IEEE UP Section – IEEE UP Section

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As authorized by the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (known as IEEE Regional Activities Board prior to 1 January 2008) approved the establishment and boundaries of the IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section on 11 May 1992. The Uttar Pradesh Section conducts activities which assist the local IEEE members to enhance their professional careers and their communities.

Background

The Uttar Pradesh Section is located in Region 10, and is represented at the India Council. The Section was formed on 11 May 1992.
Prior to that, Uttar Pradesh had been a sub-section under the Delhi Section since 28 December 1970, and those section officers listed prior to 1992 were for the sub-section.

About Uttar Pradesh

Often described as the heartland of India, Uttar Pradesh is the country’s most populous state. With nearly one-sixth of the population, or 200 million people, as per the 2011 Census, the state has a population comparable to Brazil. Only four countries namely China, USA, Indonesia and Brazil have a population higher than that of Uttar Pradesh. With a population density of 828 people per square kilometre, UP is also one of the densest states in the country. Over the last decade, the population of the state has increased by over 25.8 percent. Out of the 200 million population of the state, nearly 78 percent lives in rural areas across nearly 100,000 villages. According to the 2011 Census, UP also has the largest rural population in India.

The state was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces with the passing of the States Reorganization Act and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and Kanpur is the economic and industrial capital of Uttar Pradesh. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved from the mountainous Himalayan region of Uttar Pradesh. The state is now organized into 75 districts, 311 tehsils and 820 development blocks. The state has several historical, natural, and religious tourist destinations, such as the Taj Mahal, Varanasi, Piprahwa, Kaushambi, Ballia, Shravasti, Kushinagar, Lucknow, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Allahabad, Meerut and Mathura.

Chairs of IEEE UP Section

Sanyam V Juneja
Gopal K Dubey
Suresh C Srivastava
Shyama P Das
Yatindra Nath Singh
Yatindra Nath Singh
Ajai Jain
Ajai Jain
S. N. Singh
S. N. Singh
A. Biswas
J. Ramkumar

1976-79
1992
1994
2006-07
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17