A national level conference on Research Advances in Science & technology – NCRAST 2017 was organized by Hillgrove research Pvt. Ltd. In association with CSI College of Engineering, Ooty on 26th & 27th May 2017, at CSI College of Engineering. Research scholars pursuing their M.Phil. & Ph.D. in the faculties of Science and Technology from various states of India participated and presented their research work. Experts from the industry were also invited to gain first-hand information and to assess the feasibility of new ideas and its implications upon its use. Dr. V.Prakash, Head – dept. of Chemistry and Coordinator – NCRAST welcomed the participants, Dr. T. John Oral Bhaskar, Principal, CSI College of Engineering inaugurated the conference and delivered the inaugural address, Dr. R. Lingan, Join Director – Agriculture (Retd.) was the Chief Guest, Shri. Murugesan R & Shri. Chandran T, Directors, Hillgrove Research Pvt. Ltd., and Prof. D. Anandasubramannian & Dr. E. Venugopal, were the Resource Persons and examiners from Hillgrove Research Pvt. Ltd..