About ISNT

ISNT is a non-profit, professional body of technologists, engineers, scientists, academicians and researchers in India, who are engaged in the field of non-destructive testing. Since its inception in the year 1972, it has matured and established itself at the international level having stature and recognition. Presently, ISNT has more than 5000 members spreading over 18 chapters in India with headquarters at Chennai.

The objective of ISNT is to promote the awareness of NDT science and technology through education, research and exchange of technical information within the country and internationally to its members and other professionals. Some of the major objectives of ISNT are:

  • To organize professional courses / workshops / seminars in various fields of NDE and to create forum for exchange of information & ideas among the NDE practitioners & professionals.
  • To promote the use of approved international and national standards in NDE and related areas by Indian industry in consultation with the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • To help in preparation of new Indian standards and updating old standards in NDE.
  • To co-ordinate with universities, academic institutions and government bodies for initiating new projects on the development of various NDE techniques.
  • To interact and co-ordinate with other national associations and NDE societies from other countries.
  • To conduct training and certification courses in NDE techniques.
  • To publish books on various NDT techniques

For more information on ISNT, visit www.isnt.org.in

About NDE 2018

NDE 2018 is the annual event organized by Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing. The event comprises of conference and exhibition, which will run in parallel from Dec. 19-21, 2018. The conference will be held at CIDCO Convention Centre, while the exhibition will be running at the CIDCO Exhibition Hall. Both the venues are adjacent to each other and connected internally. Prior to the event, Pre-conference tutorials will be organized from Dec. 17-18, 2018 on various topics that are relevant to industries.

During the conference there will be 40 + keynote lectures delivered by eminent personalities in the field of NDE. The conference is also an opportunity for NDT professionals to present their work in various technical sessions. There are special awards for the ‘best’ presentations in various categories (oral presentation, short presentation and poster presentation).

The exhibition promises to bring all the conventional and advanced NDT technologies under one roof for the benefit of delegates. Delegates can witness live demonstration of NDT equipments and discuss the challenges they are facing in their industry related to inspection. Over 75 + exhibitors across the globe will be participating in this event. There will be special awards for the ‘best’ exhibitor in various categories (NDT technology, NDT services etc.)

Over 1000 delegates from all over the world will be attending this event. The event provides an ideal platform to delegates to share and discuss their work with experts and colleagues working in NDT and related fields.

Organizing Team

Chairman, NDE 2018
Dr. Paritosh Nanekar
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Convenor, NDE 2018
Mr. Samir K. Choksi
Hi-Tech Imaging

Co-Convenor, NDE 2018
Mr. Mukesh Arora
NDTS India / Arora Technologies
National Steering Committee

Chairman
Dr. R.J. Pardikar
President, ISNT

Co-Chairman
Dr. V. Pari
Secretary, QUNEST
Members
Jaiteerth Joshi
Vice President, ISNT
P. Mohan
Hon. Gen. Secy, ISNT
Dr. A. U. Sonawane
AERB, Mumbai
T. Loganathan
NCB, ISNT
Navita Gupta
ISNT, Delhi
M. S. Shendkar
ISNT, Pune
M. Venkata Reddy
ISNT, Hyderabad
N. S. Gulavani
ISNT, Tarapur
G. Levin
ISNT, Thiruvanathapuram
D. Gautam
ISNT, Kolkatta
Organizing Committee

Advisor
Mr. N.V. Wagle
Ex. L&T

Chairman
Dr. Paritosh Nanekar
BARC
Convenor
Mr. Samir K. Choksi
Hi-Tech Imaging
Co-Convenor
Mr. Mukesh Arora
NDTS India / Arora Technologies
Members
Rajul Parikh
EECI
Anil Jain
IXAR
P.H. Chandy
NAARI
Dilip Gatty
NANSO
K.B. Jetly
Eastwest Engg
Hemant Madhukar
MAS
International Relationship

Chairman
Dr. B. Venkatraman
IGCAR

Chairman
Prof. Krishnan Balasubramaniam
IITM

Co-Chairman
Dr. M. T. Shyamsunder
GE
Members
Arun Srivastava
DAE
Prof. G. V. Prabhugaonkar
Ex-IITM
Dr. Amitava Mitra
NML
Dr. Prabhu Rajagopal
IITM
Industrial Relationship

Advisor
D. J. Varde
Past President, ISNT

Chairman
Rajul Parikh
EECI

Co-Chairman
D. D. Joshi
Vice-President, ISNT
Members
Hemant Kumar
RIL
R.G. Ganesan
BETZ Engineering & Technology
A.K. Das
NTPC
Partha Pratim Bramha
LIoyds
A.K. Singh
NPCIL
R.V.S. Mani
ISNT Vadodara
G. Surya Prakash
Associated Engineering Services
B.K. Pangare
Quality NDT Services
Sashidhar Pallaki
Pallakki NDT
Dharamveer Singh
GE
T. Kamaraj
ISNT Delhi
S.R. Ravindran
NPCIL
Mr. Parag Pathak
ISNT, Nagpur
Mr. S. Balamurugan
Tata Steel
Technical Committee

Chairman Technical (Industry)
Umakanthan Anand
RIL

Chairman Technical (Scientific)
Bikash Ghose
HEMRL
Members
Dr.Sarmishtha Palit Sagar
NML
S. Gopalakrishnan
IISc
Dr. Anish Kumar
IGCAR
V. Manoharan
GE
M. Menaka
IGCAR
S. Hari Krishna
VSSC
V. Deepesh
BHEL
Alok Prakash
BARC
Tushar Mukherjee
RIL
Exhibition Committee

Advisor
Dilip Takbhate
Past President, ISNT

Chairman
Mukesh Arora
NDTS India/Arora Technologies
Members
Srinjay Gogia
Olympus NDT
Parag Nag
GE
Rajul Parikh
EECI
Samik Bhattacharya
Carestream
Deepak Parikh
Modsonic
T.P. Singh
Flir
Vivek Rajamani
EMCS
Rajesh Kulkarni
Blue Star
C.P. Madhusudan
Lucid
Mandar Vinze
Vinze Magnafield
Finance Committee

Chairman
Anil Jain
IXAR

Co-Chairman
Kalesh Nerurkar
Hon. Treasurer, ISNT
Members
Samir K. Choksi
Hi-Tech Imaging
A. Subramaniam
ISNT, Chennai
S. Vishwanathan
Hon. Treasurer, NCB
Niranjan Sthalekar
ISNT, Mumbai
S. Subramaniam
AO, ISNT
Marketing & Publicity

Advisor
Dr. Jaiteerth Joshi
DRDL

Chairman
Mukesh Arora
NDTS India/Arora Technologies
Members
Krishna Bhuta
Topax
M.N.V. Viswanath
NFC
Hari Kishore
Sievert India
Nishad Sam
Shalini NDT/Nanso
Kashyap Bhat
ISNT, Vadodara
Anandan Pari
Scanray
P. Gopal
ISNT, Mumbai
Abhinav Singhi
IRC Engineering Services
Registration & Event Management

Chairman
Samir K. Choksi
Hi-Tech Imaging

Co-Chairman
Hemant Madhukar
MAS
Members
Manish Gutka
Kronix
Niranjan Sthalekar
ISNT, Mumbai
S.N. Roy
ISNT, Mumbai
A.K. Sharma
ISNT, Mumbai
Rajesh Gandhi
ISNT, Mumbai
Sameer Mhatre
ISNT, Mumbai
Pre-Conference Tutorials

Advisor
L. M. Tolani
ISNT, Mumbai

Co-Chairman
B.K. Shah
Ex. BARC

Co-Chairman
N Sadasivan
MAS
Members
R.S. Vaghasiya
ISNT, Mumbai
Ashok Trivedi
ISNT, Mumbai
Hemant Madhukar
ISNT, Mumbai
Sunil Kumar Suri
ISNT, Mumbai
Arbind Kumar
BARC
Amar Pathare
ISNT, Mumbai
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About Venue

CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre is state-of-the-art, purpose-built exhibition & convention venue, spread over 7.5 hectare of land, located at Vashi, New Mumbai. The centre is situated just outside Vashi Railway station, amidst various business establishments and commercial centres.

The centre is at a 45-minutes drive (26 km) from Mumbai International airport and 25-minutes drive (20 km) from Bandra Kurla Complex. The venue is easily accessible by road and railway from Mumbai, Thane and Panvel. There are numerous hotels, entertainment activities, retail shopping & sightseeing spots around the centre.

The upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) is proposed to become operational by end of 2019 which is at 12 km from the centre.

Built on a sprawling 2,00,000 sq.ft. area, the centre has two large halls for exhibition and 1,50,000 sq.ft. Convention Centre. Both the exhibition and business centre are connected by a bridge. Innovatively designed at par with international standards, the centre sports an aesthetic and attractive view.

Navi Mumbai, The Smart City

A truly cosmopolitan city with a breath of fresh air, sector-wise planned extensions, broad, well paved, tree-lined roads with dozens of flyovers and interchanges, modern infrastructure, huge open spaces and recreation areas. With four modes of transport wide roads, excellent rail network and the upcoming air and water transport infrastructure, distance here can be calculated in minutes, not in hours unlike other Indian metros.

The city is characterised by wide roads, world class railway stations, an IT hub, numerous malls, a massive exhibition centre, top notch hospitals, educational institutions, unrestricted power and water supply.

Situated in the Eastern trans Harbour of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai has seen a tremendous growth since three decades. Some enticing facts of Navi Mumbai:

  • It is Indias Largest planned city
  • JNPT port of Navi Mumbai have the highest cargo traffic in India.
  • APMC is Indias Largest Wholesale Market.
  • Floodwater management system is based on Natural systems like Tidal gates & holding ponds (No pumps).
  • Railway station in Navi Mumbai are the first to involve Commercial buildings in its Concourse.
  • Navi Mumbai is Indias first city to experiment One-time development.
  • NMMC Headquarter is Indias first Green administrative building.
  • Disneyland only short-listed venue in India is in Navi Mumbai.
  • South Navi Mumbai currently under construction, will be twice the size of current City.
  • Approximate distance from airport, railway station and travel time
    • Airport 23 kms, Approx travel time 50 min to 60 min
    • Railway Station: Vashi Railway Station 500 mts away. 5 minutes’ walk
    • Vashi is a railway station on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Vashi railway station is terminal point for CST and Thane Trains
  • Nearest local railway station for Outstation Trains
    • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Distance from Venue 14.5 kms
    • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Raillway Station Distance from Venue 28 kms
    • Churchgate Raillway Station Distance from Venue 29 kms
    • Thane Raillway Station Distance from Venue 19 kms
    • Kalyan Raillway Station Distance from Venue 28 kms
    • Bandra Raillway Station Terminus 22 kms
    • Panvel Raillway Station Distance from Venue 25 kms
    • Dadar Raillway Station Distance from Venue 20 kms
    • Mumbai Central Raillway Station Distance from Venue 28 kms
    For local travel one could use the public transport like trains, buses, auto rickshaws, cabs etc. For more details about the timings, routes, fares etc. please download M Indicator Mobile App. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobond.mindicator&hl=en_IN
    Besides local transport app based taxi services like Ola, Uber, Meru, TAB cabs are also very efficient and popular. There are dedicated Ola and Uber Pickup points at both Mumbai International and Mumbai Domestic Airport.
  • Nearby hotels
    • Four Points by Sheraton
    • Tunga, Vashi
    • Abbott Hotel, Vashi
    • Ibis Navi Mumbai
    • The Park, Navi Mumbai
    • Ramada, Navi Mumbai
    • Majestic Court Sarovar Portico, Navi Mumbai
    • Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Navi Mumbai
an event not to be missed!