IIChE maintains close association with various professional bodies at home and abroad. It has regular collaborations with two of the leading global Institutes in the field of Chemical Engineering, namely, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), USA.
As part of its collaboration with IChemE, every alternate year, IIChE and IChemE organize students’ exchange programmes. With AIChE, the Institute holds joint sessions during CHEMCON every year. AIChE also offers dual membership to IIChE members at a concessional rate.
IIChE is also a member of the Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering, Australia and a corresponding member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, Germany. The Institute is a permanent invitee to DECHEMA, Germany. It became the first organization from the developing countries to join the Executive Committee of the World Chemical Engineering Council, which was formed in Melbourne in 2001. During 2003 - 2004, the Institute had collaboration with InnoCentive Inc., a US-based organization, offering a wide platform to the international scientific community to work on complex scientific problems and find their solutions.
At home, in 2002, IIChE joined Engineering Council of India (ECI) as a member of its Board of Governors. IIChE is working with ECI for enlisting chemical engineers in National Registers for Professional Engineers. The ECI is the apex body of professional and consulting engineers in India, representing various engineering disciplines. IIChE is also represented at various committees/sub-committees of Bureau of Indian Standards.
Of late, IIChE is working on developing a wide platform to collaborate with FICCI.