The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is the national body of Architects in the country. Having started in the year 1917, the institute today has more than 15000 members. The Institute has a major role to play in promoting the profession of architecture by organising and uniting in fellowship the Architects of India to promote aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession both in Practice and in Education.
Kerala Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects came into existence in 1986 at Trivandrum.  Calicut Centre is constituted under Kerala Chapter along with other four centres and two sub-centres