The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India) was incorporated on 22nd April 1966 at erstwhile Calcutta to foster the development of welding science, technology, and engineering in India, and since then has been serving to the cause of welding industry. It has 13 Branches, 2 Centers and several Students’ Chapters throughout India. The Institute is a not-for-profit organization registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 (presently Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013) and is also registered under section 12A of the Income Tax Act 1961, as an Institution for charitable purpose. Through its various activities and programmes, IIW-India is now recognized as the premier professional Institute related to welding in the country, with over 4500 Individual and Corporate Members. Furthermore, as a member society of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), it is helping to project the importance and achievements of the Indian Welding Industry to the global community. IIW-India is also a member of Asian Welding Federation (AWF) since its inception.

With a motto of ‘Welding for Nation Building’, IIW-India is continuously developing itself to achieve the following major objectives:

  • Assist Human resources development in welding in India;
  • Technology diffusion to Industry and the individual;
  • Foster R&D in welding;
  • Promote health & safety in welding;
  • Establish International standards of quality for the Indian fabrication industry;
  • Publish ‘Indian Welding Journal’ with research papers and latest development in welding;
  • To conduct Skill Development programmes for welders and welding engineers.


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