The Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) is all set to host a national-level civil engineering conclave, 'Sankalan,' from January 27th -28th, 2024. The event is being organized by the department's student-run society, the Society of Civil Engineers (SoCE). Sankalan’s overarching objective is to establish itself as a central hub for knowledge sharing, innovation, and collaboration in civil engineering.
Sankalan’24 aims to provide a platform for fostering knowledge exchange, hands-on learning, and collaboration within the civil engineering domain. It promises an immersive experience through interactive workshops, lectures by industry leaders, competitions addressing real-world challenges, and networking opportunities. Participants can get a chance to garner insights into the latest methodologies shaping the future of civil engineering.
The event features workshops providing hands-on exposure to modern methodologies shaping everything from structural design to geotechnical engineering. Renowned experts from across India will share insights on civil engineering’s pivotal role in building resilient and sustainable societies via engaging speaker sessions.
Some of the competitions at Sankalan’24 include the Spaghetti Bridge Design Challenge, Optimizing Water Resources for Sustainable Agriculture, Remote Satellite Design Challenge and Crack Detection–Image Classification Challenge using Machine Learning which addresses real-life problems. Participants will have the opportunity to creatively showcase their solutions with a chance to win prizes exceeding Rs. 1 lakh.
Prof. Priyanka Ghosh, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur said, “The inaugural edition of Sankalan is designed to assemble a diverse range of opportunities for knowledge exchange and immersive experiences in the realm of civil engineering for students, researchers and professionals. The event will facilitate a cross-over of ideas, champion collaborative innovation, and highlight emerging career opportunities. We look forward to hosting civil engineering enthusiasts from all over India to the event that puts the spotlight on how civil engineering tackles global challenges and fosters innovation.”
Sankalan’24 promises an unforgettable experience against the backdrop of IIT Kanpur’s leading facilities. The attendees can look forward to exciting exhibitions, informal networking events, and exploring the vibrant IIT Kanpur campus. Sankalan aims to inspire the civil engineering community and shape the future trajectory of infrastructure development. Interested students