The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Adayalampattu, Chennai, organised a two-day International Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, INCRAME 2001 on April 21 and 22.

The participants were faculty members, research scholars and students of renowned institutions from various parts of the country and other countries such as Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and other Gulf countries.

President A.C.S. Arunkumar and vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. P. Aravindan presided the inauguration. R. Selvaraj, MD, Barzo Paints and president, Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers Association, and A. Ramachander, MD, Entwent Tools, were the chief guests. The valediction was held on April 22.

Dr. R. Mahadevan, Director, India Pistons Ltd., and Prof. Dr. P. Shahabudeen, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Anna University, were the chief guests. Paper presentations were held after the plenary session.