Bulletin at Eleven
IC Bulletin is entering its eleventh year with this issue. It started
off in July 1990 as India News. By Oct 91 it was renamed as the IC Bulletin.
Dr. P. K. Patwardhan, the Chairman in 1990, wrote a beautiful message
for the inaugural issue. The leadership of IC passed into the hands
of Shri H. L. Bajaj after 1991. Besides the Bulletin, he also established
a quarterly called the Horizon. Every issue of Horizon focussed on one
aspect of technological achievements of India. It was a creditable attempt
at building the ‘India brand’. However we could not sustain the Horizon
for a long period. Fortunately the IC Bulletin, the one medium of communication
among Indian members, has survived. Dr. C. G. Ravi during 1994-95-96
and Dr. R. K. Bagga during 1997-98 nurtured it well. During the last
five years, Prof. V. K. Damodaran, the editor, has provided yeoman service
by bringing out the Bulletin highly regularly.
“For Indians in any field, to work
in a synergical fashion, is said to be difficult. It is said that we
cannot co-ordinate our activities of different units and that every
one of us would prefer to align with non-Indian forces rather than suffering
the ignominy of having an Indian identity. With the support of some
outside elements, we would like to establish small Indian units rather
than contributing to and taking pride in a strong All Indian ethos”
IEEE’s Indian members have largely proved all the above prognosis wrong.
During the last decade we have not only progressively strengthened IEEE
activities in India at each Section and Chapter, we have also tried
to work synergically, through India Council. Today I guess IEEE India
Council is the third strongest national entity in IEEE after the IEEE
USAB and IEEE Canada. India Council Bulletin has contributed significantly
to this development by establishing firmly the concept of the Indian
identity of IEEE, by making it possible and easy to co-ordinate the
activities in India and by keeping us informed about important activities
in India. Moreover the Bulletin is a shining example of an activity
truely owned and supported by all the ten Sections in India. On this
occasion, on behalf of all the IEEE members in India, I would like to
present bouquets of high appreciation to Mr. N. T. Nair, the premier
editor of the Bulletin from July 1990 to Sept 1994 and to Prof. V. K.
Damodaran, the present editor, who took over the reigns from Mr. N.
T. Nair in 1994 and is continuing to get it released every month.
All India Student
By the time this issue of Bulletin
reaches in your hands, the first All India Student Congress would have
concluded in Chennai. This is a historic attempt by India Council and
I do hope that the host Section, with the active co-operation of the
other nine sections, will be able to pull off the great event success-
1st July, 2000.
75,000 for Winning Competitors
More than US$75,000 is being
offered in the 2001 Future Energy Challenge competition for qualified
college engineering teams to build a prototype, low-cost inverter.
This competition is being sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics
Society in collaboration with the National Association of State Energy
Officials, and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. Participating
schools will be judged on the basis of design quality, a formal engineering
report, cost analysis, prototype quality, and operational results.
Interested schools should contact Robert Myers, Administrator, IEEE
Power Electronics Society, at
or visit the IEEE PELS Website at
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S. S. Murthy receives two National Awards
Prof. S. S. Murthy, Head,
Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi and Senior member IEEE
has received the following two National Awards:
- Maharashtra government National Award
for outstanding research for the year 1999 given by Indian Society
for Technical Education (ISTE).
- Bimal Bose Award for outstanding contribution
for Power Electronics for the year 1999 given by the Institution of
Electronics and Tele-communication Engineers (IETE). The
above awards were presented to Prof. Murthy during the Annual Convention
of ISTE and IETE held respectively in Erode, Tamil Nadu and New Delhi,
recently. We congratulate Prof.
S. S. Murthy for these recognitions.
Bombay VESIT Student
Please join the IEEE
Bombay section Chair and the Executive committee in congratulating
the IEEE-VESIT Student Branch that repeated the performance in
the 2000 IEEE Student Branch Web contest at HQ level. IEEE-VESIT
Student Branch, please accept the Section’s congrats and we are
proud of you.
With best regards,
Bombay Section Chair
IC Committee & Bulletin
also join the greetings parade!
This issue is sponsored
AES - COM- LEO Society Chapter of India Council
This issue and all the
back issues of this Bulletin from Aug 1999 can be visited at our
AEROSPACE & ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATIONS AND LASERS
& ELECTRO-OPTICS, SOCIETY CHAPTER - INDIA
The Royal Society
of Uganda awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Uganda to the
Chair of above Chapter in RECOGNITION of achievement through education,
training, and higher level of employment in Information Technology
The Chapter has
technically participated in organising “ELITEX’99" on Technologies
developed in Electronics during February 2 & 3, 1999 at India Habitat
Centre, New Delhi. It was indeed a great success and attracted the
maximum number of visitors for such exposition organised in the recent
past. During the exposition the following New Software Products were
* Multimail, Leap
Office Ver.2.0, Communication Co-Processor Chip, CD on Bilingual Hindi
* Participants in Bangalore also participated via Video Conferencing
link through INSAT designed and developed by STPI. It is first of
The Technology Sessions
on Information Technology, Strategic Electronics, Communications, Micro-Electronics
& Photonics, Technology Development Programmes of DoE, Material & Components
and Panel Discussions on “Indigenous Technology Development for Improving
the Global Competitiveness of the Electronics & IT Sector in India”
was well attended. The exhibition has shown tremendous potential and
created the impact both within and outside in terms of awareness and
availability of indigenous technologies/products.
Following technologies were transferred
to the industry for its full commercial exploitation.
Micro Remote Terminal
Unit, Versatile Color Sensor, Integrated Receiver Decoder System,
Prototype order placed for 25 nos. for Agriculture products
The major event
of the Chapter “ 1999 IEEE International Conference on Personal Communications
(ICPWC’99)” was held during Feb. 17-19, 1999 at Rajputana Palace Sheraton,
Jaipur, India. The response was overwhelming. 187 Participants from
25 countries attended. There were 24 technical sessions with 101 papers,
4 exclusive tutorials and the Plenary and Panel discussion sessions
during the Conference. The Plenary session was Chaired by Shri P.S.Saran,
Member, Telecom Commission, Govt. of India. Nearly 90% of the technical
papers were presented.
This is an incredible achievement. To encourage participation from
the semi-urban and rural areas of India, 38 complimentary registrations
were granted to the colleges and universities around Jaipur. This
will also ensure that the technical activities of IEEE and the Chapter
are known in the area around Jaipur. 15 complimentary copies of the
proceedings and tutorials notes were given to volunteer students from
the local engineering colleges who helped organize and ensure the
smooth running of the Conference. 200 copies of the proceedings shipped
to IEEE for wider circulation throughout the world. Few copies of
the proceedings are still available with the undersigned and can be
obtained on payment of Rs.2000/- in the name of ICPWC on cost to cost
The Chapter along
with India Council and Delhi Chapter arranged the Technical Activities
Board Colloquia visit to Delhi. A Dinner was hosted by the Chapter.
Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology and other senior officers
joined the Dinner discussions on the various projects which can
be initiated on mutual cooperation basis. The TAB-Colloquia Committee
led by IEEE President Prof.Ken Laker included Mr. Michael Adler,
Prof.Vijay Bhargava, Mr.Shah Rajgopal, Ms.Mary Ward Callan, Ms.Fanny
Su and others. All the colloquia delegates were impressed with the
vitality and energy of members/delegates/students they met. The
delegation visited Delhi College of Engineering and met IEEE Student
The Chapter along
with India Linux Users’ Group-Delhi Chapter arranged one full day
Seminar and Demo on Linux Technology Applications on September 19,
1999. More than 145 participants attended. It was to promote the use
of Linux and demonstrate the power of the open source environment
and applications to users from all walks of life.
The Chapter along
with Delhi-Chapter arranged a lecture by Prof.Roop L.Mahajan of University
of Colorando, Boulder on “Artificial Neural Networks for Engineering
Applications” at IIT Delhi on August 23, 1999. The topic generated
lot of interest and Prof.Mahajan gave free copy of the Software developed
at Boulder to the interested participants.
The Chapter has
technically sponsored 42nd Annual Technical Convention of IETE-ATC-99
in 25-26 September 99 on “IT for Socio-Economic Developments”. The
ATC was well attended and generated interest in IT applications in
Society, Commerce, Socio-Economic Development, Spectrum requirement
for Services, and Vision & Policy incentives.
- The Chapter along with Delhi Chapter
organized a lecture by Prof.Vijay Bhargava on the following on 29th
Sept. at C-DOT.
* What are Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems
* Evolution to the Third Generation
* Spread Spectrum Techniques
* CDMA Systems for Mobile ommunications
More than 125 participants attended.
The Chapter has sponsored the formation
of New IETE Student Forum at MREC-Jaipur. Prof.KEN LAKER, President,
IEEE inaugurated the same and delivered keynote on “Switched Capacitor
Filter for Precise Analog Signal Processing” on Dec.6,1999. Prof.V.K.Bhargava
was the guest of honour on the occasion. During the visit of the President,
the discussions on the following were held with the President of IETE.
IETE, India is the Sister Society of IEEE-Communications Society and
also have mutual agreement of cooperation with IEEE.
Renewal of IEEE
contract with IETE India.
Publication of materials
in each other’s publication common membership/supplimentary to each
Payment of IEEE
membership in Indian Rupees.
The Chapter has
partially sponsored “Sixth International Conference and Workshop on
Electromagnetic Interferences and Compatibility INCEMIC-99” organized
by Society of EMC Engineer (India) Delhi-Chapter during Dec.2-8, 1999.
6 Intensive tutorials by International experts including 5 from outside
India were undertaken. 130 Registered delegate attended the tutorials.
The conference had 107 technical papers presented in 23 sessions.
It was attended by 217 registered participants. Panel discussion on
“Indian Perspective Policy on Global EMC Obligations” were held. 15
Industries participated in the trade show organized with the above.
One Special Plenary Session was conducted on “Advanced Technology
and Product Appraisal” in which 7 leading manufacturing agencies of
EMC equipment gave presentation on the state of the art technologies.
The Chapter has
partially sponsored “National Symposium on Advances in Microwave,
Millimeterwave and Infrared Technology - SAMMIT’99" at Centre for
Advanced Studies in Microwave and Millimeterwave Technology, Calcutta
during December 21-24, 1999. The SAMMIT was well attended both by
National and International experts. 80 Technical papers were presented
during the SAMMIT in 12 technical sessions. 83 participants both within
and outside India attended the SAMMIT.
125 Technical popular
books in the area communication and information technology were given
as complimentary to the Library of Rama Krishna Mission, Kanpur.
All the technical
journals received from the IEEE Communications Society by the Chapter
have been given after its use from members to the Library of Father
Agnal Polytechnique as complimentary.
on Advances in Microwaves and Lightwaves
programme under IEEE Communication and other Societies.
Purpose : To be awarded to recognize the services
rendered voluntarily by a member to any section/subsection/chapter
in India or to any India Council entity in promoting their activities;
as an annual award.
Any IEEE member in India, other than student member of IEEE, is
eligible for the award, provided that
A) He has been an active member for not less than five years.
B) His voluntary services should have benefited the entities in
India (Section/Chapter/Society/Council) in a significant/exceptional
manner. Contributions made in IEEE Conferences/Seminars/Technical
Programs/Membership Development/Student Activities/Financial matters
etc. together with the office held are to be taken into account.
Prize item &
presentation: Cash Rs. 5000/- with a plaque. To be awarded at
the ACE conducted every year by India Council and hosted by one
of the Sections. An amount limited to Rs. 2000/- may be reimbursed
to the awardee, towards TA, stay etc.
Nominations solicited from entities of IC, and all IEEE sections
and chapters in India every year in a prescribed format. Every Nomination
should be duly proposed and seconded by two members of the entities
EXECOM/ADCOM. It should be duly endorsed by the entity Chairman.
Not more than one nominee from each entity will be entertained.
The format should clearly bring out the proposed candidature with
specific contributions made for the last 5 years and the quality/quantity
of their effect on the activities of IEEE in India.
Submission of nominations by 30 Aug.
Announcement of Result by 25 Oct.
ACE to be held in Nov/Dec.
Two members of the awards committee will be nominated by the
IC Committee in its 1st or 2nd meeting, but in any case before 30th
June every year. IC Chairman will be the Chairman of the Awards
INDIA COUNCIL AWARD
1. Name of the Nominee:
Membership No. Grade
of Joining IEEE:
of Society Membership if any:
2. Educational Qualifications:
made by the candidate for the Last 5 years to IEEE objectives/activities:
Activity, How the entity Benefited, Comments by proposer(s):
& Name & Office held (proposer) ————————
& Name & Office held (seconder) ————————
by entity Chairman with comments ———————
Student Branches in India
with good membership strength (as of 31.12.1999)
Branch Section Strength
Shahani Engg. College
Joseph College of Engg.
Instt. Of Technology
College of Engineering
Schlenk Engg. College
Jai Prakash Mukanl Lal Inst. of Engg
Call to Counselors of
all Student Branches: Please
try to emulate the above Branches and please see that every eligible
student in your institution is enrolled as a member before 30.11.2000.
Principles and Design
-Tattamangalam R. Padmanabhan
Delhi Chapter receives Outstanding Chapter Award
According to the information
received from Power Engineering Society HQ, for the year 1999
Delhi Chapter has been selected by them as the recipient of Outstanding
Chapter Award under small chapter category. Chapter Chair Dr.
S.Mukhopadhyay and his team are congratulated for bringing this
laurel again to the country (in fact for the second time, after
- Congrats ! Dr. S.
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Students from Nashik, Pune, Mumbai and New Delhi Shine
at the International Computing Contest ICC-2000
In the contest held in January
2000, students from Modern School, New Delhi; K K Wagh College
of Engineering, Fravashi Academy and St. Xavier’s School of Nashik;
Sai Computers Mumbai; and from Cummins College of Engineering,
Abasahed Garware College, and Modern College of Pune have ranked
at the National level.
At the Elementary BASIC
Division, Archishmat Gore of Pune Institute of Computer Technology
and Shamik Aga of Fravashi School have secured GOLD rank. In the
Elementary Logo Division, students of Fravashi School-Anuja Dani,
Viraaj Navalkar and Radhika Ganorkar have secured GOLD while Sahil
Puri has secured SILVER. Apurva Kochargaonkar, Megha Bansal and
Shruti Dubey of Fravashi as well as Visha Chavan of St. Xavier's
School were recipients of BRONZE.
At the Junior Level
in BASIC, the students of Modern School Delhi-Ishaan Gupta secured
Gold while Shekar Patnaik received Silver alongwith Ajit Mishra
of K K Wagh College of Nashik. Rishi Suri of Modern School Delhi
and Kshama Thakkar of Sai Computers Mumbai got Honour Mention.
At Junior Logo Division,
Sanhita Nadkarni and Janaki Dani of Fravashi received GOLD while
Anant Bhatia of Fravashi got BRONZE. At Senior C Division, students
of K K Wagh college of Engineering Nashik – Anupam Mukherjee secured
GOLD while Ankur Gandhi secured SILVER. The Bronze recipeints
were Rashmi Soman of Abasaheb Garware College, Sema Joshi of Cummins
College of Engineering and Shruti Behor. Pallavi Ghatpande and
Ashwini Kulkarni of Modern College; Pallavi Chavan of Abasaheb
Garware College and Mayur Choksi got Honour Mention.
When pedalling is too
hard, leave it to this smart solar PV drive. Can be fitted on
any bicycle. Developed by Energy Enterprise Ltd, Newport, Wales,
Source: British Commercial
– 2000 TWO-DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON COMPUTER NETWORKING
Dept. of Electronics & Telecom. Engg, JU
Thursday 21 & Friday 22, Dec’ 2000
fields of Computer communications, Multimedia applications, Web
Technology, Telecom Services, ISDN techniques, Telematics, Information
Technology & related fields.
2-page summary – 15 Sept 2000
5-page (A4) manuscript-18 Nov 2000
Proposal for tutorial/short courses solicited within 9 Sept 2000
Dept E T C Eng, Jadavpur Univ.,
Tel (033) 4832304
Dr. Salil K Sanyal,
Prof. C K Sarkar,
Dr. B Gupta,
Prof. R Nandi, (Fax : 033 412 7905)
Regn Fee. Cheque/DD
Payable to ‘COMNAM-2000’
Individual – Rs. 1000 paid before Dec’6, 2000
Student Rs.250/- Rs. 1200 after Dec’6, 2000
Or at spot Company sponsored delegate - Rs. 1500
The event is co-sponsored
by IEEE Calcutta Section
: Systems, Design & Technology National Seminar
9-11 December 2000
Venue: IIT Bombay
Co-sponsored by CSI, IEEE Bombay Section and IEEE APS/EDS
Recent advances in
VSLI has made it possible to integrate millions of transistors
on a single chip, and “System on a Chip” become a reality. The
aim of this seminar is to bring together experts in several
areas related to VSLI. Particular emphasis will be given to
invited talks and tutorials so that a large cross section of
practicing engineers and students can benefit.
are invited for which the deadline is August 31, 2000.
For details, please see contact:
Prof. A. N. Chanorkar
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
IIT Bombay, Mumbai 400 076.
929 Standard Approved
Approval of IEEE 929,
a new kind of interconnection standard which will simplify the
process of interconnecting photovoltaic systems with an electric
utility has been announced . The standard is expected to remove
barriers to PV use throughout the U.S.
(Source: IEEE The
Leadership Wire, 09 June 2000)
In this Natural
Gas is consumed in a Stirling Engine to provide heat and electricity
for use within a home. A total of 70% of energy value of the gas is
converted into useful heat, with 25% being converted to electricity.Around
5% is lost in the exhaust gases. This compares with a conventional
gas central heating boiler where 70% of the energy in the gas is converted
into useful heat and the remaining 30% is lost to the flue gases.
The electricity generated in the home has a value which covers the
investment cost of the micro-CHP (combined heat and power) unit and
provides a net saving.
issue 2, March April 2000.
Sections, Chapters and Branches
out by the Chairman in his Column this month, the concept
of IEEE members in India communicating through a print
media originated 10 years ago. Hitherto, this Bulletin
has been devoting most of its print area to cover announcements
of forthcoming activities and reports of past events.
Some space was also spared for notes on new technologies.
Starting from this month, there will be occasional reviews
of recent activities of Chapters and other entities of
IEEE in the country. It is also planned to include expert
reviews on technical subjects of importance as invited
articles. Readers are requested to offer suggestions for
making the pages of this Bulletin more useful. Such suggestions,
reports and announcements may be sent through e-mail for
convenience and speed. Photographs of good activities
are also solicited.
03 July 2000
V. K. Damodaran