Frequently Asked Questions
 
 

1. Membership

2. Examination

Membership

1) How to become Honorary Fellow?

Persons of eminence and high officials of the Union and State Governments, Governors, Ministers etc. whose public duties bring them into close relationship during the tenure of their office with Chemical Engineering and Chemical Industries, or individuals who have rendered eminent service in advancing Chemical Engineering may with their prior consent in writing be elected Honorary Fellows of the Institute as given below:

The Council on its own or on recommendation of the Executive Committee of a Regional Centre and on recommendation of Honorary Fellowship Committee of the Institute may provisionally elect any person interested in the aims and objects of the Institute and eligible (as per above paragraph) to be an Honorary Fellow. The Secretary shall then obtain the written consent of the person proposed. On receipt of such consent, the Council shall declare such person as duly elected.

2) How to become a Fellow?

Every candidate for admission to the Institute as a Fellow or for transfer from Member or Associate Member to Fellow shall produce adequate evidence to satisfy the Council that he has the requisite qualifications as mentioned in sub-clauses 6.2 and 6.3 below and is not less than thirty five years of age and has experience of not less than 10 years for a candidate with Chemical Engineering Degree/15 years for a candidate with degree in Chemical or allied Process Technology or in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering/25 years for a candidate with degree in Science and engaged in Chemical manufacture or Process Engineering or in Education or design or execution of important Chemical Engineering work. If a candidate is employed as a teacher of Chemical Engineering in University of Technological Institution recognised by the Council, he should be regarded as employed in the direction of Chemical Engineering work.

He shall have attained such an eminence in the field of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Manufacture and processing as to quality him in the opinion of the Council for the distinction of Fellowship.

6.2 Occupation: He shall be engaged in the profession of Chemical Engineering.

6.3 Other qualifications: He shall further have at least one of the following qualifications:-

He shall either be an Associate Member of the Institute or shall have fulfilled the conditions necessary for Associate Membership or shall have a diploma in Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology or a Degree in Science.

He shall have experience in a position of responsibility, to the satisfaction of the Council, in an organisation engaged in Chemical Manufacture or Process Engineering or Education or design or execution of important Chemical Engineering Work in University or Technological Institution recognised by the Council or carrying out research in the field of Chemical Engineering in University or Technological Institutions recognised by the Council. Minimum duration of experience shall be as given hereunder:

Educational Qualification

Minimum Years of Experience

Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology

Five

Masters degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology

Four

Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology

Three

Bachelor or higher degree in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology

Ten

Diploma in Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology

Fifteen

Degree in Science

Twenty

3) How to become Associate Member?

Every candidate for admission to the Institute as an Associate Member or for transfer from Student Member to Associate Member shall produce evidence satisfactory to the Council that he has the following qualifications:-

Age: He shall be not less than twenty-one years of age.

Qualification, Occupation and Experience:

He shall have passed bachelor’s degree examination in Chemical Engineering, or bachelor’s degree examination in Chemical or Allied Process Technology or a bachelor’s degree examination in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering or Chemical/Allied Process Technology from Universities/Institutions recognised by the Institute or such qualifying examinations the Institute may conduct.

AND

He shall be engaged at the time of his application for election, in Chemical manufacture or processing, or in the direction or construction or design or operation of Chemical Engineering Work. If the candidate is employed in teaching or research in Chemical Engineering in a College or Institution recognised by the Council, he may be regarded as employed in the direction of Chemical Engineering Work. Minimum duration of experience shall be as given hereunder:

Education Qualification

Minimum Years of Experience

Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology

Nil

Bachelor or higher degree in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology

Five

4) How to become a Student Member?

Every candidate for admission to the Institute as a Student Member shall produce evidence satisfactory to the Council that he has the following qualifications:

He is being trained as a Chemical Engineer as an under graduate student in a constituent or affiliated college under a University/Technological Institution recognised by the Institute or has registered for the Associate Membership Examination conducted by the Institute.

5) How to become a Patron Member?

Individuals interested in development of Chemical Engineering profession and its application to Chemical Industries may be elected Patron Members as given below:

Individuals desirous of joining as Patron Members shall make a writen request to that effect, to the Council addressed to the Secretary. The appicant shall be declared duly elected after such request is considered and approved by the Council.

6) How to become Organizational Member?

Organisations and Institutions interested in development of Chemical Engineering profession and its application to Chemical industries may be elected Organisational Members as given below.

Organisational Members shall be from (a) Chemical and Allied industries including service industries, (b) Research Institutions engaged in R&D activities related to Chemical Engineering Science and Technology, (c) Academic Institutions engaged in education, training and research related to the Chemical Engineering profession, and (d) Organizations serving the profession of chemical engineering. The decision of the Council in the above matter shall be final.

Organisations and Institutions desirous of joining as Organisational Members shall make a written request to that effect, to the Council addressed to the Secretary giving information about the organisation. The applicant shall be declared duly elected after such request is considered and approved by the Council.

7) How to get admission in different categories of membership?

Duly completed application in prescribed form will be received and scrutinised by the Honorary Secretary, IIChE HQ in Kolkata. Then these applications will be subsequently processed as stated hereunder:

(a) Application for Student Membership from Chemical Engineering Departments recognised by the Institute and from the candidates who have enrolled for the Institute’s Examination shall be considered and finalised by the Honorary Secretary and reported to the Council.

(b) Application for Membership and Associate Membership from candidates with a degree in chemical engineering from universities/institutions shall be examined and recommended by the Honorary Secretary and reported to the Council.

(c) Application for transfer from Student Membership to Associate Membership and from Associate Membership to Membership and from Associate Membership or Membership to Fellow shall be examined and recommended by the Secretary and reported to the Council.

(d) Application for Fellow of the Institute from non-members of the Institute with a degree in Chemical Engineering shall be forwarded by the Secretary to the Registrar. The Registrar shall after eliciting the opinion of the Committee on Admission return the application to the Secretary together with the recommendation of the Committee. The Secretary shall place the recommendation before the Council for decision.

(e) Application for Membership and Associate Membership from candidates without a degree in Chemical Engineering from a recognised University shall be forwarded by the Secretary to the Registrar. The Registrar shall after eliciting opinion of the concerned Regional Centre and the Admission Committee return the applications to the Secretary together with the recommendations of the Committee. The Secretary shall place the recommendation before the Council for decision.

(f) The Secretary may from time to time recommend to the Council the names of Associate Members who have attained the age of 35 for automatic transfer from Associate Member to Member. (g) The Council on receiving the recommendation of the Secretary or the Registrar, as the case may be shall then proceed to elect the candidate to the appropriate class of membership or reject the application. The decision of the Council shall be the final.

(h) The Council may in the interest of the Institute adopt or prescribe other procedure for processing of applications.

Submission of application at Regional Centres:

Applicants may submit their membership applications to their respective Regional Centres. After collecting it from the applicants, the concerned Regional Centre will then forward it to IIChE HQ in Kolkata.

Notification: (i) Every candidate whose application has been approved by the Council shall benotified of the fact by the Secretary.

(ii) If the admission of a candidate is not approved by the Council, the fact shall be notified by the secretary and all the Fees other than Registration Fees will be refunded.

8) What are the fees, subscriptions (annual/life), transfer fees, etc., of different categories of membership?

    • A Registration Fee as given in Appendix Table-1 (a) shall be paid along with each application, except in case of applications for Student, Patron and Organisational Members.
    • An admission fee along with two years’ Annual Subscription shall be payable by every candidate on application to the category of Student Membership. For other categories of Membership, Admission Fee along with Annual Subscription/Life Subscription shall be payable by every candidate on application. The rates of admission fee, Annual Subscription and Life Subscription (Compounding Fee) are given in the Appendix Table-1 (a) and (b).

(c) Additional fee payable for transfer from one category of Membership to the next higher category shall be the difference between the admission fees of the two categories as given in Appendix Table-1 (a).

(d) Any person who is elected a Fellow or a Member or an Associate Member, or transferred to any of these categories of membership from other category of membership, whose subscription is not in arrear may compound for future annual subscriptions by a single payment, depending upon the age, in accordance with the table appended hereinafter [Appendix Table-1 (b)].

(e) An Associate Member or a Member who has already compounded his subscription shall, on transfer to higher category of membership, pay an amount equal to the difference in compounded subscription between the two categories of membership related to his age at the time of transfer.

APPENDIX TABLE-1 (a)

FEES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
Registration Fee: Rs.100/- …

Description

Admission Fee y

(Rs.)

Annual Subscription

(Rs.)

Patron Member (minimum)

1,000/-

1,000/-

Organisational Member with turn-over

 

 

-above Rs.500 Crores

1,000/-

25,000/-

-above Rs.250 Crores to 500 Crores

1,000/-

15,000/-

-above Rs.100 Crores to Rs.250 Crores

1,000/-

10,000/-

-above Rs.25 Crores to Rs.100 Crores

1,000/-

7,500/-

-above Rs.1 Crore to Rs.25 Crores

1,000/-

5,000/-

-Rs.1 Crore and below

1,000/-

2,000/-

Honorary Fellow

Nil

Nil

Fellow

600/-

600/-

Member

350/-

350/-

Associate Member

 

 

-age 35 years and above

350/-

350/-

-age below 35 years

250/-

250/-

Student Member

50/-

100/-

 

Description

Admission Fee y (Rs.)

Life Subscription

(Rs.)

Life Patron (Minimum)

1,000/-

10,000/-

Life Organisational Member with turn-over

 

 

-above Rs.500 Crores

1,000/-

1,25,000/-

-above Rs.250 Crores to 500 Crores

1,000/-

75,000/-

-above Rs.100 Crores to Rs.250 Crores

1,000/-

50,000/-

-above Rs.25 Crores to Rs.100 Crores

1,000/-

37,500/-

-above Rs.1 Crore to Rs.25 Crores

1,000/-

25,000/-

-Rs.1 Crore and below

1,000/-

10,000/-

… Not applicable to student, sessional, patron and organisational membership.

y Fee for TRANSFER from one category of membership to the next category shall be the difference between the Admission fees of the two categories.

Members above the age of 65years of 10 years standing need not pay annual subscription.

APPENDIX TABLE-1 (b)

LIFE SUBSCRIPTION (COMPOUNDING FEES)

LIFE FELLOWS

Age (in years) as on 31st March Next

Compounding Fees (Rs.)

35 - 50

6,000/-

51 - 60

5,000/-

61 and above

4,000/-

LIFE MEMBERS

Age (in years) as on 31st March Next

Compounding Fees (Rs.)

26 - 50

4,000/-

51 - 60

3,000/-

61 and above

2,000/-

LIFE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Age (in years) as on 31st March Next

Compounding Fees (Rs.)

All age groups

3,000/-

9) What is the mode of payment?

All payments should be made by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers” payable at Kolkata.

Examination

1) What is Associate Membership Examination (AMIIChE)?

Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers was set up to coordinate and promote the activities of chemical engineering professionals. One of its missions has been to conduct the Associate Membership Examination for people working in chemical and allied industries. Such persons, mostly having either a degree in science or a diploma in engineering or chemical technology, did not have the opportunity of going through the degree level course in chemical engineering. With sound engineering background and requisite field experience they undoubtedly constitute a valuable source of skilled manpower. Associate Membership Examination provides them the opportunity to qualify as Chemical Engineer.

2) Who is the recognizing authority of AMIIChE?

AMIIChE is recognized by the Government of India for the purpose of recruitment to superior posts and services for which a degree in chemical engineering is prescribed as a qualification. The notification in this regard, issued by Ministry of Education, Department of Science, Govt. of India, is given below:


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

(DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE)

 

No. F.18-38/62-T.2                                                 New Delhi , the 20th Dec., 1963

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Recognition of Technical and Professional Qualifications

The undersigned is directed to state that on the recommendations of the Board of Assessment for Technical and Professional Qualifications, Government of India have decided to recognise the Associate Membership Examination of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, for purposes of recruitment to superior posts and services under the Central Government for which a degree in Chemical Engineering is prescribed as a qualification.

Sd/- A. K. Mandal
Asstt. Educational Adviser (T)


 

3) What are the basic educational qualifications required for getting admission in AMIIChE?

Every candidate for the Associate Membership Examination must have any one of the following educational qualifications obtained from institutions recognized by competent authority:

Educational Qualification

  • Degree in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering or Civil Engineering.
  • Degree in Technology including Chemical Technology.
  • Degree in Science with Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • Diploma in Engineering other than Civil Engineering.
  • Degree in Pharmacy.

f. Other qualifications recognized by the Institute for the purpose, (listed in Appendix-I below)

APPENDIX – I

Schedule of other qualifications recognized by the Institute:

a) Diploma in Chemical Technology:

    • Qualifying examination conducted by the Institute of Fuels , London .
    • Chemical Operators course offered by the Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala.

b) Diploma in Chemical Engineering:

1. Three years Diploma course for Operators in Chemical Industry of A H Wadia Technical Institute, Mumbai.

c) Other Degrees/Diplomas

1. Associate Degree in Chemical Technology from Loyola Academy , Chennai.

2. Diploma Course in Rural Service of the National Council for Rural Higher Education.

3. B.A.Sc. Degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from bangurnagar Arts, Science, Commerce & Applied Science College , Dandeli affiliated to Karnataka University .

4. Diploma holders in Surface coating Technology from Deccan Education Society’s Technical Institute, Pune.

5. Associateship Course in Sugar Technology from Deccan Sugar Institute, Pune.

6. Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering awarded by the Board of Apprenticeship Training, West Bengal (BOAT).

4) How many times in a year the AMIIChE Examination is conducted?

The AMIIChE examination is conducted twice in a year, i.e., during March and September.

5) What is the duration of the course?


The duration of the course is 15 years from the date of initial registration.

6) How many parts are there in the course?

There are three parts of the examination, i.e., Part-I, Parts-IIA & IIB and Part-III (Home Paper).

7) How to get registered/Admission in Associate Membership Examination?

Candidates have to apply for registration in a prescribed form provided by the IIChE HQ office in Kolkata, on request. The duly filed in registration form, along with proper enclosures (attested copies of certificates, marksheets, experience certificates, etc.), should be sent to IIChE HQ office in Kolkata. After scrutinizing the application, if the authority found the candidate eligible, then an eligibility letter along with application form for appearing in the next semester examination would be issued to the respective candidates.

8) What are the last dates of receiving applications for Registration?

The last dates of receiving applications for Registration for March Examination is 30 th November of the preceding year and for September Examination is 30 th April of the same year.

9) What are the last dates of receiving applications for appearing in the Examination?

The last dates of receiving applications for appearing in March examination is 31 st December of the preceding year and for September examination is 30 th June of the same year.

10) What is the registration fee of AMIIChE examination?

Registration fee for new candidates is Rs.500/- (once in 15 years).

11) What are the other fees of the examination?

For Parts-I, IIA and IIB

Minimum fee payable

Rs.1000/-(entitles the candidate to appear for maximum 2 subjects)

Additional fee per subject

Rs.600/-

Fee for Part-III (Home Paper)

Rs.1800/-

12) What is the fee for checking answerscripts?

The fee for checking each answerscript is Rs.50/-.

13) What is the fee for issuing duplicate marksheet?

The fee for issuing duplicate marksheet is Rs.40/- for each examination.

14) What is the cost of copies of old question papers?

The cost of old question paper is Rs.60/- for each part of the examination.

15) What is the mode of payment?

All payments should be made by Demand Draft.

16) On whose favour the D/D should be drawn?

The D/D should be drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers” payable at Kolkata.

17) How many papers are there to complete the Associate Membership Examination?

There are 18 papers (including one Home Paper) to complete the AMIIChE.

18) How many examination centres are there in India ?

There are 11 examination centres in all over India and the same are given below:

Ahmedabad

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Delhi

Hyderabad

Kanpur

Kolkata

Mumbai

Surat

Visakhapatnam

 

19) What is the cost of prospectus/syllabus (Rules & Regulations)?

The cost of prospectus/syllabus (Rules & Regulations) is Rs.150/-.

20) What is the syllabus of AMIIChE Examination?

The syllabus of AMIIChE Examination is as follows:

Part – I

  •  

Mathematics

  •  

Physics

  •  

Chemistry

  •  

Mechanical Engineering

  •  

Electrical Engineering & Electronics

  •  

Engineering Drawing

  •  

General Chemical Technology

  •  

Elements of Computer Programming

Part – IIA Compulsory Subjects

  •  

Chemical Process Principles

  •  

Fluid and Particle Mechanics

  •  

Heat Transfer

  •  

Mass Transfer

  •  

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

  •  

Chemical Reaction Engineering

  •  

Instrumentation & Process Control

  •  

Chemical Plant & Equipment Design

Part – IIb elective papers (Any One)

  •  

Production Management & Industrial relations

  •  

Industrial Pollution Control

  •  

Petroleum Refinery Engineering & Petrochemicals

  •  

Fertilizer Technology

  •  

Polymer Technology

  •  

Industrial Safety and Hazard Analysis.

Part – III

  •  

Home Paper

 

 

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