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IET President visits India

23 April 2014
IET Communications team
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Barry Brooks visiting the IET Chennai Local Network

IET President Barry Brooks visiting the Chennai Local Network.

A snapshot of Barry Brooks' recent visit, plus details of an upcoming IMechE tour of India.

As 2013 drew to a close, IET India had reached the significant milestone of 10,000 members. Our President, Barry Brooks, visited India in early March 2014. Here’s a snapshot of Barry’s visit:


PES University

Barry visited IET India’s Academic Affiliate in Bangalore, PES University, and spoke to the young engineers there on How engineers can have a positive impact on society.

Barry’s talk focused on the need for developing an early interest in engineering and the importance of professional organisations, and emphasised the need to stay up-to-date and relevant.

He highlighted the role of passion and the innovative mindset that has helped some of the fine engineers of our time move away from rigidities of discipline and focus on solutions.


IET Chennai sets new benchmarks

Barry also attended an IET Chennai Local Network event, Setting New Benchmarks. Barry joined the network in applauding volunteers for their dedication and efforts in achieving some key milestones, including recruiting Graduate Advantage members, enrolling student members and the establishment of an IET Computing Community.

Speaking at the event, Barry commended the efforts of the IET Chennai network in taking forward the IET’s vision. He also recognised the ‘one team’ approach demonstrated by the IET staff and volunteers and emphasised the role of this in the IET’s success story.

Mr T G Ramesh, Global CEO of CSS Corp, was awarded the IET Chennai Local Network Outstanding Engineer Award for his invaluable contributions to the field of engineering.


Next Generation Engineers

Also in Chennai, over 250 student members of the IET participated in an interactive session with Barry entitled IET’s Next Generation Engineers. The event was held at Dr M G R Educational and Research Institute University.

Barry answered questions about the IET’s role in professional development, volunteering, leadership skills and entrepreneurship.

In a segment called Me and My IET, members shared their experiences with the IET and how the Institution has added value to their student and professional lives.


IMechE tour of India

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is running a new specialist tour of India this year. Taking place in October, it will examine the history and future of engineering in India.

IET members are very welcome.

For more information, please see the IMechE Tour of India 2014 page on the IMechE’s website.