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Details of ISTE Annual Conventions

 Details of Annual Conventions of ISTE 1972-2020

I Annual Convention, College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras, 20-21 February, 1972 -Role & Objectives of the ISTE. Chief Guest: Prof. Nurul Hassan, Minister of State for Education, Social Welfare and Culture, Govt. of India.

II Annual Convention, NITIE, Mumbai, 17-18, March, 1973. 

III Annual Convention, MREC, Jaipur, 20-21, January, 1974. 

IV Annual Convention, JNTU, Hyderabad, 28-29 December, 1974 - Curriculum Development. 

V Annual Convention, IE (I), Calcutta, 27-28, December 1975. 

VI Annual Convention, Trivandrum, 26-27 December, 1976. 

VII Annual Convention, New Delhi, 25 January, 1978 - The Role of Technical Institutions in Rural Development. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Dr. P.C. Chunder, Minister of Education & Social Welfare, Govt. of India. 

VIII Annual Convention, Patiala, 21-22 December, 1978. 

IX Annual Convention, Bhopal, 12-13 January, 1980 - QIP in Search of Dynamism.Chief Guest: H.E. Shri C.M. Poonacha, Governor of M.P. 

X Annual Convention, Baroda, 28-29 December, 1980 - Technical Education - Retrospects and Prospects. Chief Guest Hon'ble Shri Madhavsinhji Solanki, Chief Minister of Gujarat. 

XI Annual Convention, Bangalore, 22-24 December, 1981 - Technical University and its Role in the Development of Engineering Education in Totality. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri R. Gundu Rao, Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

XII Annual Convention, Hyderabad, 27-29 December, 1982 - Management of Technical Education. Chief Guest: H.E. Shri K.C. Abraham, Governor of AndhraPradesh. 

XIII Annual Convention, Chandigarh, 19-21 December, 1983 - New Concepts, Strategies and Emphasis in Technical Education. Chief Guest: Shri K. Banerji, Chief Commissioner, UT Chandigarh. 

XIV Annual Convention, Guwahati, 1-2 December, 1984 - Role of Technical Education in Rural Development. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Mukut Sarma, Minister of Education, Assam.

XV Annual Convention, Trivandrum, 15-16 December, 1985 - National Persepectives of Technical Education in the 1990's. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri K. Karunakaran,Chief Minister of Kerala. 

XVI Annual Convention, Allahabad, 10-12 December, 1986 - Role of TechnicalEducation in the Process of National Development. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri Bir Bahadur Singh, Chief Minister of U.P. 

XVII Annual Convention, Mysore, 10-12 December, 1987 - Faculty Accountability and Work Ethics. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Dr. Jeevaraj Alva, Minister for Higher Education Karnataka. 

XVIII Annual Convention, Pune, 22-24 December, 1988 - Training of Engineering Teachers: Need for New Areas and Approaches. Chief Guest: H.E. Shri K. Brahamananda Ready, Governor of Maharashtra. 

XIX Annual Convention, Triupati, 19-21 December, 1989 - Excellence in Technical Education. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri K. Eswara Kumar, Minister for Technical Education, Andhra Pradesh. 

XX Annual Convention, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 20-22, December, 1990 - Performance Appraisal & Development System (PADS) in Technical Education. Chief Guest: Prof. L.S. Srinath, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 

XXI Annual Convention, Madras, 14-16, December, 1991 - Technical Education in India - Promise and Performance. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri R.M. Veerappan,Minister for Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 

XXII Annual Convention, Indore, 26-28, December, 1992 - Role of ISTE in the Evolution of National Policies on Technical Education and their Implementation.Chief Guest: Shri R.K. Saraf, Director (Personnel), BHEL, New Delhi. 

XXIII Annual Convention, Surathkal , 26-28, December, 1993 - Continuing Education for Engineering Manpower. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri Veerappa Moily, Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

XXIV Annual Convention, REC Calicut, 17-19, December, 1994 - Technical Education in the Context of Globalisation of Indian Economy. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri K. Karunakaran, Chief Minister of Kerala. 

XXV Annual Convention, VRCE, Nagpur, 29-31, December, 1995 - Private Sector Participation in Technical Education and its Implications. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri Dattaji Rane, Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra. 

XXVI Annual Convention, MREC, Jaipur, 4-6, January 1996 - Technical Education: Prescription, Assessment and Control of Quality and Development Policy. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri Lalit Kumar Chaturvedi, Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Science & Technology and PWD, Govt. of Rajasthan.

XXVII Annual Convention, MACT, Bhopal, 19-21, December, 1997 - GlobalInterconnectivity for Technical Education in India. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri Narendra Nahta, Minister for Manpower & Planning, Govt. of M.P. 

XXVIII Annual Convention, PAU, Ludhiana, 21-23, November, 1998 - Environment and Development. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Dr. (Mrs.) Upinderjit Kaur, Minister for Technical Education and Industrial Trainning, Govt. of Punjab. 

XXIX Annual Convention, Kongu Engg. College, Perundurai, Erode 10-12 December, 1999 - Management of Technical Education in the 21 st Century. Chief Guest: Dr. V.C. Kulandaiswamy, Former Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, New Delhi. 

XXX Annual Convention, Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad, 14-16, December, 2000 - Shaping Technical Education for the Future. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri Keshubhai Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat. 

XXXI Annual Convention, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, 27-29 December 2001 - Integrating Human Values in Technical Education. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Orissa. 

XXXII Annual Convention, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka, 27-29 December, 2002 - Role of Technical Education for Sustainable Development. Chief Guest: Hon'ble Dr. R. Natarajan, Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi. 

XXXIII Annual Convention, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore; 27-30 December, 2003 - Reaching the Unreached : A Challenge to Technical Education.Chief Guest: Dr. Sahib Singh Verma, Hon'ble Minister for Labour, Govt. of India. 

XXXIV Annual Convention, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Dwaraka, New Delhi 18-20 December, 2004 - Managing Talent for Competitive Edge. Chief Guest : Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of NCT, Delhi. 

XXXV Annual Convention, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere, Karnataka, 15-17 December, 2005 – Disasters : Prediction, Prevention & Management. Chief Guest : Sri H.K. Patil, Honourable Minister for Law, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore. 

XXXVI Annual Convention, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode Dist., Tamil Nadu, 14-16 December, 2006 – Quality, Sustainability and Social Responsibility : Interfaces of Technical Education in the Context of Globalisation.Chief Guest : Shri N.K.K.P. Raja, Honourable Minister for Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Tamil Nadu. 

XXXVII Annual Convention, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, 17-19 December, 2007 – Excellence in Technical Education through Innovation, Chief Guest : Justice N. Santosh Hegde, Lok Ayukta of Karnataka.

XXXVIII Annual Convention, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa), 19-21 December, 2008 – Autonomy and Accountability of Technical Education in Changing Scenario, Chief Guest :  His Excellency Shri M.C. Bhandare, Governor of Orissa.

XXXIX Annual Convention, NIT, Surathkal, Mangalore, 18-20 December, 2009 –Managing Technical Education for Leveraging Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Chief Guest : Dr. Lueny Morell, President, International Federation of Engineering Education Societieis’ (IFEES), USA.

XXXX Annual Convention, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, December 2-4, 2010 – Foreign Universities in India : Challenges and Opportunities, Chief Guest : Prof. M. Ananandakrishnan, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT, Kanpur.

XXXXI Annual Convention, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), December 16-18, 2011 - Role and Relevance of Regulatory Bodies in Higher Education, Chief Guest : Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia, Director Education, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Punjab.  

XXXXII Annual Convention, Anurag Group of Institutions, R.R. Dist., Hyderabad, December 20-22, 2012 - Achieving Excellence in Technical Education - Opportunities and Threats, Chief Guest : Dr. V.K. Saraswath, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Govt. of India. 

XXXXIII Annual Convention, Tatyasabeb Kore Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dist. Kolhapur, December 19-21, 2013 - Empowering Technical Education to Address Sustainability and Global Competitiveness, Chief Guest : Hon. Shri Rajeshji Tope, Minister, Higher and Technical Education, Maharashtra.

XXXXIV Annual Convention, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, November 27-29, 2014 -Shaping Technical Education to Meet Challenges Beyond 2020. Chief Guest : Juestice (Retd.) Sri P. Sathasivam, Hon. Governor of Kerala.

XXXXV Annual Convention & International Conference , HVP Mandal's College of Engineering and Technology, Amravati, January 9-11, 2016 -  Challenges & Opportunities in Technical Education in the Era of Sustainable Development. Inauguration by Hon'ble Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra State; Chief Guest Hon'ble Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Road Transporta and Highways, Shipping, Govt. of India.

XXXXVI Annual Convention & National Seminar, Gulzar Group of Institutes, Khanna, Ludhiana (Punjab), February 10-12, 2017 - Intelligent Technologies for Better Tomorrow, Inaugurated by Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

XXXXVII Annual Convention & National Seminar, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam (Kerala), January 27-29, 2018 - Transform Student Engineers to Practicing Professionals, Inaugurated by Dr. M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. 

XXXXVIII Annual Faculty Convention & National Seminar, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi (Karnataka), 19th & 20th March, 2019 - Technical Education for Smart Society. Inaugurated by Dr. Karisiddappa, Vice Chancellor, VTU, Belagavi.

50th ISTE National Annual Faculty Convention and National/Regional Awards 2020 Distribution Ceremony was held Y.B. Chavan Centre, Mumbai (Maharashtra) on 05-10-2021 at 11.00 noon The Convention was graced in the august presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Uddhav Bal Thackeray as Chief Guest. Shri Uday Samant Ji, Hon’ble Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra; Shri Prajakt Prasad Tanpure, Hon’ble Minister of States for Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra and Shri Satej D. Patil, Hon’ble Minister of State of Home will grace the function as Guest of Honor.

51st ISTE National Annual Convention was held on 27th August, 2022 at Agnel Institute of  Technology & Design, Assagao, Goa in collaboration with Directorate of Technical Education, Goa. The Hon’ble Governor of Goa was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi was the Guest of honour of the function.