The IEEE Student Branch Program


IEEE was founded in 1884 with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison among its charter members. Today, IEEE serves over 400,000 members worldwide. Over 100,000 Student and Graduate Student members worldwide make up 25% of the membership of IEEE and are essential to its continued growth and vitality. Not only is IEEE the world’s largest technical and professional society, it also publishes a significant amount of the electrical engineering and computer-science literature in the world.

IEEE 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. Your Student Branch falls under your local Section. You can locate your Section by visiting myIEEE and selecting Communities.

Student Branches provide an opportunity for IEEE Student members to begin networking in their areas of interest and future profession. There are over 3,000 Student Branches in over 100 countries, globally.

Starting an IEEE Student Branch

To start a Student Branch, here are the steps to be followed.

Basic necessities :

  1. Three faculty members
  2. Min. 20 student members needed to start a Student Branch
  3. Bank Account Details

(Note: Faculty and Students have to take up the IEEE Membership)

With the above, one has to file the petition.

The petition can be found here. Fill up the petition form especially pages 3 to 9 and then scan the same and make a pdf of it sequentially and mail it to petition@ieee.org and mark a cc to us.

or any further queries on the same, kindly feel free to communicate with us.

SAC Chair - Mr. Venkata Rami Reddy (dvrreddy1@ieee.org) SSR - Mr. S.Sai Thejeshwar (ssai.thejeshwar.in@ieee.org)

IEEE Hyderabad Section Student Branches


S.No School Name Count of Members
1 GITAM University 417
2 Gokaraju Rangaraju Inst Of Eng & Tech 271
3 Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology-KMIT 135
4 Lakireddy Balireddy College Of Eng 133
5 VNR Vignana Jyothi Inst Of Eng & Tech 132
6 Sreenidhi Inst Of Science & Tech 125
7 Muffakhamjah College of Engineering & Technology 118
8 Mvgr College Of Engineering 114
9 G Pulla Reddy Engrg College 99
10 Vaagdevi College Of Eng - Warangal 97
11 S R Engineering College - Warangal 80
12 Dadi Inst of Eng and Tech 70
13 Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Eng Coll 64
14 Chaitanya Bharathi Inst Of Tech-Osmania Univ 63
15 Vignana Bharathi Inst Of Tech 63
16 Guru Nanak Inst of Technology-Ibrahimpatnam 57
17 Vignan Institute of Technology & Science 57
18 Jayamukhi Inst Of Technological Sciences 56
19 National Institute of Technology-Warangal 56
20 Koneru Lakshmaiah College Of Engineering 54
21 Geethanjali College of Engineering & Technology 53
22 Vaagdevi Engineering College 50
23 Univ College of Eng - Osmania Univ-HYDERABAD 49
24 CMR College of Engineering & Technology 48
25 J B Inst Of Engineering & Tech 44
26 Jawaharlal Nehru Tech Univ-Hyderabad 42
27 International Institute of Info Tech - Hyderabad 40
28 Anurag Group of Institutions 39
29 Matrusri Engineering College 39
30 Tirumala Engineering College 38
31 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Univ-Anantapur 37
32 Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad 36
33 Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Eng & Tech 35
34 Hyderabad Instiute of Technology & Management 34
35 Govt College Of Engrg-Ananthapur/Jntu Univ 32
36 BVRIT Hyderabad 26
37 KKR & KSR Institute of Tech & Sciences 26
38 PSCMR College of Engineering and Technology 26
39 Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College-TIRUPATI 24
40 Birla Inst of Tech & Sci Pilani - Hyderabad 23
41 CVR College Of Engineering 22
42 Aditya College of Engineering 21
43 MVSR Engineering College 21
44 Sphoorthy Engineering College 21
45 Marri Laxman Reddy Inst of Tech and Man 20
46 Gayatri Vidya Parishad College Of Engrg 19
47 TKR College of Engineering and Tech 19
48 Chirala Engineering College 18
49 Sasi Institute of Technology & Engineering 18
50 Srinivasa Ramanujam Institute of Technology 18
51 Raghu Institute of Technology 17
52 Vaageswari College of Engineering 17
53 Jawaharlal Nehru Technical Univ - Andhra Pradesh 16
54 Nalla Malla Reddy Engineering College 16
55 St. Ann’s College of Engineering & Tech-Chirala 16
56 Andhra Univ College Of Engineering 14
57 CMR Engineering College 13
58 Dhanekula Institute of Engineering and Technology 13
59 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Univ-Kakinada 13
60 Mahindra Ecole Centrale 13
61 Narsimha Reddy Engineering College 13
62 Auroras Scientific Technological & Research Acad 12
63 Swarnandhra College Of Engineering & Technology 12
64 Santhiram Engineering College 11
65 Malla Reddy Eng College 10
66 MLR Institute of Technology 9
67 Vardhaman College of Engrg-Shamshabad 9
68 Vignan’s Institute Of Information Technology 9
69 G Narayanamma Inst Of Tech & Sci (Women) 8
70 Hyderabad Univ Of - School Of Maths & Comp Sci 8
71 Acharya Nagarjuna University 6
72 Vignan University - GUNTUR 6
73 Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science 5
74 Methodist College of Engineering & Technology 5
75 Padmasri Dr B V Raju Inst Of Tech 5
76 RVR &JCOP College Of Engrg 5
77 Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engrg 5
78 Vignan’s Foundation for Sci, Tech & Research 4
79 Bapatla College Of Engrg/Nagarjuna Univ 3
80 Guru Nanak Engineering College 3
81 Konneru L College Of Engrg-Guntur/Nagarjuna U 3
82 Mahatma Gandhi Inst Of Tech 3
83 Malla Reddy Engineering College for Women 3
84 Rayalaseema University 3
85 Sri Venkateswara Univ College Of Engineering 3
86 Vasavi College Of Engineering 3

IEEE organization


To provide services for members, IEEE depends not only on a well-trained staff but also on thousands of dedicated volunteers, including Student Branch officers, faculty counselors, Section officers, and Regional volunteers. The Student Activities Committee, Student Services Headquarters staff, Student Branch Chapters, Student Branch affinity groups, and faculty counselors are all committed to the success of the student program. To review the formal guidelines for the student program, please refer to the Member and Geographic Activities Operations Manual (PDF, 361 KB).

Branch administration


The responsibility for administering Branch operations lies within your Student Branch Executive Committee. The Executive Committee should consist of all of the Branch Officers, sub-committee Chairs, and the Branch Counselor. The key to an efficient and fun Executive Committee lies in regular meetings and good communication. Please see the Branch Calendar (PDF, 286 KB).

SB Executive Committee


The key to running a successful Student Branch is in the administration. There are several key positions: the Branch Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary), the Branch Counselor (or Faculty Advisor), and the subcommittee Chairs. While each has somewhat different duties, it is important to work together as a team. All officers should be aware of the benefits of IEEE membership. Find more information.

Student Branch operations


Effective Student Branch operations comes from knowing how to develop a varied and interesting program of activities for members. The intent of this section is to provide you with some ideas on how to keep your Student Branch vibrant and how to provide new services to your members.

Student Branch program


In planning your Branch programs for the year, it is important to keep in mind that events where students are highly engaged are critical to your Branch’s success. Ask your members what their interests are and invite them to participate in a subcommittee that interests them. When choosing an event, you should ask several questions to evaluate the potential of that event:

  1. Will this event attract new members?

  2. Do we have the resources to carry it through (e.g., time, people, funding)?

  3. How will it satisfy the needs of existing members?

  4. Does it meet a specific need for your Branch?

  5. Will you need to undertake a fundraising effort to hold this event?

Once you have decided on Branch programs for the year, you need to organize the subcommittees and ensure the commitment is there. 7. These committees will gain valuable leadership experience. Be sure to involve as many members (and non-members) as possible in order to ensure the growth of your Branch.

The following is a list of some activities that Student Branches have undertaken in the recent years:

Student Branch planning


To ensure success of any Branch program, careful planning is crucial: assess the state of your Branch; identify major goals and objectives for the year; identify activities that will allow you to meet these goals and objectives. For each activity, develop an action plan.

SB Reporting requirements


To help you keep track of your yearly activities, your Student Branch is required to submit the Student Branch Activity Report. It also serves as a valuable historical document to aid future executives in their planning and records financial statements so it is important that the Student Branch Treasurer is involved in the preparation of the report. To encourage you to submit this plan and to meet IEEE Bylaw requirements, an incentive allotment of US$100 is given if your Branch has 50 or more members or US$50 if your Student Branch has fewer than 50 members. The due date for filing this report is on or before 1 November annually. In addition, IEEE provides an incentive rebate of US$2 per Student or Graduate Student member at your Branch (based on membership statistics as of 31 December of the previous year).

Completing the Student Branch Activity Report should help you evaluate the success of your program and to provide some continuity for future years. IEEE requires that Student Branches report their activities and maintain a minimum of 10 Student or Graduate Student members.

SB Elections


You can hold elections at any time. All active IEEE Student and Graduate Student members should participate in your elections. Be sure to provide incoming officers the Branch records and transferring any accounts to the new leadership. Assist the new leadership by developing the Branch program for the upcoming academic year and arranging for new committees to meet and begin planning. Be sure to record the newly elected Chair and Counselor information.

SB Membership


Attracting and retaining new Student and Graduate Student members is an opportunity and a challenge for most Student Branches. Student Branches have natural attrition, through graduation and to members letting their membership lapse.

It is important for Student members to see the value of their membership at the Student Branch level and the value of becoming an IEEE Young Professional. Find more information about IEEE Young Professionals. These experiences as a higher IEEE Grade member will allow opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and personal growth.

When recruiting new members, it is important to consider students who may not necessarily be in your immediate academic department. Students in the IEEE designated fields of interest can also benefit from membership. The professional, technical, and social activities that a Student Branch can offer are beyond just the campus and local experience. Be sure to direct prospective members to join IEEE.