The Council of IEI set up Belapur Local Centre (BLC) in May 1994. Ever since its Inception, BLC is vibrant with active participation from its office bearers and ever increasing members. BLC is situated in a 1000 Sq.Meters plot in Sector 15, Central Business District(CBD), close to Belapur Railway Station in Navi Mumbai. IEI BLC Building was designed by the reputed architects, M/s.Shashi Prabhu & Associates. It consists of a stilt with 5 floors at estimated cost of Rs.100 lakhs (as of 1994). Building work has been executed in phases, largely due to benevolent corporate funds in addition to contributions from members and assistance from various agencies. At present, IEI BLC has over 1000 members comprising of engineers from 17 Divisions (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, ET, Computer Engg, Architecture, Mining, Textiles...).These high profile engineers are from Thane, Raigad, Navi- Mumbai etc. IEI BLC organizes series of lectures, speeches, workshops, seminars, symposia etc., to disseminate knowledge and create a platform for exchange of technical ideas between members, non members, with participation of a number of leading companies and organiszations. IEI BLC is establishing Students Chapters in engineering colleges, polytechnics etc in Thane, Raigad, Navi Mumbai etc.