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  • 2015

    IEEE Kerala Section

    ANNUAL REPORT

    SECRETARY, IEEE KERALA SECTION, 2015

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    Contents

    PART A - SECTION SUMMARY ..............................Error! Bookmark not defined.

    A.1 Executive Summary ......................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

    Section Executive Committee Member List ........................................................ 3

    Section Highlights ...............................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

    Major Events (International, National) .............................................................. 7

    Major Chapter Activities ................................................................................. 8

    Major Student and Affinity Group Activities ....................................................... 9

    Awards ......................................................................................................... 9

    A.2 Financial Report ...................................................................................... 11

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    Summary and evidence of work done to improve the value of membership, which

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    B.2 Chapter Activities ..........................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

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    Signal Processing Society Chapter 18

    Society for Social Implications in Technology Chapter.18

    Circuity & Systems Society Chapter.19

    B.3 Professional and Continuing Education Activities ......................................... 20

    Industry Relations Activity..20

    Technical Activities.22

    Distinguished Lecture Programs.24

    Conferences: ............................................................................................... 25

    Technically Cosponsored International Conferences .......................................... 26

    B.4 Students Activities .................................................................................. 26

    Total number of Student Branches in the Section: ............................................ 27

    Number of Student Branches formed in the current year : ................................. 28

    Section level student activities ....................................................................... 29

    Face 2 Face : ............................................................................................... 29

    Branch Councilors Congress: .......................................................................... 30

    Kerala IEEE Technical Symposium (KITeS) : .................................................... 31

    All Kerala Student Congress (AKSC) : ............................................................. 31

    IEEE Day Quiz.32

    Section Level PES Quiz .................................................................................. 32

    IEEE LINK CAMP : ...............................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

    AIYSC.33

    HUB Events..34

    HUB/LINK Events.35

    Number of active Student Branches ................................................................ 36

    Summary of Student Branch activities ............................................................. 36

    One Student Enterprise awards ...................................................................... 36

    Two Darrel Chong Award in Silver Category ..................................................... 36

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    One Richard E Merwin Scholarship .................................................................. 36

    Outstanding Branch Councillor Award .............................................................. 36

    Student Branch Events .................................................................................. 36

    B.5 Affinity Group Activities ........................................................................... 37

    Young Professional (YP) ................................................................................. 37

    Women In Engineering (WIE) ......................................................................... 38

    Life Member ................................................................................................. 41

    Consultant Networks ..................................................................................... 41

    B.6 Awards & Recognition Activities ................................................................ 41

    Award constituted by the Section ................................................................... 42

    Section Outstanding Volunteer Award ............................................................. 42

    Section Outstanding WIE Volunteer Award ....................................................... 42

    Outstanding Young Professional Volunteer ....................................................... 42

    Section Outstanding Student WIE Volunteer Award ........................................... 43

    Section Outstanding Student Volunteer Award ................................................. 43

    Section Outstanding Branch Councilor Award ................................................... 43

    Award(s) received from R10 .......................................................................... 44

    Award(s) received from IEEE HQ .................................................................... 44

    B.7 Communication Activities (Newsletter, Home Page, E-mail etc.) .................... 44

    Newsletter (name and number of issues in the year) ........................................ 44

    Home Page of the Section .............................................................................. 45

    Other means of contacts with Section members ............................................... 45

    B.8 Industry Relations ................................................................................... 45

    Membership growth and retention .................................................................. 45

    Activities for/with industrial members ............................................................. 45

    B.9 Humanitarian Technology Activities ........................................................... 45

    Shasthra Vismaya ......................................................................................... 45

    JyothIEEE .................................................................................................... 45

    Eyes Free Camp ........................................................................................... 46

    B.10 Community Activities ............................................................................. 47

    IEEE Day ..................................................................................................... 47

    PART C - OTHERS ........................................................................................ 47

    C.1 Special Events ........................................................................................ 47

    C.2 Relationship with National Societies .......................................................... 47

    C3. Collaboration with other IEEE Sections ...................................................... 48

    Support extended to neighboring Sections ....................................................... 48

    Joint activities with any other Section ............................................................. 48

    C.4 Support extended to Sub-sections & Society Chapters within the Section ....... 48

    C.5Best Practices of your Section (which you would like to share with other Sections

    for the benefits of members) ......................................................................... 48

    C.6 Problems anticipated and suggestions for solutions, if any ........................... 48

    PART D - GOALS AND PLANS ............................................................................ 48

    D.1 Continuation of project/activity in progress and their implementation plans ... 48

    D.2 Goals and Future Plans ............................................................................ 50

    D.3Any innovative ideas to make IEEE more creative and value added for sustaining

    the membership retention and recruitment goals. ............................................. 52

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    Kerala Section Annual Report - 2015

    PART A - SECTION SUMMARY

    A.1 Executive Summary

    Section Executive Committee Member List

    Chair Mr. Unni Sankar

    Vice Chair Dr. S.M. Sameer

    Secretary Ms.Sarada Jayakrishnan

    Treasurer Mr.Jithin Krishnan

    Immediate Past Chair Mr. Srinivasan R

    Immediate Past Secretary Mr. Sabarinath Pillai

    Chair, Malabar Subsection Dr. Lilly Kutty

    Secretary, Malabar subsection Mr. Rijul

    Chair, Kochi Subsection Dr. Suresh Nair

    Secretary, Kochi Subsection Mr. Shahim Baker

    Chair, CS chapter Ms. Mini Ulanat

    Vice Chair, CS chapter Mr. Padmakumar G

    Secretary, CS Chapter Mr. Farish CV

    Chair, IE, IA & PEL Chapter Mr. A K Unnikrishnan

    Secretary, IE, IA & PEL Chapter Mr. Srikanth Vasudevan

    Chair, Comsoc Chapter Dr. B. S. Manoj

    Vice Chair, Comsoc Chapter Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh

    Secretary, Comsoc Chapter Mr. Prem Krishnan

    Chair, PES Chapter Dr. Bijuna Kunju

    Vice Chair, PES Chapter Mr. Hareendralal AG

    Secretary, PES Chapter Mr. Syamkumar G

    Chair, SSIT Chapter Mr. Satish Babu

    Chair, GOLD Affinity Group Mr. Ajin Baby

    Vice Chair, GOLD Affinity Group Mr. Nitin Padmanabhan

    Secretary GOLD Affinity Group Mr.Bibin Parukoor Thomas

    Chair, WIE Affinity Group Ms. Sunitha Beevi

    Vice Chair, WIE Affinity Group Ms. Mija S J

    Secretary, WIE Affinity Group Ms. Preethy V Warrier

    Member, Awards Committee Mr. Amarnath Raja

    Member, Awards Committee Mr. Sasi PM

    Member, Awards Committee Mr. Satish Babu

    Chair, Student Activities Prof. Muhammed Kasim S

    V-SAC (Travancore) Mr. Anilkumar C V

    V-SAC (Kochi) Mr. Paul Ansel V

    V-SAC (Malabar) Dr. Vinod P

    MDC Mr. Ranjit R Nair

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    Chair, Professional Activities Mr. Brajesh

    Secretary, Professional Activities Mr. Ranjit R Nair

    Inter Society Activities Mr. J Muraleemohan Lal

    Chair, Conference Activities Board Mr. E E Rajakumar

    Convener, CAB Mr. K.B. Senthilkumar

    Conference Publications Chair Dr. K Suresh

    Chair, Educational Activities Prof..K P Mohandas

    Publications Mr. K Gopalan Nair

    Industry Relations Coordination Mr.Varghese Cherian

    ECC Mr. Vijay S Paul

    Section Webmaster Mr. Nithin R S

    Student Representative Mr. Jishnu K

    SDLP Co-ordinator Mr.Sabarinath

    Chair, PIE Mr. Philip John

    Secretary, PIE Mr. Shahim Baker

    Chair, SIGHT Mr. Jayakrishnan M C

    Member At Large Dr. D S Rane

    Member At Large Prof. Gomathy K Muraleedharan

    Member At Large Mr. N T Nair

    Member At Large Prof. V K Damodaran

    Member At Large Mr. S Gopakumar

    Member At Large Mr. Koruthu P Varghese

    Member At Large Mr. G.Vijaya Raghavan

    Member At Large Mr. N.A.P. Thampy

    Member At Large Mr. Satheesh Kumar K G

    Section Highlights

    Key Achievements

    2015 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award

    2014 R 10 Outstanding Large Section Award

    700 + events

    Seven International Conferences

    Healthy Growth in membership [30% YoY]

    Technology Road Map for Kerala 2025

    Symposium alongside the Award ceremony on 26th Sept15

    Spotlight on Energy, Intelligent Transport Systems, Digital

    Kerala, Software Industry and Technology Education

    AISYC 2015

    All India Student Young Professionals Congress 2015 Hosted at

    Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi during 7-9

    Aug 2015

    250+ students and Young Professionals from 11 Sections in India

    25+ resource persons from industry, social welfare etc

    Shastra Vismaya

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    A unique initiative by IEEE Kerala Section and the Dept. of Social

    Welfare, Govt. of Kerala for Abused Children staying in

    Government Shelter Homes, to Inculcate interest towards Science

    and its applications.

    Three Session Held on Trivandrum, Idukki & Adimali

    IEEE Kerala Section working along with WIE, SIGHT, Young

    Professionals

    JyothIEEE

    Aimed to lighten the lives of earthquake stricken villagers of Nepal

    Shipped One Hundred Solar Lanterns as a token of support

    from IEEE Kerala Section

    Members donated two types of lanterns

    Kerala SIGHT members were part of IEEE team who surveyed the

    earthquake affected areas in Nepal and submitted a draft proposal

    to IEEE board for rehabilitation and reconstruction

    International Year of Light

    The International Year of Light[IYL 2015] and light based

    technologies, declared by UN to promote light technologies for

    improved quality of life in developed and developing world.

    In Kerala, spearheaded by Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad

    (KSSP), and supported by EMC, IEEE Kerala Section took up a

    massive project

    to enthuse, educate and elevate the minds of school

    children at upper primary, high school & higher secondary

    levels

    Covering ~12,600 Schools in Kerala

    Spanning of period of 12 months till May 2016.

    INNOTECH 2015

    Initiative of Industry Relations Committee of IEEE Malabar

    Subsection to enhance the industry awareness of students across

    the engineering colleges in Malabar region

    IEEE Kerala working closer with Government of Kerala

    IEEE Kerala Section now works closer with the governance of

    Kerala State by way of representations in Key technology decision

    making technical committees of the Government.

    IEEE Kerala Section representative in Kerala Water Authority

    Technical Committee for Implementation of Water Management

    System Mr. S Gopakumar

    IEEE Kerala Section is represented in Governing Body of Kerala

    State IT Mission Kerala

    Technical Committee of Commercial Taxes Dept, Govt. Of Kerala -

    Mr. Srinivasan representing the Section

    IEEE Kerala Section working with APJ Abdul Kalam Technological

    University, Kerala (KTU)

    To give leadership to the technology related policy formulation and

    engineering planning for the state

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    Scope of engagement: Faculty Development, Curricula Definition,

    Accreditation, Industry Academy Linkage

    Section Members holding positions in MGA, EAB, TAB, R10, India

    Council during 2015:

    Mr. Amarnath Raja : Member, IEEE Humanitarian Ad Hoc

    Committee

    Mr. N.T. Nair : Member, IEEE Life Members Committee . India

    Council Newsletter editor.

    Prof. V K Damodaran : Member, IEEE EAB Committee on Global

    Accreditation Activities.

    Er. S Gopakumar : Member, IEEE MGA IT Coordination

    committee, Student Retention subcommittee Lead

    Dr. Sameer S M : Member, IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services

    Committee.

    Mr. Arjun R Pillai : Member, R7-10, MGA awards and recognition

    committee; Member, MGA member benefits portfolio advisory

    committee; Member, MGA Membership Recruitment & Recovery

    Committee

    Mr. Vijay S Paul : Member at Large, MGA ieee.tv advisory

    committee

    Mr. Ranjit R Nair : Member, Young Professionals Coordinator of

    Region 10;and MGA Young Professionals Committee

    Mr. Srinivasan R : Chair, India Council, Industry Relations

    Mr. Srikanth Vasudevan : Chapter Chair, IA-Chapters &

    Membership Department Committee. Executive Board Members-

    At-Large, IEEE Industry Applications Society

    Mr. Sabarinath Pillai : Member, Internship and Entrepreneurship

    Development subcommittee, India Council

    Mr. Bibin P Thomas : Global IEEE Day team Lead

    IEEE Funded Projects E-Scientia

    E Scientia Kerala team was invited to the IEEE Exhibits Program

    Strategic Summit held at University of Pretoria, South Africa from

    October 8-9, 2015

    IEEE Kerala Section celebrated one year of installation of the 6th

    E-Scientia exhibit world-wide in C-SiS Campus, Cochin University

    of Science and Technology. Close to 25000 students had

    benefitted from visiting and experiencing E-Scientia at Kochi.

    The exhibit is visited by 80 high school students every working day

    and the feedback is extremely satisfying. Students can have a

    virtual experience of travelling in a space vehicle and can have

    hands on experience in designing simple circuits to resolve

    simulated issues during the travel in the space vehicle. Each

    student group (3 members) has a dedicated computer system

    replicating the systems in a space vehicle like communication

    systems, defence system, power system, navigation system, etc.

    New Chapters CAS

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    One new society chapters was initiated during 2015 to improve

    specific technical benefits to the sections members. Four society

    chapters Viz. Robotics and Automation Society, Antenna &

    Propagation Society, Signal Processing Society & Engineering in

    Medicine and Biology Society Chapter were approved in 2014. The

    Circuits and Society Chapter was approved during January 2015.

    New Affinity Groups LMAG, CN

    Two new Affinity Groups, the Life Member Affinity Group and the

    IEEE USA Consultants Network Affinity Group were initiated in the

    Section. With this, Kerala Section has all four IEEE Affinity Groups.

    SIGHT projects

    12 SIGHTS in Kerala two professional sights and 10 SB SIGHTs.

    Signature events

    Saastra Vismaya

    Eyes Free Science Camp

    JyothIEEE

    ISTAS 2016

    Kerala Section has been selected to host the flagship conference

    of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (ISTAS 2016)

    for the year 2016.

    The conference will be held at UDS, Trivandrum from October 21-

    22, 2016

    Major Events (International, National)

    Technology Road Map for Kerala 2025

    Symposium alongside the MGA Award ceremony on 26th Sept15

    MGA Outstanding Large Section Award presented by

    Mr.Ramakrishna Kappagantu, Director IEEE R10.

    Tracks on Energy, Intelligent Transport Systems, Digital Kerala,

    Software Industry and Technology Education

    More than 100 invited Guests from Industry, Academia and

    Government.

    Follow-up programs on specific technology problems and solution

    suggestions presented at the symposium by society chapters.

    SPICES 2015

    IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Informatics,

    Communication and Energy Systems (IEEE SPICES 2015), NIT

    Calicut, 19-21 February, 2015

    RAICS 2015

    Third Edition (2011, 13, 15)

    Theme: Smart Systems for a Smarter World

    75 papers presented, out of 311 submissions

    Conference Keynotes:Prof G. Venkatesh (CTO Sasken);Prof Akihito

    Sugiyami (NEC Japan);Prof Shankar Narasimhan (IIT Madras)

    Tutorials, IoT workshop, PhD Forum, Women in Computing

    Distinguished Lecture Programs : The following DLPs were organized at

    various locations in Kerala for the benefit of members in the section

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    DLP of IEEE SSIT Kerala Chapter on Integrated Technical

    Solutions fot Sustainability by Mr.Philip Hall, University of Wester

    Ausralia on 12th Feb15

    DLP of IEEE EMBS Kerala on Medical Image Analysis- the key to

    personalized medicine? by Prof Ewert Bengtsson, Director Centre

    for Image Analysis,Uppsala University and IEEE Fellow on 3rd

    Mar15.

    DLP of IEEE APS Kerala Chapter by Prof. P. Mohanan, Cochin

    University of Science and Technology and Prof. Amelendhu

    Patnaik, IIT Rookie, on Antenna Arrays, Transmission Lines, and

    Reconfigurable Antennas Concepts and Applications,

    respectively, on 27th April 2015

    DLP of IEEE APS Kerala Chapter by Prof. A. Alphones and Prof.

    E.L. Tan from NangYang Technological University, Singapore,

    delivered talks on Metamaterial and periodic structures, and

    Computational Electromagnetics using FDTD Mobile Application,

    respectively on 5th August 2015.

    DLP by Dr. Sudhakar Rao, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman

    Aerospace Systems at IIST on 23rd Sept15.

    DLP of IEEE SPS Kerala Chapter on Signal Enhancement in

    Consumer Productsby Dr.Akihiko Sen Sugiyama on 10th Dec15

    DLP of IEEE SPS Kerala Chapter on 25 years of Audio codingby

    Dr.Akihiko Sen Sugiyama on 10th Dec15

    IEEE Day Celebrations

    IEEE Kerala Section celebrated IEEE Day on 7 Oct 2014 with a

    networking Lunch at Technopark, Trivandrum. Discussions were

    focused on increasing membership from the professionals in the

    Software domain.

    Major Chapter Activities

    PES - Formation of Power & Energy Research Group

    PES Kerala Chapter has taken a formidable initiative to form a

    Research Group consisting of Members from Industry and

    Academia leading to collaborative research with a very strong

    Industry Institute Interaction.

    A Brainstorming Session was conducted on 12th December 2015 at

    Hotel Udayasamudra, Trivandrum with members from Industries

    KSEB, Energy Management Centre and Anert as well as faculty

    from Engineering Colleges.

    The first Cluster level meeting was held on 8th January 2016 at

    College of Engineering, Trivandrum, with faculty from Engineering

    Colleges in Trivandrum District and major Industries.

    PES Quiz

    The Power and Energy Society Chapter organized a Power Quizzes

    for pre-university students and also for 1st year engineering

    students.

    Invited Lecturers

    All society chapters organized invited lecturers at various locations

    in the section. Detailed reports follow.

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    Women In Computing [WiC]

    Women in Computing (WiC) Symposium, conducted along with

    RAICS 2015 was held to bring together individuals, especially

    Women Engineers, Scientists, and Professionals who actively work

    in computing and related areas relevant to IEEE RAICS 2015, to

    share and present their latest research, findings, and ideas. It was

    well received. We had a keynote by a woman Data Scientist Ms.

    Sreedevi Menon on Bigdata challenges in Clinical Research There

    were 6 paper presentations. The symposium was coordinated by

    Ms. Mini Ulanat, Chair IEEE CS . The session was chaired by Ms.

    Sunitha Beevi, Chair, WIE AG and Dr. Sumitra Nair, Faculty, IIST.

    The feed back received from participants are very encouraging to

    expand this in the years to come.

    Major Student and Affinity Group Activities

    Early Career Faculty Development Program : Young Professionals

    The event was organized for the early career academicians from

    engineering colleges of the state to boost their technological

    awareness and IEEE awareness. The Yong Professionals AG with

    the help of IEEE Educational Activities Board had evolved a

    program for the Kerala specific needs, which could be useful for

    the rest of the developing countries as well.

    Eyes free Science Camp for the Blind & Low Vision Students: Young

    Professionals

    A one day event that renewed confidence in the visually impaired

    students to pursue science and mathematics for higher studies.

    STEP (Student Transition Elevation Program) & TISP (Teacher In

    service Porgram) Boot Camp : Young Professionals & WIE

    IEEE STEP (Student Transition and Elevation Partnership program)

    on the 23rd of August aimed to convey the benefits of IEEE Young

    Professionals and thereby facilitate the easy transition of Student

    member to Young Professional. The participants included recent

    graduates, Graduate Student members & final year students along

    with a diverse attendee list of Industry Professionals,

    Entrepreneurs and Academicians.

    WIE Summit : WIE AG

    The WIE Summit organized by WIE AG of Kerala was a three day

    event on three themes, Women In Computing, Women In

    Technology & Women In Leadership on 31st Oct 2nd

    November.

    Awards

    Kerala section has been appreciated and recognized on a global scale by

    awarding the Section and many of its volunteers for their efforts towards the

    vision and mission of IEEE.

    Kerala Section : Winner of 2015 MGA Outstanding Large Section

    Award for 2014 Activities.

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    Kerala Section : Winner of the 2014 R 10 Distinguished Large

    Section Award

    Mr. Amarnath Raja: 2015 IEEE MGA Larry K Wilson Transnational

    Award

    IEEE Kerala Section E-Scientia Team : 2015 IEEE MGA

    Achievement Award [Team of Mr. Suresh Nair, Ms. Mini Ulanat, Mr.

    Shahim Baker, Mr. Ranjit R Nair, Mr .Ajin Baby Mr. Vijay S Paul, Mr

    .Bibin Purukoor Thomas, Mr. Thomas Sabu]

    Mr.Srikanth Vasudevan Pillai won the Outstanding Student Branch

    Chapter Area Chair Award 2015 from IEEE Industry Applications

    Society

    IAS SBC Govt Engineering College received certificate of

    Appreciation for being the 250th IAS Chapter.

    Kerala Section Young Professionals AG : won 2015 R10 YP Section

    Affinity Group Award

    Mr. Vijay S Paul: won 2015 R10 Best Young Professionals

    Volunteer Award [Industry Practitioner]

    Mr. Nandakumar R won 2015 R10 Best Young Professionals

    Volunteer Award [Academician]

    AIYEHUM 2015

    Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology

    students team led by Salman Nizarudin won the All IEEE Young

    Engineers Humanitarian Challenge (AIYEHUM) 2015

    IEEE Student Enterprise Award

    Sridev Shyam of Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering

    &Technology was awarded the Student Enterprise Award for the

    project Automated Parking Space Allotment and Navigation

    System.

    Richard E Merwin Scholarship

    Alka Ajit of Mar Baselios of Engineering and Technology,

    Nalanchira was a recipient of Richard E Merwin Scolarship

    2015 Darrel Chong Award

    College of Engineering, Trivandrum was listed in the GOLD

    category for All Kerala Students Congress.

    College of Engineering, Chengannur was listed in the BRONZE

    category

    India Council Outstanding Student Branch

    Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology,

    Nedumangad bagged the Outstanding Student Branch Award by

    IEEE India Council.

    IEEE R10 Best Branch Counselor Award

    Prof. Shanu Nizar of College of Engineering, Chengannur was

    awarded with the R10 Best Branch Counselor Award.

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    A.2 Financial Report

    The summary of financial activities of the section as per submitted Netsuite

    reporting is as below.

    IEEE

    IEEE : Region

    10 : Region 10

    INR

    Balance Sheet

    End of Dec

    2015

    Financial Row Amount

    Current Assets

    Bank

    70199 - Indian Overseas

    Bank KERALA

    Rs.1,449,422.28

    70200 - Custody Banking

    Section KERALA

    -Rs.17.46

    72242 - KERALA Petty Cash Rs.602.04

    Total Bank Rs.1,450,006.86

    Total Current Assets Rs.1,450,006.86

    Current Assets Less Current

    Liabilities

    Rs.1,450,006.86

    Total Assets Less Current

    Liabilities

    Rs.1,450,006.86

    Long Term Liabilities

    74246 - Reserve Allocation

    Payable

    Rs.211,874.10

    Total Long Term Liabilities Rs.211,874.10

    Total Assets Less Total Liabilities Rs.1,238,132.76

    Capital and Reserves

    Retained Earnings Rs.1,412,834.25

    Net Income -Rs.174,701.49

    Total Capital and Reserves Rs.1,238,132.76

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    PART B - ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

    B.1 Membership Development Activities

    Total number of active members in the past 5 years.

    Member Grade 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

    Life Members 8 8 10 10 13

    Senior Members 57 60 74 84 90

    Members 692 950 916 891 867

    Associate Members 50 27 35 49 62

    Affiliate Members - - 4 6 -

    Graduate Student

    Members 467 427 477 664

    429

    Student Members 3903 4290 4092 3645 5461

    Total 5177 5762 5572 5349 6922

    30% growth in membership, largely aided by students who constitute 79%

    30% of members in Kerala are members of Women in Engineering

    46% of professional members in Kerala are Young Professionals

    2015 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention

    Performance Award for meeting both recruitment and retention goals

    Membership drives, vibrant programs, chapter activities, all have contributed.

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    B.2 Chapter Activities

    Total number of Chapters in the Section :

    Kerala Section has a total of Ten Society Chapters, adding one Society

    Chapter in 2015.

    1. Power & Energy Society

    2. Computer Society

    3. Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics Societies

    (Joint Chapter)

    4. Communication Society

    5. Society on Social Implications of Technology

    6. Antenna & Propagation Society

    7. Robotics and Automation Society

    8. Signal Processing Society

    9. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

    10. Circuits and Systems Society

    Number of Chapters formed in the current year

    Formed during January 2015: Circuits and Systems Society

    Number of active Chapters

    All ten society chapters have reported the required number of meetings

    during 2015.

    Summary of Chapter activities

    A list of activities organized by society chapters is listed here.

    Power and Energy Society

    College Level Paper Presentation Contest on Role of Phasor

    Measurement Units in Power Systems

    Quiz Contest for 1st Year Engineering

    PES Research Group with Members from Industry and Academia

    leading to collaborative research

    Two new Student Branch Chapters inaugurated College of

    Engineering, Munnar and College of Engineering, Chengannur

    Expert Talks at several Engineering Colleges all over Kerala.

    Energy Conservation awareness was given to housewives

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    Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics Societies

    Joint Chapter

    Inauguration of IAS Student Branch chapter, National Institute of Technology,

    Calicut by Dr.Tomy Sebastian IAS President Elect.

    Inauguration of IAS Student Branch chapter, Adi Shankara Institute of

    Technology, Kalady by Dr.David B Druocher, IAS President, Dr.Tomy Sebastian

    IAS President Elect.

    Energy Awareness Campaign by IAS SBC Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam.

    IEEE IAS Indian Workshop.

    IAS Official Visit to Kerala (Delegations headed by IAS President including

    President Elect, IAS Director, IAS CMD Chair, IAS Chapter Development

    Committee Chair visited the SB chapters in Kerala).

    Workshop on Circuit Simulation using Proteus.

    Social Program-Tour to Banasura Sagar Dam.

    Technical Tour-Moozhiyar Power house.

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    Computer Society

    First ever All Kerala Computer Society Student Congress at CEC. Session Top 10 things for Android developers by AmritSanjeev, Program

    Manager at Google.

    Women in Computing Colloquium to promote the research activities of Women researchers.

    Campus++: An event exclusively for aspiring student entrepreneurs, at Malappuram.

    VIGYAAN: awareness session for school going students, on Cyber Security at Government High School, Vennala.

    Communication Society

    Internet of Things workshop by Dr.Srikanth (supported by R10 ComSoc Chapter Funding of 800 USD).

    Ham radio workshop and examination at Vimal Jyothi Engineering College. Industry interaction session. Project competition and exhibition. Seminar competition.

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    Antenna & Propagation Society

    Two days hands on training workshop on LaTeX software 16th to 17th April

    2015.

    Workshop on computational Electromagnetics from 15th June to 19th June

    2015.

    Three days hands on training workshop on Key sight (Agilent) ADS and EM-

    Pro.

    A workshop on computational electromagnetics 7 to 9 December 2015.

    Workshop on Antenna and Wave Propagation 29 December 2015.

    Distinguished Lecture (DL) Programs.

    Technical paper at IEEE APS 2015,IEEE APS reviewers meeting.

    Conducted technical talks about EMI, EMC, Metamaterial etc.

    Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter

    National Conference in Biomedical Engineering in association with TKM

    Institute of Technology (9th January 2015).

    Workshop on ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF MAGNETIC

    RESONANCE IMAGING in association with SCTIMST conducted on 8th August

    2015

    Technical Talk In association with C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram on 3rd March

    2015.Medical image analsis- the key to personalized medicine? By Prof.

    Ewert Bengtsson, Director, Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University and

    IEEE Fellow

    Workshop and Hands-on training session on medical equipments on10th

    September 2015 at Taj Vivanta, Trivandrum

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    Robotics and Automation Society Chapter

    Industrial Visit to NEST Kochi (19th June 2015), in association with Kochi

    Subsection.

    Tech Talk Towards Demonstrable Research - In a Robotics Perspective, by Mr

    Rejin Narayanan (Chair, RAS Kerala Chapter & CEO of Ingen Robotics) on the

    20th of July 2015.

    Tech Talk on State of the Art in Semiconductor Fab by Mr Gautam Shankar,

    CEO, GES Infotek ,TVM (23rd of July 2015).

    Talk on Learning Robotics at St.Thomas school Trivandrum by Mr Rejin

    Narayanan (Chair, RAS Kerala Chapter & CEO of Ingen Robotics) ( 29 Oct

    2015).

    Workshop Python Primer at NIELIT Calicut ( 10th & 11th Oct 2015), in

    association with Kochi Subsection & NIELIT Calicut.

    Workshop Getting Started with Robotics at AWH CE Calicut (17th & 18th Oct

    2015), in association with Kochi Subsection & NIELIT Calicut.

    Tech Talk on Require D by Mr S Thomas , CEO, Digi Core Technologies, at

    NIELIT Calicut ( 07th Nov 2015) in association with Kochi Subsection & AWH CE.

    Workshop on Automation at BOSCH REXROTH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN

    AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, CET on 12th December 2015.

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    Signal Processing Society

    IEEE SPS DLP Lecture by Dr Akihiko Ken Sugiyama FIEEE on Signal

    Enhancement in Consumer Products

    Golden Jubilee Lecture Series: Talk-2 on 25 years of Audio Coding by

    Dr.Akihiko Ken Sugiyama

    Society for Social Implications in Technology

    IEEE Kerala Section and IEEE SSIT co-organized a DLP on Integrated tech

    solutions for sustainability by Dr. Philip Hall, Adjunct Professor in

    University of Western Australia on 12thFebruary, 2015.

    Talk by Mr. Satish Babu on Recent Developments in Internet Governance

    on 30thDecember at IE (I) Hall Trivandrum.

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    Circuits and Systems Society

    The rapid growth of Electronics and IT technologies in developing solutions for

    the Internet enabled devices opens up several opportunities for future in India.

    Recognizing this demand, and the acute shortage of talented young Electronics

    engineers in India, IEEE CAS Kerala Chapter, envisions to engage in a talent

    motivation drive in the IT hub of Kerala, Technopark, through series of hands-on

    workshops and mentorship programs.

    In 2015, IEEE CAS Kerala Chapter partnered with IIITM-Kerala, [email protected] and

    Kerala Startup Mission to implement and organize the workshop.

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    B.3 Professional and Continuing Education Activities

    Summary of continuing Educational activities including conferences, technical activities,

    training courses, and distinguished lecture programs

    Industrial Relations Activity

    INNOTECH 2015 was an initiative of Industry Relations Committee of IEEE Malabar

    Subsection to enhance the industry awareness of students across the engineering

    colleges in Malabar region. INNOTECH was carried out in a much bigger scale having

    7 industry interaction sessions and professionals from leading technology firms like

    Intel, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and Kalkitech handled the sessions. A participation

    of around 700 students was witnessed across the 7 events. The events were

    conducted during the period of August November 2015.

    o Event 1 - The first event of this series was held at Vimal Jyothi Engineering

    College (VJEC) in association with IEEE Communications Society Student

    Branch Chapter and the Department of Electronics and Communication,

    VJEC on 3rd August 2015. Over 60 students attended the session.

    o Event 2 - The second event of INNOTECH series event was held on 13th

    August 2015 in association with IEEE student branch LBS College of

    Engineering (LBSCE) and the Department of Electronics and

    Communication. Over 100 students attended the session.

    o Event 3 - The third event of the INNOTECH series was held at Sreepathy

    Institute of Management and Technology (SIMAT) in association with IEEE

    student branch chapter of SIMAT & Electrical and Electronics association

    of SIMAT on 17th August 2015. Over 90 students attended the session.

    o Event 4 - The fourth event of the INNOTECH series was held at was held

    at MEA Engineering College, Perinthalmanna in association with IEEE

    Industry Application Society Student Branch Chapter of MEA Engineering

    College on 20th August 2015. More than 85 students from various

    departments attended the session.

    o Event 5 - The fifth event of the INNOTECH series was held at was held at

    MES College of Engineering College (MES CE) in association with IEEE

    Communications Society Student Branch Chapter, MESCE on 10th

    September 2015. Nearly 110 students attended the session

    o Event 6 - The sixth event of the INNOTECH series was held at was held at

    College of Engineering, Vadakara (CEV) in association with IEEE Student

    Branch Chapter, MESCE TEQIP Phase II, CEV on 6th October 2015. Around

    120 students attended the session.

    o Event 7 - The seventh event of the INNOTECH series was held at was held

    at AWH Engineering College, Kozhikode on 6th November 2015. Around

    150 students attended the session.

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    Technical Activities:

    o Technology Road Map for Kerala 2025

    IEEE Kerala Section celebrated the occasion of it being awarded the 2015

    MGA Outstanding Large Section Award, by conducting a Symposium on

    Technology Road Map for Kerala2025, with spotlight on Energy, Intelligent

    Transport Systems, Digital Kerala, Software Industry and Technology

    Education, on 26 September 2015 at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Industry

    and Technology Education, on 26 September 2015 at Uday Samudra Leisure

    Beach Resort, Trivandrum.

    With participation from the elites of industry, academia, R&D houses,

    infrastructure andgovernment, the symposium saw IEEE R10 Director Mr

    Ramakrishna Kappagantu handing government, the symposium saw IEEE

    R10 Director Mr Ramakrishna Kappagantu handing over the award

    comprising a plaque, to IEEE Kerala Section Chair Mr. UnniSankar.

    Mr M Sivasankar IAS, Secretary, (Power) Govt. of Kerala and Chairman, KSEB

    started off with an introduction about KSEB, its 1.15 Crore customers in the

    state and how the increase in demand has risen by 65% over the last 10

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    years. He explained about the current energy scenario in the state, to better

    understand its implications and options for solutions, he said 3000MW is the

    average requirement of power.

    Mr Mohammed Y Safirulla IAS, Director, Kerala State IT Mission spoke about

    the various sectors in which further developments have to be made to truly

    make a movement towards building a Digital Society in Kerala. This include

    Bharat Net, WiFi Hot Spots, Digital Literacy, E Banking Kiosks, Mobile

    Governance, E Office, Electronics @ School and Cyber Security Division.

    Dr. Kuncheria P Isaac, Vice Chancellor, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical

    University started off stating that India have the youngest population in the

    world at 47% and is on the way to becoming the worlds largest English

    speaking nation as well as the Largest IT industry in the world. Project based

    learning, experiential learning, theory coupled with practice, Flipped

    Classroom and an overhaul in the evaluation system are much needed

    changes. Hybrid learning tools like Online MOOCs, Physical/Virtual Labs,

    Expert Mentors and Personalized Learning need to be adapted to meet the

    changing needs of the industry as well as result in effective teaching.He

    concluded with the observation that in order to change with the changing

    times, new technology startup jobs will require new engineering skills.

    Symposium on the Art and Science of Learning

    IEEE Kerala Section in association with ICT Academy Kerala conducted the

    Symposium at Aryanet Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala on 27, 28,

    29 July 2015.

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    The symposium consisted of workshops, interactive seminars and uses

    theatre as a communication tool. The aim of the symposium is to shift the

    focus from teaching to learning, paving the way for adopting student and

    learning centric methodologies in education.

    Several methodologies (problem-based learning, design-centric approaches

    and experiential learning) will be explored. It is imperative that the

    community (learners, educators, parents, managers and the society at large)

    be exposed to such approaches, so that they will act as a catalyst to evolve

    and transform the educational landscape for the good of humanity.

    27 July 2015 : Workshop on Education: Pedagogical Approaches to Learning

    by Dr. Suresh Valiyaveettil, National University of Singapore (NUS)

    Forenoon: A review of teaching and learning concepts, Pedagogical issues;

    Teaching and learning: (a) Teacher Students Tools Curriculum, (b)

    Learning Writing, Reading and Labs; Peer Learning Class Room vs Self-

    learning; Instruction methodologies; and; Intellectual development

    metacognition, Case studies, Assessment.

    Afternoon: Discussion on merits of project based learning, Project based

    learning; Benefits of PBL; Role of educators; Learning targets; Engaging

    students: (a) Experience, (b) Scholarship, (c) Ethics; Linking research and

    teaching; Case studies; Assessment.

    The topics included Transition from Campus to Corporate, Education System

    Mode of Education Bridging the Last Mile, Experiential Learning, An

    engineer Reconsiders His Education, A Holistic Approach to Learning

    Corporate Approach, Education and Human Ecology, So Good They Can't

    Ignore You, Short Plays (theatre as a communication tool) of 10 min each

    are interwoven with seminars.

    Children Learn more from Observing their Parents Behavior, Rather than

    from what their Parents Preach :

    1) Based on learning style: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic

    2) If I cant learn the way you teach me, Can You Teach Me The Way I Can

    Understand?

    The Second part of topics included Human Evolution: Can the brain, the

    Masterpiece of Creation, Fail in Examinations?, Observing & Learning from

    Nature, Project Based Learning, Lessons from Nature as Aids to Design of

    Engineering Systems, Carpe diem Knowing yourself to seize the

    opportunity, Emergent Learning : Creation of learning spaces, The Basics of

    Learning through Programming Methodology, Engaging Research: Bringing

    Energy and Excitement in Indian Engineering Education, The 'Social of'

    Technology in System Design, Quiet, Please: Unleashing 'The Power Of

    Introverts.

    IYL Celebrations Reaching out to Students by Kerala Section along with

    KSSP

    International Year of Light and Light based Technologies (IYL 2015) enters its

    Finale with a 3-day State Bala Saastra Vijnaanotsavam (Childrens Science Fest)

    in CUSAT campus, Kochi, in early April 2016, mentored by the IEEE Kerala Section

    with its partners for the year long campaign the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad

    (KSSP) and the Energy Management Centre (EMC) Kerala. Aware of the fact that

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    light plays a vital role in our daily lives, while revolutionizing medicine,

    international communication, computing and economical as well as political

    aspects of the global society, UNESCO had launched this campaign to sensitise

    the public, especially the school children, on the role of light in human life as well

    as how well it could be utilized for human welfare.

    IYL activities in Kerala:The IYL festivals in Kerala started with attracting 1.4

    million students from 80% of the 12,600 plus schools in the State, who in

    successive steps at nearly 700 local government (Panchayat & Municipal) level,

    129 regional, and 14 district level fests, experiencing the joy of learning of optics

    and related technologies, experimenting and chalking out projects to showcase

    their understanding on the role of light in energy, industry, medicine,

    communications and what not.

    School teachers and popular science movement activists in thousands in Kerala

    were trained, at State and district level camps to educate the students on the

    role of light in our lives, to demonstrate experiments and educational toys and

    puzzles, to engage groups of children in related projects, and to come up with

    solutions for the challenges they can identify and work for overcoming. Starting

    from July 2015, the school levels activities and contests were gearing up for

    Panchayath/Urban body level, Region level and Revenue district level contests up

    to the end of December. 5 to 8 winners climb up the ladder. Special issues of

    science magazine Sastrakeralam and Eureka, distributed in several ten thousands

    helped students to understand why IYL is important.

    Distinguished Lecture Programs

    The Section in association with various society chapters organized five

    Distinguished Lecture Programs during 2015. A brief summary is given here.

    DLP was conducted at the Rajagiri School of Science and Technology, Kakkanad

    in 27th April 2015. Prof. P. Mohanan, Cochin University of Science and Technology

    and Prof. Amelendhu Patnaik, IIT Rookie, delivered talks on Antenna Arrays,

    Transmission Lines, and Reconfigurable Antennas Concepts and Applications,

    respectively.32 delegates (Faculty, Research Scholars and Students) from

    different parts of the state have attended the workshop.

    DLP was conducted at the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, on 28th April 2015.

    Prof. P. Mohanan, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Prof.

    Amelendhu Patnaik, IIT Rookie, delivered talks on Antenna Arrays, Transmission

    Lines, and Reconfigurable Antennas Concepts and Applications, respectively.28

    delegates (Faculty, Research Scholars and Students) from different parts of the

    state have attended the workshop.

    DLP was conducted at the Rajagiri School of Science and Technology, Kakkanad

    on 5th August 2015. Prof. A. Alphones and Prof. E.L. Tan from NangYang

    Technological University, Singapore, delivered talks on Metamaterial and periodic

    structures, and Computational Electromagnetics using FDTD Mobile Application,

    respectively.49 delegates (Faculty, Research Scholars and Students) from

    different parts of the state have attended the workshop.

    Prof. P. Mohanan, Chair, IEEE APS Kerala Section has delivered a Distinguished

    Lecture at the Basaveshwara Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka State, on

    11th September 2015 Topic :Antennas Arrays and Transmission lines

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    DLP was conducted at the IIST, Trivandrum on 23rd September 2015. Dr.

    Sudhakar Rao, Northrop Grumman, delivered the lecture.42 delegates (Faculty,

    Research Scholars and Students) from different parts of the state have attended

    the workshop.

    DLP of IEEE SPS Kerala Chapter on Signal Enhancement in Consumer

    Productsby Dr.Akihiko Sen Sugiyama on 10th Dec15

    DLP of IEEE SPS Kerala Chapter on 25 years of Audio codingby Dr.Akihiko Sen

    Sugiyama on 10th Dec15

    Conferences:

    o SPICES 2015

    IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Informatics,

    Communication and Energy Systems (IEEE SPICES 2015) was

    organized at NIT Calicut on 19-21 February, 2015.

    o RAICS 2015

    The third edition of the International Conference on Recent Advances in

    Computational Systems focused on "Smart systems for a smarter world" a

    theme of topical interest to researchers, developers and practitioners across the

    world. Organized into six technical tracks, IEEE RAICS 2015 features Keynote

    addresses, Panel sessions and State-of-the-art Tutorials besides presentation of

    research papers by selected authors and an Open Forum to facilitate interaction

    among young researchers.

    75 papers were presented out of the 311 submissions received. Tutorials, IoT

    workshop, PhD Forum, Women in Computing were the main sessions of the

    event.

    In 2015, RAICS was organised in Mascot hotel, Trivandrum on December 10-

    12.

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    Technically Cosponsored International Conferences

    International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy

    2015 was organised at Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham on 24-26 June 2015.

    - Papers Submitted :295

    - Papers Accepted : 90

    National Conference on Emerging Trends in VLSI Embedded Systems ,Opto

    electronics & Signal Processing (NCEVEOS 2015) was organised at Model

    Engineering College, Thrikakkara on 14-16 May 2015.

    - Papers Submitted :72

    - Papers Accepted : 25

    International Conference on Advanced Communication and Computing was

    organised at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Ernakulam on 02-04

    Sep 15.

    - Papers Submitted :685

    - Papers Accepted : 104

    International Conference on Power, Instrumentation, Control and Computing was

    organised at Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur on 09-11 Dec 15.

    International Conference on Control, Communication and Computing was

    organised at College of Engineering, Trivandrum on 19-21 Dec 15.

    B.4 Students Activities

    The student Activities of Kerala Section is vibrant in organizing activities and

    promoting the vision of IEEE across the state. With 77 student branches and 3600

    members, the student team led by the student activities chair support and volunteer

    to any activity that needs technological solutions.

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    For effective management of such a vibrant, geographically spread student

    membership, the section has been following the hub and spoke administrative

    model; the Local Integrated Network of IEEE in Kerala (LINK). The primary aim of

    LINK is networking student branches in an effective way, thereby increasing the

    value in IEEE Student membership. LINK has achieved tremendous results, causing

    an exponential increase in student branches and student activities in IEEE Kerala

    Section. The LINK and its subsidiary HUB teams (three in numbers divided as

    Travancore Hub, Kochi Hub and Malabar Hub for the geographic distribution of

    Kerala Section) are being trained with effective leadership skills which is being

    passed on to the student community, thus improving key skills like professionalism

    and ethics in students.

    Total number of Student Branches in the Section:

    The section has 74 student branches spread across the state, being monitored

    and mentored by the LINK team.

    1. AWH Engineering College

    2. Adi Shankara Inst of Engineering & Tech

    3. Adoor College of Engineering

    4. Al-Ameen Engineering College

    5. Amal Jyothi College Of Engineering

    6. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

    7. Arunachala College of Engineering for Women

    8. Baselios Mathews II College of Engineering

    9. Bishop Jerome Institute

    10. Caarmel Engineering College

    11. Chengannur College Of Engineering

    12. Cochin Univ of Science & Tech

    13. College Of Engineering-Poonjar

    14. College of Engineering - Attingal

    15. College of Engineering - Karunagappally

    16. College of Engineering Trikaripur

    17. College of Engineering-Cherthala

    18. College of Engineering-Kidangoor

    19. Cooperative Institute of Technology

    20. Federal Inst of Science & Tech

    21. Gov Eng College - Sreekrishnapuram

    22. Government College of Engineering - Kannur

    23. Government Engineering College - Barton Hill

    24. Government Engineering College - Kozhikode

    25. Government Engineering College-Idukki

    26. Government Engineering College-Thrissur

    27. Government Engineering College-Wayanad

    28. IES College of Engineering

    29. Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology

    30. Indian Institute of Space Science And Tech

    31. Jawaharlal College of Engineering and Tech

    32. Jyothi Engineering College

    33. KMEA Engineering College

    34. LBS College of Engineering

    35. LBS Institute of Technology for Women

    36. MEA Engineering, College - Perinthalmanna

    37. MES College Of Engineering

    38. Malabar College of Eng

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    39. Mar Athanasius College of Engrg

    40. Mar Baselios College of Eng & Tech

    41. Marian Engineering College

    42. Model Engineering College

    43. Mohandas College of Engineering & Tech

    44. Mount Zion College of Engineering

    45. Musaliar College of Engineering & Technology

    46. Muslim Assoc Coll of Eng Venjaramood

    47. NSS College of Enngineering

    48. National Institute of Electronics & IT Calicut

    49. National Institute of Technology Calicut

    50. Nehru College of Engineering and Rch Centre

    51. P A Aziz College Of Engineering

    52. Rajagiri School Of Engineering & Tech

    53. Rajiv Gandhi Inst Of Tech

    54. Royal College of Eng and Tech - Akkikkavu

    55. SCMS School of Engineering & Tech

    56. Sahrdaya College Of Engineering & Tech

    57. Saintgits College Of Engineering

    58. Sarabhai Institute of Science and Tech

    59. Sree Buddha College of Engineering

    60. Sree Chitra Thirunal College Of Engineering

    61. Sree Naranyana Gurukulam College Of Eng

    62. Sree Narayana Gurukulam College Of Engrg

    63. Sreepathy Institute of Management & Technology

    64. St Joseph College Of Engineering

    65. Thangal Kunju Musaliar Inst Of Tech

    66. Thejus Engineering College

    67. Tkm College Of Engineering

    68. Toc H Institute of Science and Technology

    69. Trivandrum College Of Engrg

    70. Univ Of Kerala,Kariavattom

    71. University Of Kerala - Kariavattom

    72. Vidya Academy Of Science & Tech

    73. Viswajyothi College Of Eng & Tech

    74. Younus College of Eng & Tech

    Number of Student Branches formed in the current year :

    1. Nehru College of Engg & Research Centre.

    2. Govt. Engg College, Idukki

    3. LBS College of Engg, Kasargod

    4. Sreepathy Institute of Management & Technology

    5. Heera College of Engg

    6. Marian Engg College, Karyavattom

    New Student Branch Chapters

    a. Robotics and Automation Society S B Chapters

    1. MES College of Engineering, Kuttipuram

    2. College of Engineering, Adoor

    3. TKM College of Engg, Kollam

    4. Govt Engineering College, Thrisur

    b. Industry Application Society S B Chapter

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    1. NIT, Calicut

    2. Adi Shankara Institue of Engg & Technology

    3 Sree Budha College of Engg, Pattoor

    4. Govt Engg College, Thrisur

    c. Computer Society S B Chapters

    1. College of Engg, Adoor

    2. College of Engg, Karunagapally

    d. Power & Energy Society S B Chapter

    1. College of Engg, Chengannur

    2. College of Engg, Karunagapally

    e. Electronic Devices Society S B Chapter

    1. NIT, Calicut

    f. Communication Society S B Chapter

    1. Vimal Jyothi Engg College, Kannur

    g. Solid state Circuits Society S B Chapter

    1. College of Engg, Chengannur

    h. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society S B Chapter

    1. TKM Institute of Technology, Karuvelil

    i. Signal Processing Society S B Chapter

    1. Adi Shankara Institute of Engg & Tech

    j. WiE S B Affinity Group

    1. LBS College of Engg, Poojappura, Tvm.

    Section level student activities

    Highlights

    Student Activities Board constituted

    54.36% increase in Student membership in 2015 (From 3519 in Dec 2014 to

    5432 in Dec 2015).

    5 LINK Events, 12 Hub events, 400 + SB events.

    6 new SBs formed, 17 new SB Chapters & 1 new WiE AG formed

    Hosted first ever All India Student Young Professional Congress-AISYC 15

    Section was represented by students at the R10 SYWC 2015 Srilanka, WIE

    ILC Chennai in significant numbers

    Face 2 Face :

    Face 2 Face is the annual Volunteer Leadership and Training program for

    student branch leaders. The training is offered typically during the month of

    January; new Execom members of all SBs in the section are invited to one

    location in the section. The new team members get to know each other,

    improving networking and inter student branch activities. SB life cycle is one

    important aspect which is touched upon, from maintaining accounts to

    performing annual reports and submitting reports for the previous year.

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    In 2015, Face 2 Face was held at Toc H Institute of Science and

    Technology, on 21st February. The new office-bearers were provided an

    opportunity to network and discuss about the various student branch

    activities. Various steps in running a student branch is one important aspect

    which was touched upon. The event was graced by the chief guest Mr.

    Varghese Cherian, Director UST Global.

    .

    Branch Councilors Congress:

    In recognizing and appreciating the efforts of the Branch councilor, the section

    annually organizes a branch councilors congress giving opportunity for

    councilors to network and improve their professional sphere. Industry experts

    deliver talks on industry requirements and this professional network tries to

    bridge the Industry-Institute gap. Volunteer Leadership and Training for branch

    councilors on student branch life cycle and the importance of continuity in

    councillor-ship for effective management of a Student Branch are emphasized

    upon.

    In 2015, the BCC was held at Hotel Abad Plaza, Cochin on November 15th and

    had councilors from 29 SBs attending along with 4 chapter advisors. The

    congress had a session on IYL celebrations, Discussion on Mentors forum and

    a session on IoT.

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    Kerala IEEE Technical Symposium (KITeS) :

    Focusing on providing technical enrichment by offering multiple workshops as

    well as other platforms for participants to showcase their technical skills by a

    project exhibition. Students from various parts of the section exhibit their project

    ideas and prototypes which are being evaluated by senior members of the state.

    Potential prototypes are selected and mentored for development, both financially

    and technically.

    Kerala IEEE Technical Symposium 15 is the most awaited platform to enrich

    Technical skills of student members with a handful of quality workshops and

    technical sessions. Around 270 students from different colleges joined in. IOT,

    Robotics, Open CV, Electrical System Design and Game Design were the five

    workshops that were handled for the event.In 2015, KITeS was hosted by Vimal

    Jyothi Engineering College, Kannur on 23rd, 24th and 25th of August.

    All Kerala Student Congress (AKSC) :

    The All Kerala Students Congress[AKSC] is an annual gathering of IEEE students

    from various student branches all over Kerala. The main aim of the event is to

    promote networking and to impart the basics of IEEE.AKSC is a typical 3 day

    technical / managerial training and workshop program on all circuit branches.

    Workshops on free and open source softwares like Python, LaTex for

    documentation, Scilab in lieu of Matlab etc are touched upon.

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    In 2015, AKSC was held at TKM College of Engineering on 19th, 20th, and 21st of

    September. Around 250 members from all over Kerala attended the event

    which was packed with more than 20 sessions along with cultural programs and

    competitions. One of the highlights of AKSC this year was the active interaction

    with the Young Professionals. It incorporated a number of societies and

    provided more importance in developing the volunteering skills in the members.

    IEEE Day Quiz

    More than 50 masterminds from across Kerala participated in the event.

    Student branch level prelims were conducted as a part of IEEE Day celebrations

    on 4th of October in which forty student branches participated.

    In 2015, IEEE Day Quiz competition was held at Govt. Engineering College,

    Thrissur on 10th of October. Dr.B.Premlet of TKMCE was the Quiz Master. The

    day also had interesting sessions on student branch management by Prof

    Muhammed Kasim, IEEE SAC Chair and on the relevance of IEEE Day.

    Section Level PES Quiz

    The LINK in association with PES activities organized a quiz competition across

    Colleges and schools in Kerala. The Power and Energy Quiz were conducted in 52

    engineering colleges targeting First Year Students.

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    Travancore Hub - 17 colleges

    Kochi Hub - 22 colleges

    Malabar Hub - 13 colleges

    This event have considerably increased the visibility of IEEE and IEEE membership

    benefits to non-members, especially to those who have just entered the

    Engineering field.

    IEEE LINK CAMP

    LINK CAMP is a two day introspection event where all the student branch

    executive committee members come together to present the activities at

    their SBs in the previous year. LINK CAMP provides a venue for the new

    office bearers to understand the working of a student branch in a broader

    way. It also plays a major role in developing a strong network between the

    new executive committee members of different student branches.

    In 2016, LINK CAMP was held at SJCET, Pala on 16th and 17th of January.

    AISYC

    All India Student and Young Professional Congress was an opportunity of a

    lifetime. AISYC15 brought together some of the greatest speakers in the

    country for three days in Gods own country. The event was a platform for

    mind blowing talks, disruptive perspectives and insights from some of the

    biggest visionaries of our generation. It was jointly hosted by Kerala Section,

    Kochi Sub-section and IEEE SB Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology,

    Kochi.

    AISYC was organised on 6th and 7th of August. Above 250 participants from

    all over India gathered to witness the event.

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    SIGHT event

    SIGHT Affinity Group of TKMCE was Inaugurated followed by SIGHT Session

    and SIGHT Group Discussion during IEEE All Kerala Student Congress 2015 at

    TKM College Of Engineering on 20th Sept15

    HUB Events

    Travancore Hub Face to Face - PRATHYKSHA

    Jointly coordinated by TKMIT & CE Kottarakara

    June 13th

    100+ Participants

    Sessions on SB Administration and Membership Development.

    Travancore Hub Meet CONVENTUS

    Organized by MBCET, Trivandrum on July 25th & 26th

    300+ Students participated

    10+ Sessions, 4 workshops

    WIE Congress - IGNITE

    Jointly Organized By SIST and CET, October 2nd to 4th

    150+ Participants

    Focused on Women in Entrepreneurship

    10+ Sessions

    Industrial Visit to Fablabs

    Kochi Hub Face to Face - ASCENDIO

    Organized By SCMS

    March 28th

    100+ Participants

    Sessions on Officer training, SB life cycle and volunteer training.

    Kochi Hub Meet

    Organized by FISAT on July 24th & 25th

    200+ Students participated

    10+ Sessions, 4 workshops

    WIE Congress - IRIS

    Organized by Vishwajyoti College of Engg, Oct 10th & 11th

    150+ Participants

    Focused on Women in Technology

    10+ Sessions

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    Malabar Hub Face to Face - Innerve

    Organized By CE Vadakara

    June 27th

    125+ Participants

    Sessions on Administration and Membership Development.

    Malabar Hub Meet Ekatara

    Organized by NSS , Palakkad on 1-2 August

    100+ Students participated

    5+ Sessions and 2 workshops.

    WIE Congress -

    Organized By GEC Sreekrishnapuram, 10th October

    150+ Participants

    Focused on Women in Technology

    Sessions on Empowering women into technology

    Session on science of happiness

    Other Notable events:

    Kaizen 3.0

    Organized by College of Engineering, Munnar

    All Kerala Computer Society Students Congress (AKCSSC) - Organized By

    College of Engineering, Chengannur

    HUB/LINK Initiatives

    KITES MENTORING FOURUM

    Planned as a follow up to KITeS 2015. The mentoring forum constituted

    of the trainers of KITes 2015 workshop who helped the best 3 groups from

    each workshop to continue on with the training and also aid them in

    making a project related to their specific workshop.

    INVENTIO

    A mini project development competition where in each month a new real

    life problem will be set and the contestant's could try to use their

    creativity and skill to develop working solutions to these problems

    Travancore Hub Intercollege Competition (THIC)

    THIC was one of the Initiatives by the vibrant IEEE Travancore Hub to

    increase the activity in the Hub. The Competition was so designed such

    that it is a year long process and all aspects of a student branch like

    events, membership count, retention rates, activity levels, participation in

    different events were awarded points and at the end of the year the SB

    with the top points would be awarded the Champion

    IEEE JOB FAIR

    The Job fair is a joint Initiative by IEEE Kochi Hub and IEEE Kochi

    Subsection with the collaboration of 70+ Technical Institutions across the

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    state. To be held of 13-14 Frebruary 2016 at MACE Kothamagalam. The

    Job fair aims at bridging the gap between companies and skillful students,

    by bringing the right companies to the students and the right students to

    the companies.

    Number of active Student Branches

    Of the 74 student branches in the section, Forty Student Branches have completed

    all mandatory reporting as of January 2016

    Summary of Student Branch activities

    The section student activities received the following awards in 2015

    IEEE Student Enterprise Award

    Sridev Shyam of Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering &Technology was

    awarded the Student Enterprise Award for the project Automated Parking

    Space Allotment And Navigation System.

    Two IEEE Darrel Chong Awards

    College of Engineering, Trivandrum was listed in the SILVER category for All

    Kerala Students Congress.

    College of Engineering, Chengannur was listed in the GOLD category.

    India Council Outstanding Student Branch

    Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Nedumangad bagged the

    Outstanding Student Branch Award by IEEE India Council.

    Richard E Merwin Scholarship

    Alka Ajit of Mar Baselios of Engineering and Technology, Nalanchira was a

    recipient of Richard E Merwin Scolarship.

    IEEE R10 Best Branch Counselor Award

    Prof. Shanu Nizar of College of Engineering, Chengannur was awarded with

    the R10 Best Branch Counselor Award.

    AIYEHUM15

    Five students of the IEEE SB of Mar Baselios College of Engineering and

    Technology have bagged the first position in the All IEEE Young Engineers

    Humanitarian Challenge 2015 for their project on plastic waste disposal.

    The team led by Salman Nizarudin and comprising Anwin Mathai, Rohit

    Choodan, Gokul J., and Aaron Haris, all final-year students, came up with

    the project Effective disposal of plastic waste as a solution to the problem of

    plastic waste disposal that is looming large over the State.

    Student Branch Events

    Over 450 events reported by SBs across Kerala, evenly spread across the 3 hubs.

    2015 was Malabar Hub Year, giving special emphasis to SBs in the Malabar

    region of the state. This was to improve the student member benefits of this

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    geographic region as there are only few educational institutions to this part of

    the state and is remote. Despite these difficulties, it was observed that 1/3rd

    events of student activities have been at the Malabar region and this in itself is

    an achievement.

    B.5 Affinity Group Activities

    Young Professional (YP)

    STEP - Student Transition & Elevation Partnership Program

    The event was targeted at the final year students and recent graduates

    with the core objective of introducing IEEE Young Professionals and the

    various benefits of being an IEEE YP member. The event also helped them

    to explore various avenues for sharpening professional development,

    technical skills and networking with top professionals in the field of

    interest.

    In 2015, IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering, Chengannur (CEC)

    together with IEEE Kerala Young Professionals conducted IEEE Student

    Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP) on 28th February.

    Volunteer Leadership Training

    Volunteer Leadership Training (VOLT) was an initiative where the present

    leaders took up the responsibility to carve new leaders from evolving

    volunteers. The event was graced by the presence of Prof. VK Damodaran

    (Mentor and Advisor, Young Professionals, IEEE Kerala Section) and Dr.

    Suresh Nair (CTO, Network Systems Technologies Pvt. Ltd.). The event

    inauguration was presided by Mr. Ajin Baby (Chairman, Young

    Professionals, IEEE Kerala Section) and was inaugurated by Prof. VK

    Damodaran.

    In 2015, the event was held on 13 Jun and 14 Jun, and was organized in

    IEEE Kerala Section in association with IEEE Student Branch, College of

    Engineering, Munnar.

    All India Students and Young Professionals Congress

    Mr. Deepak Mathur (Chair, IEEE India Council) and Mr.Ranjit R Nair

    (Coordinator, R10 Young Professionals) inaugurated the Young

    Professionals track of All India Students and Young Professionals

    Congress 2015. Mr.Mathur delivered the keynote, reviewing the past

    activities and the future vision for IEEE Young Professionals, India

    Council. Mr.Ajin Baby (Chair, IEEE Young Professionals, Kerala Section)

    felicitated the ceremony and gave a brief description on the fixture of the

    event. The event witnessed a strong participation of 35 Young

    Professional from almost all the Sections Young Professionals AG.

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    YP Representation at :

    R10 SYW Congress 2015, Srilanka - 6 volunteers

    R10 HTC 2015, Philippines - 1 volunteers

    TENCON, Macau - 4 volunteers

    Women In Engineering (WIE)

    Energy Conservation Drive

    The drive is planned in association with Energy Management Centre, Govt. of

    Kerala. The program, targeting house wives and local community, focuses on

    the importance of energy conservation and management, thus facilitating

    proper usage of electricity. Topics covered include energy conservation its

    importance, energy conservation opportunities, star rating equipment, tariff

    rating, electricity bills and live demos on power consumption by various

    household devices.

    Phase 1 was conducted at Vidya Academy of Science and Technology,

    Trivandrum, Kerala on 7th October 2015, in association with NSS Unit of

    Vidya Academy of Science & Technology (VAST), Trivandrum and Energy

    Management Centre, Government of Kerala. Chief Guest of the day was Sri.

    Rajagopalachari, Chief Consultant, Energy Management Centre, Govt. of

    Kerala.

    Phase 2 was on 17th December 2015 at TKMCE, Kollam, Kerala. Dr. M.

    Jayaraju (former Director, ANERT, Dept. of Power, Govt. of Kerala) was the

    Guest of Honor. He showed a comparison between world primary energy

    demand and Indias oil balance.

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    Shastra Vismaya

    Shastra Vismaya is a unique initiative by IEEE Kerala Section and the

    Dept. of Social Welfare, Govt. of Kerala for school going children in the age

    group 10-15 yrs. The main focus of the event is to inculcate interest

    towards Science and Engineering among students of the Government

    shelter homes. The event was a joint venture of IEEE Kerala Section WIE,

    SIGHT and Young Professionals and active volunteers of these groups were

    present.

    The series of event kicked off on 18th April 2015 at Govt. UP School,

    Poojappura, Trivandrum. Second phase was at Govt. Shelter Home,

    Wayanad on 2nd August 2015, while the third phase at Idukki on 3rd

    October 2015.

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    All Kerala WIE Summit

    All Kerala WIE Summit is the annual event of WIE Kerala Section. The three

    day event on the theme Women in Technology, Women in Computing and

    Women in Leadership, aims at building a strong network of women

    engineering professionals. It also focuses on technical empowerment of

    women and WIE membership sustainability.

    In 2015, Women in Technology track was organised on 21st November at

    NIT Calicut.

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    Launch of WIE Kerala Section Website

    Official website of WIE Kerala Section was launched on 21st December 2015

    by Satish Babu, President InApp Information Technologies, during the All

    Kerala WIE Summit 2015 Women In Leadership. Website includes

    information related to WIE activities of the Affinity Group, upcoming WIE

    conferences and events, past and current office bearers and resources for

    WIE volunteers. Website link: wie.ieeekerala.org.

    Life Member Affinity Group

    Life Member Affinity Group formed and Inaugurated

    Consultant Networks Affinity group

    IEEE USA Consultants Network Affinity Group Formed and Inaugurated.

    The consultants network aims at mentoring budding entrepreneurs in

    getting started to the business eco system of Kerala.

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    B.6 Awards & Recognition Activities

    Award constituted by the Section

    As IEEE Kerala Section stepped into 2016, we are reminded of the flamboyant

    milestones we set, back in 2015. Along with being adjudged the "Outstanding

    IEEE Section in the World", we had a lot other achievements being attained,

    all thanks to the vibrant bunch of volunteers and members in our Kerala

    Community.

    During the Annual General Meet of IEEE Kerala Section, held on 09 Jan 2016 at

    Trivandrum, the achievements of some of these

    volunteers/members/organizations were recognized, for their exceptional

    services to the IEEE Kerala Community.

    The Special Award Winners for 2015 are as

    Friend of IEEE Kerala Academy- Rajagiri School of Engineering &

    Technology : In recognition of the whole-hearted support towards IEEE

    activities, extending warm hospitality and sharing excellent infrastructure

    facilities to host high impact events, including AISYC 2015.

    Friend of IEEE Kerala Government- Kerala State IT Mission : In

    recognition of support extended to IEEE, for conducting various professional

    activities and providing a platform for public policy initiatives on Digital Kerala

    & IT implementation.

    Two Special Recognitions put in place on special recommendation by the

    Section Chair were also announced

    Special Appreciation - Exceptional design services to IEEE

    Kerala Section Mr. Bibin P Thomas : In grateful recognition of exceptional

    design services that have made various Section events stand out in the visual

    appeal of collateral, backdrops and other artifacts.

    Special Appreciation - Outstanding contributions to conference activities

    Mr.Senthilkumar KB : In grateful recognition of outstanding contributions

    to conference activities of the Section, including successful organizing of three successive editions of IEEE RAICS Conference.

    Section Outstanding Volunteer Award

    Mr. Sabarinath Pillai - In recognition of his dedicated efforts as a

    professional volunteer who contributed significantly towards promoting

    IEEE activities.

    Section Outstanding IEEE Member

    Prof. (Dr.) Mohanan Pezholil - In recognition of his significant

    contributions to IEEE technical activities.

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    Section Outstanding WIE Volunteer Award

    Ms. Preethy V Warrier - In recognition of her dedicated efforts as a

    professional volunteer who contributed significantly towards promoting

    IEEE Women in Engineering activities.

    Outstanding Young Professional Volunteer

    Mr. Sreevas Sahasranamam - In recognition of his dedicated efforts as

    a professional volunteer who contributed significantly towards promoting

    IEEE Young Professional activities.

    Section Outstanding Student WIE Award

    Ms. Pooja M from Govt. College of Engineering Trivandrum SB - In

    recognition of her dedicated efforts as a volunteer student engineer, who

    contributed significantly towards promoting IEEE Women in Engineering

    activities.

    Section Outstanding Student Engineer Award

    Mr. Sridev Shyam K. V from ASIET, Kalady - In recognition of his

    dedicated efforts as a volunteer student engineer who contributed

    significantly towards promoting IEEE student activities.

    Section Outstanding Student Branch Award

    IEEE SB-College of Engineering Trivandrum In recognition of

    activities conducted at institution level and significant contribution to

    student activities of IEEE.

    Section Outstanding Branch Councilor Award

    Dr Anzar S M, Councilor (MES College of Engineering) In recognition

    of his dedicated efforts as a professional volunteer who co-ordinated the

    student branch and contributed significantly towards promoting IEEE

    activities.

    Section Outstanding Volunteer Award - Industry

    Dr K R Suresh Nair In recognition of his dedicated efforts as a

    professional volunteer who contributed significantly towards promoting

    IEEE activities aimed at establishing effective Industry Academy

    connection.

    Section Outstanding Volunteer Award Humanitarian Technology

    Ms. Parvathi Thampi In recognition of her dedicated efforts as a

    professional volunteer who contributed significantly towards promoting

    Humanitarian Technology based IEEE activities.

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    Award(s) received from R10

    Kerala Section : Winner of the 2014 R 10 Distinguished Large Section

    Award

    Kerala Section Young Professionals AG : R10 YP Section Affinity

    Group Award

    Mr. Vijay S Paul: 2015 R10 Best Young Professionals Volunteer Award

    [Industry Practitioner]

    Mr. Nandakumar R : 2015 R10 Best Young Professionals Volunteer

    Award [Academician]

    Award(s) received from IEEE HQ

    Kerala Section : 2015 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award.

    Mr. Amarnath Raja: 2015 IEEE MGA Larry K Wilson Transnational

    Award.

    IEEE Kerala Section E-Scientia Team : 2015 IEEE MGA

    Achievement Award for engaging members and promoting science,

    technology, and IEEE among pre-university students through a hands-on

    science center exhibit intended to engage students with engineering and

    technology and raise awareness about careers in these disciplines [Team

    of Mr. Suresh Nair, Ms. Mini Ulanat, Mr. Shahim Baker, Mr. Ranjit R Nair,

    Mr .Ajin Baby Mr. Vijay S Paul, Mr .Bibin Purukoor Thomas, Mr. Thomas

    Sabu].

    Mr.Srikanth Vasudevan Pillai received the Outstanding Student

    Branch Chapter Area Chair Award 2015 from IEEE Industry Applications

    Society

    IAS SBC Govt Engineering College received the certificate of

    Appreciation for 250th IAS Chapter.

    IEEE Darrel Chong Awards

    College of Engineering, Trivandrum was listed in the SILVER

    category for All Kerala Students Congress.

    College of Engineering, Chengannur was listed in the GOLD

    category Outstanding Branch Councilor Award

    IEEE Student Enterprise Award

    Sridev Shyam of Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering

    &Technology was awarded the Student Enterprise Award for the

    project Automated Parking Space Allotment And Navigation

    System.

    o Richard E Merwin Scholarship

    Alka Ajit of Mar Baselios of Engineering and Technology,

    Nalanchira was a recipient of Richard E Merwin Scolarship.

    IEEE R10 Best Branch Counselor Award

    Prof. Shanu Nizar of College of Engineering, Chengannur was

    awarded with the R10 Best Branch Counselor Award

    B.7 Communication Activities (Newsletter, Home Page, E-mail etc.)

    Newsletter (name and number of issues in the year)

    Kerala Section regularly publishes its newsletter :

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    6 issues per year online

    1 annual print copy distributed to all members in the section by post

    Home Page of the Section

    http://www.ieeekerala.org/ :: updated regularly as required

    Other means of contacts with Section members

    Regular e-mail updates and invites to section activities

    Seasons Greetings sent by Post

    E-notices

    Section LinkedIn page

    Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/ieeekerala : Section facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/keralagold : Section Young Professionals Page

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ieeelink/ : Section Student Activities

    Page

    B.8 Industry Relations

    Membership growth and retention

    Value adds to Professional Members of the section were introduced by way of

    MoUs.

    Formation of a Student Activities Board with members from both Industry and

    Academia to bridge the gap between what is required in the Industry and the

    deliverables from Academia.

    Activities for/with industrial members

    All events organized in the section have participation from the Industry.

    Professional Activities Committee works on requirements of young engineers

    working in the Industry.

    B.9 Humanitarian Technology Activities

    Sashtra Vismaya

    o Shastra Vismaya is a unique initiative by IEEE Kerala Section and the

    Dept. of Social Welfare, Govt. of Kerala for school going children in the

    age group 10-15 yrs. The main focus of the event is to inculcate interest

    towards Science and Engineering among students of the Government

    shelter homes. The event was a joint venture of IEEE Kerala Section

    WIE, SIGHT and Young Professionals and active volunteers of these

    groups were present.

    JyothIEEE

    o IEEE Kerala Section members visited Nepal and supported the IEEE Sub

    Section there is assessing the areas where rehabilitation support could be

    provided

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    o Aimed to lighten the lives of earthquake stricken villagers of Nepal

    Shipped One Hundred Solar Lanterns as a token of support from IEEE

    Kerala Section

    o IEEE Kerala Section Members donated two types of lanterns

    Eyes Free Science Camp