IEEE ComSoc Student Branch Chapter Inauguration & Technical Talk at NIT Calicut on 3rd February 2018
Student Branch Chapter Inauguration
The event started in the presence of Dr. Sameer S. M., IEEE Kerala Chair, Dr. Lillykutty Jacob, ComSoc Kerala Chair, Dr. A. V. Babu, Branch Chapter Advisor, Mr. Anand M. (C-DoT, Bangalore), the speaker for the day, and Ms. Poornima S., the Branch Chapter Chair. The faculty members of NIT Calicut, IEEE ComSoc student members and other IEEE student members were in attendance. The inauguration ceremony started off with a silent prayer. The audience repeated the IEEE Code of Ethics as prompted by Meljo, an IEEE student member. Dr. A. V. Babu welcomed the Chief guest Dr. Sameer S. M., the office bearers, and all IEEE student members and faculty. The IEEE ComSoc Student Branch was officially inaugurated by Dr. Sameer S. M. with a message to use this Society as a networking platform and to use the vast resources including webinars and other resources offered by IEEE. Dr. Lillykutty Jacob felicitated the event and urged the members to use this platform as an inspiration for their professional growth. Ms. Poornima S. thanked the dignitaries on the dais and the audience for gracing the occasion.
Technical Talk (10:45am-1pm)
Mr. Anand M., a Senior Research Engineer at the Centre for Development of Telematics, Bangalore, delivered a talk on ‘How to Contribute to 5G Standardization efforts in India?’. He briefed us on the standardization process in India and abroad, and how an academician can contribute towards this effort. He mentioned about the opportunities in the different standardization bodies like IEEE, TDSI, BIS, TEC, etc. He pointed towards the leverage we can have in the standardization bodies if we produce patents for our findings followed by paper publications. He concluded the talk with a message that networking through these platforms early in our career as student members will help us in our professional endeavors.