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The 31st Indian Engineering Congress of The Institution of Engineers (India) on the theme “SMART Technologies for Natural Resource Conservation and Sustainable Development”, was held at Hotel JW Marriott, Kolkata on December 16, 2016 and was inaugurated by Mr Keshari Nath Tripathi, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal. In his inaugural address, Mr Tripathi stressed the need for preservation of natural resources for maintaining the ecological balance. He mentioned that engineering solutions for natural resource conservation exist in nature and we have to identify and use them for the benefit of mankind. Mr Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Hon’ble Minister In-charge, Department of Power and Non-conventional Energy Sources, Government of West Bengal, graced the occasion as the Guest-of-Honour and in his address praised the Engineers for their nation building activities and spoke about various advantages of smart technologies.

A Souvenir and Technical Volume of the Congress were brought out on the occasion which were released by Mr Keshari Nath Tripathi, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal along with other dignitaries on the dais. During the Inaugural Session, various prizes and awards of the Institution, namely, IEI Industry Excellence Award, NDRF Design Awards, Safety & Quality Awards, were presented.
The Inaugural Session was followed by the ‘Glimpses of Engineering Personalities’ where eminent Engineering personalities were felicitated for their valuable contributions in the field of engineering and technology. Seven Memorial Lectures in the memory of the distinguished stalwarts of the engineering profession and four Visionary Talks were delivered by the experts in the field. Various ‘Prizes and Awards’ for the papers published during the year 2015 were presented to the recipients. Technical Sessions were conducted concurrently with the Congress where more than fifty papers embracing the theme of the Congress were presented and discussed which evoked keen interest amongst the participants. Moreover, an International Meet was organized where foreign delegates from various countries participated. IEI Alumni Meet was also organized where three members received the ‘IEI Alumni Award’. Exhibition Stalls of many reputed organizations were also put up during the Congress.

The Proceedings of the Congress was summarized in the Valedictory Session where Hon’ble Governor of Tripura, Mr Tathagata Roy, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr Roy, a Fellow of the Institution, spoke about his long association with IEI. On this occasion, ‘Abhiyanta Bandhu’, an annual technical magazine published in Hindi under the patronage of National Languages Promotional Committee (NLPC) of IEI along with Annual Technical Volumes of Civil, Marine & Environmental Engineering Division Boards, IEI and Interdisciplinary Coordination Committee, IEI was released.
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Dear Esteemed Member

We have the pleasure informing you that The Institution of Engineers (India) is organizing the 31st Indian Engineering Congress (IEC) at Kolkata during 15-18 Dec 2016, the Mega Event for Engineers. The congress shall be inaugurated by Shri Prakash Javedkar, Hon’ble Minister of HRD, Govt. of India. The details of the programme are accessible at our website www.31iec.org.

We request your valuable participation in this event to make it a grand success and more meaningful. The process of registration as delegate is available under the following link http://www.31iec.org/RegistrationOption1.aspx. There is substantial savings for Early bird registration.

We look forward towards your active participation and also request you to forward this to your friends/colleagues for wider dissemination of the information.

For details visit the URL of the website for the 31st IEC www.31iec.org. The e-Brochure can be downloaded from the link http://www.31iec.org/Brochure.aspx

With best regards

Maj Gen S Bhattacharya, VSM (Retd)
Secretary and Director General

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The 31st Indian Engineering Congress is scheduled to be held during 15-18 Dec 2016 at Kolkata. The theme of the Congress is "SMART Technologies for Natural Resource Conservation and Sustainable Development". The Congress is organised by The Institution of Engineers (India). For further details please visit our website for 31st Indian Engineering Congress at
www.31iec.org

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Notification for IEI Industry Excellence Award 2016
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Monthly lecture meeting 2016 was arranged by The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre, Coimbatore on 27.02.2016 (Saturday) at F-Block Hall no. 203, PSG College of Technology, Peelamedu, Coimbatore.

Er & Ar C M Dharmalingam, Chairman, welcomed the gathering and presided over the meeting. Er John Michael, Senior Member, introduced the Chief Guest to the members. The Chief Guest, Dr. K G Bhatia, Honorary Engineer - IISEE (Japan), Former President Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET). Gave a Lecture on “Earthquake Effects on Buildings and Industrial Structures”

The members opined that the information given is very useful and effectively presented. The lecture meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by Er John Michael, Senior Member IE(I), Coimbatore Local Centre.
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During the term 2015-17, the first Statutory Day ‘National Energy Conservation Day’ Scheduled on 14th December 2015 was celebrated as Lecture Series on this topic of great National and International important.
The Lecture Series was organized on 14th December, 2015 at Training & Placement Hall of M.J.P.R. University, Bareilly. A galaxy of speaker was present to express their views, as listed below:
1. Prof. S. S. Bedi, MJPR University, Bareilly 
2. Prof. A. K. Gupta, Dean, MJPR University, Bareilly.
3. Er. K. C. Agarwal, Retd, PWD, Bareilly 
4. Er. M.H. Karuna, MPJPR University, Bareilly 
5. Dr. Salim Khan, MJPR University, Bareilly 
6. Er. Hemant Yadav, Prem Prakash Gupta Institute, Bareilly 
7. Er. Manoj Kumar Singh, MJPR University, Bareilly 
8. Er. Vijay Rishiwal, MJPR University, Bareilly.
9. Er. N.N.Agarwal, Retd, AIR, Bareilly 
10. Er. A. K. Mittal, Retd, Hydel, Bareilly 
11. Er. A. K. Jinal, Retd, Irrigation, Bareilly
12. Er. Z.N. Khan, Retd. Jalsansthan, BAreilly
13. Er. Anurag Sinhg, Prem Prakash Gupta Inst. of Engineering Bareilly.
Prof. S. S. Bedi, MJPR University, Bareilly was the keynote speaker for the celebration. Prof. A. K. Gupta, Dean MJPR University, Bareilly has very kindly concreted to present concluding words at the end the Lecture series.
The programme started with the inaugural words by the Chairman of IE (I), Bareilly Local Centre Er. Prem Prakash Gupta.
It was followed by presentation by different speakers. Prof. S.S. Bedi, MJPR University, Bareilly presented a wide spectrum of suggestion for Energy Conservation and linked with the need of associating with the nature, some of the speakers mention that the concept of Conservation of Energy was observed great important in ancient India. Some interesting example were also quoted one of the speakers emphasize on the Enervation of depleting source of Energy Generation and put before the house an important untapped source. Speaker Er. K. C. Agarwal expressed views about insulation of new buildings during construction (floor, wall, slaps, water pipe etc.) to save the energy.

All the imminent speakers were awarded by Bareilly Local Centre.
After the informative concluding words by Prof. A. K. Gupta, Dean, MJPR University, Honorary Secretary of IE (I), Bareilly Local Centre Er. A.K. Agarwal, thanked all the speakers, for participation and organizer.
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National Energy Conservation Day to be celebrated on 14th December,2015 has been celebrated on Sunday, the 10th January 2016 at Asansol Engineering College premises, Asansol, along with annual family get-together, from 10.00 AM onwards by IEI Asansol Local Centre. All the members with families, student chapter members and invitees numbering more than 210 participated in the above function. Er. G. Viswanadham, FIE and Chairman of IEI, ALC chaired the session. Dr. M. G. Tiary, MIE and Hony. Secretaryof IEI, ALC welcomed the invitees and members with their family members and briefed the audience regarding Energy Conservation Day. Er. G. Viswanadham, FIE and Chairman of IEI, ALC addressed the audience about Energy Conservation. The chief Guest of the occasion was Er. A. K. Rath, ED (Project), SAIL- ISP. Apart from that Professors and IEI students’ committee members of Asansol Enginering College attended the programme.

A model presentation and demonstration on Energy Saving was presented by students of Asansol Engineering College. Six teams participated in this model presentation. Sit and draw competition for children were also arranged by Er. Debasish Sarkar and a fun game, City Bombay were conducted by Er. K. V. R. Raju among the family members in the open lawn. Mr. Sambit Pal and Mr. Sumit Karmakar along with some other members of students chapter of Asansol Engineering College were engaged to take the family members for campus visit of the college .The function was concluded with prize and gift distribution by Er. R.N.Das, Er. A. K. Rath, Er. G. Viswanadham and Dr. M.G Tiary to various participants and speakers along with serving Lunch.
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The Institution of Engineers (India), Ahmednagar Local Centre, in association with Larsen & Toubro Ltd and Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj College of Engineering, Ahmednagar, organised two-day Science Exhibition on the occasion of National Science Day, on 27th and 28th February 2016 at the premises of Ashokbhau Firodia English Medium School, Ahmednagar.

The Exhibition was inaugurated on 27th Feb 2016 @ 09:30 hours at the hands of Smt. Chhaya Firodia, Secretary General, Ahmednagar Education Society, in the presence of Principal Dr R S Deshpande, amongst other dignitaries. In her inaugural address, Smt. Chhaya Firodia expressed the necessity of such exhibitions for generating curiosity among students and parents. She opined that this Exhibition will enlighten the students on various principles of science and know about inventions by Scientists. Er A P Pargaonkar, Chairman, expressed that technology is rapidly developing and appealed that students should thoroughly study the scientific inventions, which will help enhancing their knowledge. Dr R S Deshpande, Guest of Honour, highlighted the importance of science. Citing an example of Sir Thomas Alva Edison, who he said, had more than 1200 patents on his name, and had applied for last patent at the age of 82 years, advised students to have perseverance in developing their knowledge. Earlier, Er H B Thigale, Hon. Secretary, welcomed the guests and highlighted the purpose of organising this Exhibition. He also gave brief introduction of the Institution and the activities being carried out by it. Er D A Vidhate, Jt Hon. Secretary anchored the programme.
During the two-day exhibition, L & T sponsored “Science on Wheel” lab of M/s Agastya Foundation displayed more than fifty science equipment in the Exhibition. Students of SCSM College of Engg displayed more than twenty innovative projects based on solar energy, wind energy, wireless irrigation pumps, solar energy based irrigation pumps, mileage-efficient motorcycle, and various electronic equipment developed by students. Dolphin Labs, Pune also participated in the exhibition and displayed quad-copter, blue tooth controlled robot which were main attraction of students. “Jidnyasa” institute displayed models of telescope and microscope.

Students of Government Polytechnic, Ahmednagar were trained for exhibiting the equipment and providing relevant information to the visitors. More than one thousand students, parents, teachers and general public visited the Exhibition. The concluding session was attended by Chairman Er A P Pargaonkar, Dr R S Deshpande and Hon. Secretary Er H B Thigale
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One Day Workshop on “Design, Fabrication, Erection and Maintenance of Hydraulic Gates”
An one day workshop on “Design, Fabrication, Erection and Maintenance of Hydraulic Gates” was conducted at The Institution of Engineers (India), Jharkhand State Centre under aegis of Mechanical Engineering Divison Board, The Institution of Engineers (India), on 11.01.2016.

Er. Shivanand Roy, Chairman, welcomed the Chief Guest Er. Santosh Kumar, Engineer-in-Chief, Water Resources Department,Government of Jharkhand, Guest of Honour Er. M.P. Rathod, Retired Superintending Engineer (Mechanical), Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project, Gujarat, Er. A.K. Saxena, Council Member, Mechanical Engineering Divison Board, other dignitaries and participants.
In the Inaugural Session Er. A.K. Saxena, Er. M.P. Rathod and Chief Guest Er. Santosh Kumar elaborated the importance of efficient functioning of different types of control gates in Irrigation Schemes.
In Technical Sesssion Er. M.P. Rathod, Retired Superintending Engineer, Sardar Sarovar Project Er. R.K. Choudhary, Water Resources Department, Jharkhand, Er. Bipin Kumar, Hardware Tools Private Limited, Ahmedabad and Mr. Anuup Rai, presented detailed papers on Design, Fabrication, Erection and Maintenance of Hydraulic Gates aspects with various practical illustrations through videos and photographs.

About 80 Engineers from different corners of Jharkhand not only listened to the experts but actively participated in discussion with querries and suggestions throuthout the programme right from 11.00 AM to 6.30 PM.

Er. Shivanand Roy, Chairman, The Institution of Engineers (India), Jharkhande State Centre and Chief Engineer (Mechanical), Water Resources Department, Government of Jharkhand called upon the Engineers to prepare their site specific report in light of the guidance imparted throught the presentation and deliberations in the workshop.

Er. R.D. Singh, Convenor proposed Vote of Thanks.
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All India Seminar on “Internet of Things: Trends that Affect Lives”

All India Seminar on Internet of Things: Trends that affects Lives” was organized by The Institute of Engineers (India) Gujarat Sate Center on Jan 22-23, 2016 at Bhaikaka Bhavan Ahmedabad GUJARAT-INDIA. It was held in association with NASSCOMM, DeiTy (Dept of Electronics& Information Technology) Govt of India, Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (CoE-IoT). It was supported by various Professional Associations in Gujarat State named CSI, Ahmedabad chapter, ACM Ahmedabad Chapter, IETE, Ahmedabad Center, Gujarat Innovation Society and Mobile Monday.
The seminar was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri K S Vishwanathan Head IoT, NASSCOM. The Guest of honor for the ceremony were Ms. Smriti Dagur, President Institute of Electronics &Telecom Engineers (IETE), New Delhi and Prof Bipin Mehta, President, Computer Society of India (CSI).

More than 250 Professionals, Academicians and students participated in the Seminar.
Following dignitaries graced the dais during inauguration
• Shri KS Viswanathan, Head IoT, NASSCOM
• Shri Bipin Mehta, President, CSI
• Smt. Smriti Dagur, President, IETE
• Mr. S J Desai, Chairman, IE(I), GSC
• Mr. Vijay Shah, Chairman, CSI Ahmedabad Chapter
• Mr. Bharat Patel, Convener, AIS-IoT-2016
• Mr. Jaimin Shah, Organizing Secretary, AIS-IoT-2016
• Mr. Bhaumik Shah, Hon. Secretary, ACM Ahmedabad Chapter

Mr. S. J. Desai, Chairman IE (I) GSC, welcomed all Dignitaries, honorable guests and Participants and presided lamp lightings.

Mr. Jaimin Shah, Organizing Secretary, AIS-IoT-2016, introduced all the associations/ professional organizations supporting the seminar.

Mr. Bharat Patel, ConvenerAIS-IoT-2016, introduced about the seminar. He gave statistics and motivation to the team about it. He also threw an insight as to how IoT will change the lives of the people in the coming days and how machine to machine connectivity is important to shape up the dreams of our PM with the two major missions of “Make in India” and “Digital India”.

Mr. Vijay Shah, Chairman CSI Ahmedabad Chapter, provided details of the agenda for Day-1 and Day-2 (as per Annexure-I). He invited all to give feedback on having startup for IoT.

Smt. Smriti Dagur, President IETE, discussed IoT along with Tweet of Things (ToT) and their applications in various areas.

Shri Bipin Mehta, President CSI, gave statistics of IoT, business and statistical figures to motivate audience to work in these areas. He also elaborated upon the impact of IoT; how to bring collaboration between academic and industry.

Shri KS Vishwanathan, Chief Guest of the function in his inauguration speech highlighted few points:
- Analytics – Predictive sophistication ,Best is yet to come over 150 billion connected devices
- Curricula in academia changes Decade to Decade (D2D) whereas Industry demand changes Quarter se Quarter tak (QSQT)

According to him one needs need to work hard in IoT to meet requirements, capability of business skills applications is important and understanding in all verticals of application areas of IoT such as Retails, Transport, Health Agriculture, AutomationIndustry , Home , Entertainment is important. He informed that there would be 75 billion devices by 2020, so moment for all in India tolook what we can do in IoT applications. He said that the overall goal is to make all devices intelligent.

He informed that NASSCOM has started Centre of Excellence in IoT in Bangalore and six such centers are planned in INDIA. The purpose of such centers are –
1. To Increase capacity for IoT in country
a. Academic
i. Curriculum development
ii. IoT Platform 
iii. 200 institutesto be networked by March 2017
b. New skill development and not conventional program/IT platforms
2. To provide multiple technology intra-operational infrastructure
a. Gamut of sensor, communication, network, analytics, cloud, security
b. Pay per Use model
c. All applications as per verticals listed above
d. CoE in all verticals of applications
e. Six such centers on PPP model 
i. 50 % share by Government of India
ii. 30 % share by State Government
iii. 20 % share by Industry /Academia
f. Start up India / Stand up India
3. CoE, Bangalore – March 2016
a. 17 educational institutespartnered for it in Karnataka
b. Look forward to establish global IoT hub in India
c. IoT is the present and future technology

Bhaumik Shah, Hon. Secretary, ACM Ahmedabad Chapter proposed vote of thanks.
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