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The Institution of Engineers (India)
The necessity of a premier engineering institution for the purpose of technological development and its implementation in the country was first felt during the World War I (1914-1918). A number of infrastructure projects was taken up immediately thereafter and engineering and technical colleges were established to meet up the demand for the engineers necessary during the planning and implementation stages. The Indian Industrial Commission set up by the Government of India under the chairmanship of the then Member (Commerce) of the cabinet of government of India strongly recommended the establishment of an Institution in that direction. As a result, The Institution of Engineers (India) was registered in Madras on 13th. September, 1920, shifted to Calcutta, where the inaugural session was held on 23rd. February, 1921. Since 1928, the Institution is organizing AMIE examination, equivalent to bachelorship in engineering. In 1935, the Institution received a crown on its head, when the Emperor of the British India, King George V, awarded the Institution with Royal Charter. Since 1987, the Institution is organizing Indian Engineering Congress every year at prominent places in the country.
The Institution has entered into agreement of co-operation with fellow associations in other countries in the pursuit of engineering development and exchange of technical ideas.
The Institution has its headquarters at 8, Gokhale Road, Kolkata and is, through its 27 state centres and 78 local centres, serving the Nation in the path of engineering and technical advancement.