The 5th Faculty Research Seminar of Jigme Namgyel Engineering College was held on October 20, 2021. The seminar is an annual calendar activity organized by the Office of Dean, Research, and Industrial Linkages. It is a platform for the faculty members to share their research experiences and their findings with the students and staff. It is also a platform for enthusiastic researchers to explore feasible research areas and gain research insights.
Four faculty members presented their recent research findings from their respective fields of interest.
Mr. Deo Raj Biswa, Associate Lecturer from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, presented his project titled “Development of the Segway Forklift”. The presentation was accompanied by the demonstration of the working of the Forklift.
Mr. Sangay Chophel, Adjunct Faculty from the Department of Electrical Engineering, presented on “Protective Relay Coordination of Bhutan Transmission Network”. The study was carried out in collaboration with the Bhutan Power Cooperation and Druk Green Power Corporation.
Mr. Thongley, Associate Lecturer from the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, presented his findings from his research on “Flood Risk Area Mapping using Logistic Regression: A Case study of Phuntsholing City in Bhutan”.
Mr. Pema Wangchuk, Associate Lecturer from the Department of Humanities and Management, presented the findings from research titled “Humankind’s Existential Crisis Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Theoretical Perspective”.
Besides the speakers presenting their findings, Guest of Honour, President of the college, Dr. Tshewang Lhendup, expressed his insights on the significance of research for the faculty and students. He emphasized on how the research works enable individuals to learn and search for ideas beyond classroom teaching-learning.
He remarked on why researches by faculty should not be looked at as just a criteria for promotion but as a life-long learning for individual development. President also highlighted the importance of focusing on applied researches rather than high-end sciences. Among many research insights shared by President, one of the very relevant area where faculty and students can do research was to study ‘Why there is high consumption of lighting lamps/bulbs in the JNEC campus.’ Other areas highlighted were the finding the reasons for the over-reinforced buildings in Bhutan, and why CGI sheets rust within a short span of time.
A faculty seminar is a forum to disseminate the research findings and also discuss the prospective research fields for further researches and development.