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Frequently Asked Questions



Classes of Membership:  The Institution of Engineers (India), IEI consists of membership in the following orders: Honorary, Corporate and Non-Corporate. The Honorary Members comprises the Classes of Honorary Fellows and Honorary Life Fellows. The Corporate and Non-Corporate Members comprises the following classes
  • Corporate
    • Fellow - FIE
    • Member - MIE
    • Associate Member – AMIE
  • Non-Corporate
    • Associate - AIE
    • Affiliate – Aff. I E
    • Member Technologist - MTIE
    • Associate Member Technologist – AMTIE
    • Senior Technician - ST
    • Technician – T
    • Institutional Member - IM
    • Donor Member – DM

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP :   Qualification for Membership as described in the Bye-Laws and Regulations of the Council is applicable for every candidates for election as member of any class. Please refer to page 13 to 18, clause no 44 – 56 of Bye-Laws and Regulations.

Abridged Eligibility Guidelines for the Corporate Membership:  

:: Qualifications
Qualifications accredited by the Institution and included in the rules and syllabi shall be accepted for various classes of Membership. Other qualifications may be accepted in consultation with the Equivalence Committee. In case of persons having passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations, period of experience shall be reckoned from the date of passing Section A Examination subject to a maximum one year prior to the passing of Section B Examination.

:: Employment
‘Position of responsibility’ in the profession of engineering may, in general, be taken to start from the post of Assistant Engineer (Junior Engineer for States where it is the initial appointment in some parts of the country) in Government Departments; Second Lieutenant in the Army, or equivalent position in the Navy and the Air Force; Assistant Lecturer in Engineering Colleges; Lecturer in Polytechnics; and equivalent posts in other organizations. Post-qualification experience of 10 years in such post shall be considered for Membership (MIE) and 5 years for Associate Membership (AMIE).
In case of engineers holding relatively lower position of responsibility like Sub-Engineer, Supervisor, Overseer, etc, experience of 12 years in such post shall be considered for Membership (MIE).
‘Position of High Responsibility’ (Bye-law 46 (ii)) may, in general, be taken to start from the post of Superintending Engineer in Government Departments; Lieutenant Colonel in the Army or equivalent position in the Navy and the Air Force; Professor in Engineering Colleges; Associate Professor in the Universities / IITs; Principal in Polytechnics, and equivalent posts in other organizations. Post-qualification experience of 15 years in such post shall be considered for Fellowship (FIE).
In case the applicant holds the post of Executive Engineer / Reader / Assistant Professor or equivalent without a postgraduate qualification in engineering for a minimum period of 8 years with total experience of 20 years, he/she shall be considered for Fellowship (FIE).
In case the applicant holds the post of Executive Engineer / Reader / Assistant Professor or equivalent with postgraduate qualification in engineering for a minimum period of 6 years with total experience of 18 years,he/she hall be considered for Fellowship (FIE).
In case the applicant holds the post of Executive Engineer / Reader / Assistant Professor or equivalent with PhD qualification in engineering for a minimum period of 4 years with total experience of 16 years, he/she shall be considered for Fellowship (FIE).
In case of self-employed persons / Consultants where the designation does not convey the status of responsibility, the period of experience for consideration of their applications for various classes of Corporate Membership shall be 5 years for Associate Membership; 12 years for Membership and 20 years for Fellowship. However, each and individual case shall be considered on merit by the Membership Committee.
In case of private industries / organizations, the level of designation shall be ascertained with respect to the hierarchy in their respective industry / organization.
Privileges of Corporate Members :   A Corporate Member receives a Letter of election. All the priveleges given to him are stated in this letter
How to become a member:  
Application forms for Corporate Membership FIE/MIE/AMIE and Associate AIE are available at IEI State and Local Centre. Forms can also be downloaded from the website. Hard copy of the application form must be sent to the Headquarters duly filled in along with two passport /stamp size photographs. The application form must be signed by the supporter(s), who is a member of the IEI in the Category of FIE/MIE/AMIE, quoting the valid membership number. All the copies of documents accompanying the membership form must be attested by one of the supporters who has signed the membership form. Remittance should be made by Demand Draft (DD) in favour of ‘The Institution of Engineers (India)’, payable at Kolkata. The draft should be sent along with the membership application from addressed to The Director (Membership), The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata 700020,superscribing on the top of the envelope ‘Membership Application Form’.
Online submission of Corporate Membership Form:  
Facility of online submission of application form for Fellow, Member, Associate Member and Associate is available. Click on - Online Application for the services. However, at present this facility does not include the upgradation of membership of the existing member from one class of membership to another class. Therefore, existing members are requested not to use this facility..
Online payment:  
Facility of online payment for other services is also available.Click here for Payment Gateway While going through online payment, the reference number and payment transaction ID number must be noted and mentioned on the top of the hard copy of the membership application form while sending it along with the documents. The same procedure is to be followed as stated above for sending the hard copy of the application form.
Application forms for Non-Corporate Membership :  
Membership application form for Senior Technician (ST) and Technician (T) is available with the prospectus. The prospectus is available in all State/Local Centre of IEI and also available at the Headquarters of IEI. The price of prospectus is Rs. 375/-. Apply for prospectus with a demand draft of Rs. 375/- in favour of ‘The Institution of Engineers (India)’, payable at Kolkata, at headquarters addressed to the Director (Finance), The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata 700020 or procure the same from any State/Local Centre of IEI. The procedure to apply for ST/T membership is same as described for Corporate Membership. Click here to see the details of Eligibility Criteria & Educational Qualifications for becoming Technician (T) and Senior Technician (ST) Member
How long before become a member:  
Acknowledgement is sent by SMS regarding receipt of money within seven working days after receiving the documents. The SMS massage containing the reference no should be noted for any future communication. The processing of application for enrollment as corporate member normally takes two months time and that of non corporate ST/T members takes three months time at present from the date of acknowledgement.
Important Points to Remember :  
   Please do not forget to attest all the documents i.e. copy of date of birth proof, marksheets, certificates, employers' certificate mentioning present designation and date of holding the post (for corporate membership),chronological engineering career (for corporate membership) etc by the supporters or one of the supporter who has signed the membership application form. The supporter must be a Corporate Member of IEI in the grade of FIE/MIE/AMIE only.
   Quote telephone number/mobile number/e-mail ID in the membership application form as well as other communication with Headquarters for quick response.
   Quote mobile number to get SMS acknowledgement of receipt of money as well as other important announcement.
   List of applicants, having any deficiency / discrepancy in their applications are available in the website. Please go through the list before making any enquiry at Headquarters. Click here to see discrepancy list.
   Applicants are requested to enquiry their status of application for membership only after the normal processing time as mentioned above.
   For any membership related enquiry, quote your reference number (received through SMS or other correspondence) or demand draft (DD) number, and send the mail at e-mail ID : membership@ieindia.org without making copy to any other e-mail ID of the Institution. Efforts are made to reply queries as fast as possible. However, in certain cases, it takes time for verification. Therefore, a remainder may be sent if the reply of the e-mail is not received within seven working days
What am I supposed to get after the enrolment :  
The list of Corporate Members, after their enrollment as FIE/MIE/AMIE and AIE (non-corporate) will be available in the website under the section ‘New Enrollment’. Every member after the enrolment is expected to receive the letter of Election, code of Ethies by ordinary post and the certificate by registered post or courier service only.

The list of Senior Technician (ST) and Technician (T) members, after the enrolment will be available in the website under the section ‘New Enrollment’.The newly enrolled ST/T members are expected to receive the Letter of Election by ordinary post.
Photo Identity Card :  
Photo Identity Card is issued to every Corporate Member (FIE/MIE/AMIE) and Associate (AIE) after the enrollment of membership. It takes normally three months time to process and despatch the Photo Identity Card by registered post. Existing Corporate Member and Associate (AIE), not having the Photo Identity Card, may apply on prescribed downloadable proforma (click here) quoting the membership number, affixing two stamp size photographs and a demand draft (DD), of Rs. 250/- only for India and US $25 for other countries in favour of ‘The Institution of Engineers (India)’, payable at Kolkata,addressed to Director (Membership), The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata 700020.
Study Materials, Membership Pack and Identity Card for Senior Technician (ST) and Technician (T) members :  
ST/T members are eligible to get the Study materials, Membership Pack and Identity Card after their enrollment. The study material consists of four volumes in the following subjects.
  • Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Computing and Informatics
  • Society and Environment

Membership pack contains of Rules (Vol-I) and Syllabi (Vol-II) of the Institution Examinations, 12 sets of Examination Application Form with envelops, proforma for Replacement of Identity Card, proforma for Change of Branch/optional Subject, and proforma for Duplicate Marksheet/Duplicate Certificate etc. Study Materials and Membership Pack are despatched together by Speed Post and Identity Cards are despatched by Registered Post within two to three months after the date of election/enrollment.
Fixation of Term of Examination based on date of Enrollment as ST/T member :  
Candidates enrolled between March 01 – August 31 :- Eligible to appear for the first time in Winter Examination (same year)
September 01 – February 28/29 :- Summer Examination (next year)
The first examination that the candidates are eligible to appear is depending on their date of election as mentioned above
Non Receipt of Study Materials / Membership Pack / Identity Card :  
A number of Study Materials, Membership Pack and Identity Card is returned ‘undelivered (RLO)’ by the postal authority due to various reason like ‘not claimed/not found/addressee left etc. A list of such membership numbers are available in the website under the section ‘Non-delivery – Study Material’ and 'Non-delivery – Identity Card’ The list is updated normally once in a month. Please see whether your name is appearing in the list, if you have not received the above documents within the stipulated time as mentioned. If your name is appearing in the list, please send a demand draft for Rs. 265/- for non receipt of the Study Material and Membership Pack in favour of ‘The Institution of Engineers (India)’, payable at Kolkata, and Rs. 25/- by demand draft (DD) or a self addressed envelope affixing postage stamp of Rs.25/- for non receipt of Identity Card.

Existing ST/T members, not having the study materials, membership pack may apply for the same quoting their name and membership number.
Cost of Study Materials
(for four subjects)
  Rs. 2200/- India/Nepal
US $ 150 other countries
Study Materials
(for each subject)
  Rs. 550/- India/Nepal
US $ 55 other countries
Membership Pack   Rs. 600/- India/Nepal
US $ 50 other countries
Upgradation of Membership :  
Existing members are eligible to upgrade or transfer to their higher grade of membership provided they are satisfying the eligibility criteria as laid down in the Bye-Laws and Regulations of the Council of IEI. Please see the abridged Eligibility Guidelines for membership and ‘Bye-Laws and Regulations of the Council’ before applying for the same. The procedure for applying for higher grade of membership is same as described under the section ‘How to become a member’.
Lost of Documents :  
If you have lost your Membership Certificate, please apply in a plain paper for duplicate quoting your name and membership number with requisite fee by demand draft (DD) in favour of ‘The Institution of Engineers (India)’, payable at Kolkata addressed to the Director (Membership), The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata 700020. For duplicate Identity Card (ST/T members), please apply on prescribed downloadable proforma (click here)

The schedule of fee for different items are given below :
Items India & Nepal (Rs.) US $ for SAARC or any other Countries
Duplicate Certificate 225/- 25/-
Duplicate Identity Card (For ST/T Members) 225/- 25/-
Photo Identity Card for Corporate Members 250/- 25/-
Each division of Journal (Optional) 250/- (for 1year) 25 (for 1year)
1000/- (for 5 years) 100 (for 5 years)
Printed copy of Technician’s Journal (optional) from June 2011 issue and onwards 100/- (for 1year) 10 (for 1year)
500/-(for 6 years) 50(for 6 years)
Change of Address :  
Members are requested to apply for Change of Address for better communication, whenever they are changing their address for any reason.
Members in the grade of FIE/MIE/AMIE and AIE are requested to change their address either by sending the information of new address quoting their name and membership number through e-mail to ‘Member Service Cell’ (MSC) at pro@ieindia.org or by post or directly by log in at our website under the section change of profile.
Senior Technician (ST)/Technician (T) member are requested to apply for change of address by filling up the downloaded proforma for ‘Replacement of Identity Card’ click here available at our website along with a demand draft of Rs.l50/- (for India/Nepal) or US $ 15 (for other countries).
ST/T members can also buy a blank identity card from the State/Local centre of IEI by paying Rs.20/- and send it to the Headquarters after filling up the Card, affixing photographs and signature by the supporter (must be a member of IEI in the category FIE/MIE/AMIE only) with a demand draft of Rs. 130/-. The draft should be in favour of ‘The Institution of Engineers (India)’, payable at Kolkata and addressed to Director (Membership), The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata 700020.
Payment : All remittances must be made by demand draft (DD) in favour of ‘The Institution of Engineers (India)’ payable at Kolkata. Online payment, by using Credit Card, is also accepted only for India/Nepal (INR) not for US $.
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