The Rajasthan State Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) came into being with its inauguration on 5th September 1959 by Sardar Gurumukh Nihal Singh, the then Governor of Rajasthan. This function was attended among others by Dr. K.L. Rao, the then President of the Institution of Engineers ( India) and Union Minister of Irrigation & Power.
The first chairman of this centre was Sh. Kishori Lal Mathur, the then Chief Engineer (PWD) Rajasthan, Since then the centre is headed by 35 illustrious and distinguished engineers of the state both from Govt. and Private Sectors. The newly elected Chairman of this centre for 2014-2016 being Dr. G S Dangayach and Er. R.P. Sharma are as its Honorary Secretary.
The Centre, has made tremendous progress in enrolling its members from 89 in 1959 to 23436 as on March 2015 out of which 5372 are corporate members. The centre also has 19 Institutional Members attached actively.
The centre is located at very prime location in its own building and has ambitious plans to construct an auditorium and a conference hall for which 4000 Sq. Mtr. vacant land is available.
The centre has been prominently represented in technical bodies in the state and is very actively involved in organizing various technical and other activities in promoting the interest of the engineering profession. This is one of the few centers having its own building and a good library with about 6344 books which includes large number of E books introduced first time to facilitate the members and students . The centre works with active cooperation and participation of Five local centres at Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Alwar and Pilani attached to it. The Institution holds AMIE Examination, which is recognized, equivalent as engineering graduate degree, biannually at three centers – Jaipur (Sec. A & B), Jodhpur, & Kota (Sec. A only), under the state centre. The Centre has nurtured interest and rendered services to Indian Engineers with appropriate Vista, Vision and Vigor besides organizing and holding number of Seminars and Symposia, The centre has the honour for holding 19 th Annual Convention in the year 1969, 65 th Annual Convention of the Institution of Engineers (India) on 15-18, February, 1985 and 10 th Indian Engineering Congress in1995 Dec,. 19- 23, 14th IEI Convocation and Technicians’ / Students’ Convention in November, 2006 and many a national convention & all India seminar in various engineering disciplines. The centre also has guest house with Ac accommodation for individuals and seminars halls for group activities.
InstitutionWith a meager membership to start with ,the Centre has brought into its fold a large section of fraternity with a membership strength of Corporate than 28108 Corporate Members widening its horizon of technical activities and the Centre has established sixteen Local Centres at Salem, Coimbatore, Ranipet, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Kalpakkam, Neyveli, Tuticorin, Hosur, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Thanjavur, Erode and Kattankulathur to serve more professional groups.
The Tamilnadu State Centre also boasts a full fledge library which is quite vast and holds more than 8000 Engineering books of all disciplines. The best part in this library is that, it has some of the rare books as well that provides immense knowledge in engineering. Many other books are also available in this library including Technical Journals which was published by the Head Quarters.
The centre provides opportunities to people in five different ways where one can enter and serve his knowledge dedicatedly. Membership forms are available from the centre or one can even download it from their official website. Application form for Fellow category, Member category, Associate Member, Member Technologist and other categories are provided on the website. Besides, forms can be taken for change of address or replacement of identity card, for transfer from one engineering division to another, for students in various categories, and for empanelment of Arbitrators.
Apart from representing India in the Engineers Mobility Forum, the Institution of Engineers India has achieved prominence in the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council (CEC), the Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), World Mining Congress (WMC), the Federation International du Beton (fib) and the Federation of Engineering Institution of South and Central Asia (FEISCA).