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The Indian Society of Theoretical And Applied Mechanics
was established in 1955, with its headquarters at Indian President
Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. ISTAM was formed by Dr. G. P. Raja Sekhar
the think tanks of the post independent India for Professor,
providing a common platform to the scientists, Department of Mathematics
technologists and the engineers to share and discuss the Indian Institute of Technology
current research work conducted by them individually or Kharagpur - 721302
in groups to seek the solutions to the emerging problems rajas@maths.iitkgp.ac.in
of the society for better living conditions. During the
congress, five memorial lectures in honor of B.R. Seth, P.L Secretary
Bhatnagar, B. Karunesh, A.S. Gupta and G.I Taylor are Dr. Dipak Kumar Maiti
given by eminent researchers from across the world and Professor,
65th Congress of The Indian Society of also several invited lectures are arranged to cover the Department of Aerospace Engg,
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics current trends of various topics of mechanics. The annual Indian Institute of Technology,
(An International Conference) congress of the society have been held at various IIT’s, Kharagpur – 721302.
Universities, RECs, NITs, Engineering colleges and other Email: dkmaiti@aero.iitkgp.ac.in
DECEMBER 9-12, 2020 reputed research establishments in different parts of the
In collaboration with country. It has been attracting a large number of research Treasurer
workers not only from our country but also from abroad. Dr. T. Raja Sekhar
The society has gone a long way in promoting inter- Associate Professor,
disciplinary research in basic sciences and applied Department of Mathematics,
Indian Institute of Technology,
mechanics. The society has specific philosophy to
Kharagpur – 721302.
encourage young scientists in the form of awards. Papers
Email: trajasekhar@maths.iitkgp.ac.in
submitted are peer reviewed and are published in the
form of e-proceedings. Abstracts of papers that are
Membership Fee
presented in the congress are published in our e-souvenir
volume. Presently the society has about 32 corporate
Life Membership
members and above 1190 life members. The 65th congress Domestic INR 5,000
of ISTAM (an international conference) will be held at Foreign GBP 60 / USD 100
GITAM deemed to be university - Hyderabad. Details Corporate Membership
about the 65th congress of ISTAM can be obtained from Domestic INR 40,000
the website: https://istam.iitkgp.ac.in/ Foreign GBP 600 / USD 1000
About The Host University The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers National
GITAM (Gandhi Institute of Technology and undergraduate, postgraduate and research
Management) is a Deemed to be University, courses. The Department in addition to regular Prof. A. S. Vasudeva Murthy
established under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, in B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering offers B.Tech in TIFR CAM, Bangalore.
the year 1980 in Visakhapatnam with off-campuses Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Prof. B. Sri Padmavathi
at Hyderabad and Bengaluru. GITAM has been Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Electric School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of
accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade. Ministry of & Hybrid Vehicles and Smart Manufacturing. The Hyderabad.
HRD recognized GITAM as Category ‘1’ University Department has laboratory and workshop Prof. B. V. Rathish Kumar
and granted Graded Autonomy. GITAM has also facilities with modern sophisticated equipment to Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, IIT Kanpur.
been recognized by UGC as a Research University carry out research in all areas related to Prof. B. V. S. S. S. Prasad
and accorded 12 B status. Mechanical Engineering. Dept. of Mechanical Engg., IIT Madras.
Prof. Debasis Deb
GITAM Hyderabad is set up on about 200 acres of Advisory Committee Dept. of Mining Engg, IIT Kharagpur.
land at Rudraram Village, Patancheru Mandal, Prof. G. Radhakrishnamacharya
Hyderabad. GITAM Hyderabad has world class International Dept. of Sciences, IIITDM Kurnool.
infrastructure, including state-of-the-art research Prof. Andrew Rees Prof. J. S. Rao
facilities and uses the latest innovative methods and Former Professor, IIT Delhi.
technology to impart education. GITAM Hyderabad University of Bath, UK.
Prof. Andy Chan Prof. J. V. Ramana Murthy
comprises six schools, viz., School of Technology,
University of Nottingham, Malaysia. Dept. of Mathematics, NIT Warangal.
Business School, School of Sciences, School of
Pharmacy, School of Architecture, and School of Dr. G. Sridhara Rao Prof. Pradeep G. Siddheshwar
Humanities and Social Sciences. Undergraduate, Dept. of Mathematics, CHRIST Deemed to be
The University of West Indies, Trinidad Tobago.
postgraduate, and research programmes are offered University.
Prof. Guirong Liu
by most of these schools. Prof. S. Sreenadh
University of Cincinnati, USA. Dept. of Mathematics, Sri Venkateswara
The Department of Mathematics was established Prof. Ioan Pop University.
during the academic year 2009 as part of B.Tech / Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Dr. Sudhir R Jain
B.Sc / MBA / M.Tech programs. The department Prof. J. N. Reddy Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.
has 22 faculty members with doctorate degree. Texas A&M University, USA. Prof. Suman Chakraborty
Research is the major strength of the department Prof. P. Nithiarasu, Dept of Mechanical Engg, IIT Kharagpur.
with a sharp focus on thrust areas such as fluid Swansea University, UK. Prof. Swaroop Nandan Bora
dynamics, mathematical modeling, algebra and Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati.
statistics. The faculty members are actively involved Prof. S. Singiresu Rao
University of Miami, USA. Prof. Tarun Kant
in research and have published more than 400 Dept. of Civil Engg, IIT Bombay.
research papers. Prof. Yuli D. Chashechkin
Prof. V. Arvind
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
Prof. Vinayak Eswaran Organizing Secretaries Solid Mechanics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, IIT Dr. N. Vamsi Krishna
Hyderabad. Dept. of Mathematics, GITAM Hyderabad. SM1 Aerospace Structures
Prof. Y. V. S. S. Sanyasiraju Dr. J. Vijayasekhar SM2 Computational Solid Mechanics
Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras. Dept. of Mathematics, GITAM Hyderabad. SM3 Control Structures
Mr. P. Ravichandra SM4 Elasticity
Dr. Zafer Ahmed Dept. of Mechanical Engg, GITAM Hyderabad.
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. SM5 Experimental Method in Solid
Joint Organizing Secretaries Mechanics
Organising Committee Dr. V. Rajesh SM6 Fracture and Crack
Dept. of Mathematics, GITAM Hyderabad. SM7 Mechanics of Composites
Chief patrons Dr. R. Srinivasa Raju SM8 Viscoelasticity and creep
Sri. M. Sri Bharat Dept. of Mathematics, GITAM Hyderabad. SM9 Robotics and Control
President, GITAM. Dr. V. Jeevan
Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao Dept. of Mechanical Engg, GITAM Hyderabad. Paper/Abstract Submission
Chancellor, GITAM. Mrs. K. Malleswari
Dept. of Mechanical Engg, GITAM Hyderabad. Participants intending to present a paper in the
Patrons Congress should upload (electronically) a three
Prof. K. Siva Rama Krishna page, extended abstract consisting of the
Vice-Chancellor, GITAM. Conference Topics
research aim, brief literature survey, problem
Prof. N. Siva Prasad Fluid Mechanics formulation, solution methodology and
Pro-Vice Chancellor, GITAM Hyderabad. significant conclusions in the format specified
FM1 Aerospace Dynamics
Local Advisory Committee FM2 Aerospace Propulsion below. Based on the reviewer's recommendation,
Prof. G. A. Rama Rao FM3 Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography a communication will be sent to the participant.
Principal, School of Sciences, GITAM FM4 Biomechanics Once the extended abstract is accepted for
Hyderabad. presentation, the participant is required to
FM5 Boundary Layers submit electronically either the brief abstract
Prof. N. Seetharamaiah FM6 Compressible Flow
Principal, School of Technology, GITAM (limited to 300 words) or the full paper (limited
FM7 Computational Fluid Dynamics to eight pages) in case the participant wishes to
Hyderabad. FM8 Drops, Bubbles and Multiphase Flows
Prof. P. Eshwaraiah publish it in the e-proceedings of the Congress,
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, FM9 Experimental Methods in Fluid Dynamics which is subject to the peer review process.
GITAM Hyderabad. FM10 Flow Through Porous Media
FM11 Geophysical & Environmental Fluid Abstract Format
Conveners Dynamics The extended abstract should be neatly typed in
Prof. K. Maruthi Prasad FM12 Low-Reynolds number Flow MS Word and in 12 point, Times New Roman
Dept. of Mathematics, GITAM Hyderabad. FM13 Mathematical Modelling font, and prepared as per the format given
Dr. P. Srinivas FM14 Statistical Mechanics below
Dept. of Mechanical Engg, GITAM Hyderabad.
Heading: 65th CONGRESS OF ISTAM Registration Procedure Registration Fees
Section Code:
Title of the Paper Those participants whose extended abstracts are Student Delegates / Life
INR 500
Author 1, Author 2* recommended for presentation will go for online Members
Affiliation, 2 Affiliation registration. The link for submission of abstract is Delegates from Educational
(*: Corresponding author) https://istam.iitkgp.ac.in/#!/pages/register Institutes and R&D INR 1,000
E-mail: mandatory for the The registration must be done online at Organizations
Corresponding author. http://istam.iitkgp.ac.in. The registration is open Delegates from Industry INR 2,000
from April 1st 2020 to October 31st 2020. Academic Institution in
Young Scientist Award Registration is complete only when the Group INR 2,500
registration fee details are filled in the online (Up to three delegates)
Three medals, one each in the sections: 1. Fluid
registration form and the soft copy of the abstract
mechanics, 2. Solid mechanics, and Industries in Group
is uploaded. A signed copy of the online INR 5,000
3. Experimental techniques or computational (Up to three delegates)
registration form should be sent by post or e-mail.
methods will be awarded to researchers of age 30
The registration fee can be paid either by a Delegates from Abroad USD 100
years or below for presenting outstanding research
Demand Draft or bank transfer, please see below INR 2,000
work at the congress. The work should be done SAARC & BRICS Countries
for bank details. Those participants who are / USD 50
independently by the researcher with no co-
willing to submit their work for publication in the
author(s). The author who would like to be
ISTAM proceedings must also upload the full
considered for the “young scientist” award is
paper. A paper will be published in the Account Name: ISTAM
requested to mention it on the top of the abstract Account Number: 10224336294
proceedings only if it is approved by the referees.
by writing “paper for the young scientist award” Bank: State Bank of India (SBI), IIT
The abstract or paper will be considered for
and check tick mark on “young scientist award” at Kharagpur, Kharagpur- 721302, India.
presentation on realizing the registration fee.
the paper submission time in the website. The
MICR code: 721002103-002135-10
award paper must be presented personally by the
Registration fee can be paid through online fund Swift Code: SBININBB339
author in the award session of the congress. The
transfer / Demand Draft drawn in favour of NEFT (IFSC) Code: SBIN0000202.
award session for medals will be held only if a
ISTAM payable at State Bank of India (SBI), Note*: Delegates name must be incorporated
sufficient number of papers in each category are
Kharagpur (Branch 0202). One may transfer the in the bank transaction.
received. Apart from the medal, the registration Transaction number be sent to Convener
money through online into the ISTAM account as
fees of the awardees will be waived off in the through email, after completion of
per the following details:
following congress. transaction.
Memorial Lectures By
Important Dates
Opening of the Abstract Submission
Last Date of Abstract Submission
Notification of Acceptance
Full Length Paper Submission
Payment of Registration Fee

Invited Lectures By

Following the guidelines issued by public

health agencies to refrain from travel and
gathering. Participation in the conference
will be online.
And many more…