Institution of Engineers (India)

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The Institution of Engineers (India)
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Abbreviation I.E.I.
Motto Professional Engineering Education
Formation 13 September 1920 (1920-09-13)
Headquarters 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata, India
Key people

The Institution of Engineers India (IEI) is the national organization of engineers in India. The Institution of Engineers India was incorporated by the Royal Charter in 1935.


The institution 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 after a successful petition from Sir Thomas Guthrie Russell (President 1933–34).


The branches of this organization gradually began spreading across the country, leading to the birth of local institutions. Technical operations were established in 1944, with four large departments: Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and General Engineering. It celebrated its silver jubilee in 1945 in Calcutta. In 1947, four new centers opened: Mdhyprant, Sindh, Baluchistan and Tiruwankur. Harold Williams served as President for a period in the 1950s. The institution celebrated its Golden Jubilee at Calcutta, inaugurated by Mrs Indira Gandhi.[2] 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. Dr. L V Muralikrishna Reddy, FIE, Int. PE, CEng (UK) is the youngest President and assumed office at the Annual General Meeting held at Hyderabad on 21 December 2014.


There are five fora of the IEI: the National Design & Research Foundation (NDRF), Water Management Forum (WMF), Safety and Quality Forum (SQF), Sustainable Development Forum (SDF) and Rural Development Forum (RDF). The IEI also has an autonomous organ, the Engineering Staff College of India.


In addition to representing India in the Engineers Mobility Forum, the institution has been prominent in the 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 no worldwide bilateral agreements with other professional societies.

Membership categories[edit]

  1. Members are divided into two main types: (a) Corporate (organic) and (b) non-corporate (Nirangik). Members and associate members are calculated in advance. Respected members of type II members, brothers (Companion), graduates, students, associate members and auxiliaries (subscriber) are counted. According to the official declaration of the first type member "chartered engineer" noun officer. The first type of applicant's eligibility for membership is mainly determined on the following points: the proper proof of general and engineering education; Engineered as proper practical training; Take up the responsibility as an engineer as well as personal integrity.
  2. Designations:
  1. Fellow – F.I.E.
  2. Member – M.I.E.
  3. Associate member – A.M.I.E.
  4. Graduate – Grad.I.E.
  5. Associate – A.I.E.
  6. Chartered Engineer – C.Eng.
  7. Professional Engineer – P.Eng.
  8. International Professional Engineer – Int.PEng.
  9. Senior Technician Member – ST
  10. Technician Member – T
  11. Institutional member
  12. Arbitrator
  • Senior designations:-
  1. Fellow (F.I.E.):- *Fellowship (F.I.E.) is the most senior and most reputed engineering degree and grade of Corporate Membership awarded by The Institution of Engineers (India). Holders are entitled to use the post-nominals, F.I.E.. Professors / Assistant Professors / Associate Professors of I.I.T. / N.I.T. / Universities / Other Engineering Colleges in the scale of PayBand–4, (i.e.-Rs.37400–67000) have eligibility to opt Fellowship (F.I.E.). Ph.D. passed in Engineering and Technology with 20 years Engineering Experience are also eligible to opt F.I.E. Engineering Degree
  1. Member (M.I.E.):- Membership is also a more senior and more reputed engineering degree and grade of Corporate Membership awarded by The Institution of Engineers (India). Holders are entitled to use the post-nominals, M.I.E. M.Tech. passed with eight years engineering experience are eligible to opt M.I.E. Engineering Degree Certificate

Associate member (A.M.I.E.)[edit]

  1. Government notification:- Associate Member (A.M.I.E.) is a bachelor's degree in engineering awarded by The Institution of Engineers (India). For those who have pursued a formal education in Engineering, an associate membership engineering degree certificate 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. The government of India, in continuation to its earlier recognition, has recognized passing of Sections A & B Examinations as revised, conducted by The Institution of Engineers (India), as equivalent to a bachelor's degree in the appropriate branch of engineering of the recognized universities in India and has notified in the Gazette of India, Part 1, Section 1, dated 11, 2006. 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.[3][4] It is also recognized by the Foreign Credential Service of America as equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering.[5]
  2. Graduateship examinations (Grad.I.E.):- The summation of complete passed (grade point and grade points average) obtained in subject of section ‘A’ and section ‘B’ and project work and laboratory experiments (applicable number or subjects) is called "Graduateship Examinations" or Grade.IE (Having Passed Sections ‘A’ & ‘B’ of the Institution's Examinations), After passing Graduateship Examination (section A & B), being a Graduate (Grad.I.E.), a student become an Associate Member (A.M.I.E.) of The Institution of Engineers (India) and receive an Engineering Degree of Associate Membership (A.M.I.E.). Associate Membership (AMIE) Examinations [Section A&B] of The Institution of Engineers (India) was known earlier as Graduateship (Grad.I.E.) Examinations [Section A&B] of The Institution of Engineers (India), and after passing Section A&B Examinations, AMIE [Associate Member of The Institution of Engineers (India)] was known earlier as Grad.I.E. [Graduate of The Institution of Engineers (India)]. By The Institution of Engineers (India), The nomenclature of the 'Graduate' (abbreviated as Grad.I.E.) category of membership has been changed to 'Associate' (abbreviated as A.I.E.) with effect from July 27, 2009 without any change in the criteria, i.e., age, occupation, qualification, training, etc. And The Institution of Engineers (India), The Council at its 673rd meeting held during the 29 and 30 September at Kolkata, decided and approved that Associates (A.I.E.) enrolled up to and including 02 Dec 12 will be automatically upgraded to Associate Member (A.M.I.E.).
  3. Associate membership (A.M.I.E.):- As per Regulations clause 32(c) of The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Rode, Kolkata,[6] All students (Senior Technician Members and Technician Members) shall on passing Section ‘A&B’ Examination of The Institution of Engineers (India) be transferred to the class of Associate Member automatically, admitted as engineering graduate by The Institution of Engineers (India) in their branch of engineering, and issued an engineering degree certificate of Associate Member (A.M.I.E.) with attachment to their branch of engineering and with sending their A.M.I.E. record on their state center and on their local center and with publishing their A.M.I.E. details online in the official website of The Institution of Engineers (India), which can be verified from their online verification link. Fee for up gradation from Senior Technician Membership / Technician Membership to the Grade of Associate Membership (A.M.I.E.) is accepted, collected and absorbed during admission for Section B Examination.
  4. A.M.I.E. photo identity card:- The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata, provides to their all Associate Members their photo identity card of Associate Membership having their photo, name, Associate Membership number (AM No.), address, date of birth and signature, issued by the secretary and director general, The Institution of Engineers (India), with their signature

Chartered engineer certificate[edit]

  1. Chartered engineer certification:- As per Bye-Laws clause 69(1) and clause 69(5) of The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhal Road, Kolkata,[7] An Associate Member (A.M.I.E. Engineer) of The Institution of Engineers (India) are automatically designated as Chartered Engineer [C.Eng.(I)] and as a Professional Engineer [P.Eng.(I)] also and they all are entitled to use their designation Chartered Engineer [C.Eng.(I)] and Professional Engineer [P.Eng.(I)] also with their name, and have all rights and privileges of Chartered Engineer [C.Eng.(I)] and Professional Engineer [P.Eng.(I)] also. By Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata-700020, Chartered Engineers [C.Eng.(I)] and Professional Engineer [P.Eng.(I)] certificate holders are authorized to work as a professional practice on their Engineering field as Chartered Engineers and as a Professional Engineer with their own seal and signature; without any Government license; A Chartered Engineer [P.Eng/IntPEng] by definition is one whose academic qualification & experience will be in conformity with the internationally mutually acceptable standards. After evaluation of competency by the National Committee of the relevant engineering discipline, the applicant engineer is certified as a Chartered Engineer [P.Eng/IntPEng] by a Board for Certification of Professional Engineers (BFC).
  2. Chartered engineer Govt. rights:- As per A.M.I.E. Rules, clause 6 in Page number 2 of 5 in A.M.I.E. Application form, Application for Associate Member (AMIE),[8] of The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata, Chartered Engineers Certificate is often useful for the following purpose; 1-To be Empaneled as valuer, Loss Assessor, in various financial institutions like Banks, Insurance Companies etc. 2-To be Empaneled as Chartered Engineer in the original side of High Courts, Central Excise and Customs and other similar Government Concerns; 3-To win contract of civil works from municipal-corporations and similar Government Bodies; 4-To have better opportunity of being employed and/or promoted in foreign companies; 5-To practice as self-employed consultant in India and abroad
  3. Chartered engineer Signing powers:- As per Chartered Engineer (P.Eng/IntPE) Guidelines clause 8 of The Institution of Enginees (India),[9] A Chartered Engineer (P.Eng/IntPE) shall have a seal of his own as per design approved by the BFC (Board for Certification of Professional Engineers) which shall have following information; 1-Name of the Chartered Engineer (P.Eng/IntPE), 2-Chartered Engineer (P.Eng/IntPE) Certificate Number, 3-Name of Certificate Issuing Authority, 4-Discipline (Branch of Engineering), 5-Valid up to (Date of validity). This seal must be affixed on the drawing/design/report/certification, certified by Chartered Engineer (P.Eng/IntPE). A Chartered Engineer (P.Eng./IntPE) shall be responsible for civil/criminal liability for the losses/damages suffered by the user of his/her services if it is found that the losses/damages have arisen out of wrong certification.
  4. Royal Charter of Incorporation 1935:- IEI obtained the Royal Charter of Incorporation 1935 (Equivalent to an Act of Parliament) was granted on 9 September 1935 by his Majesty the King Emperor George IV, King of England, at the court at Buckingham palace, 'to promote and advance the science, practice and business of engineering'. Sir Thomas Guthrie Russell (President 1933–34) led the successful petition for a Royal Charter. After being incorporated by Royal Charter 1935, Institution is providing Chartered Engineer Certificate to their all associates who has passed section A & B examinations successfully. Incorporation of Royal Charter 1935 gives power to engineering institutions to award Chartered Engineering Certificate to all their associates for working and practicing in engineering field all over world without Government License. The Institution of Engineers (India) is only one and single body in India with having Incorporation of Royal Charter with having power to award Chartered Engineer Certificate to their all associates. IEI is a Body Corporate; continuing to be a Law in force duly protected under Article 372 of the Constitution of India.[10]

Professional engineer[edit]

  1. Professional engineer:- As per Bye-Laws clause 69(5) of The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhal Road, Kolkata,[7] All Associate Member (A.M.I.E. Engineer) of The Institution of Engineers (India) are automatically designated as Professional Engineer [P.Eng.(I)] and they all are entitled to use their designation Professional Engineer [P.Eng.(I)] with their name, and have all rights and privileges of Professional Engineer [P.Eng.(I)].
  2. Certificate of Competency for Professional Engineers:- Under the mandate of the Royal Charter, conferred on 13 Aug, 1935, The Institution of Engineers (India) grants Certificate of Competence to the engineers by way of Professional Engineer Certification known as P.Eng. (India). Professional Engineer (PE) Certification enables engineering professionals to advance their career inspiration and in wide-ranging ways. The Institution of Engineers (India) has a laid down process to certify Professional Engineers after assessing the competency of the engineers as per criteria of eligibility and as per the assessment process. Considering the high standards required of competence for the engineering profession, PE Certification not only enhances an engineering professional’s stature, but also makes them suitable to attain higher levels of authority and responsibility. The contribution to career advancement is among the most important benefits of PE certified professional. It is envisaged that due to the growing requirement of competent engineers in the Country, in future, only a professional engineer may prepare, sign, seal and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval, or to seal engineering work for public and private clients. With the growing economy and massive expansion of technological infrastructure, the market demand of PE certified engineers are expected to be much higher. Rising to the occasion, The Institution of Engineers (India) has taken up this important responsibility of certifying the competency of engineers by way of Professional Engineers (PE) Certification and in short will be called as P.Eng. (India). The Register for PE Certified Engineers shall be maintained by IEI at national/regional level for benefits of various stakeholders. Also P.Eng. (India) Certification enables an engineer to become an independent consultant, a government engineer or an educator. In view of above you may like to obtain P.Eng.(India) Certification, which will help in value addition to your profile as an engineer. This is important to mention that no other Professional Body in the country is associated with The Institution of Engineers (India) in the matter of PE certification. The complete details of PE Certification, certification process, the guidelines and the forms are available on IEI website,, under the link:
  3. International professional engineer:- After passing an assessment examination conduct by The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata-700020, professional engineer [P.Eng.(I)] upgrade in an international professional engineer [IntP.Eng.(I)]

Government recognitions[edit]

  1. National recognitions:- Government of India, in continuation to its earlier recognition, has recognized passing of Section A & B Examinations as revised, conducted by The Institution of Engineers (India), as equivalent to bachelor's degree in the appropriate branch of engineering of the recognized universities in India.[11] AMIE with M.Tech is a qualification approved by AICTE for lecturer in an Engineering college
  2. International recognitions:- The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI] has bilateral relations with engineering professional institutions in 19 countries around the world and is also the founding member of major international engineering organizations. This mutual relationship promotes the advancement of engineering profession in general and recognition in particular amongst all the members attached to these professional societies. IEI plays leading role in engineering activities across the world and provides international platform to its members[12]

Section A & B examinations[edit]

  1. There are 2 sections, namely Section A and Section B, in this examination. Section A is common for all candidates. Under Section B, a particular discipline of engineering has to be chosen from among the streams offered.
  2. Section-A Examination:- Technician Members who have been on the role of the Institution of Engineers for a year are eligible to appear in the non-diploma stream examination based on their date of election to membership. Senior Technician Members can appear in the diploma stream. The exact dates and other details regarding the examinations like the last date of submission of examination forms, etc., are announced by the Institution of Engineers in the Technicians Journal. The examinations are held twice every year, called summer and winter examinations, normally in May / June and November / December respectively. Subjects in Section A examination are:
  3. For Diploma Stream:- Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing, Material Science and Engineering, Computing and Informatics, Society and Environment.
  4. For Non-Diploma Stream:- Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing and Graphics, Electrical Science, Mechanical Science, Engineering Physics And Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation, Computing and Informatics, Society and Environment. Section A examination is common for all. Basic Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Communication are covered to prepare the candidate, to move on to Section B by choosing a particular discipline from among the streams offered.
  5. Section B Examination:- After passing Section A completely, the student will be admitted to appear for the Section B examination and after passing min. 5 papers of section B in respective branch, the student will be admitted to appear for Project Work and for Laboratory experiments. This consists of 9 papers of which 6 are compulsory and 3 optional. Currently, only the following branches of engineering are covered: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Production Engineering, Textile Engineering.
  6. Scheme of the Examination:- Each paper is 3 hours long (unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the list of subjects). The maximum number of papers a candidate can appear at a time is: Section A : 4 papers, Section B : 4 papers. Minimum time limit to complete Section A: Non-Diploma stream: 1.5 years, Diploma stream: 6 months. Minimum time limit to complete Section B: Diploma and Non-Diploma stream: 1.50 years. Project work and laboratory experiments can be carried out only after clearing 5 subjects of Section B. Additionally, person shall be employed and engaged in engineering activities during the admission for Section B examination.
  7. Academic Eligibility for Studentship For Technician Membership:- Candidates can directly become Technician Members if they have a minimum qualification of a pass in the Standard XII Examination (45% minimum aggregate). Candidates who have passed in English and secured an aggregate of at least 45% in the qualifying examination as well as an aggregate of 45% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply.
  8. Academic Eligibility For selection as Senior Technician Membership or for transfer from being a Technician Member to a Senior Technician Member, candidates must satisfy the following conditions: A minimum age of 18 years on the date of application for selection or transfer, He / she should be a 3-year polytechnic diploma engineer or The candidate should have passed a diploma examination in engineering or technology or its equivalent recognized by the Council, or an examination recognized by the Council as exempting from passing Section A of the Institution of Engineers examination in the non-diploma stream.
  9. For eligibility conditions and for qualifications for various classes of student memberships, A list of qualifying examinations is given.[13]
  10. Examination Centers:- The examinations – Section A and B [10] – are conducted in Abu Dhabi, Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Coimbatore – Peelamedu, Delhi, Gwalior, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kathmandu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nashik Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Roorkee, Rourkela, Behrain, Doha, Mumbai, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupathi, and Visakhapatnam, Salem City.
  11. In addition, Section A (Both Diploma and Non-Diploma) examinations are held in Aligarh, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Vijayawada, Mysore, Ujjain, Ranchi, Shimla, and Vadodara.
  12. Section B Diploma Stream examination also held in: Agartala, Cuddapah, Indore, Kharagpur, Srinagar, Karnal, Nasik, Neyveli, Madurai, and Portblair.

Postgraduate programmes[edit]

  1. Post graduate (Masters) programmes in engineering & technology: As per Announcement for Postgraduate Programmes,[14] in order to open a window of opportunities to practising engineers, the Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata offers the postgraduate programme to its Graduates and Corporate Members in selected engineering disciplines. This programme facilitates the members to widen their knowledge and acquainting them with new and emerging technologies to upgrade their competence in the competitive industrial environment. This facility will continue for existing registered candidates only. No fresh registration shall be accepted.

Other activities[edit]

  1. Other institutions represented A goal of this organization is that it is to cooperate with universities and other Shicshadikarion education of the engineers to trigger on. Universities and other Shicshasnsthaon committees, is also represented. The institution "Engineering Institutions Ov Ov Kanfrens the Commonwealth" is also associated with.
  2. Annual session Each local center's annual session in the month of December. The main body of the annual session alternately in each center, at his invitation, in the month of January or February, in which all members are represented all over the country and important articles published in the Journal of the dispute. The architecture of the ancient institution Badarmay printed and handwritten texts and related literature collection Arwachin Nagpur is in the center.
  3. Evaluation As per UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), the associate membership examination is a good engineering degree examinations Recognized equivalent. Not only that, the university degrees and the organization of other Diploma on for its associate membership to the Union Public Service Commission only recognizes the central government considers appropriate for engineering services. Most state governments and other public institutions are the same. The new degree or diploma to recognize the institution has kept stable following procedure. The first officer on behalf of the university or institution is applying for accreditation. Council appoints a committee which subsequently went on College course levels and its relevance, exams, teachers, and other features means checking your own report to the Council. Council then gives its decision on recognition.


  1. ^ "List of Council Members". Institution of Engineers (India). 
  2. ^ "IEI Branch Manager" (PDF). Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Recognitions of Institution Examinations". Institution of Engineers (India). Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "NARIC certificate" (PDF). Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Academic Credential Evaluation Report" (PDF). Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
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