The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has more than 28,780 HVAC&R professionals and Student-members.
The KIIT ISHRAE student chapter was established in the year 2018 with the effort imparted by Dr. R K Sarangi. There are many activities running under the society like projects, guest lectures and participation in various competitions such as NSDC and Aquest. Last year the preliminary round for the national level quiz contest Aquest is conducted in KIIT. In the year 2018, a group of final year students also bagged the ISPG-ug project grant from ISHRAE for carrying out their final year project work. Persons from industry and academia regularly visit the campus to share their knowledge with the students and the faculty members. Recently ISPG grant is received by a M.Tech student for carrying out research project. Under the K-12 Program the students have reached to the children of underprivileged part of society and conducted various activities for them.