India launches national Young Professionals Programme
In a first for India, the IEC National Committee of India, hosted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), launched its national IEC Young Professionals Programme with a workshop held on July 21 2016 at BIS Headquarters, in New Delhi.
IEC National Committee of India has introduced the Indian IEC YP Programme to help young professionals in the industry understand and appreciate the importance of standards.
Alka Panda, President of the IEC National Committee of India and Director General of BIS, emphasized the importance of international standards and conformity assessment to trade and encouraged active participation in IEC activities.
Based on the success of this workshop, the IEC National Committee of India intends to continue the engagement by forming an email group for ongoing interaction and also by inviting participants to attend the IEC mirror committees, as the first steps.
Close cooperation with industry
The inaugural Indian IEC Young Professionals Programme workshop was developed in close collaboration with associations such as the Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) which helped to facilitate industry participation.