Conference Overview

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EVENT

The 81 st Annual session of 'Indian Ceramic Society' and International conference on “Expanding Horizons of Technological Applications of Ceramics and Glasses (EH-TACAG’17)” is organised in association with Indian Institute of Ceramics (IIC) and All India Pottery Manufacturers associations (AIPMA) at College of Engineering Pune (COEP). The conference is envisaged to provide a platform for fruitful interaction of the international ceramics community towards a better tomorrow. Achieving a synergistic interaction of students, faculty, scientists and industrialists for their mutual benefit is the primary aim. It will be achieved through every meticulously planned event such as plenary and invited talks, theme symposia, B2B interaction, exhibition and panel discussion. To add further value to it, a two day workshop on "Advances in Engineering Ceramics and Composites (ACC-17)" in association with Powder Metallurgy Association of India will precede the international conference.

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INDIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (INCERS)

Indian Ceramic Society was founded on April 15, 1928 under the dynamic guidance of Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, a great educationist, with the primary objective of promoting friendship and cooperation among all those who are engaged in the manufacturing of ceramic products or in teaching of ceramics or in any other way connected with ceramics and interested in the advancement of knowledge, art and technology connected there with. The Society has 13 Chapters with a membership of over 2000. The quarterly publication of the Society, ‘Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society’ has an impact factor of 0.548 in 2015 and is co- published with Taylor & Francis Group (T&F), UK. Recently, the Indian Ceramic Society has come up to a collaborative partnership with the American Ceramic Society for mutual benefit and enhancement of both the Societies.

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BMR CHAPTER, INCERS

Since its inception in 1988, the chapter has been quite active in steering the activities related to ceramics science and technology in the west zone, especially in Maharashtra and Goa. Members of BMR chapter come from the diversified backgrounds like academia, R&D organizations, entrepreneurs and ceramic industries. The chapter organized 54 th annual session in 1990 and 68 th annual session in 2004 apart from organizing many national symposia and workshops on topics related to ceramic science and technology particularly in the areas of electroceramics, alumina etc.

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ALL INDIA POTTERY MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION (AIPMA)

AIPMA was founded in the year 1948 by a group of entrepreneurs, led by Mr M. G. Bhagat, a pioneer industrialist of the country. It is the forum for promoting and exchanging knowledge in ceramic industry in India and to encourage its members to be partner in the development of pottery industry. The main objectives of AIPMA are to encourage the ceramic industry and to protect its interest. The members of AIPMA are basically from pottery industry.

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF CERAMICS (IIC)

Founded in the year 1973, the major objectives of the Institute are to promote and advance the study and practice of Ceramic Science, Technology and Engineering in India, to extend knowledge and information connected with ceramics, to issue certificates by conducting examination as per prescribed syllabus etc. The Govt. of India has recognized that the degree in the Associated Membership Examination conducted by Indian Institute of Ceramics is equivalent to the first degree in Ceramics.

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, PUNE (COEP)

College of Engineering, Pune (popularly known as COEP ) is an autonomous engineering institute affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University in Pune , Maharashtra, India. Established in 1854, it is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia and is a nationally respected leader in technical education. COEP is the hub of various curricular, extra-curricular and technical activities which attracts participation and praise alike from numerous colleges in India. COEP has been ranked 21 st out of the top 100 engineering institutes in India beating some of the IITs and NITs as per the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) launched by Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India in September, 2015. This ranking includes most of the IITs and IISc. Recently the Institute came into limelight with the launch of its student satellite "Swayam" on 22 nd June 2016.