE®
Series, SAE Aero Design®
Clean Snowmobile™ , Formula SAE®
Series & Super
. For more information, refer to Baja Website
BAJA SAE INDIA 2010:
SAE-MJCET, the first and the largest collegiate club in
Andhra Pradesh, has certainly done more than said. Since
its inception five years back, a series of high profile and
intellectual events have made its history.
MINI BAJA, the international competition has always been
a target, but due to an alien environment and the distance of
the venue it never materialized. Now since SAE INDIA has
taken the initiative and created BAJA INDIA, SAE-MJCET
participated at ASIA level competition on "BAJA-All
Terrain Vehicle Design and Fabrication”. The team cleared
all the technical inspections and was appreciated for well
versed implementation of new technology and new
innovations made in the field of all terrain vehicle
fabrications. The team was sponsored by Sultan – Ul-
Uloom Educational Society (1.25 lakh) and Sujana Smart
Steel (1.75 lakh).
Team MJCET at BAJA SAE INDIA 2010 in Peethampur.
The BAJA ASIA 2010 was scheduled from 29th
January 2010 at NATRAX (National Automobile Test
Tracks) facility of NATRIP (National Automotive Testing
R&D infrastructure project) in Peethampur, near Indore,
Madhya Pradesh., India. It has a specially prepared
motocross race track, where ultimate endurance race takes
place. The goal of the team was to design, model and
analyze every part of the vehicle virtually before going into
production, thus creating an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that
is safer, stronger, cheap, faster, with good maneuverability
and easier to manufacture. The ATV manufactured will be
tested under different elements of performance like brake
test, acceleration test, hill climbing test, maneuverability
test and endurance race.
The overall mission is to have vehicles that will trek
through outdoor terrain with ease. The 2010 team focused
on minimizing the weight and improving driver comfort
with strict adherence to the rule book, while maximizing
the strength and minimizing the cost.
Baja Asia 2010 being the 3rd
competition of its kind in
India, Team MJCET had the 3rd
time experience to be a
part of this majestic event. The Team MJCET had made
best participation by finishing 26th
place out of 173 team
entries, scoring 537 points from 1000, which was the best
performance up till the 3 years in the event. The team
returned with a life time of experience and placement for
some of the students in major Automobile Companies,
making the three most unforgettable days in their history.
Convention: SAE INDIA, an affiliate of SAE International
organized the SAE National Student convention 2010. The
motto of the Convention 2010 was ‘Challenge ahead’. It
gave an opportunity to the students and collegiate clubs to
showcase the achievements in the previous year. By means
of conducting various competitions, SAE INDIA provided
students with a platform to showcase student abilities in
Technical knowledge, Design province, Fabrication skills,
Problem solving capability.
Conducted in 3-tiers, tier-1 at College level, tier-2 as ‘Mini
Convention’ at the State level and tier-3 the Convention at
the National level, it brought around 18000 student
members across India. It provided a platform to the student
members and the collegiate clubs for networking and to
share experience. It provided students with 8 major
competitions: 1) Technical Paper Presentation, 2) Aero
Design and Fabrication, 3) Auto Quiz, 4) Modelling and
Animation, 5) Computer Aided Manufacturing, 6)
Computer Aided Analysis, 7) Graphic System Design and
8) Student Business Plan.
The various teams, who won the college level competitions,
were sent to state level competitions held at Kakatiya
Institute of Engineering and Technology, Warangal. The
Teams put on their best performance and made sure the flag
of our MJCET was flying high and proved once again that
we are the leaders of Andhra Pradesh.
The various positions obtained by our college teams are as
1. In the event “Technical Paper”, Mohd.Abdul Qayyum
& Abdul Wasay obtained the First Position.
2. In the event “Graphic System Design”, Mohd.Abdul
Qayyum, Habeeb Abdul Rahman & M.A.Waseem
obtained the First Position.
3. In the event “Modelling and Animation”,
S.Md.Ehatareen & Riyan Abdul Rehman obtained the
4. In the event “Aero Modelling”, P.Imran Khan, Nayeem
Dhanani & Ch.Satya Abhilash obtained the Third
5. In the event “Auto Quiz”, Mohd.Abdul Qayyum, Abdul
Wasay & Mohd.Umair Patny obtained the Third
Students who won the State or Zonal level competitions
were qualified to represent State Andhra Pradesh at
National Level Convention held at JEPPIAAR Engineering
MJCET Students tried their best to prove their Mettle in
various competitions mentioned above.
Finally the team representing GRAPHICAL SYSTEM
DESIGN won the THIRD Prize.
BAJA SAE INDIA 2011:
SAE-BAJA 2011 was scheduled from 29th
2011 and followed by placement drive on 1st
February 2011. This year Team MJCET was a team of 14
Automobile enthusiasts from Mechanical, Electrical, and
Computer Science Engineering Departments guided by the
two Faculty Advisors Mr. A.S. Reddy, Associate Professor,
M.E.D. and Mr. Mohd. Viquar Mohiuddin, Assistant
Professor, M.E.D. The Team has been sponsored with 1.5
lakh from Sultan-Ul-Uloom Educational Society and 0.75
lakh from Vijai Electricals.
Vice chairman, S.U.E.S. - Mr. Zafar Javid and Principal,
M.J.C.E.T. - Dr. Basheer Ahmed wishing good luck to
Team MJCET for Baja2011 competition.
Learning from the mistakes of the previous team, the team
had worked hard on the drive train system and the
suspension & steering system. The team is a good blend of
experience, theoretical knowledge and practical exposure.
The team had used latest software and tried to keep it up
with good implementation. The team made the cut of 80
out of 222 teams at the initial design presentation held at
New Delhi on the 17th
All Baja 2011 vehicles got lined up for final Endurance
race at NATRAX ground in Peethampur, M.P.
At Baja SAE India 2011, Team MJCET vehicle was well
appreciated by all technical inspectors for its design and
aesthetics. The vehicle passed technical clearance
inspection on the first day in the first attempt. It cleared
brake test, acceleration test and gone through the Hill
climbing event, but in maneuverability test the transmission
failed and the team has to take the vehicle to pit area for
repairs. Due to severe damage in transmission only
temporary repairs were carried out and team managed to
participate in final endurance race. During the second lap of
endurance, the transmission broke down totally making it
difficult to complete the race. And eventually the vehicle
has to be taken out of the race tracks.
EWB (Engineers Without Borders):
EWB-MJCET Chapter has been established at Muffakham
Jah College of Engineering and Technology under the
Society's Act, to involve young engineers, and other
professionals with special or general skills, in a movement
of constructive change. It is inspired by an urgent concern
for accelerating sustainable rural development, assisting in
capacity building in backward rural and urban communities
of India, protecting the country's natural resource base and
working across national boundaries for social and
economic justice and responsible use of technology.
1. Krushi Project:
KRUSHI HOME is a place for children in difficult
circumstances, who are housed, educated and integrated
with the main stream of the society (At Krushi, usage of the
term "Street Children" is consciously avoided). Every effort
is made to counsel and restore the children to their
parents/relatives. Those children who cannot be restored to
their parents / relatives, for various reasons, are retained in
Krushi Home and educated, with the ultimate objective of
making them self sufficient and responsible citizens. The
effort has been fairly successful with almost all the boys
going to schools / colleges or undergoing vocational
training etc. It is presently is accommodating 80 children
and 20 staff members to take care of the children. The
Krushi home is located on an area of 2.3 acre land at
Gowdavally village, near Medchal Mandal of Ranga Reddy
District in Andhra Pradesh
Some Street children, specially the older ones, find the
regulated life in a home like Krushi hard to handle. In
spite of adequate counseling and motivation, quite a few
of them go back to their old ways.
Even some of the long staying children do sometimes
disappear for short periods only to come back and lead
Krushi Home at Gowdavally village, near Medchal.
KRUSHI HOME is constructed on the basis of go green in
order to save the resources. It consists of five star rated
electric equipments in order to increase the efficiency and
to reduce the cost burden of electricity consumption.
Role of EWB-MJCET in Krushi Project:
There was an acute need of an alternate resource of
electrical energy due to frequent power cuts and also due to
high electricity bills, Infotech Enterprises had taken an
initiative to set up a solar plant which can fulfill the needs
of the Krushi home in collaboration with EWB MJCET in
the month of Sept.-Oct. 2010.
EWB-MJCET students at Krushi Project.
The other activities which were carried along with the
above mentioned major activity were electrical fittings and
appliances replacement to energy efficient ones, to plan and
execute a large scale plantation programme, which can
improve the ecological condition at the Krushi home. The
initiative was fully funded by overseas and Indian corporate
and individual donors. The sponsors were, Infotech
Enterprises, Ralph Noyes, Belcan, Engineers without
Borders-India, MTU Aero Engines, Quest, Pratt and
Whitney etc. The project was inaugurated on 13th October
2010. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to the
students by Mr. Allan J. Brockett, Vice President,
Engineering Module Centers, Pratt and Whitney – USA.
2. Fuel Briquettes as a Cooking Fuel:
In the current energy scenario, about 2 billion or 1/3rd
inhabitants of the earth have no access to modern forms of
fuel. Cooking fuel is a basic need. Poor availability and
inability to pay for the same has compelled the poor to use
wood, crop wastes in inefficient ways or fossil fuels which
are heavily subsidized by the government cause serious
We are providing an environment friendly alternative to
traditional cooking fuels in rural India. This fuel is also
cheaper than the conventional fuels and makes for an ideal
fuel for the poor. EWB- India is promoting the use of
Cooking Fuel Briquettes made from agricultural, industrial
and domestic wastes. It is a cleaner fuel with low
emissions. EWB-India conducted an information and
training workshop in November 2008, which has ignited
interest in participants who are keen to set up their own
units in their local areas.
Briquette technology is simple to understand and
implement. It is emerging as a popular area for Small
Enterprises. EWB- India aims to train NGO’s and other
similar groups in a knowledge sharing exercise for
widespread use of this technology and establishment of
micro-enterprises. We are also researching ways in which
an efficient and effective Briquette Technology Kit can be
developed and delivered.
EWB MJCET is currently on a project to invent a much
simpler, easy to carry type fuel briquetting machine which
can improve its productivity.
Events Organized by EWB-MJCET:
Oct. 2009, EWB-MJCET chapter conducted an
inaugural session, in which Prof. Aliuddin Ansari,
Professor of M.E.D., M.J.C.E.T. President, EWB-
International, Regional Director, Asia, has given an
introductory seminar to the students of MJCET.
March 2010, an event of promotional exhibition
of EWB projects was organized by EWB-MJCET
April, 2010 MUTATION 2010 - a
technical fest was conducted by EWB chapter, in parallel
with Students Technical Symposium of Mechanical
ZEPHYR 2K11, the Annual Technical fest of Engineers
Without Borders MJCET chapter was held on 10th
February, 2011 in Mechanical Engineering Department
of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and
Technology. The two day extravaganza witnessed an
overwhelming participation from MJCET and various other
Engineering, Pharmacy, Degree and Junior colleges in and
around Hyderabad and many participants among them
bagged fabulous prizes. Participation Certificates were
awarded to all the participants.
(Save a tree campaign organized during ZEPHYR 2K11 by
EWB-MJCET chapter in Mechanical Engineering Dept.)
The fest was marked by all sorts of emotions like pride for
victory, frustrations, joy and celebrations. The events
conducted were Wiz Quiz, World through your window,
Create havoc, Poster presentation, short film making and
campaign for speechless, by the team of EWB MJCET. The
students mainly involved in organizing the event are Mr.
Zia Mohammed Khan, Mr. Mohammed Sufiyan, Mr. K.
Ashish and Ms. Rachel Regina N. The fest was sponsored
by Endura - Controls & Automation.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - CELL
The E-Cell is a student body at MJCET, which was started
in 2007. E-Cell was instituted to inculcate the spirit of
entrepreneurship amongst the young college students who
are also the future pillars of the global economy. Since
inception, E-Cell has expanded massively in terms of its
initiatives and membership, relying on its continuous
association with the National Entrepreneurship Network
(NEN). Along the way, E-Cell has received recognition for
its achievements by initially being the National Runner-up
in 2008 and then, the National Champion in 2009 at the
National Entrepreneurship Week. The National
Entrepreneurship Week is an annual event with
participation from over 600 leading educational institutions
from across India. This week-long event is a celebration of
the spirit of entrepreneurship through a plethora of
activities ranging from panel discussions, awareness drives
to cultural events.
Not being able to participate in the National
Entrepreneurship Week 2010 due to certain unavoidable
circumstances, E-Cell kept the entrepreneurship spirit
running by organizing the “Festivity 2010”.
Festivity 2010 was held from 9th
April, 2010 during
which time five departmental fests were also held. These
two days had a great concoction of fun and inspiration. The
event began with a panel discussion, “The Summit”. The
theme of the Summit was “INDIA - the opportunities
within”. The panel consisted of four young entrepreneurs,
all of whom have left an indelible mark in their respective
entrepreneurial engagements. These “resolute visionaries”
1. Sunil Kumar, AP State Director, RDI.
2. Hemant Nitturkar, CII New India Ventures.
3. Ayesha Rubina, Education and Social Entrepreneur,
Director of Genesis.
4. A. Mujeeb Khan, Founding President, Bhumi
The panelists spoke at length about how India was the most
favored destination for employment and that it was the
greatest emerging hub for innovation and research. This
changing paradigm is reversing the brain drain of the past
by opening the window for the Indian youth to build great
careers within the country. To think of it, one of the
panelists had spent most of his formative career days
Of particular mention was A. Mujeeb Khan, who seemed to
be the most intriguing and inspiring. Mr. Khan is from the
M.J.C.E.T., 1994 batch and is presently leading “Bhumi” –
an NGO focusing on transformational leadership within the
Indian setup. He started off his career with an advertising
agency in Mumbai, after graduating from MICA (Mudra
Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad). All along his
distinguished career, Mr. Khan had plenty of experiences in
different environments. Noteworthy is his stint as a dairy
farmer for three years in a far-off Indian village. It is from
this experience, he says, that he saw and experienced the
‘real’ India from close quarters. His talk was really
inspiring for aspiring students and alike.
On the sidelines of the Summit, there was an exciting line-
up of different events, such as market your product,
business quiz, idea generation, hand painting, verbal wars
and many more. While these events were a great fun and
learning experience, the event organizers had streamlined a
number of cash awards for different event winners. The
festive atmosphere cannot be complete in Hyderabad
without a good food spread and so there were numerous
stalls put up at the venue catering to varied tastes. All in
all, the event was a stupendous success. There is an earnest
hope of seeing this rich legacy being carried forward by
future students of M.J.C.E.T.
Mohammed Inayath Ur Rahman
(E-Cell Core Team Member, MED, MJCET).
Entrepreneurship Week India 2011:
Entrepreneurship is not just a notion which fosters the
ability to obtain profit generating idea, but it is also an
effective tool which encourages people around to
implement their ideas and innovations in one of the most
satisfying manner. E- Week India, 2011 was hence an
attempt to kindle the Spirit of Entrepreneurship in each
The fest started from 4th
February and lasted till 11th
February. It marked for the coming together of great
Entrepreneurial and Technical minds thereby enabling an
effective exchange of ideas varying in inception and
execution. The first day of the week started with an E-
Conference which had various Entrepreneurs giving their
views on the current state and opportunities in various
fields. This was followed by an Event ‘Case Study’ in
which students were asked to come and present their
solutions for the many famous and impending problems the
world is facing today. The next day a panel discussion was
organized. The panel consisted of people who have been
endlessly working to make a difference in the various
sections of the society. They presented their views as to
how the concept of Entrepreneurship can profit the society
as a large scale.
Engineers innovate and Entrepreneurs validate. Keeping
this idea in mind ‘Strategia’ an event aiming to bring
together the ‘TecnoBiz’ minds, was organized. On the third
day the first phase of this event was held asking
participants to present their various technically oriented
ideas. The next day these participants along with the many
other people were enlightened with the idea of how
technology can be exploited in today’s times to help the
belief of Entrepreneurship through the ‘Tech Summit’.
Every waste is bad until it is put to some good use. Keeping
this in mind ‘Trash Hunt’ an event was a tailor made
opportunity for the participants to exhibit their creative as
well as marketing capabilities, by designing and
conceptualizing their ideas, and then putting it up for sale.
This event was held on the 4th
day of E- Week. The second
phase of ‘Strategia’ was organized the day after. On this
day the various prototypes presented by the participants
were displayed as a marketable asset by the various B-
School Professionals. The last two days of the E- Week
India, 2011 showcased a volley of events investigating the
various facets of entrepreneurship in the society and
inculcating this idea in every individual. Our efforts for the
event got us the National Championship Runners up
Hence the Entrepreneurship Week, 2011 was a
celebration of the essence of one of the most important
topic the world has been searching meaning for, since time
immemorial. It brought to fore the idea that, no invention is
perfect, if it cannot be thought about in terms of service it
can give to others. An Entrepreneur just needs to put in
efforts to find out what the world needs and then proceed to
By Syed Khaleelullah (B.E. 3/4 Prodn.)
The Department of Mechanical Engineering had organized
a Two day Student Technical Symposium –
“MECHALUTION 2KX” on 9th
under the guidance of Mr. Shaik Khadar Vali as Convener
and Mr. Mohammed Viquar Mohiuddin as Faculty
Coordinator of the Symposium. The events organized were
Dexter’s Lab, First Flight, Technical Paper
Presentation, Techno Quiz, Test Ur Brain-memory
Games, Drawing Board, Auto CAD, Solid Works,
Technical Reasoning, etc. In a very short span of time,
students have tried their level best to live up to the
expectations. All the events were successful; the certificates
were distributed to the winners and student organizers. The
prize money distributed was Rs. 16,750/- among the
winners of the events.
Distribution of Certificates to the Event winners & Thanks
giving party to the organizers of Symposium.
ADSOPHOS - 2011:
Adsophos 2011, a biannual fest, was organized by the
students of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and
Technology belonging to various branches i.e.; Mechanical,
Production, EEE, ECE, EIE, CSE, IT & Civil. All branches
planned their own competitions independently and were
carried out simultaneously on 10th
The organizing committee of the Mechanical department
was headed by the faculty organizers Mr. Sadak Ali khan
and Mr. Mohammed Viquar Mohiuddin; and the student
organizers Mr. Mirza Azmathullah Baig and Mr. Mirza
The students of mechanical department showcased a wide
variety of technical events such as PAPER
PRESENTATION, DEXTER’S LAB, JUNKYARD
WARS, TECHNO QUIZ, AUTOCAD and SOLID
WORKS. These events were so designed so as to test the
non-scholastic skills of the students. Though the events
were organized by the students, the judging was done by
well experienced faculty members in a planned and orderly
manner. This further enriched the learning experience of
the student participants, both from this college as well as
Out of the various events carried out, paper presentation
and Dexter’s Lab were the most prominent ones which
gave the participants a chance to display their soft skills as
well as technical expertise. Based on the judging, the
winners were awarded with cash prizes and certificates.
The prize money distributed was Rs. 20,750/- in cash and
Rs. 47,400/- in form of Coupons.
Most of the events had multiple rounds to ensure that the
participating teams use a range of diverse skills rather than
one. This made the event both learning and entertaining.
Thus, the Adsophos 2K11 fest gave an opportunity to the
students to identify and hone their various talents by getting
them into a competitive spirit thereby increasing their
ALUMNI MEET 2011
MJCETAA - Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and
Technology Alumni Association have organized its Annual
Alumni Meet on 22nd
January 2011 in Ghulam Ahmed
Auditorium of MJCET. This event was an opportunity for
the Alumni to gather at the college and meet their faculty
and friends. In this event a banquet was also arranged in
honor of the alumni of the college.
This year Alumni Association has felicitated the students of
1982-1986 batch for their completion of 25 years of
engineering. The Association also felicitated the staff
members who taught this batch to recognize the services
rendered by them to the college and its students especially
to the batch of 1986.
From Mechanical engineering department Associate
Professor Mr. A.S.Reddy was felicitated for completion of
25 years of his service and Lab technician Mr. Mohd.
Rafathullah was felicitated for his Superannuation
The congregation 2010 ceremony for the students of the
outgoing batch was conducted on 26th
July 2010 in the
Ghulam Ahmed Hall at M.J.C.E.T. campus. Prof. James
Tooley, Director of Newcastle University, United Kingdom
was the chief guest for the occasion.
(Students of M.E.D. celebrating their Congregation day)
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GAMBLE BIG... :
There are times in life, when you think that the road ahead
is far too easy for your liking, when no challenge seems
interesting and you want to make a difference. Well, one
such occasion we got together and decided that it was time
to Gamble Big...
As Engineers, we were often termed as brilliant by friends,
family and faculty. But what we did, never seemed difficult
enough for our liking. At the offset, let me clarify that we
are no geniuses; neither are we boasting about what we did.
All we are saying, is we dreamed to make it BIG. We
wanted to do something that would make heads turn
towards us, outside our circle of influence. A feeling that
makes you like the man you see in the mirror, and to be
someone one who is respected and loved alike.
Dreaming is one thing, working towards it is another.
Especially when you don’t even know, what is it that you
are going to do? When you are down and out with a
question, which has no straight and simple answer, you
have to look up to the skies...God Has His own way of
delivering messages, when we did look up, we saw a
Chopper hovering over the city & the rest as they say is
I recall the expression on my face, when my friend said,
this is it! We are going to make a Chopper, an American
Chopper; one that this city has never seen, a ride that no
one here has ever taken & to make it BIG, we will do it Old
style. When I heard it first, I did not bother to react. The
thought to me was as crazy as someone telling me; we are
going to build a road to Moon! It sounded impossible! But
the thought kept growing, till it became an idea. We
realized that it was going to be difficult, extremely difficult,
and that was precisely the reason we decided to GAMBLE
All Big things begin small; we started off with sketches and
designs, inspired from every model that we could find. The
Internet came to our rescue. Here, we were missing an
important factor, we may have had the engineering skills
for the task ahead, but designing is the work of an artist.
We needed a hand, and we found just the Right one. The
third of our crew joined & did the sketching for us. After
running through a whole bunch of papers and boxes of
pencils, this is how the final sketches looked.
Our grey cells were now working in overdrive. The
sketches were ready; but engineering the same was the task
of a lifetime. The unconventionally long forks in the sketch
presented two major challenges: maneuverability and
stability. Solid works (CAD software) helped us test the
geometry & dynamics for the same. With all the data &
statistics ready, it was time to convert the fictional
components to reality. The one thing that all three of us
were clear about right from the onset was that, we were
going to do this Old school. This added to the aesthetic
quality and compounded the engineering woes! Gamble big
was meant to rule the roads, hence the components needed
to be just right. I’m not exaggerating when I say that
finding each part was like looking for a needle in a
haystack. What made it more challenging is that we did not
compromise on the quality of material & labour. Just to
illustrate, Jig boring was used for Triple tees instead of a
regular drilling; Surface grinding & cylindrical grinding
were applied, instead of regular grinding, to ensure a
smooth and lustrous finish. Precision was the key word.
Fender mountings, seat and tank mountings were disguised
to ensure the aesthetic quality remained intact. Since this
was a custom design, most components needed to be
manufactured in house, right from the seat , tank to the foot
pegs! The challenge that we faced here was to infuse our
passion and commitment to every person that helped
making the components.
While I tell you about the design, let me not forget the
impressive power & unique specifications of this beast!
Gamble Big is equipped with a 350 cc, 19 BHP air cooled
engine aligned on a modified Bullet chassis per design
requirements. It comes with a 4 speed transmission and
boasts of a top speed of 120Kmph. The bike deals with the
road on an 110Front and a 130Rear tyre. The exhaust is self
fabricated & beats like a true classic. Impressive Laser
inscription, a classic design, a custom paint job add the
beauty to this beast...
To top all of this, the bike is approved as per RTA norms,
and does not compromise on Safety features & is ready to
hit the roads! An ‘SYH’ customs logo stands out on the
bike. Saad, Yusuf & Hamza, welcomes you to GAMBLE
BIG! So next time, you decide to go for a Real ride, think
of GAMBLE BIG...
FIGHT HARD.... AIM HIGH.... GAMBLE BIG....
By Hamza, (B.E.-3/4 M.E.D.)
An excerpt from an interesting lecture by an IIM
Who sells the largest number of cameras in India? Your
guess is likely to be Sony, Canon or Nikon. Answer is none
of the above. The winner is Nokia whose main line of
business in India is not cameras but cell phones. Reason
being cameras bundled with cell phones are outselling
stand alone cameras.
Try this. Who is the biggest in music business in India?
You think it is HMV sa re ga ma? Sorry. The answer is
Airtel. By selling caller tunes Airtel makes more money
than what music companies make by selling music albums.
Incidentally Airtel is not in the music business. It is the
mobile service provider with the largest subscriber base in
India. That sort of competition is difficult to detect, even
more difficult to beat. By the time you have identified him,
he has already gone past you. These kinds of wars are
raging all over the world. Hiding behind all these wars is a
gem of a question-“who is my competitor”? Once in a
while, to intrigue my students, I toss a question at them-
what Apple did to Sony, Sony did to Kodak. Explain? The
smart ones get the answer immediately. Sony defined its
market as audio (walkman). They never expected an IT
company like Apple to encroach into their audio domain.
Come to think of it, is it really surprising? Apple as a
computer maker has both audio and video capabilities. So
what made Sony think he won’t compete on pure Audio?
So also Kodak defined its business as film cameras. Sony
defines its business as digital. In digital cameras the two
markets It did not ask the question “who is my competitor
The point is not who is today’s competitor .today’s
competitor is obvious. Tomorrow’s not.
One last illustration.20 years back what were Indians using
to wake them in the morning? The answer is alarm clock.
The alarm clock was a monster made of mechanical
springs. It had to be physically keyed up every day to keep
it running. it made so much noise by way of alarm, that it
not only woke you up, but the rest of the neighborhood too.
What do we use today for waking up in the morning? Cell
phone!! an entire industry of clocks disappeared without
warning thanks to cell phones. Big watch companies are the
losers, you never know around which corner your
competitor is lurking! Future is scary. The boss of an IT
company once said something interesting about the animal
He said “have breakfast …or…be breakfast!” That
sums it up rather neatly.
By Murtaza Vadnagarwala, (B.E.-3/4 M.E.D.)
Automotive Engineer Vs. Vanilla Ice Cream
A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of
General Motors: "This is the second time I have written
you, and I don't blame you for not answering me, because I
kind of sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a
tradition in our family of ice cream for dessert after dinner
each night. But the kind of ice cream varies so, every night,
after we've eaten the whole family votes on which kind of
ice cream we should have and I drive down to the store to
get it. It's also a fact that I recently purchased a new Pontiac
and since then my trips to the store have created a problem.
You see, every time I buy vanilla ice cream, when I start
back from the store my car won't start. If I get any other
kind of ice cream, the car starts just fine. I want you to
know I'm serious about this question, no matter how silly it
sounds: 'What is there about a Pontiac that makes it not
start when I get vanilla ice cream, and easy to start
whenever I get any other kind?'"
The Pontiac President was understandably skeptical about
the letter, but sent an engineer to check it out anyway. The
latter was surprised to be greeted by a successful, obviously
well educated man in a fine neighborhood. He had arranged
to meet the man just after dinner time, so the two hopped
into the car and drove to the ice cream store. It was vanilla
ice cream that night and, sure enough, after they came back
to the car, it wouldn't start.
The engineer returned for three more nights. The first night,
the man got chocolate. The car started. The second night,
he got strawberry. The car started. The third night he
ordered vanilla. The car failed to start.
Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe
that this man's car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He
arranged, therefore, to continue his visits for as long as it
took to solve the problem. And toward this end he began to
take notes: he jotted down all sorts of data, time of day,
type of gas used, time to drive back and forth, etc.
In a short time, he had a clue: the man took less time to buy
vanilla than any other flavor. Why? The answer was in the
layout of the store. Vanilla, being the most popular flavor,
was in a separate case at the front of the store for quick
pickup. All the other flavors were kept in the back of the
store at a different counter where it took considerably
longer to find the flavor and get checked out. Now the
question for the engineer was why the car wouldn't start
when it took less time. Once time became the problem --
not the vanilla ice cream -- the engineer quickly came up
with the answer: vapor lock. It was happening every night,
but the extra time taken to get the other flavors allowed the
engine to cool down sufficiently to start. When the man got
vanilla, the engine was still too hot for the vapor lock to
Moral of the story: Even insane looking problems are
By Akram Hussain, (B.E.-2/4 M.E.D.)
An Engineer will always be an Engineer!
In some foreign country a priest, a lawyer and an engineer
are about to be guillotined. The priest puts his head on the
block, they pull the rope and nothing happens -- he declares
that he's been saved by divine intervention -- so he's let go.
The lawyer is put on the block, and again the rope doesn't
release the blade, he claims he can't be executed twice for
the same crime he is set free too.
They grab the engineer and shove his head into the
guillotine, he looks up at the release mechanism and says,
“Wait a minute, I see your problem......”
1.Name the first known cell phone virus, which appeared
2.The Oscar Awards on International Woman’s Day in
March 2010 proved to be a lucky one for Kathryn
Bigelow who won the Oscar for best director for The
Hurt Locker. The term “Hurt Locker” is actually a
military slang. What does it mean?
3.The New Oxford American Dictionary has listed
‘unfriend’ in its dictionary this year. What does the term
4.When and where was the first FIFA World Cup hosted
by two countries took place?
5.Name the only bird which flaps its wings in a figure-of-
eight motion to hover at one place like a helicopter?
Recruitment Report for Academic Year 2009-2010:
Student name Branch
Swetha M. Prod.
re 04 07
Nishanth Jain Prod.
Iffath Naseem Mech.
Recruitment Report for Academic Year 2010-2011:
List of Student Counselors:
S. No. Year Section Name of Counselor
1 1/4 Mech A
Mr. G.M. Sayeed Ahmed
Mr. Dhanraj P.
2 1/4 Mech B
Mr. Ratnakar Pandu
3 1/4 Prod.
Mr. M. A. Samad
Mr. Md. Ali Taher
4 2/4 Mech A
Mr. D. Srinivas Rao
Mr. Mohd. Mohiuddin
5 2/4 Mech B
Mr. G. Prasanna Kumar
Ms. Lakshmi Kumari
Mr. P.Nageshwar Rao
6 2/4 Prod.
Mrs. Hemalatha O.
Mr. M. A. Samad
Mrs. Shahar Banu
7 3/4 Mech A
Mr. S.Jai Krishna
Mrs. Ishrath M. M.
8 3/4 Mech B
Mr. Sk. Shafee
Mr. Md. Azam Ali
Mr. Dhanraj P.
9 3/4 Prod.
Mr. Md.Viquar Mohiuddin
Mr. G.M.Sayeed Ahmed
Mrs Afroz Mehar
10 4/4 Mech A
Mr. Sirajuddin E. Khany
Mr. Rafiuzzama Sk.
11 4/4 Mech B
Mr. D. N. Krishnan
Mr. Sadaq Ali Khan
Mr. Mohd. Azam Ali
12 4/4 Prod.
Mr. Mohd. Anwarullah
Mrs. Hemalatha O.
Mrs. Shahar Banu
B.E. –II/IV, III/IV & IV/IV, I-Semester (2010-11)
Commencement of Classes: 2nd
Internal Test: 20th
Internal Test: 4th
End of Instructions: 13th
Preparation and Practicals: 15th
Nov. – 4th
Commencement of Theory Exams: 6th
B.E. –II/IV, III/IV & IV/IV, II-Semester (2010-11)
Commencement of Classes: 17th
Internal Test: 7th
Internal Test: 21st
End of Instructions: 30th
Preparation and Practicals: 2nd
Commencement of Theory Exams: 16th
Summer Vacation: 1st
May 2011 – 10th
Commencement of Next Academic year: 11th
B.E. –I/IV year (2010-11)
Commencement of Classes: 4th
Internal Test: 7th
Internal Test: 21st
Internal Test: 20th
End of Instructions: 30th
Preparation and Practicals: 2nd
Commencement of Theory Exams: 23rd
Summer Vacation: 2nd
May – 10th
Commencement of Next Academic year: 11th
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A Three Day National Workshop
“Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering” (RAIME -2KX)
RAIME - 2KX was organized by department of Mechanical Engineering, M.J.C.E.T., during 27th
2010. The workshop focused on the recent advances and emerging trends in the field of Mechanical Engineering. The
Convener of this Workshop was Mr. Shaik Shafee, Sr. Assistant Professor, M.E.D. and the organizing secretaries were Mr.
Mohammed Mohinoddin & Mr. Mohammed Anwarullah, Sr. Assistant Professors, M.E.D., M.J.C.E.T.
1. Souvenir-CD release in Inaugural function - dignitaries on the stage from left to right: Prof. Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi,
Head, MED, MJCET, Dr. Basheer Ahmed, Principal, MJCET, Dr. Mir Akbar Ali Khan, Treasurer, SUES. Dr. V. Vasudeva
Rao, Principal, SNIST and Dr. Sri Ram Venkatesh, Chairman,BoS, Osmania University.
2. Dignitaries on the dais for Valedictory function from left to right: Prof. Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi, Head, MED, MJCET,
Dr. P. Ravinder Reddy, CBIT, Dr. Basheer Ahmed, Principal, MJCET, Mr. Farhatullah Hussainy, Vice Principal, MJCET,
Mr. Shaik Shafee, Convener of Workshop and on podium Mr. Mohd. Mohinoddin, Organizing Secretary of the workshop.
The various programmes of the workshop were successfully conducted with the support of Dr. Basheer Ahmed, Principal,
M.J.C.E.T., Dr. Syed Nawazish Mehdi, Head, M.E.D., Dr. Shaik Khadervali, Associate Head, Dr. K. N. Krishnan,
Professor, M.E.D. and all Teaching and Non-teaching staff of M.E.D.
On Day 1, the National workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Mir Akbar Ali Khan, Treasurer, SUES. Dr. Basheer Ahmed,
Principal, M.J.C.E.T., addressed the gathering and released the souvenir. Dr. V. Vasudeva Rao, Principal, S.N.I.S.T., was
the Chief Guest, and also gave an illuminating lecture on Heat & Fluid flow, Dr. Sri Ram Venkatesh, Chairman, B.O.S.,
O.U., who was the Guest of Honour gave very informative lecture on Rapid Prototyping Technology.
In the afternoon session Dr. L. Shyam Sunder, SNIST gave lecture on Nanofluids, Dr. A. K. Prasad Rao, S.N.I.S.T.
presented a lecture on Metallurgy, and Dr. K.N. Krishnan, M.J.C.E.T. had given a lecture on Heat Transfer in Electrical
On Day 2, an industrial visit was arranged to M/s. Mahindra & Mahindra, Automotive division, Zaheerabad where the
delegates were taken around the plant and shown the various aspects of Automobile Manufacturing.
On Day 3, in the morning session Dr. R.S. Reddy, Principal, CMRCE gave lecture on application of heat pipes in
industry, Mr. A. Rajendra Prasad, A.G.M., B.H.E.L, on Air cooled condenser and Dr. V. N. Mani, scientist F, C.M.E.T.,
Hyderabad on Nano-electronics.
In the final session Dr. P. Ravinder Reddy, C.B.I.T., the Chief Guest of the Valedictory function, gave a lecture on
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