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On 13th July 1976, the Bombay Section was formed (IEEE Geographic Unit Organizing Document – Bombay) with a Territory of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat (which later separated to form a Section itself on 15th August 1990), Madhya Pradesh (which now includes newly formed Chhatisgarh) and Diu & Daman UT (Except Pune Metropolitan City which is separate Section from 26th June 2010), closely followed by Bangalore & Delhi.

Mission Statement

IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Vision Statement

IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.

Mr. T V Balan of ACC was its first Chairman. Mr. D. N. Purandare being first Vice Chairman, Prof. A. A. Kulkarni, Secretary, Mr. Hiloowala Treasurer and Mr. H.S. Sonawala, Mr. K. J. Sheth, Mr. P. R. Bapat, Mr. Mukesh Gidwani, Dr. K. Shankar, Prof. D. M. Shah, Prof. M. V. Pitke and a few others were members of Executive Committee. Mr. Balan was succeeded by Mr D. N. Purandare, Mr. H. S. Sonawala, Mr. K. J. Sheth, Mr. P.R. Bapat, Dr. C. G. Ravi, Mr. K. S. Sonawala, Prof. S. C. Sahasrabudhe, Mr Q. Bakir, Mr R. Muralidharan, Prof. J Vasi, Prof. B.R. Prabhu, Prof. M.M. Shah, Prof. Uday Desai, Mr. Raju Hira, Dr. MV Pitke, Mr. Ashok Jagatia, Mr. AK Banerjee, Mr Anthony Lobo, Mr. Abhay Phansikar, Mr. Suryanarayana Doolla and Mr. Satyanarayana Bheesette respectively. Presently, Mr. Anand Gharpure is the Chairman.

In 1976/77 Bombay Section conducted largest number of technical programs among all sections of IEEE. Further, every year, they were holding some technical conference running for two days or more. That is continuing even to this day. Further IEEE always co-sponsored several technical programmes with other professional bodies, whenever, they were held in and around Bombay.

Students’ activities were foremost with section Executive Committee member. IEEE students branch started first at IIT Bombay and has expanded to several colleges. Among important activities of the section, Bombay section conducted first ever workshop on Microprocessor and its application wayback in 1977 when anyone in our country had hardly heard of the word Microprocessor. Prof. Insyng Lee of Digital, USA conducted the workshop and its impact is felt all over even now. Subsequently in a systematic way Dr. William Eclears conducted Eight bit Microprocessor and other Microprocessor workshops as well. Several workshops were conducted during all these years on many current topics with an average of more than one per year since 1976.

Bombay Section also started Regional Section Chairman Conference in 1977. Further Systems Man and Cybermatics conference of IEEE was held primarily at Bombay 1984. This was the first conference of IEEE held in India. Later in 1989 we hosted Tencon 89 regional conference of Region 10. This was the birthplace for “IT” term. It was attended by more than 3000 delegates. More than 600 delegates from 29 Countries made it one of largest & most successful conference organised by any section in India.  In 1997, a major International Conference on Personal Wireless Communication was held in Bombay from December 17-19, 1997. About 150 experts from all over the world attended this conference and presented their papers. Such activities are increasing year by year.


Nagpur Subsection

IEEE Nagpur subsection is 2nd subsection formed under IEEE Bombay section and has started functioning from September 2017. This subsection has been formed for better networking between professional members and student members within Nagpur district of Maharashtra state.


YearChairVice chairSecretaryTreasurer
1976T. V. BalanD. N. PurandareA. A. KulkarniMr. Hiloowala
1986K Sonawalla
1987K Sonawalla
1988Kirit ShethProf KrantikumarProf K Shankar
1989Kirit ShethProf KrantikumarProf K Shankar
1990P. R. Bapat
1991P. R. Bapat
2001Juzer VasiSatyanarayana BheesetteUday DesaiRaju Hira
2002Juzer VasiSatyanarayana BheesetteUday DesaiRaju Hira
2003Balkrishna PrabhuMahendr ShahMukul ChandorkarAnthony Lobo
2004Balkrishna PrabhuMahendr ShahPoorva WaingankarAnthony Lobo
2005Mahendr ShahUday DesaiPoorva WaingankarAnthony Lobo
2006Mahendr ShahUday DesaiAnthony Lobo
2007Uday DesaiAnthony LoboAshok Jagatia
2008Uday DesaiAnthony LoboAshok Jagatia
2009Raju HiraAnthony LoboAshok JagatiaShabbir Merchant
2010Raju HiraAnthony LoboAshok JagatiaShabbir Merchant
2011M PitkeAnthony LoboAshok JagatiaShabbir Merchant
2012Ashok JagatiaAnthony LoboAbhay PhansikarS Khaparde
2013Ashok JagatiaAtindra Banerjee / Anthony LoboAbhay PhansikarDnyaneshwar Kamble
2014Atindra BanerjeeShabbir Merchant / Anthony LoboAiyappan PillaiSuryanarayana Doolla
2015Atindra BanerjeeShabbir MerchantAiyappan PillaiSuryanarayana Doolla
2016Anthony LoboAbhay Phansikar / Aiyappan PillaiVinit Kotak / Suryanarayana DoollaAnand Gharpure / Sanjay Pawar
2017Anthony LoboAbhay Phansikar / Aiyappan PillaiVinit Kotak / Suryanarayana DoollaAnand Gharpure / Sanjay Pawar
2018Abhay PhansikarSuryanarayana DoollaSatyanarayana Bheesette / Anand GharpureSanjay Pawar / Ashwini Kotrashetti
2019Abhay PhansikarSuryanarayana DoollaSatyanarayana Bheesette / Anand GharpureSanjay Pawar
2020Suryanarayana DoollaSatyanarayana BheesetteSatyanarayana Bheesette / Anand GharpureSanjay Pawar / Kiran Talele
2021Satyanarayana BheesetteSatyanarayana BheesetteSaurabh MehtaKiran Talele
2022Satyanarayana BheesetteSaurabh MehtaKiran Talele
2023Anand GharpureSaurabh MehtaKiran Talele