History of Indian Engineering Congress

The Institution of Engineers (India), was earlier holding Annual General Meetings/ Annual Sessions/ Annual Conventions at different places in the country to take stock and review its activities and objectives. The Annual Convention later manifested into Indian Engineering Congress is intended to broaden the scope of interaction and transfusion of knowledge amongst engineers from the country as well as from the prominent parts of the globe. The Institution of Engineers (India) is organizing the Indian Engineering Congress every year to cater the needs of entire engineering professional community of India. The Indian Engineering Congress will throw open the threshold of knowledge to all members and non-members and provide them with a Forum.

The First Indian Engineering Congress was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi in 1987 in Kolkata. The then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the 15th Indian Engineering Congress held at Hyderabad in 2000.

It is a matter of great honour that Late Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India inaugurated the 27th Indian Engineering Congress in New Delhi (2012) and 28th Indian Engineering Congress in Chennai (2013).

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India and President-IEI inaugurating the 27th Indian Engineering Congress, New Delhi on December 14, 2012
Hon’ble Governor of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, Shri E S L Narasimhan inaugurated the 29th Indian Engineering Congress held at Hyderabad in 2014, Hon’ble Governor of Tripura, Shri Tathagata Roy inaugurated the 30th Indian Engineering Congress held at Guwahati in 2015, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurated the 31st Indian Engineering Congress held at Kolkata in 2016,
Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India and Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamilnadu at the 32nd Indian Engineering Congress, Chennai, December 2017
Hon’ble Governor of Telangana, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan inaugurated the 34th Indian Engineering Congress held at Hyderabad in 2019,
34th Engineering Congress and 100th Annual General Meeting of The Institution of Engineers (India) at Hyderabad
the 35th Indian Engineering Congress was held through online platform in 2020. Dr. Harshvardhan, Hon'ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest and Inaugurate to congress online.