About the Conference

Among the few identified global threats of the twenty-first century, antimicrobial resistance holds the pivotal position. Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly severe threat to the community, health and the environment surrounding us. Therefore, developing new drug molecules, introducing combination therapy, repurposing of already existing drugs, adding new and useful drug delivery systems are the major priorities of the upcoming decades. Also, it is necessary to educate general people and some of the community healthcare professionals through awareness programs about the pros and cons of the indiscriminate use of antimicrobials to prevent the drug abuse and misuse, which might render an adverse effect on future antimicrobial therapy.

However, the matter needs discussion in a global forum where the present problem of antimicrobial chemotherapy is addressed with particular emphasis on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. Moreover, it is necessary to mention that the future of antimicrobial chemotherapy depends on the possible new antimicrobial targets, agents and diagnostic / detection tools for resistant microorganisms. Furthermore, the immediate requirement is to know how to handle these resistant microorganisms clinically so that the average life expectancy can at least be maintained, if not increased.

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Registration Guideline

Important dates

Activity Date
Account Creation / Login Starts April 15, 2018
Abstract Submission Starts April 15, 2018
Account Creation & Abstract Submission Deadline October 31, 2018.
Declaration of presentation type and schedule of the accepted abstracts November 10, 2018
The last date of registration and fee payment. November 15, 2018

About the

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) was established by the Government of India in 1951. It is the first the IIT established, and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. As part of Nehru’s dream for a free and self-sufficient India, the Institute was established to train scientists and engineers after our independence in 1947. Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus ~2200 acres, highest number of Departments, Schools and Centres and the highest student enrolment.


About the

Biotechnology activity at IIT Kharagpur was formally initiated in 1986 with the introduction of an M. Tech. course on Biotechnology and Engineering. The program was excellent in the spheres of teaching /training and research. The wide appreciation of the program in the country and abroad led to introduction of an undergraduate course in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering in 1994 under Chemical Engineering Department. The Department of Biotechnology was established in 1999 to run the UG program and M. Tech. programs independently.

Presently, the Department is running one 4-Years B. Tech, (Hons), 5-Years dual degree (B. Tech and M. Tech), 2-Years M. Tech and Ph. D program in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering.


Thrust Areas

  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms
  • Evolution and propagation of antimicrobial resistance
  • New target identification
  • Prospective antimicrobial therapeutics
  • Structure based drug design
  • Clinical aspects of handling antimicrobial resistance
  • Novel detection methods of antimicrobial resistance


Each session of ICCAR-2018 will have one lecture for Gold Sponsors (20 minutes), one lecture for Silver Sponsors (10 Min) and one lecture for Bronze sponsors (5 min).

In addition, sponsors willing to participate can provide stalls to display the company related information and products. There will be 10-15 such stalls.

Sponsors may also advertise in the conference brochure.

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Limited number of rooms are available in the Technology Guest House and Visveswaraya Guest House at IIT Kharagpur on payment basis. Accommodation can be arranged in the Guest Houses after receiving the requests from the participants. Paid accommodation for the research scholars can be arranged in the student hostels.

Places of Interest

Tourist / Historical places

IIT Kharagpur is a place with historical importance which was earlier known as Hijli detention camp. Nehru Museum and Hijli Prison Cell are the sightseeing places in the Campus. Nearby places like Golebazar, Gatebazar and Jagannath Temple may also be visited. In addition, there are many places of tourist’s interests, like Digha (sea beach on the Bay of Bengal) is 120 km and Bishnupur (archeological monuments of Terracotta art) is 90 km from Kharagpur. Also, Kolkata, the City of Joy and City of Palaces is situated 120 km away and it is the capital of West Bengal as well as the largest metropolis in the eastern region of the country.

Route Map

Kharagpur is a well known land mark. Though Kharagpur has one of the longest railway platforms and is the headquarter (HQ) of South-Eastern (SE) Railway. The Kharagpur city has become more prominent after the establishment of the first Indian Institute of Technology. Kharagpur is situated on National Highway #2 about 120 km west of Kolkata city. The nearest airport to Kharagpur is the Netaji Suhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata (CCU). Being the HQ of SE Railways, Kharagpur is connected to most of the major cities of the country by direct train services. IIT Kharagpur is located 5 km away from the Kharagpur Railway Station (KGP),1 km from the Hijli Railway station and 11 km from the National Highway #2.