IETE STUDENT'S FORUM BACKGROUND
The IETE has built up
an impressive strength of student members all over the country, at
both Graduate (AM) and Diploma (SD) levels. A pass in Section A & B
makes them eligible for AMIETE / DipIETE respectively. Students
chapters of IETE Centres generally take care of the academic /
professional needs of these members.
IETE however needs to be well known to all electronics /
telecommunication / computer science / information technology
students to build awareness amongst them for the mutual benefit. In
India, there are nearly 600 Engineering Colleges (affiliated to
Universities), over 190 universities and over 750 Polytechnics
(coming under State Dtes). Most of these Institutions have
Departments of Electronics /Telecom / Computer / IT / Electrical and
related areas of direct interest to IETE and prepare the students
for BE/B Tech. or Diploma Qualifications.
The IETE can play a useful and stimulating role by :
standard of education;
students in the emerging new opportunities;
outside-the-classroom studies / practical work / seminars etc;
of the students on completion of their courses;
increase of IETE membership and its nation wide distributions.
In view of this, it is proposed to establish IETE Students Forum
at these Engineering College / University and Polytechnic in the
Country, through a massive membership drive in these institutions.
Student's Forum shall be set up at each major recognized Engineering
College / University, with the assistance and involvement of senior
faculty members of the Institution. The IETE Centre in the region
shall provide support and coordination in the establishment and the
working of the forum.
The IETE Students Forum shall have the following broad objectives :
To meet these objectives, the IETE students forum shall arrange
frequent meetings of the student members together with experts /
academic / R&D / industries leaders as well as IETE centres
executive committee members. Programmes of common interest may also
be arranged involving students forum at many institutions in the
city, region etc.
- To plan and organize technical programmes and activities, such as,
special lectures, workshops, seminars, symposia, exhibitions etc for
the benefit of student members on a regular basis.
- To provide a common platform for the student members to exchange
ideas and information on the topics of their interest e.g.
curriculum, employment / higher educational opportunities, emerging
trends, new development etc;
- To facilitate technical visits / practical training / project work /
employment, of the student members in R&D laboratories, industries,
academic institutions etc;
- To encourage team work and the spirit of self-reliance among the
- To serve as a focal point at the institution on all aspects of
professional development of the student members.
student membership of the IETE shall be open to students of
engineering colleges/universities/ institutions designated as a
student (FG) members and polytechnics designated as student (FD)
members as follows:-
Sudents (FG) Member: Every candidate for election to the class of
student (FG) member shall satisfy the council that (i) he/she is a
student of Electronics Engineering /Telecommunication Engineering/
Computer Science/ Information technology Electrical Engineering/
Physics in university/ college/institution approved by the council,
and (ii) he / she is sponsored by a Corporate Member of the IETE or
Faculty member of College / University. On the successful completion
of the course of study and being conferred the BE / B Tech / BSc (Engg)
Degree by the University / Institution in the appropriate field, he
/ she shall then be eligible for election to the class of Associate
Member IETE (AMIETE).
Student (FD) Member: Every candidate for election to the class of
Student (FD) member shall satisfy the Council that (i) he / she is a
student of Electronics Engineering / Telecommunication Engineering /
IT / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science in a Polytechnic /
University / College / Institution approved by the Council and (ii)
he / she is sponsored by a Corporate Member of the IETE of faculty
member of college / Polytechnic. On successful completion of the
course of study and being conferred the Diploma by the Directorate
of Technical Education / University in the appropriate field, he /
she shall then be eligible for election to the class of Diploma
Member IETE (DipIETE).
of the IETE students forum shall pay the following one time
membership fee for their membership while studying at the college /
Student (FG) Rs 400/- (For 4 Years)
Student (FD) Rs 300/- (For 3 Years)
Student (s) studying in
This consolidated subscription will be realized along with the
The minimum required membership strength for opening the IETE
Student Forum in any Institution is 50, either Student (FG) or
members of IETE Students Forum shall receive a copy of the IETE
Journal of Education (4 issues per year, about 250 pages) free of
charge and also have priority for publishing their papers in this
journal. They can also subscribe for other publication of the IETE,
viz. IETE Journal of Research and IETE Tech Review at fifty percent
of subscription rate. They are also welcome to attend all IETE
technical programmes arranged in India at a reduced registration
fee. The Institutions, wherein IETE students forum is established
shall receive the following benefits :
- A suitable grant to the IETE Forum, commensurate with the membership
strength, to conduct the various activities of the Forum (@ of Rs
20/- per student per year.)
- One complete set of technical publications of the IETE including
IETE Journal of Research, IETE Tech Review, IETE Journal of
Education, IETE Newsletter (one copy in each case), conference
- Regular interaction with IETE Centres in the region and support from
IETE Corporate members, R&D laboratories, industries etc in the
technical programmes of the Forum.
- Possibility of setting up Electronics Hobby Centre in the
institution with industry support;
- Improvement in the quality of students obtaining the Degree/ Diploma
awards and increase in their employment potential.
- To Organise activities of ISF and / or with IETE Local / Sub-Centre,
Prizes for Quiz, Paper reading competition, organising Inter-College
function at the level of Local Centres, visit to various Engineering
Colleges / Institutions and organising joint activities.
- Annual function in each IETE Student's Forum to be organised for
which a special grant could be considered.
- In addition Annual Quiz, Essay Competition, National or Zonal
Technical Paper Contest for the students be organised at the time of
Mid-Term Symposium and Annual Technical Convention in whichever
Centre the functions are organised.
- Students will be given reduction of the amount paid at the time of
ISF for becoming Associate Member of IETE.
of the IETE students forum shall be conducted and the property and
money there of shall be administered by a managing committee
consisting of six student members, two of whom retire every year but
are eligible for re-election. One of these member shall be the
chairman and another shall be the hony secretary. A faculty member
of the Institution and a member of the executive committee of the
IETE Centre shall be permanent invitees to the managing committee
meetings. The managing committee shall meet as often as required and
take decision on all matters connected with the IETE students forum
in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation and with a view to enhance
the image of the IETE. Any unresolved issues may be referred to the
IETE Centre in the region, who will be the Monitoring and
Controlling Office for the Forum.
functioning of the IETE students forum shall be reviewed annually by
the concerned IETE Centre and the performance reported to the IETE
HQ. The IETE students forum as well as centres may also suggest ways
and means of strengthening these forums in the interest of the IETE.