Student Activities - IEI


About IE(I) Professional Society.

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 1935 by His Majesty 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 an unique professional body encompassing 15 engineering disciplines and with an overall membership of over 0.5 million.

The Institution of Engineers (India), with its headquarters in Kolkata, India, 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 of industrial and academic importance all over the country, and five Overseas Chapters. The Secretary and Director General is the Chief Executive of the Institution. The Institution of Engineers (India) functions with and amongst the professional engineers, academicians and research workers and provides a vast array of technical, professional and supporting services to the government and the industries along with the academic and engineering communities.

II The major objectives of the IE(I) are:

  1. Dissemination and updating of engineering and technological knowledge and diffusion among its members,  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.
  2. Providing access to R & D activities and engineering practices through engineering and technological disciplines.
  3. Focusing on new developments, techniques, products, processes and other issues of topical interest.
  4. 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.
  5. Extending engineering information and library services at its Headquarters and at the State and Local Centers.
  6. Inculcating and promoting amongst engineers and technologists a growing commitment to the social objectives of the profession.
  7. Fostering national and international cooperation in engineering and technology.
  8. Acting as an accreditation body for courses in engineering.
  9. 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.
  10. Recording appreciation of and extending recognition to individual achievements and activities in advancing the art and science of engineering and technology.