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Diversity is a much discussed issue in engineering. The good news
is that based on a recent directive of the Ministry of HRD, 30+
premier educational institutions including IITs and NITs will admit
more women in their programs. In fact, these institutions have
been directed to admit at least 14% women students. Every
technology giant has a Diversity program to track and influence
the hiring as well as growth of women in technology. In many
countries, the number of women opting for engineering education
has dwindled over the years. Fortunately, India is not one of them.
Prior to the 1980s, engineering curricula across the country were
dominated by Civil and Mechanical Engineering and High-Voltage
Electrical Engineering. The number of girl students who were
attracted to these branches of engineering was small. With the
introduction of a large number of programs in electronics and
communication engineering, computer science and Information Technology in the 1990s, the situation
changed dramatically. In addition to a growing number of student enrollments, we also see a growth in
women faculty in engineering colleges. There are also several engineering colleges in India exclusively
for women.
There are several established technology conferences in India today. Many of these are organized by
IEEE. To provide an exclusive forum for women in the technology space to present their work,
demonstrate their DIY projects and network with women engineers from other organizations, IEEE CAS
Bangalore will organize WINTECH2018 in association with IEEE WiE and IEEE Bangalore Section. This
event is planned on September 28, 2018 in Bangalore. We expect this to be the first such event and
hope the event will grow in the future. While both men and women may attend the event and gain
from the discussions, the conference will insist that the primary author of submitted papers as well as
the presenters in the conference will be women. The areas of interest in this event are:
 Industrial IOT
 Automotive : Radar, Safety, HEV
 Smart Energy
 Medical & Wearables
 Cloud Computing
 Personal Electronics
Please visit the link to get more
details about WINTECH-2018. If you wish to attend this event either as a delegate or as a potential
presenter/author, please complete a preliminary registration at Submission guidelines will be sent to all registrants. There
is also scope for getting involved as a sponsor. Please follow the guidelines provided in the website.

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