National Conference on Technology for Sustainable Utilisation of Natural Resources (Tech SUNR 2007)

Venue: Jagannath Institute of Technology and Management

Location: Parlakhemundi, Orissa, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 24, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 25, 2007
Registration Date: Jan 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Feb 10, 2007
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Humans are turning resources into waste faster than nature can turn waste
back into resources. New calculations suggest we are using 25 per cent
more resources than are renewed naturally in a year. If the present trend
continues, the likelihood of large scale ecosystem collapse by 2050 is a
distinct possibility causing further habitat destruction threatening both bio-
diversity and human well being.

The conference envisages inter-disciplinary approaches for the sustainable
utilization of natural resources. The wide scope of this conference will
provide excellent opportunity to the young researchers to interact and
discuss with distinguished scientists from across the nation. We will have
the opportunity to exchange knowledge and perspectives for the
common goal of promoting technologies for protection, conservation,
restoration and sustainable utilization of our natural resources.

1. Non-Renewable & renewable natural resources
2. Biological resources of India
3. Biodiversity in India
4. Utilization of untapped resources
5. Threats to natural resources
6. Sustainable utilization of nonliving & living resources
7. Indigenous technologies for utilization of natural resources
8. Potentials for new technologies-Biotechnology,
Nanotechnology, GIS and Remote Sensing,
Environmentally sound technology etc.
9. Mineral resources and their sustainable utilization
10. Industrial waste as a resource


31 December, 2006 : Submission of abstracts.

15 January, 2007 : Registration.

31 January, 2007 : Intimation of acceptance of abstracts.

10 February, 2007 : Submission of full paper.


R. Sitapur via Uppalada

Additional Information

CALL FOR PAPERS Participants willing to present papers are requested to send abstracts not exceeding 250 words. Abstracts must be type written in Microsoft Word. Title (12pt bold capitals), Author's names (10pt bold, underline the presenting author), affiliations (10pt upper/lower- cases) and texts (12pt normal, single space) with Times New Roman font. Abstracts should be submitted either in attachment files by email or cd mailed directly with one hard copy to the Convener-Tech SUNR-2007 ORAL & POSTER PRESENTATION Standard overhead and LCD projectors will be available. Participants are advised to prepare a 10-15 minutes presentation. One standard poster board (0.9x1.2m) will be provided for each poster paper. SUBMISSION & Manuscripts selected for presentation will be published either in book form or in a special peer reviewed journal. All authors selected for presentations (oral or poster) are requested to submit the full manuscripts th (two hard copies and one soft copy in cd) not later than 10February, 2007. Text should be within 8-10 page including figures tables, photographs in Times New Roman font, 12 point bold capitals for Title & Author's name,12 point bold capitals for Head Lines and 10 point bold for Sub-head lines. All text should be in 10pt. normal single space line. The paper should begin with a synopsis/abstract of not more than 250 words. REGISTRATION Committee members, invitees, paper presenters and institute's guests are exempted from registration. Registration includes admission to the sessions, conference kit, tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation. All participants have to register their names by sending D.D. of Rs 1500 (Delegate), Rs 500 (Research fellows), Rs 300 (Students). Drafts should be drawn in favour of R&D-JITM, Parlakhemundi payable at Parlakhemundi. Contact convener for further details. Registration can be done by sending an application in plain paper or in the format available at : JITM : THE HOST The Jagannath Institute for Technology and Management was established in 1997, borne out of the vision of late Prime Minister P. V. Narsimha Rao to bring fruits of technology and higher education to remote areas of Orissa. JITM is situated 8KM away from Paralakhemundi town, towards Berhampur (via- Mohona). Mr. Alluri Murthy Raju, an able academic entrepreneur who was the architect in establishing JITM affiliated to Berhampur University for School of Biotechnology and to Biju Pattnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela for its Engineering program. You are invited to visit us at for detailed information on our vision, mission and achievements. Currently a team of professional academicians headed by Prof. D.N. Rao (in the role of Director), assisted by Dr. D. K. Mishra (Principal) manage its day to day activities. JITM has formed a R&D cell led by Prof. S.N. Torasia who supervises all research, consultancy & conference activities. JITM follows a model of 'Corporate Good Governance' and 'Community Development' in unison. After its successful implementation of 'Bio-Diesel' project in Keonjhar District (winner of the Mondialogo Engineering award instituted jointly by UNESCO and DaimlerChrysler). JITM is now taking up similar projects in local area with help of “Association for India's Development” or AID (, which is an NGO, whose Orissa chapter operates from its office inside JITM. HOW TO REACH JITM Paralakhemundi is well connected to many towns like Palasa, Rayagada, Bhubaneswar, Gunupur, Berhampur etc. by direct bus service. Palasa is the nearest railway station. The institute campus is just 45Kms. from Palasa with regular bus service. The approximate taxi charge is Rs. 500 per trip from Palasa. Paralakhemundi is 60 Kms. from Gunupur, 125 Kms. from Rayagada, 120 Kms. from Berhampur and 300 Kms. from Bhubaneswar. JITM School of Biotechnology & Jagannath Institute for Technology & Management Paralakhemundi, Orissa CONTACT Dr. Samanta S.Khora, Convener, Tech SUNR-2007 JITM School of Biotechnology R. Sitapur, Upalada, Gajapati, Orissa-761211, Ph. No. 06815-222020-226, Mob. 09437858841, 09437132916 Fax: 06815 223088/222976, E-mail :,