My Vision for Institution of Engineers(India)
IEI’s long-term Vision is to make it the largest and vibrant professional society of engineers, technologists and applied scientists in the world, covering all branches of engineering, committed to the promotion of continual professional and intellectual development and contributing significantly to the growth of technological knowledge, skill and capacity building of the highest order, demonstrated through innovative and sustained approach ensuring the cause of sustainable development. IEI Vision should contain the following functions:
- Learned society function – to be promoted through improving acceptability of AMIE by larger number of universities/institutions/industries/government; strengthening and upgrading information data bank and improving effectiveness of transmission of information; conducting seminars, webinars, workshops and other interactive activities; enhancing technological base through promotion of research, development and deployment; and conducting technology identification and awareness programmes.
- Accreditation function – to be promoted through updating and realigning its process and system for assessment and accreditation of technical education programmes/institutions in line with the national process for accreditation of NBA and NAAC becoming a vibrant body of accreditation and establishing its credibility nationally and internationally;
- Skill Development function: Realigning/restricting/diversifying towards creating a national network for skill development in various emerging and future skill areas fully utilising the state and local centres, fora and organ making IEI the biggest storehouse of skill development in all the engineering disciplines in first phase and non engineering areas in the second phase in line with NSQF – both online, offline mode and hybrid mode.
- National level Digital University: IN line with the Government of India policy framework for promoting digital education and as envisaged in NEP 2020, a new journey for IEI towards Digital University which is the need of the hour and can be long term sustainable model of diversification of IEI
- Professional society function – to be promoted through improving the criteria for membership so that larger number of engineers are motivated to join and contribute on continuous basis and also, work as a pro-active professional engineering body to serve as an adviser to the government in policymaking.
- Visibility function – to be promoted through conducting studies and developing policy framework documents to present a road map for growth of engineering education and profession leading to national and international socioeconomic development; contribute in the working of committees of central, state and local governments and industrial bodies; provide leadership role to other professional engineering bodies; biggest storehouse of skill development; professional engineers’ certification; maintaining Register of Engineers in all the branches of engineering; diversification by creating a company/society/trust for in training for valuers’ certification
- The Institution - Industry interactive function – to be achieved through conducting outreach programmes; interactive and collaborative R&D programmes with the industry; skills building programmes to improve employability in industry and government; and recognition of leaders from business and industries.
By focusing on each one of the six above mentioned functions, IEI should work to achieve its objectives in the spirit of the Vision.
Defined Objectives, Perspective Plan & Future Road Map of IEI
DEFINED OBJECTIVES :
IEI should emphasise that to attain its Vision the members and the secretariat will have to undertake actions to serve in accordance with the following objectives:
- Expand Membership.
- Restructure AMIE Examinations.
- Improve quality and readability of IEI publications.
- Improve interaction with industries.
- Increase interactions with government and policy makers.
- Assume leadership role amongst various professional engineering societies.
- Take active part in the national policy formulations, planning process etc.
- Provide needed information and professional assistance to members.
- Increase visibility of IEI with central government, state governments, and autonomous statutory bodies dealing with higher technical education.
- Diversification in skill development by realigning its process and systems for Cerfied skill courses of all the levels in line with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) by creating a company/society/trust.
- Diversification in the field of Training and capacity building for valuer’s examination by creating a company/society/trust
- All actions like lobbying, networking, collaborative programmes, participation in the government related activities with focus to Improve image of the profession.
PERSPECTIVE PLAN :
- Restore recognition of AMIE by Universities/Institutions/industries/government or Reorient AMIE examination with the National Skill Qualification Framework.
- Start Online Learning Programme through webinars/short-term courses in collaboration with reputed institutes and industries.
- Seminars and workshops should be developed considering the central/state government programmes as well as the needs of the industry and social sectors so that the professional competence of IEI engineers could be put to productive use.
- Become the largest repository of engineering information in the country by initiating on-line facility to accept the publications of IEI.
- Enhancement of Technological Base through Promotion of Research & Development.
- Start Assessment and Accreditation of Technical Education of various levels.
- Involve willing members to help and support the national programme for skill development.
- Set-up a Placement Wing of IEI for engineering students and AMIE pass-outs.
- Membership generation by innovative approach for taking a charge on annual basis for the new services rendered for the members can be identified to ensure self-supporting mechanism for service provisions.
- Contribute in the Working of Committees of Central, State, Local Government and Industrial Bodies
- Start Institution – Industry Interaction for Collaborative R&D Activities
FUTURE ROADMAP :
- Skill Education and Certification - To ensure continuity of relevance of IEI at National Level and ensuring its identity and visibility, there is urgent need of diversification of IEI (within overall objective of Engineering education and engineering profession) maintaining pace with the global and national requirement in the field of emerging and future technologies. At the same time, we need to ensure that such diversification is aligned with the Government of India (GOI) policies and priorities. National Education Policy, 2020 has special emphasis on skill Development, vocational education and digital learning. With the vast infrastructure and huge human resource of IEI across the country, we need to additionally diversify in this these areas aligning with NSQ and NEP 2020.
- Valuation and Certification (Training and capacity building) - IEI may consider for the formation of a new organization with the name “Institution of Engineers Institute of valuers (IEIV)” under Indian Company Act with President IEI as its first Chairman to address all the issues of valuation and certification, training, capacity building in the field of valuation.
- National level Digital University: IN line with the Government of India policy ramework for promoting digital education and as envisaged in NEP 2020, a new journey for IEI towards Digital University which is the need of the hour and can be long term sustainable model of diversification of IEI.
- Immediate implementation of ERP in the functioning of IEI so that entire process can become online, transparency is ensured and efficiency is enhanced.
- Need to address issue of competency of manpower in the honest and transparent manner. This has to be top priority for the IEI to move ahead in transparent and dynamic manner