M.R. SHIYEKAR, Ph.D., former Principal and Professor in Structural Engineering at Pune, has more than 50 years of teaching experience in this field. Professor Shiyekar has published 52 technical papers in national and international journals and conferences and also carried out structural consultancy projects for government as well as private organizations. A member of various scientific and technical professional bodies, Professor Shiyekar is a recipient of the Eminent Engineer Award by The Institution of Engineers (India). He has guided around 100 postgraduate projects and 8 Ph.D. candidates. Many professional training programs for structural engineers in structural analysis and design, finite element method and advanced design in novel steel structures have been conducted by him.