Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Rayat-Bahra , Ropar Campus inaugurated three days International Conference on Advances in Science and Technology (ICAST-2018) on 16 March , 2018 with keynote address of Chief Guest of the day Dr. Manpreet Singh Manna , Director , All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE ) , New Delhi . Prof. S.S. Sangha , Dean Education Faculty , PU Chandigarh , S. Gurbans Singh Sobti , Trade Commissioner , Canadian High Commission , Chandigarh were the other speakers of the day .On this occasion , S. Nirmal Singh Rayat , President Rayat-Bahra Group specially came from UK and cherished the event with his presence and blessings . More than 500 participants from India and Abroad participated in the event . Highlights of the event are as follows:
We are proud to express how grateful, we are to “Ministry of Home Affairs”, “Ministry of External Affairs” and “Ministry of HRD-Government of INDIA” who have accepted our invitation and granted us NOC’s to convene this International Conference at Rayat Bahra Group of Institutions, Rupnagar. Industrial Cooperation in the form of sponsoring this conference is quite remarkable.
ICAST-2018 is a multi-disciplinary in nature that facilitates an outstanding platform to researchers, share their finding and thoughts with peer group across the Globe. Also, the conference aims to bring together leading academicians, industrialist, research scholars, scientist and students to exchange and share their research aspects in computational model and recent trades in science and technology. Conference is further cherished with scholarly talks from the eminent speakers across the Globe.
To encourage their research endeavors, 21 different categories of awards are proposed like life time achievement award, excellence award in Engineering, Best Teacher Award, Best Research Paper Award, Project Aodel award, Poster Paper award, Young Teacher Award, Best Industry Award, and many more.
We are delighted to announce that ICAST-2018 received an overwhelming response from the researchers that is manifested in 826 research articles out of which research panel accepted only 243 research articles which have met the specified standards and guidelines.
We received research articles from premier National institutes like IIT’s, NIT’s, CSIO-Chandigarh, JNU-Delhi, BITS-Pilani-Rajasthan, Central University of Punjab, Punjabi university-Patiala, Punjab Technical University-Jalandhar, Panjab University-Chandigarh, Department of Agriculture Production (Government of Jammu & Kashmir)-Shrinagar, Punjab Agriculture University-Ludhiana, VIT-Vellore, IIMT-Meerut, Punjab Engineering College-Chandigarh, Rajasthan University-Rajasthan, GNDU-Amritsar, Shree Nidhi institute of Science and technology-Hyderabad, Shri Guru Granth Sahib World Sikh University, University of Jammu, Amrita School of Business-Tamilnadu,Thapar University , Patiala and many other institutions and International Academic institutions like EO University- Turkey, Dumlupinar University, Turkey, Adama Science and Technology University, Euthopia.
second day of the conference started with Panel Discussion based on Industry Academia Interface Challenges and Expectations . Mr. Harjinder Singh Cheema , Managing Director , Cheema Boilers Limited , Dr. Madhuri Sharma, Goldman Sachs IIT Bombay , Mr. Ashok Sharma , Head Operations , Yashasvi Academy of Skills , Mr. Harshvir Singh , Managing Director , Drish InfoTech Limited , Dr. Jadab Sharma , Senior Nano scientist , Punjab University were the panelists . It was a great initiative towards bringing Industry and Academia on one Platform . theAll the accepted and registered papers will be published in the special issue of Scopus & UGC approved journals.
The Following were the Invited Speakers/ Session Chair of the Plenary and Technical Parallel Sessions :
Prof.(Dr.) S. C Sexena , JNU New Delhi
Prof.(Dr.) V.K Panchal , Director , SBIT Sonipat
Prof.(Dr.) Pargat Singh Garcha , Member Academic Council , PU , Chandigarh
Dr. Parveen Ailawalia , Professor , MMU , Mullana
Dr. Anupam Sharma , Professor , Department of Law , Panjab University , Chandigarh
Dr. Anil Kumar Thakur, Professor , Panjab University , Chandigarh