Engineers Conclave - 2022

Organised by ISRO and INAE

13-15 October 2022, LPSC Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram


Partnering centers for local organization - LPSC, VSSC, IISU and IIST.

  • Website released on: 14th September, 2022
  • Latest programme schedule (as on 26th Sep 2022) - View
  • EC 2022 website linked with websites of ISRO centers


About The Event

INAE has taken an initiative of organizing an annual mega event of engineers as “Engineers Conclave” starting from the year 2013, which is being organized jointly by INAE with Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Space (DoS), Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other major engineering institutions, on rotation basis, each year. Each conclave has two themes, one specific to the host department and other specific to some social problem where engineering intervention is desired. These two issues are focused from point of view of finding engineering solutions and specific recommendations are formulated for action by the concerned government department and industry. The Conclave provides a forum to discuss important national issues with respect to development in engineering science and technology, addressing policy issues for growth, requirement of faster pace of development, human resources etc. Engineers Conclave has tangible delivery in suggesting possible engineering solutions to the policy makers of the country.


Theme-1: Space for National Development

Theme-2: Making India Global Manufacturing Hub

EC 2022

Chairman, EC 2022: Shri. S Somanath, Chairman, ISRO/Secretary DOS
Co-Chairman, EC 2022: Prof. Indranil Manna, President, INAE

Programme Co-ordination Committee

Responsible for providing overall guidelines, finalization of sub themes, invited talks and oversee the smooth conduct of the event.

Dr. V Narayanan, Director, LPSC(Chairman)
Prof. Shivaji Chakravorti, Vice-President, INAE (Co-Chairman)
Dr. Unnikrishnan Nair S, Director, VSSC (Member)
Dr. D Sam Dayala Dev, Director, IISU/IIST (Member)

Theme-1 Coordinator : Dr. Prakash Chauhan, Director, NRSC
Theme-2 Coordinator : Shri. Arun T. Ramachandani, FNAE Executive Vice-President & Head-Defence IC, L&T

Shri. V V R Sastry, FNAE & Former CMD, BEL (Member)
Prof. G K Ananthasuresh, FNAE & IISc Bangalore (Member)
Lt. Col. Shobhit Rai (Rtd.), Deputy Executive Director, INAE (Member Secretary)


LPSC, Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram


Thursday to Saturday, 13-15 October, 2022

Event Highlights


6 Plenary Talks
5 Parallel Sessions, 39 talks
Luncheon Meeting with stakeholders and policy makers
Panel Discussion

Sub-themes for Theme-1

1. Advance in Satellite communication
2. Remote sensing for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
3. Space for National Security
4. Space for economy/Commerce: Opportunities
5. Space for disaster forecast/mitigation

Sub-themes for Theme-2

1. Enabling eco-system for the domestic manufacturing industry
2. Adopting and learning from global best practices in the manufacturing sector
3. Quest, Challenges and the way forward - Sector specific initiatives for making India a global manufacturing hub in High Technology Manufacturing
4. Quest, Challenges and the way forward - Sector specific initiatives for making India a global hub for Mass manufacturing industries
5. Industry 4.0 and Manufacturing R&D

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Detailed Schedule - View


Inaugural Session

Guest of Honour, Chief Guest

  • Invocation
  • Welcome Address by Dr V Narayanan, Director, LPSC
  • Presidential Address by Prof. Indranil Manna, President, INAE
  • Lighting of Lamp
  • Address by Chief Guests
  • Key Note Address: "Future Perspective of Space Ecosystem" - Shri S Somanath, Secretary DoS/Chairman ISRO
  • Vote of thanks
  • Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC

  • Inauguration of Exhibition

High Tea (Press Meet-TBD)

First Plenary Talk : Success Story of Auto Manufacturing in India

Luncheon meeting: Making India Global Manufacturing Hub

(12:10-13:10 Hrs)

Chair - Shri S Somanath, Secretary DoS/Chairman ISRO
Moderator - Prof Indranil Manna, President, INAE
  • Focal Points - Shri A T Ramchandani, Executive Vice - President & Head-Defence IC, L&T and Shri M Mohan, DD MME
  • Rapporteurs : Shri BH Laxmeshand Lt Col Shobhit Rai (Retd)

Venue: PCSC Conference Hall, LPSC


[For luncheon members, 13:10-13:40 Hrs]

Parallel Session IA (4 X 25 min each)

Advance in Satellite communication

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 01

  1. Emerging Technologies for Satellite Communication and Internet - Shri Nilesh Desai, Director, SAC, ISRO
  2. High Speed connectivity through LEO Constellation - Shri Vinay Shrivastava, Reliance Jio
  3. Emerging SatCOM Applications - Shri Chandra Prakash, SAC, ISRO
  4. Regulatory Challenges in Satellite Communications - Shri H. Rayappa, Director, SATCOM, ISRO

Parallel Session IB (4 X 25 min each)

Enabling Eco-System for the domestic Manufacturing Industry

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 02

  1. Infrastructure and policy enablers for technology intensive manufacturing - ShriJD Patil, Member of Executive Council of Management L&T & Advisor (Defence& Smart Technologies) to CEO & MD L&T Limited & Former Whole Time Director, L&T Limited
  2. Infrastructure and policy enablers for mass manufacturing industry - (To be confirmed)
  3. PLI Scheme to boost domestic manufacturing industry - ShriJasbir Singh, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Amber Enterprises India Ltd
  4. Human Resource & Skill Development - Shri K Ramakrishnan, Chief Executive - Skill Development Mission, L&T


Parallel Session IIA (4 X 25 min each)

Remote sensing for Agriculture & Natural Resource Management

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 01

  1. Natural Resources Management for National Imperatives - Shri Shantanu Bhatwadekar, Scientific Secretary,ISRO HQ
  2. Crop Forecasting & Precision Agriculture - Dr. Bimal K Bhattacharya, SAC, ISRO
  3. Aiding Crop Insurance through geospatial technologies - Shri Prateep Basu, SatSURE
  4. Emerging Lidar Technologies for Natural Resources Management - Dr. Bharat Lohani,IIT, Kanpur

Parallel Session IIB (3 X 25 min each)

Adopting & learning from global best practices in the Manufacturing Sector

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 01

  1. Defence manufacturing - Shri AtulDinkar Rane, Chairman & MD, Brahmos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (Invited)
  2. Aviation manufacturing - Shri VenkatKatkuri, Head Airbus Manufacturing (Invited)
  3. Semiconductor manufacturing - Dr. Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India (Invited)


Second Plenary Talk: Blue Economy Development

Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Former Secretary, Ministry of Earth Science

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC

(Travel time)

Cultural Programme followed by Dinner

Venue: Uday Palace Convention Centre, Kawadiar, Trivandrum

Third Plenary Talk : Space for Earth Science

Dr. Srinivasa Kumar, Director, INCOIS

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC


Parallel Session IIIA (3 X 25 min each)

Space for National Security

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 02

  1. Space, the Fourth Dimension of National Security - Dr. P.S. Goel, Former Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences
  2. Observational platforms for Geo Intelligence - Dr. P V Radha Devi, Director, ADRIN
  3. Space for Maritime Security - Air Marshal BR Krishna, CISC, IDS HQ. New Delhi

Parallel Session IIIB (3 X 25 min each)

Quest, Challenges & the Way Forward - Sector Specific Initiatives for making India a Global manufacturing Hub in High Technology Manufacturing

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 01

  1. Semiconductor Manufacturing in India: Quest, Challenges and the Way Forward - Dr. Aloknath De, FNAE& Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Samsung India Software Operations Pvt.Ltd., Bengaluru and Dr MJ Zarabi, FNAE & Formerly Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Semiconductor Complex Ltd.
  2. Heavy Industry: Quest, Challenges and the Way Forward - (To be confirmed)
  3. Telecommunications: Quest, Challenges and the Way Forward - Shri RahulVatts, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel Limited

Time for venue change

Brenden Legros

Fourth Plenary Talk : Emerging Scientific Missions

Dr Anil Bharadwaj, Director, Physical Research Laboratory

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC


Parallel Session IVA(4 X 25 min each)

Space for economy/Commerce: Opportunities

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC

  1. Self-reliance in Space Enterprise- overcoming hurdles through industry, academia, institutions collaborations & policy framework - Shri Rajeev Jyothi, INSPACe
  2. Indian Space Economy- the vision and focus areas - Dr. D Radhakrishnan, New Space India Ltd.
  3. Emerging opportunities and challenges in Geospatial Economy - Shri Sanjay Kumar, Geospatial World
  4. NAVIC and Emerging Applications - Shri Manish Saxena, ISRO, HQ

Parallel Session IVB (4 X 25 min each)

Quest, Challenges & the Way Forward - Sector Specific Initiatives for making India a Global Hub for Mass manufacturing industries

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC

  1. Textiles and garments - (To be confirmed)
  2. Consumer electronics - Shri Bhaskar Bhat, Former Managing Director, Titan Company Limited
  3. Food and Agro processing - Shri Anupam Rawat, VP Operation, St Gobain
  4. Automobile - Dr. V Sumantran, Chairman, Celeris Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and formerly ED, Tata Motors Ltd., formerly Executive Vice-Chairman, Hinduja Automotive Ltd.


Parallel Session VA(4 X 25 min each)

Space for disaster forecast/mitigation

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 02

  1. Space based Inputs for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction - Dr. Prakash Chauhan, Director, NRSC, ISRO
  2. Climate Change and Disasters - Dr. R Krishnan, IITM/MOES
  3. Space technology for Disaster Risk Management in North East region - Dr. SP Agarwal, NESAC, ISRO
  4. Space technology for Environmental Disasters - Air Quality & Forest Fires - Dr. Mehul R Pandya, SAC, ISRO

Parallel Session VB (4 X 25 min each)

Industry 4.0 & Manufacturing R&D

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 01

  1. Use of digital technologies & IoT in manufacturing - Mr. ReguAyyaswamy Senior Vice President & Global Head, Internet of Things (IOT) and Digital Engineering, Tata Consultancy Services (Invited)
  2. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML) technologies in Manufacturing - (To be confirmed)
  3. Additive Manufacturing - Prof Indranil Manna, Vice-Chancellor, BIT Mesra
  4. Value addition in manufacturing through Digital Innovation and R&D - Dr Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India

Time for venue change

Fifth Plenary Talk : Engineering Marvel – Central Vista Project

Shri Bimal Hasmukh Patel, Architect

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC

Sixth Plenary Talk : Challenges in Human Space Mission

Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, VSSC

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC


Panel discussion-A

Space for National Development
Theme Coordinator-1 to chair the session along with Session Chairs of Theme-1 and finalise the recommendations based on the panel discussion as well as inputs from audience.

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 01

Panel discussion-B

Policy interventions for manufacturing
  • Simplification of processes and ease of doing business (labor laws, exports, logistics etc.)
  • Production linked incentives (PLI)
  • Enabling Fiscal policies
  • Enabling MSME

Venue: Nalanda Conference Hall 02

Time for venue change

Valedictory Session

Venue: Pearl Jubilee Auditorium, LPSC

Lunch (followed by Visit to IIST, Observatory, Ponmudi on registration basis)

Visit to Kanyakumari, based on registration

Event Venue

Event venue location information and gallery

Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) is the lead Centre for development and realization of earth-to-orbit advanced propulsion stages for Launch Vehicles and also the in-space propulsion systems for Spacecrafts. LPSC Valiamala is the Centre Headquarters, responsible for R & D, System Design/Engineering and Project Management functions. The Fluid Control Components Entity and the Materials & Mechanical Engineering Entity are located here apart from the Earth Storable & Cryogenic Propulsion Entities, handling the core tasks of the Centre. Click here to visit website.

How to reach LPSC: Click Here to view

Partnering Centres

Here is a brief description about our partnering centres

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is the lead Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) pioneering rocket research and launch vehicle projects of ISRO. The Centre pursues research and development activities in associated areas of launch vehicle like propellants, solid propulsion technology, aerodynamics, aero structural and aero thermal fields, avionics, polymers and composites, guidance, control & simulation, computer and information, mechanical engineering, aerospace mechanisms, vehicle integration and testing, space ordnance, chemicals and materials. Systems reliability and quality assurance of all aspects of engineering and operations are studied and evaluated to the levels of perfection required in each field. Programme planning and evaluation, technology transfer and industrial coordination, indigenisation, human resources development, safety and personnel and general administration groups support the Centre for all its activities. Click here to visit website.

ISRO Inertial Systems unit (IISU) was established in July 1990 as an independent Unit of ISRO with a mandate to carry out research and development towards inertial sensors and systems and allied satellite elements for various ISRO missions and to ensure the needs of ISRO Launch Vehicle and Satellite programmes are met in terms of quantity, quality and schedule. IISU has total capability to design, engineer, develop, qualify and deliver the inertial sensors, inertial systems, actuators and mechanisms to entire Indian space programme.

IISU has over 25 years of experience in design, qualification and operation of highly precise, reliable opto-electromechanical mechanisms, precision sensors and actuators for space. Consolidating the knowledge base and strength of IISU and integration of these with innovative AI techniques, IISU has initiated development of Robotics Systems for space applications and currently developing Half Humanoid Space Robot for Gaganyaan unmanned mission and Smart Space Robot Experiment in PS4 orbital platform as technology demonstrator. Click here to visit website.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), situated at Thiruvananthapuram is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IIST functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. The idea of such an institute was mooted keeping in mind the need for high quality manpower for the Indian Space Research Organisation, one of world's leading scientific organizations engaged in space research and space applications.Click here to visit website.

Previous Years Engineers Conclave

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2021

Engineers Conclave - 2013

Organized jointly with DRDO during September 17-19, 2013 at New Delhi. Late Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the then Hon’ble President of India was the Chief Guest of the event. The two themes for EC-2013 were “Production and Manufacturing in Aerospace” and “Engineering Interventions in the Sunderbans”.

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Erstwhile Hon’ble President of India, late Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Chief Guest at the Inaugural function of Engineers Conclave 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on September17, 2013

Engineers Conclave - 2014

Organized jointly with ISRO on Oct 30-Nov 1, 2014 at Bangalore The themes for EC-2014 were “Emerging Space Applications” and “Technologies for Hilly Regions”.

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Dr K Radhakrishnan, erstwhile Chairman, Space Commission and Secretary, Department of Space and Chair, EC2014 felicitating Dr UR Rao

Engineers Conclave - 2015

Organized jointly with Department of Atomic Energy at BARC, Mumbai from September 7-9, 2015 The themes of Engineers Conclave 2015 were ”Green Energy Options for Sustainable Development”, and ”Clean India Technologies”.

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Release of Proceedings Volume during Engineer Conclave 2015 - From L to R : Dr BN Suresh, Shri KC Purohit, Dr RK Sinha, Erstwhile Hon’ble Minister of Defence late Shri Manohar Parrikar, Dr Sekhar Basu and Shri RC Sharma

Engineers Conclave - 2016

Was held at IIT Madras during September 1-3, 2016 The themes of the Conclave were “Engineering Education 2020” and “Smart Cities” The First theme has helped to consolidate the recommendations on engineering education in the Country and these recommendations were submitted to NEP Committee chaired by Dr K Kasturirangan and some of our recommendations have been incorporated the NEP 2020.

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Release of INAE Letters by Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, erstwhile Honourable Minister of Urban Development of India, Govt of India

Engineers Conclave - 2017

Organized jointly with CSIR at NAL, Bangalore on Sep 14-16, 2017 The themes for the EC-2017 were “Regional Air Connectivity” coordinated by NAL, Bangalore and “Digital Economy” coordinated by INAE The First theme has helped to give a big push to undertake the design, development and production of Regional Transport Aircraft in the Country The progress so far is quite satisfying.

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Dr VK Saraswat, FNAE, Member NITI Aayog delivering the Inaugural Address

Engineers Conclave - 2018

Organized jointly with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Oct 4-6, 2018 at L&T LDA, Lonavala The two themes for EC-2018 were “Defence Manufacturing in Industry” and “Engineering Challenges in Urban Infrastructure” The First theme was discussed in the consultative Committee of INAE-DRDO recently with Chairman DRDO and the actions are being pursued.

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Dr Subhash Bhamre, the then Hon’ble Rajya Raksha Mantri delivering Address during the Inaugural Function of EC-2018 on Oct 4, 2018 at L&T LDA Lonavala

Engineers Conclave - 2019

Organized jointly with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Sept 19-21, 2019 at BEL Academy of Excellence (Nalanda), Bangalore The two themes of EC-2019 were “Defence Technology & Innovation” coordinated by BEL and “Transformation of Rural India Using Digital Technologies” coordinated by INAE.

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Inauguration of EC-2019 by erstwhile Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh

Engineers Conclave - 2021

Was held jointly with International Solar Alliance (ISA) from October 26-27, 2021 as a virtual event and the themes were “Engineering challenges for de-carbonizing the Indian Economy” and ‘Achievements of Indian Engineering – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

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Erstwhile Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh delivering Inaugural Address during EC-2019

Organizing Committee

The members of the organizing committee of Engineers Conclave 2022 are listed below.

Responsible for planning, organizing and overseeing the conduct of the event by ensuring valuable technical content.


The members of the various sub-committees of Engineers Conclave 2022 are listed below.

Finance Sub-Committee

Responsible for financial record keeping and sourcing required fund for the smooth conduct of the event.

Technical Sessions Sub-Committee

Responsible for coordinating and conducting invited talks, plenary talks, etc.

Stage Management Sub-Committee

Responsible for conducting and finalization of Inaugural, Valedictory sessions & Luncheon meeting.

Transport, Logistics & Lodging Sub-Committee

Responsible for arranging boarding and loading of participants for the event.

Registration & Reception Sub-Committee

Responsible for registration of delegates, speakers etc. as well as procure items required for the event.

Catering & Refreshment Sub-Committee

Responsible for finalization of the menu & venue for 3 days of the Engineers Conclave.

Press and Media Sub-Committee

Responsible for organizing press meet as well as photography & videography of the event.

Website and Software Development Sub-Committee

Responsible for website design, registration software development and maintenance.

Publication Sub-Committee

Responsible for obtaining CVs of identified keynote speakers as well as printing ID cards, brochures, etc.

Exhibition Sub-Committee

Responsible for planning and arranging the inauguration of stalls in consultation with industries, ISRO centers and their associated vendors.

Cultural Programme Sub-Committee

Responsible for organizing a cultural programme on the first day of Engineers Conclave and inviting the family members of the host organization for the event.


Sl. No. Sponsorship Category Sponsorship Amount Privileges for the Sponsors
1 Platinum INR 6.00 L + 18% GST Advertisement matter of your firm/organization in full page colour in the conclave booklet, free participation for 5 delegates and a free space of 5m×3m to display your products/exhibits. Profile of your organization limited to one page can also be included in the booklet.
2 Golden INR 4.00 L + 18% GST Advertisement matter of your firm/organization in full page colour in the conclave booklet, free participation for 3 delegates and a free space of 4m×3m to display your products/exhibits. Profile of your organization limited to one page can also be included in the booklet.
3 Silver INR 2.00 L + 18% GST Advertisement matter of your firm/organization in full page colour in the conclave booklet, free participation for 1 delegate and a free space of 3m×3m to display your products/exhibits.
4 General INR 0.50 L + 18% GST 1 Delegate

Note: All sponsors are requested to remit the applicable GST (18%) at the time of transferring the sponsorship amount. This can be reclaimed using the GST invoice that will be provided to you.

Advertisement Charges

Advertisement in Conclave Booklet
1. Back cover: Rs. 1.00 Lakh + 18% GST (2 delegates free participation)
2. Front cover inside: Rs. 75,000/- + 18% GST (delegate free participation)
3. Back cover inside: Rs. 60,000/- + 18% GST

Advertisement in inside pages of Conclave Booklet
4. Full page: Rs. 50,000/- + 18% GST
5. Half page: Rs. 30,000/- + 18% GST

Exhibition Stall Charges
6. Only Exhibition stall: 3x3m size: Rs. 1.25 lakhs + 18% GST (2 persons with free food coupons)

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