Here’s a special note for the Member Matters special edition.
This issue covers the special moments that we wrapped up this quarter and also serves as a curtain raiser for upcoming events that promise to be very inspiring.
It was a very special nite on August 26th when the IET India Scholarship Award winners were felicitated in Bangalore. Please read the full report in this edition. Young professionals were once again in the limelight at the IET South Asia Present Around the World (PATW) competition. Sudeshna Saha emerged the proud winner and is now preparing for the global finals in London this month. Please join us in wishing her all success.
If you want to know all that goes into the making of a supersonic car that is being designed to break the world land speed record of 1,000 mph (1,609 kmph), then you cannot miss the IET Lord Austin lecture. We are very excited to bring Wg Cdr Andy Green to deliver the lecture. Project BLOODHOUND was chosen as the topic for this year, as it is in keeping with the IET’s mission to Inspire, Inform and Influence. The lecture event will provide a fantastic opportunity to hear from the man who, along with Richard Noble and a brilliant team, is engineering not
just a world record that will culminate in 2016, but also a global inspiration; one that will serve to remind coming generations on the limitless possibilities of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. To register for the events in Bengaluru, Chennai or for the webcast, please visit - the lecture page here
With an anticipated 34 billion devices being connected by 2023, businesses will want to know how it will affect them and how to build an eco-system that is geared to exploit the opportunities. The IET Pinkerton Lecture will focus on the Internet of Things – The Connected Future. Please read the details in this issue.
We also have an important update about the IET Advantage Job Fair in this issue.
Thank you for your support in all our projects and events. We will come back with more updates in our next edition.
Azra Fathima, Head – Marketing & Communications
Celebrating Creativity, Innovation, Leadership and Excellence among undergraduate engineering students
IET India instituted the annual Scholarship Awards in 2013, to underline the organisation’s commitment to India’s engineering community and incentivise young people entering the engineering and technology profession. Designed to reward creativity, innovation, leadership and excellence in young engineering students, students are awarded a scholarship of approximately Rs 8,00,000/- (£10,000).
IET India had set up the IET India Advisory Committee to build a strong framework for IET India Scholarship Awards. Members of the Advisory Committee include some of the best academicians from across India. The Advisory Committee provided guidance and valuable insights to set up a rigorous and world-class evaluation and shortlisting process so as to choose the best of the best.
- Dr A Chakrabarti, Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur University and Chair, IET India Scholarship Award - Advisory Committee
- Dr S S Murthy, Vice Chancellor of Central University of Karnataka,Gulbarga
- Prof Sadagopan, Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT – B)
- Dr (Mrs.) Balvinder Shukla, Actg. Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Noida
- Dr Madhuri Joshi, Professor, Electronics & Telecommunication, College of Engineering, Pune
- Dr C R Muthukrishnan, Ex- Consulting Advisor to CEO at Tata Consultancy Services and Ex. Director in charge IIT Chennai
- Dr Samarjit Sengupta, Professor, Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta
- Dr H P Khincha, Chairman, Karnataka Innovation Council and Advisor, Indian Institute of Science (Ex Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka)
The second edition of the IET India Scholarship Award drew an enthusiastic participation from close to 4,000 students across India. The competition was spread across four levels.
The first level filtered applicants on the eligibility criteria. At the second level, candidates had to write an online test that evaluated them across various parameters including academic performance, extracurricular activities and range of outreach activities.
169 students contested in the regional rounds of the competition. For this, candidates had to come up with engineering solutions to solve problems impacting society. Solutions had to be original, socially acceptable, economically feasible and technologically viable.
The focus was to demonstrate economically, socially and technologically viable ideas to resolve challenges around our society.
Solid Waste Management - Technology interventions
Latest Challenges & Technological solutions in drip water irrigation
Rural Electrification: Challenges and Proposed Solutions
Technological solutions for Traffic Management
Ten National Finalists were chosen in general and women categories after rigorous rounds of evaluations.
- Shagufta Methwani, MKSSS’s Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune
- Chirag Nagpal, Army Institute of Technology, Pune
- Suman Kumari, Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal
- Ujjal Kumar Dutta, Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata
- Hina Agrawal, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
- Manoj Sarda, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
- Nivea Thomas, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kerala
- Manu Kothari, PES University, Bangalore
- Mansha Imtiyaz, Amity University, Noida
- Aditya Kamal, Jaipur Engineering College, Jaipur