Dear Member,

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.

Happy Reading,
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


Chief Guest:
T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global

The National Finals was held on August 26 at Bangalore. The candidates presented their engineering solutions to pressing societal issues to the Advisory Committee. The candidates had to build their case, demonstrate technical knowledge, problem solving capability and also their potential to be next generation leaders.

A special Award Nite was hosted to honour the winners.The function was held on
August 26 at The Taj West End in Bangalore.

T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education was the Chief Guest.
Dr Sumit D Chowdhury, President - Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd was the Guest of Honour.
Mr Shankar Vanavarayar, Executive Director of Shakti Group of Companies and
Dr Ajit T Kalghatgi, Director, BEL (R&D) were the Special Guests.

Guest of Honour:
Dr Sumit D Chowdhury, President,
Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd

Renowned dance troupe Nritarutya enthralled the audience with exquisite performances led by artistic director Mayuri Upadhya, The opening performance titled Ganesha Dance was a dedication to the Lord of Good Beginnings – Ganesha. Using Bharatanatyam influences in contemporary formations this piece, with dancers in ornate Ganesha masks, invoked the blessings the Lord who is believed to remove all obstacles, for new and auspicious beginnings.

The second piece, titled Mars Dance was playful and technical at the same time.
It utilised a unique property of a see-saw in a metaphorical manner to highlight
the various levels, ups and downs and challenges of life. Depicting the
many layers and dimensions that make a man successful, it brought to
light the confidence, discipline, training and the graph of winning and

Percussive sounds from Indian and African instruments packed the
musical score with a distinct, original style.

And the winners are...

The suspense ended, when the best of the best were declared
winners.It was indeed a fitting culmination to a lot of hard work and
determination that the young student engineers had demonstrated
across four grueling rounds of the Scholarship competition.

  • Hina Agrawal, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology,       Allahabad (Women’s Category)
  • Manoj Sarda, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (General       Category)
Runners Up
  • Mansha Imtiyaz, Amity University, Noida (Women’s Category)
  • Manu Kothari, PES University, Bangalore (General Category)


The journey through which selection was done was indeed one of its kind. The experience was deeply enriching. It helped me to explore myself and build self-esteem. It reinstated my belief that engineering studies/work can be a serious career option after graduation and there is no need to rush into management. I cherish the friends, mentors, professionals I came into contact during this ecstatic journey. Lastly the scholarship money I received will be very useful for me to apply for various examinations and initiate my Masters education abroad. Loved it and lived it.

This scholarship initiative has truly benefited me not only financially but has really boosted my morale and confidence. This achievement still feels like a dream come true. The win in a national competition of IET’s stature has motivated me to further work for the betterment of India.

The IET India Scholarship Award boosted my confidence and encouraged me to try further to achieve my dreams. I realized that we need to believe in ourselves and our capabilities.

The IET India Scholarship Award is a great platform for budding engineers to showcase their talent and skills. Four rigorous rounds of screening and short-listing has instilled in me the confidence to tackle any challenges I might face in the technical field in the coming future. It has also given me the opportunity to be a part of the largest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution. Being a recipient of this prestigious and internationally recognized scholarship will add value to my application while applying to pursue my further studies in top universities.


He is a Fighter Pilot with the British Royal Air Force

He is the current world record holder for land speed at 763 mph

He will be the first man to drive a jet and rocket powered supersonic car at 1,000 mph

An opportunity to meet and listen to the man himself

Wing Commander Andy Green

‘Project BLOODHOUND – An Engineering Adventure’

BLOODHOUND SSC is exactly what it says - a SuperSonic Car! It is supersonic because it is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. It is a car because it has four wheels and is under full control of its driver.

The car itself has been designed in the United Kingdom by a world class team of motorsport and aerospace engineers. Andy will share the journey of how thousands of individual components are produced all over the world by leading manufacturers before returning to the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre for assembly.

BLOODHOUND SSC is exactly what it says - a SuperSonic Car! It is supersonic because it is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. It is a car because it has four wheels and is under full control of its driver.

This year’s Lord Austin lecture is in keeping with the IET’s mission to Inspire, Inform and Influence. When BLOODHOUND SSC achieves a World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph - the lasting legacy of inspiring our next generation will continue for years to come.

About the lecture

The IET Lord Austin Lecture 2014 will be delivered by none other than Wing Commander Andy Green, driver of the BLOODHOUND SSC and current world land speed record holder. Andy’s talk will explain the cutting edge Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study that defined the car’s shape and the engineering behind BLOODHOUND’s three power plants. Andy’s lecture will cover the key technical challenges of Project BLOODHOUND. The talk will be supported with lots of embedded video (he’s bring some great footage). He will also discuss key links with India, as well as some major potential benefits to India through the BLOODHOUND education programme.

The lecture will also focus on the team’s preparation to deploy the BLOODHOUND project to South Africa in autumn 2015 to begin high speed testing with the target of reaching around 1,300 km/h. The Team will then return to the UK to review the data and make engineering improvements, before returning to South Africa in 2016 with the aim of reaching 1,609 km/h (1,000 mph).

Fighter Pilot, Royal Air Force, United Kingdom

Driver of BLOODHOUND SSC & World Land

Speed Record Holder

About the Speaker

Wing Commander Andy Green, is a serving Royal Air Force Fighter Pilot.

Driving Richard Noble’s Thrust SSC (SuperSonic Car) in 1997, Andy and the team set the world’s first and only supersonic Land Speed Record at an astonishing 763 mph, driving literally ‘faster than a speeding bullet’.

After setting the Outright World Land Speed Record in 1997, Andy went on to drive the JCB DIESELMAX car in 2006, setting a Record of 350 mph for the world’s fastest diesel car, powered by JCB digger engines.

Andy is now involved in perhaps the ultimate Land Speed

Who should attend

  • Auto and aviation engineers and racing enthusiasts
  • Engineers specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and       composites
  • Engineering professionals and college students
  • Anyone with a passion for engineering, science and technology

Don’t miss this engineering adventure.
Register today for Physical event (Bangalore / Chennai) or live webcast here

Record challenge.

He is the driver for the new Bloodhound SSC, designed to reach an astonishing 1000 mph. Using his previous Record-breaking experience, and drawing on his first-class Mathematics degree from Oxford and his experience as a Fighter Pilot, Andy is also a member of the design team for this remarkable jet- and rocket-powered Car.

It is not just the breaking of the Land Speed Record that Andy is passionate about. Through the BLOODHOUNDSSC project, he wants to fire the imagination of school students to experience the magic of science and technology.

Andy Green was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997.

Date and Venue

November 13, 2014 :

Infosys Limited,

Electronics City,


November 14, 2014:

SRM University,



No Registration Fee

Free to Attend


Internet of Things – The Connected Future

By Jim Morrish Founder Director, Machina Research, UK on December 4, 2014,
in Bangalore

An anticipated 34bn devices will be connected by 2023 and 1.9bn of which
will be in India.

What will this mean to businesses?

How will it impact speed, service, security?

Are we geared to fully exploit the opportunities?

To understand all this and more,

IET India is pleased to invite you to the IET Pinkerton Lecture, 2014

About the lecture

This year’s IET Pinkerton Lecture will be on Internet of Things.
IoT or Internet of Things envisions a world in which all devices, places and people are interconnected to each other over a network.

Data and information belonging to and stored on these devices are shared without human to human or human to computer interaction. “Things” can include just about anything – machines, mobile devices, homes, vehicles, smart appliances and including entire transportation systems or manufacturing floors.

Click here to Register

About the Speaker

By Jim Morrish

Founder Director,
Machina Research,UK

Date on December 4, 2014

Venue M G Hall, GE John F Welch Technology Center, Whitefield, Bangalore

Jim will provide a brief but comprehensive overview of the emerging M2M and IoT markets. He will start by discussing the driving forces, industries and use cases behind the anticipated 34bn connected devices worldwide by 2023, 1.9bn of which will be in India and 600mn of which will be M2M connections in India.

Drawing illustrative examples from this landscape, he will highlight some of the benefits and opportunities associated with our connected future, and also some of the risks and challenges. Moving to a more data- and application-centric discussion of the IoT, he will identify and profile the demands that the future connected landscape will place on supporting infrastructure such as M2M/ IoT platforms, databases and within an Enterprise context.
He will introduce the concept of ‘Subnets of Things’ and explain why this concept is central to the development of the wider IoT.

Lastly, he will also share his insights into how to build an IoT Ecosystem in India, and identify potential opportunities for India in IoT worldwide.

For more details and to register, please visit : lecture page here


Sudeshna Saha from Techno India College, Kolkata is on cloud nine. She is all set to take on the fellow finalists from around the world at the Global Finals of Present Around the World (PATW) competition to be held in London in November.

Sudeshna was crowned the winner of the South Asia Regional Finals of PATW held in Kolkata in September. For her winning presentation, “Scientific breakthroughs in batteries - focusing on Super- Powered Batteries and the Jelly Batteries”, she was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 40,000 and a trip to London to present at the Global Finals.

“The competition got progressively intensive and demanding at each level. I had to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of my topic and had to polish my presentation skills. At the South Asia Level, I had to contend with some of the best presenters from India and Sri Lanka. Everyone was equally good. To be very frank, I was a bit nervous, but I had worked hard for it and gave my best. Representing South Asia in the Global Finals at London is in itself a very big thing. It is a proud feeling indeed to represent my nation, in fact, South Asia on a global platform. This time I need to put in more preparation, and seek inputs from my professors and mentors to perfect my presentation. I am putting in all my efforts to bring the trophy to South Asia”, says Sudeshna.

IET India wishes Sudeshna all the very best!

The IET Advantage Job Fair scheduled to take place between October 10 -11 in Chennai had to be deferred due to unexpected political developments in Chennai and Bangalore starting from October 7th. The safety of participating employers, candidates and volunteers is of utmost importance and concern for us. Given the uncertainty of the situation, we could not afford to take a risk. Due this perceived threat of safety, our participating employers were also unwilling to expose their team to potential risks and therefore were unwilling to participate in the event on the original appointed dates.

However, the IET takes cognizance of the fact that the hopes and aspirations of a number of candidates were riding on this Job Fair. We have worked very hard to develop alternative solutions and ensure that the candidates get a fair chance to leverage the platform that the IET has created for them.

As a result of our efforts, the original job fair process has moved to the next step. We conducted Technical Talent Tests at 8 centres across India. This is per the original pre-screening process of the IET Advantage Job Fair.
A total of 245 eligible students took the TTT and 146 have been shortlisted for further rounds. All the 146 shortlisted candidates have been intimated.

Now we are working to set up interactions with the employers for the shortlisted candidates and are in the process of finalizing the next-steps. We would like to highlight that the IET Job Fair process is intact, with just the modalities slightly tweaked to accommodate the unexpected circumstances we ran into.

Thank you for your support and please stay tuned for further updates.


Name Designation Email
Mr Kapil Khanna Chairman
Dr K Balasubramanya Murthy Vice Chairman
Mr Venkatesa Perumal Ramasamy Joint Secretary
Dr N S Narahari Joint Secretary
Mr Subramaniam S Devarajan Treasurer
Mr Vishnu Vardan Atmakuri Joint Treasurer
Mr Vishnu Vardan Atmakuri Chairman - YPS
Mr Ved Prakash Vice Chairman
Dr S Manikandan Secretary
Mr Alok Kumar Mishra Joint Secretary
Ms Rituparna Roy Chowdhury Joint Secretary
Prof Vinay A Joint Secretary

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Dr S Suresh Kumar Chairman
Mr G Pandian Immediate Past Chairman
Mr S S Sridhar Vice Chairman
Dr K Vijaykumar Secretary
Mr S Cloudin Treasurer
Mr D S John Deva Prasanna Chairman - YPS
Mr Ashish Kumar Secretary - YPS

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Mr V K Gupta Chairman
Mr N Venkatesan Immediate Past Chairman
Mr M C Chouhan Vice Chairman
Gp Capt P L Rishi Vice Chairman NA
Mr R N Rajpoot Secretary
Mr T N Kakaji Treasurer
Mr Aman Rajput Chairman - YPS
Ms Neha Singh Secretary - YPS

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Dr S Joseph Jawhar Chairman
Dr S Joseph Sekhar Vice Chairman
Dr N Albert Sing Secretary
Prof S Subiramoniyan Treasurer
Prof Mathusoothana S Kumar Joint Treasurer


Dr M Marsaline Beno Chairman - YPS
Dr Agees Kumar (HOD/Professor) Secretary - YPS
Mr M John Bosco Treasurer - YPS

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Mr Kartik Chandra Mukhopadhyay Chairman
Dr Samarjit Sengupta Immediate Past Chairman
Dr Jayanta Kumar Roy Vice Chairman
Mr Siddhartha Pal Vice Chairman
Dr Surajit Chattopadhyay Secretary
Mr Avijit Dutta  Treasurer
Ms Nabamita Banerjee Roy Chairman - YPS
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Prof B E Kushare Chairman
Mr John Yesuraj Devaraj Vice Chairman
Dr Venkatesh Raghavan Secretary
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Mr Rajesh Patwardhan Secretary
Mr Chetan Hadge Treasurer
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Mr Abhishek More Secretary - YPS,
Mr Chetan Chaudhari Joint Secretary - YPS

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Dr Madhuri A Joshi Chairman
Mr K V Sakhare Secretary
Dr Shilpa Metkar Treasurer
Dr Kakandikar G M Chairman - YPS
Mr V B Vaijapurkar Secretary - YPS
Prof Amit Kumar Khade Treasurer - YPS