IIT Roorkee’s Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM), hosts ‘D’Conscientia 2018’ on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day

Roorkee: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee hosted a one day Industry-Academia event titled “D’Conscientia 2018” on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 24th August with an aim of generating awareness among students for disaster related issues and to promote knowledge sharing.

This year’s event focus is on the theme “Tools and techniques for disaster management”. The event’s endeavour is to bring contemporary practises of disaster management to the students and for the benefit of human welfare. The event included expert lectures, panel discussion, industrial exhibition and online technical poster competition. The event saw enthusiastic participation from the students.

Explaining about the event Dr. Mahua Mukherjee, Head, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management at IIT Roorkee said, “The Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management’s aim is to conduct academic program, cutting edge research and training on disasters, vulnerability and mitigation. This being such an outreach programme, we have invited experts from several field including academia, NGO and industry to this event to learn from the industrial and field implementation experts on the theme of Disaster Management. This is an annual event and we are receiving good response from the industry and academia alike.”

The event was graced by Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee and Prof. M. Parida, Dean SRIC, IIT Roorkee during the inauguration and was concluded by Prof. Pravindra Kumar, ADCI, IITRoorkee.

The experts who participated in the event include, Dr. Surya Parkash, NIDM, Dr.Sanjay Jain, NIH Roorkee, Dr.Piyoosh Rautela, DMMC, Dr. Vishal Singh, CEDAR, Dr. Rajesh Jadon, HeroMotors Corps, and Mr. SumitTonk from Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Limited. Mr. Kamal Kishore from NDMA, though, could not attend the event due to some unavoidable circumstances, sent his best wishes and address over a short video message.

The event was organised by M Tech students of CoEDMM, IITR with Prof.Sumit Sen, Prof. Inderdeep Singh and Prof. Ajanta Goswami as the faculty advisors. The first panel discussion was moderated by Col. Preet Pal Singh and the second panel discussion by Ms. Annie Singla.