IEEE Madras SectionICAMTCS-2013 technically co-sponsored by IEEE Madras Section. IEEE Madras Section is one of the most active 10 Sections in India, coming under Asia –Pacific Region, the Region 10 of IEEE. It covers southern part of India, consisting of the Capital Territory of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. IEEE Madras Section was formally started, as a Subsection of Bangalore Section, in 1973 and was later elevated into a full Section, in 1978.IEEE Madras Section has 183 student Branches, which is the highest in the world. (As of 15th Feb. 2012), our Membership strength is 11,734. (Life Fellow-2, Fellow-2, Life senior -9, Life member -5, Sr. Member -101, Member -2321, Affiliate – 42, Associate – 149, Graduate student members – 1295, Student members -7808). The Section has, 13 Society Chapters, besides GOLD & WIE Affinity groups and OE and TMC councils. The IEEE Madras Section organizes special technical lecturers, tutorials, faculty development programs, professional development and training, conferences, exhibition etc., and also gives financial assistance to student branches to conduct conferences and FDPs and project funding for the student members. It publishes a comprehensive monthly bulletin highlighting various professional activities carried out under IEEE Madras section. In the year 2010, it received the prestigious R-10 Distinguished Large Section Award for its overall activities.

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Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. DRDO dedicatedly working towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services.

DRDO is working in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences. DRDO while striving to meet the Cutting edge weapons technology requirements provides ample spinoff benefits to the society at large thereby contributing to the nation buliding.


Make India prosperous by establishing world-class science and technology base and provide our Defence Services decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.


  • Design, develop and lead to production state-of-the-art sensors, weapon systems, platforms and allied equipment for our Defence Services.
  • Provide technological solutions to the Defence Services to optimise combat effectiveness and to promote well-being of the troops.
  • Develop infrastructure and committed quality manpower and build strong technology base.

The Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) was established in 1974 and is an apex body through which the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India promotes R&D programmes in newly emerging and challenging areas of science and engineering. SERC is composed of eminent scientists, technologists drawn from various universities/national laboratories and Industry. This Council is assisted by Programme Advisory Committees (PACs) in various disciplines of Science & Engineering.

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - the premier industrial R&D organization in India was constituted in 1942 by a resolution of the then Central Legislative Assembly. It is an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860.CSIR aims to provide industrial competitiveness, social welfare, strong S&T base for strategic sectors and advancement of fundamental knowledge.

The Strategic Road Map designed for CSIR as it stepped into the new Millennium envisaged:

  • Re-engineering the organisational structure;
  • Linking research to marketspace;
  • Mobilising and Optimising the resource base;
  • Creating an enabling infrastructure; and
  • Investing in high quality science that will be the harbinger of future technologies.

Interestingly , the Government of India has also announced a new Science and Technology Policy 2003 in the early years of the new century. It  presents  Science and Technology with a human face and emphasizes realities such as facing open, global competition; need for examining social, economic and environmental consequences of S&T; and, aggressive international benchmarking and innovation. It advocates strong support for basic research. It emphasizes manpower build-up and retention as important challenges. It advocates dynamism in S&T governance, through the participation of scientists and technologies.
Today CSIR is recognised as one of the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organisations having linkages to academia, R&D organisations and industry. CSIR’s 37 laboratories not only knit India into a giant network that impacts and add quality to the life of each and every Indian but CSIR is also party to the prestigious Global Research Alliance with the objective of applying global knowledge pool for global good through global funding. CSIR’s R&D portfolio embraces areas as diverse as Aerospace, Biotechnology, Chemicals…indeed, almost the ABC-Z of Indian Science!