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  1. Promote electro-technology & allied Sciences
  2. Benefit humanity thro electro technology
  3. Promote advancement of the profession
  4. Facilitate networking
  5. Promote member interests & improve quality of life.
  6. Enhance the image of the Engineer in the community, we serve


  1. Career enhancement
  2. Adoption of global technology to local conditions
  3. Organisational improvement
  4. Public responsibility
  5. Dissemination of Information
  6. Establishment of IAS identity and improved communications & electronic linking of IAS.




Membership development. The applications of following members are being submitted:

  1. Er.S.Mahadevan
  2. Er.Upendra Das
  3. Er.K.R.Poorna Chandra
  4. Er.K.Palaniappan

Executive Committee


As per the slate suggested by the Nomination Committee Chairman, Er.P.Suresh Chandal Pal on April 2006,  the following officers have been nominated as the IAS Madras Chapter Officers for 2006 – 2007.






Contact Information



Chairman (SM – 40280459)

Chairman & Managing Director

Rowsons Marketing Pvt Ltd

260/1 A, Royapettah High Road,

Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004.

Phone: 91 – 44 – 24980622,24980626,

24980603, 24980611 (Res) 24980541

Fax:24980361 (Mobile : 99401 19770 & 94440 19770




Vice – Chairman (M – 85026728)

M/s. Larsen & Toubro Ltd

ECC Division,

Post Box No.979, Mount Poonamallee Road,

Manapakkam, Chennai – 89.

Phone: 91 – 44 – 23640156



Mr.V.V.S.Srinivasa Rao

Secretary (M-80460476)

#22, Canal Bank Road,

Raja Annamalai Puram,

Chennai – 600 028.

Phone: 24957386

Mobile:99401 57390



Treasurer ( M-80460516)

37, B/3, Ist Floor,

Loganathan Colony,

Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

Phone : 24984514

Mobile: 99401 79337



   Profile of Chapter Chair


Dr.G.V.Rao, Ph.D., Senior Member, IEEE- IAS/PES has held responsible positions in G.E.C of India Ltd, started his own business in 1983, and is currently the Chairman/Managing Director of Rowsons Marketing Pvt Ltd, marketing all types of Transformers, Unitised Sub-stations etc. He has published a manual on Transformers, in the form of Question and Answers, and booklets on Capacitors, Resin Cast Transformers, Voltage Controllers etc.. He has conducted Technical seminars on Power & Distribution Transformers, Industrial Servo Voltage Controllers, Mobile Sub-stations, Fire Prevention Systems for Power & Distribution Transformers, Capacitors, Resin Cast Dry Type Maintenance Free Transformers, Unitised Package Sub-stations, Ventilation systems etc. He has produced his own video cassette & CD-ROM for Unitised Package Sub-station arrangements. Er. Rao's entrepreneurial spirit and appeal continue to proliferate as he has over 53 years' professional experience. We are proud of his accomplishments, in his profession and in our society.

List of Contributions to IEEE:
Er.G.V.Rao was PES Madras Chapter's Treasurer in 1999 & 2000 and Chapter Vice Chairman-II in 2001 subsequently elevated to Chapter chair from 2003 to April 2006. He has given six Technical presentations at the local PES workshops and seminars and presided over the PES meetings when the Chapter Chairman was away in U.S. during January and February 2001.


  • He was awarded IEEE PES Outstanding Chapter Engineer  Award in a grand manner at Hotel Savera, Madras.
  • The Great Chatrpathi Marata Life Time Achievement Award for the year 2003.
  • Doctorate conferment of Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing Management from the Inter American University of Humanistic Studies, Florida, USA, IEEE – PES Madras chapter was proud enough in obtaining high performance Chapter Award for the year 2002 & 2004, under his able leadership



 Activities for the year 2006


 Future Activities (Upto december 2008)

Activities for the year 2007 - 2008


1. Seminar on `SOLAR AND WIND HYBRID SYSTEMS'’ on 8th June 2007

A Seminar on `Solar and Wind Hybrid Systems' was conducted on 8th June 2007 at Hotel Adyar Gate Sheraton Towers in Chennai.  Dr.G.V.Rao, Chapter Chair, IAS, Madras Chapter welcomed the gathering.  Mr.K.B.Thakur, M/s. Chloride International Ltd, Kolkata highlighted to the gathering the advantages of clean energy and about the solar and wind Hybrid systems.  The meeting was attended by 50 guests which included IEEE members.

2. Societal Meeting on 18th August 2007

A Societal meeting was conducted on 18th August 2007 at Petatchi Auditorium, Chennai.  The meeting was inaugurated by Dr.G.V.Rao, IEEE - IAS (Madras Chapter) and Dr.Pappu Venugopal Rao spoke on the occasion.  The total guests were around 450 including members. High Tea was arranged.

3. Technical Seminar on `Insulating Materials in Transformers'  on 20th August 2007

A Technical seminar on `Insulating Materials in Transformers' was conducted in Chennai on 20th August 2007, Mr.S.Ganesan, Advisor presented to the gathering the latest materials  used in manufacture of transformers  and their  contribution in increasing the performance of the transformers.  The total  guests included 60 members including Engineers and  Consultants.

      4. 22nd September 2007

On 22nd September 2007, Michael Farady Birthday was celebrated where in Engineers  and Members of IAS, Madras Chapter showered glowing  tributes and also discussed  about the latest in today's engineering  world.

5. A meeting  on ' Global Warming and Energy Concerns'  on 19th January 2008

A meeting was organized on `Global Warming and Energy Concerns' at the Hotel Palmgrove, Chennai on 19th January 2008.  Dr.G.V.Rao, Chapter Chair, IAS (Madras) presented a paper and audio visual presentation on Global Warming and its effect on our planet earth.  Mr.S.Mahadevan presented a paper on Energy Concerns and  about Energy Saving Techniques.  The meeting was attended by 50 guests including members.  High Tea was arranged. There was no delegation fee.

6. A Technical Seminar on “Dupont ReliatraN Open Ventilated Dry Type Transformer'   on 16th February 2008

A Technical Seminar was organized in Gokulam Park Inn, Kochi, Kerala  on `Dupont ReliatraN Open Ventilated Dry Type Transformer' on 16th February 2008.  Dr.G.V.Rao, Chapter Chair, IAS (Madras Chapter) and Mr.Thomas Lim, Applications Research Manager, M/s. E.I.Dupont Company (Singapore) Pvt. Ltd., Singapore  spoke on the technology and advantages of `Dupont ReliatraN' Open Ventilated Dry Type Transformers.

A special  Key Note address was given by  Mr.K.K.Unni, Chief Electrical Inspector to the Government of Kerala,  Mr.K.T.Mohan Krishnan, President , M/s. Indo Tech Transformers Ltd, Chennai, Mr.Basavaraj Angadi and Mr.Dilip Patel, M/s. E.I.Dupont India Private Ltd., Mumbai spoke on the occasion.  The meeting was attended by 160 guests including leading Contractors, Consultants, Engineers from Public Sector Companies and by the members . A grand lunch was arranged. There was a no delegation fee.

7. Factory Visit on 19th February 2008

A Factory visit was organized to Thirumazhisai and Kancheepuram on 19th February 2008.  The Engineers and members of various Industries  from different places  about 38 visited the factories first at Thirumazhisai for Power, Distribution and Open Ventilated  Dry Type Transformer factory and learnt the nuances in the manufacture then they  visited Kancheepuram factory where extra High Voltage Transformers are manufactured and their testing facilities were shown to the visiting guests. A lunch was arranged. There was no Delegation fee.

8. A Lecture Programme  on  “ Trends in Automotive Steering Systems with Advances in Electrical Actuators and Control'' on the  4th July 2008 ' 

A  Distinguished Lecture program was organized by Industry Application Society in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras on 4th July 2008  at the Electrical Sciences Block Seminar Hall.  The Guest Speaker  was Dr.Tomy  Sebastian, Chief Scientist, Delphi Steering  Systems Inc., Michigan, United States on the topic `Trends in Automotive Steering Systems with Advances in Electrical  Actuators and Control'.  The Lecture was attended by 75 guests which included students, Faculty Members, Consultant and IEEE members.

9. A Technical Seminar on  “ Energy Efficient High Mast Lighting  Systems' on the  18th July 2008 ' 

A  Technical seminar was organized in Hotel Palmgrove, Chennai on `Energy Efficient High Mast Lighting Systems' on 18th July 2008.  The technical paper was presented by Mr.L.Satish, Head - Operations  of  M/s. GVRR.  Dr.G.V.Rao, Chapter Chair , IAS (Madras Chapter) welcomed the gathering.  The seminar was attended by 35 guests including members.

10. A Technical meeting on  “ Gas Insulated Sub-stations' on the  27th August 2008  

A Technical meeting was organized in the M/s. Larsen & Toubro  Ltd, Chennai on `Gas Insulated Sub-stations' on 27th August 2008.  The technical lecture was given by Mr.S.Rajavel, Senior Vice President & Head, E I & C, Sector, Engineering Construction Group.

 The welcome address was given by Dr.S.Salivahanan, Principal, SSN College of Engineering and  Chairman, IEEE - Madras Section.    Mr.T.S.Rangarajan, Execom Member, IEEE - Madras Section, highlighted about the IEEE and benefits to be derived upon being a member in the society.

A presentation was made to the audience about the IEEE Organization and the activities involved. Alongwith introduction of the Speaker Mr.S.Rajavel, Senior Vice President  & Head, E I & C Sector, Engineering Construction Group was done by Dr.G.V.Rao, Chairman, IEEE - IAS, Madras Chapter. Also, the Chairman has dealt in detail about the activities of the Industry Applications Society along with a Audio Video Presentation and also appointment of members for IAS. Mr.S.Rajavel gave an audio-video presentation  to the audience the latest technologies involved in `Gas Insulated Sub-stations'.

Mr.D.Maheswaran, Head, EDRC, presented in detail the Safety measures and procedures to be adopted in installation of Gas Insulated Sub-stations and the highlight of IS 61580. The meeting was attended by more than 250 participants.  The participants included members from IEEE & IAS Senior Members from ECC and Engineers from the Construction Group, Consultants and Contractor attended the meeting.  The meetings was web cast, this being for the first time from this chapter.

Vote of Thanks was given by Dr.T.Thyagarajan, Secretary, IEEE-Madras Section.  A High Tea was organized at the meeting.           

11. 22nd September 2008  

A meeting was organized at the Buena Vista  Beach Resort on 21st September 2008 to celebrate the Birthday of Michael Faraday.

Dr.G.V.Rao, Chairman, IEEE-IAS Chair welcomed the gathering and presented a paper on the achievement of Michael Faraday. The meeting was attended by 40 participants which included the members from the IAS and Engineers. Dinner was organized at the end of the meeting.

Future Activities for the year 2008





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  Tuesday, October 2008