IEEE Kharagpur Section History
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The IEEE Kharagpur Section is a section in India Council under Region 10 of the IEEE organization. It is a unique section in the whole IEEE as the section is rooted at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur unlike other sections where activities usually spread over a number of association. The section office is located in the campus of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
Initially it was emerged as a small chapter with only 60 members under IEEE Kolkata Section (formerly IEEE Calcutta Section) in 1983. In 13th May, 1985 it renunciated as the IEEE Kharagpur Section. Since it inception with a sustainable growth of its members and distinguished activities today IEEE Kharagpur Section is a blatant example of whole IEEE history.
Since its inception, the IEEE Kharagpur Section has helped its members advances their careers and the field of computing and the development of mankind. The IEEE Kharagpur Section organizes workshops, conferences, symposium, colloquium, lectures by renowned personalities frequently. It also has a Students Chapter to promote various academic activities related to student members. Apart from this IEEE organizes an industrial trip every year to enhance industry-academic relations. The IEEE Kharagpur Section is organized by an executive committee.
In May 2010, a Women in Engineering affinity group was established.