IIT - Mandi Students Win IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Awards

Si TeamThe Indian Institute of Technology - Mandi students have been selected to receive three awards under `Outstanding Student Branch Chapter Chair', `Continued Outstanding Performance Student Branch Chapter' and `Web Contest' categories in the Chapter and Membership Development (CMD) contest of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Industry Application Society, U.S. Adil Usman (PhD Scholar & Student Chapter Chair 2018) Rajesh Pindoriya (PhD Scholar and Student Chapter Chair 2019), and Jhalak Chaudhary (2nd Year B.Tech, Computer Science Engineering) & Utkarsh Jain (2nd year B.Tech, Computer Science Engineering) are all set to receive the awards during the IEEEIAS Annual Meet 2019 in Baltimore, U.S., which will commence from the 29th of September to the 3rd of October 2019.

Expressing his happiness towards the young achievers, Dr. Bharat Singh Rajpurohit, Branch Counsellor, IEEE IAS Student Chapter & Associate Professor, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, states, "We are happy to see that students' volunteer efforts lead to an international recognition, especially at undergraduate level. Receiving an award at well renowned conference with outstanding academicians & industry experts in the U.S. may open
another avenue for the recipients' career".

In June 2016, IEEE Industrial Application Society (IAS) Student Chapter, IIT Mandi was formed with Dr. Bharat Singh as the Branch Counsellor, along with Dr. Ankush Bag, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, and Dr. Hitesh Shrimali, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, as Advisors. Ever since, over 100 Workshops, Seminars, Technical Talks, IEEE Awareness and Outreach has been conducted till now. Based on the evaluation of such activities, the IEEE IAS Student Chapter IIT Mandi has won three outstanding awards- `Outstanding Student Branch Chapter Chair and the winner is entitled ­ IEEE IAS CMD Officer', `Continued Outstanding Performance Student Branch Chapter', and `Web Contest' ­ an award for three best website developer teams.

Speaking about her recent achievement and continuous support from IIT Mandi, Jhalak says, "Our website received 2nd position across the globe in the Web Contest Award from IEEE IAS CMD 2019 which enabled us to attend the IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2019 to be held in Baltimore, U.S. This has encouraged us a lot that our efforts are being awarded at such a great platform. IIT Mandi reimburses the IEEE membership amount for girls and provides an excellent academic environment, which helps us to get aware of the happenings of the outside world. Also, we get more confidence to find & pursue our interests".

IEEE Industrial Application Society (IAS) Student Chapter IIT Mandi has an innovative academic curriculum and is a student-run technical professional organization which has interests in electrical & computer sciences, engineering, and varied, but related disciplines. It is dedicated to fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. An important aspect of the curriculum is the Design and Innovation Stream integrated into the learning process throughout the four years of B.Tech. The courses at IIT Mandi are carefully sequenced in such a manner that they provide the necessary ecosystem for the students to work alongside and develop much needed skills that are required to innovate, think out of the box, and achieve many such accolades.