The Institution 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. ( )


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IETE Mumbai Centre

Within two 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.
Technical Activities
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 India.

Annual Technical Convention
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.
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Conferences and Seminars
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 symposium.
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 it viable.
Apart from 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.

Guidance Class

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 basis.
Laboratory Facility
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.

Project Facility
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.

News letter
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
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 various events.
Established 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 .
Calendar events of IETE Mumbai Centre:
February 1    Student Activity Day
May 17         World Telecommunication Day
Sept. 14        IETE House Anniversary Day
Nov. 2           IETE Foundation Day

List of Office Bearers of IETE Mumbai Centre click Here



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