With the development of instrumentation and computation facilities, research on frontier areas have gone manifold. The discussion on the frontier areas of research in inter-disciplinary streams has always yielded novel ideas and collaborative research. In view of this, the Second International Conference on “Construction Materials and Structures (ICCMS-2022)” is meticulously planned to muster innovative ideas from researchers, scientists, academicians, industry professionals and students. The aim of the conference is to provide a common platform to share and discuss the novel ideas, technologies, and research findings to promote interdisciplinary research and ignite young brains.
National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC)
NITC (an Institution of National Importance) is one of the premier National institutions for technical education in India. This was originally established in September 1961 as “Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC)”, jointly by the Government of India and the Government of Kerala. The Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of HRD), Government of India elevated CREC to a Deemed University under the name National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) in June 2002. NIT Calicut is an academically autonomous Institute of National Importance fully funded by the Government of India and is administered by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007. The President of India is the visitor to the Institute under the Act.
The governance structure includes the National Council for NITs as the apex policy making body, while the Institute’s governance is vested with a Board of Governors. Institute’s senate is the authority in academic matters. The Chairman of the Board of Governors is nominated by the visitor. NITC offers academic programmes leading to B.Tech., B.Arch., M. Tech., M. Plan., M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. degrees in various disciplines. NITC is a recognized Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Centre for offering M. Tech. and Ph.D. programmes for faculty members of Engineering Colleges & Polytechnics. The institute is a recognized research institution for pursuing research work leading to Ph.D. degree under the National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme. NITC has well qualified faculty and dedicated supporting staff. Apart from teaching, NIT Calicut is engaged in a wide spectrum of activities covering research and development, industrial consultancy, continuing education to faculty/staff, and community development.