The Institution of Engineers ( India ), IEI, is the first professional body of engineers founded in India incorporated by Royal Charter in 1935 to promote and advance the art, science and practice of engineering and technology. From a humble beginning in 1920, it is today a multi-disciplinary professional body – the largest body of its kind with international status and bilateral relations with many sister societies round the world.
IEI represents India in several international bodies, such as World Mining Congress (WMC), World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), Commonwealth Engineers’ Council (CEC), International Federation of Prestressed Concrete (FIP), and Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). The Institution has been prominent amongst the founder members of CEC and FEISCA.
IEI functions with and amongst professional engineers, academicians and research workers, and provides a vast array of technical, professional and supporting services to the Government, the industries, the academic and the engineering community.
IEI is the pioneer body to introduce non-formal engineering education programmes, successful completion of which is recognised as equivalent to a graduate degree in engineering by the Government of India, the Union Public Service Commission, State Governments and Public/Private Sector Organisations. The programme is supported by text books published by IEI, reference libraries at Centres, distance learning materials, coaching classes at centres. It is an inexpensive route to graduation in engineering. Over 3000 candidates successfully complete the programme every year. Examinations are conducted twice a year at Centres in India and Overseas.
IEI with its Headquarters in Kolkata is administered by a National Council with the President as its Head and operates through 94 State and Local Centres located at capital cities and towns with industrial and academic importance all over the country. The Secretary & Director General is the Chief Executive of the Institution.
Aims and Objectives
– To promote and advance the science, practice and business of Engineering in all its branches (hereinafter referred to as ‘Engineering’) in India.
To establish, subsidise, promote, form and maintain Local Associations of members belonging to the Institution and others engaged or interested in Engineering so as to assure, to each individual member as far as possible, equal opportunity to enjoy the rights and privileges of the Institution.
– To diffuse among its members information on all matters affecting Engineering and to encourage, assist and extend knowledge and information connected therewith by establishment and promotion of lectures, discussions or correspondence; by holding conferences; by the publication of papers, periodicals or journals, books, circulars and maps or other literary undertaking; by encouraging research works; by the formation of a library or libraries, and collection of models, designs, drawings and other articles of interest in connection with Engineering or otherwise howsoever.
– To promote the study of Engineering with a view to disseminate the information obtained for facilitating the scientific and economic development of Engineering in India.
– To establish, acquire, carry on, control or advise with regard to colleges, schools or other educational establishments where students and apprentices may obtain a sound education and training in Engineering on such terms as may be settled by the Institution.
– To encourage, regulate and elevate the technical and general knowledge of persons engaged in or about to engage in Engineering or in any employment manual or otherwise in connection therewith and with a view thereto to provide for the holding of classes and to test by examination or otherwise the competence of such persons and to institute and establish professorships, studentships, scholarships, rewards and other benefactions and to grant certificates of competency whether under any Act of the Government of India or Local Governments regulating the conduct and qualifications of Engineers or otherwise howsoever.
– To give the Government of India, the Local Governments, Municipalities and other public bodies and others, facilities for conferring with and ascertaining the views of Engineers as regards matters, directly or indirectly affecting Engineering and to confer with the said Governments, Municipalities and other public bodies and others in regard to all matters affecting Engineering.
– To encourage inventions and investigate and make known their nature and merits.
– To arrange and promote the adoption of equitable forms of contracts and other documents used in Engineering and to encourage the settlement of disputes by arbitration and to act as or nominate arbitrators and umpires on such terms as in such cases as may seen expedient.
– To promote efficiency and just and honorable dealing and to suppress malpractice in Engineering.
– To do all such other acts and things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.