About Us


‘KARYASHALA’ is an effort to improve research productivity of promising PG and PhD students from universities and colleges through high-end workshops on specific themes. This program aims to provide opportunities to acquire specialized research skills in Plasma processing which is a promising technology lead and has a huge potential to cater a variety of industries ranging from mineral processing to material development. It can also be used to efficiently process industrial waste materials, prepare surfaces with novel functional capabilities and characteristics for many emerging applications. APTIC-2021 will primarily focus on:

  •  The fundamentals of plasma processing of materials using both non-thermal and thermal plasma.
  •  Lectures from experienced scientists which will include the basics of plasma, plasma reactors and mechanisms for the deposition/production of various materials and thin films.
  •  To provide understanding and insight to PhD and PG students about the practical aspects of plasma processing techniques.
  •  The discussion sessions will provide a fertile atmosphere for brainstorming and creative thinking among students and scientists to attempt to solve or approach Industrial challenges.

Who can Register?

PhD and PG Students

Who We are


CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) was established on 13.04.1964 as Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar in the eastern part of India under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
It was renamed in 2007 with a renewed research focus and growth strategy to be a leader in the areas of mineral & material resource engineering. The institute has expertise in conducting basic research and technology oriented programs in a wide range of subjects to address the R&D problems of mining, mineral and metals industries and ensure their sustainable development. For the last one decade, the main thrust of R&D at CSIR-IMMT has been to empower Indian industries to meet the challenges of globalization by providing advanced and zero waste process know-how and consultancy services for commercial exploitation of natural resources through the public-private-partnership (PPP) approach. Today, CSIR-IMMT is the first choice for many mineral based industries. It is also carving out a niche in processing of advanced materials for greater value addition and working on resource use efficiency of critical raw materials.