National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur 208016

Earthquake Engineering Literature Survey Workshop
for Post Graduate Students from Engineering Colleges across India

at IIT Kanpur



NICEE at IIT Kanpur has excellent collection of books, journals, periodicals, reports etc. in the area of earthquake engineering. The first Earthquake Engineering Literature Review Workshop for M.Tech. students from different engineering colleges across the country was organized by the NICEE in the year 2002. This workshop has received overwhelming response from participating students and is being conducted annually by NICEE. This year, the literature survey workshop is being organized by the NICEE for post graduate students from engineering colleges across the country.

The aim of this workshop is to enable such Masters/Ph.D. students to conduct literature survey for their thesis who may not have access to current state-of-the art information in the area of earthquake engineering at their college/institution. Apart from literature survey, the students will also be demonstrated state-of-the art equipment and testing facilities related to earthquake engineering available at IIT Kanpur. Also, during the 10 day long workshop, a series of video shows on selected lessons from past earthquakes will be organized. Moreover, the students may also use this opportunity to discuss specific problems related to their research topic with research scholars, faculty members of the department of civil engineering at IIT Kanpur, who specialize in the area of earthquake engineering.

We invite nominations from the Heads of the Department of Civil Engineering or Principals/Directors of engineering colleges/institutes in India from amongst their Ph.D. and M.E./M.Tech. Civil Engineering students interested in attending this workshop, after finalizing their thesis topic. Nominated students should be taking up earthquake engineering related research for their Masters/Ph.D. theses. The selected students will stay with us on our campus in one of the students’ hostel. Sponsorships are being sought from different agencies to support the students’ travel and boarding/lodging at IIT Kanpur during the review workshop. We may provide financial support for the participation in the workshop depending on availability of funds.


Suresh Ailawadi

Send reply to: Suresh Ailawadi, Consultant, NICEE, Department of Civil Engineering, I.I.T.Kanpur, Kanpur 208016
Telephone: (0512) 2597749; Fax: (0512) 2597794; Email:

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