February 2022 Issue

Message from the Chair

Dr. Suresh Nair , Chair, IEEE India Council

Dear Readers,

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. India Council continued to set new goals for the year 2022 through a Vision document and Vice Chairs have come up with their plans to achieve them. These plans are fantabulous, with “innovation” and “Think big” ingredients. “Humanity in everything we do” is the theme and all activities are moulded in that way.

More focus on Academic Industry association, benefits to Young Professionals by way of hands-on training as well as workshop on higher education opportunities, membership growth through specific elevation guidance programs, innovative educational programs, Pan India Women in Engineering programs are some of the major highlights. As of now India Council has set up joint awards with HOPE Foundation, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd as well as Institute of Engineers. We are working on to add more joint awards with Corporates in IT and Electronics domains. This year, India Council awards is planned to be bestowed through a celebrated Award Night.

MOVE Outreach program is in its full spirits and the sponsorship canvassing in progress.  The MOVE India truck is planned to be rolling out by end of this year.

In order to have continuity in programs of India Council when new team takes over, we plan to have joint meetings of outgoing and incoming Vice Chairs during the end of the year.

India council has also initiated a platform to have all the Councils under Region 10 to come closer and discuss joint activities.

Looking forward to your continuous support.

IEEE India Council Announcements


Date: 24-26 November 2022

Venue: Cochin University of Science & Technology

Hosted by: IEEE Kerala Section

Theme: Transformation of future through interdisciplinary research and smart technologies

The 19th IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON 2022) is going to organize by IEEE Kerala Section from 24-26 November 2022, at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi. This event will provide a perfect platform for researchers and engineers both from academia and industry to present their innovative ideas and research work on emerging issues in the field of Engineering. INDICON is the annual flagship international conference of the IEEE India Council.

IC ExCom on 26th Feb 2022 at Hyderabad, India

Section Events

Branch Counselors Training 2022

Host – Student Activities Committee – IEEE Bangalore Section

Speaker – Prof. Deepa & Prof. Srikanth

Date – Feb 19, 2022

Educating about IEEE Standards is an important part of making powerful outcomes, keeping this in mind this session was organized. The session started with a wonderful welcome speech by Prof. Deepa, she focused on the opportunities which are planned for all branch counsellors. She also encouraged and motivated all the participants. Prof. Srikanth talked about the Vtools platform, what are the functions of update officers, how event reports have to be submitted, and many other things were highlighted. He also discussed the significance of IEEE, how it acts as an academic institution that provides a forum for people to study, investigate, and expand their knowledge. He also encouraged the attendees to spread the word to their friends about IEEE and how it may help them advance in their careers and professional lives.

He also told as an IEEE Member, how the responsibilities and roles can be carried forward towards each and everyone’s growth which will be beneficial for the branch as well. The event was successfully held with 50+ participants, a quiz on IEEE based concepts was conducted. Overall the session made knowledge of IEEE reach its roots.

International Webinar on MIMO Communication for 5G and Beyond

IEEE Mysore Subsection in association with IEEE Bangalore Section, IEEE Information Theory Society (ITS) Bangalore Chapter and IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Bangalore Chapter organized a webinar on “Machine Learning Models for COVID-19 Diagnosis” on the 18th of February 2022. The webinar was conducted by Dr. Emil Björnson, Professor of Wireless Communication at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. and Moderated by Dr. Parameshachari B D, Chair IEEE Mysore Subsection, Prof. & Head, Dept. of TCE GSSSIETW, Mysuru. The webinar was graced by Dr. P Deepa Shenoy, Chair, IEEE Bangalore Section and Professor, UVCE, Bengaluru. Dr. Jalaja S, Chair, IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Bangalore, Professor BIT, Bengaluru,  Dr. Bindu A Thomas, 2021 Chair, IEEE Mysore Subsection and Office Bearers of IEEE Mysore Subsection and IEEE Bangalore Section and participants from all over India from different universities.

Dr. Emil Björnson discussed on how the world is becoming increasingly digitalized and how wireless connectivity is the backbone of this development. And talked about the core technology for supporting more traffic in 5G which is called as “Massive MIMO”. Participants learnt about the state-of-the-art of MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) communications and the role it plays in 5G. Dr. Emil discussed the new bottlenecks and how the MIMO technology can be evolved to address it in future networks. At the end all the questions by the participants were answered by the speaker. The webinar was attended by more than 200 participants all over the world. This webinar was greatly appreciated by the participants.

International Expert Lecture on Internet of things

IEEE SIT Student Branch (STB13901) organized an International Expert Lecture with Dr. Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, a Senior Lecturer from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) on 5th February at 10:00 AM (IST). 

Our esteemed Director, Dr. Ketan Kotecha, inaugurated the SIT IEEE student branch logo, followed by his welcome address. 

Dr. Mohd Helmy discussed the key elements of IoT and the adaptability of emerging technologies in the field of IoT by highlighting related real-time projects. A total of 105 students and faculty members attended the session.

Industry Expert Lecture on Career in Cloud Computing

IEEE SIT Student Branch (STB13901) organized an Industry Expert Lecture with Mr. Akash Rao Mallareddy, a Cloud Engineering Analyst at Searce, Mumbai, on 11th February at 10:00 AM (IST). 

Our esteemed Dy. Director (Academics), Dr. Arundhati Warke, inaugurated the session, followed by her welcome address. 

Mr. Akash Rao Mallareddy discussed the Cloud Computing fundamentals and its applications in various interdisciplinary fields, followed by Google cloud demonstrations. A total of 85 students and faculty members attended the session.

IEEE Delhi Section International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering- IEEE DELCON 2022

Host – IEEE Delhi Section and Netaji Subhas University of Technology in collaboration with IEEE CSS, IEEE IAS, and IEEE MGA SAC-SPAx.

Speakers – Prof. Saifur Rahman, Mr. Deepak Mathur, Dr. Suresh Nair, Prof. Debabrata Das, Prof. Rachana Garg, Prof. Prerna Gaur, Prof. Preeti Bajaj, Dr. Charles Rubenstein, Mr. Bala Prasanna, Prof. Mini S. Thomas, Prof. S. N. Singh, Dr. Sanjay Agarwal, Prof. Bhim Singh

Date – February 11th-13th, 2022

The maiden edition of “IEEE Delhi Section International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering – IEEE DELCON 2022” provided an exemplary platform for researchers, industrialists, and academicians to showcase their outstanding discoveries and research work in the IEEE domains.

The IEEE President-Elect 2022, Prof. Saifur Rahman and other IEEE dignitaries delivered the opening keynote address. Prospective authors were invited to submit original research work in one of eight carefully curated tracks. The Conference featured a plethora of distinguished speakers from around the community who shared their expertise in eight riveting plenary talks on a variety of topics. In addition to this, the Conference also hosted an educational debate competition called “WIECHAR” as part of the engagement sessions. 

The Conference received over 500 research papers from all over the world, with 380 chosen for presentations after thorough scrutiny.

The three-day conference concluded with a valedictory ceremony, orations by the Chief Guest of the ceremony- Prof. Preeti Bajaj, General Chair – Prof. Prerna Gaur, IEEE Delhi Section Chair – Prof. Rachana Garg as well as feedback sessions with delegates, and gratitude to dignitaries for their presence and unwavering support.


Host: IEEE Gujarat Section(Webex Meetings)

Participants:  110

Event Details:

Sampark’22 is the Annual General Meeting of the IEEE Gujarat Section which aims at providing an effective and collaborative platform for all the student branches to connect, explore and thrive. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 14th edition of Sampark was organized in virtual mode on 13th February 2022. It targeted identifying and discussing the problems faced by the Student Branches during event organization and functioning. The Student Volunteers were encouraged by the section excom members to initiate activities that involve collaboration between multiple SBs. Furthermore, the open house discussion of Sampark’22 also focused on nullifying the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on section and SB activities. Adding to this, immensely constructive and progressive feedback was received by the section from the Student Volunteers and SBs.

To enable members of different student branches to interact, network and learn together, networking activity was organized as a part of the itinerary of Sampark’22 which was welcomed by all the participants with active and enormous participation. Towards the end of the event, the section presented annual awards to the high performing Student Branches in distinct categories to recognize their efforts in undertaking innovative and remarkable endeavours throughout the previous year.

DEEP DIVE - A Panel Discussion on exploring Opportunities in IEEE For Professional Development

An enthusiastic panel discussion ‘Deep Dive‘ was organized by IEEE Malabar hub in association with Membership development committee of IEEE Kerala section. The event was held on 19th Feb 2022 at 7PM through ZOOM Cloud Meet.

The program explored the vast possibilities of IEEE membership. All the doubts of participants were clarified by honorable speakers Mr. Sahil Sameer (IEEE Larry K Willsion Asia& Pacific outstanding student volunteers award recipient), Ms. Pooja Haridas (Engineer QBrust), Mr. Gokul C M (Founder and CEO of GADS) and Ms. Ananya R (Community manager Google development relations).

The event was hosted by Ms. Aleena K Shibu and Ms. Haritha M E. The panel discussion was a huge success and the event ended up with a great doubt clearance session that elucidated all the benefits of IEEE membership.

5G millimeterwave antennas and circuits using substrate integrated coaxial line (SICL) technology

Speaker: Dr. Soumava Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, IIT Jodhpur, Jodhpur

Host: IEEE MTT-S SBC, Jadavpur University (Google Meet)

Event Details: On 26th February 2022, Dr. Soumava Mukherjee gave a lecture DML which was hosted by IEEE MTT-S SBC, JU. A total of 67 participants attended the webinar which included both IEEE and non-IEEE members. After the talk, Dr. Mukherjee took the time to interact with the participants and answer the questions posted in the chat box. It was an enriching experience for all the participants and everyone present in the webinar greatly appreciated the content of the lecture.

First International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (ICEEICT 2022)

Event Objectives:-

IEEE Madras Section Co-Sponsored the 2022 First International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies Organised by K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Trichirappalli.

  • Aims to offer a great opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and scholars around the globe, a great platform to deliver the latest innovative research results and the most recent developments and trends in Electrical, Electronics, Information, Computer and Communication Technology fields.
  • The vision of ICEEICT 2022 is to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of the above areas in Engineering and Technology.

Number of Submissions:-

First edition of ICEEICT received 730 submissions, of which 264 manuscripts were accepted. The number of registered manuscripts for the conference is 207.

Key Takeaways:-

  • Energetic Participants gather at ICEEICT to present research results, to share visions and ideas, obtain updates on latest technologies and expand professional and social networking.

The conference Organised talks from eminent personalities all around the world, pre-conference tutorial/workshops and referred paper presentations.

TECHNIFY: A Series of Domain Introduction Webinars

Event date: 12th & 13th February 2022

IEEE MMCOE Student Branch in collaboration with IEEE DYPIEMR Student Branch organised an event named “TECHNIFY”. It consisted of a series of domain introduction webinars conducted by renowned professionals on a variety of topics that included –

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Block chain
  • Internet of Things
  • Core Mechanical
  • Cyber Security

The speakers Sandeep Shroff, Bhargav Pandillapalli, Abhishek Bhattacharya, Abhijeet Mahajani, Prateek Tharkare provided in depth knowledge about their respective fields of expertise. The topics presented were greatly valuable and stimulating. Students significantly benefitted from the webinars as they got to learn about these latest trends and technologies from such distinguished personalities. The event was open for students across all branches and colleges. The event was sponsored by Atomic Loops and Prosperii. Over 350 registrations were received from colleges all across Pune like COEP, PVG, AISSMS, Cummins, VIT amongst others.

Climate Change & Energy Management

Swarnandhra College of Engineering & Technology (STB64622) started their IEEE Student branch in the year 2018. A Power & Energy Society Chapter was formed in April 2021 at the department of EEE. As per new Swarnandhra 2022 annual plan framed by officers, it was decided to conduct a technical event in the month of Febrauary 2022. Based on the discussion with our Chapter Advisor, Mr NSKS Kameswararao, Chief lead auditor & Senior Manager in Nava Bharath Ventures Ltd, decided to deliver an expert talk on “Climate Change & Energy Management” on 19-02-2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM virtually in view of the ongoing pandemic situation (Covid-19).

There were a lot of registrations through the publicity on various social media platforms. We got nearly 300 registrations globally as well as nationally. Some of the registrations were from countries like  Palestine, Ethiopia, Zambia etc. The event was held for one hour in virtual mode, the speaker delivered a talk on climate change in the world, government policies, causes of pollution etc along with Energy conservation techniques can be adopted in homes as well as colleges. Speaker explained about Energy Management calculations for a particular locality. The event concluded with a vote of thanks.

Volunteer Segment

Volunteering Experience-Sharing

During my days of diploma, I was an active volunteer in the IEDC community. This exposure to volunteering and service-minded activities took me close to IEEE. The ideologies and visions that the community of IEEE was upholding for these years gave me a sense of inspiration. Since volunteering was a passion for me, I decided to step into IEEE. Seeing my vibrancy and activeness, my seniors provided me with a chance of being a volunteer in All Kerala IAS Student Conclave.

Explore more about Sarath below! 

Volunteering Opportunities

Leader Segment

Prof. GS Mani
Former Chair, IEEE Pune Section
Former Dean & Director, DIAT, DRDO, Pune
IEEE Pune Section
IEEE ICNL is excited to share the interview snippet with one of the prominent leaders Prof. GS Mani. Find below our interview discussion with him to explore learning and best-practices from his leadership experience:
  •  What is your “IEEE Mantra” which helped you to be a member till date in IEEE?
    Ability to network with the younger generation and keep myself engaged in socially useful activities.
  • Share any of your personal experience where IEEE helped you to explore and grow.
    Scaling up ‘Eureka’ from a simple ‘student contest’ activity to a ‘national level’ program helped me to have a broader vision of national-level issues and steer the younger generation to greater goals.
  • What’s your vision in spreading awareness about Pre-University Education?
    Create curiosity among the youngsters and ensure that school dropout level is reduced in both urban and rural schools.
  • As a Leader, what are the different skillset you would like to share with readers as Student/YP Member?
    Mainly communication skills.

Event Bulletin

Nomination and Awards

Awards & Recognition Activities in MGA

IEEE Student Awards by MGA Student Activities Committee (SAC), Deadline : 31-03-2022, Click Here to Apply

IEEE Women in Engineering Awards by IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC), Deadline: 15-04-2022, Click Here to Apply

IEEE Young Professionals Awards by IEEE Young Professional Committee (YPC), Deadline: 15-06-2022, Click Here to Apply

IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Achievement Award by IEEE Life Members Committee (LMC), Deadline: 15-04-2022, Click Here to Apply