About Conference

The Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM) was established in 1955 with Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as its headquarters. ISTAM was formed by the think-tanks of post independent India to provide a common platform for scientists, technologists, and engineers to share their insights on the developments in the field of Mechanics and discuss their individual or group research projects. Apart from functioning as a repository of academic knowledge, ISTAM also focuses on resolving the challenges of a developing society to enable better living conditions. In the annual ISTAM congress, five memorial lectures are delivered in honor of Prof. B.R. Seth, Prof. P.L Bhatnagar, Prof. B. Karunesh, Prof. A.S. Gupta, and Prof.G.I Taylor by eminent scholars from across the globe. Also, numerous invited lectures are organized to discuss the recent trends in Mechanics. The annual conferences of the Society have been held at various IITs, RECs, NITs, Universities, Engineering colleges and other reputed research establishments in different parts of the country. It has always attracted many national and international research scholars. The Society promotes inter-disciplinary research in Basic Sciences and Applied Mechanics and encourages young scientists with awards and appreciation. Papers submitted for the conference are peer reviewed and published in the form of e-proceedings. Further, abstracts of papers that are presented in the Congress are published in our Souvenir volume.

The 66th Congress of ISTAM (an international conference) will be held in virtual mode at VIT-AP University, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Further details of ISTAM can be obtained from the website: https://istam.iitkgp.ac.in/ (Please use Google Chrome and choose the advanced option and accept).
ISTAM Office Contact: istam@maths.iitkgp.ac.in

ISTAM President
Dr. G Radhakrishnamacharya

Professor, Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kurnool
Kurnool-518007
Email: grk@nitandhra.ac.in

ISTAM Secretary
Dr. Dipak Kumar Maiti

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur-721302
Email: dkmaiti@aero.iitkgp.ac.in

ISTAM Treasurer
Dr. T. Raja Sekhar

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur-721302
Email: trajasekhar@maths.iitkgp.ac.in

ABOUT VIT-AP UNIVERSITY

VIT-AP offers several avenues to explore your interests and identify core competencies through its flexible courses and a unique teaching-learning experience. The institute's curriculum focuses on practical learning and providing holistic education and growth. With state-of-the art facilities, continuous assessments, a student-oriented mentoring scheme, extracurricular activities, several international collaborations, placement opportunities and much more, VIT-AP ensures that students are informed, inspired, and engaged at the institute.

Consistently ranked among the top educational institutes in the country, the VIT group of institutions have a proud tradition of pursuing knowledge and excellence. In a similar vein, the leadership at VIT-AP demonstrates a dynamic blend of academic initiative and industry partnership with a vision of creating one of the finest academic destinations in the world. With several years of educational, industrial, and administrative experience, VIT-AP is helmed by Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, founder of VIT group of institutions; along with the core group comprising Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice-President; Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director; Dr. S. V. Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor; and Dr. C.L.V. Sivakumar, Registrar.

For further details of VIT-AP University visit the official website: https://vitap.ac.in/

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The School of Mechanical Engineering (SMEC) is one of the premier schools of VIT-AP which has a dedicated team of highly qualified faculty members holding Ph.D. from elite institutes across the world. The School is well known not only for teaching and training the best minds of this country but also for its research contributions in areas such as Additive Manufacturing, Advance Manufacturing & Material Characterization, Computational Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Biomedicine, Thermal science, Design, Robotics, IC engines, Tribology, Colloidal suspensions, and Dispersion. Our labs have state-of-the-art facilities to carry projects for the development of technologies. The UG students are also encouraged to engage in projects with faculty members for higher studies in leading universities in the USA, Europe, and Asia.

Further details of School of Mechanical Engineering can be obtained from the website: http://vitap.ac.in/school-of-mechanical-engineering/

About School of Advanced Sciences

The School of Advanced Sciences (SAS) is one of the premier Schools of VIT-AP and it houses the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Our school aims at providing a solid foundation in natural Sciences by training the graduate, postgraduate, and PhD students in recent scientific and technological developments. Deploying the technique of project-based learning (PBL), we teach our students to think critically and encourage them to question, explore, and research across various disciplines of sciences. We aspire to be a valuable contributor towards the nation's growth and development by producing highly skilled professionals and charismatic leaders. We believe that our quality of education and research will foster ethical and professional standards in students and hone their logical-thinking and problem-solving skills which are essential to counteract the professional challenges of today and the future.

Further details of School of Advanced Sciences can be obtained from the website: http://vitap.ac.in/school-of-advanced-sciences/

About Andhra Pradesh and tourist attractions

Andhra Pradesh, the seventh largest state of India is situated on the Deccan plateau. The state is bordered by the Bay of Bengal on the east. Andhra Pradesh India is known for its glorious past. The ancient temples, monuments, forts, palaces, old markets are the testimony to its rich history, culture, and architecture. There are many sacred pilgrimage shrines in Andhra Pradesh of which Tirumala and Puttaparthi are visited by millions of devotees from all over the world. Andhra Pradesh is blessed with breath-taking natural beauty. Surrounded by misty hills, dense forests, undulating mountains, silvery cascades, and shimmering rivers. Andhra Pradesh is home to many famous hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and virgin beaches.