Mechanical Engineering Association FLAME conducted a “Hands on Training in Automotive Mechatronics and Diagnostics” on 24th September 2022. About 65 students from mechanical engineering department attended the workshop. This session was arranged in collaboration with Little Flower ITI, Kalamassery. During the workshop, students shared their opinions, area of interest for their future endeavours.

The keynote speaker for the session was Mr. Jinesh Vinayachandran. He is the Academic advisor of Little Flower Engineering Institute and a consultant to many companies. Mr. Jinesh discussed about the expectation of industry from a mechanical engineering graduate, various opportunities for mechanical engineering students, importance of mechatronics & scope of mechatronics.

The Workshop was conducted in two sessions. In the morning session, Mr. Jinesh briefed about the connection of mechatronics with engines. He discussed OBD (On Board Diagnostics), ECU (Electronic Control Unit), DTC (Diagnostic/Data Trouble Code). He also discussed about remote diagnostics, and predictive maintenance.

The afternoon session was a hands on training session where students got a chance to grease their hands in assembling & disassembling various engine parts. One group of students explored areas like robotic welding, refrigerants, sand blasting. The other group students got the chance to dismantle and reconstruct different types of engines.

The workshop ended at 4:30 p.m. This workshop helped students to understand the importance of mechatronics in automobile sector. They spent some of their best time in exploring engines. Asst. professors Jaison Joseph, Nisha B Nair & Jibin Jose accompanied the students & coordinated the sessions.