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Affinity Groups

IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical Subunits of one or more Sections or a Council.  An Affinity Group is a Local Unit of an IEEE Organizational Unit or Standing Committee, established by petition to the Parent Organizational Unit, to fulfill the purposes of IEEE.

Affinity Groups in Kerala Section

The following have been approved by the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board as Parent Organizational Units.

1. Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)

The first ten years after graduation from university can be challenging for young professionals. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development, and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. Going through these challenges can be daunting but IEEE members never have to go through these experiences alone or uninformed.

IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program to help students transition to young professionals within the larger IEEE community.   IEEE young professionals are automatically added to the GOLD member community as they graduate.

IEEE GOLD is a vibrant community of engineers, scientists, and technical experts with member representation across the globe and throughout IEEE societies.

IEEE GOLD member benefits and opportunities

Young professionals have a wide variety of member benefits & opportunities available to them through IEEE membership. These highlighted benefits are geared towards the needs and interests of young professionals and revolve around professional growth, community, and technical development.

Career Resources

Community Programs

Technical Knowledge

GOLD in Kerala Section


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2. Women in Engineering (WIE)

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists.

Mission and Vision of IEEE WIE

The mission of IEEE WIE is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.

IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

Forms for WIE Affinity Groups

Women in Engineering in Kerala Section

WIE Affinity Group of IEEE Kerala Section came into existence in June 2002. This is the first WIE Affinity group formed in the Asia Pacific Region (R10).

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