IEI was established in 1920 in Madras (Chennai) with Sir Thomas R. J. Ward as the founding president and was formally inaugurated in 1921 by Lord Chelmsford, the then-Viceroy of British India. In 1935, it obtained the Royal Charter of Incorporation from KingGeorge V “to promote and advance the science, practice and business of engineering”. Fellows of the Institution of Engineers (India) are entitled to use the post-nominals FIE, and all life corporate members are “Chartered Engineers” (CEng).
The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) is the national organization of engineering professionals in India. IEI has over 0.5 million members from 15 engineering disciplines in 99 centers/chapters in India and overseas; it is the largest multi-disciplinary engineering professional society in the English-speaking world.