Ranjit R Nair
|Organization:||InApp Information Technologies|
|Email:||ranju [at] ieee [dot] org|
Ranjit R Nair is an Alumni of Anna University, Chennai; Passionate IEEE volunteer in multiple roles under IEEE Educational Activities Board, having spearheaded successful campaigns and projects such as Teacher in Service Project (TISP), Early Career Faculty Development Program and winning awards for excellence; Chaired Young Professionals AG at Kerala Section and Coordinated at Asia Pacific Region level; Founder Secretary of Internet Society of Trivandrum (ISOC-TRV). He is currently the Chair of the Membership Development Committee in the IEEE Kerala Section.
Ranjit R Nair currently works as the Project Executive at InApp Information Technologies, Trivandrum, India
Participated in ICANN 57 at Hyderabad, India from October 2-9, 2016 and ICANN 60 at Abudhabhi from October 27 - November 3, 2017. An active volunteer representing ISOC TRV (Trivandrum, India), one of the ALSes of ICANN.
Involvement in Internet Governance
Internet Society Trivandrum (ISOC - TRV)
As the founder secretary of Internet Society Trivandrum (ISOC-TRV), Ranjit was one of the key people in organizing various events of ISOC in Kerala including the Consultation on Net Neutrality, awareness of Internet Governance among the student community, etc.
He was one of the core organizing team behind the first inSIG event, held at IIIT Hyderabad from 31-2, November 2016. The event had 44 delegates from nine countries participating in it.
Awards and Honors
- IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Engineer Award 2017 - For invaluable support to the Power and Energy Society educational activities and professional/leadership skills in winning global recognition for the young professionals in Kerala
- IEEE Kerala Section Outstanding Volunteer Award 2016 - For outstanding contribution to the IEEE Kerala Section and the Global IEEE community, particularly in the areas of Member Engagement, Young Professionals, Technical Conferences and Humanitarian Activities.
- IEEE MGA Achievement Award 2015: E-Scientia Project - For engaging members and promoting science, technology, and IEEE among pre-university students through a hands-on science center exhibit intended to engage students with engineering and technology and raise awareness about careers in these disciplines.
- Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance Award 2015, 2016, 2017 - In the capacity of Kerala Section Membership Development Chair becoming the largest Section in India and second in Asia-Pacific with 7500+ members.
- IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education 2014 - For contributions to the design and delivery of faculty training modules that improve the quality of educational instruction and student learning
- Outstanding Young Professional of Kerala Section 2013
- IEEE MGA GOLD Achievement Award 2012 - For exemplary contributions to IEEE GOLD in Region 10 and for bridging generations through GOLD activities.
- IEEE Region 10 GOLD Volunteer Award 2012
- IEEE Madras Section Outstanding Student Volunteer Award 2009
Major Volunteer Contributions
- E-Scientia Ambassador: Installed the first indigenously fabricated E-Scientia museum exhibit in Kerala at C-SiS, CUSAT. As E-Scientia trainer helped installation of similar module at Trinidad and Tobago
- TISP Champion: Trained TISP volunteers of 8 countries and spearheaded one of the largest TISP volunteer training program named 'TISP Week'in Kerala, training 400+ volunteers impacting followup on 60,000+ pre-university students
- Early Career Faculty Development Programs: Trained 150+ early career faculty across engineering institutions in Kerala and Tamilnadu, an initiative supported by EAB and Govt of Kerala
- Humanitarian Activities - Saastra Vismaya - An initiative to train the pre-university students of Government Rehabilitation homes across Kerala Eyes Free Science Camps - A four-year sustaining program in training differently abled students (pre-university and grad school) across Kerala state. One major impact was convincing Kerala state government to pass resolution enabling blind students to pursue post metric education in science
- Community Engagement Workshops CEW and SIGHT Camps: Instrumental in organizing two international Community Engagement Workshops (CEW) creating a common platform for NGOs to interact with engineering community for solving humanitarian issues
- Membership Recruitment and Retention: Kerala Section achieved MGA retention and recruitment goals continuously for three years during my term as the Membership development chair
- Young professionals involvement in Technical Conferences: First time in Region 10 to organize young professionals track in TENCON - R10 flagship technical conference, for enhancing the involvement of young practitioners in IEEE
IEEE Volunteer Activities
Member, EAB Student Educational Resources Committee (2016-17)
EAB Liaison to MGA MELCC, EAB Rep to MGA Young Professionals (2016 - 17)
MGA SAC Awards Committee Member (2015-2016)
Member, EAB Faculty and Departments Committee (2013-2015)
Member, Ad-Hoc Committee on Career Resources (2014)
Member, Continuing Education Working Group, MGA GOLD (2012)
Vice Chair, SIGHT, IEEE India Council (2014)
Member, Region 10 Conference Activities Committee (2016)
Chair, Region 10 Young Professionals (2015)
Member, R10 Educational Activities Committee (2012-14)
India GOLD Representative: South Asia GOLD Cluster Committee – R10 GOLD(2012)
Secretary, SSIT Kerala (2014-17)
Young Professionals Representative, Society on Social Implications of Technology, SSIT (2014-16)
Region 10 GOLD Representative, Solid State Circuits Society (2012)
Chair, IEEE Kerala Membership Development (2014-18)
Chair, IEEE Kerala GOLD Affinity Group (2012-13)
Treasurer, IEEE Kerala GOLD Affinity Group (2011)
TISP Champion, IEE Kerala Section (2011 onwards)
GINI Coordinator, Student Activities Committee, IEEE Madras Section (2009)
GINI Secretary, Student Activities Committee, IEEE Madras Section (2008)
Mentor, IEEE Student Branch, MPNMJ Engineering College, IEEE Madras Section(2010)
Chair, IEEE Student Branch, MPNMJ Engineering College, IEEE Madras Section(2008, 2009)
Conference Secretary, ISTAS 2016 (SSIT FlagshipConference)
Organizing Committee Member – GHTC SAS (2013, 2014)
Member – (Technical Committee, Finance Committee), Indicon 2012, the largest IEEE annual Event in India, being hosted by Kerala Section (875 papers submitted for review).