About IEEE Karachi Section

About IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers short for IEEE and commonly pronounced as “I triple E” is world largest professional society. It was formed in 1963 by merger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. Both of the societies were founded and led by the most prominent minds of their times in the then new field of electrical engineering such as Nikola TeslaThomas Alva EdisonEdwin J. Houston, and Edward Weston. Since then IEEE has a mission for

Advancing technology for humanity

IEEE has over 420,000 members in over 160 countries around the world. For organizational purpose IEEE has divide whole world in 10 regions. Each region comprises of different sections and each section oversees different technical society chapters, student branches, affinity and special interest groups.

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About IEEE Karachi Section

The IEEE Karachi Section is located in IEEE region 10 named as IEEE Asia-Pacific Region. It was formed as Sub-Section on 22 May 1978, and later on upgraded to Section on 17 July 1982. It is one of the three Sections in Pakistan i.e. Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Pakistan also has sub-sections at Peshawar and Bahawalpur as well. IEEE Karachi Section is located in the Southern part of Pakistan and comprises of two Provinces namely, Sindh and Balochistan.

The IEEE Karachi Section oversees technical society chapters of Computer SocietyCommunications Society, Power and Energy Society and a Joint Chapter of Robotics and Automation Society with IEEE Islamabad Section, Affinity Group of IEEE Young Professionals and a Special Interest Group on /humanitarian Technology (SIGHT). IEEE Karachi Section have 30 student branches which includes 3 student chapters of Power and Energy Society, 6 student chapters of Computer society, 3 student chapters of Robotics and Automation society and 5 IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Groups.

In 2017, the section is in its 40th year of working. During these so years, many valuable volunteer were associated with the section and kept in alive. The section has seen many ups and downs. It was very active till December 2004 and then reactivated in May 2008 under the leadership of S. Imran ul Haque, 2008 Chair, IEEE Karachi Section. The IEEE Karachi Section regularly organizes and participates in several national and international events both at Student and Professional levels, which includes seminars, exhibitions, congresses, student competitions, project exhibitions, and workshops.