Inauguration of Indian Welding Society (IWS), Mangaluru Centre

Mar 16, 2020

The Indian Welding Society (IWS) Mangaluru Centre has been inaugurated by honorable Chancellor of Nitte Deemed to be University and President of Nitte Education Trust Sri N. Vinaya Hegde on 16 March 2020 in the presence of office bearers of IWS head quarters, office bearers of the local centre, officials of BHEL Trichy, BEML KGF complex and local industries. Sri N. Vinaya Hegde stressed the need for venturing into newer areas of technology that could provide employment opportunities. He mentioned that the mechanical engineering stream has to be restructured with newer technological inputs to attract the best students. Indian welding society (IWS) is a registered professional body devoted to welding in India with its head quarters at New Delhi and is promoted by Welding Professionals from leading Fabrication Industries, Academic & Research Institutes and progressive minded Welding Consumable & Equipment Manufacturers. IWS has the national membership of over 3600 and has 65 life members in the Mangaluru region. Hence it was felt necessary to form Mangaluru centre to bring all the welding professionals working in academics and industry together for interactions on a common platform.

The IWS  Mangaluru centre is formed with patronage of Sri N. Vinaya Hegde. The office bearers of the centre have been selected for a two-year term with Dr. Shashikantha Karinka Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering of NMAMIT as Chairman, Mr. M J Shetty Managing Director of Lakshmi Cryogenics as Vice Chairman, Mr. Sudhir J. Shetty CEO of Varun Engineering Corporation as Secretary, Mr. Gajanan S Hegde, Deputy General Manager of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited as treasurer and additionally 9 Executive council members. It is proposed to have the local office in Rambhavan complex at Kodialbail in Mangaluru. After the inauguration there was a daylong seminar on the recent trends in welding by experts from IWS, attended by about 60 delegates from various industries and students from ITI, Diploma and Engineering institutions.

The installation of office bearers of the Mangaluru Centre was performed by Mr. S. Prabhakaran Vice President of IWS South Zone and General Manager of BHEL Trichy. Mr. N. Rajasekaran Secretary of IWS Head quarters performed felicitation of the newly installed office bearers and briefed about different activities of the Indian Welding Society. Prof. S. Gopinath gave an overview of the history of development of Mangaluru Centre. Prof Shashikantha Karinka welcomed the gathering. Prof. Muralidhara and Dr. Vijeesh Vijayan introduced the office bearers, Mr. Divijesh, Assistant Professor performed invocation and Mr. Sudhir J Shetty proposed the formal vote of thanks. Mr. Melwyn Castelino, Assistant Professor compered the programme.