INAE Monthly E-News Letter Vol. VIII, Issue 5, May 1, 2017

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A Humane Organization

A humane organization has adaptability, diversity, and creativity. It responds to new concepts and new knowledge.  It wants to learn and is flexible. In a humane organization, an employee is first a human being, and the Read more...

Purnendu Ghosh
Chief Editor of Publications

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Prof Pradip Dutta

Prof Manoj K Tiwari

Prof Sanjay Mittal

Prof Prasun K Roy

Brig Rajan Minocha

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A Humane Organization

A humane organization has adaptability, diversity, and creativity. It responds to new concepts and new knowledge.  It wants to learn and is flexible. In a humane organization, an employee is first a human being, and then a resource.

Ernst Schumacher classified mineral, plant, animal, and human on the basis of their ‘level of being’. If mineral is ‘m’, then plant is ‘m+x’, animal is ‘m+x+y’, and human is ‘m+x+y+z’. Here ‘x’ is ‘ontological discontinuity’ which transforms a non-living entity to a living one. ‘Consciousness’ is represented by ‘y’; animals are conscious because “they can be knocked unconscious”. “Man has power of life like the plant, power of consciousness like the animal, and evidently something more”. ‘z’ is that ‘something more’. Schumacher called it ‘self-awareness’ meaning “man not only is able to think but is able to be aware of his thinking”.

Abraham Maslow’s well known human need hierarchy has five compartments: biological and physiological (food, shelter, warmth); safety (security, stability, law and order); belonging and love (family, affection, relationship, work); esteem (achievement, status, responsibility, reputation); and self-actualization (personal growth and fulfilment).

If the concepts of Abraham Maslow and Ernst Schumacher are integrated, the pattern of organization would look like this: ‘mineral organization’ – an organization where only people’s  monetary needs are fulfilled; ‘plant organization’ – an organization where people’s monetary as well as security needs are fulfilled: ‘animal organization’ – an organization which fulfils the monetary, security, social and ego needs; and finally the ‘humane organization’ – an organization which fulfils the needs of ‘animal organization’ and as a bonus people can aspire to fulfil their own potential.

A humane organization motivates its people to give their best. Such an organization understands that “it is not the strongest species that survives, not the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change”. It understands that the right of any organization to exist is not perpetual but has to be continually earned.  It believes that competition is a mission to go ahead, but also believes in winning by making its own line longer, rather than cutting others line shorter.



Academy Announcements

  • The Nomination Forms have been sent to the INAE Fellowship seeking nominations for election of Foreign Fellows. The last date of receipt of nominations for Foreign Fellows is May 31, 2017.
  • Nominations have been invited for Innovative Student Projects Award 2017. The last date of the receipt of nominations is July 7, 2017.
  • Nominations have also been invited for INAE Innovator Entrepreneur Award.The last date of the receipt of nominations is May 8, 2017.

INAE Innovator Entrepreneur Award

In order to increase the involvement with the industry; INAE has instituted the Innovator Entrepreneur Award with a view to encourage and recognize innovation and entrepreneurship among Young Engineers. The engineering innovations/inventions/concepts that have been actually realized and implemented in industry either in new processes or products would be given weightage.  The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs and the awardee would be conferred the same during the Awards Function to be held during the Annual Convention being held in December, each year.

Salient points of the guidelines of the award are as under:

  • The award would be conferred on individuals and not organizations/ corporates.
  • The nominations would be sought from Fellows/CEOs/Directors/Heads of industry, R&D organizations, Engineering institutions and Departments. Self nomination is not permitted.
  • Both innovation and entrepreneurship together would be considered important and young innovators from Academia/Research Groups whose novel engineering/ technology ideas have been translated into successful start up enterprises would be given preference.
  • The patents/ publications to be mentioned in the format for inviting nominations should be related to the work of the nominee only.
  • Only one award would be given every year.
  • Award would be conferred to an individual or a group of individuals not exceeding three persons.
  • A nomination not selected would not be carried forward for the next year, however re-nomination is permitted.
  • The upper age limit of the awardees would be 45 years.
  • The Nominees should be Citizens of India
  • The award would carry a citation and a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs,  to be shared by the group of individuals nominated for the award, not exceeding three persons.
  • In case no nomination is found suitable, no award would be conferred during that year.
  • There would be a three tier selection process wherein the initial shortlisting would be done by the Steering Committee. The details of the shortlisted nominees would then be sent for Peer Review to the suggested experts from Industry. The shortlisted candidates would be called for presentation to the Selection Committee constituted for IP Award and Young Engineer Award. The Selection Committee would recommend the nominee for conferment of the Innovator Entrepreneur Award for approval of the Governing Council.
  • The nominations would be invited in the prescribed Proforma each year and the last date of the receipt of nominations for this year is May 8, 2017.

An email has been sent to the INAE Fellowship for inviting nominations for the subject award.

INAE on Facebook and Twitter

INAE has created a Facebook and twitter Account to post the news of recent INAE activities in the Social Media. The same can be viewed at the link below.
(a) Facebook:
(b) Twitter handle link

All INAE Fellows are requested to visit and follow the above to increase the visibility of INAE in Social media.


Creation of Data for INAE Expert Pool

INAE Expert Pool was created with the aim of identifying domain experts in various disciplines of engineering. There has been a good response from the Fellows and Young Associates in uploading their particulars on the INAE Expert Pool website. The INAE Fellows and Young Associates who have not uploaded their particulars are requested to submit their profile details online at the link

The details of the INAE expert Pool have since been shared with DST, TIFAC, Niti Aayog and Office of PSA. The creation of the website on Expert Pool has been appreciated by all the agencies and the data would be used by them in identifying suitable domain experts and to involve the experts in their activities.

Academia Industry Interaction

AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme

Industry-academia interactions over technological changes have become essential in recent times so that relevant knowledge that would be sustainable in the changing conditions can be imparted to the students in the engineering institutions. While industries could gain by using the academia’s knowledge base to improve the industry’s cost, quality and global competitive dimensions; thereby reducing dependence on foreign know-how and expenditure on internal R&D, academics benefit by seeing their knowledge and expertise being fruitfully utilized practically and also by strengthening of curricula of educational programs being offered at engineering colleges/institutions. INAE together with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) launched “AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme” in 1999. Under this scheme, Industry experts are encouraged to give a few lectures in engineering institutions. This scheme has become popular among industry experts as well as engineering colleges.  

Brief details pertaining to recent visits of industry experts under this scheme are given below.

Dr Jayanta Kumar Saha Deputy General Manager (Applications), Institute for Steel Development & Growth Indian Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Shibpur

Feb 15-16, 2017

Delivered lectures on “Understanding of Engineering materials & their usage including processing” and “Interpretation of Codes & Standards and reading specification”. As per the feedback from the engineering institution, the industry expert has also helped in guiding Projects and identifying topics for research on reinforcement bars.
Dr Manish Roy Scientist ‘F’, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Kanchanbagh Department of Metallurgical Engineering, JNTUH, Hyderabad

March 22, 2017

Delivered lecture on “High Temperature Wear of Thermal Sprayed Coatings”. As per the feedback from the engineering college the scheme provides a platform for academicians to interact with experts from Research establishments and industry, which is very useful.

International Conferences/Seminars being organized by IITs/other Institutions To view a list of International Conferences/Seminars being held in the month of May 2017click here


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