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Engineering Advancements and Accelerated Nation Building
Linkages between technology and economic development of a country are very much evident following some remarkable technological advancements that took place during the t

28th Indian Engineering Congress


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Engineering Advancements and Accelerated Nation Building


Linkages between technology and economic development of a country are very much evident following some remarkable technological advancements that took place during the twentieth century , and the first decade of the twenty-first century . It may be concluded that technological innovation supported socio-political institutions is the key driver of long-term economic growth. In the present era of globalization and marketdriven economy the technological changes are transforming from an exogenous feature of economy to endogenous one. There are basically two models of technological advances – one is 'Innovation' i.e. developing indigenous technologies and the other is ' Adaption' i.e. introduction of technologies that have been developed somewhere with or without suitable refurbishment / modification. Almost all the countries depend upon both the models for raising the living standards and to achieve sustainable long term growth. Of course a threadbare cost-benefit analysis is required for every case of technology adaption. T echnology innovation has always a lead over technology adaption in terms of per capita cost. The experience of third-world countries shows that the follower economy that adopts technology without imparting stress on innovation always lag behind the innovators. Secondly these economies have to depend heavily on specialized institutions that would help in facilitating diffusion of technologies.


For a country like India, adoption of an appropriate innovation strategy is needed to foster high economic growth and building-up of infrastructure at an affordable cost. Innovation has its root in Science. Therefore, the government has to give stress on higher education particularly in the field of science and technology with more emphasis on research and development. T echnological Innovation is also market or demand-driven and cannot be boosted through individual entrepreneurship due to the high cost involved in that. Strengthening of the scientific and industrial research organizations, universities and motivating them to take-up more and more applied research can take care of that aspect.


It is needless to mention that India is committed for engineering advancement and fostering it for quite a long period. With the establishment of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1942 through a resolution of the then Central Legislative Assembly, the country has moved a step forward towards industrial competitiveness, social welfare, strong S&T base for strategic sectors and advancement of fundamental knowledge. The National Innovation Foundation was set-up in the year 2000 to provide Institutional support for scouting, spawning, sustaining and scaling up the grassroots innovations. Subsequently , after the President of India declared 2010 as the decade of innovation, the National Innovation Council was formed under the aegis of the Ministry of Science & T echnology to discuss, analyse and help implement strategies for inclusive innovation in India and prepare a roadmap for innovation during 2010-2020. It has been rightly perceived by the National Innovation Council that innovation can mean new and unique applications of old technologies, using design to develop new products and services, new processes and structures to improve performance in diverse areas, organizational creativity , and public sector initiatives to enhance delivery of services. Innovation is being seen as a means of creating sustainable and cost effective solutions for people at the bottom of the pyramid, and is being viewed as an important strategy for inclusive growth in developing economies. 


The Institution of Engineers (India) which was incorporated under the Royal Charter back in 1935 is also committed to promote and advance the science, practice and business of Engineering in all its branches in India and also to encourage inventions and investigate and make known their nature and merits. The members of this Institution, who have been holding key portfolios in different government and non-government organizations since its inception, are working relentlessly in the pursuit of achieving engineering excellence for progress of the nation.


IEI, the largest body of professional engineers, has been for a long time advising Central and State Governments on various policy making initiatives on projects and issues of national interest involving engineering problems. The Indian Engineering Congress is the apex activity of the Institution holding a special status amongst the engineering fraternity . At the Indian Engineering Congress, we have a gathering of professionals and engineers from all the disciplines of engineering. The vibrant discussions and deliberations that will take place in these three days will enlighten and enrich us as also make us conscious of the increased responsibility of the engineers in promoting engineering innovation and accelerating growth of the nation in all sectors. 


Memorial Lectures:


Seven Memorial Lectures have been instituted by IEI in memory of the outstanding Engineers. These Lectures form an important part of the Congress.


> The 56th Sir Mokshangundam Visvesvaraya Memorial Lecture.

> The 48th Nidhu Bhusan Memorial Lecture

> The 39th Bhaikaka Memorial Lecture

> The 35th Sir Rajendra Nath Mookerjee Memorial Lecture

> The 26th Dr. Ajudhia Nath Khosla Memorial Lecture

> The 22nd Dr. Amitabha Bhattacharyya Memorial Lecture.

> The 3rd Prof C.S.Jha Memorial Lecture.


Glimpses of Engineering Personalities:


Congress offers great opportunity to young engineers to benefit from the experience of experts / veterans from industry, research institutions and institutions of higher academic excellence. The Indian Engineering Congress is an eagerly awaited event in the year 2013.


Engineering Round Table:


Limited opportunity to participate in Engineering / speciality designed Round Tables for interactive exchange of ideas and practices from other Engineering Professionals.


Who will attend:

. Engineers from all sectors - state and central government, public enterprises, industries & services.

. Academia - Student, Faculty and Management

. Researchers, Scientist and Engineers, Defence, Aerospace, Industrial & from R&D establishments.

. International Participation

. Members related to Engineering Profession



Day 1:


Inauguration of the Congress by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Respected President of India and Dr K Rosaiah , His Excellency the Governor of Tamilnadu will be the Guest of Honour.

• The 56th Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Memorial Lecture.

• The 35th Sir Rajendra Nath Mookerjee Memorial Lecture.

• Keynote Address

• Visionary Address/ Congress Session

• Glimpses of Engineering Personalities

• Prize Distribution Ceremony

• Colloquiums —Civil/Chemical/Electrical

• Paper Presentations

• Cultural Programme

• Dinner


Day 2:


• Visionary Address/IEI Alumni Meet

• The 22nd Dr Amitabha Bhattacharyya Memorial Lecture.

• The 39th Bhaikaka Memorial Lecture.

• The 26th Dr Ajudhia Nath Khosla Memorial Lecture.

• Colloquiums —Mechanical/ Electronics & Telecom./ Architecture

• Colloquiums —Agriculture/ Mining/ Marine

 • Colloquiums —Textile/Computer/Environment

• Paper Presentations

• Women Engineers Meet 

• International Meet

• Adjourned Council Meeting

• Cultural Programme

• Dinner


Day 3:

• Visionary Address / Sessions

• The 48th Nidhu Bhushan Memorial Lecture

• The 3rd Prof C S Jha Memorial Lecture

• Colloquiums —Aerospace/Metullurgy & Materials/ Production

• Paper Presentations

• 94th Annual General Meeting

• Valedictory Session of the Congress

• Concluding Session of Congress Seminar

• Meeting of the New Council for the Session 2013-14



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IEC meetings attracts over 2000 members and accompanying persons, from India and International centres to this event over a 3 days period. The participants comprises industry leaders, representatives, academicians, regulators and other stake holders. Sponsorship opportunities at IEC 2013 covers excellent value and return on investments.


At IEC extensive facilities will be available to encourage interaction between conference participants and members of the industry. These include colloquium sponsor, exhibition, meeting room, press-interview room, and conference room. Sponsors are encouraged to make use of these facilities for interviews and for business and product announcements. Sponsors will be given priority over others in the scheduling of these facilities.


Featured Exhibitors


An unique opportunity to showcase a myriad of key and emerging technologies from backhaul of entire engineering community. Exhibit-Pavilions are covered for all 15 Engineering divisions. Hence limited opportunity for wide spectrum of Engineering community to showcase their technologies, products and prototypes. Exhibitors will have the options to select the right place for their featured product /service to display.

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