International Conference on Computational Intelligence & Sustainable Technologies (ICoCIST) is a series of International Conferences and the signature event of the registered society namely “Smart Engineering and Research Society (SEARS)”. In the present scenario, Computational Intelligence (CI) (usually refers to ‘Soft Computing’) is a new concept for advanced information processing, in order to realize a new approach to analyze and create flexible information processing of humans such as sensing, understanding, learning, recognizing and thinking. CI plays a vital role in improving the quality technology that can be sustained for a wider range of time than usual. Therefore, ICoCIST aims to provide an opportunity to the global participants on an amalgamation platform on both sustainable technologies and computational intelligence. The key attempt of ICoCIST is to bring together the global participants for exploring and sharing an intact idea not only to bridge the research gaps, but also to establish international research collaborations in their career path. The series of this conference starts in the year 2021. Hopefully, the outcome must boost the participants towards the theme of the conference and encourage them for their significant contributions in sharing their scientific knowledge, during the subsequent series of the conferences as well.
Smart Engineering and Research Society (SEARS)
The registered society namely ‘Smart Engineering and Research Society (SEARS)’ is established in 2020, and has its headquarter at India. The key aim of SEARS is to endorse research in smart engineering and allied areas. It is a non-profitable society that includes scientific group of researchers, scientists, academicians, research scholars, students, industry and R&D personals, having basic interests in advanced and smart technologies. SEARS encourages advanced innovation, excellence, and provides a platform to access at different levels of higher education for the professionals of science and engineering. The Society always cheers to provide recognitions to its researchers for their excellence in innovation, integrity, diversity and inclusion, significant contributions towards social welfare. SEARS is committed to promote the education in Science and Technology, in order to encompass the full academic spectrum of instruction, research, practice, and service. Keeping in view the above, SEARS pursues the following goals:
Innovation - SEARS will advance the development of innovative approaches and solutions to sustainable engineering education.
Excellence - SEARS will advance excellence in all aspects of engineering education while continuously improving the member experience.
Access - SEARS will advocate for a uniform access to science and engineering educational opportunities for all of its associated researchers.
Communities - SEARS will cultivate an inclusive community that engages all members and values the contributions of all stakeholders.
Communication - SEARS will implement a robust and transparent communication strategy effectively in linking all its stakeholders.
Diversity and Inclusion - SEARS will promote diversity, broadly defined, by modeling equity and inclusion through its policies and practices.
National Institute of Technology Silchar is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology of India and was established in 1967 as a Regional Engineering College in Assam. In 2002 it was upgraded to the status of the National Institute of Technology and was declared as Institute of National Importance under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.
With a vision to train and transform young professionals into responsible citizens engaging themselves for the betterment of the society, NIT Silchar has come a long way from being a REC to brand - NITS. The Institute aims to produce skilled and trained industry-ready professionals through imparting quality technical education and acts as the center of excellence for engineering and scientific research. Tremendous hard work, confidence, and faith of all the stakeholders and well-wishers of the institute encourage us to strive towards the zenith of academic excellence.
Being an integral part of the dynamic research community, NIT Silchar focuses on designing engineering and management programs that instill leadership & teamwork and carries a global appeal. The undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. programs are regularly revised to comply with global technological developments and market demands. In the year 2020, NIT Silchar has been ranked in the band of 11-25 in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovations Achievements in the subcategory of National Importance, Central universities & CFTIs. It has secured 9th position among NITs and 46th position in the category of Engineering NIRF ranking and 91st place in overall NIRF ranking.
The research conducive green campus encourages young minds to develop attributes and knowledge beyond the constraints of traditional classroom teaching and learning. The flexibility in the design of management and engineering education in the institute incubates global trends and helps to meet future demands, ensuring better Institute-Industry partnership both at local and global levels. NITS has been able to create a niche of its own and become the most preferred institute in the eastern region of the country. It stands as a humble spectacle where tradition meets vogue, aspiration meets inspiration and regional excellence defines global benchmarks. It has a very beautiful campus having up and down hillocks around many beautiful water bodies inside. It has 10 boys hostels, 3 girls hostels, faculty quarters, health center, guest house, KV, etc inside the campus.
The National Institute of Technology Sikkim is an institution set up in 2010 by an Act of the Parliament as a part of the 11th Five-year Plan to impart high quality technical education and to carry out research and development in the field of science and technology in the state of Sikkim. The Institute has also been accorded the status of an Institution of National Importance by the Government of India keeping in view the role of the organization in developing highly skilled personnel in the field of science and technology. At present, the Institute is offering 5 B.Tech. programs, 3 M.Tech. programs, a M.Sc. program in Chemistry, and PhD programs in all Engineering, Sciences, and Humanities & Social Sciences. Efforts are made to provide adequate facilities to students to maintain the quality of learning.
Vision of the Institute
India has the capability and the responsibility to offer the World Science & Technology essentially with sustainability, through philosophy, conscience and value system. NIT Sikkim will play its role.
Mission of the Institute
To develop the students as ‘Thinking Engineers’ by nurturing them in attaining and enjoying the technical and scientific excellence, global exposure and at the same time in beholding the philosophy and the values for India and the world as a whole.
NIT Sikkim, since its inception has been functioning from a temporary campus at Ravangla South Sikkim. The Town of Ravangla is located at 68 km (approximate) from Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. The nearest railway station from the campus is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, West Bengal which is 118 km (approximate) away from the campus. Air connectivity is available through Bagdogra Airport which is 132 km (approximate) away from the Campus.
The campus of NIT Sikkim at Ravangla, although temporary, is housed at a picturesque location with abundance of natural and scenic beauty. The town of Ravangla is located at just 2.5 km from the campus. The town offers essential utilities and services such as banks, post offices and a primary health centre.