The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE. It develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE SA has a portfolio of over 1,300 active standards and more than 500 standards under development.

IEEE SA’s focus in India is to establish IEEE SA as the leading organization for pre-standardization and standards development activities. As IEEE SA is an independent global Standards Development Organization (SDO), the standards developed are based on consensus and requirements gathered through the stakeholders participating in the working groups.

The process for proposing a new standard is well established and can be initiated by any individual or entity without prior affiliation with IEEE.

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IEEE SA Industry Connections

The IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections (IC) program helps incubate new standards and related products and services by facilitating collaboration among organizations and individuals as they hone and refine their thinking on rapidly changing technologies. Industry Connections empowers groups with a customizable menu of IEEE and IEEE SA resources to produce "fast-track" content and deliverables such as proposals for standards, white papers, databases and registration services, peer review guides, and position papers. Industry Connections activities do not develop standards. To start a new program, the Industry Connection Activity Initiation Document (ICAID) needs to be submitted to IEEE SA.

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Engagement with Standards bodies in India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

IEEE SA has a general cooperation and standards adoption agreement with the Bureau of India Standards (BIS), allowing BIS to designate, adopt, and translate IEEE standards as Indian national standards. The IEEE standards adopted by BIS will have a dual number, original IEEE standard number with the year of publication and number allotted by BIS with the year of publication.

For example: BIS 16785: 2018 IEEE C57.155TM-2014: Guide for Interpretation of Gases Generated in Natural Ester and Synthetic Ester-Immersed Transformers

Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC)

IEEE SA has a general cooperation memorandum of understanding with TEC in order to create an ecosystem with the industries and telecommunication experts to collaborate and identify the needs of the local community and solve them globally.

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)

IEEE SA has a general cooperation memorandum of understanding with TSDSI to collaborate on creating joint technical workshops, study, and research groups to promote and identify the needs for standardization in Indian Telecom domain.

Broadband India Forum (BIF)

IEEE Standards Association has a general cooperation memorandum of understanding with Broadband India Forum (BIF) to collaborate on creating joint technical workshops, study, and research groups to promote and identify the needs for standardization in Indian Telecom and Broadband domains.

IEEE Standards Association Programs in India

IEEE Standards Association hosts, sponsors, and collaborates to conduct technical workshops and seminars in order to create awareness on the emerging technologies leading to the development and usage of standards.


Current standards in work

SA projects that are driven from India:

IEEE P2989: Standard for Authentication in a Multi Server Environment

IEEE P2955: Recommended Practice for Creating Self Learning Tutorials and Side by Side Learning

IEEE P2872: Standard for Interoperable and Secure Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Infrastructure and Architecture

IEEE P1951.1: Standard for Smart City Component Systems Discovery and Semantic Exchange of Objectives

IEEE P1941.1: Recommended Practice for Internet Grades of Service in Rural Areas

IEEE P2030.10.1: Standard for Electricity Access Requirements with Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) DC for Tier II and Tier lll of Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) Multi-tier Framework for Household Electricity Supply

IEEE P1930.1: Recommended Practices for Software Defined Networking (SDN) based middleware for Control & Management of wireless networks

IEEE P1931.1: Standard for an Architectural Framework for Real-time Onsite Operations Facilitation (ROOF) for the Internet of Things (IoT)

IEEE P2650: Standard for Enabling Mobile Device Platforms to be used as Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems

IEEE P2061: Architecture for Low Mobility Energy Efficient Network for Affordable Broadband Access

IEEE P1451.99: Standard for Harmonization of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices and Systems

IEEE SA Industry Connect (IC) Programs

IEEE SA Industry Connect Programs that are driven from India:

IEEE Standards Adopted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)


IEEE Standard


Tittle BIS Standard
IEEE Std C57.155™-2014


IEEE Guide for Interpretation of Gases Generated in Natural Ester and Synthetic Ester-Immersed Transformers



IS 16785 : 2018

IEEE Std C57.147™-2008


IEEE Guide for Acceptance and Maintenance of Natural Ester Fluids inTransformers


IS 16899 : 2019
IEEE Std 1227™-1990


Guide for the Measurement of DC Electric-Field Strength and Ion Related Quantities


IS 17341 : 2020
IEEE Std 802.15.4-2020


Low-Rate Wireless Networks


IS 802.15.4 : 2021


IEEE Std 802.15.9-2016


Recommended Practice for Transport of Key Management Protocol ( KMP ) Datagrams IS 802.15.9 : 2021

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