4th Indo-German workshop on Sustainable Engineering, September 17-18, 2016
The 4th Indo-German Workshop on Sustainable Engineering was organized by the Indo-German centre for sustainable manufacturing during 17-18 September 2016 at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. Prof. Souvik Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellor of BITS Pilani and the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony emphasized the need of sustainability in the modern era in all spheres of the engineering and sciences. Prof. A. K. Sarkar, Director of BITS Pilani, Pilani campus welcomed the participants and exhorted the participants to practice sustainability in day to day life. Dr. Reinhard Pittschellis, Global Development Research Head of FESTO Didactic SE, Germany was the guest of honour for the 4th edition of the Indo-German workshop. He emphasized the need of learning factories for the skill development of engineering graduates. Prof. Kuldip Singh Sangwan, the convener of the workshop and the coordinator of the Indo-German centre for sustainable manufacturing introduced the theme of the workshop. Various topics related to learning factories, sustainability education, IoT, and Industry 4.0 were discussed by speakers from industry and academia. 53 participants from Germany and India attended the workshop. Prof. S C Sivasubramanian, Registrar and Dean Administration shared his views on sustainability and its importance as chief guest at the valedictory session.