Welcome to IEEE PES Kerala Chapter
The activities of IEEE Power and Energy Society Kerala Chapter took off with a membership drive at the start of the year which yielded encouraging results in the very first half of the year. Fourteen eligible members were nominated to be elevated as senior members as a Chapter initiative. More members are persuaded to upgrade their membership. The senior membership of the Chapter doubled and the total membership increased by 12.5 percentage during this period. The graduate student membership recorded a growth of 39% while the student membership showed a decline of 19% consequent on some student branches becoming inactive. Two new student branches have come up in College of Engineering, Karunagappally and Government Engineering College, Trichur recently. Efforts are under way to open more student branch chapters this year.
The flagship programme of the Chapter this year was formation of the Power and Energy Research Group connecting utility, industry and academia to find solutions to socially relevant problems. Cluster level meetings were organized in four zones in the State where officials of industry and academic staff and students from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam and Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum, Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum, National Institute of Technology, Calicut and MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam. 25 problems were identified and taken up for studies by various colleges. MoUs were prepared to be signed by State Electricity Board and Colleges.
Nearly 20 programmes were organized by the PES Chapter this year at various geographic locations which include national workshops, technical seminars, lectures, face to face programmes, Quiz competitions, State level technical presentation contests, participation in science exhibition and so on.
A number of interesting technical activities are planned for the rest of the year.
IEEE PES Kerala Chapter