Krishna Pillai
Dassault Systèmes Foundation India

Webinar series 2021 – ‘’Guiding students to select meaningful engineering projects’'

We are thrilled to announce the launching of our second season of the webinar series for Engineering colleges’ students, to guide them for the projects they should select, and which will help them to be “Industry Ready”.

Considering the immense positive feedback we received for our former webinar series in 2020, as well as many requests received from colleges, professors and students, we are proud to launch this webinar series' Season 2, beginning from April 22, 2021.

It will be a 15-session webinar series (one session every Thursday) with Industry speakers from different domain areas, industry verticals and technologies delivering sessions to help students increase their knowledge about existing domains, and about the emerging technologies being adopted all over the industries. We are inviting key Industry experts who have a thorough understanding of the engineering domains, so that Industries can spot students thanks to their project ideas, and ultimately to guide them on how to have such projects selected.




Background Background

  • During our interactions with various industries across India we realized that:
  • Industries expect the new generation engineering talents to select meaningful projects, which will help the students to deeply explore and apply their engineering skills to solving real industry oriented or end-user issues
  • According to the industries, most of the time, projects selected by students are too theoretical and are lacking of depth in implementation
  • Many of the students and professors struggle to identify such ideas on projects which students should work on, and which will help them to catch industries’ attention.


About the programAbout the program

La Fondation Dassault Systemes is conducting webinar sessions by Industry experts to guide the students on identifying appropriate and meaningful projects to make them “Industry Ready”.

This webinar series “Guiding Students to Select Meaningful Engineering Projects” is organized to help engineering students in choosing meaningful projects for their final year.


Purpose Purpose

Inviting Industry Experts to deliver sessions and guide our next generation of students with appropriate project ideas, which will help them to be “Industry Ready”: this will help them to catch industry actors’ attention for future employability.

Industry project student


Aim Aim

Through Industry actors’ participation, work together in order to address employability and talent readiness challenges faced by the ‘Industry and Academia ecosystems’.


Plan Plan

  • 90-minute sessions, featuring Industry experts from various industry verticals and domains (a 45 minute speaker session followed by 30 minutes of Q&As, and 15 minutes for introduction at the start and wrap-up at the end)
  • Series of 10 to 12 sessions (one session per week, led by different domain experts)
  • The sessions start from April 22, 2021 and will be held every Thursday at 4:30 PM India time, for the coming 10 to 12 weeks.


Intended audience Intended Audience

  • Students and professors from Engineering colleges / universities; from core engineering streams (Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Robotics / Automation, Mechatronics, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electronics Engineering),
  • Engineering students in their 2nd - 3rd – 4th year of undergraduate program, and from 1st & 2nd year of Post-Graduation program.


What will experts cover What will be covered by Industry experts

  • The topics related to upcoming trends in specific industry vertical, domain, technologies;
  • Domains  of skills & expertise a fresh pass-out student is expected to acquire;
  • During the session, the speaker can suggest a few topics, problem statements and project ideas, which students can explore for their projects (project ideas can be generic for the domain, and may not be specific to the represented organization);
  • Some exercises and reference materials related to topics covered in the sessions. Students are expected to work on these exercises to train while they are at home.

Please read this table to know about upcoming sessions' details :

There are more sessions to come, the table will be updated accordingly with the speaker name for dates from June to mid-August 2021. Stay tuned!

Here is the registration link.


Session Date Topic Speaker Organization Link
1 22nd April 2021

Future of Engineering through Immersive TechnologyFuture of Engineering through Immersive Technology > Dassault Systèmes

Mr. Yash DHAKE

Creative Designer, Dassault Systemes

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2 29th April 2021

Create Your Future Through Impactful ProjectsCreate Your Future Through Impactful Projects > Dassault Systèmes

Mr. Hemant GADGIL

Executive Director, Dassault Systèmes Foundation, India

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3 6th May 2021

Importance of IPR

Adv. Ganesh HINGMIRE



4 13th May 2021

Solar Power Plants future of green and Safe Energy generation

Dr. Radhakrishnan

Managing Director, Ezon Energy Solutions


5 20th May 2021

Modular Building & Civil Infrastructure

Mr. Prasad Pandit

Industry Process Consultant Senior Manager, Dassault Systèmes


6 27th May 2021

Industrial Infrastructure For Future

Mr. Prasad Pandit

Industry Process Consultant Senior Manager, Dassault Systèmes


7 3rd Jun 2021

Water and Flood Management through 3D simulations

Lyna ETIENNELE NORMAND & Shrikrishna Chittur

Dassault Systèmes


8 10th Jun 2021

Solar Energy for Self-Reliant Village Eco System

Dr. Shrinivas Metan

HOD Mechanical Engineering, N K Orchid College of Engineering


9 10th Jun 2021

Higher Education Avenues in Engineering in France

Dr. Olivier Fudym

Attaché for Scientific and Academic Cooperation, Consulat Général de France




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La Fondation Dassault Systèmes in India was incorporated in November 2017 by Dassault Systèmes, one of its objectives being to facilitate the Academic world’s transformation. Through various programs La Fondation Dassault Systèmes is undertaking, it also aims to address employability and talent readiness challenges by helping students to be “Future Ready”.