In recent years, IEEE has placed great emphasis on Humanitarian Technology Activities, instituting the Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) in 2016. As part of a strategic effort toward member engagement, HAC has instituted a program called Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).

Objectives of SIGHT

To promote the mission of IEEE regarding humanitarian technology activities, particularly:

  • To bring together members/IEEE OUs working in or wishing to work in humanitarian fields and to encourage and promote them in activities that use humanitarian technologies by giving them an opportunity for participation
  • Increasing awareness of IEEE members and engineers of the potential of their work to improve the standard of living of underserved populations, and encouraging them to increase efforts in this direction
  • To engage with NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, UN Organizations, Corporates, and other similar bodies to synergize efforts in delivering useful and sustainable technologies in their operations
  • To work with other bodies in the global engineering community who have similar goals and help each other in delivering to the ideals and participate in joint activities like Engineering for Change (E4C)

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Prerequisites to form a SIGHT

Six or more IEEE members in good standing and passionate in humanitarian technology activities centered on one or more above interest areas.Members must be affiliated to Section or Student branch.For Sections, at least three of those signatories must be representatives from two different chapters.

The prospective SIGHT will need to have an affiliation to a Society, Technical Council, Section, Geographical Council, Region, or Student Branch. The prospective SIGHT will need to submit an application requesting formation of a SIGHT.


If you are interested in forming a SIGHT group, you may apply by completing the 2016 petition (DOC, 873 KB) and submitting the application materials to the SIGHT Steering Committee for review via:

Email: (email preferred method)
Fax: 1 732 463 3657
Mail: SIGHT Steering Committee
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141

Solid-State Circuits Society

Solid-State Circuits Society

SSCSfocuses on integrated-circuit career opportunities and education, offering Society members:

With over 9,000 members around the world,the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society focuses on fabricated integrated circuit designs — in contrast to simulated circuits and analyzed models– for all applications using relevant materials and interconnections.

The Society produces the Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), the most downloaded technical journal in IEEE Xplore, and sponsors the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the world’spremier circuits realization conference.

The roots of the Society go back to the launch of the ISSCC in 1955, and the debut of the JSSC in 1966 as an archive of major presentations from conferences, expanded into journal length papers. Soon afterward, the leadership of the ISSC and JSSC formally became a Council comprised of all IEEE societies contributing to the field of integrated circuits.

As the field grew in the 1980s, two more solid-state circuits conferences were launched — the VLSI Symposia, a sisterconference with the Electron Devices Society, and the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). In addition, the Councilestablished asignficant relationship with the European Solid-State Device Electronics Conference and the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC/ESSDERC).

To gain more control over its own work, the Council becamethe IEEE Solid-State CircuitsSociety in 1997. SSCS established the Asian Solid-Solid State Circuits Conference(ASSCC) in 2003 and the Solid-State Circuits Magazine in 2009.

Today SSCS is a patron member of six IEEE Councils to leverage interdisciplinary technologies.

C class for first years on 8th October 2009 by IEEE CEC SB

.Venue & Time : College Auditorium, CEC; 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

. A class on C was organised for the first years by the IEEE student branch of college of engineering chengannur. The class started of with an introduction to programming and different type of languages used by industries by Mr Rahul Raj, Chairman IEEE CEC. Then a small introduction to programming languages and principal of programming languages were taken by Mr. Harisankar P S. Which was followed by Mr. Nikhil Babu, Vice Chair gave a small talk about IEEE.
The class was taken by Mr Rahul Ramesh.The class consist of basic topic related to c and programming. The class was an interactive one with aim of making the students more involved in to the class by which helping them find and do programs on there own. The class was attended by a total of 85 first years. More such classes and lab sessions are being planned by IEEE CEC in C and other computer related topics.


Date: 19th , September
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Science and Technology

IEEE Students HUB2 Congress ’09 was successfully held at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam on September 19th, 2009. This event was a part of the mentoring program in the hub.CEC mentored RIT for conducting the event. While the first hub2 congress was aimed at establishing new student branches, the second was aimed at sustaining the existing ones. The discussions were concentrated on formulating strategies for strengthening the weak ones. The event had representation from eight branches.
The event commenced at 10:00 am with Welcome Speech by Tom Mathews, Chairman of IEEE RIT Student Branch and Inauguration by the Chief Guest Prof: J. T. Kuncheria, Principal of RIT, Kottayam and Presidential address by the Branch Counselor of IEEE SB RIT. It was then followed by an IEEE awareness session by Arjun R Pillai of College of Engineering, Chengannur, the GINI representative of Kerala section. Then we had a presentation of benefits of IEEE by Harisankar P S of College of Engineering, Chengannur.
The afternoon session started with a Presentation on IEEE RIT SB’s NEWS MAGAZINE- TECHS N’ TRENDS by the Editor Arunjyothi K, RIT. Next we had a detailed discussion on Branch Mentoring, issues and solutions, by Ajin Baby, HUB 2 driver followed by the Open Forum headed by Arjun R Pillai and Ajin Baby. The congress came to an end with the Student Branch Presentations by RIT, Kottayam and CEC; Chengannur. Vote of Thanks was delivered by Ajin Baby and Mahesh V, Secretary of IEEE RIT Student Branch.
IEEE,LINK, GINI and HUB awareness programs benefited a lot for all the student branches. The Carmel Engineering College, Ranni put up the need for an active SB motoring them and soon they will be getting one. One of the fruitful sessions were ‘Benefits of IEEE’ , it made the student members more aware of the benefits provided by IEEE and also they can take the same presentation to their colleges for spreading awareness among the non-members. OPEN FORUM session witnessed all the SBs coming up with different kinds of doubts about NDLP, S-PAC, MSDN library, WIE Affinity group, etc. And it’s pretty nice that Arjun R Pillai and Ajin Baby who headed the session were able to clear all their doubts.
The idea of CLUSTER was discussed. Most of the branches showed interest. Idea of having a mentor branch per cluster also came up.
A yahoo/Google group and an SMS channel for the members in HUB 2 is suggested and will be launched soon.
In short the HUB 2 Congress served as a platform for the members to interact and share their ideas. Congratulations to the volunteers of RIT.


“…….5 Years of Glory and Feat…….”

Date: 7Th February, 2009

Venue: College of Engineering Chengannur.
The celebrations as a remembrance of glory and feat, began at 9:30 am on 7th February 2009, with a silent prayer. The IEEE Code of Ethics was pledged in front of several students from all-around the state, who expressed their whole-hearted wishes for IEEE CEC. Mr.Rahul Raj, Chairman IEEE CEC welcomed the dignitaries to the fifth anniversary celebrations of the WIE Affinity group of the college. The Presidential address was given by Mrs.Nisha Kuruvilla,HOD Electronics Communication Dept. She gave a motivating speech, sharing her memories on the formation of WIE CEC in 2004.Mrs.Lillykutty Jacob, Chairperson WIE Kerala Section, inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the lamp. In her inaugural speech, she wished the very best to all IEEE and WIE CEC members, quoting several inspirational examples. Mr.Unnishankar, Secretary Kerala Section, gave the felicitations and appreciated the activities carried out by IEEE CEC. The inaugural ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks, by Ms.Maya Paul, WIE Chairperson College of Engineering, Chengannur.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by National Distinguished Lecture Program [NDLP].This session was started at 10:30 am. Mr.Unnishankar took this session based on MULTI CORE COMPUTING. The second session was handled by Mrs.Lillykutty Jacob on MULTIPLE ACCESS AND WLANS, after a small tea break. The session came to an end by 12:45pm.

The distinguished guests were presented with a memento, as a token of gratitude.

The afternoon session was started off with a presentation of activities and achievements of IEEE Student Branch of CEC and WIE. With a view of motivating the people present, a video on inspiring life of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian Astronaut was shown.

The last event of the day was WIE4U, an interactive session to enhance logical

reasoning and managerial skills of students. Co-ordinated by Mr.Harishankar J and Meenakshi M, this session contained an assortment of games and puzzles to boost the hidden talents and quick-thinking ability of the participants. The event came to an end at 3: 40 pm. As from the feedback received, the fiesta was successful to inspire young minds and to carry on and spread the light of WIE.

IEEE Industrial Training Program

Date: 15Th May to 29Th May’09
Venue: ITI, Bangalore.


IEEE student branch of CEC, conducted 15 days in-plant training in the Indian Telephone Industry [ITI], Bangalore. The training was scheduled from 15th-29th of May’09.The team included 36 trainees, in which 20 were third years and 16 were second years[28 boys and 8 girls].On 15th May, the team registered at the industry. ID Cards were given to the team members, and the team was divided into two groups of 18 each with a separate schedule for each group. As per the schedule, the team visited various departments. Tutors in each department gave a brief explanation of the activities. Equipments in each wing were familiarized and their working was studied. A manual having the design and working aspects of these equipments were also given.
In the Research and Development Dept., the ongoing projects and researches of ITI were well-explained. The different stages of both hardware and software modern technologies like Wi-Fi,Wi-max could be seen and was further discussed here. In the Terminal equipments Dept., the team had a hands-on experience on Telephones used for both military and non-military purpose. Their difference was noted. The requirement of equipments for military purpose (like water and temperature resistibility), how they are met etc., were made clear to the group. Moreover, various coding formats and their selection aspects could be seen. In the PCB Manufacturing Dept., the process of manufacturing both single and multi-layer PCBs were seen stage by stage and each stage from the design to the final coating was explained with clarity, to the team. In the Error Checking Dept., each PCB is tested for any error in manufacture such as any break in circuit or a short. The error-free PCBs are sent to the Distribution Dept., and the ones with error are discarded. In the Fault Correction Dept., the faulty equipments are checked. The faults are corrected if possible and otherwise it’s discarded. The IVRS [Interactive Voice Response System] Dept. was worth visiting. There, the models of IVRS systems used in railway stations, telephone exchanges etc., could be seen. The software required for these machines are developed by ITI.ITI also possesses a huge LIBRARY where a large collection of journals, books and files containing the report of researches of ITI are present. The library is evident to be useful to any trainee to grab an extra knowledge since the collection of books is such that, they touch every corner of the technology. On 29th May after collecting certificates, the team left the industry by 3:30 pm. On 30th May, the team left Bangalore.
On a whole, the training was very useful and informative since, undoubtly there is no other Indian industry which can provide such detailed knowledge in the field of communication.


Date: 12th January 2009
Venue: Metropolitan Higher Sec School, Chengannur

A school outreach programme was conducted on Friday, 12th January 2009 by
the WIE student chapter of college of engineering, Chengannur. The school selected was about 5km from the college. The event was a full-day workshop, and had a perfect blend of technical and managerial events.
The events conducted were:



Prior to the classes, a modest inaugural session of about 10 minutes took place. After
which, the session began with computer hardware familiarization workshop from
10:00 to 11:30 am.


This informative and interactive session on all the hardware components of the pc helped the children to get a precise picture of internal working and construction of
computer peripherals. The students were given a first-hand knowledge and a practical experience on troubleshooting and maintenance of hardware components. Samples of motherboards, RAMs and many other components were shown to them. The session came to an end with a questionnaire and prizes were given out to the students. This interactive session was carried out by Anoop Thomas Mathew and Rahul Raj, of 7th semester computer science stream.



This session began at 11:30 a.m. During this hour, a brief introduction of
the robots and their working was given. The interest of children on ROBOTICS, or the study of robots as an engineering discipline had been enhanced by this program.
After an introduction, the students were divided into groups and the ITRIX Robot demonstration was carried out. The eagerness to know more and their interest on robots were evident from the wide-eyed faces of the children. This amazing session was led by Arun M, Shreejesh Shashidharan,and Andrew Varghese.The session came to an end at 12:15 pm.

Students of 11th standard were the participants in this session. They being 100 in number, were divided into 10 groups. Then, a short speech on personality development and the importance of having a good personality in life was addressed to them. The main aim of this session was to develop the public speaking skills, to become more self-confident and to overcome the stage fear and lack of presence of mind. This purpose of the session was explained to them. After which, a representative from each of the 10 groups were given a topic and they were assigned to talk on that topic for a minute.

In this session, Harishankar J and Meenakshi M, further led an interactive talk on the necessity of discovering one’s own strengths and weaknesses, the need for rectifying the weaknesses and to convert them into his/her’s strength. The session wound up after a test on personality traits being held on the students. The overall response was very good and the students were glad to state that this workshop had helped them immensely.


Afternoon session began with the familiarization of electronic components and circuit
designing. Initially, the cathode ray oscilloscope, its working principle and the constitution of breadboard were introduced to the students. This was followed by division of students into several groups and they were guided to wire up rectifier and oscillator circuits. The working of many basic circuits was explained and the students now had a timely knowledge on several basic technical principles. A team of 15 students from CEC guided the children in this session. It came to an end at 3:15 am.
This session though the last, was quoted as the “most informative event” by the participants. It literally opened up a window of opportunities for the students to recognize their field according to their potential and interests. This session discussed about the various entrance examinations in India and abroad. It also shed light on the pros and cons of the various courses, their scope and opportunities in the latest field of careers. Undoubtly,this session had cleared up the dubious thoughts from the children’smind, regarding how to form a career. To conclude, the entire event from 10:00 am-4:00 pm had been very informative and the staff and students lauded this endeavor, the efforts taken by the students of college of engineering,chengannur and thanked for conducting such a session in their school. Even the response from the feedback forms stated the same. Thereby, IEEE CEC WIE chapter deeply believes that this programme had met the standards of IEEE organization.

IEEE Face to Face Meeting 2009

IEEE FACE TO FACE MEEETING, 2009, was held on 14th march 2009 at Alleppey.The event was jointly hosted by IEEE Student Branch, CoE, Chengannur and CoE, Cherthala. The charm of this one unlike the previous meetings was that the entire event was orchestrated in a house boat. As the meeting began we moved along enjoying the exquisite beauty of the backwaters.

At 11:30 am, the meeting began. Chief guests of the day was Mr.Gopakumar S( IEEE Kerala Section Students Activity Chairman), Mr.Aju Thomas (IEEE Communication Society Chairman), Mr.Cijo George (IEEE GOLD Activities Chairman), Mr. Jugunu George ( Student Representative and LINK Secretary of 2009), Mr.Shaun Thomas ( Student Representative and LINK Secretary of 2008) were on the Dias

The events started off with the prayer. Mr.Rahul Raj, IEEE Chairman, CoE, Chengannur, welcomed the gathering. Mr. S Gopakumar inaugurated the meet by lighting the lamp and then gave the inaugural address. This was followed by felicitations by Mr. Aju Thomas and Mr. Cijo George. Then, Mr. Shaun read out the LINK Activities of the previous year and the batten was exchanged to Mr. Jugunu George, the newly elected LINK Secretary , 2009.The inaugural ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks by Mr.Anand Krishnan, IEEE Chairman , CoE, Cherthala.

By 12:00 we had the discussion of the LINK activities 2009, which was carried over by Jugunu.The major activities of the year 2009 are, AKSC 2009, Branch Counselors Congress, LINK Camp, WIE Forum and Online Competitions.

The discussion included presentations on AKSC ’09 by Vidya Academy of Science And Technology, Thrissur and on BCC by TKMIT.

The LINK discussions were followed by a presentation ‘Green Dreamers’ which was presented by Ms. Sandhya Menon of Rajagiri School of Engg Technology and Mr. Mathew Vincent of VIswajyothi College of Engg technology.

By 1:30 there was the scrumptious lunch and by 2:30 there was a break out session. After the break out session we had a presentation on IEEE 125 SC by Ms.Pratibha R of CoE, Chengannur .The event which will be in Singapore, is jointly organized by CoE, Chengannur and National University of Singapore. Discussions lead by Gopakumar Sir on the innovative ideas for LINK, started by 3:30. The whole event winded up by 5:30. The gathering dispersed after a photo session. It was indeed an awesome experience to all the IEEEians.


The ALL KERALA WIE FORUM MEET, 2009, was conducted at College of Engineering Chengannur on 2nd,3rd and 4th October with a participation of WIE members from 14 different colleges around Kerala.
The inaugural meeting was graced by the presence of the most esteemed dignitaries of IEEE Kerala Section, including the Guest of Honor of the event, Mr. Sasi P.M, the Section Chair, Mr.Gopakumar S, the Section Student Activities Coordinator who accompanied Mr. Anil Kumar C.V, the Branch Counselor, Ms Magy Anna Abraham, the WIE LINK Coordinator and Ms. Indu Unny, the Event Chairperson on the dias. Followed by, WIE Dignitaries Bench. The forum had three Women Dignitaries from three different fields of society, Ms. Asha Elizabeth, Professor, CUSAT, Ms. Sreekala, Advocate, Municipal Court and Ms. Nisha Nair, Doctor Alappuzha Medical College. The next program was IEEE and WIE in Depth.
The session was handled by Mr Jaison Abey Sabu and Ms Magy Anna Abraham, who gave the delegates an in depth view of IEEE and WIE. The session was followed by Branch Presentation from the WIE Affinity Groups present there.

The day two began with group event Presentations this session being continuation of the Group Event Initiation, was also exclusive for female attendees. Each group presented their solutions for the case study given to them the day before, while the first WIE Chairperson of the First WIE Affinity Group in Region 10, Ms. Seenu Chrispin (CEC Alumnus) evaluated the presentation .Meanwhile the male members were having a parallel discussion on the state and working of LINK. The next event was Leadership Workshop again by Mr. Prijoe Philips Komattu. The parallel session for other members had a LINK Panel discussion, the panel members were Mr. Anil kumar C.V, Mr. Jaison Abey Sabu, Mr.Jugnu George, Mr.Arjun R Pillai
and Mr. Rayees Amar Nishad.This was followed by “The Lost Symbol”, a sparking Real time game, in the college campus where the groups of delegates were given the task of breaking codes and finding out the lost symbol of a murder. The session energized each n every brain cell of the delegates along with an impact of fun and joy. This was followed by the ‘Ice Cream Buffet’-a WIE Forum Meet special event.

Day three started off with Mr. Arjun R Pillai and Ms. Pratibha R, presented their idea on the initiative of integrating WIE Forum as a self sustainable organization(Wi Fi). Meanwhile the Men volunteers were attending a parallel session on GINI and What Kerala Section, as the mentor section, can contribute to GINI with Mr. Prijoe Philips Komattu, one of the Founder of GINI. The parallel session motivated the volunteers to a new initiative named as GINI-To-LINK Brigde (GLB). After lunch, at about 12.30 pm, it was time for adios. But the delegates stayed back with the organizing team going around the campus and taking snaps. The delegates who turned out to be a part of the organizing team, bid goodbye at about 3.00 pm and thus the ALL KERALA WIE FORUM MEET 2009 came to a close.