IETE Head Quarter, New Delhi

Founded on Nov.1953, The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) is a leading professional society devoted to the advancement of science and technology of Electronics, Telecommunications, Computers and Information Technology . IETE serves its over 70,000 members both individuals and industries / organizations through its 57 centres spread all over India including one in Kathmandu, Nepal.


The Backdrop

Phenomenal developments in Telecommunications and Electronics in any countries were already influencing independent India engaged in its gigantic nation building efforts in 1947. The existing professional or scientific bodies in India at that time were not able to pay adequate attention to nurture and grow these specialized engineering areas at a rapid pace as required by the country. The need for a separate professional institution fully devoted to Telecommunications, and Electronics which could bring together various individuals or groups working in these areas became acute in the early '50s, as India Launched its programme of national development through five-year plans. It was visualized that such an institution could cope with the rapid developments in the above fields, coordinate and disseminate technical knowledge, facilitate exchange of views among the members, publish results of their aspirations to professional status and also serve as a focal point for the orderly growth of this specialized branch in the country. Although, proposals for forming such an institution had been made by several seniors in the profession from time to time in the earlier years, their efforts finally met with success when the Articles of Association of the Institution of Telecommunication Engineers (name by which IETE was known then) was signed on 01 October 1953. The first President being Shri B R Batra, Chief Engineer, Psats & Telegraph Department, NEW Delhi.


  • Organise conferences, symposia, Workshops and brain-storming sessions involving all concerned professionals, students and industry associations for the advancement of the discipline.

  • Provide a forum for discussion on national policies and to provide suitable inputs to policy makers.

  • Promote and conduct basic engineering and continuing technical education programmes for human resource development.

  • Promote the use of state-of-the-art techniques of instruction.

  • Stimulate research and development in the discipline.

  • Enlarge membership base and provide facilities to members to update their professional skills.

  • Bring out quality publications for all levels of readership.

  • Honour outstanding professionals.

  • Organise resources centres and data bases.

  • Facilitate inter-disciplinary interaction with other organizations and individuals within and outside the country for the promotion of the discipline.

  • Develop the Institution's infrastructure at various centres and expand their activities.

  • Undertake socially relevant programmes with Electronics, Telecommunication and IT as tools.

IETE Foundation Day is celebrated at HQ and at all Centres on 02 Nov every year on the theme as decided by the Council.

IETE, Ranchi

The IETE centre was inaugurated on 14th May 2005 by the then President Lt. Gen D. P. Sehgal with the blessings of Hon'ble Shri Inder Singh Namdhari , The Hon'ble Speaker of Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha.

This was the 52nd centre in the 52nd year of the IETE in service.

The Founder Chairman was Dr. R. K. Singh where as Hony Secretary was Prof. Umesh Kumar and Hony Treasurer Dr. Arun Kumar. This setup continued for three years.

In 2008 the examination centre was accorded to the Ranchi centre and from then onwards the centre is hosting the examinations for Diploma and Associate Membership to the student members.

The present strength is more than 55 as corporate members and has more than 700 students on roll.

The period of 2009-2010 was the golden period as the centre was under the able Chairmanship of Dr. A. A. Khan , Vice Chancellor, Ranchi University : a noted scholar in the Electronics Field of world fame.

The new Office bearer team under the Chairmanship of Prof. Umesh Kumar took the charge in May 2010 and from then onwards it is trying to boost the activities of the centre. The HQ has and is also helping the centre to put its on growth path in strong fashion.

In coming days the centre is planning to host an International Seminar/Conference/Workshop on emerging trends in Transmission Technology and is awaiting the nod from the HQ.

The path set by the centre is straight and speedy and we do not see any reason that we cannot take the activities to comparable growth.

One and all effort in this endeavor is expected, invited and anticipated is the only wish and aim.