The status of engineering profession in India became a matter of great importance during 1916-18 and it received public prominence in the Report of the Industrial Commission. There were endeavours to advance an industrial society to safeguard and assure the status of the profession. Sustained efforts by a group of Indian and British Engineers brought “The Institution of Engineers (India)” (IEI) into being and it was registered on September 13, 1920. As of date, there are 123 State and Local Centres and 6 overseas chapters with a membership strength of more than 8 lakhs out of which more than 2 lakhs are Corporate members. IEI has bilateral relationship with 33 sister professional societies of international repute and member of important global engineering bodies.
The strong and consistent economic growth of our country has raised expectations. Fulfilling these expectations is a real challenge and this will be the core concern in the performance of our engineering fraternity. IEI has been playing an active role in this direction as the AMIE alumni from this Institution are skilled and experienced in their respective discipline of engineering. IEI has rigorous set of norms and very high standards in the planning and conduct of its examination system.
Being recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, The Institution of Engineers (India) has taken up promotion of R&D through funding and active participation, either in solo or joint mode, with identified organizations and several resultant research works have been published in the SCOPUS indexed IEI-Springer journals.
I invite you all to join, assist and support us in all our endeavours to serve the nation so that IEI becomes a prime mover in the field of Science and Technology.
T M Gunaraja
The Institution of Engineers(India)