Thirteen M.Sc Process Engineering students with one faculty from Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE), Oman have attended Ten-days highly advanced and intensive Internship Programme in the School of Civil and Chemical Engineering at VIT University, Vellore, India held from 15 to 24 January, 2017.
The internship programme is part of Masters Curriculum study plan and is conducted every semester as per the academic agreement between VIT and CCE. The students received state of the art training in various process engineering equipment, simulation software packages, process & chemical engineering modules and operation & working of various sophisticated analytical instruments and equipment used in process engineering industry.
The internship include technical activities like training on high end analytical equipment like NMR, GCMS, XRD, FTIR, SEM, AAS,TOC etc. It also contain Workshop in MATLAB, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), ASPEN Plus, Practice in Solid works and other process engineering software packages. The students also received One-Day Workshop training in the aspects of various research programmes currently undergoing in VITU as well as about techniques in publishing a research paper, Scopus index, impact factor, peer review process, scientific writing etc.
Mr.Hilal Mohammed Ali Al Ghefeili, one of the student members from the team, who is also a production engineer in PDO, Oman had an opportunity to deliver a gust lecture on the topic “Advances in Enhanced Oil Recovery” conducted jointly by department of chemical engineering and School of Civil and Chemical Engineering at VIT University.
The students also had the opportunity to take part in a technical and cultural interaction event called “CONVERSE”. This event was conducted by ‘Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers-VITU students chapter, where CCE students, most of them are engineers working in process industry, shared their experience as well as about Omani culture with the students and staff from VITU. The team also visited local tourist places and other areas of cultural importance and various engineering research facilities installed in VIT University. Overall the programme was highly rewarding and enjoyable thanks to the excellent arrangements made and warm hospitality from VIT University.