Illuminate, a collaboration between LTTS and NIE seeks to highlight the most important contemporary engineering advancements and provide a fair analysis from both business and academia viewpoints. This is a shared platform for gathering, highlighting, and showcasing technical insights from some of the leading practitioners who are reshaping the global engineering landscape.

Illuminate is designed to throw new light on major achievements in the scientific domain and bring to the fore engineering complexities and marvels not known to general public at large.

Join us today to hear from the engineering stalwarts, exchange insights and ideas with them and help advance the spirit of scientific temper and engineering innovation.

Why Attend ?

Engineering has the potential to change the world. From helping realize the dreams and aspirations of millions by leveraging state-of-the-art technology, to driving the future of human civilization through cutting-edge innovation - engineers and engineering constitute a vital component of our journey ahead.

L&T Technology Services (LTTS), the nation’s largest pureplay ER&D services firm, in collaboration with The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, applauds the effort of engineers in driving the change for a better future. Illuminate, our joint forum, brings together some of the leading lights of the domain to share their experiences and inspire the next generation of engineers.

Join us on an exciting journey with our keynote speakers and listen to them talk about the various facets of engineering.

About LTTS

L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a global leader in Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services. With close to 1,000 patents filed for 57 of the Global Top 100 ER&D spenders, LTTS lives and breathes engineering. Our innovations speak for themselves – World’s 1st Autonomous Welding Robot, Solar ‘Connectivity’ Drone, and the Smartest Campus in the World, to name a few.

LTTS’ expertise in engineering design, product development, smart manufacturing, and digitalization touches every area of our lives. With over 100 Innovation and R&D design centers globally, we specialize in disruptive technology spaces including 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Collaborative Robots, Digital Factory, and Autonomous Transportation.

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About NIE

The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), established in 1946, is ranked among the top engineering colleges in the country that include IITs and NITs as per National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF-2021) announced by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). It is ranked 13 among India’s top Engineering Colleges, as per survey conducted by India Today (July 2021). NIE is managed by a registered society and nine out of ten current directors are distinguished alumni of the institute.

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Speakers at Illuminate


Padmashri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai

Padmashri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, popularly known as the Moon Man of India, is an Indian scientist. He is currently the vice president for the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST) and Chairman of the Board of Governors at the National Design and Research Forum (NDRF).

Born on 2nd July, 1958, in Kothavadi, a village near Pollachi in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Dr. Annadurai has served as the Director of ISRO’s Satellite Center (ISAC), Bangalore. During his 36 years at ISRO, he was instrumental in driving Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan - India’s mission to Moon and Mars, respectively. His contribution to Chandrayaan-1 earned him the epithet, Moon Man of India.


Mr. Sudhanshu Mani

Mr. Sudhanshu Mani, is a former IRSME officer from Chennai's Integral Coach Factory (ICF), credited with pioneering the design and development of India’s Vande Bharat high-speed trains.

As a veteran of thirty-seven years in the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Mr. Mani has extensive experience in projects, railway operations, R&D, and Technology and Rolling stock design, across several hands on, administrative, and managerial assignments. His achievements include being the senior-most representative of Indian Railways outside India and a transformative stint the General Manager of the biggest railway coach-building factory in the world.


11th February 2023
  • ltts 09:30 - 10:30

    Registration | Networking

  • ltts 10:30 - 10:40

    Inagural Address

  • ltts 10:40 - 10:45

    Felicitation of Guest of Honours

  • ltts 10:45 - 11:10

    Speaker Address : The Making of Vande Bharat Train

    Mr.Sudhanshu Mani
    Innovator of Vande Bharat Express and an Enigeer at Heart ( Heart Symbol) Fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London

  • ltts 11:10 - 11:20

    Ice Breaker Session

  • ltts 11:20 - 11:45

    Keynote Speaker Address : Indian Odyssey to the Moon

    Padma Shri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai
    Popularly known as ‘Moon Man of India’, Former director of ISRO Satellite Centre, and a veteran scientist

  • ltts 11:45 -12:30

    Power Panel: Driven by Purpose; Powered by Technology

    Speakers –

    • Padmashri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai - Former director of ISRO Satellite Centre, and a veteran scientist

    • Mr. Sudhanshu Mani- Innovator of Vande Bharat Express, and a Fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London

    Moderator – Shailendra Shrivastava, Chief Delivery Officer - Transportation at L&T Technology Services

  • ltts 12:30- 12:45

    Closing Remarks

  • ltts 12:45 - 13:00

    Vote of Thanks & Event Ends