The Department of EEE under IEEE student branch Presidency University had organized an online LIVE webinar on the “Importance of professional memberships in Higher Education Institutions” on 1st October 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4.00 PM for students of EEE department. The webinar was organized live online on MS Teams. The total attendees of the webinar were around 200 including faculty. The invited speaker was Dr.M.Kamaraju. Former Chairman of Institute of Engineers, AP state centre, IE, Vijayawada.

The online program was graced by the presence of the Dr. A.M Surendra Kumar, Pro-vice chancellor, Dean SOE & COE; Dr.C S Ramesh, Dean Research & Innovations ; Dr. B.S.Anadinni, Associate Dean ; Dr. Shilpa Mehta, Professor & Head of the ECE & EEE Department ; Dr. Sneha Prabha T.V, Director DSA.

The speaker introduced the audience to various aspects of Professional Development and its importance.  He also spoke about the advantages of professional association, the value of technical society membership and benefits of joining professional bodies such as IE. He also highlighted about the Institute of Engineers, Student chapters of IETE memberships, IEEE memberships, and their role in overall development of students. He focused on how these professional bodies offer scholarships for students, opportunities for attending seminars from internationally well-known speakers and to organise their own events. He also gave some real examples of how students are benefitted in their career for associating with professional organisations.

The webinar was received with great enthusiasm by students and faculty members. Also the speaker encouraged students and staff to ask clarifications wherever required. Students enthusiastically participated and expressed their interest in holding such memberships.

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