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Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences (SIMATS) School of Engineering attains IET International Accreditation to match international quality benchmark

Bangalore, October 5, 2018:

SIMATS, Chennai, secured the IET’s international Accreditation for four of its engineering courses. IET accreditation is an internationally recognised benchmark, awarded to high-quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community and IET accreditation, licensed by the Engineering Council, covers a broad spectrum of Engineering and Technology subjects. Recognised around the world as an indicator of quality through the Washington and Sydney accords, The IET Accreditation is governed by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). Institutions with IET Accredited programmes are eligible to apply for the EUR-ACE label, awarded by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).

The process of The IET Accreditation for SIMATS began in 2014, the courses on Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, have now been accredited. The accreditation, with a validity of 2 years - from the 2018 intake to the 2019 intake, will be extended for three years after 2020. The Outcome of Accreditation aimed to impact the institution’s quality processes, faculty engagement & Student learning experience. 

In addition to validating the quality of the institution’s programmes, IET Accreditation also provides direct benefits to graduating students. It allows better International mobility, job prospects in Global Engineering Consulting firms and acceptance for graduate students in foreign universities, opportunities for interdisciplinary research as well as exchanges.

Dr N. M Veeraiyan, Founder & Chancellor, SIMATS said, “Saveetha University has taken numerous steps to enhance the quality of education across all disciplines. Accreditation and standardisation is the fundamental responsibility of every institute to secure the future of its students. We are proud to have become one of the very few institutions to receive the International IET - UK accreditation that will definitely provide a significant edge to our students in placements and career progression. We were thrilled by the remarks of the inspection team regarding our award-winning teaching-learning processes namely MILA and CLAB integration systems. The process was truly an eye-opener in making us evaluate and realise our best practices and enhance the same for our future graduates.”

Congratulating SIMATS, Mr Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India said, “Ensuring good quality of engineering graduates in the country is vital and IET's International Accreditation is an endeavour to ensure quality engineering programmes are available. SIMATS has showcased continued vigour to improving their benchmarks and we at the IET are very pleased to support them. I am greatly encouraged by the results and wish all the success to SIMATS team.”

On being accredited Mrs. Ramya Deepak, Director, Saveetha School of Engineering, “We are very delighted to receive the world-renowned IET Accreditation. Past 4 years have been a very informative and intellectual journey for us. IET accreditors have walked hand in hand with us by giving a thorough insight into our academic implementations. All the programme details were meticulously evaluated and have been accredited. This accreditation not only standardises our programme but also gives global visibility to our students with respect to job opportunities and higher studies.” With successful completion of the Accreditation Process SIMATS is now the IET’s Academic Partners which gives them access to over 60 international academic partners, opening avenues for international collaboration.

About The IET:

Founded 147 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 168,000 members+ in 150 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 13,000 members, 8 Local Networks and focuses on Energy, Transport, Information & Communications, IoT and Education sectors.

Part of its remit is to promote, recognise and reward individual excellence and support emerging talent through a programme of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering scholarships.  The awards programme includes awards for individual excellence, research and innovation, scholarships, travel awards, prizes and competitions within the engineering and technology sector.

For more details, please visit the IET India website.

India’s largest Internet of Things platform - IoT India Congress 2018 started in Bengaluru:

  • 105 IoT Speakers, 8 Panel Discussions and 2 IoT Live experience zones to deliberate on the future of the Internet of Things in different industry domains
  • Two pertinent issues in the IoT dialogue – Skills and Last mile / rural focus will run as a common thread unifying every track theme.
  • Launch of “Future of Mobility and Transport Panel” - India’s first mobility platform for all mobility stakeholders

Bengaluru, October 9, 2018: 

The third edition of India’s largest conclave on IoT, the IoT India Congress 2018 in partnership with Exhibitions India Group, started today at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru.

The two-day Congress is India’s leading platform for technology stakeholders. The event is a Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things, focused on providing an immersive view of IoT and the future it presents.

Raj Kumar Srivastava, APCCF & Advisor, Department of IT, BT & S&T, Government of Karnataka, inaugurated the event, where he spoke on the importance of collaboration between stakeholders in the ecosystem. He highlighted that the government of Karnataka always aims to work with the players with an aim to co-create and co-innovate.

This was followed by the formal launch of the IoT Live Experience Zones for healthcare and digital communications.

Giving his wishes to the event, Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, said in a written message, “Our world is witnessing paradigm shifts on a scale never imagined before. Technologies like Blockchain and Internet of Things are going to reshape forever the way we live and work. An exciting future of opportunities and challenges await us…I hope the IoT India Congress 2018 will provide a common forum for deeper engagement between all stakeholders in this domain.”.

One of the key highlights of the day is the launch of future of Mobility and Transport focus, India’s first neutral platform for all mobility stakeholders. The FOMT Focus will have 4 panels – one each, dedicated to Urban Mobility, Rural Mobility, Logistics and Freight and a fourth for Policy.

The panels will focus on decongestion, decarbonisation, improving citizen convenience, enabling non-farm employment and improving efficiencies in the logistics sector.

This edition of IoT India Congress will focus on six tracks - Healthcare, Manufacturing, Digital Communications, Standards, Media and Smart Cities. Technologies and approaches that have the potential to transform business including AI, Blockchain and Cyber Security will form an integral part of discussion across all tracks. Some of the key highlights of the event will be

  • Workshops: Spanning latest conversations in IoT, the sessions will explore success stories and business models. An exclusive session for academia will discuss their apprehensions and challenges in evolving an IoT-centered curriculum and guidance to overcome these obstacles
  • PoP +91: A first of its kind Open Innovation Platform for celebrity speakers, industry experts and thought leaders. The open stage will witness product launches, demos, success stories and use case presentations.
  • Speed Dating: Led by 100 Open Start-ups, this segment will feature curated, focused meetings between high calibre start-ups and enterprises geared to demonstrate business outcomes.
  • IoT Live Zones: An IoT Live experience zone where attendees can touch, feel and experience IoT. A primary healthcare centre of the future, telecom experience zone for 5G, NBIoT, Sigfox and LoRa technologies, smart cities experience live zone for smart homes, education, grids and governance as well as a Smart Manufacturing/ Industry 4.0 zone will be on showcase.
  • More than 80 speakers from various leading companies like GE, Philips, Tata Group, IBM, AT&T Global Network Services, Fortis Hospital, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, etc. will participate in the Congress and discuss how IoT is changing the landscape of the industry.

The Congress will also host the prestigious IoT Thought Leadership Award 2018 and IoT Start-Up Awards 2018 which will recognise exemplary work done by individuals and start-ups respectively in the IoT space:

  • T V Ramachandran Honorary Fellow IET, President, Broadband India Forum
  • Sachin Gaur, Co-ordinator, EU–India Cooperation, ICT-Related Standardisation, Policy and Legislation
  • Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of IET India IoT Panel
  • Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head of the IET

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Dr Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of the IET India IoT Panel and President, Aeris Communications said, "Started with a vision to provide people a platform for individuals, the IoT India Congress encourages them to meet and create a roadmap for IoT adoption beyond the borders of their organisations.

"We, at the IET IoT Panel, believe in connecting industry leaders to further the growth and adoption of IoT Technology. It’s encouraging to see the participation of IoT enthusiasts at the third edition of IoT India Congress and we look forward to more engaging sessions tomorrow.”

“This edition of the IoT India Congress is showcasing the outstanding application of IoT deployment in various sectors in India and the role startups are playing in the industry. The internet of things is a platform business and instead of working in silos, it requires businesses to come together and integrate ideas and technologies to create the future. It is exciting to see the entire tech community come together to chart out the way forward in the industry."

"In this edition of the congress we have multiple tracks and with the inclusion of sessions such as PoP +91, Speed dating, Healthcare Live Session and Argonaut, we see a greater level of excitement from participants.” said Mr Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head of the IET.

IoT is here to stay and it is growing rapidly. It is estimated that less than 0.1% of devices that can be connected to the internet are connected. It has also been estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 – I believe that this is an underestimation. Therefore, the IoT India Congress is an appropriate platform to discuss the Internet of Things (IoT) on the Internet of Everything (IoE). To young entrepreneurs in India."

"I urge you to reflect upon the business opportunities that can come your way through the IoT." said Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group.

About IoT India Congress

IoT India Congress 2018 is the 3rd edition of India’s largest Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things.

While our first edition was devoted to unifying the fragmented IoT ecosystem and building the Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things, the second edition focused on exploiting this platform for unravelling business outcomes and demonstrating business opportunities.

In this 3rd edition, we have partnered with Exhibitions India Group – India’s leading trade promotions company.

With our combined strength and experience, we hope to bring to you an immersive view of the Internet of Things and the future it presents.

About the IET

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers. Institution of Engineering and Technology - India.

The IET office started operations in India in 2006, in Bangalore. Today, we have over 13,000 members and have the largest membership base for the IET outside of the UK.

Given the increasing global importance of India as an engineering hub* our aim is to make an impact that has relevance both locally and internationally.

Our strategy is to make a meaningful impact on the overall competency and skill levels within the Indian engineering community and play an influencing role with industry in relation to technology innovation and solving problems of public importance.

We want to do this through working in partnership with industry, academia and government, focusing on the application of practical skills within both learning & career lifecycles, driving innovation and thought leadership through high impact sectors.

Our volunteer-led panels are the means through which we deliver our strategy. The IET India IoT Panel was born out of this focus.

For more details, please visit https://india.theiet.org/innovation-knowledge/iet-future-tech-panel/

For more details on the IET India Congress event, please visit http://iotindiacongress.com/