Chandigarh : A TEQIP sponsored two week National Level Faculty Development Programme on MATLAB Fundamentals and Neural Networks & Fuzzy Logic Toolboxes was concluded at U.I.E.T, Panjab University today. TEQIP is a World Bank Funded Programme implemented by MHRD ,Govt of India. Presenting the report on the programme, Er. Manoj Kumar Sharma, co-ordinator, said that during this two week programme the experts from industry, research laboratories and academics were invited and they shared the use of MATLAB in their fields. The experts from M/s Maruti Suzuki India Limited elaborated the design of vehicle components using MATLAB and experts from M/s Designtech Systems, Pune explained the use of neural networks and Fuzzy Logic using Simulink.
The participants visited the CSIO lab facilities and were shown latest technologies, by Mr. Amol Bhondekar and his team of experts, like ‘Head Up Display’ for fighter plane, Electronic Tongue, Electronic Nose, etc. Deputy Director of SASE, Chandigarh presented model of snow and avalanche study and how neural networks is helpful in their study. The data analysis being done at the TBRL firing ranges were elaborated to the participants by Mr. Anupam Anand (Scientist) and Dr. Sarbjeet Singh, Joint Director, TBRL, Chandigarh. Fundamentals of the MATLAB were covered by the Prof Maitrayee Dutta of NITTTR, Dr. Naveen Aggarwal of UIET and Mr. Ajay Mittal of PEC.
The basics of Fuzzy Logic technique and how the daily life imprecision is used in adaptive control decisions were discussed by Mr. Manoj Kumar Sharma. He explained the concepts of making intelligent washing machine, air-conditioner, etc. using fuzzy logic. The concept of neural networks and their applications in intelligent systems were explained by Prof A.K. Goel, Director, MMU, Ambala and Prof Sunil Aggarwal of UIET.
Er Y P Verma of UIET gave the tips about use of Simulink in modelling the various physical systems. Prof Renu Vig, Director, UIET gave the certificates to the participants and encouraged the participants to take up the real life research problems and help the society. Dr Naveen Aggarwal, coordinator, presented the thanks to the participants who are from places across the country such as Ranchi, Faridabad, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Sonepat, Ambala, Bathinda, etc. There were thirty four faculty members who participated in this two week long faculty development programme.