• The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India) was incorporated on the 22nd April, 1966 at Calcutta to foster the development of welding science, technology and engineering in India and since then has been serving the cause of the welding industry through its 13 branches / chapters throughout India. The institute is a non-profit making organization registered under Section 25 of the Company's Act 1956 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 Institute related to welding in the country with over 4500 Individual and Corporate Members. Further, as a member society of the International Institute of Welding, it is helping to project the importance and achievements of the Indian Welding Industry to the global community.

Industrial Corporate Members

  • These are applicable for the companies, organizations, firms, institutions engaged in the methods and means of welding and allied processes, fabricators, manufacturers & suppliers of Consumables and Equipment, Research & Development Institutions and Welding Education Service providers. Depending upon the size of Capital assets etc. the ICM's are classified.
Categories Description
Class I This shall include companies or firms engaged in the methods and means for welding and its allied processes, fabricators, manufacturers of consumables and equipments etc. The firm shall have invested capital in fixed assets exceeding Rupees One Crore.
Class II This shall include companies or firms as in Class I but with Capital over Rupees Ten Lakhs, also trade associations or technical societies or government bodies interested in Welding or its allied science / processes.
Class III This shall include companies or firms having invested capital not exceeding Rupees Ten Lakhs, Educational Institutions and recognised Technical and Research Institution.


  • The advantages of being a member of the Institute are many and will depend upon how one make use of its services to their requirements. The most important one is that, this is the platform for acquiring the knowledge in welding & disseminates its benefit to others to add value to the industry. The Institute provides unique opportunities for its members to attain its well-organised Seminars, Technical Talks, Training & Educational programmes. Useful contact with fellow National & International Experts are possible through the Indian Institute of Welding.
  • Every members are eligible to receive a free Journal once in a quarter, enriched with articles on latest development in Welding Technology. Currently in every issue there will be separate section for American Welding Society (AWS). In this section the articles are written by prominent Technologist of the worldA member may publish his article in the Indian Welding Journal (IWJ).
  • A member is eligible to appear in AM - IIW examination and obtain AM -IW degree which is equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Welding Technology as approved by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
  • Free accesses to IIW library situated at all IIW Branch Office as well as at its national HQ at Kolkata.
  • A member may attend any International Congress / Annual Assembly, National Conference / Seminar / Meet at a concessional delegate fees.
  • Appear for the Diploma & Certification programme, which is recognised all over the world of the International Institute of Welding through Authorised Training Bodies (ATBs) appointed and controlled by ANB - India.