Inception & formation:A National Seminar on Advances Electronics and Allied Science & Technology (NaSAEAST-2017) organised by the Electronic Scientists and Engineers Society (ESES), Gauhati University during November 4-5, under the Chief patronization of Dr. M. Hazarika , Vice Chancellor of Gauhati university, came to a successful ended on June 28, 2017. The seminar enjoyed overwhelming response from scientists of India and abroad and as an outcome of which the organiser has formally announced to organise and hold an International Conference on Electronics and Allied Science & Technology (IConEAST-2018), in November 2018.

Pre seminar Workshop: The pre seminar workshop on June 26th had been arranged with basic aims as how to build up interest & introspective minds of young talents to research areas blended by fundamental and Application potentialities. A few topics selected as the target problems are (i) How fundamental mathematical conception acts as building block of state of art system of today (Prof. A .K. Barabara, GU) (ii) Modern systems and approaches in Hazard monitoring like (a) lightning (b) earthquake: An updated scenario (kudintsva et al; Shvets et al: Ukraine, Japan) and (iii) A view on the International collaboration programme taken up by of Gauhati University with Izmiran, Russia and Kazakhstan for prediction of earthqke and magnetic storm(Devi et al: GU, IZMIRAN, Alma Ata). The deliberation of five papers contributed by scientists from Russia, Japan, Ukraine, (Kazakhstan and Gauhati University were followed by active discussions, creating a good interactive platform and had served the aims for which it was framed.

Seminar Sessions & lectures: The scientific programme of the NaSAEAST- 17 was spread over in seven sessions during June 27-28. The programme of the technical session began with the release of research based book entitled “ A view on the Scientific Development of the Brahmaputra River System “ by Prof A. K. Barabara, former head Department of Physics, Gauhati University, published by ESES. Each scientific session started with an invited keynote paper by eminent scientist. There were 9 invited papers followed by contributed research paper by young researchers. There were a total of 48 contributed papers addressed a wide spectra of themes such as, (a) State of art electronic system design, (b) Remote sensing techniques in exploration of causes to current atmospheric changes including natural hazards, (c) New approaches in the design of need based electronic systems and devices,(d) Signal processing and Data Mining, (e) Computational methods in applied science and technology, (f) Nanotechnology and (g) Bio science & technology Special attentions on the talks presented by Dr. R. k. Barman, of ASTEC, on the “Patent and its importance“ were received from all section of the participants as the topic is now one of the vital issues related to recognitions of research work In the topic “Botnet and security“, a serious international problem of today, presented by Dr. A. Sarma of GU, highlighted the gravity of the security situation in electronic media through excellent demonstration. The keen interests evoked amongst young scientists and engineers by this presentation were well reflected in the interactive sessions. The talk by Dr. B R Barua of IIT Guwahati on wave font sensing of light beams using programmable array created a wide interest in the house at the novel approach of the author. The objectives and philosophy behind the different types of measurements on average, presented by Dr. D Chakrabaty of Handique Girls College Guwahati could provide very helful statistical approaches in analysis of sata specilly in the mode of averaging, to all branches of research.

Visit to Stratospheric Tropospheric Radar Site: The NaSAEAST also organized an event where the participants were taken to the site of Stratospheric Tropospheric (ST) Radar of GU, a unique facility being created at this university for researchers not only from India but for all over the globe. Prof. M. Devi of department of Physics, GU, presented an overview of the facility which can be utilized by scientists and engineers of many disciplines of Science and Technology when the ST Radar comes into operation within a few months time. She also welcomed young participants for submission of relevant projects for making the best utilization of this system. The interests of the participants to join in the research facility are overwhelmed as a number of young scientists approached the organiser seeking suggestions for submission of research proposal.

Valedictory Function: The certificate & prizes to the participants were awarded in this session by Prof A. K. Barabara, President of the ESES. Voices of appreciation by the assembly to the young winners and participants were loud & widespread. The feedbacks from participants were very encouraging and based on their response it is decided to publish the presented papers (at the NaSAEAST-2017) in the form of an Edited Book. The contribution from the following members of Physics department (GU) and student members towards the success of the NaSAEAST-2017 was duly acknowledged:

Dr. Kashyap Prakash, Dr. Majoj Saikia, Dr. Subrat Das (Department of Physics, GU), Mr. Samiran Patgiri (Department of Physics GU/ SAMEER Mumbai ), Mr. Prafulla Chandra Kalita (Department of Physics, GU) , Dr. Alaka Medhi (Department of Physics, Handique Girls College) , Kritika Pathak (Department of Physics GU), Nizora Malakar (GU) Mr. Abhay Mali (Department of Physics GU),ST Radar project associates.