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HISTORY OF THE IEI

The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI] is the premier professional body of engineers established in 1920 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1935 to promote and advance the art, science and practice of engineering and technology. It is the largest multidisciplinary body of engineers encompassing 15 (fifteen) engineering disciplines with a membership of more than 8.2 lakhs serving the nation for more than 9 decades.

On September 9, 1935 during the Presidentship of Rai Bahadur B P Varma, the long awaited Royal Charter was granted by his Majesty the King and Emperor George V, which was a momentous event in the annals of Engineering Industry and education in India. The Charter endowed the Institution with the responsibility to promote the general advancement of engineering amongst members and persons attached to the Institution. The Institution moved ahead to fulfill this obligation in right earnest and enhanced its canopy manifold to meet the aspirations of the fraternity of engineers.

The present Headquarters building at Kolkata was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble President of India Late Dr. Zakir Husain on January 1, 1968. The IEI has its national presence in 114 State and Local Centers and 5 Overseas Chapters. Ever since its inception, IEI has been in the forerunner of setting up national standards for promoting the country’s industrial base which culminated on the formation of the Indian Standard Institution (ISI) now called as Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). IEI in collaboration with Springer regularly publishes peer-reviewed international journal in five series, covering fifteen engineering disciplines. IEI being recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, besides conducting its own research provides Grant-in-Aid to UG/PG/ PhD students of Engineering Institutes & Universities. . In order to create a focus on national priority areas, The Institution of Engineers has established the following entities to work in tandem with the stake holders in the respective fields.

arrow Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) for providing continuing education
arrow National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) to encourage design talents in engineering and technology
arrow Rural Development Forum (RDF) to encourage and promote multifaceted development of rural India.
arrow Water Management Forum (WMF) to promote and advance the engineering and practice of water resources management judiciously.
arrow Safety and Quality Forum (SQF) to address the multi-faceted aspects of safety and quality in engineering profession.
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