AMIE – Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers
The Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (popularly known as AMIE) is a professional certification given by Institution of Engineers (India) which enables one for practice as Engineers in India and overseas countries. The Institution of Engineers (India), IEI, is the first professional body of engineers in India incorporated by Royal Charter to promote and advance the art, science and practice of engineering and technology amongst the members and the persons attached to the Institution. AMIE is the only way through which one can study engineering in the distance education mode and get a recognised engineering degree. Those who successfully complete AMIE will get equal opportunities for job as well as higher education, just like a B.E or B.Tech holder.
The AMIE is a worth while alternative option for such students who are unable to pursue for an engineering degree course through a regular course in an engineering college. It is a non-formal course and anyone who meets the specified educational qualification and a keen desire to become a graduate engineer can do this course in least possible time. This course is suitable for employed person, as they can study this course without being interfering with their job, whether they are in India or abroad.
Anyone who passes AMIE examination will be considered as a B.Tech or B.E. holder for job as well as higher education. Hence, once who completes AMIE can try for job in either Govt, or provate sector just like any other B.E or B.Tech. graduate. AMIE degree holder can write examinations like civil services, Indian engineering services, GATE, GRE, etc. The candidates after earning a certificate in Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (AMIE) can choose for higher studies leading to master’s degree in engineering or any other qualification.The AMIE course is recognised in India and abroad and has been approved as equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E by PSC, UPSC, Govt. of Inida, All State Govt. in India, AICTE etc.
AMIE qualification can be earned by passing Section A and Section B examination of the Institution of Engineers (India). If an applicant passes both sections of the examination, he or she becomes a Associate of the Institution of Engineers (AIE). This qualification is recognised by Ministry of HRD, Government of India as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech. degree in the appropriate branch of Engineering of the recognised universities in India. AMIE is also recognised by UK-NARIC as British Bachelor’s Honours degree and by FCSA Foreign credential service of America as equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in engineering. Defense Services, Central government organisation like Railways, ISRO, DRDO, HAL, BHEL, BEML, NBCC, Bharat Electronics and many public sector organisation’s offer employment / increments / promotions for those achieving this qualification.
AMIE examination will be conducted twice in every academic year, that is once in Winter and next in Summer seasons. The Summer Examinations of Sections A and B will be conducted in India and abroad during the month of June and Winter Examinations in December.