The Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Heritage Institute of Technology in association with the Chemical Engineering Department conducted a seminar on Energy Auditing on 22nd April 2016 in the A building Seminar Hall from 4 pm to 5:30 pm during the 3-Day Entrepreneurship Summit- “EntreSpark-2016”.
The guest speaker Mr. Sorobindo Mohanto (Accredited Energy Auditor, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Govt. of India & State Fleet Head, WBSO, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd) took the seminar in a very simplistic way which swept the mind away with interest and curiosity of the each individual present there.
The audience included students from Chemical, Electrical, Bio-Technology, Mechanical and Instrumentation Engineering from Heritage, Jadavpur University, IEM and Techno India Salt Lake. The Faculties of the respective departments were also present.
The welcome note was given by Prof. (Dr.) Swami Vedajnananda . After that the seminar was conducted by Mr. Sorobindo Mohanto. It started with a humor; as professor asked in Bengali which people did not understand Bengali and the non Bengali student raised their hands. The simplicity of his lecture grasped the attention of students and it remained till the end.
The seminar started by addressing the word “Entrepreneur” in a very different way. The word “Entrepreneur” and how to become one was the key point of the discussion as he shared the basic steps of it with the audience. He tried to present the mental and economical framework for a startup , which left the audience spellbound and the problems discussed was so real that the audience could relate their experience with it. His ideas about starting 'domestichelp.com' which would help the women of the family and also 'driver.com' which can be very useful in the long run, was a total hit. Explaining many such things in vernacular made the presentation all the more lively.
On Energy Auditing, Mr. Sorobindo Mahanto not only gave an explanation on how energy should be sustained but also focused on how energy can be saved and properly utilized for a better tomorrow .He reviewed that more than 20% energy of an industrial plant can be saved easily. It may sound a little bit less but when the daily amount of expenditure is in thousand crores, even 5% is huge.
The seminar was very interactive where audience was interacting with him, coming up with various innovative ideas. The audience were full of ideas where Rajdeep Taluckdar's(AEIE 2nd,HITK) idea of making a portable helmet for bikers proved to be very innovative. The audience was very appreciative to the seminar as it helped them to gain knowledge not only on Energy Auditing but also on how the approach towards Entrepreneurship should be.
The seminar lasted for about 1 hours 30 minutes and the audience are expecting more such seminars in the near future.
Source: Soutrik Das, City Journalist, Kolkata, CollegeDekho