S Joseph Gladwin, Treasurer for IEEE Madras Section
IEEE Madras Section Students Paper Contest (MAS-SPC)
IEEE Madras section with the objective of providing an opportunity to showcase the unique contributions and innovations of UG and PG students organized the IEEE Madras Section Paper Contest (IEEE MAS SPC-2019) on 31st August 2019 at Kongu Engineering College. IEEE MAS SPC-2019 provides an opportunity for the students to showcase their contributions and innovations and also to interact with fellow students, senior academicians and industry professionals. The inaugural function started with the prayer song and lighting of the traditional Kuthuvilakku. The function started after the formal welcome address by Dr. D. Devaraj, SAC for IEEE Madras Section. Dr. V. Balusamy, Principal, Kongu Engineering College gave the guest address and motivation to excel in the forthcoming years. He encouraged the students to commit themselves for the betterment of society. He advised the office bearers to bring out new ideas and more social relevant activities in this academic year. The presidential address was given by Dr. T. Michael Kumar, Secretary for IEEE Madras Section. He encouraged the students to volunteer themselves to organize the events of IEEE. Invited lecture was given by Dr. Ramakrishna Kappagantu on “Smart Grid Technology” to all IEEE students. Nearly 46 papers were presented in different sessions by the students. There was also a presentation on “Student Benefits & Funding Opportunities” given by Dr. D. Devaraj. The event ended with Valedictory function.
IEEE Student Congress 2019
IEEE Madras Section has organized the IEEE Student Congress 2019 on 20th & 21st September 2019 at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur. The theme of the congress is “EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH TECHNOLOGY”. The inaugural function was conducted at 10:00 AM on 21st September. Dr. D. Devaraj, Student Activities Chair and coordinator of the event welcomed the gathering and briefed the objective of the student congress to the participants. Dr. P.A. Manoharan, Chairman, IEEE Madras Section during the presidential address highlighted the various activities conducted by IEEE Madras Section for the student community. The event was inaugurated by Mr. S. Srinivasan, Vice-President & Head, Power Transmission and Distribution, Larsen & Toubro. In his inaugural address, Mr. S. Srinivasan briefed the students, about the skills to be acquired to succeed in engineering industries and motivated the students to identify the challenges in the community, and develop economical solutions to those issues. Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor, SRM IST released the proceedings of the event. The special topics are:
- Student funding opportunities and competitions in IEEE by Dr. D. Devaraj,
- Hardware in Loop by Mr. Solikutty Dhanapal,
- Electric Vehicle Technology by Mr. M.P. Prasad,
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Dr. Chandrasekhar Menon.
The event also had project contest in which the students have shown their innovative products. The program concluded with Valedictory function of the congress.