nicee             National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering              iit

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


Earthquake Engineering Literature Survey Workshop for Post Graduate Students from Engineering Colleges across India at IIT Kanpur during June 14-23, 2012


A 10 day (June 14-23, 2012) Workshop on Earthquake Engineering Literature Survey was conducted by the National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at IIT Kanpur. Thirty Six postgraduate students from 15 different engineering colleges across India participated in this workshop.


In this workshop the participants were encouraged to make use of available literature at NICEE library and Central Library for doing quality research work. These faclilities were made available to the participants till late in the night. During the Workshop the participants also had interaction sessions with Prof. DR Sahoo of IIT Delhi and Dr. KK Bajpai of IIT Kanpur. During these sessions the participants were given tips on conducting a meaningful literature survey to advance in to the area of research topic chosen for M.Tech./Ph.D. theses.


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A visit to the National Wind Tunnel Facility at IIT Kanpur along with a visit to the various laboratories of Civil Engineering was also organised, so that the participants get abreast with the latest available technologies in the country. The participants also deliberated at length with PhD scholars of IIT Kanpur Mr. Vaibhav Singhal a regarding their thesis topics.


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91% of the participants were satisfied with the workshop and downloaded approximately 456 MB of data and Xeroxed 550 pages per participant.

The workshop was sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi; Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai; Computers and Structures Inc (CSI) and Poonam and Prabhu Goel Research Foundation Fund at IIT Kanpur.


Designed by Pawan Kumar Srivastava