Inivitation to the 48th National Seminar on Crystallography

On the auspicious occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering is organising the 48th National Seminar on Crystallography in association with the Indian Crystallographic Association to be held from 25th to 27th November 2021. This seminar will provide a common platform where renowned scientists, faculty members, researchers and students of the concerned field will come together to deliver their deliberate research ideas on crystallography, its applications and associated developments. Interactive plenary sessions, invited lectures, oral as well as poster presentations will be key features of the program. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited to address the conference themes.

About IIT Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is the successor of University of Roorkee and thus it is the oldest technical institution of the country established as the Roorkee College of Engineering in 1847 and rechristened as Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1857. It was elevated to the first Technical University of Independent India on November 25, 1949. In the year 2001, University of Roorkee was declared as the Institute of national importance and converted into Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) on September 21, 2001. The Department of Mechanical Engineering came into being in the year 1946 and the first batch of Mechanical Engineers was graduated in the year 1949. The Department was renamed as Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering on the silver jubilee year i.e. in 1974 when an undergraduate programme in Industrial Engineering was started. At present the Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various facets of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The Department offers Master of Technology courses in Machine Design Engineering, Production and Industrial Systems Engineering, Thermal System Engineering, and Welding Engineering. The Department has also started M.Tech programme in CAD, CAM and Robotics from the year 2005. The Department has laboratory and workshop facilities with modern sophisticated equipment to carry out research in all areas related to Mechanical and Production & Industrial Engineering. The faculty actively participates in sponsored research and consultancy work.
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Conference Theme

48th National Seminar on Crystallography

Bio Tech Auditorium

IIT Roorkee

Nov 25-27, 2021

All Day

NSC 48 Conference Schedule

Nov 25th-27th, 2021 Final Schedule

Organising Committee Members

48th National Seminar on Crystallography

All faculty members of Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering

Frequently asked questions?

About Roorkee, Payment, Accomodation, Paper Submission

How to Reach IIT Roorkee
IIT Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar Howrah main rail route. Some trains which are convenient for travelling between Delhi and Roorkee are New Delhi-Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12017/12018) and Dehradun-New Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express (12055/12066). By train, it takes less than 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach Roorkee from Delhi, so it is the fastest and most economical way of travel. Nearest airport to Roorkee is Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport which has Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways services from New Delhi. But most preferable airport, nearest from Roorkee is the New Delhi International Airport which is about 180 kilometers away. National Highway 58 from New Delhi to the higher reaches of the Himalayas passes via Roorkee. Roorkee is, therefore, well connected to all the major cities in the region by road. There are frequent bus services to this place from the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal (Kashmere Gate) Delhi. Traveling from Delhi, Roorkee is located towards north approximately 170 kilometers. Take the highway NH58, and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is located further on the same highway about 29 kilometers from Roorkee.
IIT Roorkee Campus is in a serene atmosphere amidst greenery and nearby canal. For accommodation, one can choose between student hostels and guest houses inside campus. There are good numbers of Resorts, Retreats, Clubs and Villas within 5-10 km radius. The tariff details along with contact details of hotel & hostel supervisors are provided in the Conference webpage. Accommodation & Hospitality committee will extend complete support for smooth booking of rooms and also for a pleasant stay. Some hotels around are Centrum (1 km), Prakash (1 km), Hotel Centre Point (2 km), Godawari (4 km), Sarovar Portico (15 km), Radisson Blu (22 km).
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Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi (Director, IIT Roorkee)

Prof. Pravindra Kumar
(Professor, Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Roorkee)

Organizing Secretary
Prof. A. K. Sharma

Joint Convener's
Prof. Shailly Tomar
Prof. Saugata Hazra
Prof. Jitin Singla

Joint Organizing Secretaries
Prof. Ramesh Chandra
Prof. Kaushik Ghosh