The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI] is the largest multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers, established in 1920 with its Headquarters located in Kolkata and incorporated under Royal Charter on 9th September, 1935 by the then His Majesty of King George V. The Royal Charter endowed the Institution with the responsibility to promote the general advancement of engineering amongst its members and persons attached to the Institution. After Independence, the Institution is a “Body Corporate” protected under Article 372 of the Constitution of India. The Institution of Engineers (India) is administered by a National Council with the President as its Head.
The Institution has been serving the engineering fraternity for over a Century with its national and international presence through 125 Centres spread all over India, 6 Overseas Chapters, 6 Fora and an Organ namely Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad. The Institution encompasses 15 (fifteen) engineering disciplines with a Corporate membership of over 2 lakhs.
IEI has been recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and besides conducting its own research, provides Grant-in-Aid to UG/PG/ PhD students of Engineering Institutes & Universities.
The Institution of Engineers (India) is the first professional body to represent India in several International Bodies, such as the World Mining Congress (WMC), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council (CEC), the Federation International du Beton (fib), and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). It also has bilateral agreements with a number of professional societies across the globe.
IEI holds the International Professional Engineers (IntPE) Register for India under the global International Professional Engineers Alliance (IntPEA). The Institution also awards the Professional Engineers (PE) Certification.
The Institution of Engineers (India) as a pioneer body has been conducting Sections A & B Examinations popularly known as AMIE, successful completion of which is recognized as equivalent to a degree in engineering by the Government of India, the Union Public Service Commission, the State Governments and many Public / Private Sector organizations in the country.
Ever since its inception, IEI has been the forerunner in setting up national standards for promoting the country’s industrial base which culminated on the formation of the Indian Standard Institution (ISI), now called as Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). IEI, in collaboration with Springer Nature Pvt. Ltd., regularly publishes peer-reviewed international journals in five Series, covering fifteen engineering disciplines.
IEI issues membership certification to the eligible engineers, technologists and scientists. Charter Engineer, Professional Engineer and International Professional Engineer certifications in various disciplines of engineering are also issued by this Institution.
During Indian Engineering Congress, National Conventions, Engineers’ Day, recognitions and awards are conferred upon the distinguished engineers in recognition of their contributions in the engineering domain.
The Institution maintains a panel of highly qualified and well experienced Arbitrators having technical and professional engineering competence covering 15 core engineering disciplines from amongst its Fellow members who are attached to 125 State and Local Centres of the Institution located all over the country. IEI awards a certificate to the empanelled arbitrators in recognisition of their expertise in the field of arbitration. The Institution appoints arbitrator from its panel of arbitrators in various disputes that arise by and between the parties during execution of works / supplies contracts
The State / Local Centres of IEI spread across the country do organise technical activities and provide platform to the stakeholders, technocrats, policy makers and others to share their expertise to benefit the engineering fraternity.
How does the Institution serve the Engineering Community ?
The services rendered by The IEI to its Members are primarily through a variety of technical activities and functions such as :
- Dissemination and updating of engineering and technological knowledge and diffusion among its members, the information on all matters affecting engineering, through Technical Activities, such as seminars, symposia, continuing education courses, workshops, paper meetings, conventions, conferences, etc at both national and international levels;
- Providing access to R & D activities and engineering practices through engineering and technological disciplines;
- Focusing on new developments, techniques, products, processes and other issues of topical interest;
- Highlighting emerging engineering and technological scenario through comprehensive coverage in the tabloid IEI News published monthly along with authoritative discourses and state-of-the-art reviews on specialized engineering issues in the Technorama published annually;
- Extending engineering information and library services at its Headquarters and at the State and Local Centres;
- Inculcating and promoting amongst engineers and technologists a growing commitment to the social objectives of the profession;
- Fostering national and international cooperation in engineering and technology;
- Acting as an accreditation body for courses in engineering;
- Acting as qualifying body and conducting examinations under its non-formal education programme, to cater to the needs and aspirations of prospective entrants to the profession;
- Recording appreciation of and extending recognition to individual achievements and activities in advancing the art and science of engineering and technology.
UNIQNESS OF IEI
- Largest Professional Society in the country, established under the Royal Charter, covering all disciplines of engineering;
- Large network of State and Local Centers covering all geographical parts of the country and several Chapters in Foreign Countries;
- Largest non-formal engineering educator in the country with government recognition for AMIE examination.
Gujarat State Center
The Gujarat State Center of the Institution of Engineers was established in the year 1961 upon formation of Gujarat state in that year.The Gujarat State Centre has more than 34000 Corporate and Non-Corporate Members on its rolls.
The center has its own building known as Bhaikaka Bhavan named after the reputed engineer of Gujarat Shri Bhailalbhai Patel. The building includes an auditorium having capacity to house 275 participants.
The Gujarat State Centre has also built up a good Library with about fourteen thousand books including ISI standards.
At present there are four Local Centres at Surat, Vadodara, Vallabh Vidhyanagar and Rajkot (Saurashtra) which are attached to the Gujarat State Centre.