IEEE Malabar Subsection, the first subsection under Kerala Section has started functioning in Oct 2010, on the IEEE day. This subsection has been formed for better networking between professional members and student members of IEEE in the northern districts of Kerala. viz. Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod. At present the office of IEEE Malabar subsection is at National Institute of Technology Calicut.

IEEE activities in Kerala have reached its 41st year. Initiated on 17 February 1975 as a subsection under the then India section, Kerala subsection became part of the Bangalore Section in 1976 upon formation of India Council. Kerala became a full Section in 1983. The section has been very active since its formation. It has been holding a national or international seminar every year since 1984.