IEEE Hyderabad Section

Section Chairman (2019 - 2020): N. Venkatesh
Year Started: 1984
Current Member Strength: 5800+

Executive Committee - 2019

Designation Name Organisation E-mail Membership No
Chair N. Venkatesh Redpine Signals SM 41506407
Vice Chair Amit Kumar BioAxis DNA Res Centre (P) Ltd SM 90732008
Secretary Bala Prasad Peddigari TCS, Hyderabad SM 90578910
Treasurer Nookala Srinivasa Rao Mathrusri Engg College SM 85017068
Member Lakshminarayana Sadasivuni CSIR (Retd.) SM 80536573
Member Sreenivas Jasti TCS, Hyderabaad SM 41250549
Member Gopala Krishna Kuppa Consultant M 80168118
Immediate Past Chair PVS Maruthi Rao Vidcentum R&D Pvt Ltd. SM 41249040

IEEE Hyderabad Section Revised Slate 2019

Past Chairman's Message (2016, 2017)


Dear Section Members,

Wish You all Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018.

I am pleased to inform you that the activities of Hyderabad Section held during the year of 2017. In all, the year 2017 has been a very eventful year in which all technical societies chapters have actively conducted good number of events. The future directions committee (FDC) has recommended a set of goals for the Section in line with Vision and Mission which we have already informed you in the previous edition of the Newsletter. These are towards knowledge sharing, networking and career development so that IEEE Hyderabad Section can sustain itself as a high performing Section at the IEEE global level. All stakeholders organizing events henceforth are requested to keep these goals in view. The need for an interactive Website had been a long-standing requirement of Hyderabad section. With the efforts of Mr. P.V.S. Maruthi Rao, the Section website has been revamped and is ready for release shortly. I am confident that this website grows into a full-fledged one over the next few months. The Section has established Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Society Chapter by adding with existing Computational Intelligence Society (CIS Chapter forming CIS/GRSS Joint Society Chapter. With this, the Section represents sixteen technical societies with nine chapters.

The Section membership reveals that there is large potential to form Chapter(s) with Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES), Robotics & Automation and Vehicular Technology Societies. I am sure this could be taken up in near future. The CAS/EDS, CIS/GRSS, MTT/AP/EMC Chapters were able to garner support funds from their respective parent Societies to organize special projects / events. This way, for instance, CASS/EDS Chapter could organize a three day workshop for improving IEEE CASS membership in Indonesia reaching out to 13 universities from various parts of Indonesia. As part of the CASS networking program, the Chapter team has visited Sri Lanka Section to spread awareness on CAS society. Further, Region 10 has partially supported the organization of WIE and Education Society Chapter events.

I appreciate all Chapters and Affinity Groups of the Section for having organized number of technical events to qualify the Section as an Outstanding Large Section. I am happy to note that this year Section/Chapter flagship events: Faraday Memorial Lecture, Section Student Congress, John McCarthy Memorial Lecture, and Sir J. C. Bose Memorial lecture organized in this quarter were well attended. I am glad to observe that the Vizag Bay Subsection and Guntur Subsection have also reported good activities in this last quarter. The Warangal zone has been contributing significantly with very encouraging participation in all the events conducted in the area. I strongly believe that the Society Chapters are well qualified to organize and host high quality IEEE Conferences, and I urge all Chapter Chairs to plan for conferences in the near future to cater to the needs of the local IEEE fraternity. A very important aspect of organizing a conference is maintaining high quality in terms of paper selection and scrupulous scrutiny in terms of plagiarism. In all, I feel that the past two years have been very eventful and thank the Section ExCom and Volunteers of Slate 2016 & Slate 2017 for having done wonderfully well in terms of organizing activities at international and national level creating a niche for the IEEE Hyderabad Section. I wish that the Section grows to unprecedented heights in the future. Finally, I appreciate the efforts of Mr. Rajagopalan Kannan and Dr. Mohammed Arifuddin Sohel for bringing out this edition of Section Newsletter.

All the best to all volunteers for their future endeavours.

Executive Committee (2017)

  1. SLATE 2017 of IEEE Hyderabad Section

Future Directions Committee

IEEE Hyderabad Section constituted an exclusive committee under the chairmanship of C. Satish in the SEC-9/2016 held on 16 Oct 2016. The main objectives of the committe are recommendations to aligh the global objectives of IEEE and exclusively for the benefit of the members of IEEE Hyderbad Section.

More about the committee...

Future Direction Committee Report

IEEE Hyderabad Section at a glance

On 13 May 1884 a few electrical engineers in New York met to form the American Institute of Electrical Engineers which later became IEEE. By a co-incidence exactly a hundred years later, on 13 May 1984 a few members of IEEE formed a Section of IEEE at Hyderabad. This Section was formed by upgrading what used to be the IEEE Hyderabad Subsection that was formed in mid 1981 with just 25 members with the initiative of Mr C Satish (now a Life Senior Member), Group. Capt. Siva Swamy was the Chairman of subsection. Dr V Prasad Kodali, who was elected as Region 10 Director in that year gave much encouragement for the formation of Hyderabad section. The Subsection and the Section had a unique set of volunteers of merit and dedication especially in the 1980s. the section grew slowly due to the hard work of Gp. Capt Siva Swami, Prof B L Deekshatulu, C. Satish, B.S. Nagaraja et al. Prof. B L Deekshatulu was the first Chairman of the Section in 1984 who is now Life Fellow of IEEE.

The Section has been very active from right from its Subsection days. The Subsection’s first continuing education program was a course on “Signal Processing” held on 9 and 10 September 1981. The first short course by the Section was on “Secure Communications” from 13 to 22 December 1984 which drew over 100 attendees. Incidentally our section we conducted 32 continuing education programs in the first two decades. Even in formation of Society Chapters , Hyderabad Section has shown a tremendous efforts. In the early 1990s the first Chapter PES / IAS / PELS Joint Chapter was formed. Few years later a Computer Society Chapter and then a EMC/MTT/AES Joint Chapter were formed.

Today there are 9 chapters and 2 Affinity Groups and our Section.

IEEE Society Chapters
IEEE CAS/EDS Society Joint Chapter
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Joint Chapter
IEEE Computer Society Chapter
IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE Signal Processing Society (SP) Joint Chapter
IEEE Education Society
IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) / Antennas and Propagation (AP) / Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC) Joint Chapter
IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) / Industry Applications Society (IAS) / Power Electronics Society (PELS) Joint Chapter
IEEE Photonics Society Chapter
IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Affinity Groups
IEEE Women In Engineering (WiE)
IEEE Young Professionals (YP)

Industry Collaboration

Industrial Relations Committee (IRC) of Hyderabad Section brigs synergy between Industry, Academia, Start-ups, Government and practising professionals by briging them together onto a common platform. Conducts technical talks, workshops with IEEE Society Chapters. Symposium on IoT and IEEE standards, one day workshop on UAV's/DRONES-Technological Advances and Innovations are among the important programs organised.

Awards And Recognition

The following are the awards received in 2017

  • Dr. Koduri Srinivas on being awarded with the Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award.

  • Ms. Shaik Suraiah Thaseen for Outstanding WIE student volunteer award

  • Mr. Sai Thejeshwar for Richard E Merwin Award.

Some of the Awards received in 2016 and before

  • R10 Outstanding Large Section Award in 2012 and 2016

  • R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award (13 volunteers since 1996)

  • IAS most Vibrant Chapter: IAS/PES/PELS Joint Chapter

  • Darrel Chong Activity Awarded to IEEE Student Branches

  • Haraden Pratt Award from IEEE

Award Received from IEEE Society Head Quarters (2016)

  • MTT-SsBest Chapter Award, MTT/AP/EMC Joint Chapter

  • IAS Most Vibrant Chapter: IAS/PES/PELS Joint Chapter

IEEE Computer Society Richard  Merwin Student Scholarship (2016)

  • Akshita Gulati  (VBIT)

  • G. Naveen Reddy (GRIET)

Award Received from IEEE MGA (2016)

  • Young Professional Achievement Award: Preeti Kovvali

Award(s) received from R10 (2016)

  • R10 Outstanding Large Section Award: Hyderabad Section

Darrel Chong Award 2016 under Silver Category for SBs (2016)

  • MVSR Engineering College

  • Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology

Award constituted by the section for SBs

  • Vibrant Student Branch Award

  • Upcoming Student Branch Award

Special Initiatives

The Section has constituted Future Directions and Committee for formulation of future activites and stategies. Conference committee to screen and recommend the conferences proposed by non-IEEE OU's for technical co-sponsorship. Two projects on EPICS have been executed. Electrical safety to prevent accidental deaths due to open wire power lines. Formed a committee to take up SIGHT activites. Taken up Skill Connect Program for improving the skills and employability for engineering students.

Significant Programs

Faraday Memorial Lecture

A milestone in Section’s history is the organization of an annual Faraday Memorial Lecture (FML) right from 1991, the 200th anniversary of Faraday’s birthday. It has been an annual event organised continuously since 1991. Some of the eminent speakers for FML are Prof. M Ramamurty, Mr. Elya B. Joffe, Dr Kodali V Prasad, Dr BL Deekshatulu et al.

FML Events (from 1991)

Other Programs
Fundamentals on Electromagnetic Theory by Prof Nannapaneni Narayana Rao, University of Illinois, USA. 3rd June to 11th June, 2009.
IEEE Hyderabad Section celebrated 125 years of IEEE and 25 Years of the Section on 26th July 2009. The then IEEE President Dr Moshe Kam was present to the celebrations. A Technical program with five lectures in advanced technologies was organised.
Section Student Congress and All India Student Project Contest – organized by IEEE-India AES/Com/LEO Societies Chapter, Computer Society Chapter and IEEE Hyderabad Section on 8th and 9th Aug, 2009
Workshop on Cloud Computing: A Workshop on Cloud Computing was conducted during December 21-23, 2009, in association with University of Hyderabad.
JC Bose Memorial Lectures
Graham Bell Memorial Lectures
Section involved in programs like TISP (Teacher In Service Program).
Section supported the BM Birla Science Centre Exhibits. The exhibits were created by Engineering students. All the exhibits stand with superior quality and crafted with care and attention to details. The project has created working exhibits of Sir C V Raman, J C Bose experiments.
Section releases a quarterly newsletter to its members.
Organized GOLD (Now called as YP), WiE Congress in 2013.
Section observes IEEE Week during first week of October every year.
Section supports meritorious students whose research papers were accepted in reputed international and IEEE conferences.

Growing the IEEE Leadership

IEEE Hyderabad Section supported formation of 3 sub-sections in the region enabling local leadership to conduct IEEE events and benefit the members.

IEEE Hyderabad Section has following sub-sections in her region.

  • Guntur
  • Vizag
  • Ananthapuramu
Conferences Organized by the Section
INDICON in December (2011)
TENCON (08 November 18-21, 2008)
ETSA (Enabling Technologies for Smart Appliances)
IEEE International Conference on Personal and Wireless Communications
Power Quality (1998)
ACE’97 Internet for India (1997)
IEEE Conference on Power Quality (1995)
IEEE/IAS International Conference on Industrial Automation and Control.
ACE November 1993
Distinguished Members of the Section
Dr. V. Prasad Kodali (LF) Region 10 Director 1981-82. ( First direct elect)
Dr. M. Ramamurthy (LF)
Dr. B.L. Deekshatulu (LF)
Prof. V.U. Reddy (LF)
Dr. M. Vidyasagar (F)
Prof. N. Viswanadham (F)
Kale Munmohan (LS)
Prof. DVR Vithal (LM )
Vallampati Ramamurthi (LS)
Prof. R S Sarma (LS)
Dr Yagnanarayana (LF)
Dr S C Bhargava (LS)
Mr C Satish (LS)
Dr N V Rao (LS)

Section Chairmen

S. No. Name
1 Prof. B.L. Deekshatulu (1984 - 1985)
2 Prof. E. Bhagiratha Rao (1986)
3 Mr. R.N. Sarma (1987)
4 Prof. P.N. Murthy (1988)
5 Mr. C. Satish (1989 - 1990)
6 Dr. S.C. Bhargava (1991 - 1992)
7 Dr. I. Gopal Reddy (1993 - 1994)
8 Maj.Gen. Dr. R. K. Bagga (1995 - 1996)
9 Mr. N.S.S. Prasad (1997 - 1998)
10 Dr. S. Raghunathan (1999 - 2000)
11 Prof. Arun Agarwal (2001 - 2002)
12 Mr. J.A. Chowdary (2003 - 2004)
13 Mr. R. Kannan (2005 - 2006)
14 Dr. M.B. Srinivas (2007 – 2008)
15 Dr. N.V. Rao (2009)
16 Mr M G P L Narayana (2010-2011)
17 Dr. Atul Negi (2012-2013)
18 Dr. Koduri Srinivas (2014-2015)
19 Dr. Merugu Lakshminarayana (2016-2017)
20 Mr. P V S Maruthi Rao (2018)