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The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is a global association and organization of professionals working toward the development, implementation and maintenance of technology-centered products and services.
IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
The Government College of Engineering Chengannur (established in 1993), commonly known as CEC, is an engineering institute in the state of Kerala, India. The college is located in Chengannur, Alappuzha. The college was set up under the auspices of the Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD), is affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, and the courses are recognised by AICTE and accredited by NBA, the National Board of Accreditation, India.
CEC is the Best Engineering College after Model Engineering College in Kerala under CUSAT, as per the statistics of Director of Technical Education, Kerala, who is the final voice of technical education in Kerala State.
About IEEE CEC SB
An IEEE student branch was formed in CEC in mid-1997, with the goal of keeping the students in touch with technological advances. An IEEE library was inaugurated in December 1999. The library houses journals and magazines of IEEE. The IEEE Student Branch comes under the IEEE Kerala Section. CEC’s IEEE student members have presented projects at State and National level conferences and competitions. An IEEE Robotics Initiative Program has begun, with groups designing robots.
IEEE-CEC is known for its consistent achievements since its inception in 1996. IEEE-CEC is also known for many firsts including being the first IEEE Student Branch in the world to win the IEEE WIE SB Affinity Group of the year award in 2005.
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My stint with IEEE student branch CEC and WIE student affinity group was one of the most value-adding experiences I had during my college days. Various workshops, seminars and access to journals that my IEEE membership gave me access to, had helped significantly in expanding my technical knowledge base. In addition to this volunteering with the student branch for its activities helped in grooming my organizing skills and time management skills. It also helped a lot in polishing my communication skills and team skills, all which helped later in my professional space too. The way the group works, keeping the interests of members and the whole institution in mind is commendable. Various awards, recognition and opportunities that the group and members have got in the past at regional and international levels speak for their hard work and dedication. I am sure the group will continue to work in the same momentum in the years to come and add value to all stakeholders.
In an era where the world is getting increasingly focused on sustainable growth, IEEE-CEC has been a prime example of sustained growth and achievements. To win an award or be at the top once or twice is reasonably easy, but maintaining that across generations is quite challenging. IEEE-CEC has been accumulating significant achievements for the last 23 years. As a former chair of the SB, I feel proud to see the sustained growth and accolades that the student branch is able to drive.
IEEE CEC has always stood out as an exemplary student branch, made possible only because of the selfless commitment and infectious passion shown by countless volunteers. It can help you become a thorough professional, a master technician, a skillful organizer and/or an inspirational leader – it all depends on how you use it. IMO it is a must-have experience in your college and will influence your career in more ways than you can imagine.
One thing that makes CEC an exemplary student branch is its consistency. Since its start in 1996, the SB has continuously performed at the top level. Recently, the focus on diversification into multiple societies and building amazing chapters giving more opportunities for volunteers and more value to members is also a commendable one.
Our journey has only brought us higher. IEEE computer society gave and continues to give me great opportunities for personal knowledge and career improvement.
“People talk about job security. No one can give you that. Job security depends on the company. What IEEE can do – and I use the phrase carefully – is offer security. You can be the most valuable engineer by being current in technology and by networking with others. If you take advantage of the products and services that IEEE offers, you will become the most valuable engineer in your organization. And if your job goes away, you’ll have no trouble finding another.”