Tiruchirapalli, Jun 29 (UNI) The Institution of Engineers-India (IEI) has planned to increase the number of students' chapters in engineering colleges across the country shortly, according to IEI Secretary and Director General Commander Arvind Poothia.
Mr Poothia, who was here to attend the IEI's 648th Council Meeting, which commenced yesterday, told newspersons that the institute aimed to increase the number of students' chapters to 500 from the present 380.
He pointed out that through the students' chapters, the IEI members explained the students about the requirements of the industry and facilitated their technical visits to industrial units.
IEI, a multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers headquartered at Kolkata, had formed over 400 students' chapters in different polytechnics, he added.
It had also planned to develop the students' soft skills through the 'Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers Degree Programme' of the institute.
IEI President R P Gupta, who was also present, said the institution, in consultation with other professional institutions, had prepared an 'Engineers Bill' and sent it to the Union Human Resources Development Ministry.
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