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About IEI

The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI] is a statutory body to promote and advance the engineering and technology, established in 1920 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1935. It is the largest multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers encompassing 15 (fifteen) engineering disciplines with a Corporate membership of over 2 lakhs, and serving the nation for more than 9 decades. The IEI has its headquarters located in Kolkata with national presence through more than hundred Centres and several Overseas Chapters, Foras and Organ.IEI has been recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and besides conducting its own research, provides Grant-in-Aid to UG/PG/ PhD students of Engineering Institutes & Universities.

The Institution of Engineers (India) is a first professional body to represent India in several International Bodies, such as the World Mining Congress (WMC), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council (CEC), the Federation International du Beton (fib), and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). It also has bilateral agreements with a number of professional societies across the globe.

IEI holds the International Professional Engineers (IntPE) Register for India under the global International Professional Engineers Alliance (IntPEA). The Institution also award the Professional Engineers (PE) Certification.

Grades of Membership

  1. Honorary
    1. Honorary Fellow (HF)
    2. Honorary Life Fellow (HLF)
  2. Corporate
    1. Fellow (FIE)
    2. Member (MIE)
    3. Associate Member (AMIE)
  3. Non Corporate
    1. Student Member (SMIE)
    2. Member Technologist (MTIE)
    3. Associate Member Technologist (AMTIE)
    4. Senior Technician (Sr Tech IE)
    5. Institutional Member(IM)

The Corporate Membership of The Institution of Engineers (India) is open to any person with an accredited engineering degree with prescribed professional experience. With accumulation of continued professional experience and level of responsibilities, the membership of the ‘Associate Member’ grade can be upgraded to the ‘Member’ grade and then to the ‘Fellow’ grade, subject to strict scrutiny by a nominated high-level peer committee.

Corporate Membership Details:

  1. Fellow (FIE) 

Fellow is the highest grade amongst the IEI Corporate Members category eligible to use designatory words FIE in their name. Fellow is awarded based on the knowledge, contribution and experience of the person in the respective engineering field after due scrutiny of the application by a board of eminent personalities.


  • Should have a 40  years of age 
  • BE/B.Tech/Sec A&B Exam. of IEI or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 15 years of employment in the aggregate in a position of responsibility in design or execution of important engineering works.
2.Member (MIE)

Member is a senior grade of IEI Corporate Member’s category and is eligible to use designatory words MIE after the name.


  • Should have a 30  years of age 
  • BE/B.Tech /Sec A&B Exam. of IEI or equivalent qualification.
  • Eight years professional engineering experience in a position of responsibility.

3.Associate Member (AMIE)

Associate Member is an initial grade of IEI Corporate Member’s category and is eligible    to use designatory words AMIE after the name.


  • Should have 21 years of age.
  • BE/B.Tech/Sec A&B Exam. of IEI or equivalent qualification.
  •      Shall be engaged/ shall have been engaged in the design or execution or operation of Engineering works.
  • Eligibility criteria details:


Additional certification is provided by IEI along with the above-mentioned membership. 

Chartered Engineers (CE):

As per the Declaration No.16 of the Royal Charter, 1935 and Clause 69(i) of the Bye-Laws & Regulations of the Institution, every Corporate Member (FIE/MIE/AMIE) is entitled to use the style and title of Chartered Engineer (India) with additional payment of fee

The Chartered Engineer certificate is often useful for the following purpose:-

  • To be empanelled as Valuer, Loss Assessor in various financial institutions like Bank, Insurance companies etc.
  • To be empanelled as Chartered Engineer in the Original Side of High Courts, Central Excise and Customs and other similar govt concerns.
  • To win contract of civil works from Municipal Corporation and similar govt bodies.
  • To be employed and/or promoted in foreign companies.
  • To practice as self employed consultant in India and abroad.

In general, the Chartered Engineer certificate being issued by the IEI (which is one of world’s oldest and largest professional bodies of Engineers), plays the role of recognition and acceptance of one’s techno-academic qualification and professional attainment on a global platform.

Professional Engineers (PE):

Engineers whose qualification is BE / BTech or equivalent, recognized by the Statutory Authority or Government of India and who are having 5 years or more experience, having membership of a recognized professional society and having maintained continuous professional development at satisfactory level, can submit application in the prescribed format to the PE Cell, The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata-700020.

Benefits to members

  • A Corporate Member who has obtained Chartered Engineer’s Certificate from IEI possesses the platform to practice as self-employed consultant in Engineering Profession in India and abroad. This certification provides value addition during the empanelment as Valuer, Loss Assessor with various Government bodies and Financial Institutions. Corporate Members are entitled to receive Chartered Engineer certificate on payment of requisite fee.
  • Professional Engineer Certification enhances the knowledge, skill and competency of engineering professionals and also elevates their career by making them a member of an elite group of engineers. The rise in demand of competent engineers in the country necessitates the importance of Professional Engineers for certifying the engineering plans, drawings etc. for any public works of the government departments
  • Facilitates IEI members to undertake various training programs at Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad, through Continual Professional Development (CPD).
  • Facilities to use rich collections of the IEI library networks at any part of the country. Attend National & International Seminars, workshops conducted by IEI in different parts of the country at a concessional rate. Opportunity to participate in technical events e.g. seminars, Symposia, Conventions, Workshops etc. organized by various IEI centres at State, National and International levels at a concessional rate of 20%.
  • E-access to IEI-Springer Journal and avail hardcopy of the same at a concessional rate.
  • E-access to other technical publication e.g. IEI News, IEI Epitome.
  • IEI Members of various Educational Institutions are given preference in the disbursement of grant-in-Aid for R&D Activities.
  • Members can use the designatory letters FIE,MIE,AIME,etc.

Fee details

Membership GradeFee
Fellow(FIE)Direct EnrolmentRs. 12980
Transfer within composite block AM to FRs.10738
Transfer within composite block M to FRs. 10620
Member(MIE)Direct EnrolmentRs. 4897
Transfer within composite block AM to MRs. 2006
Associate Member(AMIE)Rs. 4189