6-7, September 2013


About Pune

Pune, the largest city in the Western Ghats  is situated 560 m above mean sea level on the Deccan plateau at the confluence of the Mula  and  the Mutha rivers. It is the eighth largest  metropolis of India, and the second largest in  Maharashtra. Well recognized as the center of power of the Maratha Empire, Pune is said to have existed as a town, for centuries. Pune is known for itís  educational excellence.  With its rich tradition and culture, Pune hosts several globally recognized premier institutions; University of Pune, COEP, DIAT, AFMC, NCL, NIV, C-DAC, C-MET, DRDO (R&DE(E), ARDE, HEMRL) to name a few. Having the headquarters of Southern Command of Indian Army, Pune is identified as a place of strategic importance as well.

Pune is well connected by air, rail and road. The venue of ISSS NC-6  is just 15min drive away from the International Airport and 10km from Pune Central Railway Station/ Bus terminus .

Pune experiences moderate raining in month of September with quite comfortable climate. This is the ideal season to see the post monsoon greenery of the Western Ghats, with plenty of places to visit  around Pune.

Accommodation Arrangements in Pune

Organizers are responsible for arranging accommodation only for VIPs/ Plenary Speakers/ Invited Speakers and ISSS Award Winners. All other delegates are advised to book their accommodation on their own.  Please see here for suggested hotels for delegates and options available for students.


R&DE(Engrs), Pune is one of the key laboratories of DRDO/Ministry of Defence. Established in 1962, this premier organization has always been a vanguard in combat engineering systems and missile launchers.

To cater for the requirements of light weight structural products of our armed forces, Composites Research Center of RDE(E) has developed several state-of-the art products over the last decennium. Bridging, Assault vehicle hulls and Naval vessel components are being developed in composites adopting economically viable manufacturing means.

At par with the global scenario, our attempts in hybridizing engineering marvels with the latest trends in MEMS, SHM and Nanotechnology are on the verge of maturity.      

Research & Development Establishment (Engrs)

Alandi Road, Dighi PO,

Pune 411 015

TeleFAX : +91(20) 2704 4860



Contact Information

Sixth ISSS National Conference 2012 (ISSS-NC6)

C/o Dr. Makarand Joshi, Convener ISSS-NC6

CRC, R&DE (Engrs)

Alandi Road, Dinghi PO,

Pune 411 015

Telefx: +91(20) 2704 4860

Email: convener.isssnc6@gmail.com