The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) on 19 July 2013 has conferred its highest honour The Honorary Fellowship on HRD Minister M.M. Pallam Raju for his scientific vision and valuable contribution to the progress in the field of electronics and telecommunication.
M.M. Pallam Raju was earlier conferred with a Fellow of IETE in 2006 by Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) on his assumption of charge as Minister of State for Defence. Pallam Raju, as HRD Minister is a strong believer in the importance of strengthening the moral fibre of the children of the country, and also believes in leveraging on the complete potential of ICT towards meeting the educational objectives, both in school education and higher education.
It is worth mentioning here that Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and Temple University, USA, conferred an honorary doctorate and Doctor of Humane Letters respectively in the years 2008 and 2013.
M.M. Pallam Raju with his outstanding leadership has professionally contributed towards strengthening the education system for children of the country, and for giving greater focus to industry-academia relationships, for advocating skill development and entrepreneurship amongst the youth and for promoting innovation and R&D amongst the country’s institutions of higher learning.
A Brief Insight into Pallam’s Raju Political Career
• Pallam Raju is a very active member of the Indian National Congress (INC) and has held several important positions in the state unit and at the National level, the most recent one as the Chairman of the Department of Policy Planning and Coordination (DEPPCO) in the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
• In between August 2004 and January 2006, he served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology which comprises the Departments of Information Technology, Communications & Posts and Information & Broadcasting.
• He has served as a Director on the boards of Indian Airlines & Air India during 1994-1997.
About the Honorary Fellowship
The honorary Fellowship is given to persons of eminence who are achievers in the field of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology or have made valuable contribution in the aforesaid fields for the betterment of the society.
About Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
IETE is India’s leading professional society devoted to the advancement of science and technology and of Electronics, Telecommunication and IT. I t was Founded in 1953, and since its inception it is serving more than 52000 members through its 52 centres all over India and abroad.
Who: M.M. Pallam Raju
When: 19 July 2013