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Er. Maheshwaran Thanikaivelu

B.E.Civil, FIE, PG. Dip. Matls Mgmt. PMP. CPM - IPMA

Honorary Secretary - Institution of Engineers India- Qatar Chapter

Activities of IEI Qatar Chapter

As Honorary Secretary of the Qatar Chapter, I consider it a privilege to provide a brief introduction of The Institution of Engineers (India) and its Qatar Chapter and an overview of the activities on this historic 55th Engineer’s Day on 30th September, 2022.

The Institution of Engineers (India) was registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 in the year 1920 and was formally inaugurated in 1921 by Lord Chelmsford, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India. The Institution of Engineers (India) was granted the Royal Charter of Incorporation  by His Majesty the King George V of England in 1935, “to promote and advance the science, practice and business of engineering in all its branches in India”. Starting with this humble beginning, The Institution of Engineers (India) is now a unique professional body and the track record of the Institution has been a matter of pride for all engineers.  IEI has bilateral agreements with a number of professional societies across the globe.

The council of the Institution of the Engineers of India established an overseas chapter in the State of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf in July 1991 for the benefit of its members residing and practicing engineering profession in Qatar. The Qatar Chapter under the aegis of the Indian Embassy in Qatar, is registered with Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC). The chapter has been rendering excellent professional services to the engineering community of Qatar consistently delivering the objective of the Institution uninterruptedly for last 30 years. One of the major activities is the regular technical seminars and workshop conducted for the member engineers in Qatar. We take pride that even during the Covid - 19 Pandemic, IEI Qatar Chapter consistently organized Webinars to the engineering fraternity. It also promotes general advancement in engineering and technology, provides a platform for technical interaction for continuous professional development of the engineering community of Qatar, and reached out to collaborate to sign a number of MOUs with many institutions and engineering organizations in Qatar.

Qatar Chapter has been providing support and counseling services to the Engineers in Qatar to become Corporate Members, Chartered Engineers (C.E) and Professional Engineers (P.E) of the Institution. Levels of Corporate Memberships are Fellow (FIE), Member (MIE), Associate Member (AMIE).


The Institution records its appreciation of the services rendered by the Indian Embassy officials and the IBPC of their support.

IEI Qatar Chapter has begun offering the Professional Engineering (PE) examination facilities in Qatar. PE certi­fication has assumed a great signifi­cance after the formation of “Engineers Mobility Forum”, a global body for the free movement of Engineers holding PE certi­fication of any member country with mutual recognition.

As Honorary Secretary of the Qatar Chapter, I consider it a privilege to present this over view of the activities on the 55th Engineer’s Day celebration on 30th September, 2022


The timeline of the activities after the 54th Engineer’s Day is presented below.


  • 30th Oct 2021: webinar on “Energy Revolution
  • 29th Nov 2021: webinar on “Intumescent Coatings” (hybrid mode)
  • 26th Dec 2021: webinar on “Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
  • 28th Jan 2022: “Privacy and Security Implications in the Current Digital Era
  • 26th Feb 2022: “Energy Management” - TARSHEED Program in association with KAHRAMAA and MES School
  • 23rd March 2022: “A Diversified Approach to Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors”
  • 31st March 2022: International Project Management Conference-2022”  Theme webinar on:   “Executing Green Projects in Hot Terrains - New Dimensions for Project Success
  • 17th May 2022: Engineering Organizations (WFEO-CIC) on “World Telecommunication & Information Society Day” Celebration Theme Webinar on “Digital Technologies for Older persons and Healthy Ageing”

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 11th June 2022 Followed by Elections for 2022 -2024 Executive committee which was held after a gap of 4 years due to Covid- 19 pandemic at Kanjani Hall IBPC-IICC, with the following new Executive committee Office bearers.




KM. Salihudheen

Hon. Chairman


Er. Syed Raziulla

Hon. Vice Chairman


T. Maheshwaran

Hon. Secretary


Dr. Maqbool Ahmed

Hon. Treasurer



  • On 29th July 2022, the first webinar was conducted by the new Executive committee  on “Arc Flash Assessment and PPE Requirements”
  • 26th August 2022 – Theme Seminar on “Smart Engineering for a Better World”


As Qatar marches ahead proudly towards the final preparation for the commencement of FIFA World cup Games this year, the Institution of Engineers (India) Qatar Chapter is also marching ahead with the nation and continuing its fullest professional support in their endeavor for successful completion of the FIFA world Cup 2022.

On behalf of IEI Qatar Chapter, I extend our sincere gratitude to our sponsors, other organizations and fellow engineers for extending their valuable support to our activities. The Institution records its appreciation of the services rendered by the Indian Embassy officials, the IBPC officials and the IEI Head Quarter officials of their support. We look forward to your continued support in the years to come.


Thanking You

Maheshwaran Thanikaivelu

Honorary Secretary

Institution of Engineers India – Qatar Chapter