The department of earthquake engineering organizes symposium on earthquake engineering (SEE) at an interval of four years. The year of the symposium comes in between the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE), which is also a quadrennial event. The department is proud to have hosted sixteen successful symposiums since February 1959 till the recent one held in December, 2018. The resolution of these symposium became the guiding force for future course of direction in maintaining and upgrading the department, removing weaknesses & bottlenecks and bringing research studies at par with international standards. For instance; the inception of SRTEE after 1st SEE in 1959, introduction of the first PG course in Structural Dynamics in 1963 and constitution of ISET in 1964 is the outcome of 2nd SEE in 1962. Initiative in development & revision of IS codes on earthquake engineering and allied field after 3rd SEE in 1966, exploration of disaster mitigation planning after the Koyna earthquake, inclusion of testing of structure in earthquake simulated conditions and even verifying the results in real earthquakes situations created in the test facilities, lesson learnt from past earthquakes were stated after 4th SEE in 1970. Incorporation of earthquake resistant design features in urban and rural dwellings are some major achievements realised as the end results of subsequent symposiums.
Department of Earthquake Engineering