Dr. Binoy Choudhury
AEE Fellow Induction Year: 2019
AEE Volunteer Position: Regional Vice President Asia Subcontinent Region
Dr. Binoy Choudhury, C.E.M., from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur & Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), is Professor in the Energy Management stream of Master of Public Systems Management (MPSM) program at the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata. He served as Principal Investigator/ Coordinator in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects covering community development to industrial profitability/sustainability issues. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Certified Energy Manager (AEE), and Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) of the Government of India. He served United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as Economic Affairs Officer in the Energy Resources Section and contributed to the regional energy scenario assessment, improvement of energy efficiency and CDM workshop.
He is a contributor to books, journals, international and national seminars, and workshops. He is the founding secretary of AEE India Chapter and Energy Club and is life member of Solar Energy Society of India, AEE, Indian Society for Technical Education and Institution of Engineers (India).
My AEE Story
My education and institute (IISWBM) helped me to understand that our civilization is at the cross-road and energy happens to play a key role – both positive and negative – in happenings around us. A small beginning with Energy Club could help us contribute on the positive side of our life. As Swami Vivekananda pointed out – “Man is individual and at the same time universal…. Each is an infinite circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere”, our life expands to make this positive contribution stronger and happened through AEE.
When Larry visited our institute in 2001, we discovered a spirited friendship that already exists and calls us to discover the eternal universal brotherhood, to broaden our minds, our thoughts…to ‘stop not till the goal is reached’. AEE has gifted us that fraternity in which platform we could break all boundaries to become free to know each other, to feel for others, to work with others, ‘to help build a better society, to render the world the most beautiful services’ being in any energy profession we could be. In numbers, the figures in my experience since establishment of the first AEE Chapter in India in 2003 are also interesting – we are now three Chapters in India plus two Students’ Chapters, more than 150 members in India, more than 30 international awards were secured and almost equal number of students’ also secured AEE International Students’ Scholarship Awards in India. I enjoy peace in mind and strength in my spirit as through AEE I try to work responsive to the two above-mentioned thoughts. I also feel satisfaction to work at various levels with dignity as Assistant Director for Membership Development in Asian Subcontinent. I am honoured to be one of the CEM trainers and also to have interacted with world-famous personalities through AEE as well as friends from different parts of globe with faith to each other, with good wishes for each other.
Two schools of thought that torment minds of many people including me are like what Albert Einstein said, “A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving” and the other like what Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed”.