Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been.  

– Theodore von Kármán

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Dear Colleagues,

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has been growing globally and I am delighted to inform you that India is keeping pace. We have recorded 42% growth in our membership from 2012 and we expect to end 2013 with about 10,000 members. This also makes IET India the largest pool of members outside of the UK. This could not have been possible without the unflinching support and efforts of our Local Networks, our Young Professionals, the South Asia Communities Committee and the IET India office staff. Thank you all for helping our Institution to grow.

We demonstrated a OneTeam approach this year where Local Networks and the India office staff worked with high collaboration on projects like the IET Advantage Job Fair, the Professional Registration Felicitation Events and the Lord Austin Lecture. It has been very satisfying indeed to see the teams support each other to deliver high value activities for our members.

Congratulations on coming together for yet another successful Community Volunteer Conference (CVC) this year. I am sure we will be able to translate all the sharing and learning into new ideas and activities to help realise the IET's vision of working to engineer a better world.

Carolyn Griffiths, Chief Inspector, RAIB, UK and Sir Robin Saxby, ex-founding CEO and Chairman of ARM were just some of the high profile speakers that we brought to India to speak at our Prestige Lectures. We will continue in our mission to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community.




The India Development Panel met in November 2013 to discuss strategy and ideas for IET India.
Dr Gopichand Katragadda, M.D, GE India Technology Centre,
Dr Ajit Kalghatgi, Director BEL, Prakash Nayak - ex President ABB, Ravi Pagar, Regional Director element14 and Vineet Vijayraghavan, Director of Sollarillion and founder editor of Panchabhuta spent the day at our Bangalore office deliberating on strategies to raise the IET's profile in India. A key aspect of these deliberations was on increasing member value.

Before I wrap up my thoughts for this year-ending edition of Member Matters, I would like to welcome the new members of IET, who have joined us this year and very sincerely thank our existing members and volunteers for your support and hard work. I am sure we will join hands in working to engineer a better world.

A Happy New Year to you all and I wish you and your families a wonderful 2014.


Best regards,

Shekhar Sanyal





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The IET Mumbai LN hosted another edition of TechDais Lecture in July. Mr Kenneth McQueen, Project Management Consultant (Monorail Project), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) delivered the lecture on 'Managing India's First Monorail'. The Mumbai Monorail which is all set for launch in 2014 will be the first of its kind in India.

Kenneth has been at the helm of planning Metro and Light Rail projects in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Dubai. He shared his experiences of managing the challenging MMRDA project and also talked about infrastructure innovations during the Design, Construction, Testing and Commissioning phases of the Mumbai Monorail project.

Over 50 professionals representing leading organisations in transport and related sectors attended the event.

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The IET Bangalore Local Network and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) jointly held a Technology Leadership Talk in Mysore, in September. The talk – Next wave of Silicon Revolution, was delivered by
Ms Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India and General Manager, Intel Architecture Group.

The talk focused on how organisations could leverage new and existing opportunities to overcome the challenges faced by them at multiple levels - social, political, economic and safety. Identifying barriers to development, enabling responsive and responsible innovation, exploring new partnerships with government bodies, industry, academia and society can all go a long way in helping companies to stay relevant. Kumud also shared her experiences in managing innovation and market development at Intel and how the learnings could be replicated by Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) organisations.

Nearly 60 professionals from organisations like Intel, L&T, Excel Soft, AT&S, Rangsons, Infosys and Kluber Lubrication attended the talk.

Lokesh V, Secretary, Kapil Khanna, Vice Chairman, Vishnu Vardhan, Chairman, Young rofessionals Section represented the IET Bangalore LN.




IET Academic Affiliate, KCG College of Technology, Chennai organised technical lectures, hands-on workshops and faculty development programmes as part of IET related activities for the quarter. Here is a round-up of key events.

Lecture on Cloud Implementation

A technical lecture on Cloud computing concepts was organised for engineering students in August. Mr K Mohanram, Deputy Transport Commissioner, Government of Tamil Nadu delivered the lecture. The one-day event helped students to understand the implementation processes and challenges of Cloud computing.

Hands on workshop on Android Applications

A one-day workshop with hands-on training was held to help students develop Android applications (Apps). Mr Madhav Rajan, Android Developer, Chennai facilitated the workshop.


Faculty development programme

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at KCG College of Technology organised a two-day faculty development programme on Open Source Lab. Nearly 40 faculty from 26 colleges attended the programme. Mr S Baskar, CEO, LinuXpert Systems, chaired the session. Mr Baskar highlighted the future prospects and research opportunities that exist in the area of open source software.


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The IET Bangalore Local Network organised a Technology Leadership Talk in October. The talk was delivered by Dr Pradeep Desai, Technology Leader - Software Sciences and Analytics & Head of Software Centre of Excellence, GE Global Research, India. Dr Desai in his talk – 'The Next Big Thing is Industrial Internet' discussed the immense possibilities that GE's new technology called Industrial Internet could bring to the world.

Industrial Internet - a term coined by GE refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software. The Industrial Internet starts with embedding sensors and other advanced instrumentation in an array of machines from the simple to the highly complex. This allows the collection and analysis of an enormous amount of data, which can be used to improve machine performance, and inevitably the efficiency of the systems and networks that link them. The data itself can become "intelligent," instantly knowing which users it needs to reach.

Through examples from the aviation industry, Dr Desai highlighted how efficiencies and operations could be improved with Industrial Internet.


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A felicitation ceremony was organised by the IET Bangalore Local Network for the Fellow Members of the IET Bangalore Local Network. Seven Fellows of the IET (FIET), felicitated by Mr Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the IET are:

  •   Mr Tapan Chunder
  •   Mr Nori Venkateswarlu
  •   Mr Monish Mohan Roy
  •   Mr Jagadish Janardan Baxi
  •   Dr T V Ramachandra
  •   Mr Om Parkash Khanna
  •   Mr Ganapathy Loganathan



The 7th IET Chennai YPS Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony concluded in Chennai on October 19. The IET Chennai LN volunteers got together to evaluate past performance, chart future plans and recognise volunteer efforts.

G Pandian, Chairman and A Ellappan, Past Chairman of the IET Chennai Local Network presented the milestones and key achievements of the IET Chennai LN. Kennevor D G K took the audience through his presentation on Li Fi which won him the first place at the South Asia Regional Finals of Present Around the World (PATW) competition.

A Life Skill Development workshop by Mr Chandru of Sculpt Education Pvt. Limited was organised for the volunteers.




IET Chennai LN instituted awards in six different categories and a total of 22 awards were given away.

  •   Chairman's Award
  •   IET YP Scholarship Award
  •   IET YP Chapter Award
  •   IET Professional Academic Member Award
  •   IET Student Member - YPS Chennai Network Award
  •   IET Student Member - Chapter Focused Award

Mr Thothadri Vishwanathan, Vice President & Delivery Head - Retail, CPG, Logistics & Life Sciences, Infosys Ltd., was the Chief Guest.
Mr Viswanathan, Vineeth Vijayaraghavan, Founder and Director, Panchabutha and Sollarillion Foundation and L Ramesh, Chairman, IET Chennai YPS felicitated the winners.

A Ellappan, Past Chairman of IET Chennai LN was honoured at the event with Chennai LN Lifetime Achievement Award.

IET Student Chapters of Chennai LN showcased their vision for the IET though a role play titled "I Have a Dream".



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The IET Delhi Local Network and the Institution of Railway Electrical Engineers (IREE) jointly organised a seminar on Safety in Transportation in New Delhi on October 25, 2013. The one-day seminar discussed advances and challenges in various modes of transportation in the country – roadways, civil aviation and railways.

Mr Sudhir Krishna, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India was the Chief Guest. Mr R K Gupta, Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Ltd. (DFCCIL), Mr Navin Tandon, President, IREE & Additional Member Electrical, Railway Board and and Mr Nigel Fine, Chief Executive, The IET were the Guests of Honour.

The seminar featured three sessions in which domain experts from rail, road and aviation sectors shared insights into various approaches of safety integration. They also discussed the challenges that a large country like India faces in safety implementation and the measures that have been taken in this direction.

A panel discussion on implementation of safety in railways was also held as part of the seminar. Experts from Indian Railways and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation participated in the discussion. The panellists agreed on the need for a national level body that guides transportation safety implementation across sectors.

More than 80 delegates participated in the seminar.




The IET honoured Mr T V Ramachandran, Resident Director – Regulatory Affairs, Vodafone India with an Honorary Fellowship of the IET (HonFIET) in recognition of his contribution to mobile telephony in India. The fellowship was awarded at a ceremony held in the UK in late November.

HonFIET is awarded to distinguished personalities for their work in engineering disciplines. Mr Ramachandran is the third Indian to receive this honour after
Mr N R Narayana Murthy, Founder and Executive Chairman, Infosys Limited and
Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons Limited.

Mr T V Ramachandran was the first Chief Executive Officer of Essar Cellphone (now part of Vodafone India Ltd), one of India’s earliest cellular service providers. He has successfully led the establishment and commercial launch of India’s largest capacity cellular network in 1995. Mr Ramachandran has been an ambassador for mobile telephone industry growth for 20 years.

We are delighted to welcome Mr T V Ramachandran to the IET family!


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IET BANGALORE LOCAL NETWORK
Name Designation Email
Dr Ajit Kalghatgi Chairman ajittkalghatgi@bel.co.in
Kapil Khanna Vice Chairman kapil.khanna@atkinsglobal.com
Lokesh Secretary lokeshv@innomantra.com
Ajay Kulshreshth Joint Secretary - Events and Professional Registration ajay.kulshreshth@atkinsglobal.com
Prof. Manjunath P S Joint Secretary - Academic Engagement manjunathps.tce@bmsce.ac.in
Savitha Hosamane Joint Secretary - Women Professional Wing savitha@hasovan.com
Subramaniam S Devarajan Treasurer subbu.devarajan@gmail.com
Vishnu V Atmakuri Chairman - Young Professionals Section vishnuvardan.atmakuri@gmail.com
Ved Prakash Vice Chairman - Young Professionals Section vedprakashcool@yahoo.com
Satish Masilamani Secretary - Young Professionals Section satish.m@theiet.org
Shravan Jayaramulu Joint Secretary - Young Professionals Section shravan.jayaramulu@atkinsglobal.com
Siva Prakash Ramasamy Joint Secreray (Member Engagement) - YPS techsivam16@gmail.com
Manikandan Swamykannu Joint Secretary (Events) - YPS mani567@gmail.com

IET CHENNAI LOCAL NETWORK
Name Designation Email
G Pandian Chairman pandian1960@yahoo.co.in
Dr D N Ramachandran Vice Chairman vu2ab@teledata-USA.com
Dr S Suresh Kumar Vice Chairman nice.ssk@gmail.com
S Cloudin Treasurer scloudin@gmail.com
Dr N M Jothiswaroopan Secretary nmjothi@yahoo.com
I William Christopher Joint Secretary iw_christopher@yahoo.co.in
L Ramesh Chairman, Young Professionals Section admin@ietypschennai.org

IET DELHI LOCAL NETWORK
Name Designation Email
N Venkatesan Chairman venkatesan@ibsdel.org
V K Gupta Vice Chairman vijay_gupta_m@yahoo.com
R N Rajpoot Secretary errajput@yahoo.co.in
T N Kakaji Treasurer tnkakaji@gmail.com
Vishu Gupta Chairman, Young Professionals Section vgupta1000@rediffmail.com
Aman Rajpoot Secretary, Young Professionals Section aman.errajput@yahoo.co.in
Sparsh Bali Treasurer,Young Professionals Section sparshbali@yahoo.co.in

IET KOLKATA LOCAL NETWORK
Name Designation Email
K C Mukhopadhyay Chairman ietcal@ymail.com
Siddhartha Pal Vice Chairman pal_siddhartha@yahoo.co.in
Dr Surajit Chattopadhyay Secretary surajitchattopadhyay@gmail.com
Avijit Dutta Treasurer avijitdutta1970@gmail.com
Tista Banerjee Chairman, Young Professionals Section tista.banerjee@gmail.com


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IET MUMBAI LOCAL NETWORK
Name Designation Email
Pravin Patil Chairman patilp@bv.com
V R Sreenivasan Vice Chairman vrsreeni@gmail.com
Dr B E Kushare Vice Chairman be_kushare@rediffmail.com
Rajesh Patwardhan Secretary PatwardhanRS@bv.com
Pushkar Deshpande Treasurer Deshpandep@bv.com
Dr Hemantkumar Aiyer Public Relations hemantiisc@yahoo.com
Joy Desai Chairman , Young Professionals Section DesaiJ2@bv.com
Ranjeet Vaishnav Vice Chairman - Young Professionals Section ranjeet.vaishnav@tcs.com
Vikrant Sankhe Secretary - Young Professionals Section vikrant.sankhe@in.ibm.com
Abhishek More Joint Secretary - Young Professionals Section morea@BV.com
Ashwin Powar Treasurer, Young Professionals Section ashwinpowar2010@gmail.com

IET PUNE LOCAL NETWORK
Name Designation Email
Dr Madhuri Joshi Chairman punemajoshi@gmail.com
Dr Shilpa Metkar Secretary metkarshilpa@gmail.com




Congratulations are in order for Kapil Khanna, Vice Chairman of the IET Bangalore Local Network. Kapil heads Rail Engineering Projects at Atkins in India. He received two prestigious awards in October by Atkins Global for his contributions.


Atkins Global awarded him with the Inspiration Award for the role he played in leading and inspiring the Rail Engineering Project (REP) team in India. Kapil was felicitated with the award by Keith Nicholson, Director, Rail Board, Atkins at a ceremony held in the Town Hall, Birmingham, UK on 17 October 2013.


Kapil Khanna also won the prestigious Sir William Atkins Medal this year. He was nominated for this honour by his colleagues in India through a survey - "Tell Us Who You Are Proud Of!" Kapil won the award from 400 global nominations.


Congratulations Mr Khanna. The IET family is proud of you too.


IET members Dr Rajarshi Gupta and
Dr Jitendranath Bera have recently
co-authored a book with
Dr Madhuchhanda Mitra. The book titled 'ECG acquisition and automated remote processing' was released by Springer India (a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher). The authors are from the Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta.


The book focuses on remote processing of ECG in the context of Telecardiology - an emerging area in the field of Biomedical Engineering Application. Telemedicine services assume special importance in the context of developing countries like India, due to poor infrastructure and inadequate numbers of physicians in rural healthcare clinics. The authors discuss different aspects of ECG acquisition, its remote transmission and computerised ECG signal analysis for feature extraction. The book also covers ECG compression and application of standalone embedded systems, to develop a cost effective solution for Telecardiology systems.

For more details about this book, please visit the publisher's website.



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SRM University – one of India's largest privately funded universities, is now an IET Academic Affiliate.

SRM University is part of the SRM Group of Institutions established by Valliammai Educational Society and promoted by the academic visionary, Dr T R Pachamuthu. The university operates in four campuses, three in Chennai and one in Uttar Pradesh.

S R M Engineering College was founded in 1985 and later recognised as a Deemed to be University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2002. Offering 51 under graduate and 118 post graduate programmes across all prominent disciplines, the university has a student strength of 40,000, supported by over 2,600 staff members.

Excellent infrastructural capabilities, highly quality staff line-up, cutting-edge research activities and periodically updated and relevant curriculum, gained SRM University an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and MHRD. They have also signed MoUs with nearly 85 universities around the world to provide global academic collaboration opportunities to students and staff.

The university has a strong focus on academic research. Over 2,900 research papers have been published by the faculty at prominent national and international journals and conferences. They also hold over 23 patents, which includes 21 Indian and two US patents. SRM University motivates students to pursue innovative research by providing financial and infrastructural support. Students of SRM University developed a Nano Satellite (SRM SAT) which was launched in October 2011. Two projects developed by students to design and develop airships for collection of debris in the space and for space tourism, received 2nd and 3rd positions in international competitions held in the US and China.

Dr M Ponnavaikko, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University said, "SRM University has laid a strong foundation in creating and disseminating knowledge. It inculcates high ethics in students while providing them with a unique learning experience in Engineering, Technology, Medical and Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences etc., enabling them to best serve the mankind. I am confident that SRM University will soon rise to greater heights and will be listed in the top 100 universities in the world. IET's Academic Affiliate status will add value to SRM University in realising its goal to become a world class university".

We welcome the students and faculty of SRM University to the IET – The Professional Home for Life for Engineers and Technicians.





IET India is pleased to announce that element14 – a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for use in design, education, electrical equipment, manufacturing, repair and maintenance is now our Corporate Partner.

Started in June 2009, element14 (formerly Farnell) is a part of the Premier Farnell Group, UK and is a high-service electronics component distributor with operations in Asia-Pacific in India, China, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and New Zealand.

element14 brings together the latest products, services and development software on its first-of-its-kind innovative online engineering community at www.element14.com/community. It serves as a trusted global source for purchasers and engineers to access a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools.

"For any member, the IET is truly a Professional Home for Life. Being a Corporate Partner of the IET would help element14 in reaching out to students and other professionals in the engineering community and provide access to the wide range of embedded development tools that element14 has to offer. Easy access to a wealth of information and knowledge from the IET is a big benefit as well," said Kiran M R, Head - Product Data Development, element14.

We welcome element14 to the IET family.



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The IET Graduate Advantage programme has been tailored exclusively for final year engineering students. It is all about employability and helps the final year engineering students to launch their career with confidence.

One of the biggest benefits of signing up for the Graduate Advantage is that the students automatically become eligible for the 2014 IET Advantage Job Fair that that is open exclusively to IET members. The 2013 IET Advantage Job Fair was highly successful. 1,160 engineering students registered for the Job Fair and a number of them have received offer letters.


  •   Job hunting and interview checklist
  •   Tips on how to write and build your CV through our online Career      Manager
  •   Mentor from the IET – your guide in the professional world
  •   Certificate of membership and card*
  •   Long and short - term career planning tools
  •   Letter from the CEO of the IET to your potential employer*
  •   Use MIET after your name* and use IET email alias,
         e.g. yourname@theiet.org
  • *when you transfer your membership from Student to Member on completion of your degree course

    In addition to the above benefits, you will also get:

  •   A year's access to deep technical knowledge
  •   Meet and network with industry leaders
  •   Free attendance to IET events – for a year

To sign up for IET Graduate Advantage, please email us at india@theiet.in or contact:



Your IET Membership renewal

Please renew your membership before the due date and continue to enjoy all the IET member benefits and privileges.

For more information, please contact the IET Member Services team at 080 40892222 between 10am and 6pm or email us at india@theiet.in.

To update your contact details

Go to MyIET on www.theiet.org or

Call us at: +91 80 4089 2222.

Email us at: india@theiet.in.

 

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The IET's broad-based, open access journal, The Journal of Engineering (JoE) is available on the IET Digital Library and is accepting submissions for publication. The IET was the first engineering, not-for-profit Institution to launch an open access mega-journal with the aim of making essential engineering research freely available to the worldwide engineering community.

This new journal offers researchers the opportunity to publish primary research in a broad range of engineering topics including electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, civil engineering, micro- and nanotechnology, computing and software, biomedical engineering and materials engineering, as well as areas which are interdisciplinary. Currently, innovative, interdisciplinary research in emerging areas can sometimes have difficulty in finding an appropriate journal in which to publish, but our new open access journal enables publication of this sort of research.

All articles in JoE will be freely available for all to view while authors pay an article processing charge (APC) at the point their paper is accepted for publication. With faster turnaround times but the same high standards of peer review and editorial management, this new journal provides our members and customers with a new level of digital publishing and is in addition to our existing publishing model.

JoE places emphasis on scientific soundness rather than significance and following rigorous peer-review, decisions will be binary (simple yes/no to acceptance with no revision stages allowed), leading to faster publication. JoE is a pure gold open access journal with authors of accepted papers paying an APC of $1150 USD. Discounts are available for IET members and fee waivers will be available for researchers in developing countries, determined using the criteria* set by Research4Life, which provides free or low-cost access to scientific journals, books and databases for scientists, practitioners, students and faculty in the developing world.

All accepted papers in JoE will be published under a Creative Commons Licence and will be freely available on the IET Digital Library.

The journal is already attracting a broad spectrum of papers including a highly topical paper on 'contactless payment cards' which gained widespread media coverage, including the BBC, and resulted in over 1,000 full text downloads of the article in the first few days.

For more information or to submit a paper please visit www.thejournalofengineering.org






An opportunity for Indian engineers to become globally competent

IT professionals can now apply for the prestigious Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the IET.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has licensed the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), to award Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status to its members who meet the established criteria. IET members will join those from BCS and other bodies on the Register of Chartered IT professionals.

Information Technology (IT) continues to be a sought-after career option for engineering graduates in India. With the IT employee workforce running to thousands per organisation, an established standard to judge competencies of these engineers becomes very important. CITP status has been developed to demonstrate that these registration holders have a breadth of knowledge across the whole of IT, with competence in their specialism and an enhanced understanding of the business in which they operate.


  •   Personal differentiation as an IT specialist
  •   Improved career opportunities
  •   Enhanced professional standing
  •   Increased sector recognition
  •   Demonstrates integrity and commitment to IT professionalism
  •   Designatory letters - CITP - after your name

Gaining CITP license status from BCS will allow IET members to achieve this professional registration as an added membership benefit. This closer working relationship with the BCS is seen as a significant move to promoting professionalism across IT.

Rudramuni B, IET India spokesperson for the IT sector and Executive Director and Head, Dell India R&D said, "It is fabulous news for the Indian IT industry and India-based IT engineers that it is now possible to get a registration like CITP from a recognised international organisation. With a variety of job titles and derived titles, the absence of an established scale to judge an IT professional for competencies has historically created much confusion in the Indian IT industry. This gap is bridged by this CITP offering of IET. It should make a significant difference to engineers, recruitment agencies and hiring managers, as well as creating pride in the minds of engineers."

For more details on eligibility criteria and process of application, please visit the CITP page here.



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The IET Lord Austin Lecture, 'Learning though Accident Investigation in the UK' was held at the National Rail Museum, New Delhi, in October. Carolyn Griffiths, Chief Inspector, Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB), UK delivered the lecture.

Carolyn shared her experiences of rail accident investigations undertaken by the RAIB in the UK, lessons learned and actions taken by the UK industry. She presented a number of scenarios where level cross accidents could have been averted through human or technology interventions. These served as valuable insights for the large contingent present from Indian Railways and related industries. Carolyn also highlighted the expert role that independent bodies like RAIB could play in assessing rail accidents, gathering evidences and recommending corrective actions to decision makers.

Shri Kul Bhushan, Member Electrical, Railway Board and Ex- Officio Secretary to Government of India was the Chief Guest. The lecture witnessed attendance from nearly 140 delegates including academicians, railway officials and business leaders.


The IET Delhi Local Network honoured two engineers in recognition of their invaluable contributions to the field of engineering at the IET Lord Austin Lecture in New Delhi.

Mr B P Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL was awarded for his exemplary contributions for setting up the base for Power Plant and Equipment manufacture in the country and introduction of state-of-the-art technologies in these fields. Mr R K Upadhyay, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL was presented the award for his outstanding contributions in setting up the Telecommunication Infrastructure in India and for the introduction of Global Standards in telecommunications.

Mr Kul Bhushan, Member Electrical, Railway Board and Ex- Officio Secretary to Government of India,
Mr N Venkatesan, Chairman, IET Delhi LN and Mr Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of IET, felicitated the awardees.





The South Asia Regional Finals of Present Around the World (PATW) concluded in September. PATW is the IET's presentation competition for engineering students and young engineering professionals.

Winners from Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Sri Lanka represented their regions at the South Asia Regional Final competition that was held in Mumbai. Paul Tarrant, Technical Director, Black & Veatch,
Rajoo Natekar, Executive Director, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Subhash Deshpande, Ex-Deputy Managing Director, Jacobs Engineering, judged the presentation skills and technical knowledge of the contestants.

Kennevor D G K, a 2nd year Computer Science Engineering student of Saveetha School of Engineering, Chennai, won the competition. Kennevor's winning presentation on Li-Fi, which refers to wireless communication systems using light as a medium, won him Rs 32,000 and a place in the global finals in London. Jaydeep Deshpande, 4th year Mechanical Engineering, PVG's College of Engineering, Pune, won the second place.

150 young engineers and professionals attended the event.



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The IET Pinkerton Lecture 2013 was held on December 4. Sir Robin Saxby, Ex- Founding CEO and Chairman, ARM Holdings plc delivered the lecture – Creating a Global Powerhouse.

Sir Saxby shared insights into creating successful businesses, drawing from his journey at ARM – from start-up to a successful silicon IP (Intellectual Property) company. Attendees gained rich insights across a range of topics including successful business models, leadership qualities, team building and wealth creation and management.

Sanjeev Keskar, Chairman, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) provided the India perspective to the theme of the lecture and also joined Sir Robin Saxby in the Q&A session.

400 professionals across industries and students from engineering and management streams from Bangalore and other cities physically attended the lecture.150 attendees from India and globally tuned in to the live webcast.

The IET Pinkerton Lecture 2013 ended on an inspiring note - "You can always get what you want, if you try, try and try and follow your passion".


  •   You can always get what you want, if you try, try and try and
        follow your passion.
  •   For a successful business, vision and desire to be the best
        in the world is vital.
  •   Have control of your Crown Jewels and outsource what you
        are not best at.
  •   Dilemma between customer pull and technology push?
        Customer pull works multiple times better than technology
        push.
  •   Technology only has value when you solve a problem &
        satisfy a customer need
  •   Hiring from within organisations with succession planning is
        better than hiring from outside.

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ELECRAMA 2014 – the 11th International Exhibition of Electrical and Industrial Electronics Industry will be held between 8 and 12 January, 2014 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.

The IET stall is located at:

Hall No.6
Engineers Infinite – Students Pavilion,
ELECRAMA 2014
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre
Tumkur Road, Bangalore

Please visit http://www.elecrama.com/ for more details



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Dear Members,

Word Matters is back with another simple and fun to do puzzle. One lucky winner will win exciting prizes from the IET!

Instructions

Fill in the correct answers

Arrange the circled letters in the space provided.

A message will reveal itself! Send the message to us at membermatters@theiet.in
along with your name, contact number and e-mail id.


1. This IET Local Network initiated awards to recognise volunteer efforts

2. The IET ..................... Advantage, a programme for final year
    engineering students

3. .................. professional qualification is now available for IT
    professionals through the IET.

4. The IET Lord Austin Lecture by Carolyn Griffiths, Chief Inspector, Rail
    Accident Investigation Branch, UK was held in .............................

    

5. The IET Pinkerton Lecture 2013 by Sir Robin Saxby was hosted
    in ......................


The Institution of Engineering and Technology – Working to ---------------------------- a better world


Mail the answer to us at membermatters@theiet.in

* Terms & Conditions Apply

Congratulations


The winner of Word Matters Contest #5 is Jansi K R,
Assistant Professor, CSE Department,
SRM University, Chennai.

Congratulations Jansi!


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Deepak Balakrishnan

Deepak Balakrishnan has joined the IET India team as National Business Development Manager. An Economics graduate with an MBA, Deepak has over 15 years of work experience in both Indian as well as global markets. Deepak has held sales, market development and business management roles in organisations such as Cyber Media (India) Limited, OnMobile Global Limited and Pengala Learning Private Limited.

Deepak enjoys trekking, watching movies and volunteering for the Landmark Education.

Neha Singh

Neha Singh has joined the IET India team as Communities Relationship Manager. Neha is a Computer Science graduate with eight years of work experience in the fields of Customer Service and Client Engagement. Her previous stints include Customer Service roles in IBM, Reader's Digest (a leading magazine by India Today Group) and Metro Cash and Carry.

Neha's hobbies include gardening and travelling.



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STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS & ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

For new academic partnerships, please write to Raghavan, Business Development Manager (South)
E raghavans@theiet.in T +91 (0) 80 4089 2213 M +91 (0) 95384 00137

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS

For assistance with respect to marketing collateral, website, media, events etc., please get in touch with Azra or Anitha
Azra Fathima E AFathima@theiet.in T+91 (0) 80 4089 2220 M +91 (0) 95384 00333
Anitha Kaveri E AKaveri@theiet.in T +91 (0) 80 4089 2217 M +91 (0) 95384 00421

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