The objective of the workshop would be to provide graduate students and researchers with an exposure to the current developments in understanding how various materials, both soft and hard, in crystalline and amorphous forms, respond to mechanical perturbations of various kinds leading to plasticity, fracture, flow etc. As we know, an insight into the underlying processes involves physical descriptions and modelling across large length-scales, bringing forth researchers, from theory and experiments, across disciplines with varying expertise to develop a common understanding.