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                                                        Panaji,  February 1,  2019
                                                         Magha 12, 1940

Dr. Krupashankara M.S. , Principal of Goa College of Engineering stressed need of industry academia interaction for the development of any nation. He was speaking at the inaugural function of a workshop on Additives in Concrete organised by Indian Concrete Institute Goa Center. Mr.R.Radhakrishnan ,Secretary ICI , Mr.Joseph Silveria , Chairman ICI Goa Center, Dr.K.G.Guptha , Organising Secretary and Mr.Vikrant Desai , Secretary ICI Goa Center were also present on the dais.

Further speaking on the occasion Dr. Krupashankara said that a new scheme of Engineering Syllabus is planned in such a way that the there is maximum interaction between industry and students. He also extended his support for organising such workshops.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Radhakrishnan , Secretary General of ICI highlighted the activities of ICI and how ICI plays a role in development . He urged young engineers to opt for the membership of ICI.

Shri Radhakrishnan appreciated Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Goa Center for creating an awareness about how to enhance the properties of concrete mix with the help of additives, focusing on the several enhanced properties suiting to the environment.

Topics like “ Modern Concrete and the role of Additives”, “Role of Fibres in Modern Concrete”, “Need for passivation of Modern Concrete and making corrosion free concrete followed by “Role of Advanced chemical admixtures in Modern concrete” by Manufacturing

Chemical additive Giants like FOSROC,MAPEI,KRISHNA CONCHEM and MYK Schomburg respectively. Presentation of case studies and the requirements of QA/QC in the use of these additives were discussed.

Earlier Er. Joseph Silveria , Chairman -Indian Concrete Institute- Goa Centre ) welcomed the gathering. Overview of Workshop by :Dr. K.G. Guptha , Organising Secretary gave an overview of the workshop.

Er. Vikrant Dessai ,Secretary Indian Concrete Institute- Goa Centre proposed the vote of thanks while Er. Austin Rodrigues & Er. Ruchi Kadamb compared the programme.

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