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IEEE Mangalore Subsection (MSS) was formed on the 10th July 2013 under IEEE Bangalore Section. The Subsection today includes more than 1575 members with 75% students. To support student members’ knowledge and training needs, MSS conducts regular events such as distinguished lectures, project and paper competitions, workshops, monthly technology series, and various other educational activities.
The IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing VLSI Electrical Circuits and Robotics (DISCOVER) is one of the prestigious flagship events of IEEE MSS. The papers of all previous editions of DISCOVER have been published in IEEE Xplore and are widely cited. The 2022 DISCOVER hosted by JNNCE, Shivamogga received grants from AICTE, DRDO, CSIR, SERB and it was technically supported by India Internet Engineering Society(IIESoc) and Centre for System Design, NITK, Surathkal.
The “12CONECCT” (Industry Institute Conclave on Electronics Computer and Communication Technologies) is another flagship event showcasing project exhibition and competition. The PhD Research colloquium is an initiative from MSS to accentuate the need for research outreach to a wider scientific community and the society. This program aims at bringing PhD research scholars (full time/part time) and subject experts in a unified forum with the theme of networking and collaboration.
The Subsection is instrumental in starting the IEEE Day celebrations as Professor K M Hebbar memorial lectures beginning from 2017. Prof. Hebbar was the pioneer of Electronics and Computer Engineering in coastal Karnataka and has influenced the life and work of many students.
The outstanding volunteers are recognized for their services and awarded during the annual general meeting (AGM) in the young professional, WIE, Outstanding professional volunteer and student volunteer categories. The Subsection has a registered head office located in NMAMIT Nitte.
There are 16 active student branches under MSS and various society chapters/affinity groups which facilitate students and professional members to update their knowledge in their respective interested domains. The Subsection has reported more than 275 activities in the vTools and published reports in the Bangalore section and R10 News magazines. MSS launched its first newsletter this year showcasing all the activities conducted by MSS and student branches.
The Subsection’s focus is to attract more startups, entrepreneurs, and companies into IEEE, towards building a tech-eco-hub and corridor in this region. MSS started a dialogue with entrepreneurs, startups and incubation centres. It launched the Industry Tech webinars and organized ‘Mangalore Technology Conclave’ to bridge the gap between industry and academia which was initiated this year and was well appreciated by both students and industry representatives.