Ever Wondered What IEEE is?

IEEE, which stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, with the tagline Advancing Technology for Humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology. This was started in 1963 with the purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. At present, the organization has more than 423000 members from 160 countries around the world divided into 10 regions. Any interest in joining this giant family and having a splendid experience?


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.


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

An organization dedicated to technological girls within the IEEE; IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE);

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of the world’s leading professional organizations committed to promoting women engineers and scientists and encouraging girls throughout the world to pursue engineering careers based on their academic interests. IEEE WIE is one of the world’s leaders in engineering transformation. This worldwide network brings together almost 20,000 members from over 100 countries to help women grow in technology at all stages of their careers. IEEE WIE members form enduring connections, gain prominent mentors, and have a positive influence on the world.

What will you gain from being a member of IEEE?

  • Be part of a world-recognized society at the forefront of product innovation
  • Access IEEE resources, opportunities, and timely information on the world of technology
  • Network with technical experts at Societies, Section activities and local chapters
  • Access to subject matters like subject related documentation
  • Professional development – Interface/work with other engineering leaders, promote personal career path and build technical skills
  • Participate in annual conferences with experts in the fields and make new connections

Then and Now: IEEE Student Branch of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

The IEEE student branch of WUSL was started in 2015 November. From then onwards, we have been doing prominent work as a student branch, have engaged in various activities, and have gained a lot of experience and lessons to mold our paths of career and to be successful in life. We were lucky to hold the IEEE Sri Lanka section student / Young Professional and Women in Engineering Congress, the flagship event of the IEEE Sri Lanka Section in 2016 and 2019 on our university premises. This was a huge turnover for us as a student branch. The IEEE student branch of WUSL has expanded with the IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group of WUSL. We, as IEEE members, have organized and participated in physical activities and sessions in the past and now, due to the prevailing situation, we are conducting webinars on awareness programs on IEEE, industrial-related matters for undergraduates and also webinars that’ll be beneficial for society. Also, we are hoping to conduct various programs like technical awareness and soft skills development programs in the future. We are looking forward to continuing our good work in the forthcoming years to assist the future of society.