IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter runs a membership drive every year in DA-IICT but in 2018, the membership development activity turned out to be quite remarkable. With an aim to provide an interactive platform for students to develop professional and technical abilities, DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter encouraged students to get an IEEE IAS membership and offered a free IAS t-shirt to all its members. By conducting multitudinal events in the college and actively involving the students in fun learning activities, IEEE IAS did not fail to make its presence in the campus. This helped in getting more students to develop an interest for the membership.
For the Undergraduate students
The IEEE and IAS membership drive were conducted for Undergraduate students from the first week of April to the first week of May. Before announcing the membership drive open, we conducted many events on campus back to back in order to kindle interest among the students. All the events witnessed a huge crowd and were proved to be productive and valuable to the student community in some or the other way. This helped us a lot in reaching out to the mass to convey how beneficial an IEEE IAS membership is.
Following the meticulous planning of events, we declared the membership drive open. To add to the heap of benefits of a membership, all the students taking IEEE IAS membership were gifted free T-Shirts. Our student chapter funded us Rs. 18,000 ($ 262.8) for purchasing custom t-shirts for all the members. These T-shirts were designed with the logo of IAS. Along with the distribution of T-shirts, a photo shoot and networking event were also conducted. Both the events turned out to be very successful as all the members of IEEE and IAS got the opportunity to interact and increase their networking.
For the Postgraduate and Ph.D. students
Taken aback by the overwhelming participation in the Undergraduate students, a similar membership drive was conducted for Postgraduate and Ph.D. students which ran from the first week of May to the first week of July. Again to boost up the participation, a discount was offered. For the half-yearly membership, a grant of $10 was offered by the IEEE Gujarat Section. Also, the membership of IAS was declared as free for the students. Due to the generous grant offered, a good amount of participation was observed.
The membership drive was very successful in bringing a huge crowd from all the academic spheres of DAIICT. This year witnessed the highest number of IEEE IAS DAIICT members of all times.