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    The IET launches a 15-minute film that celebrates Indian Engineering

    Published on September 17, 2021

    The film will be released on 15-September, 2021,
    celebrated in India as National Engineer’s Day.

    Bengaluru :  As part of its ongoing 150-year celebrations, also called [email protected], the IET launched a 15 minute film that celebrates the rich history of Indian Engineering, on the occasion of National Engineer’s Day.

    National Engineer’s Day was established to pay tribute to Sir M Visvesvaraya, one of India’s most prolific and pioneering civil engineers and help inspire the millions of aspiring engineers who hope to make a difference in the country.

    Engineers are essentially problem solvers who are stimulated by tough challenges, especially the unique set of problems faced in India, today. From rapid urbanisation and a jump-start into the digital age to solving Covid-related issues, engineering solutions lead the way for the progress of the country. IET’s film features many well-known names in Indian engineering including N R Narayana Murthy and TV Ramachandran who also happen to be Honorary Fellows of the IET.

    In the film, Narayana Murthy discusses the challenge to create at least 10-15 million jobs and that this can be done only if there is a focus on quality and productivity using the modern principles of engineering. He believes that in this regard, engineering will be extremely important for India in the next 30-50 years.

    Highlighting the engineering success behind our space missions, TV Ramachandran hails the work being done at ISRO which has shown the entire world how to accomplish extremely complex missions like Mangalyaan at a fraction of the cost.

    Starting from the metallurgical processes in the Indus Valley Civilization to the Indian origins of the super-plastic Damascus steel that was widely popular in the 12th century, the film covers many feats in the history of Indian engineering, along with more recent engineering and tech solutions. UPI, Co-Win, The Mangalyaan team, Rocket Learning, Plio, Myelin Foundry and Gramhal are some new projects and enterprises that are showcased as examples of how Indian engineering is solving some of our biggest problems today. Tata Consultancy Services, Bosch India and General Electric India can be seen to be leading the way in research and innovation, putting India on the R&D map of the world.

    “India needs to double its power generation capacity, its healthcare budget, its OTT platforms for education and media, and its R&D expenditure. As engineers, our work is cut out for us. This video is a call-to-action to all engineers to get going on this mission with an eye on sustainability.”, says Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Vice President, The IET, explaining the objective behind the video

    The IET’s efforts in promoting discourse and thought leadership in the fields of engineering and STEM subjects are displayed in the number of initiatives for engineering students and professionals. “Our three thought leadership platforms fuelled by over 150 active industry leaders are working proactively to creative technology roadmaps to help solve few of the toughest challenges facing the Country”, says Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head, IET India. Also included are a huge IET India Scholarship Awards for undergraduate engineering students with a combined prize of INR 500,000 which will see young students solve seven unique challenges facing us today, the IET India Awards 2021 which rewards exemplary contributions made by engineers across a range of categories, and even a #DifferenceMaker campaign will also be launched in November which recognises engineers delivering social impact.