• May 8, 2021


The Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM) was established in 1955 with Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as its headquarters. ISTAM was formed by the think-tanks of post independent India to provide a common platform for scientists, technologists, and engineers to share their insights on the developments in the field of Mechanics and discuss their individual or group research projects. Apart from functioning as a repository of academic knowledge, ISTAM also focuses on resolving the challenges of a developing society to enable better living conditions. In the annual ISTAM congress, five memorial lectures are delivered in honor of Prof. B.R. Seth, Prof. P.L Bhatnagar, Prof. B. Karunesh, Prof. A.S. Gupta, and Prof.G.I Taylor by eminent scholars from across the globe. Also, numerous invited lectures are organized to discuss the recent trends in Mechanics. The annual conferences of the Society have been held at various IITs, RECs, NITs, Universities, Engineering colleges and other reputed research establishments in different parts of the country. It has always attracted many national and international research scholars. The Society promotes inter-disciplinary research in Basic Sciences and Applied Mechanics and encourages young scientists with awards and appreciation. Papers submitted for the conference are peer reviewed and published in the form of e-proceedings. Further, abstracts of papers that are presented in the Congress are published in our Souvenir volume.

The 66th Congress of ISTAM (an international conference) will be held at VIT-AP University, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India. Depending on the pandemic protocol in India at the time of the conference (December 2021), the committee may decide to conduct it through virtual mode.

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