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Detail Information about AMIE

AMIE stands for Associate Member of Institution of Engineers. Simply speaking, it is an engineering degree course recognized by all State Governments, Central Govt., UPSC etc as equivalent to B.E/B.Tech. That means, 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 Institution of Engineers (India), the largest multidisciplinary body of engineers in the country is the body that prepares syllabus, conducts examination and issue certificates etc. of AMIE

It is nonformal The attraction with AMIE is that it is a nonformal course. Hence, anyone who meets the specified educational qualification and a keen desire to become a graduate engineer can do this course in the least possible time! This course is especially suitable for employed person, as they can study this course without being interfering their job, whether they are in India or abroad .

Who Can Study AMIE ?

Those who wish to do AMIE must passes any one of the following qualifications.

A recognized 3-year Polytechnic Diploma or its equivalent in any branch of engineering. (No marks restriction)

+2/HSC/PDC with Physics, Chemistry& Maths with minimum 45% marks.
If you possess any qualification equivalent to the above, still then you are eligible to apply for AMIE.

Those who pursue AMIE after their Diploma course are usually known as Diploma Stream Students, and others are known as Non-Diploma Stream Students.

The Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (popularly known as AMIE) is a professional certification given by Institution of Engineers (India). The qualification can be earned by passing Section A, Project Work and& Section B examination of the Institution.

If an applicant passes both sections of the examination, he or she becomes a Graduate of the Institution of Engineers (GradIE). The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development considers this qualification equivalent to a degree in engineering. GradIE was earlier Associate of IE or AIE (Bachelor's degree of Institution).

Minimum duration for passing both sections is 4 years, however professionals with 3 years polytechnic engineering can complete it in 3 years since they are exempted from certain examination papers of Section A. One can not appear in Section B without doing project work after passing section A.

The Institution of Engineers (India) was established in 1920 in Kolkata, West Bengal and is acclaimed to have pioneered non-formal education in Engineering. IEI (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.

This qualification is recognised by Ministry of HRD, Government of India as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech.

There are 2 sections, namely Section A and Section B, in this examination. Section A is common for all candidates. Under Section B, a particular discipline of engineering has to be chosen from among the streams offered.


For appearing AMIE examinations, one should get membership with Institution of Engineers. In order to get membership you should apply in the prescribed application form. Application form for membership registration can be had directly from any of the local centers of Institution of Engineers at a cost of 100/-.

Diploma holders should apply for senior Technician Membership, and +2 (or equivalent) holders should apply for Technician membership.

If you haven’t applied for registration so far, do it before August 2008, so that you may be eligible to appear for next examination in December 2008. Once you submitted the application form for registration, you must wait for at least 3 months for getting your registration confirmation letter. But if you have properly filled up the form and have remitted the correct amount of registration fee (Rs 3565/-), then definitely you will get the registration.

Documents Required -:

Along with the application form, you should attach the following.

Two passport size photographs to be affixed on the application form.
Attested copy of Matriculation/School leaving certificate to prove your age.
Attested copy of +2/HSC certificate (if applicable) to prove your educational qualification
Attested copy of you Diploma certificate and marks sheet (if applicable) to prove your educational qualification.
Demand draft of Rs 3565/- drawn in favour of ‘Institution of Engineers (India)’, Payable at Kolkota.
Write your name and address on the reverse of the Demand Draft.
Keep a Xerox copy of all that you send.
Get your qualification and identity verified by any AMIE/MIE/FIE holder. In order to do this you have to conduct any AMIE/MIE/FIE holder and he will attest your photograph on the application form, and on production of your certificate he will verify your qualification on the space provided on the application form. Regarding this attestation you can contact any local/State centre nearest to you.
Send this application form to IEI, Kolkota at the earliest. If the application form reaches there before August, you will be eligible to appear for December examination.
Once you send the application form to Kolkota, you may not get any correspondence from there for 2 to 3 months. This doesn’t mean that your application was not considered. Normally it takes 2 to 3 months to process your application form. During processing your application form, first your will get an acknowledgement letter mentioning your ‘RS number’. You can note this number for further enquiry regarding your membership (only if it gets delayed too much).

Above information is great but there is a little change in payment as follows,

While applying for ST / T membership, the applicants from India and Nepal have to pay Rs. 4800/- only (Membership Fee Rs. 2000/- + Membership Pack Rs. 600/- + Study Material Rs. 2200/-). The overseas applicants have to pay US$ 530 only for ST membership and US$ 510 for T membership..

The existing ST / T members may obtain the following :

'Membership Pack' -- Rs. 600/- only for candidates from India and Nepal and US$ 60 only for the overseas candidates, including postage.

'Study Material' -- Rs. 2200/- only for full set of books on all four subjects or Rs. 550/- only for individual book on each subject for candidates from from India and Nepal and US$ 220 only and US$ 55 only, respectively, for the overseas candidates, including postage.

The demand draft for the amount as applicable should be drawn in favour of 'The Institution of Engineers (India)' and made payable at Kolkata.

Section-A Examination-:

Tech 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. Sr Tech 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.


The syllabus of AMIE is more or less similar to B.E/B.Tech. But the number of subjects in AMIE is very less. The AMIE syllabus has two parts:- Section A and Section B (similar to First year , Second year etc. of any formal degree course). Those who join for AMIE should first study Section A subjects, and after passing Section B he should study Section B. In Section A we study some subjects which are fundamental to engineering. In section B, we make specialized study in our chosen branch of engineering. When a student clears all subjects in both sections A and B. he is said to have passed A.M.I.E examination and becomes a graduate engineer.

Based on ones qualification, the number of subjects that a student studies in Section A varies. A diploma holder need to study only 4 subjects in Section A, while a non-diploma/+2 holder studies 10 subjects in Section A.

Subjects in Section A examination are-:

Diploma Stream
1.Material Science and Engineering
2.Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing
3.Computing and Informatics
4.Society and Environment

Non-Diploma Stream
1.Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing
2.Engineering Mathematics
3.Engineering Drawing and Graphics
4.Electrical Science
5.Mechanical Science
6.Engineering Physics And Chemistry
7.Material Science and Engineering
8.Electronics & Instrumentation
9.Computing and Informatics
10.Society and Environment 
Section A examination is common for all. 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 9 papers of which 6 are compulsory and 3 optional. Currently, only the following branches of engineering are covered:
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering
Mining Engineering
Production Engineering
Textile Engineering

Scheme of the Examination

Each paper is 3 hours long (unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the list of subjects). The maximum number of papers a candidate can appear at a time is:
Section A : 4 papers
Section B : 4 papers
By virtue of this, Section B can not be completed in less than 1.5 years, section A can not be completed in less than 2 years for Non-Diploma stream and 1 year for Diploma stream. Six months are devoted to Project and/or laboratory work. In addition, person shall be employed and engaged in engineering activities during the period.

Academic Eligibility for T 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 student memberships

I Tech 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 Tech Members:
For selection as Sr Tech Member or for transfer from being a Tech Member to a Sr Tech 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.

Examination Centres-:

The examinations - Section A and B - are conducted in:
Abu Dhabi Allahabad Ahmedabad Bahrain Bangalore Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Coimbatore Coimbatore - Peelamedu Delhi Durgapur Guwahati Hyderabad Jabalpur Jaipur Jamshedpur Kathmandu Kochi Kolkata Lucknow Nagpur Patna Pune Roorkee Rourkela Bhopal Doha Jamalpur Mumbai Trichy Thiruvananthapuram Tirupathi Vishakapatnam
In addition,
Section A (Both Diploma and Non-Diploma) examinations are held in: Aligarh Jammu Jodhpur Kanpur Ludhiana Vijayawada Mysore Raippur Ranchi Shimla Vadodara
Section B Diploma Stream examination also held in: Agartala Cuddapah Indore Kharagpur Srinagar Karnal Nasik Neyveli Madurai Portblair


The attraction of AMIE is its flexibility in completion time. Apart from conventional courses, the AMIE doesn’t have a fixed ‘completion time’. Normally 6 years are available for clearing Section A subjects and another 6 years for completing Section B.

After passing Section A and B of the Institution Examination you will become Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers (I).Now you can designate yourself as a “ Chartered Engineer”.
You may appear in GATE Examinations (conducted on second Sunday in February, notification in Times of India in October) for M.E./M.Tech. courses
After passing AMIE Examinations you may appear postgraduate Diploma examinations conducted by The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata. Presently these Examinations for Postgraduate Diploma are scheduled at five centres, namely, Kolkata , Chennai , Nagpur, Delhi, and Hyderabad. These examinations are conducted in April and October
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