EDUCATION, EXAMINATIONS AND ACCREDITATION.
The career route of candidates pursuing the sections A & B examinations is depicted in FIGURE-1.
� The sections A&B examination of IEI are conducted twice a year ( in the month of June and December). The PG examinations are also held twice a year (in the month of April and October).
� The successful candidates of Sections A&B examination are considered as potent engineers by all types of industries (both in private and public ) in India and abroad.
� The sections A&B examinations are conducted in 56 major metropolis/cities under the overall guidance of State/Local Center of IEI. This examination is also conducted in five foreign countries, namely, Kathmandu, Abu Dhabi, Baharain, Doha and Kuwait under the overall guidance of Indian Embassy in the respective country.
� The Institution also runs PG Diploma/Degree in give engineering disciplines (namely, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics & Communication and Quality Engineering and Management) in association with Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Deemed University). The Diploma is awarded by IEI, whereas the Degree is awarded by NIT, Mesra.
� The Institution has developed a very strong technical mechanisms by which accreditation of foreign qualifications are recognized and subsequently these qualifications are considered to be the yardsticks for granting memberships in various grades in IEI and thereafter the candidates pursue the advancement in their professional career through various examinations/other modes of practice.
� Publishes study materials for meeting the long-standing demand of Technicians/Senior Technicians. At present, study materials for Section A (both Diploma and Non-Diploma) are available. Attempts are being made to publish such study materials for compulsory subjects of selected engineering disciplines in section B too.
TECHNICIAN/SENIOR TECHNICIAN MEMBERSHIP:
The details, such as, grade, age and academic qualification needed for Technician/Senior Technicians are given here under:
|GRADE||AGE (Yrs.)||EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION|
|Technician (T)||17||A candidate must secure in the 10+2 examination or its equivalent (as recognized by the COUNCIL) with 45 percent marks in aggregate in science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and pass in English as well as 45 percent in overall aggregate.|
|Senior Technician (ST)||18||A candidate must possess either|
(i) accredited diploma examination in engineering or technology or its equivalent as recognized by the COUNCIL, or|
(ii) Such other examinations recognized by the COUNCIL as exempting from Section A (Non-diploma) examination of the Institution.
TECHNICIAN/SENIOR TECHNICIAN MEMBER�S PRIVILEGES:
A host of privileges, including the following, are extended to Technician/Senior Technician members of IEI:
� The Institution has a strength of 60 Technicians� chapters functioning at various State/Local Centers catering the technical input to Technician/Senior Technician members. The Technician/Senior Technician Members participate in all technical discourses organized by the Technician chapters.
� A senior Technician member is entitled to write after his/her name the class of membership in an abbreviated form, viz, �Sr Tech IEI�.
� A Technician member is entitled to write after his/her name the class of membership in an abbreviated form, viz, �Tech IEI�.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member can use the library facilities available at a large number of State/Local Centers of IEI.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member receives the Technicians� journal free of cost.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member avails guidance classes provided at State/Local Centers of IEI.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member gets the opportunity to participate at the Annual Convocation and Technicians�/Students� Convention and to present papers at the technical sessions and may win coveted prizes too.
� Campus Interviews� are held for the successful candidates of Sections A and B examinations being organized by the Host Centre during the Annual Convocation.
� Railway travel concession is extended to eligible candidates to attend the Annual Convocation.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member has the right to wear the Institution tie and the lapel pin available on request with charges.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member is conferences/seminars/continuing education courses held on subjects of topical interest at concessional rates.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member gets the opportunity to meet fellow engineers for empowerment of technical knowledge.
� A Technician/Senior Technician members is entitled to enjoy the facility of retiring rooms at the Institution headquarters and also at its various State/Local centers at concessional rates.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member is entitled to enjoy the facilities and benefits while abroad through other professional societies with whom the Institution has a bilateral agreement.
� Any Technician/Senior Technician member can contest election held annually and become member of the All India Technicians� Committee of IEI.
TECHNICINANS� CHAPTER :
The formation and functioning of Technicians� Chapter is given hereunder in a gist form:
� The COUNCIL may establish, on the recommendation of a State or a Local Centre, one or more Technicians� Chapters within the geographical boundaries of a State/Local Centre with geographical boundaries of such chapters defined and notified.
� The COUNCIL may also establish Technicians� Chapters at engineering and technical establishments recognized by the COUNCIL provided the total number of Technician/Senior Technician members engaged or employed in the said establishment is not less than twenty.
� The affairs of the Technicians� Chapters shall be managed in accordance with the rules framed and approved by the COUNCIL from time to time.
� The COUNCIL shall cause formation of an All India Technicians� Committee, with a Chairman who shall be a member of the COUNCIL, nominated by the COUNCIL from amongst them and members not exceeding ten in number nominated or elected in accordance with the rules framed and approved by the COUNCIL from time to time.
A host of privileges, including the following, are extended to students; members of IEI:
� The COUNCIL may establish Engineering College Students� Chapters or Polytechnic Students� Chapters at engineering colleges or polytechnics conducting courses recognized by the Institution with the concurrence of the managing authorities of the respective engineering colleges or polytechnics and notify the establishment to the State/Local Centre within the geographical boundaries of which such chapter will be located.
� All students who are students of such an engineering college or a polytechnic shall be eligible for attachment to such chapter and the affairs of such chapter shall be managed in accordance with the rules framed and approved by the COUNCIL from time to time under the guidance of the adviser, who shall be a member of the faculty nominated by the managing authorities of the respective engineering college or polytechnic.
� The COUNCIL shall cause formation of an All India Students� Committee, with a Chairman who shall be a member of the COUNCIL, nominated by the COUNCIL from amongst themselves and members not exceeding fifteen in number nominated or elected, in accordance with the rules framed and approved by the COUNCIL from time to time.
SECTIONS A&B EXAMINATIONS:
The Institution examinations can categorically be divided into following three main groups. The nomenclature of subjects for Sections A & B Examinations of IEI is given in Appendix I. The eligibility criterion for each group is given hereunder:
|Section A (Non-diploma)||The Technician members enrolled with the Institution are eligible to apply for appearance in the Institution examination within the stipulated period. The enrolment can be done at any point of time.|
|Section A (Diploma)||The Senior Technician members enrolled with the Institution are eligible to apply for appearance in the Institution examination within the stipulated period. The enrolment can be done at any point of time.|
|Section B||The Technician/Senior Technician members (who have passed Section A of the Institution examination or any other examination, recognized by the COUNCIL as exempting therefrom), are eligible to apply for registration of Section B to appear in the examination.|
DETAILS OF SECTIONS A&B EXAMINATIONS:
The details of Section A (both Diploma and Non Diploma) and Section B examinations are given hereunder:
Section A (Non-diploma) : 10 Subjects
� Engineering Physics ad Chemistry
� Engineering Mathematics
� Society and Environment
� Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing.
� Material Science and Engineering.
� Electrical Science.
� Mechanical Science.
� Electronics and Instrumentation.
� Engineering Drawing and Graphics.
� Computing and Informatics.
a) A candidate shall be required to pass in all the ten subjects given above. The full marks for examination in each subject are 100. The duration of examination for each subject is three hours.
b) Grading system is followed for all subjects.
c) A candidate shall not be permitted to appear in more than four subjects in one term, including the subject(s) in which s/he appeared previously but could not secure minimum grade �C�.
Section A (Diploma ): 04 subjects:
� Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing.
� Material Science and Engineering.
� Computing and Informatics.
� Society and Environment.
d) A candidate shall be required to pass all the above four subjects. The full marks for examination in each subject are 100. The duration of examination for each subject is three hours.
e) Grading system is followed for all subjects.
f) A candidate shall be permitted to appear in all four subjects at a time in one term, including the subject(s) in which s/he appeared previously but could not secure minimum grade �C�.
Section B Examination:
� After passing Section A (Non-diploma) or Section A (Diploma) examination in full, a candidate is required to apply for registration for section B examination, in any one engineering discipline of his/her choice in which examinations are being conducted, with a demand draft of Rs.2000.00 (US $ 200 in case of overseas Technicians/Senior Technicians) in favour of � The Institution of Engineers (India)�, payable at Kolkata.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member is required to pass a total of nine subjects (six compulsory and three optional).
� Grading system is followed for all subjects.
� A Technician/Senior Technician member can appear in maximum four subjects of his/her choice in one examination.
The successful completion of Section A&B of the Institution�s examination, which is recognized by the Government of India, the UPSC and the UGC as equivalent to a degree in engineering, makes the candidate eligible for employment as a bachelor�s degree holder and also for postgraduate and doctoral studies in India and abroad. At present, Section B examination is being conducted in the following engineering disciplines:
� CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
� CIVIL ENGINEERING
� COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
� ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
� ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
� MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
� MATERIALS AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING
� MINING ENGINEERING
� PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
� TEXTILE ENGINEERING.
Sections A&B Examination of IEI (popularly known as AMIE Examinations) are conducted in 56 Examination Centers in the country and also in five overseas shapters (Kathmandu, Abu Dhabi, Baharain, Doha and Kuwait). The name of the examination centers in India are given hereunder:-
Delhi, Karnal, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Aligarh, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Anpara, Roorkee, Jaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Bhilai, Rajpur, Hyderabad, Kadapa, Tiarupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Mysore, Dharwad, Chennai, Neyveli, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Coimbatore, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Durgapur, Khaaragpur, Jalpaiguri, Port Blair, Bhubanaeswar, Rourkela, Guwahati, Agartala, Patna, Jamshedpur, Ranchi.
IEI CONVOATION AND TECHNICIANS�/STUDENTS� CONVENTION:
The IEI Convocation is held once a year aiming at achievement of technical and professional growth through technical content and mutual interaction amongst the Corporate Members/Graduates/Senior Technicians/Technicians. The convocation aims to achieve maximum involvement and participation of Corporate Members/Graduates/ Senior Technicians. This is the activity, which also aims at establishing liaison between the Institution, its Corporate members/Graduates/ Senior Technicians/Technicians and the policy makers. The organization of convocation, therefore, requires full attention of the Host Center and an adequately long term planning.
At the IEI Convocation each year, Technicians/Senior Technicians, who completed successfully Sections A & B examinations (in any of the ten engineering disciplines) in the preceding year, along with students who completed their PG diplomas in five engineering disciplines, receive their certificates.
POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME :
In order to open a window of opportunity to practicing engineers, IEI offers postgraduate programme to its Corporate Members/Graduates in selected engineering disciplines in collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology (Deemed University), Mesra (Ranchi). This programme facilitates the members to widen their knowledge and acquainting them with new and emerging technologies to upgrade competence in the competitive industrial environment.
The postgraduate programme is being conducted in three parts as per the following block diagram:
TERMS OF EXAMINATION:
There are two terms of the Institution examinations, namely (i) Summer Examinations, and (ii) Winter Examinations.
All Technician/Senior Technician members are provided with a laminated photo identity card, possession of which is a mandatory requirement to appear in the examination.
MEDIUM OF EXAMINATION:
English is the medium of examinations, However, any candidate may opt for Hindi provided s/he has taken prior permission to this effect from IEI.
A Technician/Senior Technician member is required to pass the examination within a stipulated period as mentioned below:
Section A: Six years from the date of election as Technician/Senior Technician member
Section B: Six years after passing Section A examination and subsequent registration In Section B.
PROJECT WORK :
The objective of the project work is to help the student develop ability to apply the engineering and technological concepts, tools and techniques to study and attempt to solve and engineering or system problem. Stress is given on quality of training for development of professional competence.
Technician/Senior Technician members pursuing Section B Examination can take up project work only after securing minimum grade �C� in 5 (five) subjects in an engineering branch of Section B. Separate application for project work should be made by the students to the headquarters of the Institution within the stipulated date.
In order to equip students in pursuit of their cherished goal, a course of �Laboratory Experiments� has been made compulsory in the syllabi of Section B examination. This programme can produce best results if it is able to arouse the basic inquisitiveness, originality and intelligence in the minds of Technician/Senior Technician members.
Technician/Senior Technician members pursuing Section B examination can take up Laboratory Experiments only after securing minimum gade �C� in 5 (five) subjects in an engineering branch of Section B.
Technician/Senior Technician members are required to register for laboratory experiments by filling the application form, along with a demand draft of Rs. 4000.00 (US $ 400 in case of overseas students) in favour of the �The institution of Engineers (India)�, payable at Kolkata. On receipt of the application with choice of engineering college/institute and fee, a student shall be intimated the name of the engineering college/institute where s/he has to perform the laboratory experiments. The decision of the Institution regarding allotment of college/institute shall be final and binding upon the students.
The grade cards are issued to all the candidates who appear in Section A or in Section B examination.
All the candidates passing Section B examination in a year are awarded pass certificates at the Annual Convocation held in the succeeding year.
A �Provisional Certificate� is issued on passing Section B examination to the candidate alongwith the grade card of Section B examination.
The Institution offers the web-based services at its site : http:/www/ieindia.org/
All information about Institution examinations, membership, Technicians�/Students� chapters and publications can be obtained through the following e-mails:
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