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  • INDIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY(Founded on April 15, 1928)

    Care : CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteKolkata 700 032

    Phone : (033) 2413 8878; 24145174

    E-mail : / editor_incers@cgcri.res.inWebsite :


    May 31, 2014

  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya(1861 1946)

    Sirdar Krishen Singh(1888 1982)

    Inaugural Chairman

    Shri T. W. Talwalkar(1902 1994)

    Inaugural Secretary

    THE INDIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY(founded on April 15, 1928)


    F O U N D E R S

  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya(December 25, 1861 November 12, 1946)

    Born in an educated orthodox Hindu family at Prayag (Allahabad) in 1861,Madan Mohan Malaviya has been recognized as an outstanding and nobleson of India.

    His multifaceted personality made him, at the same time, a great patriot,an educationist with a vision, a social reformer, an ardent journalist, reluctantbut effective lawyer, a successful parliamentarian and an outstandingstatesman. Among Malaviyajis many achievements, the most monumentalwas the establishment of the Banaras Hindu University or Kashi HinduVishwavidyalaya. In the course of his lifetime Banaras Hindu University cameto be known as a Capital of Knowledge acknowledged across India and theworld.

    Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya created history in Indian education withthis institution the first of its kind in the country. He chose Banaras as thesite, because of the centuries old tradition of learning, wisdom and spiritualityinherent to the place. His vision was to blend the best of Indian educationcalled from the ancient centres of learning Takshashila and Nalanda andother hallowed institutions, with the best tradition of modern universities ofthe west.

    Great minds and personalities like Annie Besant, Mahatma Gandhi,Rabindranath Tagore, Shyama Charan De and many others joined hand withhim in his quest for knowledge, arousing the national spirit in India andwinning freedom with the power of education and righteousness.

    Malaviya passed away in 1946. But his spirit still lives and there are manywho bear the torch that he lit, many more stand ready to shoulder the mantleof his responsibility.

  • To All Our Esteemed Members

    I welcome you all to the little kingdom of The Indian Ceramic Society. It isvery pleasing for me that our organization has progressed significantly overthe past few years due to the continuous love and support of all our dearmembers, whom I may proudly consider as the family members of thisceramic family.

    In the very beginning I, along with all my members of this ceramic family,deeply mourn the sad demises of following members during past two yearsand convey heartfelt condolences to the respective bereaved family: Mr B. M.Agrawal, Mr G. K. Bhagat (past President and Hony Member, InCerS), Dr T. V.Prasad, Mr P. G. Datta and Dr Amalendu Ray.

    At this juncture I feel the necessity of publishing yet another MembershipDirectory. This will help all our dear members to know each other intimately.Those who are new to our family will have a good chance of exchangingnews and views with their seniors.

    During the last two years we have made excellent progress in severalfronts, which are outlined below:

    The journal, Transactions of the Indian Ceramic SocietyPerhaps you are well aware that the quarterly publication of the Society,

    Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society is now under the coverage ofThompson Reuters products and custom information services. Thepublication is indexed and abstracted in: Science Citation Index Expanded(SciSearch), Materials Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition. The journal had been given an impact factor of 0.349 byThomson Reuters Expanded in 2011. Further, starting from volume 71,number 1 (2012), the journal is being co-published with Taylor & FrancisGroup (T&F), UK. The Indian Ceramic Society is continuing with its existingprint publication procedure, while the online version is being published byT&F. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society now uses ScholarOneManuscripts as its online submission and review system.

    Regarding publication highlights, the journal published two special issuesas Vol. 71, no. 4 and Vol. 72, no. 1 with the peer reviewed papers presented inthe National Symposium on Materials and Processing (MAP-2012) held atBARC, Mumbai. A total of 28 papers were published divided in the two issuesand Prof. Parag Bhargava (IIT-Bombay), Dr S. Ramanathan (BARC, Mumbai)and Prof. G. P. Kothiyal (BARC, Mumbai) were the guest editors.

    Although the website of the Transactions (www. functioning from September, 2008, the abstracts and pdf versions ofthe full-length articles/papers published since 2003 could only been uploadedin the said website as the soft copies of the papers published prior to 2003are not available in the Societys record. Now, to complete the online archiveof the journal, the Society has started the process of digitization of archive ofits journal in association with V-Prompt e-Services, Secunderabad, India atthe instance and initiative of Taylor & Francis Group, UK.

  • Signing of MoU with The American Ceramic SocietyOn January 18, 2013, during the inaugural session of the 76th Annual

    Session of the Society, Dr A. L. Shashi Mohan, President, and Dr A. K.Chattopadhyay, Vice President, on behalf of the Indian Ceramic Society andDr George Wicks, Immediate Past President, and Dr Kathleen Richardson,President Elect, on behalf of the American Ceramic Society officially signed ahistoric ACerS-InCerS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The pactbenefits both groups by offering each other discounted membership, lectureexchanges, a presence on each others websites, and more interactions ineach others publications.

    CeraGlass India 2012 Indian Ceramic Society along with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

    and Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd(RIICO), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Govt of India) and Govt ofRajasthan organized the 2nd edition of the International Exhibition on IndianCeramics and Glass CERAGLASS INDIA 2012 during December 15-18,2012 at Jaipur, Rajasthan. Dr A. L. Shashi Mohan, the then President of theIndian Ceramic Society, did his best for making the event successful. All co-operations were extended from the secretariat of the Indian Ceramic Societyto the organizers by organizing road shows, arranging meeting in Kolkata,providing information and linking CeraGlass with the website of the Society.As a partner of this mega show, the Indian Ceramic Society took the lead rolein organizing the Technical Sessions at CeraGlass India 2012.

    Aluminas-2013The 3rd international conferences on High-Tech Aluminas and Unfolding

    their Business Prospects (Aluminas-2013) was organized most successfullyby the Indian Ceramic Society jointly with CSIR-Central Glass & CeramicResearch Institute during March 7-9, 2013 at CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India.The Conference was endorsed by International Ceramic Federation, Italy.Ceramic Forum International (CFI) was the media partner.

    The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Gary L. Messing, Professor,Pennsylvania State University, USA and a distinguished person of internationalrepute, and the special plenary lecture was delivered by Mr Marcel Spreij.During the two and half days of the conference 6 plenary talks, 14 invitedpapers, 10 contributed papers and 12 posters were presented. There wasalso a session on corporate presentation and an exhibition. Altogether 190persons including speakers, guests and delegates participated in theconference. A detailed report on 3rd International Conference on High TechAluminas & Unfolding their Business Prospects (Aluminas-2013) waspublished in the April-June issue of Trans. Ind. Ceram. Soc., (vol. 72(2), pp.137-140), 2013. A brief on Aluminas-2013 was also published in CFI (CeramicForum International), No. 6-7, June-July, 2013, pp. E41-E42.

  • Special Program on Ceramics: Ceramics-2013Indian Ceramic Society for the first time in its history organized a Special

    Program on Ceramics: Ceramics-2013 comprising (a) two days Workshopon Fundamentals of Ceramic Science on 4th & 5th September, 2013 and (b)National Symposium on Ceramic Science and Technology on 06th September,2013 at CSIR-CG&CRI, Kolkata, India.

    Dr A. K. Chattopadhyay, President, Indian Ceramic Society, and ManagingDirector, TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd, presided over the inauguralprogramme of both the Workshop and the National Symposium. During thetwo days Workshop nine faculty members delivered their lectures on differenttopics. Part of the Workshop was visit to several laboratories of CSIR-CGCRI,Kolkata on 05.09.2013. During the half day of the National Symposium threeinvited lectures and seven oral papers were presented. There was also anexhibition. There had been 58 and 56 delegates participated in the Workshopand the National Symposium respectively. Altogether 105 people includingdistinguished guests, invited speakers, faculty members and members oforganizing committee participated in this programme actively. A detailed reporton Special Program on Ceramics: Ceramics-2013 was published in theOctober-December issue of Trans. Ind. Ceram. Soc., (vol. 72(4), pp. 265-266), 2013.

    Web PageYou may notice that the website of the Society ( has been

    improved much and is updated regularly. The list of Long Term CorporateMembers along with short company profiles has been uploaded in the website.Lists of new Life Members and Corporate Members are also uploaded in thewebsite regularly. The members are requested to browse the pages for anyinformation pertaining to the Society. We would