Novel Innovations and Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering - Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
Novel Innovations and Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering2020-03-18T11:03:28+00:00

Important Announcement

As per the direction of central government and state government, public gatherings are to be avoided in order to avoid spreading of Corona virus (COVID-19).
Hence, the conference (NISDCE ’20) is postponed and the revised date will be intimated later. The inconvenience caused, if any, is regretted.

The submission of abstract (as per the template), full length paper (as per the template) and payment of registration fee is extended until further date is announced. Those who have not finished the registration can complete your registration under “early bird registration” category without paying any extra fees. Those who are already completed the above process, kindly ignore this mail.

About the Institution

Vel Tech is well-known for its renowned educational practices, which has been recognized and endowed with several awards. The founders of the Institution, Col. Prof. Vel. Dr. R. Rangarajan, Chancellor & Founder President and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan Foundress President believe in Education for All despite their financial means which will promote and uplift the society. In accord to their vision, Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship scheme was started and has supported students since the inception. Vel Tech has bestowed 9500 scholarships worth approximately Rs. 35 Crore until 2019.

About the Department

The Department of Civil Engineering started in the year 2009, oers B.Tech. Programme, M.Tech. Programme, Research and Consultancy. The P.G. Programme has four disciplines; Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management and Geotechnical Engineering which are industry oriented. The Department has 33 Faculty Members (most of them with Ph.D. qualifications) augmented with many visiting professors from reputed Institutions like IITs, NITs and International Universities.

The department has been accredited by NBA for 3 years, effective from 2018. Most of the faculty members are fellow and member of professional bodies in various fields of Civil Engineering covering the areas of concrete, soil mechanics, water resources, remote sensing, etc. Faculty members and Students continuously update their knowledge by attending training programmes at IITs, IISc and other premier Institutions. Active participation of the faculty members in research, consultancy services & sponsored research activities helps them to interact with industries and demonstrate the application of concepts in field and improve the teaching learning activities of the department.

About the Conference

The Two-Day International Conference on Novel Innovations and Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering (NISDCE’20) aims to confabulate the endurance of structures and innovative ideas for the sustainable development of civil infrastructure projects. Eminent Professors from various Universities from India and abroad will deliberate at different themes. The conference invites innovative, economic, environmental and social measures which are need of the hour for the development of the New India.

Call for papers

The conference provides a platform for professionals, scientists, academicians, researchers, students, industrialists, as well as builders to disseminate the information on various aspects related to the Conference themes.


Papers from the following themes are invited:

  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Composite Structures
  • Light Weight Structures
  • Reclaimed Building Materials
  • Advancements in Construction Techniques and Materials
  • Construction Management
  • 3-D Printing
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Earthquake Geotechnics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Pavement Geotechnics
  • Soil Behaviour
  • Soil Reclamation
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Ground Improvement Techniques
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Asset Mapping
  • Water Resources and Water Quality Management
  • Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Prevention of Ground Water Contamination
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Assessment and Control of Air Pollution

Any other original research articles, case studies, etc., in the field of Civil Engineering are cordially invited.

Journal publication

Journal publication
Peer reviewed selected papers will be published in any one of the following SCOPUS Indexed Journals based on the author’s interest on chargeable basis:

• Civil Engineering and Architecture
• Universal Journal of Educational Research
• Test Engineering & Management
• Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems
• Journal of Critical Reviews


Registration fee includes conference kit, copy of the proceedings, lunch and tea.

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Abstract : 16th March 2020
Intimation of Acceptance of Abstract : 18th March 2020
Last Date for Submission of Full Length Paper : 20th March 2020
Last Date for Registration : 24th March 2020

Registration fee can be paid through online:
Name: Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
A/C No.: 380200301000191
IFSC Code: VIJB0003802
Account Type: Current
Branch: Vel Tech

Conference Registration Fee


(16th to 21st March 2020)

Industry Persons2000 INR2500 INR
Faculty Members1500 INR*2000 INR*
UG & P.G. Students / Research Scholars1000 INR*1500 INR*

* Accompanying Person – Rs.1000

Note: In Addition to the registration fee, publishing the selected papers in SCOPUS Indexed Journal requires additional cost.


  • Abstract shall be sent to as per the template
  • Scanned copy of duly filled registration form with signature and online payment receipt shall be sent to on or before 25th March, 2020.

Accommodation will be provided in the institution hostel based on payment basis, on prior intimation.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Raju Aedla
Research Scientist, Kumamoto University, Japan.

Dr. Huang Longmao
Professor, Xiamen University, Taiwan.

Dr. A. R. Santhakumar
Emeritus Professor, IITM and
Former Dean of Civil Engg.,
Anna University, Chennai.

Dr. D. V. Reddy
Former Professor, National Institute of Technology,
Warangal, Telangana.

Dr. N. Ganesan
Former Professor, National Institute of Technology,
Calicut, Kerala.

Dr. G. Appa Rao
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.

Dr. R. Senthil
Professor & Head of the Structural Engineering Division,
Anna University, Chennai.

Dr. K. S. Satyanarayanan
Professor & Head, Dept. of Civil Engg.,
SRM Institute of S & T, Kattankulathur, Chennai.

Organizing Committee


Prof. V. S. S. Kumar
Vice Chancellor


Prof. Dr. tech. Koteswara Rao Anne
Director – Academics

Prof. Dr. P. Sarasu
Director – Industrial Relations &
Director – R&D

Prof. Dr. A. Abudhahir
Director – Quality Assurance

Mrs. N. S. Prema

Prof. Dr. A. T. Ravichandran
Dean, School of Mechanical and Construction

Convener & Chair

Dr. E. B. Perumal Pillai
Director – HRDC
Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering


Prof. Dr. S. Suppiah
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Organizing Secretary

Dr. M. Vinod Kumar
Associate Professor,
+91-99949 27675

Mr. R. Saravana Kumar
Assistant Professor,
+91-99525 66711


Mr. R. Veerakumar
Assistant Professor,
+91-96007 03303

Mr. T. Udhaya Kumar
Assistant Professor,
+91-63819 79803

Mr. C. Balaji
Assistant Professor,
+91-83002 98039

Joint co-ordinator

Mr. S. Baskar
Assistant Professor,
+91-90032 20780

Contact Us

The Organizing Secretory / Coordinator, NISDCE’2020

Department of Civil Engineering, 
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
No.42, Avadi-Vel Tech Road,
Avadi, Chennai-600 062, Tamil Nadu, India.