About IEI

Based on the experiences of the First World War, Sir,Thomas Holland, President of the Indian Industrial Commission (1916-1918), in his report to the then Government of India, strongly recommended the establishment of an Institution, which would serve the cause of engineering education and industry in India. The Institution of Engineers (India) IEI was registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 in the year 1920. Formally inaugurated in 1921 by Lord Chelmsford, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India. 

The Institution obtained the Royal Charter from King George V, in 1953 “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 about 0.5 million.
IEI 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, the industry, the academics and the engineering community. 

IEI with its headquarters in Kolkata is administered by a National Council, with the President as its Head, and operates 95 State and Local Centres located at capital cities and towns of industrial and academic importance all over the country, and with eight overseas chapters. The Secretary & Director General is the Chief Executive of the Institution.Based on the experiences of the First World War, Sir, Thomas Holland, President of the Indian Industrial Commission (1916-1918), in his report to the then Government of India, strongly recommended the establishment of an Institution, which would serve the cause of engineering education and industry in India.

The Institution of Engineers (India) IEI was registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 in the year 1920. Formally inaugurated in 1921 by Lord Chelmsford, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India, The Institution obtained the Royal Charter from King George V, in 1953 “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 about 0.5 million. 

IEI 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, the industry, the academics and the engineering community.

IEI with its headquarters in Kolkata is administered by a National Council, with the President as its Head, and operates 109 State and Local Centres  as of 25-09-2015 located at capital cities and towns of industrial and academic importance all over the country, and with eight overseas chapters. The Secretary & Director General is the Chief Executive of the Institution.