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Events on 2016

Events on 2015

Cash Award and Certificate of Appreciation will be handed over at CODEC-15
Date: 16th - 18th December 2015
Organized by: IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity (WIEA) Group & IEEE Calcutta Section for Two Best Student Papers in the Poster Session
Technical Sponsor: APS & IEEE Photonics Society
 
Fun of Mathematics
Date: 3rd October 2015
Venu: Priyanath H.S. Girls School, Khardah, 24 Pgs. (N), Kolkata-700117
Organized by: IEEE, WIE Calcutta Chapter
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Basics of Matlab
Date: 24th July 2015
Venu: Camellia Institute of Technology, Madhyamgram
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MS Excel & Power Point Presentation
Date: 15th May 2015
Venu: RPE building, Raja Bazar Science College campus
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Circuit Building
Date: 31st March 2015
Organized by: WIE and EDS Calcutta chapter (jointly)
Venu: CAS building, Raja Bazar Science College campus
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Events on 2014

Half day program to Felicitate Prof. Renu Laskar, Clemson University, USA
Date: 11 December 2014
Venu: Bramho Balika Shikshalaya, Kolkata
Detail: Professor Renu Laskar, Professor Emerita, Mathematical sciences, Clemson University, USA is a renowned mathematician. She is the first female Indian to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in the year 1962. Professor Laskar set new standards for women in mathematics and she ranks among the top women in discrete mathematics. She worked with legendary Mathematiciands such as Raj Chandra Bose and Paul Erdos. Her perseverance and determination to overcome the obstacles on her way to reach this stature of a mathematician from a middle class indian family of Bihar in those days is striking and an example. IEEE WIE, Kolkata chapter organized a half -a day program to felicitate Prof. Renu Laskar at Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya, Rajabazar, Kolkata on December 11, 2014. About 160 students from class VII to X from two schools Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya and Santi Sangha Vidyayatan for Girls joined the program.
The program was devided in two halves. In the first half Prof. Renu Laskar was felicited by IEEE WIE member Prof.Nabanita Das. Another member Prof. Susmits Sur Koley shared the short biography of Prof. Laskar with the audience. Prof. Laskar then delivered a lecture on “Mathematics is fun”. She shared her experience with the worlds' greatest mathematician. She explained the history of graph theory, a topic in mathematics which everyone faces in their everyday life. In the second half an extempore speech competition was organized for the students. Three students of each school took part in the competition. Their speech were appreciated very well by the audience. The program concluded with a small award ceremony to appreciate the students for their extempore speech.
 
Two days workshop on MATLAB: Basics and Applications
Date: 25 - 26 September 2014
Venu: Department of Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering, Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus, Kolkata
Detail: A two day workshop was organised by IEEE WIE Affinity Group, Kolkata chapter on 25th and 26th of September 2014 on ‘Matlab Basics and Applications’ in the Department of Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering (IEE), Jadavpur University (JU), Salt Lake campus. The workshop was aimed for the 3rd year students of the Polytechnic colleges.35 students both men and women of Electrical Engineering stream of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Polytechnic, Jadavpur attended the workshop. The students were tutored on the MATLAB basics, its usages & applications and also about Simulink. Dr.Bhaswati Goswami, member of IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter and Faculty of IEE,JU has given an introduction with a power point presentation about MATLAB and Simulink. The participants were provided with hard copy documents beforehand so that they can follow the instructions for using MATLAB and Simulink. The documents can also be used for future consultations. They were asked to check each of the instructions in the computers provided to them in groups of two. In a total 17 computers were set to be used by them. The volunteers of the IEE Department, which included the M. Tech students and Research Scholars, assisted them. The students learned to use and apply the basic instructions, functions and even could do MATLAB programming (creating the .m files) on their own. From the feedback it seems they enjoyed the learning. They also showed interest on such program in futureThey were given a certificate of participation on the same at the end of the workshop on 26th evening. It was overwhelming to see them perform on their own at the end of the workshop, which gave an overall satisfaction to the volunteers as well as the learners. The participants also praised whole-heartedly the help they obtained from the volunteers and thanked the organizers and the volunteers for the program. The organiser also distributed certificate of appreciations to the volunteers, thanked them for their help without which it was not possible to make the workshop a grand success.
 
One-day outreach program on ENGLISH e-learning
Date: 27 July 2014
Venu: Pratyush, Barasat, West Bengal
Detail: ‘Pratyush’ as we all know is an organization which is taking care of the education and grooming of a large number of underprivileged boy and girls of varying age group from a particular locality. The organization also includes the parents of the kids in their activities so that the children can get a better environment at home too. This time the visit had a special motive and we had a very special guest with us. Prof. Upamanyu Madhow, a faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engg. University of California, Santa Barbara, is working on a project to democratize English education to people all over the world having little or no knowledge of the language. He is in the process of developing a software which has been named ‘GLENworld’ to provide simple and user friendly method to help the aspirants gain communicative knowledge of English language through pictures and audio and video demonstrations. The idea behind the trip was to get feedback from the kids of Pratyush, how the system worked and future provision for introducing such courses to such less privileged children. Prof. Madhow on his laptop demonstrated the software which was projected through a LCD projector. Obviously the response was very good and Prof. Madhow was more than satisfied by the quick grasping power of the children. A cultural program followed which was totally organized by the children themselves. The performance and the anchoring were flawless.
 
 
Summer School on - Fundamentals of Digital Design Automation
Date: 22 - 26 July 2014
Venu: Indian Statisticacal Institute ( ISI ) Kolkata
Detail: It was jointly organized by the Nanotechnology Research Triangle of Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and the IEEE WIE Group of Kolkata Section. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Bhargab B. Bhattacharya, Prof. Bhabani P. Sinha, Prof. C. A. Murthy, Professor incharge of CCSD, ISI, Dr. Arpan Pal from TCS Labs , Dr. Pritha Banerjee (WIE) and Prof. Susmita SurKolay. ty two participants were shortlisted from nearly hundred applicants. Out of which thirty one successfully participated on all five days. It started with a lecture on Cyberphysical Systems by Dr. Arpan Pal followed by an introductory talk on Digital Design Flow by Prof. Bhargab B. Bhattacharya. Lectures covering the three broad sub domains (VLSI Design, Verification and Testing) were delivered along with Lab sessions.
 
 
One Day workshop on Exploring the World of Excel and Powerpoint
Date: 28th March 2014
Venu: Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta
Detail: Sixteen women participated in the workshop. In the pre lunch session, one member of IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter demonstrated a power point presentation on how to get started with Power Point. Every participant was able to execute the instructions simultaneously on the computers provided to them. They were delighted to learn how to insert a table, charts and add animations by their own. Sufficient volunteers were present to help them. In the second half, a student member of IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter gave a presentation on getting started with EXCEL. She showed how to open Excel file,, how to type in Excel sheet, how to save Excel file, how to see out put in Excel sheet, how to insert function, how to draw a table, plot in Excel sheet and how to go to the next sheet . Since one day is not sufficient the participants were provided with hard copy documents for their future help. The program was concluded with a valedictory session where participants were given participation certificates. The participants praised the volunteers whole heartedly and thanked the organizers for the program. They also showed interest on such program in future.
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Events on 2013

IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Two days workshop on "Electronics: Basic and Applications"
Date: 30th - 31st October 2013
Venu: Department of Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering, Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus, Kolkata
Detail: IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter organized two days workshop on “Electronics: Basic Applications” in the Department of Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering, Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus, Kolkata on 30th and 31st October, 2013. The workshop was aimed for the 2nd year students of the Polytechnic colleges so that they can polish their knowledge by theoretical discussions and have an experimental experience by the followed relevant hands-on laboratory sessions. Nineteen students both girls and boys participated in the workshop. Each day was divided in two sessions: pre– and post- lunch session. During the pre lunch session of the first day Dr. B. Goswami, member of IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter discussed with a power point presentation about the transistor power amplifiers and their applications. In the second half, the students implemented the circuit first on a breadboard to check the performance and then on a veroboard by soldering the components. Next day, Dr. S. Barman (Mondal), member of IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter discussed about the application of the transistors( modulators and demodulators) for communication purposes.. In the second half of the day, the students implemented the circuit and noted its performance. Laboratory assistants and the M.Tech students of the department deserve special thanks for their help to the participants.
In addition to these programs this year WIE members met six times at regular intervals to exchange views on ways and means for enhancing the cause further.
 
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: One Day Workshop on "A glimpse of the e-world"
Date: 7th August 2013
Venue: Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta
Detail: IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter organized a one day workshop A glimpse of the e-world at the Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta on 7th August 2013, to cater to home makers, teachers and other professionals who found themselves difficult in operating computers and became confused by their “ tech – savvy ” children. Nineteen women participated in the workshop.
The day was divided in two sessions: pre lunch and post lunch session. In the pre lunch session, one member of IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter demonstrated a power point presentation about the application of Microsoft Office Word 2007. In the second half, a student member of IEEE WIE Kolkata Chapter gave a presentation on surfing the internet. Since one day is not sufficient the participants were provided with hard copy documents for their future help.The program was concluded with a valedictory session where participants praised the volunteers whole heartedly.
 
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: One-day outreach program in collaboration with Birla Industrial and Technical Museum (BITM), Kolkata
Date: 15th June 2013
Venue: Masjidbati Parbati Vidyalay, Basanti, sundarban, West Bengal
Detail: Seeing is believing, and perceiving too. It is most important even in Science education. Unfortunately, this is missing in science education amongst most school students in India, more so in rural India. In order to spread scientific thinking among children, especially in the remote rural areas WIE organized a one-day outreach program at Masjidbati Parbati Vidyalay, Basanti, sundarban, West Bengal in collaboration with Birla Industrial and Technical Museum (BITM), Kolkata on June 15, 2013. Mr. T. K. Sengupta and his colleague from BITM visited Masjidbati Parbati Vidyalay, and demonstrated a set of very interesting, yet simple, experiments that one can perform even at their home, collecting common and easily available local ingredients. Mr. Sengupta explained and related these experiments, in a very interesting manner, with what the students have learnt in their textbooks. About hundred twenty students (50% girls) and some of their teachers attended the program with lot of enthusiasm and curiosity. Interestingly, girls were more responsive and interactive. They all participated whole heartedly. The experts demonstrated a few basic mathematical tricks too to the students.
 
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Visit to the Sensor Hub facilities and Fiber Optics Laboratory
Date: 21st May 2013
Venu: Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute(CGCRI ), Kolkata
Detail: A visit to the Sensor Hub facilities and Fiber Optics Laboratory at Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute(CGCRI ) was arranged by IEEE-WIE on 21st May 2013.for B.Tech students of Electronics and Telecomm. Engineering. 21 students from Jadavpur University and Bengal Engineering and Science University participated. In sensor hub, the students were exposed to the class 10000 clean room facilities housing the oxidation, diffusion furnace, clean bench and the photolithography setup. Further, they were also given a brief demonstration on the semiconductor gas sensor measurement. In the Fiber Optics Laboratory, the students were introduced to the basic concepts related to the development of high speed optical fibers. An automated setup for developing the preform of optical fiber has also been demonstrated to the students.
 
 
IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: WIE Meet
Date: 30th April 2013
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: World Water Day
Date: 22nd March 2013
Venue: Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata
Detail: To celebrate World Water Day, IEEE WIE AG, Kolkata chapter and IEEE AP-MTT Kolkata chapter in collaboration with Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata organized a program for underprivileged children on 22.03.2013. Fifty Seven students from PARIBAR, a unit of Bijon Banerjee Memorial Charitable Trust and Twenty one from Gabberia Childhood KG School, Gabberia, Howrah participated in the program. They first visited different galleries in BITM such as Kids Zone, Life Science Zone, Television Zone, Coal Mines and Science gallery. BITM organized a puppet show, through which they taught the children about the importance of water. Then a drawing competition on the use of water was organized. Five children from Paribar group won prizes. The students enjoyed it together.
 
 
IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Program on Free Hand Self Defense
Date: 19th March 2013
Venue: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Detail: To spread the awareness for learning some basic self defence strategies among young students, WIE Affinity Group, IEEE Kolkata had organized a program on March 19, 2013, Tuesday titled “Free-Hand Self-Defence” at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The program began with an introductory lecture on “Workplace Hazards” by Professor Jayasree Dattagupta, Ex-Chaiperson of Sexual Harassment Committee, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. A set of very interesting demonstrations on Judo, Aikudo, Yoga, free-hand exercises followed the next one and half hour by four personnel from Swami Vivakananda State Police Academy, Barrackpore. About 50 students, faculties, researchers from Indian Statistical Institute, University of Calcutta participated very actively in the demonstration.
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Events on 2012

IEEE –WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Summer School on Algorithms, Data Structure and Programming
Date: 11th - 15th June 2012
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Events on 2011

IEEE –WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Lecture on "Genesis of Bose Institute" by Prof. P. K. Bandyopadhyay
Date: 22nd October 2011
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Program on Health Education at Pratyush, Barasat
Date: 15th October 2011
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Visit to BITM, Kolkata
Date: 3rd September 2011
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Diminishing the Digital Divide
Date: 29th May 2011
 
IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Outreach Program
Date: 29th March 2011
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: A visit to Vikram Solar Plant
Date: 28th February 2011
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Events on 2010

IEEE –WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: INDICON 2010 IEEE,Indian WIE GOLD STUDENTS MEET (WGS MEET 2010)
Date: 17th December 2010
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Workshop Diminishing the Digital Divide for mothers of engineers: How to use the PC ?
Date: 12th November 2010
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: BITM tour for the children of Pratyush at Barasat
Date: 15th May 2010
 
IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: Lecture by Prof.Subhas Mukhopadhaya,Massey University,New Zealand
Date: 19th - 20th February 2010
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IEEE - WIE Affinity Group Activities
Title: National Conference on Microwave and Communication-NCMicrocom.
Date: 19th - 20th February 2010
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Events on 2009

One-day outreach Program on Popular Science for underprivileged school students
Date: 31st October 2009
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Seminar by Prof. Upamanyu Madhow of Electrical and Computer Science Department of University of California
Date: 7th July 2009
Detail: Seminar by Prof. Upamanyu Madhow of Electrical and Computer Science Department of University of California, Santa Barbara titled "Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communication: New Architectures for Transceiver and Network Design" in the CVPR seminar room of S.N. Bose Bhaban of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Full report of the program follows
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One-day laboratory visit program Wonders of Electronics
Date: 6th May 2009
Detail: This program was arranged for the students from various schools of the greater Calcutta, as a part of the outreach program. The eventful visit to the University of Calcutta was fabricated with an intelligible set of lectures, delivered by some respected academicians, followed by an amusing introductory visit to the Radio Physics and Electronics lab of the University. The students were overwhelmed being allured by the Disneyland of the electronic wonders. Full report of the program follows
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Half-day program at Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College
Date: 4th March 2009
Detail: Students and faculties of the college interacted with the IEE WIE members for getting tuned with India's role as a global player in the fields of sciences. Some interesting and knowledge- rich talks were presented by some frontier women scientists with the objective of increasing awareness among the youth regarding country's role in the worldwide scientific and technological renaissance with notion to some possible systematic up-gradation and amendments in the academic system of the modern India. A delightful debate competition then followed, on the issue: "Science and technology research in India plays a key role in the global Scenario". The program concluded by accrediting the potential speakers of the debate. Full report of the program follows
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Other activities in 2009

Events on 2008

One Day Out Reach Programme at Women's Polytechnic
Date: 05th November 2008
Venu: Chandannagar
 
Half - Day IEEE WIE Lecture Meeting and Student Participation Program
Date: 29th August 2008
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One Day Seminar on Electronic Devices Communication and Computers (EDCC-08)
Date: 20th June 2008
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One Day Seminar on Next Generation Wireless Concepts & Technologies
Date: 17th May 2008
Detail: The World Telecommunication Day was held for the first time in 1969 and is held each year on 17 May to commemorate the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 1865. The ITU emphasizes the attribute of Telecommunication and has changed the program name to the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) for 2008.
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One Day Outreach Programme on Recent Trends in Information and Communication Technology
Date: 11th April 2008
Venu: BIET,Suri
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Events on 2007

One-day Camp on Wonders of Physics and Mathematics for High School Girls
Date: 12th October 2007
Venu: ISI, Kolkata
 
Awareness Program at Lake Girls High School
Date: 11th August, 2007
Detail: IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), Affinity Group, IEEE Calcutta Section, recently organized a school program on 11th August 2007 at Lake Girls' High School, Kolkata. The objective of the program was to spread awareness in Science and Engineering among girl students at school level. Among 160 participants, 153 were students from class VIII & IX and rest were teachers. The program started with the inaugural speech by Sharmin Parveen, Treasurer of WIE. The most interesting event of the program was Speech Competition on Contribution of Women Achievers in Science and Engineering. Eight girls from class VIII & IX who were selected by their science teachers participated in this competition. They talked about Marie Curie, Kadambini Ganguly, Florence Nightingle, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. In their speech, they talked about the success stories of these famous women and the hurdles they crossed behind their success. They expressed their views that neither the women lagged in the past and also and also are not lagging in the present.
 
IEEE WIE National Symposium on Emerging Technologies (WieNSET 2007)
Date: 29th - 30th June, 2007
Detail: WIE Affinity Group, IEEE Calcutta section - had organized a Symposium on June 29 and 30, 2007, at the West Bengal University Technology campus, BF-142 Salt Lake City, Calcutta – 700064. The aim of this Symposium was to organize lectures by leading Women Professionals and scientists. The target audience were students and research scholars of engineering, young engineering graduates and professionals, particularly women. The objective was to expose the young minds to the current trends in research and industry and to provide a forum for proper guidance and career counseling.
Speakers: a. MEMs Based Semiconductor Sensors, Speaker: Chirosree Pramanik, ECE Dept, BESU, Shibpur, Howrah.
b. Security Issues And Challenges of Wireless Networks, Speaker: Mohuya Chakraborty, Nejaji Subhas Engineering College, Kolkata.
c. Dreams to Next Generation 4G Networks: Challenges and Research Issues, Speaker: Dr. Iti Saha Misra, ETCE Deptt. Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
 
Awareness Program at ISI
Date: 29th January, 2007
Detail: Awareness Seminar program on 29th January 2007 at ISI Kolkata, followed by a popular science lecture entitled Computational Aspects of Bioinformatics, delivered by Sushmita Mitra, FNAE, SMIEEE, Machine Intelligence Unit, ISI. We have been fortunate to have the kind patronage from eminent persons e.g. Professor Shankar Kumar Sen, Ex-Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, Ex-Minister-In-Charge, Power and Non- Conventional Energy, West Bengal who kindly graced the inaugural awareness seminar as the Chief Guest.

Events on 2006

WIE, Affinity Group, IEEE Calcutta Section consisting of a number of committed people from both industry and academic has been formed in July 2006 with vision to nurture the talent ecosystem by enhancing the participation from women.

As a first step, WIE, IEEE Calcutta Section has been organizing awareness seminars for girl students at the high school level and lecture meetings for the budding engineering students.

Technical Lecture Meeting
Title: The Challenges and Thrills in Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits
Date: 28th November 2006
Speakers: Susmita Sur Kolay, SMIEEE, ISI, Kolkata
Venu: Jadavpur University