Jalandhar July 13 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Chandrayaan Vipnet Club of PG Department of Physics of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar organized a one day educational visit under the guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. Ajay Sareen.A team of 48 students accompanied by two teachers Mrs. Saloni Sharma and Mr. Sushil Kumar to Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy (SSS-NIRE), Kapurthala (Punjab). Spread over a sprawling campus of about 75 acres, the carries out and facilitates research, design, development, testing, standardization & technology demonstration eventually leading to commercialization of RD & D bio fuel.
Students visited four research laboratories operational on synthesis, characterization and testing of biofuels Bioenergy and synthetic fuels in solid, liquid and gaseous forms for transportation, portable and stationary applications as well as Development of hybrid/integrated energy systems based on solar energy and wind energy. They learnt about the various processes for production of Bio-fuel in chemical conversion R&D Lab and Bio Chemical conversion of R & D Lab, Designing, testing experimental efficiency of different models of Cook Stoves developed at NIRE and improving biomass Cook stove.
In the hybrid/integrated energy systems labs, students learnt about working of solar panels
In the hybrid/integrated energy systems labs, students learnt about working of solar panels for conversion of solar energy to electricity and various control factors for improving the output of solar panels. They also learnt about the application of Solar Panels for heating water in Solar Water heaters/Geysers. Students also saw the working model of Wind Mill, learnt about finding the threshold speed of wind required for converting wind energy to electricity. The students also interacted with Post Doc researchers as well as Research Scientist, to learn from their experience. Some students also enquired about the various study paths to get into such research institutes.
The visit was very informative and students were motivated to undertake research as a career and utilize their knowledge for betterment of Society. After the educational visit the students also visited Gurudwara Baba Ber Sahib at Sultanpur Lodhi . Principal Prof. Dr. ( Mrs.) Ajay Sareen motivated the students to participate in more such visits to have practical experience and exposure with such research labs. She also congratulated the Faculty of the department on successfully organizing the trip.