All India Seminar in Guwahati

About  the Institution:

The Institution of Engineers (India) is the largest professional body in the World with almost 1, 62, 450 Corporate and 6, 16, 150 Non-corporate members spread over length and breadth of the country. With 101 State and local Centres and the Corporate Head Quarters at Kolkata it caters to the engineering community in India and abroad in a very effective way. It was registered under India Companies Act 1913 in the city of Madras (now Chennai) on 13 September 1920. The formal inauguration ceremony took place on 23 February 1921, in the Hall of Asiatic Society of Bengal in the presence of H.E. Lord Chelmsford, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India. The coveted Royal Charter was granted to the Institution on 13 August 1935 by His Majesty the King & Emperor George V. Since then the Institution had its steady growth in terms of activities and affiliations to carve niche with the Indian Engineering Community. It has 15 Engineering Divisions, which in turn organize their own activities with the basic objective of advancing the knowledge, practice and applications of engineering for the greatest benefit of the people. The Institution has gained special status in the world forums like the World Energy Council (WEC), World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Commonwealth Engineers' Council (CEC), International Federation of Prestressed Concrete (FIP), International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), International Institution of Production Engineering Research (CIRP), World Mining Congress (WMC), and many other International bodies. With about 16 countries it fosters close relations and collaborative programmes. The latest “feather in the cap” of IEI is its attainment of full membership of the Engineers Mobility Forum (EMF) on 17 June 2009. This status would enable IEI a level playing field in the international scenario, mobility and a vast recognition to Indian engineers.

The Assam State Centre: The birth of the Assam State Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) took place during the 409th Meeting of the Council held at Shillong on 28 November 1958. In post independent India, Assam and the other States in the Northeast also joined the rest of the country in its journey towards creating a modern and technological society. With a modest beginning with less than a hundred Corporate members in 1959, this Centre today has 6999 members and is the hub of technical activities in the entire region. Its impressive complex at downtown Panbazar area of Guwahati is always brimming with AMIE students, members and non-members involved with science & technology pursuits in the Northeast. The Assam Centre has its own Library, Information Centre, well-equipped Auditorium, Lecture Theatre, Conference Hall besides Guest Rooms for members of the Institution. The State Centre has also its Local Centres at Silchar and Namrup (Upper Assam). Over and above the routine celebration of National & International Days and events of consequence, Assam Centre also organizes its own events depending upon the specific needs of the region. The Annual H.P. Barua Memorial Lecture, instituted in 1996 in the hallowed memory of its first Chairman, is a prestigious event in its hectic schedule of activities. Annual memorial awards in the name of Late Gokul Chandra Goswami and Satyendra Sarma are awarded to the best Electrical Engineering Graduate and best Engineering Graduate of Gauhati University respectively. The Centre also organises seminars and workshops across the geographical area of the centre. The Centre has already started training programs in collaboration with ESCI, and one such course for electrical engineers has been conducted, while few more are on the anvil. This Centre has played the crucial role of bringing together the professionals from industry and academia into a common platform for guiding and assisting the local Governments, civic bodies and policy makers.


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