Civil Engineering National Exhibition, CENEx provides a unique opportunity to all civil engineering students across India to showcase their research projects incorporating new technology via different models, prototypes, simulation models or samples in front of eminent professors and professionals. The cardinal aim of this event is to shower light on technological advancements by the youth of this country and provide an opportunity to showcase their innovations on a wider platform.

  • To have an opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from renowned professors and industry experts.
  • To introduce and demonstrate the latest developments in the research resource optimization, disaster management, work of infrastructure, sustainability, construction, innovation, green building, etc.
  • To connect the students with industrialists and professors enhancing technical development.
  • To provide the opportunity for promoting newly innovative ideas.
  • All participating students will get a certificate of participation.
  • Certificate of Appreciation will be awarded to top performers.

Who can participate?
All undergraduate and post-graduate (M.Tech, PhD and Dual Degree) students who can showcase a model or prototype in the exhibition based on any projects or research that they have done or are doing which would be completed before Feb’18 can participate in CENEx.

Exhibition Models are invited on any topic associated with civil engineering. The topic can belong to any of the following fields:

  1. Structural Engineering
  2. Concrete Technology and Building Materials
  3. Geotechnical Engineering
  4. Transportation Engineering
  5. Construction Management and Methods
  6. Remote Sensing (GPS/GIS)
  7. Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering/Ocean Engineering
  8. Sustainable Architecture

You can also include the concept of this year’s theme ‘Resource Optimisation’ like Eco-friendly construction, green construction materials, Renewable resources of energy, Waste management techniques in your exhibition model/prototype. For complete details, please refer to our theme blog and basic ideas.

Registration Process

  1. A Group of maximum four students can participate in the exhibition.
  2. Detail of each participant is compulsory.
  3. For abstract submission guidelines, follow important guidelines.

Selection Process
Your research project would be reviewed by our committee comprising of IITB Professors and Aakaar Team and the selected projects would be invited to attend CENEx.

Our review committee will shortlist projects/models on the basis of details provided by participants in our registration form

Any new information or updates will be posted on our Facebook page and our website. Important updates will be sent to you via email also. Students should check our website regularly for updates and watch for emails containing important information.

An abstract is a concise version of your research presented in skeletal form, which focuses on the essentials of a larger idea or claim. It should be sufficient enough for reviewers to discern the nature and significance of your research, the fairness in your approach, and the nature of the results or progress to date.

Four important elements of an abstract:

  • The research focus (i.e. statement of the problem(s)/research issue(s) addressed);
  • The research methods used (experimental research, case studies, questionnaires, etc.);
  • The results/findings of the research; and
  • The main conclusions and recommendations

Abstracts are invited on any topic associated with civil engineering.The topic can belong to any of the following fields:

  • Construction Management and Methods
  • Concrete Technology and Building Materials
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering/Ocean Engineering
  • Remote Sensing (GPS/GIS)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Architecture


  • You can also include the concept of this year’s theme ‘Resource Optimization’ in your abstract. For complete details, please refer to this link.
  • Please note that the last date for submission of Abstracts is 10/02/2018. Late submissions will not be entertained.
  • While submitting an Abstract please make sure to follow our ‘Abstract submission guidelines’. Abstracts not adhering to these guidelines will be turned down.

Instructions for submitting an abstract:

  • Download the word template.
  • In the template provided, you should click and enter text directly in the boxes provided.
  • Complete all fields: Poster title, Name (if multiple authors then separate names by comma), Advisor name, Abstract, keywords and Category.
  • Make sure that Title is in Times New Roman, font size 14 (Bold), center aligned, all letters capital and proper names only, followed by a single blank line.
  • Author and Advisor names should be in Times New Roman, font size 11, italicized, right aligned, followed by affiliation in the next line.
  • Abstract should be of 150-300 words.
  • After completing the above procedure save your file as "LastName-FirstName_CENEx_Abstract" (Last name and first name of the first author written in abstract) in word's default file format (.docx) and email it to us at The subject of the email should be "Abstract_CENEx18".

Please note that your abstract will be reviewed by our review committee. Therefore, you are requested to submit high quality version of your abstract approved by your mentor. Any plagiarism will lead to disqualification.

  • What type of prototype/model can I present?
    Prototype/Model covering any of these eight categories of civil engineering can be presented in CENEx 18
    1. Construction Management and Methods
    2. Concrete Technology and Building Materials
    3. Geotechnical Engineering
    4. Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering/Ocean Engineering
    5. Remote Sensing (GPS/GIS)
    6. Structural Engineering
    7. Transportation Engineering
    8. Sustainable architecture
  • Is it necessary to submit the model under this year’s theme of ‘Resource Optimization’?
    No, it is not compulsory. Abstracts not submitted under this concept will still be accepted subject to their approval from our review committee.
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    All undergraduate and postgraduate (B.Techs, M.Tech’s, Dual Degree students, PhDs) students undertaking research work in the field of civil engineering are eligible to participate.
  • My topic is related to civil engineering but it is not listed in the specified categories. Am I still eligible to participate?
    Yes, you are eligible to participate. Select the category which fits the most to your field of research.
  • What is the procedure of application? ?
    Fill the registration form. Further information will be sent to all the registered participants.
  • Can I register for two models?
    Yes, you can register. We highly recommend that one of your model is a group project with other students.
  • Is a group allowed to register for one model?
    Yes, a group can present one model. There should not be more than four members in the group. Please include names of all the members while doing registration
  • What if my work of model is not yet finished? Can I still apply?
    Yes, students can present model that is still in progress. .
  • How will I receive information and updates about the CENEx?
    Information and updates will be conveyed to you through our Facebook page and website. Important updates will be sent to you via email also. It is recommended to check the Website, emails and follow our Facebook page regularly for all the updates and reminders.
  • Who reviews the abstracts and determines who can present?
    All the abstracts are sent to our review committee which comprises of Civil Engineering department, IIT Bombay's faculty members.