of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) is India's
leading recognized professional society devoted to the advancement
of Science and Technology of Electronics, Telecommunication,
Information Technology and other related disciplines. Founded
in 1953, it serves more than 60,000 members both individuals
and industries/ organizations through its 64 centres spread
all over India and abroad. The Institution provides leadership
in Scientific and Technical areas of direct importance to the
national development and economy. Government of India has recognized
IETE as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)
and also notified as an educational Institution of national
eminence. The objectives of IETE is to focus on advancing electro-technology.
The IETE conducts and sponsors technical meetings, conferences,
symposia, and exhibitions all over India, publishes technical
journals and provides continuing education as well as career
advancement opportunities to its members. (www.iete.org )
Ancient but modern,
Mumbai is the financial capital of India. Mumbai once spread
into seven islands is now most populated metro and commercial
hub of the country. The southern most neck of land is known
as COLABA and this is the place where most of the tourists gravitate
because of decent range of Hotels and Restaurant and also for
two land marks GATE WAY OF INDIA and TAJMAHAL HOTEL. Towards
north is FORT where the old British fort once stood and towards
west NARIMAN POINT for high rise modern business centre and
further towards north MARINE DRIVE and CHOWPATTY BEACH are most
beautiful places of Mumbai. Weather in September month is most
pleasant with temperature ranging from 20 degC to 28 degC.
IETE Mumbai Centre
years of the establishment of IETE activity in Delhi, a small
group of professionals in electronic industry, consumer electronics,
industrial electronics and telecommunication engineers started
Bombay Centre in October 1955 with Shri. D.D. Lakhan Pal as
the Chairman. The centre had regular meetings and organized
seminars of topical interest with due support from the industry.
Senior members like S/Shri. D. D. Lakhan Pal of Murphy, P.M.
Agharwala of Bombay Telephones, K. Kalyansundram from the
industry (Godavari Sugar Mil) an Padmashri M. M. Wagle led
the centre till 1968. Due to frequent transfers of the office
bearers and such other problems with the key members in the
executive committee, the functioning of the centre was disturbed
for about four years and the continuity of activities suffered.Mean
while the membership base of IETE Mumbai centre had widened
to about 165 as corporate members.
By mid 1972 IETE thus contacted senior members to revitalize
the centre as the student activities needed support. The Mumbai
centre's activities thus restarted under the chairmanship
of Padmashri M. M. Wagle from Bombay Telephones (now MTNL)
and due support from Shri P G Damle of Overseas Communications
Services (now VSNL) and other active members. The centre has
been conducting regular activities since 1972 and the names
of office bearers (year wise) as per the available records
are given in the last.
The Centre has been arranging regular technical lecturers
as a part of continuing education program for the members
which have been very well attended.The executive committee
of the centre took keen interest to organize regular coaching
classes at VJTI. A special effort was also made to setup a
good library at VJTI. Since Mumbai centre had a large number
of corporate members from the industry disciplines including
Electronics industry units, Bombay Telephones, Railways, OCS
and Defense etc. A need was felt for continued education programs
to enhance the technical competencies of the corporate membership
in working environments. IETE Mumbai centre, therefore devoted
attention to such programs including regular invited Technical
lectures from experts and arranged a number of half-day/one
day seminars as well as national level conferences of topics
of current interest regularly.It may be appropriate to mention
some of these topical seminars e.g. "Medical Electronics"
in 1976 which gave our institution a place of honour in Industry
at National level. Leading medical consultants and manufactures
of Medical Electronic equipment in India participated in good
number in the two days seminar and our corporate members interacted
fruitfully with the delegates. The "Marine Electronics"
seminar in 1980 was also applauded as a successful event by
the marine engineering professionals and well covered by the
print media. Similarly a 2-day seminar on "Telecom Management
for Business and Industry" in December 1989, proved to
be truly of national character where the members of the telecom
commission, DOT and industry professionals in telecom management
participated actively to discuss the national policies for
fast growth of telecommunication and data communication in
Annual Technical Convention ATC
The 40th Annual Technical Convention organized in September
1997 was a big success. The deliberation of seminar were noted
and put up by the Government as well as the industry in the
private sector for due implementation.
After a gap of 12 years Mumbai centre got the opportunity
to organize the 52nd Annual Technical Convention on
"Technology & Terror -Roll of ICT in War Against
Terror" in September 2009. Shri E Sreedharan known as
the 'Metro Man' was the Chief guest and Dr. Srikumar Banerjee,
Director, BARC was the guest of honour for ATC. Response for
this convention was incredible and it was a big success.
In December 2001, the First International Conference
on Quality, Reliability and Control (ICQRC) was held jointly
with IIT Bombay. There was a heavy rush of papers for the
conference and the sessions had to be run in parallel for
two days. 84 papers were presented and all of them were published
in the Conference Proceedings. It was for the first time in
the history of Bombay Centre that the full texts of the papers
were included in the Proceedings. The inaugural address was
delivered by Rear Admiral D S P Verma, VSM, ASD.
The Mid Term Symposium in April 2003, on "Wireless and
Wire Line Future Scenario" was greatly appreciated by
the entire telecom industry which had foreseen a rapid growth
from 2002 onwards. The Symposium was considered to be a fruitful
professional activity to contribute well to the growth of
Telecommunication services in India through meaningful interactions
and timely executive of action points as recommended at the
In February 2005, an International conference on Next Generation
Networks was held as a part of Silver Jubilee celebration.
Consequently an International conference on Emerging Trends
in telecommunication Convergence was held in January 2007.
The 4th International conference on Nano Technology and Health
Care Application was held in October 2007. It was a great
achievement that in a year we had two International conferences.
During that tenure Dr. T. S. Rathore was Chairman and Dr.
K. T. V. Reddy & Smt. Ashwini S. Kunte were Hon. Secretary
and Treasurer respectively.
The International Conference on Advances in Computer
and Communication Technology is the fifth international conference
organized by IETE Mumbai Center. Scientists from CERN, Geneva
has been included in the Advisory and Technical Program Committee.
Inclusion of an invited talk by Shri David Colladas P from
CERN Geneva has raised the level of this International conference.
Shri N. K. Karnani, TPC convener and Shri P.B. Walinjkar,
Convener Publication Committee edited the conference proceedings
wherein full texts of all the selected technical papers were
printed. Dr. J.W. Bakal, Chairman and Smt. Ashwini S. Kunte,
Hon. Secretary has extended whole hearted support for making
this at regular interval one/half day seminars, practical
workshop are being conducted. Work Shop on "Mobile Repairing"
and "Microcontroller - 8051" were the most successful
events during last year.
Mumbai centre is also organizing tutorial classes, laboratory
and computer facility for ALCC, AMIETE and Dip IETE Students.
Guidance for DipIETE, AMIETE students is provided on requirement
Centre is equiped with
Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Micro-controller
Lab for AMIETE and DipIETE students. It is also equiped with
Computer Lab with Wi-Fi facility for ALCCS (M Tech level course
in Computer Science) course.
Centre has more than 10 registered project guides for Students.
In 2000, the Centre started its own website by the initiative
of Prof. S. S. S. P. Rao and since then it has been regularly
updated by Shri Q. Bakir. Since year 2010 Shri P. B. Walinjkar
is updating the website regularly.
Printed News Letters and annual report in printed booklet
of the Centre started on a regular basis in 2000 under the
editorship of Dr. T.S.Rathore then Secretary. But from the
year 2011-12 Centre come up with eNews
Letter being edited by Shri. Parag Walinjkar and published
quaterly on website.
IETE Student Forum (ISF)
The first ISF was established
in 1999 at Vivekanand College of Engineering, Chembur. Today
the number of forum has grown to 21, which have been established
in various colleges in Mumbai and all are active in organizing
in 1955, IETE Mumbai Centre poised on growth path after acquiring
its own premises at Chembur. IETE Mumbai Centre is a 2nd
BEST Centre of the IETE for the year 2011-12. The centre
is recognized as Centre of Excellence for 'Microcontroller
and Embedded System'. Presently centre is serving its nearly
750 local members and more than 3000 student members .
events of IETE Mumbai Centre:
1 Student Activity Day
May 17 World
Sept. 14 IETE
House Anniversary Day
Nov. 2 IETE
List of Office Bearers of IETE Mumbai Centre click Here