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Celebrating 10 years of IEEE Mangalore Subsection!
IEEE Mangalore Subsection (MSS) was established on July 10, 2013, under the aegis of IEEE Bangalore Section. With a membership of over 1750 individuals, of which 80% are students, MSS is dedicated to supporting the knowledge and training needs of its student members. Through regular events such as distinguished lectures, project and paper competitions, workshops, monthly technology series, and various educational activities, MSS strives to empower students with valuable learning opportunities.
One of the flagship events organized by MSS is the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing VLSI Electrical Circuits and Robotics (DISCOVER). The papers presented at DISCOVER have gained significant recognition and are published in IEEE Xplore, widely cited by researchers. The 6th edition of DISCOVER, hosted by JNN College of Engineering in Shivamogga in 2022, received grants from esteemed institutions such as AICTE, DRDO, CSIR, and SERB, with technical support from the India Internet Engineering Society (IIESoc) and the Centre for System Design, NITK, Surathkal. The 7th edition of DISCOVER is planned for October 2023 and will be hosted by Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management in Mangalore.
MSS also organizes the Industry Institute Conclave on Electronics Computer and Communication Technologies (I2CONECCT), a prominent event that showcases project exhibitions and competitions. Additionally, the PhD Research Colloquium, initiated by MSS, serves as a platform to foster research outreach and collaboration among PhD research scholars and subject experts, with a focus on networking.
The Subsection takes pride in its annual IEEE Day celebrations, including the Professor K. M. Hebbar memorial lectures, which began in 2017. Professor K. M. Hebbar, a pioneer in Electronics and Computer Engineering in coastal Karnataka, has left a lasting impact on numerous students and their work.
Recognizing the contributions of outstanding volunteers, MSS acknowledges their services and presents awards in various categories during the Annual General Meeting (AGM), including young professionals, WiE (Women in Engineering), Outstanding Professional Volunteers, and Student Volunteers. The Subsection’s registered head office is located in NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte.
MSS oversees 19 active student branches and several society chapters/affinity groups, enabling students and professional members to stay updated in their respective domains of interest. The Subsection actively reports over 275 activities on vTools and publishes reports in the Bangalore section and R10 News magazines.
Looking ahead, MSS is committed to attracting startups, entrepreneurs, and companies to IEEE, with the vision of building a thriving tech-eco-hub and corridor in the region. Through dialogue and collaboration with entrepreneurs, startups, and incubation centers, MSS has initiated industry tech webinars and organized the “Mangalore Technology Conclave” to bridge the gap between industry and academia. These initiatives have been well received by students and industry representatives alike, fostering fruitful interactions and knowledge exchange.