Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (AMIE)
The Institution of Engineers (India) was established in 1920 in Kolkata, West Bengal and is acclaimed to have pioneered non-formal education in Engineering. IE (I) conducts an examination for Associate Membership. This examination is considered to be on par with B.E. / B.Tech. when contemplated as an eligibility qualification to write competitive examinations like the Civil Services, Indian Engineering Services, GATE, etc., and for placement in government, the public and private sectors.
There are 2 sections, namely Section A and Section B, in this examination.
Section A is common for all candidates aspiring to acquire an AMIE (India). Under Section B, a particular discipline of engineering has to be chosen from among the streams offered.
Academic Eligibility for Technician Membership
Candidates who have passed in English and secured an aggregate of at least 45% in the qualifying examination as well as an aggregate of 45% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply.
A list of qualifying examinations is given below:
Intermediate science examination with English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
B.Sc. examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
First-year examination of a three-year Bachelor's degree course in any one of the subjects - Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The candidate should also have passed the Pre-University or Higher Secondary Examination with English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
The final examination of the two-year course (10+2+3 system) with English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, conducted by any State Board of Higher Secondary Education or recognised Indian University after 10 years of formal school education.
Pre-professional examination in Engineering or the first-year examination of the five-year integrated course in Engineering. · Pre-engineering Examination.
The Board of Apprenticeship Training Admission examination, West Bengal.
The preliminary examination of B.Arch. held by Calcutta University.
The first-year examination of B.Tech. (Education) of Regional College of Education, Ajmer.
The two-year course carried out by the Indian Military Academy / National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and Dehradun.
The Vocational Higher Secondary Course from the Directorate of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Kerala.
The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination of National Open School, New Delhi.
Diploma in: - Diesel Mechanics - Electrical Instrument Mechanics - Surface Coating Technology from the Board of Technical Examinations, Maharashtra - Vocational Training for Fitter conducted at Sumant Moolgaonkar Engineering Institute, Kymore, Madhya Pradesh.
B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Computer Science conducted at Narmada College of Science and Commerce, Bharuch.
Eligibility Conditions for various classes of membership(Technician / Senior Technician Members)
I Technician Members:
Candidates can directly become Technician Members if they have a minimum qualification of a pass in the Standard XII Examination (45% minimum aggregate).
II Senior Technician Members:
For selection as a Senior Technician Member or for transfer from being a Technician Member to a Senior Technician Member, candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
A minimum age of 18 years on the date of application for selection or transfer.
He / she should be an engineer by profession working under a Corporate Member or a person qualified to be elected as a Corporate Member. The candidate should also be striving to acquire the qualifications for Corporate Membership (temporary unemployment is not an impediment to being elected).
The candidate should have passed a diploma examination in engineering or technology or its equivalent recognised by the Council, or an examination recognised by the Council as exempting from passing Section A of the Institution of Engineers examination in the non-diploma stream.
Technician Members who have been on the roll of the Institution of Engineers for a year are eligible to appear in the non-diploma stream examination based on their date of election to membership. Senior Technician Members can appear in the diploma stream. The exact dates and other details regarding the examinations like the last date of submission of examination forms, etc., are announced by the Institution of Engineers in the 'Technicians' Journal.'
The examinations are held twice every year, called Summer and Winter examinations, normally in May / June and November / December respectively.
Subjects in Section A examination are:
Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing
Material Science and Engineering
Computing and Informatics
Society and Environment
AN 201 Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing
AN 202 Material Science and Engineering
AN 203 Computing and Informatics
AN 204 Society and Environment
AN 205 Mechanical Science
AN 206 Engineering Physics and Chemistry
AN 207 Engineering Drawing and Graphics
AN 208 Electronics & Instrumentation
AN 209 Engineering Mathematics
AN 210 Electrical Science
Section A examination is common for all those who aspire to become engineers by acquiring an AMIE (I). Basic Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Communication are covered to prepare the candidate, after project work, to move on to Section B by choosing a particular discipline from among the streams offered.
Section B Examination
After Section A, the student has to complete a project work over a period of one year and only on the basis of satisfactory professional competence report, he / she will be admitted to appear for the Section B examination.
This consists of 10 papers of which 7 are compulsory and 3 optional. Currently, only the following branches of engineering are covered: