IET India Kicks Off its One-year Countdown to the 150th Anniversary on 16 October, 2020

Bangalore: The IET in India is officially launching a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary on 16 October, 2020 through a digital event. The event will focus on the impact of Indian engineering and also give a glimpse of what the 150th year of the IET will look like in India and globally.

Speaking about the launch of the event, Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India said, “Our 150th anniversary is a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the incredible and innovative work carried out in engineering and technology by our members and volunteers.” Mr Sanyal also said, “We are working with members and volunteers across the country to ensure we bring to you a host of activities that emphasise on the importance of our vision – Working to engineer a better world. I welcome each of you to be a part of the official launch of our 150th anniversary.”


Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Vice President – Board of Trustees, The IET said, “IET is celebrating 150 years of inspiring, informing and influencing the global engineering and technology community. As part of our 150th year, we will be celebrating every individual and every idea that will engineer a better world.” Dr Katragadda also said, “I welcome each one of you to the official launch of IET’s 150th anniversary to get insights into all the activities we have planned for the celebratory year.”


The event will take place on our well established, IET India Digital Conversations Platform. The esteemed panel will have:

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, Vice President – Board of Trustees, The IET

Mustafa Wajid, Chair, India Development Panel

Kapil Khanna, Chairman, Communities Committee, South Asia (CCSA)

R N Rajpoot, Vice-Chair/Treasurer, Communities Committee, South Asia (CCSA)


Shekhar Sanyal, will be seen moderating the session on 16 October, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM IST. Join us as we talk about what the 150th year of the IET has in store for all its members and partners.


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