National Conference on Advances in Metrology
The NorthCap University, Gurugram, organized jointly with Metrology Society of India (Northern Region) the 5th National Conference on Advances in Metrology (AdMet-2017) during 23-25 March 2017. The conference was organized in association with National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi and Metrology Society of India (HQ) and was financially supported by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Metrology is the science of precision measurements and the focal theme of the conference was: Reference Materials, Sensors and Measurement Techniques for Precision Industrial Metrology. The inaugural address was delivered by Prof. Krishan Lal, Co-Chair, InterAcademy Panel on Sciences and former President, INSA, and former Director, NPL on the topicPrecision Measurements – A Key to Progress in Science. Prof. Krishan Lal presented an illuminating talk elaborating how enhancements of measurement precisions have always resulted not only in the economic progress of the society but also have resulted in discovery of new science. Earlier Prof. A Sen Gupta, President, Metrology Society of India (MSI) and Conference Chair spoke about the activities of the MSI and their importance to the society at large. Prof Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, The NorthCap University congratulated the organizers for organizing the conference on an important topic which has special relevance to mechanical industries. Speaking on the occasion Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. S.K. Sharma thanked the organizers and sponsors for successfully organizing the conference and expressed the hope it would help forge new linkages among participants and faculty from The NorthCap University for research collaborations. Local organization of the conference was looked after by the Department of Applied Sciences of NCU with Prof. S.K. Jain as Convenor. The conference was also graced by the presence of Prof. E.S.R. Gopal, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardee, former Director, National Physical Laboratory and Emeritus Professor at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore,
More than one hundred registered participants from all over India, from research institutes/ organizations, Quality Calibration and Testing Centres, industries attended the conference. About eighty original research papers including plenary and invited talks were presented in nine oral and three poster sessions.