About Amal Jyothi

Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally founded in 2001, by the Catholic Diocese of Kanjirappally, has established itself as a benchmark of excellence in technical higher education and research. Amal Jyothi is approved by AICTE and affiliated to the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technichal University, Kerala. It is the first new generation engineering college in the state to secure the prestigious NBA accreditation for prime departments. The college is situated at Koovappally near Kanjirappally alongside the Kottayam – Erumeli - Sabarimala State Highway. The campus, sprawling over 60 acres of scenic landscape at the foothills of the Western Ghats, has been laid out so as to create a unique learning environment.

About ACE

The Department of Civil Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering in association with ISTE Kerala and Indian Concrete Institute is organizing a two day national conference on 25th and 26th of April, 2019.

The conference will provide a platform for subject experts, researchers and business persons to discuss developments and technological advances in their area of expertise.

Research in the field of Civil Engineering is traditionally focused in isolated areas. This trend is gradually changing and the experts are looking towards collaboration. In this conference, applications and impacts of challenges faced in each research area will be taken up for discussion in a general forum consisting of experts from multiple fields. This will help researchers and industry experts to be more inclusive in their work.

Research papers are invited for the following tracks
  1. Construction Engineering & Management
  2. Environmental Engineering
  3. Geotechnical Engineering
  4. Structural Engineering
  5. Transportation Engineering
  6. Water Resource Engineering

ISTE Kerala Section

The Indian Society for Technical Education is a national, professional, non-profit making Society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. First started in 1941 as the Association of Principals of Technical Institutions (APTI), it was converted into "Indian Society for Technical Education" in 1968 with a view to enlarge its activities to advance the cause of technological education. The major objective of the ISTE is to assist and contribute in the production and development of top quality professional engineers and technicians needed by the industries and other organisations.Being the only national organisation of educators in the field of Engineering and Technology, ISTE effectively contributes in various missions of the Union Government. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, CTE/DST/MIT/State Governments are well associated with the ISTE for programmes relating to technical education.

About ICI

Indian Concrete Institute is one of the leading professional bodies in India, catering to the professional needs of individuals and organisations involved in Concrete. Being a non-profit Organisation, it is dedicated to the cause of Disseminating Knowledge on Concrete, to Promote Concrete Technology and Construction and to address the Research Needs of Concrete.

The Genesis of ICI dates back to the year 1982, when SERC Chennai and Anna University jointly conducted an International Seminar on Modern Concrete Construction Practices. The overwhelming response to the seminar prompted the Organisers to start the Indian Concrete Institute. Thus, the ICI was born in 1982 with around 500 members from 5 regional Centres. Since then, there is no looking back and ICI has grown in leaps and bounds. Today ICI is a strong professional body having more than 12, 000 enrolled members, from 38 regional Centres in all major cities, spread across the entire length and breadth of the country. Of these, more than 270 are Organisational Members. All segments of cement and concrete industries are widely represented in the membership.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. B.K. Bhavathrathan (IIT Palakkad)

Dr. B. K. Bhavathrathan served as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. In the Future Urban Mobility research-group there, he assisted Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva in developing models for SimMobility- a comprehensive urban transportation simulation platform. He holds a Ph.D. in Transportation Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His thesis – with the guidance of Dr. Gopal R. Patil – identifies the existence and uniqueness of formally-definable critical states on disruption-prone urban road networks. His primary research interests concerns traffic flow on urban road networks, especially pertaining to service deterioration. After graduating in Civil Engineering from Government Engineering College Thrissur, University of Calicut, he had obtained a master’s degree in Transportation Systems Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

Dr. Jeevan Joseph (NIT Tiruchirapalli)

Dr. Jeevan Joseph completed his B.Tech in Civil engineering from Saintgits College of Engineering and further, he pursued his Masters in Geotechnical Engineering from NIT, Suratkal. He joined IIT Bombay to pursue his research interest in the field of Energy Geotechnics and got awarded with the Ph. D degree in 2017. Within the short span of 3 years, he could publish more than half a dozen international journals and couple of patents to his title. He has received research grants from ONGC for developing methodologies and instrumentation for simulating insitu conditions of gas hydrate bearing sediments. He was a visiting researcher in UPC, Barcelona from the European Commission, via the Marie Curie IRES project GREAT, ‘Geotechnical and Geological Responses to Climate Change. He has also delivered talk for Kyoto University, Japan on the topic, ‘Implication of pore characteristics in unsaturated soil Mechanics’. Currently he is working as Asst. Professor in the department of Civil Engineering at NIT Trichy.


  • All candidates (authors, participants) should register individually on or before 10-03-2019, in the prescribed form with a payment of INR 1000.
  • The registered candidates will have an opportunity of getting their full papers (to be submitted on or before 22-03-2019) reviewed by subject experts. This review will aid them in conference presentation, as well as for publishing in a journal at a later stage.

Bank Account details

Account Name: Dept. of Civil Engineering AJCE
Account Number: 0844053000000109
Branch: South Indian Bank Kanjirappally
IFSC Code: SIBL0000844

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