Prof (Dr) K T V Reddy, former Director, Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, Kanpur has been elected as the President IETE for the term 2017-18. He shall be taking the reins from his successor Lt Gen (Dr) AKS Chandele, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) on 17th Sept 2017 during Annual IETE Convention at Kochi. While serving the IETE Governing Council as a member since 1999 and as various Committee heads of the Institution, he has proven his strength as a professional. Having gained deep insights into the line of work with more than 3 decades of impeccable professional standing, he is widely commended and credited for his role in teaching, research and administration.

During his teaching career at Fr C Rodrigues Institute of Technology (FCRIT), Vashi, he cultivated, promoted and developed the Dept of ET to the extent that it started being considered as one of the best institutes under University of Mumbai. His systematic approach in documentation helped FCRIT to get its due accreditation. He introduced post-graduation courses at Terna Engineering College, Nerul and Padmabhusan Vasantdada Patil Prathishan’s College of Engineering, Sion, Mumbai, as its Principal. He developed sustainable industry–institution linkages and placements for the colleges. He shouldered the responsibilities of changing culture by setting up commitment factor amongst faculty members and importance for discipline, thus improving overall results.

Under his strong guidance, two students completed PhD while seven other students are pursuing their thesis, 12 students have completed ME/M Tech thesis and more than 100 students, their UG projects. As an avid academician, Prof Reddy has addressed and contributed to numerous national and international seminars and conferences.

His contribution in promoting IETE Students Forum (ISFs) has been creditable. He inaugurated over 30 IETE–ISF’s in and around Mumbai colleges. Has served IETE Mumbai Centre in various capacities and under his Chairmanship, IETE Mumbai acquired premises for the Centre in 2009. His efforts have been laudable for organizing successfully IETE ATC–2009 and 2012 at Mumbai. Prof Reddy is a Fellow of IETE, Senior Member of IEEE and life Member of ISTE, ACM, and CSI.

His services have been acknowledged by various organizations by conferment of several prestigious awards. He has also been cited in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, USA for the year 2007; selected amongst 2000 outstanding scientists in the world in 2008 and has served in various Committees/ Boards of the Mumbai University and as an expert visiting member of AICTE and UGC.

He has assumed the office of president on 17th september 2017.


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