National Conference on Advances in Structural Technologies

1-3 February, 2019

Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar
INDIA - 788010

National Conference on Advances in Structural Technologies (CoAST-2019) is aimed towards a national level forum for profound discussions with shared interest on novel research and developments in the entire domain of structural engineering. Academicians, researchers, consultants, practicing engineers working in government/private sectors from all over the India are sincerely encouraged to participate in this national conference. CoAST-2019 may also be a good opportunity to visit the NorthEastern part of India.

About NIT Silchar
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Act was established in 1967 as Regional Engineering College (REC) Silchar in Assam. In year 2002, it was upgraded to the status of an NIT from REC. NIT Silchar is situated on the banks of river Barak and on a sprawling campus spread over 600 acres of land on the outskirts of Silchar. It is surrounded by beautiful lakes and hillocks. NIT Silchar is a fully residential Institution. At present it offers six undergraduate courses in Engineering, and number of Post-Graduate courses in the civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics & telecommunication and computer science engineering.

Conference Themes
A. Solid Mechanics
B. Computational Mechanics and Modelling
C. Composite Structures
D. Behaviour of Civil / Mechanical / Aerospace Structural Systems
E. Emerging Structural Materials
F. Structural Health Monitoring
G. Structural Safety
H. Vibration and Control
I. Fluid-Structure Interaction
J. Soil-Structure Interaction
K. Structural Optimization and Reliability Analysis
L. Retrofitting of Structures
M. Construction Management
N. Sustainability in Structural Design
O. Probabilistic Structural Mechanics
P. Structures under Extreme Conditions (e.g. Earthquakes, Strong Winds, Fires and Blasts etc.)
Q. Performance-Based Design
Important Dates
[1] Last date for submission of abstract: 30-Jun-2018
[2] Notification of acceptance of abstract: 15-Jul-2018
[3] Last date for submission of full paper: 15-Sep-2018
[4] Notification of acceptance of full paper: 15-Nov-2018
[5] Last date for submission of the revised papers:
[6] Last date of registration: 31-Dec-2018
Call for Paper
Original/novel contributions are invited from the academicians, researchers, consultants as well as practicing engineers associated with advances and recent trends in structural engineering. The selected papers are expected to be possibly published in SCOPUS-indexed proceedings.

Authors can submit their work through EasyChair using the following link:

Registration Fees
For outside participants (except students): Rs.3000/-
For outside students: Rs.1000/-
For faculty members of NIT-Silchar: Rs.2000/-
For students of NIT-Silchar: Rs.1000/-

Payment Options
[1] Draft: Fee may be paid using DD in favor of CoAST2019 (payable at Silchar) using SBI (State Bank of India).
[2] Online Transfer: Account number will be provided shortly.
Organizing Committee
PATRON-IN-CHIEF: Prof. Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Director, NIT-Silchar
PATRON: Dr. Upendra Kumar, HoD, CE, NIT-Silchar
CHAIRMEN: Prof. S. Choudhury, CE, NIT-Silchar
Prof. A.I. Laskar, CE, NIT-Silchar
SECRETARIES: Dr. N. Debnath, CE, NIT-Silchar
Dr. M.L.V. Prasad, CE, NIT-Silchar
Dr. A. Sil, CE, NIT-Silchar
Dr. S. Dey, ME, NIT-Silchar
Dr. D. Bhowmik, CE, NIT-Silchar
Dr. B.K. Roy, CE, NIT-Silchar
Dr. Nitesh A., CE, NIT-Silchar
Mr. P. Das, CE, NIT-Silchar

Advisory Committee

PROF. T. KANT, IIT Bombay, India
PROF. V.K. GUPTA, IIT Kanpur, India
PROF. C.S. MANOHAR, IISc Bangalore, India
PROF. S. ADHIKARI, Swansea University, UK
PROF. A. DUTTA, IIT Guwahati, India
PROF. S.K. DEB, IIT Guwahati, India
Postal Address
Department of Civil Engineering
NIT Silchar, Silchar, Cachar
Assam - 788010


How to Reach NIT Silchar (Click here for google direction)
NIT Silchar, located on the Silchar-Hailakandi road, is just 8 KMs away from Silchar town. To reach NIT Silchar campus, one has to first reach Silchar town which is in the Cachar district of Assam and is well connected to the rest of the country by road, rail and air.

There are daily flights to Silchar from cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal. Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways operate flights from Silchar to Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal. From airport, the Institute campus is approximately 35 KMs. Hired private taxi service is available from the airport.

Silchar has a direct rail link with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati. The campus is around 10 KMs from the Silchar railway station.

Silchar is also well connected with various cities through road. A 326 KMs long National Highway directly connects Silchar with Guwahati. A large number of day/night bus ply between Guwahati and Silchar in the morning and evening on every day.