It is my privilege to start my tenure as the President of the Indian Institute of Metals and I feel honoured to serve the institution comprising of outstanding leaders, professionals & young talents from Academia, Industries and Government.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Past Presidents for their outstanding contribution and service to the Indian Institute of Metals. Iwould also like to thank Dr. Biswajit Basu, outgoing President, for his excellent contribution throughout his long continuing associationwith Indian Institute of Metals and for his leadership during his tenure as President of the institute in the past one year. Some of his notable contributions include the successful organisation Asia Steel Conference and NMD ATM.
India is poised to growwith advantages in having abundant iron ore reserves, competitive wages, government focus on infrastructure development and manufacturing led growth. The government of India's Make-In-India initiative has provided a fillip to manufacturing sector. It is heartening to see the movement’s rightful anticipation of private sector participation in a major way to make that happen. Defense and strategic sectors have recently opened up major opportunities. There are new markets emerging with significant potential untapped opportunities in sustainable products and technologies.
The Metallurgy and Materials Engineering professionals and leaders from Industry and academia would play the most important role in this journey.
The Indian Institute of Metals can play a crucial strategic role in advising materials policy, synergistic development in technology and products across sectors. Being a distinguished professional institution with eminent experts and leaders from all sectors, the Indian Institute of Metals caneffectively synergize among all stakeholders such as industry, academia & governments enable and steer strategic programs making a marked contribution to the growth of India. This year, we will continue to workonthisstrategy, plan to initiate few such programs and, accelerate our engagement with industries.
We will also endeavor to:
- 1. Improve the Membership of Institute and induct larger section of professionals from different manufacturing industries
- 2. We will continue to strengthen our AMIlIM program and keep in line with national thrust on skill development
- 3. Our flagship technical communication transactions isnow recognized as a leading international journal in the field of Metals and Materials. Wewill see its growth in future years with international outreach and content.
- 4. With monthly publication, Metal News becomes a great platform for our members to remain connected with latest development.
- 5. Digitization improves operating efficiency, helps governance and enhances visibility of any organization. Wewillalso leverage gains from the technological advancement to improve and improve our digital footprint.
I am sure you will have more suggestions and ideas to offer as a key stakeholder of Indian Institute of Metals and we will take up improvement initiatives after proper deliberations and ensuring maximum benefit. I look forward to welcome you to the 56th National Metallurgist’s Day and 72nd Annual Technical Meet in Kolkata.Iamsurethatyouwillhaveanenrichingexperiencein technical deliberations &business networking at Kolkata.
With your support and active participation, we will continue to build excellence in the Indian Institute of Metals and make the Institute more visible and industry relevant.
Mr. Anand Sen