The Institution of Engineers (India)

The Institution of Engineers (India) is the premier engineering professional society of India and represents over 0.3 million engineers from within the country and abroad.

At a meeting at Calcutta on January 3, 1919, it was decided to form a Society for the advancement of all branches of engineering sciences in India and thus ‘The Indian Society of Engineers’ was born. Soon thereafter, at a meeting held in Shimla on July 16, 1919, the code of rules was amended and the name of the Society was changed to the Institution of Engineers (India)’. It was registered under the Indian Companies Act 1913 at Madras on September 13, 1920. The formal inauguration ceremony was held on February 23, 1921 at Calcutta in the August presence of His Excellency Lord Chelmsford, the then Viceroy and Governor-General of India. The Royal Charter was granted to the Institution on September 9, 1935 by his Majesty George V. the Kind of the Emperor.

The Institution has been founder member of the World Energy Council (WEC) in 1924, the Commonwealth Engineer’ Council (CEC) in 1946 and Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), World Mining Congress (WMC), Federation International de la Precontrainte (FIP), and International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP). The IEI feels proud of its growth over the years as it can now boast of nearly 700000 corporate and nearly 160000 examines. The IEI has also established four peripheral bodies, namely the Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad; National Design and Research Forum (NDRF), Bangalore; Rural Development Forum (RDF), and Water Management Forum (WME), Ahmedabad. It is not possible here to mention individually about all it’s achievements. The one fundamental aspect – service to mankind – which is the concept of dignity of the Institution, has always been looked into with great care.


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