KOLLAM: ‘International Symposium on Technology Education and Entrepreneurship (ISEE) 2014’, for engineering students was held on the Amrita University campus at Amritapuri the other day. The seminar, organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, was inaugurated by Senior Joint Director (ECS), Directorate of Technical Education, V Santha Kumari.
According to the press note, around 500 students from over 30 colleges across the country, along with 12 foreign delegates, participated in ISEE 2014.
The ISEE lectures and workshops brought various academic disciplines under a single forum, providing a platform for the students to excel in their talents.
The entire event was coordinated and managed by student volunteers under the guidance of director of Humanitarian Technology Lab and the general chair of ISEE Rajesh Kannan Megalingam. The function witnessed the participation and expert speeches of personalities such as Omnex Inc and Omnex Systems founder Chad Kymal, Life Fellow of IEEE and Industrial Electronics Society (IES) president Hiromasa Haneda (who currently serves as Professor Emeritus at Kobe University) and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham principal Sankaran K. The inaugural address by Santha Kumari dealt with the importance of education, technology and entrepreneurship in the present day. The inaugural function was followed by a keynote speech on ‘Technology, Disruptive Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Opportunities’ by Chad Kymal.
ISEE 2014 had nine parallel tracks offering workshops and seminars/ webinars on a variety of topics.