INAE Annual Convention 2018
The INAE Annual Convention was held on December 13-15, 2018 at Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad. The Convention commenced with the INAE Governing Council Meeting on Dec 13, 2018 followed by the Award Lectures by two winners of Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2018- Dr RK Bhandari and Prof Juzer Vasi and the INAE Fellows Dinner.
The Inaugural Session of the Main Programme of the Annual Convention was held on Dec 14, 2018 which commenced with the Welcome Address by Mr. BHVS Narayana Murthy, Director, RCI, Hyderabad. The highlights of the event were the Address by Guest of Honour – Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder & Executive Chairman, Cyient Ltd., Hyderabad and Address by Chief Guest – Prof. BL Deekshatulu, Formerly Director, National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad. This was followed by the Special Induction Ceremony of INAE Fellows from Industry. The Launch of newly designed interactive INAE website, developed under the aegis of the newly instituted INAE Digital Platform was conducted by Mr. K Ananth Krishnan, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, TCS, Chennai as the next feature of the Inaugural session. The release of the Monograph on “Malpa Landslide Disasters” prepared by the INAE Forum on Engineering Interventions for Disaster Mitigation under the Chairmanship of Dr RK Bhandari was the then featured in the Inaugural Session.
Two Plenary Talks were held during the event, the first was delivered by the spokesperson, Dabbawala on behalf of Mr. Ulhas Muke, President of Mumbai tiffin box supplier, Dabbawala and the second on “Ballistic Missile Defence” by Mr Raja Babu, Program Director, RCI, Hyderabad.
An Industry Session was held on Dec 15, 2018 wherein the lectures were delivered by the INAE Innovator Entrepreneur Awardees. Mr Nitesh Kumar Jangir delivered a lecture on “Saving Lives at Critical Stage Indigenous Technologies”; Prof Tarun Gupta made a presentation on “Lab to Market: Aerosol Measurement Devices” and Mr Tushar Vyas delivered a lecture on “Nasofilters: a Nano Solution to Global Problems of Air Pollution”.
The 30th Annual General Meeting of Fellows was held on Dec 15, 2018. During the Induction Ceremony, the newly elected Fellows and Young Associates were formally admitted into the Academy by the President, INAE. Technical Sessions were held on Dec 14, 2018 in which newly elected Fellows (whose Fellowship is effective from Nov 1, 2018) and INAE Young Engineer Awardees 2018 made presentations relating to their own significant engineering contributions.
The Grand Award Ceremony was held on the evening of December 14, 2018. Dr RK Bhandari and Prof Juzer Vasi were conferred the Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2018. Dr TK Alex and Shri B Prasada Rao were conferred the Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award and Prof SN Mitra Memorial Award 2018 respectively. Mr. Nitesh Kumar Jangir, Director, Coeo Labs, Bangalore and joint awardees Prof. Tarun Gupta, IIT Kanpur and Mr. Tushar Vyas, CTO, Nanoclean Global Private Limited, New Delhi were conferred the INAE Innovator Entrepreneur Awards 2018. A special commendation was also given to Dr Mayank Shrivastava, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Ten Young Engineer Awards were conferred to brilliant engineers below 35 year of age. The Innovative Student Project Awardees comprised of Six awards at Doctoral level ; two at Master’s Level and eight at Bachelors Level who were presented for innovation in their project/thesis work.
In addition, a Cultural Programme prior to the Dinner was organized on December 14, 2018. All INAE Fellows and Young Associates had been invited to participate in the Annual Convention 2018.
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