National Conference

"Contemporary Issues in Indian Technical Education"

10th - 11th April, 2020

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Organised by:

Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

in association with

Shiksha Sanskriti Uthan Nyas, New Delhi



Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology was established in the year 1987 as Regional Engineering College and was given the status of National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) by the Government of India on October 17, 2002 under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Now the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has declared the Institute as “Institute of National Importance” under the act of Parliament-2007.


Shiksha Sanskriti Uthan Nyas, New Delhi, has been undertaking extensive public awareness campaigns about education toward character building, Vedic mathematics, proliferation of primary education and environmental protection. Since 2010, the trust has been working towards the upliftment of education through literature development and distribution, organizing seminars, workshops with various organizations. Moreover, efforts has been made towards development of curriculum for improvement in technical and higher education.


The economic growth of a nation not only depends on its technology, natural resources, and infrastructure but mainly on the quantity as well as the quality of human resource. The human resource is mainly governed by the education system and especially technical and/or professional education of the country. Technical education plays a pivotal role in shaping the human resource of a nation by adding a skilled workforce, thereby enhancing industrial productivity and thus improving the quality of life. For the holistic proliferation of all walks of society and the nation as a whole, it is inevitable to timely reform the technical education in order to curb the distinct issues being faced.The competitiveness in the technical education system has led to various derogatory effects like General education oriented, Wastage of resources – Dropout, Neglect of regional languages, Expensive higher education, Lack of funds, Problem of Brain drain, rate. Further, the Indian education system has been widely criticized in multi-dimensions for its failure to inculcate competence, creativity and innovation. This conference has been organized to address issues and challenges in the current Indian education with a prime focus on technical education in light of implementation of the New Education policy. Eminent experts form diverse domains will be invited to discuss and present their work/experience on this issue of national importance.

The conference keywords include the following thematic areas of technical education but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual Behaviour towards Braindrain Context
  • Professional Work Ethics
  • Project Based Learning
  • Technical Education in Regional Languages
  • Bridging gap between Academics & Industry
  • Role of Technical Education in Skill Development / Employability Index improvement
  • Idea propagation through Patents and IPRs
  • Role of Technical Education in Boosting Startup Ventures / Entrepreneurship
  • Role of Technical Education in GDP Growth/National Income
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence, Big-Data, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing in Technical Education
  • Latest Developments in Engineering and Management
  • Recent Innovations in Technical Education – a Research Perspective
  • Focus on Green Initiatives in Technical Education


Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister HRD

Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE

Mr M P Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTC

Sh Atul Kothari, National Seceretary, SSUN New Delhi

Dr Pankaj Mittal, Additional Seceretary, Association of Indian Universities, Delhi

Prof Chandra Shakher, Chairperson, NIT Hamirpur

Sh Desh Raj Sharma, National Convener, Character Building Personality Development, SSUN, New Delhi


Day 1: 10 April, 2020

Session I: Inaugural Session & Keynote address 10.00 AM -12.30 PM
LUNCH 12.30 PM- 01.30 PM
Session II: Technical Session 01.30 PM- 03.30 PM
TEA 03.30 PM- 03.45 PM
Session III: Technical Session 03.45 PM -05.45 PM

Day 2 : 11 April, 2020

Session IV: Technical Session 09.30 AM -11.30 AM
TEA 11.30 AM - 11.45 AM
Session V: Concluding Session 11.45 AM - 01.30 PM
LUNCH 01.30 PM Onwards




  • Full length papers are invited which may be submitted through EasyChair. The link is below:
    Submit Paper

    Last Date for Paper Submission : March 20, 2020 

  • Publication: All abstracts will be published in proceedings and selected papers will be published in edited book/journal.

  • Paper Template

  • Posters complying with the prescribed templet may be submitted latest by March 20, 2020. Refer to the poster templet and presentation guidelines on the institute website.

  • Poster Template

    Poster Presentation Guidelines


Important Dates :
Submission of Full length Paper /Posters March 20, 2020
Notification of Acceptance March 27, 2020
Authors Registration March 28, 2020

Participants are requested to register online at the below link :
Online Registration Form and Fee Payment  

Registration Fee:

  • Presenter: Rs. 1000 for Academicians, Rs. 500 for Research Scholars.
  • Attendee: Rs. 500


  • Participants are required to present their work/views using a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Poster presenters shall be provided space for exhibiting their posters either on April 10 (post-lunch),or on April 11,2020,(Pre-Lunch) as per the Conference Programme.
  • Medium of paper/paper presentation may be in English,Hindi or Punjabi.



All the participants are encouraged to stay with us. Stay arrangement will be made in the institute hostel on nominal payment basis, however the participants are free to make their own stay arrangements, if they wish.


Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Minister of Human Resource Development,
Government of India

Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe

Mr M P Poonia
Vice Chairman,

Sh Atul Kothari
National Seceretary,
SSUN New Delhi

Dr Pankaj Mittal
Additional Seceretary,
Association of Indian Universities, Delhi

Prof Chandra Shakher
NIT Hamirpur

Sh Desh Raj Sharma
National Convener, Character Building Personality Development,
SSUN, New Delhi


Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi
NIT Jalandhar

Sh Atul Kothari
National Secretary
SSUN, New Delhi

Conference Chairs

Prof. R K Garg
Dean Faculty Welfare
NIT Jalandhar

Dr S K Mishra
NIT Jalandhar

Sh Desh Raj Sharma
National CBPD SSUN,
New Delhi

Organizing Secretaries

Prof. Anish K Sachdeva
NIT Jalandhar

Prof. B S Saini
NIT Jalandhar

Dr Suresh Tandon
President, SSUN Punjab

Dr Rajeev Verma
NIT Jalandhar

Joint Organizing Secretaries

Dr Mohit Tyagi
NIT Jalandhar

Dr Karan Veer
NIT Jalandhar
Dr Varun Sharma
NIT Jalandhar
Prof Ravi Tiwari
National Coordinator SSUN
Sh Anubhav K Jain
Convener SSUN Punjab
Dr Jatinder Garg
BHSBIET, Lehragaga
Streering Committee

Prof M P Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi

Prof Rajnish Arora, Chairman, NCC-IP, AICTE, New Delhi

Prof Yogesh Singh, VC, DTU Delhi

Prof Mahesh Chandra Govil, Director, NIT Sikkim

Prof HK Sharma, Director, NIT Agartala

Prof Shyam Sundar Pattnaik, Director, NITTTR Chandigarh

Prof Dheeraj Sanghi, Director, PEC University Chandigarh

Prof Chandra Charu Tripathi, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Prof Harmohinder Singh Bedi, Chancellor, Central University of HP, Dharamshala

Prof Kuldip Chand Agnihotri, VC, Central University of HP, Dharamshala

Prof S P Bansal,Vice-Chancellor, HPTU

Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, VC, GNDU Amritsar

Prof Ajay Kumar Sharma, VC, I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala

Prof S K Jain, SLIET, Longowal

Prof Sahejpal Singh, Director GNDEC Ludhiana

Prof Manoj Arora, Director, DAVIET Jalandhar

Sh Suresh Khajuria, Retd Major General

For any clarification, please send a mail at following email ID:


You may contact:

Dr S K Mishra
Mobile : 94780-98010

Dr Anish Sachdeva
Mobile : 95010-19873