The 3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (ICRTMC \'18) was jointly organized by the Departments of Mechanical and Civil Engineering on 4th April 2018. Prof. P. Jane Angeline, HOD of Civil Engineering Department delivered the welcome address. Dr. N. Mohamed Sheriff, the Principal of the College delivered the presidential address. He said that the growth of our Nation depends on the development in the fields of agriculture and manufacturing and hence it is imperative to bring innovation in these areas.
Prof. M. Alwin Joe, HOD of Mechanical Engineering Department explained in detail the preamble of the Conference. The Principal released the Proceedings and the first copy was received by the chief guest. Prof. T. M. Mohamed Usman introduced the chief guest Dr. V. Anandakrishnan, Associate Professor of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappali to the audience. The chief guest in his address insisted the importance of manufacturing and energy sectors in the progress of a developing nation like ours to get developed nation status. He further asked the students to select the area of interest in emerging technologies to make their contribution effective to the development of the country.
Dr. J. Rajesh Banu, and Dr. S. Raja Kumar, Professors of Mechanical Engineering Department, Anna University Regional Campus, Tirunelveli were the chair persons for two different sessions and felicitated the students. 220 participants including Professors, Research Scholars and P. G. Students participated in the Conference and presented papers. Prof. S. Michael Jeevagan proposed vote of thanks.