July 2022 Issue

IEEE India Council Announcements


KIIT School of Electrical Engineering hosted 3rd International flagship conference INDISCON 2022 in blended mode- organized by IEEE Bhubaneswar Sub-section with IEEE Kolkata Section from 15th July – 17th July 2022. On 15th July 2022 (Day 1) INDISCON began with the inauguration of Missile Park by Prof Sasmita Samanta, Vice Chancellor of KIIT-DU. Dr. Sushmita Mitra, Chair, IEEE Kolkata Section and Professor, Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute,Kolkata presented on the topic titled “Intelligent Analysis of Biomedical Images”. Sumantra Dutta Roy, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi highlighted on the topic titled “Millenial Computer Vision”. Topic titled “Challenges and Solutions for the Microgrid ” was demonstrated by Prof. Subhransu Ranjan Samantaray, Chair, IEEE Bhubaneswar and Professor, IIT Bhubaneswar. Kalyana C. Veluvolu, Professor, School of Electronics Engineering, Head, Intelligent Systems and Control Division, College of IT Engineering (CITE) Kyungpook National University, South Korea presented on the topic titled “Multi-dimensional (3D and 4D) tremor modeling”.

India Council ExCom MOVE Meeting

IEEE MOVE India core committee in person meeting  was held at IEEE India Office on 23July 2022 .The members had a brain storming session on implementation of action plan for MOVE India


Outreach to Rural school on Menstrual health management: Not a Taboo, Period

This event was an initiative to promote menstrual health management among rural girls and the team visited a cluster of government schools tied up with RVCE.  They visited two schools named :Empress Girls High School (Tumkur), Governors Girls high school (Kortegere) in which they performed activities like Self-defense , Skit about Bad and Good Touch , Poster making , PPT presentation about Menstrual hygiene , Quiz about Bad and Good touch. These activities made students more confident and self-aware.

Outreach Activity at Govt. High School, Shivanahalli, Kanakapura Taluk: STEM Inspire School Series

This event was an initiative to promote STEM and introduce what STEM is. There were certain activities performed like STEM Education. Then a quiz was done to know the understanding. Also , having Drawing session to understand the concept through basic Design. Lastly a Kit was Distributed and followed by all these activities we tried to accomplish the aim of this event.


Event Details:

Meenakshi mam answered that sky is the limit when it comes to networking with student branches. How can I apply for financing opportunities? Hardik responded with information on how to apply for cash, take part in challenges, recruit additional members for the student branch, obtain section reimbursement, and engage in other initiatives. According to Ramkumar If you are a student with a social issue, you may apply for financing and get amounts ranging from $50 to $5,000 and more. Opportunities for funding in southern India? Keep a watch on the emails for funding opportunities addressed by Sabiq. Where else would you have volunteered if not IEEE? The following is a quote from Ramkumar Sir that he used to persuade students to join IEEE: “Be an innovator. The actor in the movie based on the IEEE voyage will be Sir. Which portion, the Kerala section, would you want to visit? Sabiq sir: For the jobs 2015 joined, we must put in a lot of effort.

Participants: 127

Key Takeaways:

If you are a student with a social issue, you may apply for financing and get amounts ranging from $50 to $5,000 and more. Work with both like-minded and opposing-minded individuals to broaden your networking horizons. Support the notion that IEEE is your primary place of business.

IC Vaani Podcast

Prachi Shevgaonkar is a Climate Entrepreneur and the founder of Cool The Globe – An app for climate action with users from 100+ countries. Prachi is the first Indian citizen to be appointed on the advisory board of Climate Leadership Coalition, alongside the prime minister of Finland and European Union Leaders.

She has been named Green Crusader of the year by the International Advertising Association, and is the youngest recipient of the prestigious Taru Lalvani Award for Environment Protection by Rotary. Prachi spent months covering stories of youth, farmers, and waste-picker communities, to understand the impact of climate change in day to day lives of people.

She has been invited as an expert speaker at various platforms, including TedX forums and the prestigious WWF Modal Conference. Recently, she came on board as a Mentor for the ‘Women4Climate’ Program by government of Maharashtra and C40 Cities.

Through Cool The Globe campaigns, Prachi has mobilised over 2 Million citizens to tackle climate change through technology, advocacy and grass-root action. She has trained over 10,000 + citizens and 50+ organisations in sustainability and climate action.She firmly believes that when ordinary citizens come together, miracles can happen.

IC Awardees Segment

LTA - Section/Sub-Section Chair

Sanjay Kar Chowdhury
IEEE Kolkata Section

Outstanding WiE Volunteer

Rajashree Jain
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune
IEEE Pune Section

Outstanding YP Volunteer

Vamsi Krishna Jadala
TiE Hyderabad
IEEE Hyderabad Section

Outstanding Student Volunteer

S J Ruthvik
Rashtreeya Vidyala College
of Engineering
IEEE Bangalore Section

Section Events

EE Summer School 2022

Event Details:

  1. Exposure to a higher and precise research environment for students.
  2. Providing networking between IISC and other colleges across nation.
  3. Providing extensive guidance from top notch scientists of the nation.
  4. Encouraging students to take career in Electrical Engineering.
  5. Providing an opportunity for students to explore the Electrical Engineering field.
  6. Providing an opportunity for students to explore IISc, Bangalore.
  7. Interacting with students through Quiz and other informative talks.
  8. Provide clear insights of how and why chose Electrical field of Engineering.

Participants: 127

Key Takeaways:

  1. Talks on Career, IEEE Benefits and Skill development.
  2. Interactive Quizzes, Lab tours and Poster sessions.
  3. Student Interaction with IISc Faculty.
  4. Exploring career opportunities in Electrical Engineering field.
  5. Strong Networking and scientific community building.
  6. Exposure towards Research facilities.
  7. Awareness about abundant opportunities available in the nation.

CONECCT -2022 (International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies)

Event Details:

  1. International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies, CONECCT is a flagship conference of the IEEE Bangalore Section, India.
  2. The CONECCT 2022 is its 8th edition held during JULY 8-10, 2022.
  3. The conference featured plenary talks, workshops and invited papers by distinguished researchers and technologists as well as contributed papers from academics and industry professionals.
  4. The CONECCT 2022 was a platform for technologists, researchers, business captains and industry leaders across the globe to share their ideas on emerging technologies and newer solutions that can guide and lead towards a better tomorrow.
  5. Authors were allowed to present the papers Online/in Virtual mode.

Participants: 600

Key Takeaways:

  1. More than 370 papers were presented in 25 tracks.
  2. Creative insights were provided on the papers and were given tremendous thoughts spread through sessions.
  3. More than 7 Plenary talks and 17 Invited talks made the event a learning arena for attendees.
  4. Quiz games were conducted in the middle, winners were awarded a payback of the amount.
  5. Every Track winners were awarded with 10000 and 5000 respectively as cash prize.

Skill and Knowledge Enhancement Program (SKEP) on the topic “TinkerCAD”

Event Details:

  1. The Expert Mr. Hannan Satopay, experienced advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry and other event organisers started sharing the importance of TinkerCad in the teaching learning process.
  2. To make the students understand better, session was divided into 3 segments that is circuit design, 3-D model design and a real life embedded-based application case study.
  3. This session was to help the students in learning new skills for their PBL, mini projects, and project-based activities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Students gained fundamental knowledge in TinkerCAD coding
  • Students gained knowledge on circuit interfacing using diverse hardware development boards as a part of project-based learning.
  • Students also received technical inputs from resource persons to transform their ideas into the implementation of the Mini and Major Projects prototype.

Education 4.0: Tools for Effective NEP 2020 Implementation

Event Details:

The participants should able to:

  1. To understand purpose of Education 4.0 in context of National Education Policy 2020.
  2. To correlate evolution and requirement of the educational system to the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
  3. To identify Significance of Flipped classroom.
  4. To personalized teaching and learning methods.
  5. To develop strategies for improving peer-to-peer learning experience.
  6. To explore Competency-based instead of knowledge-based education.

Key Takeaways:

  1. To describe the importance of Education 4.0 to acquire 21st century skills.
  2. To develop ability to encourage critical thinking among students.
  3. To apply different pedagogical micro-teaching methods and concept mapping.
  4. To demonstrate personalized way of teaching to easily identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students.
  5. To integrate online and offline ways of assessment to measure cognitive skills of students and use Kirkpatrick Model for skill enhancement evaluation.

IEEE R-10 EAC’s ‘Best Practices in Educational Activities Workshop

Event Details:

  1. The workshop was organised by Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh, IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific)  with Dr. Preeti Bajaj as  Chairperson and Prof. Prerna Gaur as Lead Coordinator.
  2. Deepak Mathur, Director IEEE R10, Prof. Rachana Garg, Chair, IEEE Delhi Section, Dr. Suresh Nair, Chair, IEEE India Council and Prof. Baldev Setia, Director, Punjab Engineering College inaugurated the workshop by delivering a welcome address. 
  3. Panel Discussion 1: Best Practices & Challenges in Higher Education, was mainly focused on the need for industry-academia collaboration. In Panel discussion 1, Director, IIT Ropar, Dr Rajesh Ahuja, Director, PEC, Dr Balram Setia, VC, Galgotia Univ, Dr Preeti Bajaj and VC, Chitkara University, Dr Archana Mantri were the panellists and Prof R Jadeja moderated the session.
  4. This panel discussion was followed by a session titled Industry, Education, and IEEE where Dr Suresh Nair, Chair India Council, presented on IEEE and Entrepreneurship. 
  5. Furthermore, Dr. Amit Kumar stressed the importance of sections in advancing students and professionals. Dr Takako Hashimoto presented best practices on reaching locals. 
  6. Through the session IEEE Life Members & Mentoring, Mr R. K. Asthana underlined the role played by the IEEE life members in the upliftment of IEEE. Additionally, he also introduced an efficient and characterised plan to grow the IEEE structure in the future.
  7. In the Panel Discussion 2: IEEE & Education discussion, a few extraordinary realities were verbalised concerning the role played by IEEE in the improvement of the vocation development of understudies engaged with IEEE spaces. Prof V Ramgopal Rai, Prof Shivaji chakravarty and Prof Debabrata Das were the esteemed panellists. The session was moderated by Prof Prerna Gaur. 
  8. Dr Arun Kumar Singh, Chair, Subsection Chandigarh, also attended the inauguration as coordinator of the workshop by delivering an invigorating vote of thanks to all the delegates and esteemed dignitaries.

Registration Count: 60

Key Takeaways:

  1. The increasing significance of collaboration between industry and academia was stressed.

  2. The need for collaboration and innovation for growth;  the need to shift from being “job seekers to job providers” were key points of discussion.

  3. The workshop proved to be an excellent networking opportunity for all the delegates and esteemed dignitaries.

Expert talk on “Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing : Basics to Applications"

Event Details:
The session was hosted by Kandarp Shah. The session began with introduction of the speaker and after that, session was carried forward by Dr. Dhamecha. In this session, Dr. Dhamecha discussed about important concepts of machine learning and how it is related to artificial neural networks and natural language processing. This includes discussion about types of approaches towards a problem (unsupervised and supervised, which includes classification and regression), applications of numerical method and analysis in mathematical computations performed on clusters and a hands-on demonstration of these concepts. After that, sir answered the questions asked by attendees. The final segment of Dr. Dhamecha’s discussion consisted of varieties of tasks and examples which can be solved using natural language processing and it includes examples based on primitives, parsing, semantics, and discourse. A small Q/A session was conducted to solve the doubts of attendees. Afterwards, Dr. Kavindra Jain, Educational Academic Chair And Conference Chair, IEEE SPS GS, invited Dr. Chirag Paunwala, IEE SPS GS Chair, to say a few words about the speaker and Dr. Chirag also encouraged the students. Thereafter, Darshan Modi, Vice-Chairperson of IEEE SPS GCET SB, presented Vote of Thanks and LOA to Dr. Tejas Dhamecha. Each participant gained new information about machine intelligence and natural language processing. The session ended at 6:50 PM by the host Kandarp Shah.

Participants: 74

Key Takeaways:
This session consisted of discussion about inter-relation between machine learning and natural language processing, how NLP helps machine for human language interpretation and uses of NLP in Google Assistant and chatbots.

Introduction to Augmented Reality

Event Details:

Introduction to Augmented Reality was a demo session hosted by IEEE LINK Kerala Section as a part of TECHSORTIUM, IEEE Kerala Section Students Technical Consortium 2022. TECHSORTIUM is the technical flagship event of IEEE LINK and this year it focused on Augmented Reality. The session was organized on 20th July 2022 through Google Meet and the coordinators were K Thomas Mathew, Niveditha P M, Anoop Santhosh, Rohin Raj and Neha Jasmin. In the session, the participants were introduced to the traits of augmented reality and how it brings new dimensions to life. The session explained how to add 3 dimensional objects with animation and how to develop a face mask filter using Spark AR. Panels on the studio were introduced along with face tracker and face mesh. Details on hand tracker, plane tracker, particle system and patch editor were also discussed. Besides, the speaker taught the participants how to add audios to make the system more powerful.

Key Takeaways:

The session introduced Spark AR Studio and the features of Augmented Reality, and how it brings new dimensions to life. The entire session had a live presentation and hands on demo at Spark AR which made it easier for the participants to follow, making the whole event interactive and engaging. The session explained how to add 3 dimensional objects with animation and how to develop a face mask filter using Spark AR. The participants were also given proper guidelines on how to activate Spark AR accounts. A Q&A session was also arranged towards the end to clear various queries regarding Spark AR. Overall, the session was very informative and interactive.

Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Nagendra Krishnapura

Event Details:

IEEE SSCS Kolkata Chapter organized a Distinguished Lecture on Widely Tunable Active True-Time-Delay Line and Millimeter-Wave VCO by Prof. Nagendra Krishnapura, on 23rd July 2022 in virtual mode. Around 30 participants attended the event. The program started at 3:30 pm IST after a brief introduction of Prof. Krishnapura by secretary Dr. Swarnil Roy. Prof. Krishnapura obtained his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and his PhD from Columbia University, New York. He is currently a professor at IIT-Madras. An all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders and be realized using active circuits was proposed in the lecture. Using this, a compact true-time-delay element with a widely tunable delay and a large delay-bandwidth product was demonstrated. Coarse tuning of delay was realized by changing the filter’s order while keeping the bandwidth constant and fine tuning was implemented by changing the filters bandwidth utilizing the delay-bandwidth tradeoff. A widely tunable millimeter wave quadrature VCO using two resonant modes in a resonator with a new 8-port coupled inductor structure was also proposed. It was an interactive session, there was a lot of questions from the audience. At the end of the event, section chair Dr. Sagar Mukherjee delivered vote of thanks.

Participants: 30

Key Takeaways:

  • The participants had the opportunity to explore an all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders and be realized using active circuits.
  • A widely tunable millimeter wave quadrature VCO circuit was also proposed.
  • The lecture included interactive Q&A sessions, where the participants got the chance to get their questions answered.

Delivering Humanitarian Aid to Flood Affected Population in Silchar, Assam

Event Details:

On June 2022, heavy rainfall had crippled the north eastern state of Assam leaving lakhs of people scrambling for dry/ high lands, food, and clean water.  Assam received 62% above normal rainfall in the pre-monsoon season from March to May this year. Silchar, faced its worst flood in living memory with more than 80% of the city being inundated. IEEE ComSoc Kolkata Chapter has donated generously funds to help the flood-hit areas of Silchar. IEEE ComSoc Kolkata Chapter in association with NITS-ComSoc Student Branch Chapter took an initiative to visit the flood affected areas and provide relief materials to the flood affected population. The “Flood Relief Activity” was organized on 1st July, 2022. Students and faculty members from the Institution organized this drive to supply cooked food and drinking water to flood-hit areas in and around the institute premises. All the faculty members and students were fully engaged in the preparation of food. The food was freshly cooked and was made sure that proper hygiene was maintained. The food was carefully transported to the flood hit areas of Masimpur, Babutilla. The faculty members as well as students from all other departments actively participated in the relief drive.

Participants: 30

Key Takeaways:

  • IEEE ComSoc Kolkata Chapter in association with NITS-ComSoc Student Branch Chapter took an initiative to visit the flood affected areas and provide relief materials to the flood affected population.
  • All the students and faculty members from the Institution organized this drive.

Webinar on Blockchain Technology And Cryptocurrency

Event Details:

IEEE SB JC organized a webinar on ‘Blockchain technology and Cryptocurrency’. The event provided undergraduate and postgraduate students with a platform to learn more about these topics. Miss Eva Kaushik started her presentation with an introduction and continued by gauging whether the audience knew the similarities and differences between blockchain and bitcoin. She then gave a detailed account of the revolution and working of blockchain technology. The speaker also encouraged students to pursue careers in blockchain technology by providing them with practical information. Owing to her skills and experience, Miss Kaushik conducted an insightful and interactive session. The participants learned a lot from the insightful session. Finally, the webinar ended with the valedictory session.

Participants: 45

Key Takeaways:

All participants got an opportunity to interact with the speaker and gain more knowledge about the fast-emerging blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. They also learnt about the revolution and working of blockchain technology and became knowledgeable about cryptocurrency’s popularity and practical applications.


Event Details:

IEEE SJCE Student Branch Chapter under St. Joseph’s College of Engineering Student Branch Chapter organized “KARKA KASADARA-A Online Webinar” for School, Diploma and College students on 22nd July 2022. The primary objective of this event was to honour the Tamil language, convey its significance to everyone, and inspire pride in one’s mother tongue. This entire event took place in the Tamil Language.

Participants: 45

Key Takeaways:

Students across different institutes learnt the importance of the Tamil Language. Around 45 participants attended this event and were provided e-certificates for the same.

Webinar on ‘Introduction to HAM Radio’

Event Details:

AISSMS Institute of Information Technology in association with IEEE Communication Society, Pune Section organized a webinar on 19th July 22. Webinar started with introduction of speakers by the host Prof. Shobha Nikam, Assistant Professor, E&TC Department.  Later the platform was given to Dr. Makrand M. Jadhav, Vice-Chairman, IEEE Communication Society, Pune Section. He addressed the faculties and students with his experiences. Lastly the subject matter expert, Mr. Vilas Purushottam Rabde, VU2VPRTech Forum Pune, President Ham Radio Club VU2DYP, Ajeenkya D.Y. Patil, Pune discussed Ham Radio and its history. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Sarika Panwar, Secretary, IEEE Communications Society, Pune Section.

Participants: 70+

Key Takeaways:

“How Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular service that brings people, electronics and communication together” was the prime learning from this webinar. In addition to that, attendees got useful insights regarding:

  • What’s the appeal of Ham Radio and why Amateur Radio Operators are called “Hams”
  • Why do you need a license and how much does it cost
  • What are the Amateur Radio Bands? What are some of the other ways Radio Hams communicate
  • What is ARRL
  • How can one get involved? 

Pre-University Segment

Government School Adoption Program - 2022

Event Details:

The session was conducted in two parts. Firstly, a quick brush-up on basic topics was done and the session was initiated by teaching the students spellings of words related to school and technical aspects, which was followed by them being tested on these spellings. The students bagging the highest score in this spelling test were awarded goodies. In the second half, the session was made interactive by asking the students to come up with the meanings of homophones and to guess the difference in their spellings. Students who showed active participation were awarded chocolates. An assignment was given to the students to find out homophones along with their meaning for the next session. The key area of focus was

  1. To teach high school students through engineering learning.
  2. Connecting students to higher institutions’ perspective.
  3. Providing an opportunity for college students to teach school students.
  4. Knowledge transfer sessions.
  5. Model and scientific mindset development in young minds.
  6. Connecting dots between concepts and their real-time implementation.

Participants: 100+

Key Takeaways:

This educational event was concluded by students talking about their takeaway and feedback from this class. There was never a dull moment in this effervescent event with the students and we bid them with our hearts full. The event established students’ interaction and networking. With powerful Q and A sessions, it explored the innovativeness in young minds. Games and technical events helped in exposure to real-time engineering in simple ways. Teaching and exploring through hands-on activities were also achieved successfully.

Volunteer Experience-Sharing

Featuring - Karthik Iyer (IEEE Bombay Section)

Volunteering with IEEE has always brought in many more opportunities to the table than I could imagine. In a case where I would simply be an IEEE member, I would have got to explore, learn, collaborate develop projects and grow my knowledge immensely. But being a volunteer with IEEE not only helped my knowledge grow but also socializing skills tremendously.

Explore more about Karthik Iyer

Leader Segment

Arun Tanksali
Co-Founder, Nearex
Founder, SocIT Foundation
Chair, TEMS India
Marketing Lead, IEEE MOVE Outreach India
IEEE Bangalore Section
IEEE ICNL is excited to share the interview snippet with one of the prominent leaders Arun Tanksali. Find the interview questions which were being asked below and “Continue Reading to explore learning and best-practices from his leadership experience:
1. What is your “IEEE Mantra” which helped you to be a member till date in IEEE?
2. As an IEEE Senior member, what are the most important values and skills you believe students must demonstrate as a leader?
3. How do you go about building an innovative solution to a non-traditional problem?
4. Many people associate IEEE with conferences and publications. What are the other aspects of IEEE that you have experienced?
5. Since you have published a few research papers, how is having a good reseach profile important for students and how can they start with their reseach profile?

Event Bulletin

Nomination, Competition and Awards

IEEE ComSoc Student Competition

The Student Competition 2022 is here! Dedicated to the future leaders in communications and networking, IEEE ComSoc holds an annual student competition, encouraging communications engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills, and inspire innovation. The winning student (or student team) can earn up to US$2,000. The team leader or the individual of the First prize will be invited to receive the prize at IEEE GLOBECOM 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Call for Nominations: 2022 MGA Individual Awards

You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards Program. Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders…….

IEEEXTREME 16.0: Registration is Open

Registration for the IEEEXtreme Competition is now open! IEEEXtreme is a global, virtual challenge in which teams of IEEE Student Members – advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. Learn more about the competition at www.ieeextreme.org.

This year’s competition will be held on 22 October at 00:00:00 UTC.

As a global competition, IEEEXtreme is always virtual. Typically, students would compete with their team and their proctor in the same location, in most cases at their local Student Branch. This year, the IEEEXtreme committee will allow the proctored teams to compete using online Video Conferencing Platforms. The committee will be doing its best to keep teams engaged throughout the 24 – hours.

Get your team together early and register today. Together, you can prepare forthe competition by visiting our Practice Community from previous competitions.

WIE Call for Nominations for 2023 Treasurer and 2024 Chair-Elect

The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for WIE Committee member positions.

Available positions include:

  • 2023 Treasurer, IEEE WIE Committee
  • 2024 Chair-Elect, IEEE WIE Committee

The deadline to submit nominations is 15 September 2022.