Since IEI Qualified Engineers have been reported facing certain Qualification apparaisal problems with the International Companies as well as State Authorities around the worls for various purposes, one of our respected Corporate Member Eng Reddy raised a serious concern about this issue. The issue was raised with IEI consequent upon which we have received the following response citing some references from UGC as well as UPSC for further erefernce to any authorities around trhe world.
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Eng Suraj Sing PE Abu Dhabi
Tue, 10 Apr 2007 19:26:01 +0530
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Dear Mr Reddy,
This refers to your mail to Mr Suraj Singh on the subject which has been forwarded to me. Regarding IEI qualifications, a few points need clarification & understanding as below:
(a) This qualification ,by virtue of the AICTE Act, does not come under AICTE as this is non formal course and AICTE deals only with formal courses in Engineering, Management and Pharmacy. Hence recognition by AICTE is not applicable .
(b) Non formal courses are assessed and recognised by Ministry of HRD, Govt of India through its own High Level Committee. MHRD is the only authority to recognise such courses. There are 6 professional engineering institutions in India whose courses are recognised by MHRD. These include Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers, Indian Institution of Chemical Engineers, Aeronautical Society of India, Indian Institute of Metal etc.
(c) IEI courses are recognised by UGC, UPSC and many other institutions like IITs & IIMs independently as they have independent Academic Councils for recognition of programmes for admissions in their programmes.
(d) Copies of recognition of UGC & UPSC are attached.
(e) The newest recognition of IEI Course by MHRD is much cleaner as it recognises IEI qualification as equivalent to University degree for all purposes.
2. Most of the developed countries including UK, Canada etc are now insisting on recognising engineering qualifications based up on Washington Accord membership which India does not have as yet. In such a scenario, each receiving institute assesses incoming qualification on its own. We have a large number of IEI graduates who have got admission for PG in USA, UK, Australia etc Similarly, many of them have received work permits in these countries.
3. Kindly do send the letter issued by NARIC-UK to understand the problem and doing the needful from this end.
Regards-- Cdr A.K.Poothia IN (Retd)Secretary & Director GeneralThe Institution of Engineers (India)8, Gokhle RoadKolkata 700 020 India
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Union Public Services Commission
NEW DELHI – 110011, the 27th Feb 78
The Secretary and Director General,
The Institution of Engineers (India),
Subject : -
Recognition of certain technical and professional qualifications by the UPSC for admission to the examinations for recruitment to non-technical Services/posts conducted by them – Clarification regarding.
I am directed to refer to your letter No:DS/40, dated 2nd February, 1978, addressed to the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, copy endorsed to this office, on the subject noted above, and to state that the UPSC have already decided that professional and technical qualifications such as a pass in Sections ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the AMIE, Graduateship Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Tele-communication Engineers, etc. which are recognized by the Government as equivalent to degree in Engineering for purposes of recruitment to Superior Services and posts under the Central Government should be recognized for purposes of admission to competitive examinations conducted by them for recruitment to non-technical Services/posts (viz.the IAS etc., Assistants’ Grade and Combined Defence Services Examinations) for admission to which degree of a recognised University or equivalent has been prescribed as the basic educational qualification. This decision was given wide publicity and a copy of th e Press issued by the Commission on 29.12.77 is enclosed for your information.
Union Public Service Commission
Enclo: As above.
The Union Public Service Commission have decided that professional and technical qualifications such as a pass in Sections ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the A.M.I.E., Graduateship Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Tele-communication Engineers etc. which are recognised by the Government as equivalent to degree in Engineering for purposes of recruitment to Superior Services/posts under the Central Government should also be recognised for purposes of admission to competitive examinations conducted by them for recruitment to non-technical Services/posts (viz., the I.A.S. etc. Assistants’ Grade and Combined Defence Services Examinations) for admission to which a degree of a recognised University or equivalent has been prescribed as the basic educational qualification.
UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
BAHADURSHAH ZAFAR MARG
NEW DELHI 110 002
22 Sep 1978
Shri T. K. Hazara
Controller of Examinations
The Institutions of Engineers (India)
8, Gokhale Road, Calcutta 700 020
Sub:- Fellowship to M.E./M.Tech. courses in Universities.
With reference to your letter No. TH/150/(PG) dated 19.7.78 on the subject cited above. I am directed to inform you that A.M.I.E. Graduates with a minimum of 60% marks admitted to an approved postgraduate course in Engg./Technology at a university/Institution will be eligible for the award of Junior Fellowship of Rs.100/- p.m.