The 28th edition of the national conference “Condensed Matter Days 2020" (CMDAYS 20) will be organised in online mode jointly by the Department of Physics and Institute Innovation Cell, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India . Condensed Matter Physics, with its truly interdisciplinary characters enjoys its technological implications both in fundamental and applied research. "Condensed Matter Days" aims to provide a suitable platform for scientists, academicians and young researchers to present their works on chosen topics of technological relevance. The Conference is expected to result in sustained collaborations through sharing of ideas and techniques of mutual interest.


National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam is recognised as one of the top educational and research institute in India. NIT Silchar is continuously ranked within the top-100 institutes in India by NlRF, MHRD, Govt. of India. In 2020, Times Higher Education Ranking recognised the NIT Silchar as one of the top-1000 institutes in the world. NIT Silchar is located in the southern part of Assam. The institute was established in the year 1967 and in 2002 it was upgraded to the status of 'National Institute of Technology' and was declared as an 'Institute of National Importance' in 2007.
NIT Silchar is a fully residential campus sprawling over an area of 625 acres of land surrounded by scenic tea gardens and lakes. NIT Silchar is one of the greenest and sustainable campus that produce around one-third of its own energy from solar energy.
The institute offers UG, PG and PhD programmes in various disciplines of Science and Technology. Institute promotes start-ups, innovation, with thrust on national sustainable goals.
Department of Physics offers MSc. Physics and PhD in research areas: Experimental condensed matter physics, Theoretical condensed matter physics, High energy physics, etc. The department has sophisticated and modern laboratory for theoretical and experimental research.

  1. 1. Plenary talks
  2. 2. Invited talks
  3. 3. Special sessions
  4. 4. Oral presentation
  5. 5. Networking
  6. 6. Best Paper Award
Padmashri Dr. O. N. Srivastava
Emeritus Professor
Department of Physics
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
Dr. S. K. Samdarshi
Department of Energy Engineering
Central University of Jharkhand
Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar
Division of Chemical Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai
Prof. P. Predeep
Department of Physics
(National Institute of Technology Calicut)
Dr. Sreekumar Kurungot
Principal scientist
Physical and Material chemistry devision
(CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune)
  • Dr. Jyoti Prasad Borah NIT Nagaland
  • Dr. Shradha Mishra, IIT BHU
  • Dr. Subrata Majumder, NIT Patna
  • Dr. Vaibhav Wasnik, IIT GOA
  • Dr. Biswajit Choudhury, IASST
  • Dr. Debdula Saha, CSIR-CGCRI
  • Dr. Rohit Ranjan Shahi, CU of South Bihar
  • Dr. Subash Pai, Excel Instruments
  • Dr. Kartick Tarafder, NIT KARNATAKA
  • Dr. Samrat Paul, NEHU Shillong
  • Dr. Deshdeep Sahdev, Quazar Technologies
  • Dr. Maneesh Chandran, NIT Calicut
  • Dr. Pranab K Sarkar, Assam University


Prof. Sivaji Bandyopadhyay

Advisory Committee

  • B. Chakrabarti, SINP
  • K. Kundu, Visva Bharati
  • N.C. Mishra, Utkal University
  • S. M. Bhattacharjee, IOPB
  • S. Tarafder, Jadavpur University
  • U. De, VECC
  • M. C. Mahato, NEHU

Central Organizing

  • D. Mohanta, Tezpur University (Chairperson)
  • A. Chakrabarty, Kalyani University
  • B. C. Gupta, VisvaBharati
  • B. R. Sekhar, IOPB
  • D. Sarkar, Gauhati University
  • D. K. Mishra, SoA University
  • K. K. Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University
  • R. Sharma, Tezpur University
  • R.K. Thapa, Mizoram University
  • S. Bandyopadhyay, Calcutta University
  • S. Panigrahi, NIT, Rourkela
  • S. K. Rout, BIT Mesra
  • S. Saha, Vidyasagar University
  • Prof. P.K. Chakrabarti, The University of Burdwan

Local Organizing

  • M. Ali Ahmed, Dean R&C
  • F. A. Talukdar, ECE
  • A. Roy, Physics
  • A. Chowdhury, HOD Physics
  • S. R. Mohapatra, Physics
  • S. K. Barik, Physics
  • Srinivasan P., Physics
  • R. Dutta, Physics
  • S. K. Tripathi, ECE
  • B. Das, ME
  • R. Dasgupta, E&I
  • R. Patgiri, CSE
  • N. Babu, CSE

Technical Committee

Session Chair

  • Prof. Mokaddes Ali Ahmed (NIT Silchar)
  • Prof. S. K. Samdarshi (CUJ Ranchi)
  • Prof Asim Roy (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar (TIFR)
  • Prof.B.R.Sekhar(IOP Bhuvaneswar)
  • Prof.N.C. Mishra (Utkal University)
  • Prof. P. K.Chakrabarti(University of Burdwan)
  • Prof R.K. Thapa (Mizoram University)
  • Prof. S.Baishya (NIT Silchar)
  • Prof.P.Predeep(NIT Calicut)
  • Prof.Deshdeep Sahdev(IIT Kanpur)
  • B. C. Gupta (Visva-Bharati University)
  • Prof. D.Sarkar (Gauhati University)
  • Prof. F.A. Talukdar(NIT Silchar)

Session co-Chair

  • Dr. Samrat Paul (NEHU Shillong)
  • Dr. S. R. Mohapatra (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. Avijit Choudhury (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. Rohit. R. Shahi (CUSB Gaya)
  • Dr. S. K. Tripathy (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. J. P. Borah (NIT Nagaland)
  • Dr. P. Sreenivasan (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. B. Choudhury (IASST Guwahati)
  • Dr. Biplab Das (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. Debdulal Saha (CSIR-CGCRI Kolkata)
  • Dr. Vaibhav Wasnik(IIT Goa)
  • Dr. Subrata Majumdar (NIT Patna)
  • Dr. P.Barman (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. A. B. Deoghare(NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. Y. A. Sonvane (SVNIT Surat)
  • Dr. T. R. Lenka (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. Maneesh (NIT Calicut)
  • Dr. S. Panda(NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. S. Mishra (IIT BHU)
  • Dr. Md. Ahamaruzzman (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. S. K. Pandey (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. P. K. Sarkar (Assam University)
  • Dr. S. S. Dhar (NIT Silchar)
  • Dr. B. N. Ghosh (NIT Silchar)


  • Ranjith G. Nair

Joint convenors

  • S. Panda
  • L. Seban
  • W. Arif

Call for Paper

The CMDAYS20 aims to give the researchers an opportunity to present (Oral presentation) their work related to the topics mentioned in the scope of the conference. The interested participants need to send the extended abstract of their work. If the work is already published, the details should be mentioned in the document. After initial scrutiny, the authors will be intimated regarding the selection. The authors of the selected work need to register for the conference to allot slot in the conference for presentation.

Authors who are presenting their unpublished research work can opt for publishing it either as a proceeding (American Institute of Physics) or as a book chapter in Scopus-indexed book (Springer). Authors will get another one month of time after the conference to submit the full manuscript. The manuscript of the work will be further reviewed before publishing.

Abstract submission

The format and instruction for authors are attached along with the announcement. Authors are requested to submit their one page abstract through email attachment (MS word) to: cmdays2020@nits.ac.in. Acceptance of the abstract will be notifed through email. There will be a special session on "Hydrogen production, storage, sensing and fuel cells”.
Participants intending to send papers in this category should mention "Abstract for special session" in the subject heading while sending their abstracts.

Scope of the conference

The conference aims to cover both theoretical and experimental studies on condensed matter covering the following broad areas:

  1. Biomaterials and Bioconjugates
  2. Disordered Systems and Phase Transitions
  3. Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics
  4. Magnetism and Spintronic Systems
  5. Mesoscopic Phenomena and Junctions
  6. Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
  7. Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
  8. Photocatalysis and Photovoltaics
  9. Photonics and Plasmonics
  10. Semiconductors and Optoelectronics
  11. Soft Condensed Matter
  12. Strongly Correlated Systems
  13. Surface and Interface Phenomena
  14. Superconductivity and Critical Phenomena
  15. Thin Films and Devices
  16. Interdisciplinary topics relevant to condensed matter systems


Participants are having an opportunity to publish their unpublished work in either:

1. Springer Nature: As a book chapter (No processing/publication fees)

2. American Institute of Physics as a conference proceeding (With additional registration fee (approx. INR 7000) and on satisfying minimum paper criteria)

CMDAYS2020 Brochure

Click here to download the Brochure.

Format for Abstract

Click here to download the Format for Abstract.

Registration Fees

Registration fees includes participation in Plenary talks, discussion, invited talks and paper presentation.

Paper Presentation Fees for:

Student Participants Rs. 200/-
Faculty/Industry Participants Rs. 500/-

For publication in Scopus - indexed proceedings : check website for details.

Registration Link

Through online payment at SB Collect portal at State Bank of India (https://www.onlinesbi.com). SB Collect> Accept> Assam> Educational Institute> Online Fee Collection Account NIT Silchar> CMDAYS2020 and fill the necessary fields.

Note: Registration should be done only after receiving the acceptance of the abstract.

Click to Download Program schedule

  • Last date of abstract submission
  • 20 November 2020

    30 November 2020

  • Intimation of acceptance
  • 30 November 2020

    05 December 2020

  • Last date of registration
  • 7 December 2020

    09 December 2020

  • Conference dates
  • 11-13 December 2020
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