Er. Chinmay Debnath, FIE has been elected as the President of The Institution of Engineers (India) for the session 2022-23 during the 717th Council Meeting of The Institution held on September 03, 2022 at Nagpur.
Er. Debnath born on 1 March 1961 at Agartala, Tripura. He took admission in B Tech in Metallurgical Engineering in VREC Nagpur (Presently VNIT Nagpur) and subsequently shifted to Tripura Engineering College, Tripura (Presently NIT Agartala) and Graduated in Civil Engineering in the year 1983 from this College under Calcutta University. He joined PWD, Tripura in 1984 and superannuated as Superintending Engineer in February 2021. During his service, he was attached to construction works in Roads, Buildings, Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Er. Debnath is associated with many organizations and has been an active social activist since school days. After his superannuation in 2021, he has attached himself very much with the activities of professional engineering organizations, namely The Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Buildings Congress (IBC) and Indian Engineers Federation (INDEF).
Er. Chinmay Debnath enrolled with the Institution of Engineers (India) as an Associate Member on 18 July 1986, MIE in 1990 and FIE in the year 2013 and has been attached to this century old organization well over three decades. He is involved with Tripura State Centre, IEI since it’s inception in the year 1991, when established as Agartala Local Centre. He was the Committee Member of Agartala Local Centre during 1993-95 and Joint Honorary Secretary during 1995-97 & 1997-99. During 1999-2001, he was the Honorary Secretary of Agartala Local Centre, which was upgraded as Tripura State Centre in December 2008. During this period, the only SAARC Seminar was organized in Tripura in the year 2000 with participation of representatives from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India as co-ordinated by FEISCA. During 2013-15, he was the Committee Member of Tripura State Centre; Honorary Secretary of Tripura State Centre during 2015-17. During his tenure, by virtue of organizing large number of technical activities during 2016-17, Tripura State Centre was awarded as Best Centre in C category by IEI. He was elected as the Chairman of Tripura State Centre for the session 2019-22 and has been serving as Council Member of IEI. His other important assignments with IEI during 2021-22 includes, Chairman, Centre’s Coordination Committee, Member, BoG, Rural Development Forum; Member, Civil Engineering Division Board; Member, Service Rules and Headquarters Management Committee. During 2021-22, he was a Special Invitee in Asset Management Committee. Er. Debnath has attended number of technical events organized by IEI in India as well as Bangladesh & Nepal and also was involved in organizing Joint Programme with other Centres.
His long association with Indian Buildings Congress (IBC) (A Professional Organisation connected with built environment) since 1998, when he was enrolled as Life Member. He is the Governing Council Member, IBC since 2002. During 2007-08 and 2008-09, he was the National Executive Committee Member and the National Vice President for the sessions 2019-20, 20-22 and 22-23. He had received IBC Outstanding Contribution Award 2009, IBC Presidential Award 2013 and IBC Presidential Award 2022. He was greatly involved in establishment of State / Local Centres of IBC in 16 States and Union Territories of the Country.
Since 1996, he is a Member of Indian Roads Congress, (IRC), a professional organization of Engineers in Roads Sector. He was National Council Member of IRC during 2009-10 & 2010-11. Since 2005, He is a member of Institution of Public Health Engineers (India) (IPHE). He was National Council Member of IPHE during 2016-18 and now Advisor to IPHE, Agartala Centre during 2022-23. He is associated with Indian Engineers Federation (INDEF) [An apex service federation of Graduate Engineers serving in State (34 State / UT) & Central (8 Central Organisations Govt. Service & Undertakings] since 1987. He was Secretary General of INDEF (undivided Eastern Region) during 2002-2004; Secretary General, INDEF National Body during 2005-2009; President, INDEF (North-Eastern Region) during 2010-2012; Vice President, INDEF National Body during 2016-18; Chairman, INDEF National Body during 2018-2022 and Secretary General of Senior Engineers Forum of INDEF National Body during 2022-24. Since joining in service in 1984, he was the member of State Engineers Association, Tripura (Constituent body of INDEF in Tripura State); Executive Member from 1985; Treasurer in 1995-97; General Secretary in 1997-1998 & Vice President in 2016-18.
He is associated with College Alumni NIT Agartala (Erstwhile Tripura Engineering College) and was in the Students Council of College & also was Vice President of the Alumni Association. He is also associated with School Alumni Netaji Subhas Vidyaniketan and was in the Students Council of School and also was General Secretary of the Alumni Association.
He is member of many other professional organizations like India Society of Engineers (ISE), Kolkata; India Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), Roorkee and Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers (IIBE), Mumbai. He was the member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), India Chapter, Kolkata.
Er. Debnath is very much involved in the activities of the Engg Professioinal organizations & dedicated for the cause of professional upliftment of Engineering fraternity in the Country .
Er. Chinmay Debnath is the first Engineer from North Eastern India to become the President of IEI during this 102 years period of IEI as established in 1920. Er. Debnath has assume the office as the President of The Institution of Engineers (India) at the 103rd Annual General Meeting of The Institution held at Chennai on December 18, 2022.