IEEE was founded in 1884 with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison among its charter members. Today, IEEE serves over 400,000 members worldwide. Over 100,000 Student and Graduate Student members worldwide make up 25% of the membership of IEEE and are essential to its continued growth and vitality. Not only is IEEE the world’s largest technical and professional society, it also publishes a significant amount of the electrical engineering and computer-science literature in the world.
IEEE worldwide membership is geographically divided into ten Regions. These Regions are further divided into Sections that serve as the centers of activity for professional engineers at the local level. Your Student Branch falls under your local Section.
IEEE Student Branch KEC Executive Committee
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit making Society for the Technical Education System in our country with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of our Technical Education System. At present, ISTE has a very large and an effective membership base consisting of more than 1,02,985 Life Members, 5,54,094 Student Members, 2410 Institutional Members (including IITs, IISc.., NITs and other leading technical institutions), 1214 Faculty Chapters and 1322 Students’ Chapters and 17 Sections throughout the country.
The major objective of the ISTE is to provide quality training programmes to teachers and administrators of technical institutions to update their knowledge and skills in their fields of activity and to assist and contribute in the production and development of top quality professional engineers and technicians needed by the industry and other organisations.
Highlights of Inauguration of ISTE Student Chapter
Electronics and ICT Academy (E&ICT) at IIT Roorkee (funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) provides training programs with emphasis on hands-on learning in basic/advanced topics and emerging technologies in the Electronics and ICT domain. We conduct faculty development programs and training at IIT Roorkee, as well as at Institutes/Colleges locally through activity centers.The programs are conducted by well-known industry partners, resource persons from leading academia and experts from renowned R&D organizations.For this, the Academy has signed MoU's with Industry/R&D partners in different domains, who collaborate and work with us in conducting the training programs.
Activities of the Academy
Objectives of the Academy
Features of the Academy
IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorials
An initiative of National Mission on Education through ICT, Government of India, to promote IT literacy through Open Source Software.
The spoken Tutorial Project aims to make spoken tutorials on FOSS available in several Indian languages, for the learner to be able to learn in the language he/she is comfortable in. Our goal is to enable the use of spoken tutorials to teach in any Indian language, and to be taught to learners of all levels of expertise- Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
This project is for the community and by the community. Through the portal, we aim to reach out to like-minded individuals to collaborate with us and with each other to create Spoken Tutorials. The next step is to get each Spoken Tutorial dubbed into as many Indian languages as possible. This will help anyone anywhere to understand the contents of the Spoken Tutorials. Each of the Tutorials, whether original or dubbed, go through a strict review procedure, after which they are uploaded on the public domain. This is to ensure that the highest possible quality is attained.
The target group is the community at large, including school children, college students, working professionals, retired professionals, housewives, teachers, trainers, research scholars, software users and developers. We aim to reach out to all the people in India through this portal.
Through the website http://spoken-tutorial.org you can
1. Learn many software by yourself.
2. Be a contributer to the community by creating original tutorials or dubbing into other languages
3. Lead the national effort for any FOSS
4. Lend your expertise in a particular FOSS by being a Reveiwer / Domain Expert
5. Help conduct workshops in colleges and schools across India
6. Spread awareness about this project. Become a promoter or an ambassador
NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science. NPTEL as a project originated from many deliberations between IITs, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) during the years 1999-2003. A proposal was jointly put forward by five IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras) and IISc for creating contents for 100 courses as web based supplements and 100 complete video courses, for forty hours of duration per course. Web supplements were expected to cover materials that could be delivered in approximately forty hours. Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programmes that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering programme in India were chosen initially. Contents for the above courses were based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities in India.
NPTEL has been offering self-study courses across engineering, humanities and science streams for more than a decade. These are available at: http://nptel.ac.in. From March 2014 NPTEL has been offering online certification for its courses, the highlight being the certification exam through which the student gets an opportunity to earn a certificate form the IITs! These are available at: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in
To take this initiative forward and to encourage more students across colleges to participate in this initiative, they are setting up NPTEL chapter in colleges (with the approval of the management) which will be under the headship of a faculty member of the college, who would be their Single Point of Contact (SPOC). They will keep the SPOC updated about all the latest NPTEL initiatives and give him information which they can disseminate among the students. They can identify suitable mentors for various courses, who can ensure that students are active in a course, are submitting their assignments on time and also clarify the doubts they may have.
1. The basic objective of science and engineering education in India is to devise and guide reforms that will transform India into a strong and vibrant knowledge economy. In this context, the focus areas for NPTEL project have been i) higher education, ii) professional education, iii) distance education and iv) continuous and open learning, roughly in that order of preference.
2. Manpower requirement for trained engineers and technologists is far more than the number of qualified graduates that Indian technical institutions can provide currently. Among these, the number of institutions having fully qualified and trained teachers in all disciplines being taught forms a small fraction. A majority of teachers are young and inexperienced and are undergraduate degree holders. Therefore, it is important for institutions like IITs, IISc, NITs and other leading Universities in India to disseminate teaching/learning content of high quality through all available media. NPTEL would be among the foremost and an important step in this direction and will use technology for dissemination.
3. India needs many more teachers for effective implementation of higher education in professional courses. Therefore, methods for training young and inexperienced teachers to enable them carry out their academic responsibilities effectively are a must. NPTEL contents can be used as core curriculum content for training purposes.
4. A large number of students who are unable to attend scholarly institutions through NPTEL will have access to quality content from them.