Survey Camp at Manali (H. P.)
04th - 08th October 2019
ASCE Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram organized five day exhilarating and knowledge enriching survey camp at Manali (H.P) from 4th - 8th October 2019. 29 students from 3rd and 5th semester CE Department along with faculty member Mr. Ravindra Singh Faldakoti went Manali for survey camp.
Day 1: 4th October, 2019
Journey of 5 day survey camp started from college campus on 4th October 2019.
Day 2: 5th October, 2019
On 5th October 2019, team Dronacharya reached BBMB (Bhakra Beas Management Board) hydroelectric power project at Pandoh Dam in Sunder Nagar. The students were divided into two groups, each of which was 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 in the class. After the visit to Sundernagar power project everyone headed for Manali.
Day 3: 6th October, 2019
On 6th October 2019, survey camp was organized in Rohtang pass, Manali. The students left for the survey. Hand held GPS was used to collect the coordinates and elevation of a point. "GPS status" app was used to collect the points. A minimum of 3 to 4 satellites are required to acquire the coordinate points. The data collection process included collecting latitude, longitude and elevation (in meters).
About 25 to 35 random points were collected for the given area. These points were transferred to excel sheet and later imported to the software called "Surfer". From this software a tool called "contours" is used to plot the contours for the given area at a specified contour interval.
Terms involved in GPS app were Heading, Orientation, Altitude, Latitude and Longitude.
Day 4: 7th October, 2019
After completing the survey work, students headed towards the camp site and reached on 7th October 2019. After reaching the camp site student went for river trekking at Sajla Waterfall (Manali).
Day 5: 8th October, 2019
On 8th October 2019, the students left for Kasol and Mani Karan and they were again divided into two teams and were given a specific area to survey. Leveling was conducted in the Mani Karan.
Overall it was a knowledge enriching and motivational session which motivated every student.