The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) was founded in 1884 with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edision among its charter members. Today, IEEE serves over 370,000 members, geographically organized into 10 regions in over 160 countries. Over 319 sections all over the world and more than 1,676 chapters unite the local IEEE with members with similar technical interests. There are more than 80 Women in Engineering Student Branch Affinity groups worldwide. Over 80,000 student members world-wide make up 22% of the membership of the IEEE and are essential to the continued growth and vitality of the IEEE. Over 50% of the current IEEE members joined as students. Not only is the IEEE the world's largest technical and professional society, it also publishes 30% of the electrical engineering and computer science literature in the world. There are over 900 active IEEE standards at present and more than 400 are in development by IEEE. IEEE's worldwide membership is geographically divided into ten regions. These regions are further divided into sections that serve as the centers of activity for professional engineers at the local level. A student branch falls under the auspices of its local IEEE section.
IEEE Student Branch, IIT Guwahati is a student branch registered under the Kolkata Section with more than 70 student members. It covers Branch Administration, Branch Operations, Membership, Fundraising, Professional Awareness Activities and detailed description of the awards and achievements for students. It is meant to be a reference tool and should be made available to everyone who is interested.