Rapid advancement in the field of electronics and its influence in our day-to-day life in general and all aspects of industrial sector in particular has placed challenging demand on engineering education as a whole . Thus the need of establishing the Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering was felt by the Government of Pakistan and the task was assigned to the Ministry of Science & Technology/PCSIR.
In 1985 a study mission of Swiss experts were invited to Pakistan and it was identified that Pakistan needs practical oriented engineers particularly in the field of industrial electronics engineering . The Swiss Government offered to establish an industrial electronics engineering institute and agreement of cooperation was signed in this regards.
The present location was selected for building institute , while the cost of building , the infrastructure, provision of utilities etc. were borne by the Ministry of Science & Technology through PCSIR . All the equipment for establishing laboratories and three experts were provided by the Swiss Government. PCSIR recruited faculty staff to support academics/administrative activities.
The curriculum and training programme was jointly worked out and the Academics Council/Affiliation Committee of NED university, Karachi was approached for grant of affiliation of the institute and award of B.E. degree . After due inspection and assessment the university granted affiliation to the institute to conduct B.E. degree course in Industrial Electronics Engineering.
The institute started its classes in June 1989 and since than it has been inducting a batch of 40 students every year . At present six batches are being trained and has successfully completed its four year degree program and are gainfully employed in various industrial and commercial sector throughout the country and abroad .