The IETE is the National Apex Professional body of Electronics and Telecommunication, Computer and IT Professionals, focusing on advancements in Science and Technology. Towards this end the Institution promotes professional development and conducts basic engineering and continuing technical education programmes for human resource development. Today, it has more than 69,000 members both individuals and industries / organizations through its 55 regional centres spread all over India including one in Kathmandu. The IETE is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Dept of Science & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Its activities span from education to technology and research & development.
The IETE conducts both the graduateship (AMIETE) Examination in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology streams and Diploma (DIPIETE) Examination in Electronics and Telecommunication and Computer Science & Engineering streams. A pass in AMIETE Examination is recognised by Government of India for the purposes of recruitment to superior posts and services under the Central Government while a pass in Diploma Level (DIPIETE) Examination is recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India for the purpose of employment to posts & services under the Central Government in the appropriate field. The IETE also conducts postgraduate level course ALCCS (Advanced Level Course in Computer Science) which is also recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, as equivalent to M. Tech in Computer Science for the appointment to superior posts & services under the Central Government.