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The WIE wing of IEEE - SJCE is set to host the Kalpana Chawla Memorial Lecture. The talk will focus on the topic of "Challenges Faced in the Chandrayaan-3 Mission."

The talk will be presented by Mrs. Roopa M.V. an exceptional scientist and Deputy General Manager of the Spacecraft Operations Area at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). With a notable background and proficiency in spacecraft design, development, testing and operations, she has played a pivotal role in key ISRO projects, including Chandrayaan-3, SCATSAT Satellite, Chandrayaan-2 Lander and Rover, CARTOSAT-3 Satellite and Oceansat-2 Satellite.

Mrs. Roopa M.V. graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering in Mysuru. Subsequently, she obtained a Master's degree from SJCIT in Chickballapur.

Delving into the heart of the lecture, Mrs. Roopa M.V. will candidly address the challenges faced during the Chandrayaan-3 Mission. These challenges will span a spectrum of technical, logistical and scientific hurdles, underscoring the inherent complexities of lunar exploration.

The Kalpana Chawla Memorial Lecture featuring Mrs. Roopa M.V. will provide a valuable opportunity for the audience to gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges encountered during the Chandrayaan-3 Mission. The event will not only honour the legacy of Kalpana Chawla but will also celebrate the dedication and expertise of individuals like Mrs. Roopa M.V. who will continue to contribute significantly to India's space exploration endeavours.

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  • Date: 09 Dec 2023
  • Time: 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+05:30) Chennai
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  • Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering
  • JSS TI Campus, Manasagangotri
  • Mysuru, Karnataka
  • India 570006

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Mrs. Roopa M.V. Mrs. Roopa M.V.


Mrs. Roopa M.V. is a seasoned Scientist/Engineer 'SG' at ISRO/ISTRAC, stationed in Peenya, Bangalore. With over 25 years of expertise in spacecraft operations and health analysis, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the field. Mrs. Roopa holds a Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Computer Science Engineering from SJCIT, Chickballapur, and a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from SJCE, Mysore.

In her role as Deputy General Manager in the Spacecraft Operations Area, Mrs. Roopa has played pivotal roles, serving as the Deputy Project Director for the Chandrayaan-3 Mission and SCATSAT Satellite. She also held the position of Operations Director for significant projects such as the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), Chandrayaan-2 Lander and Rover, CARTOSAT-3 Satellite, and Oceansat-2 Satellite.

Mrs. Roopa's multifaceted accomplishments extend beyond her professional realm. A national-level Kho-Kho player and swimmer, she hails from Mysore and has been honored with prestigious awards, including the ASI Space Gold Medal, Distinguished Alumni from SJCE (JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru), Nava-Nakshatragalu award from TV9 Kannada, International Women’s Day Awards from Delhi Commission, H R Prathibha Women of Distinctive Vocation Award, and the Distinctive Women Scientist Award-2017 from VTU Belgam.


Dr. M. G. Veena Dr. M. G. Veena


Dr. M. G. Veena is currently serving as a professor in the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. She attained her B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Bengaluru in 1998, followed by an M.Tech from Visveswaraya Technological University, Belgaum, in 2002, and a Ph.D. from the University of Mysore in 2013. In the period between 2001 and 2002, she engaged in postgraduate research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Notably, her contributions were recognised with a citation award for an IEEE-published article in 2014. Dr. Veena is actively involved as a guide at VTU, UoM, and JSS S&T University, mentoring five students on their Ph.D. journeys.

Her research pursuits encompass a diverse range of topics, such as nanocomposite dielectric materials tailored for applications in electrical insulation and electronics, dielectric physics, modelling, and MEMS sensors. Dr. Veena's expertise and dedication in these areas underscore her commitment to advancing knowledge and fostering the academic growth of her students.