India has a very serious earthquake problem. To mitigate earthquake disasters, the profession needs to be up-to-date on developments in the field. The National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE - established 1999) at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is intended to collect and maintain information resources/publication on earthquake engineering and make these availabe to interested users, as well as to undertake other outreach activities with a view to mitigate earthquake disaster. IIT Kanpur has an excellent infrastructure and central library, and has outstanding level of earthquake engineering activities. The Centre is operated such that the costs on infrastructure development and administration are minimized.
The Centre is managed by an Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from different institutions, industries, and individuals. The Committee is Chaired by Ar. Balbir Verma, Balbir Verma & Associate, New Delhi. The Committee monitors the activities of the Centre and advises the Centre on policies and guidelines.