Sambalpur: The department of civil engineering of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla organized a two-day international conference on “Recent advances in mechanics and materials’ where eminent educationists of the country and abroad took part.
Dr. Tarapad Dash, vice-president (Human Resources) of TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd. Belpahar, highlighted worldwide prosperity in all fields of development by continuous and spontaneous innovations.
“Ideas developed by Google and Microsoft regarding all the electronics devices entirely controls the advanced educated and learned professionals globally. We are not even in a position to dispose of the garbage of used electronic materials which creates a havoc and menace to our present society,” said Dr. Dash.
“In this conference, we must take a vow to take initiation and bring out innovation with top most speed,” he added.
Dr. R Paneer Selvam from the University of Arkansas, USA, expressed concern over the non availability of low-cost Indian shaving kit in the market for which people are forced to use one from China.
“Everywhere in India, Chinese products dominate Indian market. We have to labor hard and control our own market with consumable products by spontaneous and productive innovation,” Dr. Salvem said.
He highly applauded the art and culture of Odisha that he has witnessed in his earlier visits to the state capital.
Prof. E. Saibaba Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of VISSUT addressing the audience said that International conference on Recent Advances in Mechanics and Materials is a crucial approach for the development of infrastructure.
It gives an opportunity for scholars across the globe to interact in the area of research, said Reddy.
He said that Mechanics is the engineering of structural behavior and also depends on material behavior. That’s why it is essential to be a part of the course of studies. “Design of structure needs knowledge of mechanics of materials and composites. Development of any project or product depends on the holistic understanding of the behavior of materials and complete understanding of its mechanics during construction and its lifetime,” said Prof Reddy.
Prof Ramachandra, Head of Civil Engineering in IIT Kharagpur, Prof Sudhir Kumar Barai from IIT Kharagpur, and other eminent Professors were present with their valuable research findings related to earthquake resistant buildings and similar other subjects.