What Is AMIE?
Full form of AMIE is "Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers". 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 an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (AM). AMIE is equivalent to B Tech.
Sections A & B of AMIE Examinations are conducted in over 65 Examination Centres in the country and also in five overseas chapters (Kathmandu, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha and Kuwait).
About The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata
The institution of Engineers (India) frequently called IEI or AMIE Kolkata, is the premier and largest professional body of engineers in the country. The IEI has over seven lakh members on its roll and fifteen engineering disciplines co-exist under IEI. It has a network of 27 State Centres (at state capitals) and 76 Local Centres spreading all over India.
AMIE courses and exams are conducted by The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata in following engineering branches AMIE exams are being held in these branches):
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
Other branches are (presently exams are not conducted in these branches)
Eligibility For AMIE?
Polytechnic Diploma, Diploma from IETE, IME, ICE, IGNOU, CIPET and NTTF etc.
Diploma after ITI (lateral entry). Candidates who have passed 2-year ITI/Vocational Courses in specified trade, after class X and have got lateral entry directly in Second year of 3 year Engineering Diploma Courses being conducted by respective State Board of Technical Education will be considered for Senior Technician Membership of the Institution.
10+2 in physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English is also recognised by IEI for doing AMIE. Minimum aggregate must be 45%, aggregate in PCM must be 45% and you must pass English without grace. If you have not passed any of these subjects, then you may pass that subject from NIOS.
Diploma from RVD, IASE, KSOU are not recognised by IEI for doing AMIE are NOT eligible for AMIE.
Recognition Of AMIE Exams
The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development considers this AMIE qualification is equivalent to a degree in engineering. Government of India in continuation to its earlier recognition, has recognised passing of sections A and B AMIE examinations as revised, conducted by The Institution of Engineers (India), as equivalent to bachelor's Degree in the appropriate branch of Engineering of the recognised universities in India and has notified in the gazette of India, Part I, Section I, dated February 11, 2006.
Time Period To Complete AMIE
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. Project work can be carried out only after clearing at least 5 subjects of Section B.
Structure Of AMIE Exams
There are two 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.
The full marks for examination in each subject are 100. The duration of examination for each subject is three hours. A grading system is followed for all subjects.
A diploma pass student student has to appear in four subjects in Section A whereas a non Diploma student student (10+2) has to appear in 10 subjects in Section A. At one time you may appear in maximum 4 subjects.
After passing Section A (Non-diploma) or Section A (Diploma) examination in full, a candidate is required to apply for registration for Section B examination in any one engineering discipline of his/her choice in which examinations are being conducted, with a requisite fee. A Technician/Senior Technician member is required to pass a total of nine subjects (six compulsory and three optional) in Section B. You can opt maximum four subjects in one attempt.
A grading system is followed for all subjects.
The examinations are held twice every year, called Summer and Winter examinations, normally in June and December respectively (Generally from first Saturday). Each paper is 3 hours long (unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the list of subjects). See chart for further explanation.
The successful candidates of Sections A & B examination are considered as potent engineers by all types of industries (both in private and public) in India and abroad.
Project work and/or laboratory work can be carried out only after clearing 5 subjects of Section B with minimum grade "C". Additionally, person shall be employed and engaged in engineering activities during the period. A separate application for project work should be made by the students to the headquarters of the institution within the stipulated date.
Technician/Senior Technician members are required to register for laboratory experiments by filling the application form, along with a demand draft of requisite fee. On receipt of the application with the choice of engineering college/institute and fee, a student shall be intimated the name of the engineering college/institute where s/he has to perform the laboratory experiments. The decision of the Institution regarding allotment of college/institute shall be final and binding upon the students.
Medium Of AMIE Exams
English is the medium of AMIE examinations. However, any candidate may opt for Hindi provided s/he has taken prior permission to this effect from IEI.
There are 4 subjects in Section A (Diploma stream) and 10 subjects in Section A (Non Diploma stream). After Section A, the student will be admitted to appear for the Section B examination. This consists of 9 papers of which 6 are compulsory and 3 optional. After passing min. 5 papers of section-B in respective branch, the student will be admitted to appear for Project Work/Laboratory experiments.
All the candidates passing Section B examination in a year are awarded pass certificates at the Annual Convocation held in the succeeding year.
A 'Provisional Certificate' is issued on passing Section B examination to the candidate along with the grade card of Section B examination.
Prospects after AMIE