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Indian electrical body inks pact with IEEE -SA

According to reports, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) and New York based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) entered into a memorandum of understanding here on Wednesday.

The tie-up will promote collaboration on various initiatives that include skill development and training in the electrical and electronics sectors, capacity building, research and publications and dissemination and enrichment of technical and technological knowledge among the electrical and electronics fraternity in India.

Mustafa Wajid, IEEMA, Member Executive Council, said, “There will be focus on technology, knowledge and skill development and academics. We are planning a smart energy conference in January 2015. Also a series of lectures, conferences will be held with industry stakeholders. As far as academics in concerned, we will look at revising the way engineering courses are conducted so that engineering graduates have competencies of global level.”

Karen Bartleson, IEEE President, said, “IEEE produces a third of the world literature in this sector and this will be available to the IEEMA.”

The membership fee for an Indian student is $27 (where the exchange rate is fixed at Rs 55 to a dollar) for a year.

The Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) is the apex association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment in India. It has around 800 member organisations.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest engineering society with members in over 160 countries and focuses on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering, computer science, and related technologies.

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