Monday, September 3, 2018

National Welding Seminar Kochi Kerala India 2018

National Welding Seminar Kochi Kerala India 2018 - The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW INDIA)

The Indian Institute of Welding is a professional body devoted to the promotion and advancement of welding science and technology in India. Established in 1966, with its registered office at Kolkata, it has thirteen branches located at Bangalore, Baroda, Bhilai, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Jamshedpur,  Kolkata, Mumbai, TTiruchirapalli, Vishakapatnam, Pune and Hyderabad. IIW has over 4000 welding professionals and more than 300 industries as members. With a mission to be the Premier Professional Institute in India for the advancement of Welding Science & Technology and related activities, IIW India has been involved in human resources development in Welding in India by .carrying out training and certification of engineers and welders in India in line with international standards; technology diffusion to the Industry and to the welding community; encouraging Research & Development in welding; and establishing international standards of quality for the Indian fabrication industry. IIW India organises seminars, workshops, training programmes etc.; provide technical guidance and consultation in welding technology to its members; conduct associate membership examination; and publish technical journals and periodicals in the field of welding. IIW India is a member of the International Institute of Welding. lt has its own Authorised National Body
through which it conducts international certification programmes, such as IWE, IWT, IWS & IWP, of the International Institute of Welding. IlW-India has obtained accreditation as Authorised National Body for Company Certification (ANBCC) from the International Institute of Welding through its International Authorisation Board (IAB) for the exclusive rights within India to operate its Manufacturers Certification Scheme (MCS) for certification of companies for compliance to the
requirements of ISO 3834. IIW India has its own National Welding Training and Certification Scheme (NWTCS), which has been prepared to meet the demand of industry for welders, trained?.. and certified to a level of competency commensurate with the requirements of any of the welder qualification and certification standards or codes. IIW India is also closely associated with Prime Minister's Kaushal Vikas Yojana PMKVY) of National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and Modular Employable Scheme (MES) of Directorate General of Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of government of India.

IIW India Kochi

The activities of Cochin Branch is continue to be more vibrant and is drawn the attention of the industry, Educational Institutions, Welding Professionals and Students in and around Cochin and in the state of Kerala as a whole. Through organizing evening Technical Meetings, Seminars at engineering colleges and institutions, & Technical visits to the industries, the is branch is consistently working to achieve the objectives of the Institute. Recently the Branch started skill Development Initiative-SDI Program in association with Don Bosco Tech, Vaduthala to provide training in Welding Technology to youth as a part of CSR Program of Cochin Shipyard Limited. IIW got an opportunity to partake the Mega Scheme of the Government of India’s Skill Development Initiative.

The Branch also expanded its wings spreading into acting as a catalyst between Educational Institutions in developing strong interaction with the industry to improve the quality of the institution as well as promoting Industrial growth.

Theme of NWS 2018

For the last few decades, industrial growth in India has taken a fast pace of development after the globalization process. The growth in the economy of the country has attracted several players across the globe and India is poised for multifold growth in the area. Recently the Govt. of India declared the policy of “MAKE IN INDIA” with the objective of transforming India as an International Hub for manufacturing sector. This initiative requires highly skilled manpower to make Indian products globally competitive. To meet this target, SKILL INDIA campaign was launched in 2015 with an aim to train over 400 million people in different skills by 2022. As a result, there is a vivid growth expansion of market such as pharmaceuticals, bio-engineering, nuclear technology, informatics and technology oriented higher education and India is poised to become major, manufacturing center. The structural liberalization of Indian economy, which has paved the way for globalization of each industry has had its impact on core centers such as power, steam, oil, gas, petrochemicals, and transportation. Hence, there is an imperative need for the manufacturers to maximize production without compromising on quality and by lowering manufacturing time and cost. Since welding is widely used in engineering manufacturing process, the welding industry is also poised for a vibrant change due to the need to introduce high productivity welding processes, cost effective design and reliable quality control methods. Also advanced materials ranging from variation of existing metallic materials and composite to Nano materials and others, which widely differ in their physical and
mechanical properties, are being introduced for industrial use for extended life of the components. Welding of these materials possess technological challenges in welding, fabrication in order to development of superior welding process and quality assurance criteria. Further, the role of information technology and the need to develop high quality products based on research - industrial
coordination cannot be overlooked. Skilled development in welding is all set to get major thrust in India in the years to come, with the launch of the 'MAKE IN INDIA' initiative by the Govt. of India. The welding technology one of the major fields in the campaign for MAKE IN INDIA.


To promote advanced technical welding process and disseminate the latest knowledge in the
field for the professionals, industrialists, academia, faculties, researchers and their institutes and
share their knowledge base in the field of welding technology and related areas.

To support Govt. of India in implementing the mission of rapid industrialization through the programs for MAKE IN INDIA and SKILLED DEVELOPMENT and to enlighten the multinational technology transformation by involving neighboring countries.

To develop and implement latest welding technology and metal preparation within the country to foster the economic development.

To encourage young engineers to strive into more and more R & D activities and to innovate newer products, components, devices etc. to reduce manufacturing costs.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING National Welding Seminar : KOCHI 2018 Kerala India

Following topics are selected to be covered during the seminar:-

  • Latest welding technology and cutting processes.
  • Automation of welding power source and equipment.
  • IoT in welding technology.
  • Recent development of robotics in welding processes.
  • Improvement of productivity in welding, fabrication & consumables.
  • Design and manufacturing of welded components.
  • Welding metallurgy and weldability analysis for ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  • Introduction of simulations in manpower training.
  • Assessment of properties and integrity of weld joints.
  • To resolve distortion and stresses during welding.
  • Maintenance welding, quality assurance, weld related failure analysis and NDT evaluation.
  • The safety and productivity in welding.
  • Skilled development training and education in welding.


Welding Technologists, Scientists, Researchers, Faculty Members, Professionals and Manufacturers who are interested in presenting their technical papers in the seminar are requested to send their abstract(s) of the paper in any one of the above suggested topics.

Papers in the NWS : KOCHI 2018 are requested to send their ABSTRACTS of the papers in any one of the suggested topics.

The papers should be based on original work and should not have been presented in any other national or international conferences.

To ensure the wider participation, POSTER sessions will be held along with other presentations. Authors who are desirous of presenting their papers in the Poster Session may indicate their preference while submitting the Abstract.


  • Abstract should be in ENGLISH and should not exceed 500 words.
  • Abstract should be typed on A4 size paper leaving aside 25 mm margin on the left and 20 mm margin on all other sides.
  • Abstract shall highlight the aim of the work procedures adopted for the study, collection of data, salient features of the results and conclusions.
  • Name with complete postal address, e-mail ID, telephone and fax numbers of the author should be typed below the title in the abstract.
  • The Abstract and full text of paper may be sent by e-mail

Shri. P. Govindankutty
Convener – Technical Committee
NWS : KOCHI 2018, Cell : 98952 46170, Email id :
The abstract will be scrutinized by a panel of experts in the field and the Authors should be informed regarding the acceptance along with the guidelines for submission of the full paper.


The 'Young Welding Professionals Conference (YWPC) 2018' is being organized as a part of the National Welding Seminar on 15th December 2018 at the International Seminar Complex of Cochin University of Science & Technology, South Kalamassery for welding professionals below 35 years of age. YWPC-2018 will give an opportunity for young researchers and professionals to share and exchange their achievements for their professional field. It will also be an appropriate platform in welding professionals across the country to interact and network between each other. Delegates for YWPC-2018 can also participate in the NWS Kochi-2018.

The topic that would be deliberated upon in YWPC-2018 will be the same as those of the NWS Kochi-2018.

Your Contacts in Indian Institute of Welding

Jose P. Philip
98470 42477

P. Govindankutty
98952 46170

Prasad Ambat
98470 44404

P. J. Varghese

Indian Institute of Welding, Cochin Branch
C/o. Tecpro Infra Projects Limited
CRAN – 91, Ponekkara Road, Edappally, Cochin 682024
Ph : +91 484 2970307/8/9, Mob: 9847042477
Email : Website :

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