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Students, Mr Parth A Punekar (ISE dept, 3rd Year) & Mr Alok B Mattikalli (MECH dept, 3rd Year) developed a model for road sanitization during the lockdown period.





SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad-580002

Summary of the Parents Meet


Date: 13/06/2020                     Venue: College Auditorium                   Time:10:30AM onwards

As per the instructions from the Vice Chancellor,VTU, Belagavi, the Parents Meet was held on 13/06/2020 at the college auditorium chaired by Dr.K.Gopinath, Principal, SDMCET, Dharwad. The members present during the meeting were Prof.D.S.Bhat, Dean Student Welfare, Dr.R.L.Chakrasali, Dean Academics and Prof.G.L.Rajabanshi, Dean Administration.

The auditorium was completely sanitized before and after the meeting. Before entering to the auditorium all the parents and other members were sanitized and thermally screened. During the meeting physical distancing between the members was maintained.

Prof.Shravan Nayak  welcomed the gathering. The Principal addressed the gathering and explained about the problems associated with COVID-19 pandemic. He assured that all the academic related matters and examinations will be held according to the guidelines of VTU, Belagavi.

Some parents discussed the matters related to academics, examinations and safety of the students after the reopening of the college. Some parents asked the questions through online about the same through Webex meeting app.

Quarries from the parents/guardians and reply from the Principal and Deans.

  1. Whether physical class room teaching will be held or not before the examination?

Ans: Yes, at any case without physical class room teaching no examinations will be conducted.

  1. How many days shall be dedicated towards class room teaching after reopening of the college?

Ans: Tentatively 2 weeks for VIII semester and 3 to 4 weeks for lower semesters.

  1. What will be the syllabus for Semester End Examinations and weightage of online coverage of syllabus?

Ans: Syllabus covered before lockdown and expected syllabus to be covered in physical class room teaching after reopening of the college.

  1. ill be the college timings after reopening?

Ans: It depends on the situation. Tentatively it is planned to run the classes in two shifts.

  1. Is it required to have 15 days quarantine for out of state students after their return to the college?

Ans: It depends upon the government directives as applicable then. Students if quarantined shall be given a chance to write the examination afterwards as per VTU guidelines. What about Practical Examinations?

Ans: Number of experiments conducted before lockdown and expected no. of experiments to be conducted in labs after reopening of the college shall be considered for examination.

  1. When will be the semester end examinations and what will be the mode of conduction?

Ans:  The semester end examinations will be conducted as per VTU norms and directions.

  1. Whether the library facility is available to the students during this period?

Ans: Digital library facility is available for the students all the time.

  1. What about the present placement activities?

Ans: Placement activates are going on as usual and the recruiters have assured us that the placed students can join after the final examinations.

  1. How will be the transportation for the students after the reopening of the college?

Ans: After the reopening of the college the bus facility will remain as usual subjected the revised guidelines of VTU and the Government.

The Principal and Deans present clarified all the matters and doubts raised by the parents. The feedback forms with the questionnaire were distributed to the parents and filled forms were collected back.

Most of the parents appeared to be satisfied the measures taken by the Institution in the interest of students’ learning activities including the online teaching.

Resolutions of the meeting:

The opinion of all the parents attended the meeting were collected. The college will compile and consolidate the opinion expressed by the parents and same will be communicated to the VTU for their kind perusal. Further, it is resolved to abide by the instructions issued by VTU from time to time by all the stakeholders in the days to come.

Prof. Shravan Nayak  proposed a vote of thanks.





Happy to announce that, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad figured in the rank band of 201 to 250 of NIRF ranking in the Engineering category announced by MHRD, Government of India..

SDM College of Engg & Technology, Dharwad
Janata Ventilator (Mechanical Ventilator)
Design & Development by: Dr. M. R. Kappali,
                                            Professor, SDM College of Engg. & Technology, Dharwad
Support Group: Sri B.B.Barge, Mechanic; Sri M.D.Badiger, Mechanic; Sri Ashok Ghali, Skilled Helper; Mr. Chinmay Ghalagi, Final BE; Sri G.B.Koppad, Foreman;
Sri Yuvaraj Devadiga, Attender; Sri Neelappa Kolal, Attender…SDMCET
Prevailing Covid19 disease has motivated us to develop several life saving apparatus. Mechanical Ventilator is one of them. Many ventilator designs are already proposed having one or the other merit. It’s a technology fete! However it can be observed that these attempts are emanating from big corporates, big industries and leading technical institutes. Somehow the involvement of the traditional technicians, the mestris, the carpenters and workshop mechanics typically from the rural areas is not visible. They deserve to be involved to tap their competence which is of utmost relevance to their immediate locality. It’s in this context that the working model “Janata Ventilator” is developed. It’s built to be simple and fabricated with whatever materials immediately available with us. Our intention is to convey in simple the principle of working of a ventilator. It’s expected that after observing this working model, students and skilled technicians will start thinking of implementing it in their own setup with the available items. It’s quite possible that they come out with a model which is simpler, economic and faster to fabricate in their ambience. Such proposals are the ones we can rely upon in worst case scenario.
Mechanical ventilator is an apparatus or device which supports respiration mechanically for the patient experiencing difficulty in performing natural respiration. Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation (IPPV) is the widely employed method of doing it. Here an air bag, called AMBU Bag is connected to the nose/breathing track of the patient. When this bag is pressed, air inside it is pushed in to the lungs of the patient causing inspiration. When the pressure is released, air from the lungs comes out resulting in expiration. Pressing of the air bag can be done by a person manually (Manual Ventilation) but it’s too tiring to do for long durations. Hence it’s done mechanically using an external agency  like electrical motor, electromagnetic actuator, compressor, etc.

The ventilation frequency is normally 12-15 per minute and can go up to 120 per minute. The air volume pumped per minute is approximately 6 liters. Inspiration to Expiration Timing Ratio is normally 1:2. Air pressure is to be monitored to avoid damage to the breathing tracks and lungs.
Electric Motor drives Cycle Wheel which in turn drives Wooden Pulley Pair. This rotates Circular Disc. Cycle Wheel with its larger diameter helps to reduce the speed delivered by Electric Motor. Wooden Pulley facilitates finer speed variation, both up & down, deciding respiration rate. Due to Cam arrangement, circular motion of Circular Disc gets converted to linear motion of Horizontal Shaft making Moving Plate move to & fro. When Moving Plate moves forward, it presses Air Bag (held in place with Fixed Plate) thereby pushing fresh air in to patient’s lungs resulting in inspiration. When Moving Plate moves backward, air comes out of patient’s lungs resulting in expiration.

In the absence of electric supply, Manual Handle can be attached and manually rotated to continue ventilation without interruption.
Unique Features:

  • Simple speed reduction technique.
  • Volume of fresh air pumped can be changed. .
  • Un-interrupted ventilation using Manual Handle whenever the electric supply fails.
  • Simple for understanding and construction. Can be realized with locally available materials and technical skill, particularly in remote and rural areas.
  • Low cost and easy maintenance.
  • It can be a “worst case solution” in the event of non-availability of sophisticated ventilators.


  • Respectful thanks to our Revered President Poojya Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade

for the blessings and encouragement.

  • Hearty thanks to our respected Secretary Sri Jeevandhar Kumar and

our beloved Principal Dr. K. Gopinath for all the motivation and support.

Lockdown Extension of Period up to 17-05-2020

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