AMIE Associate Member of Institute of Engineers

Published: 24th May 2011
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The Institute of Engineers (India) ( IEI ) was formed and registered at Madras in 1920 and is now headquartered at Kolkata. The IEI ltd. is the first professional body which represented India in several international bodies such as the World Mining Congress ( WMC ) , World Federation of Engineering Organizations ( WFEO ), The Commonwealth Engineering Council ( CEC ), The Federation Internationale du Beton ( fib ), and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia ( FEISCA ).

The IEI ltd. is the first ever body in India to introduce, starting from 1928, non-formal engineering education programme, which is now known as AMIE (Associate Member of Institute of Engineers ). It is recognized as equivalent to a graduation in engineering by the Government of India, the Union Public Service Commission, the State Governments, and several private/public sector organizations of the country.

The AMIE is a professional certification given by the Institute of Engineers (India) (IEI). The certification can be achieved by passing Section A, Project Work and Section B examination of the Institution. After passing both the sections, the candidate becomes an Associate of the Institution of Engineers (AIE).

The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development considers this certification as equivalent to a degree in engineering. Government of India in continuation to its earlier recognition, has recognized passing of sections A and B examinations conducted by The Institution of Engineers (India), as equivalent to bachelor's Degree in the appropriate branch of Engineering of the recognized universities in India.

AMIE is also recognized by UK-NARIC as British Bachelor's Honours degree and is also recognized by FCSA ( Foreign credential service of America ) as equivalent to Bachelor's degree in engineering.
Minimum duration for passing both sections is 4 years, however students with 3 years engineering diploma can complete it in 3 years. The examinations are held twice every year, called Summer and Winter examinations, normally in May / June and November / December respectively.
The subjects of Section A includes :
Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing
Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Drawing and Graphics
Electrical Science
Mechanical Science
Engineering Physics and Chemistry
Material Science and Engineering
Electronics & Instrumentation
Computing and Informatics
Society and Environment
Students with 3 years engineering diploma need only appear for the following papers
Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing
Material Science and Engineering
Computing and Informatics
Society and Environment
Subjects of Section B includes :
After Section A, the student will be admitted to appear for the Section B examination and after passing 5 papers of section-B in respective branch, the student will be admitted to appear for Project Work/Laboratory experiments.
This consists of 9 papers of which 6 are compulsory and 3 optional. Currently, only the following branches of engineering are covered:
Aerospace Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering
Mining Engineering
Production Engineering
Textile Engineering
A number of AMIE institutes are there in India that provides quality education and training. There are institutions that were entered into the Limca book of world records for their unique performance

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