National Seminar


Technology, Science and Society:   Redefining Global Challenges 


  • Civilization and mankind      
  • Industrialization/cultural imposition                        
  • Interlinking of rivers and its impact on society                                          
  • Challenges of food and water scarcity                                     
  • Climatic change ushering natural disaster                                              
  • Non-conventional energy

An abstract either in English or in Bengali about 300 words should be submitted electronically (as attachment in MS Word, font 12, style Times New Roman, with proper bibliography, foot notes and end notes) by January 31, 2015 to Name, Institutional affiliation, email, standard mailing address and ph/cell no should be mentioned in the abstract attachment. The Seminar Steering Committee will review all  abstracts and notify acceptance to the concerned persons by February 15, 2015. Selected contributors are requested to send the full paper (approx. 4000 words) and pay the registration fee by February 28, 2015, to ensure inclusion of the full paper. A seminar volume will be published shortly thereafter. The steering committee will not be responsible for any sort of plagiarism.

Concept Note::

History has repeated innumerable times that in the advent of every new scientific invention, the society changes and technology influences to shape our society in multifarious ways. The focal point which attracts our attention is the role of technology in society, its social, political, economical, ecological, cultural and gender dynamics, and the social discourses which shape the technological decisions and choices, accessible to society with respect to science and technology. On one hand, there is nuclear science to generate electricity, chemical technology to manufacture various products and to combat fatal disease like cancer. The advent of biotechnology paves the way to eradicate infertility, to improve the genetics of food crops, to produce different types of eco-friendly bio-products for saving mankind from contagious infections. On the other hand, the same technology is also associated with building bombs and other serious menaces to environment and human life. Technology is advancing at a pace so rapid that it would eventually lead to the self extinction of the entire human race. Therefore, the question is: whether technology is alleviating mankind, its creators, or destroying it? The answer is yet to come.

Participation Fees:

Rs.500/- – for all, except student participants.

Rs.300/- – for student participants.

(Participation fee includes programme kit, lunch, tea).

All remittance may please be made on-line, in favour of “NHIT” and payable at Oriental Bank of Commerce, Durgapur Branch, Current A/C No. 03041131000955, IFSC Code: ORBC0100304. Alternately, the participation fee may be remitted through A/C payee Demand Draft/Multi-city Cheque.


Accommodation would be provided at cost on the basis of prior information within

February 28, 2015.

Travelling Allowance :

No TA/DA would be provided to the delegates.

Venue : The Institution of Engineers(India), Durgapur centre.

(How to reach):

The nearest railway station is Durgapur, located in the Howrah –Delhi railway route. NH-2, SH-9 pass through the city. Participants may avail A –Zone Minibus from Durgapur Railway Station or Durgapur City Centre bus stand. The nearest bus stop of Institution of Engineers is Nirmala Petrol Pump.


Apart from the abstract book publication, selected papers are invited to go forward for development into 7-10 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hardcopy volume.


For further enquiries you may contact-

Mr. Bijoy Chowdhury


Mr. Prabhat Kumar Ghosh


Organizing committee

Patron: Mr. Partha Mondal (Chairman, Board of Governors, NHIT)

Chair Person: Dr. Amitava Ghosh (Principal, NHIT)

Chief Advisor: Dr. Tarkeshwar Kumar (Director, NIT Durgapur)

Organising Secretaries: Mr. Dipankar Sarkar, (HOD, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NHIT)

Mr. Prabhat Kumar Ghosh (BSE, NHIT)

Prof. R.N. Roy (Dept. of Metallurgy & HOD, TPSW, NIT, Durgapur)

Advisory Committee: Mr Sanat Adhikari (Advisor, NHIT)

Mr. Vidyasagar Bhattacharya (Vice   Principal, NHIT)

Mr. Dilip Kumar Ganguly (ME, NHIT)

Co-ordinator: Mr Tilak Roy (ME, NHIT)

Dr Taniya Chakraborty (Humanities, NHIT)

Mr. Dipankar Sarkar (ME, NHIT)


Organizing Members:

Mr. Amit Kumar Baroi (CE, NHIT)

Mr. Ramesh Kumar (ETCE, NHIT)

Ms. Sanchita Bhattacharya (Humanities, NHIT)

Ms. Mongalamoyee Pandey (BSE, NHIT)

Ms. Joyashree Majumdar(Humanities, NHIT)

Mr. Bijoy Chowdhury ( Humanities, NHIT)

Mr. Mrinmoy Ghosh (BSE, NHIT)

Mr. Suman Adhikari (BSE, NHIT)

Mr. Bikash Mondal (Computer Dept, NHIT)

Mr. Arindam Dutta (BSE, NHIT)

Mr. Shankar Chatterjee (BSE, NHIT)



Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya (Head & Dean, Dept. of English &

Comparative Literature, Central University, Jammu).

Dr N.B. Basu (Principal Chief Engineer, KMC).

Prof Alok Roy (HOD, Dept. of Civil Engineering, ,Budhha Institute of Technology, UP).

Dr S. Maity Chief Scientist Technology Innovation Centre (CMERI, Durgapur).

Dr Kamal Bhattacharya (Dept. of Civil Engineering, NIT, Durgapur).

Dr Biswajit Halder (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NIT, Durgapur).


Dates to remember

Last date of abstract submission: January 31, 2015

Confirmation of abstract acceptance: February 15, 2015

Last date of Registration: February28, 2015






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