Prepared by: Biju Balakrishnan, Counselor for IEEE SIESGST Student Branch
Ever since its inception, IEEE Student Branch of SIES Graduate School of Technology has strived on amplifying intellectually and cultivating an environment suited for intrapersonal evolvement for all of its stakeholders. The prime ambition has been and continues to be creating opportunities for the students at the college. IEEE SIESGST has three society chapters, namely MTT-S, Computer Society, and WiE Affinity Group. Over the years, IEEE SIESGST has perennially excelled by bringing new opportunities, from a National Level Technical Fest to Women Entrepreneurship sessions; the wide range of opportunities available for the students adds to the all-around development.
The SB has held numerous events, but Techopedia X, the tenth version of the annual National-Level Technical Festival, which explored the prospects of thrilling debates and leadership skills, mental fortitude, and understanding of the technical world, stands out as one of the most significant ones. A three-day Symposium and academic convention – Epsilon was introduced in 2021 and has completed two editions (2021 and 2022). Topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing, IoT & 5G, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity were covered in these 2 editions. This event had a total of 45 outstanding and illustrious speakers conversing on these topics from all around the globe virtually. Other initiatives include EnigmaTech Sundays- a YouTube video series highlighting the most crucial breakthrough in STEM weekly, and BrainHertz– a Podcast show to discuss exciting technologies. Under the WiE AG, a series of STEM lectures for kids from underprivileged backgrounds are being held every year. This has covered topics like Data Analytics, SAR, UI/UX, LoraWAN, DSA, Robotics, Power Beaming & Space Solar, Web Scrapping, and Microwave Theory through seminars and workshops in the past couple of years.
It is humbling to note that for the last two years, the IEEE SB of SIES Graduate School of Technology has received the IEEE Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award in 2020 and 2021. As part of the 2021 Darrel Chong Student Activity Award, Techopedia 9.0 received the Bronze Award. Chair of SIESGST SB, Shubham Mishra, won the Outstanding Volunteer Award 2021 from the IEEE India Council. In 2021, the SB had 109 active IEEE members, which increased to 127 active members in 2022.