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 63 Engineering Colleges.
LOCAL INTEGRATED NETWORK OF KERALA IEEE STUDENTS (LINK) – Student Activities
Local Integrated Network of Kerala (IEEE Students), abbreviated LINK, is an innovative concept that originated in IEEE Kerala Section, India. The primary aim of LINK is networking student branches in an effective way, thereby increasing the value in IEEE Student membership. LINK was formally inaugurated by past IEEE President, Mr. Cleon Anderson in January 2005. Since its inception LINK has achieved tremendous results, causing an exponential increase in student branches and student activities in IEEE Kerala Section. Today, LINK has become a synonym for IEEE Kerala Section Student Activities. The model of LINK was adopted by IEEE Region 10 as R10 GINI (Global Integrated Network of IEEE Students). The founders of LINK went on to receive the MGA innovation award in 2008.