IEEE Calcutta Section started as Eastern Regional Sub-Section in 1971 with members over the entire Eastern and North-Eastern region of India and was elevated to a Section in September 28, 1978. The activities of the Section are spread over many cities and state capitals under this Section with 8 Chapters, two Affinity Groups (GOLD, WIE) and 16 Student Branches IAS members, mainly in the Calcutta region ,took an interest in forming a Chapter to cater to the technical activities of their specific interest and Dr S K Biswas, with encouragement from Dr A K Chattopadhyay and Mr C Satish, (the IAS Region 10 Area Chair) submitted a petition on 15 September,1997 to form an IAS Chapter at Calcutta , which was forwarded by the IEEE Calcutta Section with full co-operation.