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.
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.
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
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.
and development in the discipline.
base and provide facilities to members to update their professional
Bring out quality
publications for all levels of readership.
centres and data bases.
inter-disciplinary interaction with other organizations and
individuals within and outside the country for the promotion of the
Institution's infrastructure at various centres and expand their
relevant programmes with Electronics, Telecommunication and IT as
IETE Foundation Day
is celebrated at HQ and at all Centres on 02 Nov every year on the
theme as decided by the Council.
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
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.