The institution of engineers (India) or IEI is the largest multidisciplinary professional body that encompasses 15 engineering disciplines and gives engineers a global platform for sharing professional interest. IEI has membership strength of above 0.8 million. Established in 1920, with its headquarter at 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata-700020, IEI has served the engineering fraternity close to a century. During this period of time, IEI has been inextricably linked with the history of modern day engineering. In 1935, IEI was incorporated by royal charter and remains the only professional body in India which has been accorded this honour. Today, its quest for professional excellence has given it a place of pride in almost every prestigious and relevant organization across the globe. It provides a vast array of technical, professional and supporting services to the
Government, Industries, Academic and the Engineering fraternity, operating through its 123 centres located across the country and 6 overseas centres. Besides, IEI has bilateral agreements with about 31 international bodies and membership of another 8 international bodies of the developed nations across the globe. Being recognized as a Scientific and research organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, IEI promotes the cause of research and development by providing Grant-in-Aid support to undergraduate, post graduate students and PhD Research scholars of Engineering Institutions and universities.
IEI conducts section A & B Examinations in various engineering Disciplines (popularly known as AMIE examination), the successful completion of which is recognized as equivalent to degree in appropriate field of engineering of recognized Universities of India by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. Every year large number of candidates appear for these exams.