Innovative developments in welding techniques and processes are required to achieve both greater productivity and enhanced quality of components manufactured by the welding industry. In India, through sustained efforts by researchers, academicians and technologists, significant progress has been made in understanding processes, weldability testing and welding repair of various engineering components,. Major thrust is being given in research and development in the priority areas such as flux assisted GTAW, GMAW, laser welding, friction stir welding, hybrid welding processes, intelligent welding and automation, development of NDE sensors, development of weld process models, development of techniques for measurement and analysis of residual stresses and control of distortion etc. The mantra for success in developments is through interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists and technologists working in the industry, academia, research centres and national laboratories. Considering the above into account, with the dynamic support of our principal, to initiate the innovative research in the welding and to enhance the research and development activities of the inter disciplinary departments like Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automobile Engineering in the field of welding, “THE WELDING RESEARCHCELL” has been set up in the department of Marine Engineering.