Being a Local branch of IEEE, IEEE Bangladesh Section is one of the finest and most popular sections by member growth and activities among all other sections around the world. IEEE Bangladesh Section was formed on 20th November 1993. Currently, the IEEE Bangladesh Section has 42 Student Branches along with 9 Society chapters and 2 affinity groups.
Bangladesh, is a South Asian country, on the Bay of Bengal. Dhaka is the capital of the country and it is one of the largest urban areas and largest metropolitan areas. And the largest district is Rangamati. It's a developing country and in 2015, Bangladesh reached the lower-middle-income country due to rapid growth. In 2019, in the first quarter of the year, Bangladesh's was the world's seventh fastest-growing economy with a rate of 7.3% real GDP annual growth. Dhaka and Chittagong are the principle financial centers. The most attractive part of this country is the nature which is quite uncommon. The country is filled with a great number of places that fascinate nature lovers like Bandarban, Rangamati, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, etc. Another most important attractive part of this country is Sundarban which is the largest mangrove forest in the world. The people of this country are quite simple in nature. They are noted for their courage, liveliness, hospitality, and friendliness. This country is marked in the world for proving their courage in the Bengali Language Movement in 1952 and in 1971, for the Liberation War. In 2019, Bangladesh's GDP per capita income was estimated as per IMF data at US$5,028 (PPP) and US$1,906 (nominal). More than half of GDP is generated through the service sector, 45% of Bangladeshis are employed in the agriculture sector with rice as the single-most-important product. Bangladesh is booming in its energy sector. The total installed capacity is 20,000 MW. The utility electricity sector in Bangladesh has one national grid with an installed capacity of 21,419 MW as of September 2019. Bangladesh ICT sector registered export earnings worth US$0.8 billion from the global market and US$1.54 billion from the domestic markets span - thereby making around one percent contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP), in the fiscal year (FY) 2016-17. As Internet usage increases, the government expects the IT sector to add 7.28 percent to GDP growth by 2021. Bangladesh has small reserves of oil and coal, but very large natural gas resources. In this country, commercial energy consumption comes mostly from natural gas (around 66%), followed by oil, hydropower. There are five kinds of power plants in Bangladesh. Such as Steam Turbine Plants is mainly based on natural gas. And in some cases, coal and furnace oil are used as primary fuels in small amount. The largest steam turbine power plant based on natural gas is situated at Ghorasal, Narsingdi. Bangladesh is fastly reaching to be a developed country in the world.
IEEE Bangladesh Section is under Region 10 0f IEEE, one of 10 geographical regions that is referred to as the Asia Pacific Region. This Region 10 was created on 1st January 1967 and at present, it has 56 Sections, 5 Councils, 8 Sub-sections, 334 Chapters, and 490 student branches. With a membership of over 67,500, it is one of the largest regions in IEEE.
IEEE Bangladesh Section arranges and sponsored many conferences, congress, workshops, seminars and as well as webinars and short courses on different topics of Electrical, Electronic, Communication and Computer engineering. Delegates from renowned industry and Professors of different universities conduct these sessions. It helps students to be introduced with the industrial environment and makes them expert for the upcoming challenges.
Among a lot of achievements of the IEEE Bangladesh Sections, some of the memorable achievements are the 2017 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment Award for its three years in a row performance - 2015, 2016 and 2017. On the other hand, IEEE WIE Affinity Group Bangladesh Section has been awarded the 2017 WIE Affinity Group of the year award by Global WIE for the activities in 2016.
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