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ICE Bangalore Association: The journey to chartership, online

  • Lecture
  • online
  • 28 July 2021
  • 13:30 - 15:00
ICE Bangalore Association: The journey to chartership, online

About this event

Please note the local start time in India 18:00 – 19:30.
The yearly Professional Reviews in Bangalore (India) used to happen in the month of March-April, every year with reviewers travelling to Bangalore to conduct face-to-face reviews with candidates. 2020 brought a different challenge as COVID-19 hit the world and led to cancellation of the scheduled face-to-face professional reviews.
However, the Institution embraced digital platforms and opened for online professional reviews in India. This helped many aspiring candidates achieve their goal of becoming chartered professionals and Members of ICE.
This event will explore the experience of our two key speakers who progressed their way to becoming Charted Members of ICE in these difficult times. The event will be conducted as panel conversation and the speakers will inform the attendees, how they tackled difficult and different challenges in their path to professional qualification.


GopalakrishnanS ivasamynathan, M.Tech, CEng MICE

Gopalakrishnan Sivasamynathan is a Chartered Engineer with more than 17 years of experience in design, assessment, construction and inspection of highway structures. In his career so far, has been involved in large-scale multidisciplinary projects based in India, Malaysia, UK and USA.
Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, ICE had deferred holding the face-to-face Chartered Professional Review in India.

However, ICE offered a program of conducting remote reviews using the MS Teams platform. Gopalakrishnan was among the first few to appear for the ICE Remote Charted Professional Review from Bangalore Region in September 2020 and successfully clear it.

He is currently working as Lead Engineer in Transportation – Bridges Practice at Global Technology Centre, Atkins, India. He has successfully delivered major Design and Build projects for UK and USA regions.

His professional interests include conducting technical trainings, up-skilling and mentoring staffs..

Ashish Gupta, M. Tech, M.S, CEng MICE

Ashish Gupta is a professionally qualified and accomplished Geotechnical Engineer by profession, with more than 15 years' industry experience.

He started his ICE chartership journey in late 2017 through the Career Appraisal Route. However, during the pandemic forced cancellations of face-to-face professional reviews in early 2020, he chose for the remote professional review conducted by ICE in September 2020; which he successfully passed.

Ashish is excited to share his success story, dos and don’ts, with aspirants pursuing chartership. He would like to share his personal experience on achieving this career milestone.

Currently he holds a position of Design Manager in Ground Engineering and Tunnelling Practice at Global Technology Centre, Atkins, India. He has responsibly delivered, several UK based high profile design projects in his capacity as Geotechnical Discipline Lead. Ashish carries wide range of international experience, working on projects or sites in the USA, UK, Middle East, Canada and all across India.

He also enjoys mentoring colleagues and students towards professional development.

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For more information please contact:

Thomas Compton

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