Carbon Neutral conference on April 26, 27

Dr P Mahabaleshwarappa, principal of Bearys Institute of Technology (BIT), addresses reporters in Mangaluru on Monday.

The Bearys Institute of Technology (BIT), Bearys Enviro-architecture Design School (BEADS), and BIT Polytechnic will organise a Carbon Neutral conference on the Bearys Knowledge Campus on April 26 and 27.

The conference will be on the topic ‘Sustainable Urban Development, Resource Conservation and Food Security (SURF – 19)'.

BIT Principal Dr P Mahabaleshwarappa, who addressed reporters on Monday, said that the conference will address the utilisation of technology as well as infrastructure that saves energy and adapts sustainable methods of living.

“The conference will include panel discussions, paper and poster presentations on four major tracks – food security, advances and recent trends in engineering and technology, sustainable urban development and resource conservation. Research papers from UK, Malaysia and the US have been received for the conference. A total of 150 research papers were submitted and 110 papers have been selected,” the principal informed.

The conference will be inaugurated by Dr Alok Kumar Srivastav, CFTRI, Mysuru, director.

Dr Ken Yeang, architect, ecologist and author from Malaysia, will deliver the keynote address on April 27.

BEADS Principal Ashok L P Mendonca said that, with the geometric progression of urbanisation, sensitising students about sustainable developments and resource conservation becomes critical.

Convener of SURF – 19 Dr Mustafa Basthikodi announced that Phase 2 of the conference will be held in January 2020.

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