Rohit Kandakatla

rohit kandakatlaRohit Kandakatla has completed his B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Manipal University, India and is currently pursuing his masters in Embedded Systems from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. He has been closely associated with the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) since 2012 and is currently serving as the President of the organisation. His work with SPEED since the past 3 years is focused on engaging students in engineering education discussions across the globe. He founded the Indian Student Forum (ISF) which is a regional replica of the Global Student Forum to provide a platform for more students to start engineering education initiatives and was been awarded the IGIP SPEED Young Scientist Award for the year 2014 for this work. He has been instrumental in setting up IUCEE SPEED Chapters across 47 colleges across India impacting more then 5000 students since 2012 and has been awarded IUCEE Young leader for his contribution. He has been closely working towards establishing relationships with many colleagues to start regional student forums in different countries. The model of the ISF is currently successfully replicated in Argentina, Austria, Colombia. Rohit is also the founder and CEO of Footsteps, a social venture which is working towards transforming engineering education in India through faculty and student workshops. . As an IFEES executive member he intends towards the IFEES student strategic thrust and engage more students into the engineering education community with new collaborations and initiatives.