From the Desk of Chairperson

Mr. Girish Khilari

Mr. Girish Khilari

Chairperson, IEEE Pune Section

Dear Friends, 

It is my great pleasure and honor to share my thoughts with you as the Chairperson IEEE Pune Section. I would like to express my gratitude for this opportunity and promise that I’ll contribute to the best of my abilities.  This is a matter of pride that I got this opportunity to lead the section for the third consecutive year. Pune section is one of the happening, vibrant and growing sections of IEEE. It also gives me immense pleasure to highlight some of the significant success stories –  

IEEE Pune Section becomes a large Section and recently crossed the 2000 membership mark.

IEEE Pune Section is proudly functioning and serving towards ‘advancing technology for humanity’ with 11 different society chapters and three special Interest Groups in “Health Care”, “Affordable Agriculture” and “Smart City”. Few more society chapters are in the process of formation.

IEEE Pune Section bagged various awards and recognition around the globe for its Individual volunteer contribution as well as team efforts through society chapters.

The last five years section successfully conducts flagship events like PuneCon and Edu-Reka. 

The journey so far is magnificent and I proudly highlight various milestones achieved in this entire decade, ever since the section is formed in June 2010.  These achievements have resulted in the strategic, tactical, and financial growth of the Section. I would like to express my gratitude towards each contributor in this successful journey. I love to take this opportunity and appreciate each executive committee member, student volunteer, and professional member for their contributions. I would also like to appreciate other enthusiastic and energetic volunteers for their efforts in this journey.  

As it is rightly said by Ronald Reagan ‘We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. We realized the need to help each other in these tough times as it is our duty to stand firm and take appropriate actions to fight back with resilient thinking to come out strongly. 

I personally believe the year 2022 brings new hopes and opportunities for every member of the section. Hence as a Chairperson of IEEE Pune Section, I wish to focus on the following key initiatives that are aligned to the vision and mission of IEEE – Alignment of IEEE Pune Section context with IEEE Vision and Mission. 

Continue with the best practices and flagship events with more inclusive in nature 

As the development of future leaders is the major focus, the year 2022 shall be dedicated to building, nurturing, and fostering the student community to take up new leadership roles and handle challenges in a team environment.

To support Industry-Academia interaction and facilitate collaborative research activities.

Facilitate orientation, awareness, and contributions towards New Education Policy 

Promote student branch activities and map each student branch to ‘Center of Excellence (CoE)’ in specific areas. 

I appeal to all the members to feel free in sharing innovative ideas towards the growth of the section. Our focus is to reach a membership count of 5000 by Dec 2022. We will certainly work together in implementing the worthy ideas in helping our member community. One more focus this year is to promote inter-section and intra-section activities. IEEE Pune Section with the help of executive committee members and student/professional volunteers is bound to create a strong platform to fulfill everybody’s desire to continuously learn, interact, collaborate, and innovate.


Best regards,
Girish Khilari
Chair, IEEE Pune Section