Report of F2F & Execom meeting on 25 th March 2018 at Kollam

Face to face meeting and Execom meeting of IA/IE/PELS Jt.Chapter Kerala section, was conducted on 25th March 2018 at Kollam. The meeting was conducted in a houseboat. The meeting started at 10 AM with a silent prayer. It was followed by a self-introduction of the participants. Chair, IA/IE/PELS Jt.Chapter Kerala section, Prof.Muhammed Kasim welcomed the gathering. It was followed by a tea break. Secretary, IA/IE/PELS Jt.Chapter Kerala section, Mr.Biju K, presented the activity report for the year 2017 & 2018 till date. The chairs/ advisors of the IAS SB chapters presented their activity report and plan of activities. After that, a discussion on ‘Vision plan 2018’ for IA/IE/PELS Jt.Chapter Kerala was conducted. Lot of ideas were turned up in the discussions, and ideas were formulated into action plans. It was followed by a lunch break at 1.30 PM. Execom meeting of the chapter was conducted after the lunch break. The Execom discussed the various activities to be conducted in the year 2018 in the light of the deliberations on ‘Vision plan 2018’, and finalized a few activities to be conducted in the year 2018. Highlight of the discussions was to organize a biennial International conference in the area of Power electronics and related renewable energy. The time for the conduct of the conference is tentatively decided as December 2019. Dr.Jaison Mathew, Chair Conference activities, IA/IE/PELS Jt.Chapter Kerala, was entrusted to prepare a proposal to be submitted to IEEE Kerala section and IEEE Industry Applications Society for technical sponsorship. After the execom meeting, officer training for SB chapter office bearers was conducted. The session emphasized the need for events scheduling and reporting through vtools event reporting system. Tea was also served in the middle. The meeting concluded at 4.30 PM and a group photo was taken at the end.

Number of members attended the meeting – 24