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



A 10 day (27 August – 05 September 2009) Workshop on Earthquake Engineering Literature Survey was conducted by the National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at IIT Kanpur. Sixty postgraduate students from 22 different engineering colleges across India participated in this workshop.  The workshop has been sponsored by Computers and Structures Inc (CSI), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and Poonam and Prabhu Goel Research Foundation Fund at IIT Kanpur.


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 Durgesh C. Rai, Prof Amit Prashant, Dr. KK Bajpai and Dr. Rajeev Gupta. 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.


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. Goutam Mondal and Mr. Vaibhav Singhal regarding their thesis topics. During the closing ceremony Mr. Pavan M. Pathak
, the winner of Best Thesis award 2005 and his guide Dr. OR Jaiswal of VNIT, Nagpur were also present. They also gave tips to the participants regarding the conduct of a meaningful literature survey and its proper presentation in the correct format.


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National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering 2009.