Government Engineering College Trichur (GECT) has been organizing its biennial International Conference on the title theme ‘Materials for the Future’ (ICMF) since the year 2009, and the last conference under ICMF was held in the year 2013. The fourth International Conference in this series is being held from 9th to 11th December 2015, with the main conference theme having been revised to a broader and more comprehensive one, namely ‘Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology’ so as to cater to all disciplines of Engineering, Technology and supporting streams of Science. Accordingly, all the International Conferences henceforth organized in GECT would be titled ‘International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology – ICETEST’, and would be materialized by the constituent international conferences organized by the major Engineering and Science Departments of the institution, on sub-themes of current interest and development in the respective disciplines. It is hoped that the broadened scope/regime of the revised title would enable the conference to bring together on to one platform the current advancements in all disciplines of studies under Engineering and Science, in which the host institution, GECT has established itself as a highly successful premier institution during the last over five decades. The ICETEST-2015 will have eight constituent conferences; one each held in the Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Production Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and School of Architecture, in the thrust areas of the respective disciplines.
ABOUT THE HOST INSTITUTION, GECT
Govt. Engineering College Trichur has been one of the premier institutions for quality technical education in the state of Kerala, India, since its establishment in the year 1958. The second oldest Engineering College of the region, and the first established after formation of the State of Kerala, it is presently affiliated to the University of Calicut, and offers undergraduate degree programmes of B. Tech. in seven Engineering disciplines and B. Arch. in Architecture. It offers post graduate programmes of M. Tech. in ten disciplines spread under the various engineering departments and MCA programme under a separate department. Moreover, the institution is a major research centre for four branches of Engineering under the University of Calicut, and is an approved centre for research under the Quality Improvement Programme of MHRD, Govt. of India. With the funding from the TEQIP – Phase II since 2010, the institution has been able to scale up the research facilities, strengthen the post graduate and undergraduate programmes leading to improved employability of the graduates. The large number of ranks of the University bagged every year by the graduates from GECT is testimony to the very high academic standards maintained here. The College Campus, spread over 75 acres of prime land, is located at Ramavarmapuram, 5km from Trichur town, 6km from Trichur Railway Station and around 50km from Cochin International Airport. The College has a very renowned alumni strength, many of which are internationally and nationally acclaimed professionals, scientists, CEOs and entrepreneurs
ABOUT TRICHUR, THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF KERALA
Trichur, the anglicized form of the vernacular name Thrissur, is the fourth largest city in Kerala. Thrissur is also known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala due to its cultural, spiritual and religious heritage. The famous institutions of Govt. of Kerala, promoting arts, literature and culture such as Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Kerala Sahitya Academy, Kerala Lalithakala Academy and the deemed University of Kerala Kalamadalam are located in Thrissur District. The most colourful and spectacular temple festival of Kerala attracting tourists all over the world, namely Thrissur Pooram, is observed in Thrissur annually. Thrissur is well known for the large number of famous temples, churches and mosques including Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple, Sri Vadakkumnathan Temple, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Church of Our Lady of Dolours and Cheraman Juma Masjid. Being located in the central region of Kerala, Thrissur is close to many of the well known tourist attractions like Athirappally Waterfalls, Munnar, Thekkadi, Kumarakom and Kovalam. Thrissur is also the birth place of the legendary world class mathematician-astronomer Sangamagrama Madhavan of the fourteenth century, who made very notable contributions in astronomy, trigonometry, calculus, geometry and algebra apart from being the first mathematician in the world to introduce the power series expansion of the trigonometric functions of sine, cosine, arctangent and the presently well known Madhava-Gregory-Leibnitz series
ABOUT KERALA STATE
The State of Kerala presents unique geographical features attracting tourists from around the globe for its scenic backwaters and lagoons, lush greenery and clourful and enchanting festivals. With the Arabian Sea on the west, the Western Ghats towering to altitudes of 500 to 2700 metres on the east, Kerala is blessed with long scenic coast lines, rivers and hill stations. It is replete with tranquil stretches of backwaters, rare wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and verdant vegetations. Kerala is also a land to Ayurvedic Resorts, historic and cultural monuments and a variety of martial art forms, all of which offer a unique experience par excellence. With cent percent literacy and world class health care systems, Kerala has the lowest infant mortality and the highest life expectancy rates among Indian States