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Dear Members,

After the successful launch of the Graduate Advantage programme, the Career Advantage Programme has been launched for young engineers working between one and four years from graduation. Read all about it here.

We have an impressive line-up of events between now and December. There’s an event for everyone – student engineers, faculty, young professionals, volunteers, members and leaders of the industry.

After all the hard work during the various preliminary rounds, it is now time to celebrate. We begin with a glittering function to felicitate the winners of IET India’s first ever Scholarship Award this year on August 23rd in New Delhi.

 The IET India Advantage Job Fair will be held in September and we are      happy to share that we have received nearly 800 registrations so far. For       all those who meet the criteria, there will be an aptitude test as the next         level of evaluation. Please see details here.

           From our Prestige Lectures, we have the Lord Austin lecture on              October 25 in Delhi and the Pinkerton Lecture on December 5,                in Bangalore. Please stay tuned for details.

              The IET India Facebook page was launched in February and we now have 300 fans.

Our new sections in Member Matters - Member Achievements and the IET Knowledge Meter were received well by our readers. In this issue, we have dedicated a section to IET Members to share their membership experience.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please write to us at membermatters@theiet.in.

Thank you and Happy Reading.
Azra and Anitha


Dear Colleagues,

The year 2013 is turning out to be yet another year of milestones for the IET in India.

I am pleased to share with you that IET India will be hosting two events for the first time – the IET India Scholarship Award in August in Delhi and the IET India Advantage Job Fair in September, in Chennai.

All regional rounds of the Scholarship Award 2013 have been successfully completed. Nearly 73 contestants competed in four regions and the best eight will now vie for the winner's crown at the National Finals scheduled on August 23 in Delhi. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each member of the National and Regional juries for setting such high standards and helping us to pick the best candidates for the Scholarship Award. I also convey my grateful thanks to all members of the IET India Scholarship Advisory committee for their time and invaluable support in helping us to set up a rigorous, world-class evaluation and shortlisting process. While I convey my best wishes to the national finalists, I would also like to congratulate those who reached the regional level. It is no mean achievement, considering that nearly 5,000 young engineers applied for this prestigious scholarship.

For the first time ever, a professional body like the IET is conducting a Job Fair for engineering students and young professionals. In the context and growing concern of the knowledge-skill gap in engineering that is impacting the industry, our focus has been to deliver pre-screened, pre-qualified candidates to the participating employers. Please see the related details on our website.

As we continue to grow our presence in India, I am pleased to announce that the IET has opened its third office in Mumbai and I am sure that with the excellent support that we have always had from our Mumbai LN, our Mumbai office will see many successes.

The CC-SA budgeting rounds have happened successfully and the 2014 budgets have been allocated to India and Sri Lanka Local Networks.

The volunteering community in our region will be hosting two mega events in September – the South Asia Present Around the World (PATW) competition in Mumbai and the South Asia Communities Volunteer Conference in Sri Lanka.

I wish you success and look forward to welcoming you at the various IET events.

Best regards,
Shekhar Sanyal

The South Asia Community Volunteer Conference 2013 (SA CVC 2013) will bring together over 70 IET volunteers from the South Asia region.

The theme for the Community Volunteer Conference 2012 was
‘Inspire | Engage | Grow’ and we were able to achieve our objectives at

the event to a large extent. However, in a member-driven and volunteer-led organisation like the IET, this theme can never outgrow its purpose. Member engagement and growth, through inspiration will remain a constant goal. So, the 2013 event will strengthen its focus on inspiration, engagement and growth and take this theme to the next level. A unique agenda has been designed to ensure high involvement and sharing by every participating delegate.

We wish all the attendees a successful, memorable event.

A detailed update on the event will be carried in the next issue of Member Matters.

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After the successful Technology Leadership Talk series, the IET Bangalore Local Network has established another series of events under its banner – the Annual Chairman’s
Lecture. The first edition of this Lecture
was held in Bangalore on June 8.

Dr Ajit T Kalghatgi, Chairman, IET
Bangalore LN and Director (R&D)
Central Research Lab, Bharat
Electronics Limited (BEL) delivered the
Annual Chairman’s Lecture. The theme
of the event was “Managing in an
Innovation Economy”.

Over the past 20 years, accelerating
progress in science and technology has
stimulated a new age of discovery and innovation. Not only has this changed the business landscape but also forced companies to excel in creating new products, services and business models. Dr Kalghatgi also stressed on the importance of motivating, encouraging and thereby

promoting innovative thinking capabilities of employees in creating an innovation driven economy.

Mr. Prakash Nayak, Chairman, Communities Committee - South Asia (CCSA) gave the audience a snapshot of IET India’s journey so far and also looked at the growth and activities of IET Bangalore Local Network.

Mr Kapil Khanna who recently gained the Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) title was also felicitated at the event.

Mr Ian Mercer, Head of Global Operations, IET attended the event along with over 50 members from the industry.

The IET Delhi Local Network organised a one-day Seminar on ‘Development of industrial and dedicated freight corridors – a boost to Indian economy’. The event was held on April 23 at New Delhi. The seminar featured two highly insightful technical sessions and a panel discussion with experts from the transport sector.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Guest of Honour, Mr R K Gupta, Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) shared the progress of the Eastern and Western freight corridor development projects. Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO & Managing Director, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Development Corporation gave the audience an overview of industrial corridors across the globe, while also offering an Indian perspective.

Chief Guest Mr B K Chaturvedi, Member of the Planning Commission, Government of India, highlighted the major challenges that India faces in areas of energy, urbanisation and transport and the measures taken by them to address these challenges.

A technical session titled ‘Role of Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor in

India’s Economic Growth’ was held to discuss the latest developments and challenges in areas of freight, rail, and power. The session was chaired by Mr Satish Kumar, Principal Advisor (Electrical) &
Ex - Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

A second technical session, ‘Role of Dedicated Freight Rail Network in Development of Industrial Corridors’ was chaired by Mr P N Shukla, Former Director, Operations and Business, DFCCIL. The focus of this session was electric traction, environment clearance and other allied topics of direct impact in the development and progress of industrial corridors.

A panel discussion was also hosted as part of the one-day seminar to discuss the roadmap of industrial corridors in India. Mr N Venkatesan, Chairman, IET Delhi Local Network chaired the session. Other experts on the panel were Mr P N Shukla, Mr A K Dutta, Director of Infrastructure, DFCCIL, Mr V K Dutt, Former Additional Member Electrical, Railway Board, Mr Surjeet Mishra, Director of Research Designs & Standards Organisation and Mr R N Rajpoot, Secretary, IET Delhi Local Network.


IET Pune Local Network and Post Graduate Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dnyanganga College of Engineering and Research, Pune, jointly organised a one-day conference that focused on the latest trends in Mechanical Engineering.

Professor Kakandikar Ganesh M, Head, Post Graduate Department of Mechanical Engineering, Organising Secretary of the event introduced the event objectives to the audience. The conference had two plenary sessions featuring new developments in Mechanical Engineering disciplines. Dr Gabrial Mc Bain, Director, Simufact Engineering,

presented ‘Numerical Modeling in Sheet Metal Components’.
Dr Ahuja B B, Deputy Director, College of Engineering, Pune, took the audience through ‘Manufacturing Wonders’.

The conference also had a Call for Papers section which had received 75 entries. 50 selected entries were presented at the paper presentation competition. Samidha Ingle and Jalees Ahemad won cash prizes for best presentations.

Dr Madhuri Joshi, Chairman, IET Pune Local Network and Dr Shilpa Metkar, Treasurer, IET Pune Local Network were among the attendees.

IET Karamveer Expo –a national-level working model competition in West India was held at K K Wagh Institute of Engineering Education & Research, Nashik, in March. Students from over 44 academic institutions from across the country participated in the 11th edition of IET Karamveer Expo. 152 projects in the form of working models, posters and photographs were showcased at the three-day event. The projects covered various disciplines like environment, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, vehicle automation and renewable energy.

Abhishek More, Ajinkya Bhilare and Chetan Chaudhari from the IET Mumbai LN set up an IET Zone at the event to showcase the IET member benefits. Tushar Chaudhary, National Business Development Manager, IET India, introduced the IET Graduate Advantage Programme to the final year engineering students. An IET Quiz Competition was also conducted.

The event garnered good coverage from the regional and national press.

Below is a snapshot of the key media coverage received:

Michael Faraday IET India Summit

IET Kolkata LN announces Second Michael Faraday IET India Summit on November 17, 2013 at Kolkata.

For more details visit www.ietkolkata.org.
If you have a question, email the organisers at mail2mfiis@gmail.com.


KCG College of Technology, Chennai, organised a series of events in the last quarter. These included workshops on latest technology platforms, a lecture on renewable energy, seminar on mobile applications development and faculty development. Here is a round-up of the key events.

The IET Student Chapter of KCG College of Technology organised a two-day workshop on ‘Research Methodology and Problem Identification’. The objective of the workshop was to motivate faculty members and post graduate scholars to pursue their research interests. Dr G S Mahalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, Anna University, Chennai talked about research methodologies and approaches to problem identification. She urged the attendees to take up challenging research themes.

As part of the IET Academic Affiliate programme, the IET set up a leadership talk for the first year students of KCG College of Technology. The topic was ‘How to become global engineers’ and was delivered by Dr Simon Harrison, Director, Power, Mott MacDonald, UK.

Departments of Computer Science Engineering, Information Technology and Electronics and Communication Engineering, jointly held a workshop on the fundamentals of cloud computing and Aneka platform. Dr Sita Venkatraman, University of Ballarat, Australia illustrated the basic concepts of cloud computing with examples and practical applications. She also demonstrated to the participants, the use of Aneka – a platform and framework to develop distributed cloud based applications.

Smart Phone usage rates across the globe are on the rise and this has opened up a number of opportunities and avenues for creative engineers in the area of mobile applications development. To stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in this area, students of CSE and IT attended a three-day workshop on Building Mobile Web Applications. P Senthil Kumar, Venu Arvind and Shakthi from Open Soft, Chennai, conducted the workshop for over 100 students. The practical sessions introduced the students to the exciting world of mobile app development platforms.

The IET Kolkata Local Network and the Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta, jointly organised a national seminar on the role of automation and plant safety in Kolkata. The one-day seminar that was held on April 6, brought industry leaders to discuss the importance of safety techniques and processes in modern day industrial plants.

Mr Sukhendu Majumdar, Oil Industry Safety Directorate, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, Mr Sugata Bandyopadhyay, Tata Consulting Engineers, Mr Abanibhusan Bera, Rockwell Automation Ltd., Mr B M Sengupta, Mecon Limited, and Mr Siddhartha Guharay, Mott MacDonald, were the speakers at the event. The speakers presented various aspects of safety in industries and stressed on the need for a safety-focused culture among practicing engineers.

Over 70 professionals from leading engineering companies like L&T, Foster Wheeler, DPSC Ltd., and Mott MacDonald attended the event. Participants also included representatives of government bodies like Eastern Railways and Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation. Prominent academic institutions of West Bengal like MCKV Institute of Engineering, JIS College of Engineering and University of Calcutta were also well-represented at the event.


The IET membership allows me to engage with the IET global engineering and technology community and gives me access to essential products and services that are valuable to me in my academic career. For me, being a member of the IET is all about standing out of the crowd.

Balamurugan, MIET
Asst. Professor, Chennai

The IET’s products and support services help me to enhance my professional and networking skills and inspire me to be a leader. Through the IET’s world-class E&T magazine, I get updates about the latest innovations in the field of engineering and technology.

Shivani Singh, MIET
Signalling Engineering III, Bangalore

Being in touch with the industry as well as my peers in the academia and research institutes is very important to me in my work. The IET provides this benefit to me through its various programmes and networking events.

Soham Lodh, MIET
Assistant Professor, West Bengal

The IET has broadened my outlook towards the world. It has helped me to better understand how engineering can make a difference in the lives of people and make the world a better place. I am able to get insights and rich experiences which would otherwise take 10 to 15 years and this puts me ahead of my peers.

Sparsh Bali, MIET
Analyst – Service Delivery, New Delhi

The IET is truly my professional home for life. It has provided me with a platform to meet and network with subject-matter experts from the industry and be up to date with industry trends.Being a member of the IET helped me to gain the prestigious Incorporated Engineer (IEng) qualification.

Chetan A Chaudhari, MIET IEng
Instrumentation Design Engineer, Mumbai


Akhilamba Venkatesh has become the first person in India to achieve a telecommunications design license from the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE), literally making her a ‘one in a billion’. The IRSE license is a significant marker of competence among telecommunications and signalling engineers.

Akhilamba is a communications design engineer at Atkins and works for Atkins’ rail business. Speaking about her achievement, Akhilamba said: “I am extremely happy to have achieved this milestone; it is an honour to be the first person in India to hold an IRSE telecommunications design license. Going through the licensing process has definitely given me lot more confidence in the design work I do.”

Akhilamba also recently gained her IEng (Incorporated Engineer) professional registration through the IET.

The IET congratulates Akhilamba on her remarkable achievement and is delighted to have an engineer of her calibre as its professionally registered member.

Congratulations Akhilamba and best wishes for your continued success!

The IET also congratulates Hencil Martis and Chiranjeevi Ravi of Atkins on achieving the IRSE assistant telecommunications design license.

Dr Shilpa Metkar, IET member and Treasurer of the IET Pune LN has won the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Career Award for Young Teacher, for the period 2013-2016. The award was instituted by AICTE – the apex body of Government of India advising technical education of the country. The purpose of this three-year award is to identify talented teachers with established competence in their area of specialisation. It also aims to promote their professional growth by enabling them to devote maximum time to research and study.

Dr Metkar has over 12 years of academic experience and currently serves as Assistant Professor, Electronics and Telecommunications, College of Engineering, Pune. This young academician has received research grants from AICTE and has also authored a book titled “Motion Estimation Techniques for Digital Video Coding”.

Congratulations Dr Metkar and wish you many more successes!


IET Chennai LN will host Sustainable Energy and Intelligent System Conference (SEISCON) on December 12-14, 2013. The venue for the event will be K C G College of Technology, Chennai.

For details, please contact S Cloudin, Associate Professor, K C G College of Technology.
T: +91 9444214339
Visit http://seiscon.ietypschennai.org.


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the dates for The IET Advantage Job Fair 2013. The two day event, open for engineering students (students, fresh graduates and young professionals with 1- 6 years’ experience) from across India will be held on September 21 and 22, 2013 at KCG College of Technology, Chennai.

Full time engineering students/ graduate engineers of AICTE approved engineering streams from across the nation are eligible to apply for the Job Fair. The applicants will be selected through a three-step robust filtering process that includes an online shortlisting process, an aptitude test and a technical evaluation round. The aptitude test will be held across 14 colleges in India. Shortlisted candidates from the aptitude test will be assessed for their technical skills and knowledge of their engineering stream through a Technical Talent Test. The IET has set up this robust filtering process to ensure that only high calibre; qualified candidates meet the employers on September 22, 2013.

The unique event does not collect any fees either from students / candidates or employers at any stage, to participate the IET Advantage Job Fair. This includes no charges to students/candidates to take part in the aptitude and technical evaluation test.

This one-of-its-kind event will have around 15 companies from relevant engineering disciplines spanning IT, manufacturing, telecom, design, mechanical engineering, computer sciences etc. The Job Fair will also include an internship section for employers to hire candidates for internships in their organisation.

Eligible engineering students from across India can apply for this prestigious Job Fair. A dedicated website has been developed to give details about the eligibility, shortlisting process and other relevant details. Online applications close on August 22, 2013 and the aptitude tests will be held between August 31, 2013 and September 7, 2013.

Key highlights

■ Job opportunities for final year engineering students studying in the year 2013

■ Job opportunities for fresh engineering graduates, passed out in the year 2013

■ Job opportunities for young engineering professionals with 1- 6 years of experience

■ Internship opportunities for 3rd year engineering students of 2013

■ Vacancies across all prominent engineering discipline

To know more about eligibility criteria, selection and evaluation processes, participating companies etc,
please visit: www.theiet.in/advantage-jobfair.html


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The IET is pleased to announce that Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is now IET India’s corporate partner. Established in 1954, BEL has grown into India’s foremost defence electronics undertaking. With over 350 products in the areas of Military Communication, Radars, Sonar Systems, Combat Management Systems, Weapon Systems, Homeland Security, Telecom & Broadcast, Electronic Warfare, Armoured Tank Systems & Electronics, Electro Optics, Professional Electronic Components and Solar Photovoltaic System, BEL is truly a multi-technology conglomerate. BEL also has a range of products for civilian and commercial purposes. These include solar-powered traffic signals, electronic voting machines, Tablet PC and Smart Citizen cards.

BEL is headquartered in Bangalore and has 9 state-of-the-art units across the country. Research and Development has been the core strength of BEL. Over 10,000 highly-trained employees work for the organisation, which takes pride in developing new technology modules and products in-house.

“The IET offers knowledge resources that help me to structure my professional development. The IET research journals, E&T and other magazines in the IET digital library help me to update myself with the recent trends in the technology world,” says a scientist at BEL’s Central Research Laboratory at Bangalore.

The IET’s Digital Library has over 100,000 technical papers that include journals, books, articles, archives, conference publications. We hope that this will be a source of essential engineering intelligence for BEL.

Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER), under the auspices of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneswar, has joined the growing list of engineering colleges in India to become the IET’s Academic Affiliate.

Established in 1996 and later awarded university status in 2007, ITER SOA takes pride in its approach to research and technical education. The University which has eight institutes offers nine undergraduate and 17 graduate programmes. It also offers Ph.D. programmes across multiple disciplines.

As a testimony to its commitment to quality, SOA was recently received an ‘A’ grade accreditation with by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team. The university has also been accredited by the International Accreditation Organisation (IAO) in the year 2011.

A well-stocked and updated library with over 10,500 books and 18,519 titles is available to students. Access to the IET’s vast range of

knowledge resources will strengthen ITER SOA’s library facilities. The SOA infrastructure includes a Wi-Fi enabled campus, multimedia classrooms and well-designed digital labs.

In addition to academic excellence, the university also gives importance to sports and other extra-curricular activities to ensure all-round development of its students.

Speaking on the association, Dr P K Nanda, Dean of Research, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University said, “Through this association with the IET, our students and faculty will have an opportunity to learn from global experts in different disciplines of science and engineering. Our students will get practical experience and opportunities to participate in global competitions organised by the IET. We feel proud and privileged to be affiliated with the IET and look forward to a strong academic and research focused relationship. We hope that our standards will enhance through this association that will help us meet the accreditation standards of the IET.” We welcome students and faculty of ITER SOA to IET – The Professional Home for Life for Engineers and Technicians.


The IET Career Advantage is a three-year membership programme that concentrates on developing knowledge and experience, providing young engineers with the tools to establish themselves in their career and on the route to professional registration. It’s about giving them more direction, building long term employability and forming a solid foundation for career progression.

■ A 3 year membership package optimised to develop your understanding of the professional standards and skills needed to succeed in the

■ Just Rs 2,200 a year, Career Advantage will equip you to climb the career ladder ad develop essential skills of a professional, underpinned
   by the provision of knowledge and the support of a worldwide community of your peers.

■ A structured professional development programme to meet your specific needs.

■ Access to credible, essential engineering intelligence for a solid grounding in knowledge, which could help you deliver a competitive advantage
   to your organisation.

■ Access to IET Career Manager - our online development and recording tool.

■ The right to qualify for Professional Advantage – the third and final step in our Advantage programme.

To know more and to apply to IET Career Advantage, please click here.


The IET has announced, for the first time in India “The IET India Scholarship Award” for engineering undergraduate students. The IET India Scholarship Awards has been designed to reward and celebrate individual excellence and innovation among undergraduate engineering students. The scholarship is in both general category and women’s category.

The IET Scholarship Award has been set up for young engineering students of India. Nearly 5,000 students applied for the IET India Scholarship Awards. The winners of the final contest have braved a tough competition at four levels to emerge as the best of the best. The selection and shortlisting process has covered not just their academic performance, but also tested them for their creativity and vision in addressing key problems impacting India through engineering solutions.

The winners will be awarded at a grand ceremony at FICCI Auditorium on August 23, 2013. Mr D P Agrawal, Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be the Chief Guest at the event.




August 23, 2013

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

FICCI Auditorium, Federation House,
Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110001

Entry by invitation only

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.


The IET opened its third India office in Mumbai on July 15, 2013.

The address of Mumbai office is:

F-25, Newbridge Business Centres, 46, Avantika, Opposite Cambala Hill Telephone Exchange Beside HSBC Bank,
Dr. Gopalrao Deshmukh Marg, Peddar Road, Mumbai - 400026


Present Around the World (PATW) – The IET’s international presentation competition for students and young working professionals received excellent response once again this year for the regional rounds. With attractive cash prizes and a chance to win a trip to London for the global finals, young engineers left no stone unturned in their quest to become the best presenter in the region!

While Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata have completed the local rounds of PATW, Bangalore and Chennai LNs are gearing up for their competitions in the month of August. The winners will represent their respective regions in the South Asia Regional Finals to be held on September 28, 2013 at Mumbai.

The Mumbai edition of PATW witnessed an enthusiastic response this year from students and young professionals. Over 150 young engineers took part in the competition held at K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Mumbai.

Nandita Tonse, a final year Computer Engineering student of KJSIEIT won the first place. Prashant Nair, also a final year Computer Engineering student from KJSIEIT secured the second place.

Mr Subhash Deshpande, Ex- Managing Director, Jacobs Private Ltd.,
Dr K T V Reddy, Principal , Padmabhushan Vasanthraodada Patil Pratisthan College of Engineering and Dr Sunita Sane, Head of Department, MCA, VJTI judged the competition and rated the participants on their presentation, communication skills and technical knowledge.

The IET Kolkata LN organised their competition at MCKV Institute of Engineering (MCKVIE), Howrah, West Bengal.

From the main entries, 12 presentations were chosen for the regional round. Abhishek Dey won the first place for ‘Cloud Computing and Big Data analysis using Hadoop on a Eucalyptus cloud. Arshi Jahangir, National Institute of Technology, Kolkata was declared first runner-up for her presentation ‘Cellular Communications-Cellular System Architecture’. Mohammed

Saddam and Aditi Khaitan were second and third runners-up. The inaugural session was chaired by Prof P R Bandyapadhyay, Principal, MCKVIE. The panel of judges comprised Mr A N Chowdhuri, FIET,
Mr M K Chakraborty, FIET, and Mr Pijus Bhadhuri, Former AGM, Crompton Greaves Ltd.

Prof T Dutta, Vice principal, MCKVIE and Dr S Pal, Joint Organising Secretary, Kolkata PATW 2013 were present at the event.

PATW – Delhi attracted participation from 62 engineering students representing 33 colleges across 8 states of Northern India. The event was held at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Computer Applications and Management (BVICAM), New Delhi.

Some of the interesting topics covered by students in their presentation were digital signatures, android applications, touch screen technology and pill cameras.

Ishan Arora, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi was awarded the first place. Ratnesh Mishra, Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh secured runner-up position.

Dr M N Hoda, Director, BVICAM felicitated the winners and highlighted the need for competitions like PATW for all-round development of engineers. Office bearers of the Delhi Local Network - Mr N Venkatesan, Chairman, Mr R N Rajpoot, Secretary, Mr V K Gupta, Treasurer, position.


160 engineering students competed for the Pune round of PATW at the Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT).

Jaydeep Deshpande was selected winner for his excellent articulation and presentation skills in addition to the knowledge of technical nuances. Shrishti Ganju won the second place.

Dr Madhuri Joshi, Chairman, IET Pune LN and Dr Y Ravinder, Head, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, PICT felicitated the winners.

Who will make it to the global finals to be held in London in November?

Stay tuned for updates from the South Asia Regional Finals scheduled in September in Mumbai.
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The IET India Energy Lecture 2013 was held on April 12, in the city of Chennai. The lecture titled “Electricity 2.0 - transition to a new world” was delivered by Dr Simon Harrison, Director, Power, Mott MacDonald. Dr Harrison explored the challenges and solutions of transitioning to Electricity 2.0 in a large country like India.

Introducing the concept of Electricity 2.0 – the power system of the future, Dr Harrison said that the Indian economy is on an accelerated growth trajectory and the demand for power and energy will continue to rise year after year. He also spoke about India’s increased dependence on fossil fuels which is leading to its depletion while highlighting the opportunities that exist in India to switch to alternative renewable energy sources. He discussed the need for policies that drive the use of energy efficient devices and efficient use of power in individual households. India is an efficient user of biomass and has already made progress in renewable energy generation and usage. But blindly adopting technologies like electric vehicles will do more harm to the existing system than good.
Dr Harrison also stressed on the need for smart and innovative mechanisms to capture and store energy. A robust mechanism would enable economies to use renewable energy optimally.

Dr Harrison concluded his talk by wishing India a successful Electricity 2.0 – a world with better energy efficiency, low transmission and distribution losses and minimal energy thefts.

Over 170 attendees from power utilities, energy sector companies and academia attended the event.


The IET hosted its second felicitation ceremony in Bangalore on April 10, to celebrate the success of Professionally Registered Engineers of 2012 & 2013. The first felicitation event was held in Mumbai on March 8.

Dr Gopichand Katragadda, MD, GE India Technology was the Chief Guest at the event. Mr L Krishnan, M.D, Taegu Tec India Pvt. Ltd. and Mr Rajesh Kalra, M.D, WS Atkins India Pvt. Ltd. were the Guests of Honour.

Mr Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the IET gave away the certificates to the proud achievers. Congratulating the efforts of the successful engineers Mr Fine said, “These are brilliant achievements that demonstrate your professionalism and competence and tell a story about your commitment and focus towards your professional development. In the global marketplace in which we now operate, it is increasingly important to be able to show professional competences and capabilities objectively. Professional registration clearly helps you to do just that.” Speaking of the IET’s progress in helping engineers with professional development, he added “The fact that 13% of IET professional registration interviews in 2012 were international in nature is a testimony to this. It is encouraging to note that employers in India are focused on ensuring that their workforce gains internationally recognised professional competencies.”

Engineers also got an opportunity to share their experiences and feelings on what it meant to them, personally and professionally, to achieve the internationally recognised Professional Registration.

Nearly 50 engineers from leading global engineering companies attended the event.


M Srinivasan

Srinivasan has joined the IET India team in April 2013 as the National Membership Operations Manager. A BTech (Mechanical Engineering, IIT) and MBA (IIM), he has been throughout in the automotive industry in the spare parts and logistics space. Srini has worked with TVS group including 13 years in West Asia. All membership matters like renewals, grievances, academic affiliates and partners, Professional Registrations and all the IET Local Network affairs are his responsibility. Srini spends his spare time doing cryptic crosswords, evil Sudokus and Kakuros and also likes taking long walks.

Azra Fathima

Azra started work with the IET in November 2011 as Consultant and came on board as staff in April 2013. Azra is a consummate marketing professional. With a post graduate M S degree in Mass Communication, Azra loves the marketing and communication role and has led strategic and global marketing in multi-national companies across technology and related industries. Azra loves to write and you can catch some of her blogs at http://az-azrasblog.blogspot.com. She is also an avid follower of tennis and soccer. Movies, books, cars and travelling are the other passions.

Priyobarta Singh

Priyobarta Singh has recently joined IET India as Events Manager. Priyo joins us from Perfect Concepts (BTL & Event Agency), Bangalore where he was Manager - Events Marketing & Planning. He has over 4 years of work experience in the events and media space.

Priyo has a Post Graduate Diploma in PR and Events Management from Amity University. He also holds a B A in Journalism and Mass Communication from Sikkim Manipal University. He loves music and travelling.

Member services

If you have a query related to your membership, a request, feedback or a complaint, please write to Shilpa Rani
E india@theiet.in T +91 (0) 80 40892222

Member Relations

For Local Network support, please get in touch with Neha Singh
E india@theiet.in T +91 (0) 80 4089 2224 M +91 (0) 95384 00431


Got a query about professional registrations or academic and corporate partnerships? Reach Tushar Chaudhary
National Business Development Manager,E tchaudhary@theiet.in M +91 (0) 9811193334


To know how existing professionally qualified members can volunteer for Professional Registration interviews and advisory roles, please contact: Sheela ReddyE sreddy@theiet.in T +91 (0) 80 40892226 M +91 (0) 9538400545


For new academic partnerships, please write to Raghavan, Business Development Manager (South)
E raghavans@theiet.in T +91 (0) 80 40892213 M +91 (0) 9538400137


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 40892220 M +91 (0) 9538400333
Anitha Kaveri E AKaveri@theiet.in T +91 (0) 80 40892217 M +91 (0) 9538 400421


Dear Members,

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


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. The first ever IET Advantage Job Fair will be held in this city

2. An IET member is the first in India to attain the ..........
    telecommunications design license.

3. Mumbai will host the South Asia Regional Finals of this
    presentation competition for young engineers.

4. Delhi LN hosted a seminar on the role of dedicated industrial
    and ……………. corridors in the growth of Indian economy.

5. Annual Chairman's lecture was hosted by IET's .............
    Local Network.

6. IET Kolkata LN organised National Seminar of role of ...............
    and plant safety.

7. IET's new Academic Affiliate, ITER SOA is from this city of Orissa.

The IET South Asia Community Volunteers Conference theme is:
I I E               E G G E              G

Mail the answer to us at membermatters@theiet.in

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The Winner of Word Matters Contest #4 is Lokesh V, Secretary, IET Bangalore Local Network.

Congratulations Lokesh!