Institution of Engineers (India)

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The Institution of Engineers (India)
IEIndia Logo.jpg
MottoProfessional Engineering Education
Formation13 September 1920 (1920-09-13)
Headquarters8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata, India
Key people
Mr Navinchandra B Vasoya (president)[1]

The Institution of Engineers of India (IEI) is the national organisation of engineers in India. The IEI was founded in 1920 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1935.


The Institution of Engineers of India (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, then-Viceroy of British India. In 1935, after a successful petition from Sir Thomas Guthrie Russell (IEI President 1933–1934), the IEI obtained a royal charter of incorporation from King George V to promote and advance the science, practice, and business of engineering.


The branches of this organisation gradually began spreading across the country, leading to the formation of local institutions. Technical operations were established in 1944, with four large departments: civil, mechanical, electrical, and general engineering.

In 1947, four new centres opened: Mdhyprant, Sindh, Baluchistan, and Tiruwankur. Harold Williams served as president for a period in the 1950s. The Institution obtained the full membership of the Engineers Mobility Forum (EMF) at the bi-annual International Engineers Meetings 2009 held in Kyoto, Japan on 17 June 2009. Dr L V Muralikrishna Reddy assumed the office of IEI president at the annual general meeting held on 21 December 2014.

There are five forums of the IEI: the National Design and 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 International Federation for Structural Concrete (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]

Members are divided into two main types: corporate (organic) and non-corporate (nirangik).[incomprehensible] 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.[clarification needed] According to the official declaration of the first type member "chartered engineer" noun officer.[incomprehensible] All applicants are considered for general education, proper practical training, and personal integrity to take up the responsibilities of an engineer.

Designations for members of Institution of Engineers of India:

  1. Fellow (FIE) – the most-senior and most-reputed engineering degree and grade of corporate membership awarded by the IEI. Holders are entitled to use the post-nominals FIE. Eligibility is reserved for engineering professors and engineering doctorate-holders with 20 years of engineering experience.
  2. Member (MIE) – requires a masters of technology degree with eight years of engineering experience.
  3. Professional Engineer (PEng) – includes all AMIE with 7 years of experience, carries certain legal privileges and signing powers
    • International Professional Engineer (Int P Eng) – carries additional certifications to PEng.
  4. Associate member (AMIE) – requires an undergraduate degree in engineering and passing Section A and B examinations (see below).
    • Chartered Engineer (CEng) – includes all AMIE, carries certain legal privileges and signing powers.[2]
  5. Technician Member (T) – requires pass in the Standard XII examination, with qualifying marks in English, physics, chemistry and mathematics
    • Senior Technician Member (ST) – minimum age of 18, diploma from a 3-year polytechnic as exemption from the Section A exam (see below).
  6. Institutional member
  7. Arbitrator


The IEI pioneered non-formal education in engineering. Since 1928, the AMIE examinations have been deemed by the Association of Indian Universities and the Union Public Service Commission to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree in engineering.[3] The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development considers that this qualification is equivalent to a BEng and BTech degree awarded by a recognised Indian university and to a British Bachelor's Honours degree.[4][5] The Foreign Credential Service of America recognises it as equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering.[6]

The AMIE examination has two sections: Section A is common to all candidates, while Section B is specific to a particular stream of engineering. To take the examinations, the candidate must have been a technician member of the IEI for a year. Examinations are held twice yearly.

Post-graduate (masters) programmes in engineering and technology[7] are offered to IEI corporate members in selected engineering disciplines.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Council Members". Institution of Engineers (India).
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Recognitions of Institution Examinations". Institution of Engineers (India). Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  5. ^ "NARIC certificate" (PDF). Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Academic Credential Evaluation Report" (PDF). Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  7. ^ [3]

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