Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society (VEDAS)

Upcoming Event

VEDA 2022 symposium at MTRDC jointly with VEDA society,
Tentative Date: Jan 2023

VEDA 2022 First Announcement

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Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society

Fellow: Any engineering graduate or masters in science with 10 years of professional experience in Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications and/or allied field of work may apply for becoming a Fellow of the Society.

Member: (i) Any engineering graduate or masters in science or doctoral student in engineering or science in subjects allied to Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications may apply for becoming a Member of the Society;OR (ii) Any engineering diploma holder or graduate in science with 10 years of professional experience in Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications and/or allied field of work may apply for becoming a Member of the Society.

Associate Member: Any engineering diploma holder or graduate in science, OR any student pursuing post graduation in science may apply for becoming an Associate Member of the Society.

Organisational Member: Any Organisation involved in the R&D and production in vacuum electronic devices, applications and/or allied areas may apply for becoming an Organisational Member of the Society.

Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society (VEDAS)

The field of Vacuum Electron Devices and Applications (VEDA) has been going through a period of resurgence over the last few decades. The emergence of bremsstrahlung HPM devices like gyrotrons and vircators has escalated the frequency and power limits of vacuum electron devices (VEDs) to Terahertz and Gigawatt levels. The convergence of microelectronics and vacuum electronics has given rise to vacuum microelectronics devices, which use field-emission cathodes, based on silicon-tip arrays, carbon nanotubes and MEMs. With the advent of MPMs, the traveling-wave tubes continue to be important. Conventional devices like klystrons, magnetrons, triodes, tetrodes, and vacuum switches and interrupters still continue to find wide civil and military applications. In fact, the availability of advanced, fully three-dimensional simulation codes, advanced materials, precision fabrication and processing technology has added new dimensions to the performance of the conventional microwave tubes to a level unsurpassable in the near future by solid state devices. The VED community has also grown significantly over the years both in our country and abroad. It has long been felt that the community in our country ought to have constituted a forum for the exchange of ideas through regular interactions via newsletters, meetings, workshops, symposia, etc. With this in view, Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications Society (VEDAS) was formed on 31 October 2004 to bring together the fraternity under the canopy of a society. The Society has been registered with the Registrar of Societies, Bangalore. Some of the activities to be promoted by VEDAS are:

  • Organisation of annual seminars/workshops, specialized courses at national level.
  • Organisation of Symposiums / Workshops.
  • Publication of newsletters / e-newsletters.
  • Creation of database on experts, facilities, bibliographic publications.
  • Publication of monograph.
  • Institution of Fellowships / Awards.
Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society (VEDAS)

We invite the professionals working in the following areas as well as in related fields to join VEDAS:

  • Vacuum Electronic Devices
  • Accelerators
  • Vacuum microelectronic devices, MEMS
  • High-voltage and pulsed-power system
  • Electron emitters
  • Vacuum equipment, vacuum interrupters
  • Materials
  • Fabrication techniques
  • Magnetics
  • Applications of vacuum electronic devices

President

Dr. Y Choyal

Creation of VEDAS:

During a Workshop organised as part of the celebration of MTRDC Annual/Foundation Day held at Begaluru in the year 2004, the idea emanated from Dr. Lalit Kumar, the erstwhile Director of Microwave Tube Research and Development Centre (MTRDC), DRDO, that those working in the area of microwave tubes and their applications in India should have a society of their own. In the conference room of MTRDC, we took part in a discussion to coin a suitable name for the society. Besides MTRDC scientists, the scientists of Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), CSIR including Dr. SN Joshi and Dr. LM Joshi took part in the discussion. Dr. SK Datta of MTRDC was writing all the potential names suggested on a board, and finally ‘VEDA’ Society, suggested by me for our society name, was found ‘catchy’ and unanimously accepted (the acronym VEDA standing for Vacuum Electronic Devices and Application). Subsequently, Dr. Lalit Kumar took help of his colleagues including Dr. SK Datta of MTRDC to complete all the formalities for the official registration of VEDAS at Bengaluru.

VEDA Society Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awardees:

SN NAME YEAR DESIGNATION
1 Dr. Amarjit Singh 2006 Former Director, CEERI, Pilani
2 Dr. RP Shenoy 2006 Former Director, LRDE, Bangalore
3 Prof. Bharti Bhat 2007 Former Professor, IIT-Delhi
4 Dr. RVS Sitaram 2007 Former Director, SAMEER, Mumbai
5 Dr. SSS Agarwala 2008 Former Scientist, CEERI, Pilani
6 Shri V Narayana Rao 2008 Former Director, DLRL, Hyderabad
7 Prof. RK Jha 2008 Former Professor, IT- BHU, Varanasi
8 Dr. MD Rajnarayan 2009 Former Director, MTRDC, Bangalore
9 Shri BS Venugopalan 2009 Former Group GM, BEL, Bangalore
10 Dr. GS Sidhu 2010 Former Scientist, CEERI, Pilani
11 Prof. OPN Calla 2010 Former Scientist, ISRO
12 Prof. ML Sisodia 2010 Former Director, UGC Staff College, Jaipur
13 Dr. E Bhagiratha Rao 2011 Former Director, DLRL, Hyderabad
14 Prof. DS Venkateswarlu 2011 Former Professor, IT- BHU, Varanasi
15 Prof. BN Biswas 2012 Former Professor, Burdwan University
16 Prof. KP Maheshwari 2012 Former Professor, DAVV, Indore
17 Shri TRK Janardan 2012 Former General Manager, BEL, Bangalore
18 Shri NP Ramasubbarao 2013 Former Director, LRDE-DRDO, Bangalore
19 Shri V Sreenivasa Rao 2013 Former General Manager, CEL, Sahibabad
20 Shri Trilok Singh Syunry 2013 Former Program Director, SAMEER
21 Prof. BN Basu 2014 Former Professor and Head, IT-BHU
22 Shri N Divakar 2014 Former Director of DLRL-DRDO
23 Dr. PI Biradar 2015 Former Additional GM, BEL Bangalore
24 Prof. PK Kaw 2015 Former Director IPR-DAE, Gandhinagar
25 Dr. Surendra Pal 2017 Former Scientist, ISRO, Bangalore
26 Dr. Srinivash Joshi 2018 Former Scientist, CEERI Pilani
27 Shri Satyanarayana B G 2018 Former AGM BE
28 Dr. K D Nayak 2019 Former DS & DG (MED, CoS & CS) DRDO
29 Shri RR Patnaik 2019 Former Sr. DGM ,BE

Mid-Career Awardees (Started from 2017 onwards):

SN NAME YEAR DESIGNATION
1 Dr. M Santra 2017 Sr. Scientist MTRDC, Bangalore
2 Shri Mukesh K Alaria 2018 Sr. Scientist CEERI Pilani
3 Dr. Shivendra Maurya 2019 Principal Scientist (CSIR-CEERI)

Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society (VEDAS) Awards 2020, 2021 & 2022

Nominations are invited for the following awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award of the VEDA Society for the year 2020, 2021 & 2022.

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Mid - Career Award

Mid - Career Award of the VEDA Society for the year 2020, 2021 & 2022.

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VEDA Society Events

SN YEAR EVENTS DATE
1 VEDA-2004 National Workshop at MTRDC, Bangalore (30 & 31 October 2004)
2 VEDA-2005 National Workshop at IT-BHU, Varanasi (18 & 19 January 2006)
3 VEDA-2006 National Symposium at CEERI, Pilani (11-13 October 2006)
4 VEDA-2007 National Workshop at SAMEER, Mumbai (22 & 23 November 2007)
5 VEDA-2008 National Symposium at IT-BHU, Varanasi (8-10 January 2009)
6 VEDA-2009 National Workshop at MTRDC, Bangalore (30 & 31 October 2009)
7 VEDA-2010 National Workshop at CET, Moradabad (18 & 19 November 2010)
8 VEDA-2011 National Workshop at RKGIT, Gaziabad (18 & 19 November 2011)
9 VEDA-2012 National Conference CEERI, Pilani (21-24 September, 2012)
10 VEDA-2013 National Workshop IIT-Roorkie (18-20 October 2013)
11 VEDA-2014 National Workshop DAVV, Indore (March 2015)
12 VEDA-2015 National Symposium MTRDC, Bangalore (28-30 October 2015)
13 VEDA-2016 National Conference IPR, Gandhinagar (16-18 March 2017)
14 VEDA-2017 National Symposium IIT-Roorkie (17-19 November 2017)
15 VEDA-2018 National Symposium IIT-Guwahati (22-24 November 2018)
16 VEDA-2019 The National Symposium on Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications NIT-Patna (21-23 November 2019)

Registration

Subscription Rates:

Class

Application Fees

(One Time)

Annual 

Membership

Life 

Membership

Fellow INR 100/- INR 200/- INR 2,000/-
Member INR 100/- INR 150/- INR 1,500/-
Associate Member INR 100/- INR 100/- INR 1,000/-

Fellows, Members and Associate Members may pay the life subscription charges in single or two cheques of equal amount one post dated by six months. Kindly add Rs. 50/- extra to all outstation cheques as the bank charge. Demand Draft / Cheques to be issued in favour of Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society, Bangalore. Completed Membership Application Form along with the annexure to be mailed to the General Secretary, VEDA Society.

COMMITTEE

a. Executive Committee Members

SN NAME DESIGNATION
1 PROF Y CHOYAL PRESIDENT
2 DR. S K DATTA VICE PRESIDENT
3 DR. SANJAY KUMAR GHOSH VICE PRESIDENT
4 SHRI RAJ SINGH VICE PRESIDENT
5 SHRI KHILAWAN CHOUDHARY GENERAL SECRETARY
6 DR. ASHISH TIWARI MEMBER
7 DR. SATISH K JAIN MEMBER
8 DR. MANPURAN MAHTO MEMBER
9 SMT MITA JANA MEMBER
10 SHRI SANJAY KUMAR GUPTA TREASURER

Previous committee members

SN FILE NAME YEAR LINK
1 VEDA EC 2009 2009 (Click here to see)
2 VEDA EC 2011-12 2012 (Click here to see)
3 VEDA EC 2012-13 2013 (Click here to see)
4 VEDA EC 2014 2014 (Click here to see)
5 VEDA EC 2016 2016 (Click here to see)
6 VEDA EC 2018-20 2020 (Click here to see)

LIST of VEDA Society Members

Contact

Contact Us

Location:

Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC)

BEL COMPLEX, JALLAHALLI, BANGALORE - 560013

Phone:

08022658121(O), 9449246307 (M)

Fax:

08028381750