Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA) is a pioneering national level voluntary organisation established in the year 1939 dedicated to promote adult, non-formal and lifelong education in the country.
Men of Eminence like Dr. R.P. Masani, Shri R.N. Chetsingh, Shri H.B. Richardson, Dr. Amarnath Jha, Shri S.M. Bahrucha, Shri Raghunandan Saran, Shri N.K. Mukherjee, Dr. Zakir Hussain and Shri V.S. Mathur formed the Association. It was registered on May 15, 1947 (Reg. No. 308) under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with its own Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations.
Dr. Zakir Hussain was the Vice President of the Association from 1950 to 1960.When he was the President of India, he observed, “The History of Indian Adult Education Association is History of Adult Education in India.”