New Chairman installed for The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre
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Dr.S.Thangavelu PhD, Chairman, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore has been elected as the Chairman for The Institution of Engineers (India), Local Centre, Coimbatore. His tenure is for a period of 2 years (2016-18). He is the first Agricultural Engineer elected as the Chairman of the Coimbatore centre.
The new team of office bearers was installed on 26.10.2016. The installation function was held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Mrs.Vanitha Mohan, Managing Trustee, Siruthuli, Executive Director, Pricol Ltd and President, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry had felicitated the newly inducted Chairman and the office bearers of IEI. Dr.S.Thangavelu, the newly elected Chairman during his acceptance speech told that in the changing global economy the engineers have to face manifold challenges. In India, more than 1.5 million engineering graduates are graduating every year from various institutions. The engineering graduates should not restrict their job search to India alone; they have to get trained to meet the global demand as well. Further he added that
IEI carries the heritage of 97 years and has been built firmly on strong values to serve the humanity by promoting professional excellence among engineering fraternity. The Institution of Engineers (India) is a boon to our country especially to the engineering community.
IEI has 27 State Centres, 84 Local Centres and 5 Overseas Chapters with more than one million members
The Local Centre at Coimbatore was established in 1966 and the centre has celebrated its Golden Jubilee this year ; the IEI has constructed a new building worth of INR 90 Lakhs during this Golden Jubilee year
IEI has 15 Engineering divisions - Aerospace, Agricultural Engg, Architectural Engg, Chemical Engg, Civil Engg, Computer Science Engg, Electrical Engg, Electronics and Telecommunication Engg, Environmental Engg,Marine, Mechanical,Metallurgical and Materials Engg, Mining Engg, Production Engg and Textile Engg
IEI has 5 fora – National Design and Research Foundation(NDRF), Rural Development Forum (RDF), Sustainable Development Forum (SDF), Safety and Quality Forum (SQF), Water Management Forum (WMF)