IET India update

2 July 2013
IET Communications team
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Felicitation ceremony in Bangalore

The IET India team's recent 'felicitation ceremony' in Bangalore.  

A round-up of recent activities from the Institution’s team in India.

In this update, the IET India team shares some of their latest news – including record results for media coverage, a special event celebrating professional registration, and a recent lecture in Chennai.


A new high for media coverage

April 2013 saw IET India achieve its best media coverage results to date.

During the month, IET India and its spokespersons were mentioned over 30 times by leading publications including the UK’s Financial Times and Indian publications like Times of India, The New India Express, The Pioneer and The Hindustan Times.

You can see a full list in the media coverage section of the IET India website.


Celebrating professional registration

IET India recently hosted a ‘felicitation ceremony’ in Bangalore to celebrate the success of engineers who have achieved professional registration in 2012 and 2013.

Dr Gopichand Katragadda from GE India Technology was the chief guest at the event. Mr L Krishnan from Taegu Tec India and Mr Rajesh Kalra from WS Atkins India were guests of honour.

The successfully registered engineers received their certificates from the IET’s chief executive, Nigel Fine. Nigel said: “These are brilliant achievements that demonstrate your professionalism and competence and tell a story about your commitment and focus towards your professional development.

“In the global marketplace in which we now operate, it is increasingly important to be able to show professional competences and capabilities objectively - and professional registration clearly helps you to do just that.”


IET India hosts first lecture of 2013

This year’s IET India Energy Lecture was held in April in the city of Chennai.

Entitled ‘Electricity 2.0 - the transition to a new world’, the lecture was delivered by Dr Simon Harrison. Dr Harrison explored the challenges and solutions of transitioning to ‘Electricity 2.0’ in a large country like India.

Over 170 people, from across the power utilities and energy sectors and academia, attended the event.


Anniversary edition of Member Matters

It is a year now since the IET India team launched the Member Matters newsletter, and they are happy to note that it has grown in popularity with each issue.

Key articles in the latest ‘anniversary edition’ include member achievements, an IET 'Knowledge Meter' and a report on the recent felicitation ceremony for professionally qualified engineers.