1st - 6th October, 2017
ASCE Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organized an exhilarating and knowledge enriching survey camp cum educational visit as a part of the University curriculum. The camp was organized as a six day tour to Himachal Pradesh from 1st - 6th October, 2017. The educational visit was organized to BBMB (Bhakra Beas Management Board) hydroelectric power project in Sundernagar. Students from fifth and seventh semester were taken to Himachal Pradesh for the survey camp.
1st October 2017
On 1st October students reached BBMB (Bhakra Beas Management Board) hydroelectric power project in Sundernagar. The students were divided into two groups and both groups were accompanied by an engineer for a visit to the powerhouse. The students were taken to the machine hallway, turbine section and control section of the powerhouse where they learnt practical aspects of Hydropower Engineering and reinforced the theoretical concepts learnt. The students seemed felicitated to have a visit to the powerhouse where they got the opportunity to learn many new things. Due to strict rules and regulations, photography was strictly prohibited in the powerhouse area.
After the visit to Sundernagar power project everyone headed for Manali. Stay had been arranged in “Manzana Woodlet Cottage” in Manali.
2nd October, 2017
On 2nd October, survey camp was organized in Solang Valley, Manali. Closed compass traversing and leveling (Height of Instrument method) were done in the Solang Valley with full enthusiasm. Prismatic compass was used for the closed traversing. A prismatic compass is a navigational and surveying instrument which is extensively used for determining course, waypoints (an endpoint of the leg of a course) and direction, and for calculating bearings of survey lines and included angles between them. Compass surveying is a type of surveying in which the directions of surveying lines are determined with a magnetic compass, and the length of the surveying lines are measured with a tape or chain or laser range finder. The students completed the survey.
3rd October, 2017
After completing the survey work, everyone headed for Rohtang Pass the next day. Everyone left for Spiti Valley for camping.
4th October, 2017
In the early morning, the students were again divided into two teams and were given a specific area to survey. Leveling was conducted in the Spiti Valley. Later the students went to the mountains for trekking accompanied by a faculty member. Then students left for Chadertal Lake. Visit to the Chandertal Lake provided everyone mental peace and happiness by its natural mesmerizing view.
5th October, 2017
The next day students went to Mall road ,Hidamba Temple, Van Vihar etc. accompanied by a faculty member. After having assembled at Mall road in Manali, all left for Kasol and reached there at night Camps were arranged and everyone got to their camps.
6th October, 2017
The next morning the students went to the market. After that they started journey back to Delhi. On the way to Delhi, all stopped at Kullu in a park by the banks of River Beas to conduct plane table surveying by Radiation and Intersection method. Students took great interest and completed the survey work by themselves with the assistance and guidance of the faculty members.
Overall it was a knowledge enriching and motivational session which motivated every student.