IEEE activities in Kerala have reached its 33rd year. Initiated on 17 February 1975 as a subsection under the then India section, Kerala subsection became part of the Bangalore Section in 1976 upon formation of India Council. Kerala became a full Section in 1983. The section has been very active since its formation. It has been holding a national or international seminar every year since 1984. As of January 2008, Kerala Section has around 1500 members including student members. The section has a Computer Society Chapter, a Power engineering Society Chapter, a joint Chapter on Industry Applications & Industrial Electronics Societies and a Communication Society Chapter. Two affinity groups called IEEE GOLD and IEEE Women in Engineering are running under this section. Student branches have been established in 60 Engineering Colleges.