Society of the missionaries of St.Francis Xavier, Pilar, Goa, Agnel Region

Padre Conceição College Of Engineering

Managed by Agnel Charities, Approved by AICTE and Affiliated to Goa University


The induction program of the student council into the Indian Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) was held on 9TH of August 2019 at Padre Conceicao College of Engineering (PCCE), Verna-Goa.

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has more than 28,780 HVAC&R professionals and Student-members. ISHRAE operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over India, with HQ in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the Society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors. ISHRAE stands for

ISHRAE has its own chapter at Goa, under which there are students’ chapter at various engineering colleges and polytechnics. Currently there are 5 students chapter in Goa and another students chapter at Gogte Institute of Technology (GIT), Belgavi which is run under the Goa Chapter. Besides, ISHRAE Goa Chapter is the annual host for the National level event ‘Techfest’, which will be held on the 12th of September 2019 at the Ferns Kesarval, Verna Goa.

The Chief Guest for the induction program at PCCE was Mr. Bhalchandra G. Amonkar the Deputy Director of Directorate of Accounts in Art and Culture. He, being an ex-Indian Air Force Personnel motivated the youth to join the Indian Armed Forces by enlightening them about the various kinds of technical graduate examinations and the need of engineers in the Indian army. The Guest of Honor was Ms. Komala Soares, Head of Department of Electronics Engineering at Government Polytechnic Panaji. Ms. Komala is also the Women Chair of ISHRAE Goa Chapter. She emphasized on the enrollment of women into ISHRAE by briefing the students about the increasing awareness on Global Warming. The Keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Balkrishna Chodankar, lecturer from Government Polytechnic, Bicholim. Mr. Chodankar gave a very informative and eye opening presentation to the students on ‘Energy Conservation for Sustainable Living’. He briefed on how every individual can make energy consumption sustainable in day to day applications.

Prof. Joe Kurian, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at PCCE inspired the students to strive towards their goals by the continuous enhancement of their overall development.  Prof. Mohnish Borker, the Students Activity Chair of the ISHRAE Goa chapter and the faculty coordinator from PCCE, inducted the students of PCCE in the Xth Chapter Working committee for their respective posts and thereby forming the student council of ISHRAE. Finally the event wound up by a unique vote of thanks by the CWC member Mr. Milind Sardesai who encapsulated the entire program and thanked everyone for their contribution.

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