Saturday, July 01, 2006
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS (INDIA)
The Institution of Engineers (India) established in 1920, is the single largest professional body of Engineers & Technologists in the world, having over five lakh members including around 90,000 Corporate members i.e. Fellows, Members, Associate Members. The IE(I) is deemed as University & about 5000 engineers get created every year through it, almost at no cost to the Government; thus helping in a big way to Human Resource Development. The IE(I) has 94 State/Local Centers in the country & 6 Chapters abroad.
The main objectives of The IE(I) are:
Promote & advance Engineering knowledge.
Establish local association of members.
Disseminate information on Engineering subjects.
Promote the study of Engineering & establish educational institutions.
Advise Government at all levels on matters affecting Engineering.
Autonomous fora working independently in IE(I) are:
1 Engineering Staff College of India (ESCJ).
2. Water Management Forum (WMF)
3. Rural Development Forum (RDF)
4. Sustainable Development Forum (SDF)
5. Safety & Quality Forum (SQF)
Besides Engineering Divisional Boards there are a number of other committees working independently & recommendations made to Apex Committee – Committee on Advancement of Technology & Engineering (CATE)
The IE(I) represents the country on the following International bodies:
1. World Federation of Engineering Organization (WFEO)
2. Common Wealth Engineering Council (CEC)
3. World Mining Congress (WMC)
4. Federation of Engineering Institution of South & Central Asia (FEISCA)
5. World Energy Council (WEC)
6. International Federation of Prestressed Concrete (IFPC)
7. (Provisional Membership) Engineers Mobility Forum (EMF)
THE 20th. ENGINEERING CONGRESS held in December 2005 in Kolkata recommended:
Induction of more & more Scientists, Engineers & Technologists in all planning process in Private/ Government sectors to reap their benefits in future. A proper blending between Scientists, Engineers, Technologists & Planners can usher an Era of Changing Scenario. All the nine members of China’s elite Politburo Standing Committee, the highest tier, are Engineers for the first time.
The Technical Experts have opined that:
THE INLAND WATER TRANSPORT SYSTEM in Water Bodies would have multiple benefits of reducing pressure on road traffic, revive water transport, become a source of revenue generation, help control & prevent pollution, provide alternative transport system, stop encroachment on peripheries, & generate employment besides serve as a great tourist attraction as in Amsterdam, Venice and other tourist resorts.
MAN HAS LEARNT TO FLY IN AIR FROM BIRDS, SWIM IN WATER FROM FISH BUT HE HAS YET TO LEARN TO WALK ON GROUND LIKE A HUMAN BEING.