Institution of Engineers (India)
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|The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI)|
|Motto||Professional Engineering Education|
|Formation||September 13, 1920|
|Headquarters||8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata, India|
The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) is the national organisation for engineers in India. IEI has over 0.5 million members from 15 engineering disciplines in 99 centers or chapters in India and overseas; it is the largest multi-disciplinary engineering professional society in the English-speaking world. It is currently headquartered in Kolkata.
IEI was established in 1920 in Madras with Sir Thomas R. J. Ward as the founding president. It was formally inaugurated in 1921 by Lord Chelmsford, the then-Viceroy of British India. In 1935, IEI obtained the Royal Charter of Incorporation from King George V 'to promote and advance the science, practice and business of engineering'.
Sir Thomas Guthrie Russell (president 1933–34) lead the successful petition for a Royal Charter. The current president is Er S S Rathore.
The Institution obtained the full membership of the Engineers Mobility Forum (EMF) at the Bi-annual International Engineers Meetings 2009 held at Kyoto, Japan on 17 June 2009. The IEI delegation to the meetings was led by its President, Rear Admiral K O Thakare.
- Fellow - FIE
- Member - MIE
- Associate Member - AMIE
- Chartered Engineer - C Eng
- Professional Engineer - P Eng
- Senior Technician - ST
- Technician - T
Fellow is the most senior designation awarded by IEI. Holders are entitled to use the post-nominals, FIE.
Associate Member is a professional engineering degree certification awarded by the Institution. A.M.I.E. was earlier called A.I.E. and was even earlier known as Grad.I.E..
For those who have not pursued a formal education in Engineering, an associate membership can be achieved by qualifying in the examinations conducted by the institution. This entails passing Section A, Section B and the Project Work, Laboratory Experiments examination of the Institution. Senior Technician Members and Technician Members shall, on passing the Section B examination, be transferred to the class of Associate Member.
As per clause 32(c) and 32(e) of Regulations of The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Rode, Kolkata. Senior Technician Member and Technician Member shall, on passing Section B Examination of the Institution be transferred to the class of Associate Member automatically and shall be deemed to have compounded their subscription as Associate Member for Life. Fee for upgrading Technician/Senior Technician to Associate Member may be accepted in advance at applicable rate.
Since 1928, an associate membership to the IEI has been deemed equivalent (by the Association of Indian Universities and the Union Public Service Commission) to an undergraduate degree in Engineering. The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development considers that this qualification is equivalent to a B.E. and B.Tech degree awarded by recognized Indian university and to a British Bachelor's Honours degree. It is also recognized by the Foreign Credential Service of America as equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in engineering.
All life corporate members are 'Chartered Engineers', entitled to use the designation C Eng.
In addition to representing India in the Engineers Mobility Forum, the institution has been prominent in World Mining Congress (WMC), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council (CEC), the Fédération Internationale du Béton (fib), and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). It has worldwide bilateral agreements with other professional societies.
The MHRD, Department of Higher Education, Government of India released an Official Memorandum in 2012 stating that candidates enrolled with IEI, with permanent recognition up to May 31, 2013 only, will have equivalence for central government posts.
A writ petition was filed by IEI in Delhi High Court for quashing the orders of MHRD. Other professional bodies like The Institution Of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, and The Institution Of Civil Engineers (India)  separately filed similar petitions against MHRD's decision.
Currently the Delhi High Court has put a stay on MHRD's decision to withdraw the recognition until final outcome of the petition.
- www.iieinstitution.com Institution of Engineers (India) Official Website - About IEI
- "Recognitions of Institution Examinations". Institution of Engineers (India). Retrieved 13 September 2009.
- "NARIC certificate". Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- "Academic Credential Evaluation Report". Retrieved 3 September 2013.