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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Sep 23: The department of Civil Engineering IIT Hyderabad, Prof K V L Subramaniam inaugurated the first ever three-day international conference on Novel Sustainable Concepts and Technologies in Civil Engineering here at St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) Vamanjoor on Friday September 23, organised by the department of Civil Engineering, SJEC.
Addressing the gathering, Prof Subramaniam said, “The international conference is very apt in the present situation. Our country is aiming to become 5 trillion economy. There is need to invest money for infrastructure to become a 5 trillion economy. When we construct infrastructure, the major concern will be the effect on the environment. This is when we have technology intervention. When we have construction, technology comes in picture. We can have a quantum leap in the next few years.”
General secretary ACCE(I) Vijaya Vishnu Mayya said, “If we inspire others, it will make a lot of difference. A civil engineer himself is the most sustainable department we ever have. I urge students not to compare themselves with others or compare yesterday with your today. When we start comparing, we tend to have negative thoughts. The three-day conference here should bring major changes in you as learning is a never ending process.”
Principal SJEC Dr Rio D’Souza said, “The department of Civil Engineering here has reached the milestone for organising its first ever international conference. The Civil Engineering department is one of the most accomplished departments in this college. The department is also proactive and is meeting needs of students. Even the students have done extremely well in academics.”
Professor NITK Prof Lakshman Nandagiri and assistant director SJEC Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, souvenir of the first international conference was released.
The conference will contribute to advances in Civil Engineering, building materials and structural engineering, water resources and geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and environmental engineering. On this occasion, 12 renowned keynote speakers from India and abroad are invited to deliver their research works in various fields of Civil Engineering, making it a valuable source of information for both researchers and engineers in practice. Around 90 abstracts are received for the present conference, of which 50 plus articles are selected for full-length presentation at NSCTCE-2022. Selected articles will be published in IOP: Earth and Environmental Sciences.
The key note speakers for three day long International conference are, Professor department of civil engineering IIT Hyderabad Prof K V L Subramaniam, Professor of civil engineering, head earthquake engineering research centre, The international institution of information technology Hyderabad Prof Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar, Professor department of civil engineering ITT Madras Prof G N Dodagoudar, Professor water resources and environmental engineering Department of Civil engineering, IISc Bengaluru Prof D Nagesh Kumar, Professor construction engineering department Canada Prof Claudiane Ouellet Plamondan, Professor (HAG) and head department of civil engineering national institute of technology Calicut Prof Santhosh Thampi G, Assistant professor Civil and environmental Engineering , South Dokato Mines university Dr Tejo Vikash Bheemasetti, Associate professor department of civil engineering NITK Surathkal Dr Bibhuti Bhushan Das, Former director CISR Roorkee and professor IIT Madras Prof K Ganesh Babu, group head - port at harbours and maritime buisness Tata consulting engineers Devdutta Bose, general manager techinical and incharge, general manager administration Arun Prabha KS, assistant professor department of institute of ocean energy Saga University Japan Srinivasamurthy Sharath.
HOD department of Civil Engineering Dr Yajneshwaran B welcomed the gathering, convenor Dr Estr Chandrashekar B rendered the vote of thanks and Reena James Rodrigues compered the event.