It gives me an immense pleasure to bring out the proceedings of “International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering Innovations and Technology Management (EITM-2017)” being held at National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Hamirpur–177005, Himachal Pradesh, India,on 16–18 Dec., 2017.

The role of present day engineer, scientist, technologist and management professionals appears to be more onerous due to inclusion in his purview not only of the problems related to current trends in engineering and technology management but also problems related to complexity generated in real-life world. The integration trends of variety of technologies in the area of Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science, Mechanical and Civil Engineering with Technology Management has encompassed new kind of technological challenges for the engineers that should be the focus of researchers, scientists and engineers in national endeavor. Several key areas in different disciplines of engineering and technology management are broadly covered.
The primary objective of organizing this International Conference is to create a general awareness, skill enhancement, high quality standards and minimising the impact on the environment pertaining to the Make in India—an initiative of Govt. of India. Further our main focus is to foster expertise of eminent expert/ industrialists belonging to premier institutes/ organizations with researchers, academicians and field engineers to sit together on a congenial platform to share their valuable views addressing emerging technological problems for smooth operation of Engineering and Technology management related problems and facilitate fruitful interactions.

Its success is reflected in the papers reviewed with participation from across the country and abroad. About 400 research papers on various topics of the conference were received by us, out of which 172 papers were considered for publication in the proceeding after peer review. The views expressed in the papers are exclusively of that of the authors and editor is not responsible for any types of conflict and contradiction on this account.

I hope that the deliberations which would take place during this international conference will provide a nice forum for fruitful interactions amongst the intellectuals and would go a long way in providing optimized solution to current issues being faced in the area of Engineering and Technology in national interest at large.

An international conference such as this can only succeed as a team effort, so on behalf of organizing committee I want to thank the Conference Advisory and Technical Committee, faculty, our contract faculty especially Dr. Vinay Kumar Jadoun, Mr. Chilaka Ranga and students, authors of the papers for their submissions and the reviewers for their excellent work in reviewing the papers as well as their invaluable input and advice. The organizing committee also expresses its heartfelt thanks to Shri S. Gopalakrishnan, Hon’ble Chairman, BOG, NIT Hamirpur for his grand patronage. I specially feel obliged from the core of my heart to Prof. Ajay Kumar Sharma, worthy Director NIT Hamirpur for his consistent support and encouragements. Last but not the least, I am highly thankful to our sponsors and co-sponsors for their financial support.

Dr. Zakir Husain
General Chair & Editor