Local Chapters

Any region having more than 25 members of Systems Society of India (preferably life members) can form a local chapter. The local chapters will have members confined to their geographic boundary. The membership applications submitted to local chapter has to be forwarded to the National Executive Committee for scrutinizing the eligibility of the applicant before approving the membership. On such approval from Executive Committee the local chapters will be intimated regarding approval of the application and the membership number, if approved, with a copy to the applicant. Only on the approval of the Executive Committee, the applicant becomes the member of Systems Society of India.

A local chapter elects its Executive Body. The Executive Body elects President, Vice President, Secretary and the Treasurer is nominated by President from among the members. The local chapters arrange Workshops, Technical Talks, Exhibitions etc to promote and propagate the application of Systems Concept in dealing with Engineering and Social Problems. SSI has 8 local chapters as on 2008. These are -

1. SSI, Sikkim Chapter
SSI, Sikkim Chapter was formed on 15th April 2009 with 28 Life members. Now as of today we are 30 Life members. This chapter was formally inaugurated by Dr. B.B. Das former President SSI on 14th August 2009.

The office bearers of SSI Sikkim Chapter appointed for tenure 2009 - 2011 is as follows

President   Dr. Achintya Choudhury
Dean (Academins), Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majhitar, Sikkim
Secretary   Dr. Sushabhan Choudhury
HOD, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majhitar, Sikkim
Treasurer   Mr. Rajeeb Dey
Reader, Electrical & Electronics Engg
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majhitar, Sikkim
Executive Members:   Prof. (Dr) Ashish Sharma
Head T&P, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majhitar, Sikkim

Mr. Sandeep Chakraborty
Reader, Electrical & Electronics Engg
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majhitar, Sikkim

Mr. Bhaskar Bhuiyan
Reader, Information Technology
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majhitar, Sikkim

The following workshop had been conducted by SSI, Sikkim Chapter in the past.

Year Seminar / Workshop Topic Speaker
14th August 2009 Workshop Recent adavnces in Indian Space Technology Dr. B.B. Das , Director VSSC.
Prof. S. CHouhury and
Prof. B.S Dandapat
both from SMIT

2. SSI, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter
SSI, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter is the oldest and the most active chapter of SSI formed in 1983. It organizes Workshops & Seminars on contemporary topics relevant to Systems Science & Engineering. The National Workshop is a regular biyearly event. The following National workshops had been conducted by SSI, Thiruvananthapuram chapter in the past.

Year Topic Sponsored By Number of Delegates
Jan 2006 SPAN 2005 (Space Applications for Mankind)    
Jan 16-17 2004 MEMSPACE 2004 (MEMS Technology for Aerospace Application) Aerospace Organizations, Academic Institutions. 19 Papers presented from R&D Organizations. 200
June 11-12 2002 Navigation Systems Present Scenario and Future 20 Technical Papers 170
2000 Aerospace Flight Simulation Aerospace Organizations, Academic Institutions. 150
June 1998 Aerospace Servo system ISRO, ADA, ADE, DRDL, RCI, Academic Institutions like IITs, Anna University. 20 papers 75
June 1996 Flight Software ISRO, DRDO, AR&DB, NAL, ER&DC, Industries. 120

The SSI, Thiruvananthapuram chapter also organizes lecture on every Wednesday in Institute of Engineers Hall in collaboration with other Professional bodies on various contemporary topics.

The SSI, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter holds AGBM every year followed by a family get-together and a dinner.

Executive Committee for 2007-2009

Dr. K.Sivan   President
Mr. PradeepKumar   Vice President
Mr. S.R.VijayaMohanKumar   Vice President
Mr. R.Paramasivam   Secretary
Mr. R.Sivanandan   Treasurer

The SSI, Thiruvananthapuram chapter has planned the following activities.

  • Quiz and Essay competition for college students
  • Lecture series at Engineering colleges.
  • National Workshop on Self Reliance in Aerospace technologies.
  • Co-sponsoring of weekly lectures jointly with other professional societies.
  • Co-sponsoring of Tech-fests at engineering colleges in Thiruvananthapuram district.

3. SSI, Kozhikkode Chapter
NIT Calicut Chapter (Formerly known as Calicut CREC chapter) of SSI was formed in the year 1985.

Following are the Office bearers for 2007-08

President, SSI NITC Chapter   Dr. R Sridharan
Secretary, SSI NITC Chapter   Dr. Ashokt.S
Vice president   Dr M.P. Sebastian
Executive Members:   Dr. Jessy John
Ms. Lyla B. Das
Dr. P. M. Mathew
Ms Subha D.P

3.1 Activities Conducted during the year 2007-2008

Year Seminar / Workshop Topic Speaker
Aug 12,2007 Seminar Performance Evaluation in Knowledge based industries Mr. S. K. Menon, Senior Manager, Systems Engineering, MAPS Geosystems, Sharjah, UAE There were 110 participants.
May 3-5, 2007 Co- Sponsor of National Conference at National Institute of Technology Calicut Electrical Systems and Control Technologies, ESCT 2007  
Feb 23-24, 2007 Co- Sponsor of Two Day National Workshop at National Institute of Technology Calicut SCADA Systems and Utility Automation  

3.2 Activities Planned for the year 2008-2009

  • Two day workshop on Wavelet Transforms, October 2008
  • Expert Talk on Digital Resources for Learning.
  • Quiz Competition.
  • Paper Contest
  • Expert Talk on Impact of WAN/Mobile Communication.
4.0 SSI, Kharagpur Chapter
In Dec. 2003 EE Dept. of IIT Kharagpur hosted successfully NSC 2003 during which 25 faculty members and students became members of SSI. In Mar 2004 the SSI Kharagpur chapter came into existence.

Chapter has been very active from its inception by jointly hosting seminars and workshops along with IEEE Control Chapter, IEEE Kharagpur section

Following are the office bearers:

i) Professor J Pal   Chair   jpal@ee.iitkgp.ernet.in
ii) Professor N K Kishore   Secretary   kishor@ee.iitkgp.ernet.in
iii) Dr C Chakraborty   Treasurer   chandan@ee.iitkgp.ernet.in

4.1 Activities of SSI, Kharagpur Chapter for 2007-2008 jointly with IEEE ControlSociety Chapter, IIT Kharagpur

Year Seminar / Workshop Topic Speaker
Jan 9-11, 2007 Workshop Numerical linear algebra in signals, systems and control Several international speakers participated. Convened by Dr A Routray, EE Dept.
Jan 16, 2007 Seminar Fractional Calculus Appreciation and Applications Mr. Shantanu Das
Feb 29, 2008 Gene H. Golub Memorial Workshop on "Applications and Computation of Singular Value Decomposition" (ACSVD-2008) Singular Value Decomposition Prof. C. Neahak , Prof A. Routhroy Prof. G. Saha AND Mr. A. Bhattacheyay
Jun 30, 2008 Talk Numerical and Optimization Methods for Active Vibration Control Prof. Biswa Nath Datta IEEE Fellow, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Northern Illinois University

5.0 SSI, Vellore Chapter
The Systems society of India –VIT vellore Chapter was inaugurated on 26-02-2005. The inaugural function was presided by Shri K.Tamilmani, Director CABS, DRDO, Bangalore. 53 members from VIT were admitted as life members. Since its formation the society is actively involved in conducting training programs in various systems. The present strength of the chapter is 69.

Following are the Office bearers of the local chapter for the year 2008-09

Dr D.S.Emmanuel   President
Dr.Zacharia .C.Alex   Vice President
Mr V.Ramesh   Secretary
Mrs J.Valarmathi   Joint Secretary
Mr V.Velmurugan   Treasurer

Executive Committee Members
Dr T.Jeyabharathi
Prof Hari Ram Viswakarma
Mrs. Elizabeth Rufus
Dr S.Srinivas
Ms. P.Vijaya Priya.

Chapter had arranged for following Programmes during the year 2007-08.

Year Seminar / Workshop/ Lecture Topic Speaker
March 17-18, 2008 Lecture a) Indian Space Programme-A Perspective;
b) GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System-Indian Perspective
Dr S.Pal, Distinguished Scientist, Programme Director, ISRO Satellite Center, Bangalore
July 11-12, 2008 Training Programme Application of TCAD Dr C.K.Maiti, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur
July 25, 2008 Lecture Market Clearing mechanism in restructured Electricity markets Prof P.S.Nagendra Rao, Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore
Training Programme Training on Spectrum Analyzer, Network Analyzer, Logic Analyzer Agilant Technologies

The Following programme is also scheduled as part of our SSI activities,

Workshop on Micro-fluidics using COMSOL Multiphysics during 12-13 ,September 2008.

6.0 SSI, Manipal Chapter
SSI Manipal Chapter was started in the year 2005 and the chapter conducts technical seminars and conferences regularly on Control & Instrumentation systems.


Five Days Staff Development Programme on Modern Controller Design Technique (SDP2008) was organized by the Department of Instrumentation & Control Engg, MIT-Manipal during 9th – 13th June 2008.

The Staff Development Programme on “Modern Controller Design Techniques” - 2008 was inaugurated by Dr.B.B.Das, Dy-Director, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram on 9th June 2008 at MIT AC seminar hall. Dr.S.S.Pabla - The Pro-Vice chancellor & Director of MIT manipal, presided over the function. Dr.G.K.Prabhu – Registrar of Manipal University was the guest of Honour. Dr.V.I.George (Prof & Head) welcome the delegates and guests. Mr.I.Thirunavukkarasu (Co-Convener-SDP2008) proposed the vote of thanks and Mr.Cyril Joseph (Co-Convener-SDP2008) introduced the Chief Guest.

Brig (Dr.) S.S.Pabla, during his presidential address, pointed that the department needs to conduct such SDP’s every month for the benefit of the faculty members there-by improving the quality of the faculty. He also emphasized on the need for the modernization of the controllers, development of the miniaturized controllers and measuring instruments for automation.

Dr.B.B.Das in his keynote address emphasized the importance of Modern Controller Design Techniques for advanced control system. He also gave a brief development of various modern controller design techniques starting from the conventional controller design techniques.

Dr.G.K.Prabhu, strongly mentioned in his speech that the university would always support such type of staff development programme for updating the knowledge of the faculty members in their respective disciplines.

All over India, including MIT 30 participants were participated in the five days SDP on Modern Controller Design Techniques.

The topics covered in the SDP2008 are conventional controller design technique, Optimization and linear algebra, Robust Control, Neural/Fuzzy Controller design, Adaptive/ Predictive control, Non-Linear Controller design, Embedded Controller, MEMS and Optimal controller.

Resource persons from various premier Institutions like Dr.B.B.Das (ISRO), Dr.Abraham T Mathew (NIT-Calicut), Dr.R.Ananda Natarajan (Pondicherry Engg College), Prof.K.R.Varmah (Rajagiri School of Engg & Tech) delivered the keynote addresses in the five-day Programme. Hands on practice /Demonstration of real time data acquisition using Labview NI data cards were presented by Trident Tech Labs (P) Ltd. Internal resource persons like Dr.Jayadeva Bhat, Mr.C.Sundaresan, Dr.V.I.George, Mr.P.R.Venkateswaran, Mr.G.SaravanaKumar, Mr.S.Meenatchisundaram, Mr.I.Thirunavukkarasu, Mr.Cyril Joseph, Mr.Bipin Krishna handled the technical sessions. Dr. (Mrs) Ciji Pearl Kurian – Professor in E& E department handled the lab session on controller design technique for the participants.

The senior Industrial participant Mr.G.John – Additional Director (DOEACC Centre, Calicut) has expressed that the lectures covered in the SDP were informative to all the participants and the participants gave a very positive feedback about the programme.

On the Valedictory function of the SDP 2008 on 13th June 2008, the Joint Director of MIT Prof(Dr.)Narayana Sabhahit released the SDP2008 Proceeding CD and Prof K.R.Varmah distributed the certificate to the participants of the SDP 2008.The Overview of the SDP was readout by Mr.Cyril Joseph (Co-Convener).

Mr.I.Thirunavukkarasu (Co-Convener) announced that the department of Instrumentation & Control Engg is going to organize an International Conference on Systems Dynamics and Control (ICSDC-2010) in 2010.

Inauguration of the SDP-2008

6.2 Future Programme

SSI Manipal Chapter is going to conduct a Technical Competition in August 2008.

7.0 SSI, Aligarh Chapter
Following are the Executive Committee Members for 2006-2008.
Dr.Prabhat Kumar   President
Dr.MohibullahVice   President
Dr.Aejaz Masood   Secretary
Mrs. Safia A Kazmi   Treasurer
Dr.Iqbal Ahmad Khan (Elec.Dept, AMU)   Member
Dr.Shamshuddin Ahmad(EE Dept, AMU)   Member
Dr.Anwaruddin Anwar (EE Dept, AMU)   Member
Mr.Abdul Shafey (EE Dept, AMU)   Member
Mr.Zafar Ahmad (EE Dept, AMU)   Member
Dr.Ekram Khan (Elec.Dept, AMU)   Member

Panel of Additional Members

Dr. M.S.Alam (Elec.Dept, AMU)
Dr. Yusufuzzman (Elec.Dept, AMU)
Dr. Aejaz Masood (EE Dept, AMU)
Mr. Asfar A Khan (EE Dept, AMU)
Mrs. Seema Khan (EE Dept, AMU)

Year Seminar / Workshop/ Lecture Topic Speaker
Nov 23,2006 Invited Lecture Scope of Electrical Engineers in Railways Er.P K Saraswat Asstt.Div.Engineer Electric Loco Shed (IRSEE), Chennai
Dec 21, 2006 Invited Lecture PLC based Automation
Mr.Shariq Hasan Khan, Application Engineer, Hirschmann Automation & Control, Germany
Dec 18, 2007 Invited Lecture Modern Technology Applications for improving the large crowded events Dr.Mohammad Yameen, University of Canberra, Australia
Feb 5, 2008 Presentation Presentation & Demonstration of HV and LV testing and measurement equipments Mr.Tomoyuki Takayama, General Manager, Yokogawa Test & Measurement, Tokyo (Japan)

Proposed Activity for 2008

  • To organize a workshop in the area of Energy Conservation.
  • To establish a student chapter at Aligarh.
  • To organize specialised lectures.
8.0 SSI Agra Chapter
The Agra Chapter of the Systems Society of India was formed on 24th October 2006 with 32 members. The members elected from among themselves a set of office bearers and an Executive Committee. They are the following.
Chief Patron   Prof.P.S.Satsangi, Founder President, SSI.
Patron   Prof.V.G.Das, Director, D.E.I.
President   Prof.D.Anand Rao
Vice-President   Prof.Ranjit Singh
Secretary   Dr.Vishal Sahni
Treasurer   Mr.P.S.Tewari
Members   Prof.D.S.Mishra
Dr.C.Patvardhan Dr.D.K.Chaturvedi
Mr.Rahul Swaup Sharma

The Chapter was formally launched on 31st October 2006 in a function presided by Prof.P.S.Satsangi, founder President of the Systems society of India. After formation of the chapter, a membership drive was initiated and within a short span of two months the strength has gone up to 600 members.

The mandate given to the chapter is to create awareness of systems philosophy and systems thinking and its application in every walk of life among the members in particular and public in general. A second initiative is the launching of a newsletter named ‘Paritantrika-General Systems News’ which will serve as a medium for exchanging informations. The Agra Chapter of SSI has started a series of lecture programmes. Popular lectures, tutorials and workshops will be held on Systems related topics. Dayalbagh Educational Institute and SSI Agra Chapter had organized Quantum and Nano Computing Seminar (SQUAN-2007) in February, 2007.

The Agra Chapter of SSI has launched its own website: Paritantrika

9.0 SSI, Hyderabad Chapter
SSI Hyderabad Chapter has started in 2008.

President     Dr Y V Subrahmanyam