Membership and Joining

GRADES OF MEMBERSHIP

FELLOW

  • Age not less than 42 years
  • Engaged in the profession of Structural Engineering
  • Posses a degree in civil engineering/structural engineering recognized by AICTE and/or accepted by the Governing Council as equivalent qualification
  • Have experience of not less than 20 years of which at least 10 years shall be in a position of responsibility for the design of important structural engineering works or a minimum of 10 years in teaching / R&D work in structural engineering in recognized technical educational/research institutions and has acquired considerable degree of eminence as a structural engineer.

MEMBER

  • Age not less than 32 years
  • Engaged in the profession of Structural Engineering
  • Posses a degree in civil engineering/structural engineering recognized by AICTE and accepted by the Governing Council as equivalent qualification
  • Have experience of not less than 1 0 years of which at least 5 years shall be in a position of responsibility for the design of important structural engineering works or a minimum of 5 years in teaching / R&D work in structural engineering in recognized technical educational/research institutions and out of the total experience of 10 years, at least 5 years shall be in a position of responsibility.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

  • Age not less than 22 years
  • Posses a degree i n civil engineering/structural engineering recognized by AICTE and/or have equivalent qualification accepted by the Governing Council
  • Engaged in design of structural engineering works.

STUDENT MEMBER

  • Age not less than 20 years;
  • Completed at least 2 years of a civil/structural engineering degree course recognized by AICTE

ELECTION / ADMISSION

No person shall be elected to membership in any grade unless his/her application has been approved by the Governing Council as hereinafter provided. The Governing Council alone shall have the power to decide conclusively regarding each person seeking election to any grade of membership of the Association whether he/she has or has not fulfilled the requirements applicable to his/her case.

Application

  • Every candidate for election/admission to any grade of membership shall fill in and sign the application form prescribed by the Governing Council.
  • The application form should be accompanied by a crossed Cheque/Demand Draft payable to Indian Association of Structural Engineers payable at New Delhi, for the amount prescribed from time to time.
  • Application forms shall be scrutinized by the membership committee appointed by the Governing Council and placed before the Governing Council with appropriate recommendations;
  • The Governing Council may approve or keep pending any application for making further enquiries;
  • The Governing Council may not approve the application of a candidate whom they consider undesirable , without assigning any reason or explanation;
  • The Governing Council may require any candidate to attend an interview and/or written test in order to better satisfy themselves that he/she possesses the requisite qualifications and experience;
  • A candidate whose application is duly approved by the Governing Council shall be admitted as a Fellow, Member, Associate Member or Student Member, as the case may be, on payment of such Fee as may be prescribed.
  • Corporate Members shall have all the rights & privileges as specified herein;
  • Corporate Members shall use the following, and no other, designatory letters to indicate their
    belonging to Association
    # Fellows F IAStructE
    # Members M IAStructE
  • Any Corporate Member acting jointly with, or practicing in partnership with, any other person who is not a Corporate Member of the Association, or under the title of a firm, shall not, after the joint names or after the title of the firm, use any abbreviation descriptive of the Association.
  • Every Corporate Member who has been elected as such and has paid all fees, subscriptions, and dues payable by him/her shall be entitled to
    • receive a Membership Certificate for the current year dul y signed by the President and the Honorary Secretary and having the seal of the Association.
    • seek election to the Governing Council and to hold position of privilege of President or Vice President or Hony. Secretary or Hony. Treasurer or any other office if elected or nominated by the Governing Council.
    • participate in meetings, functions and other lawful gatherings called/arranged by the Association.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION/ FEES

Annual Subscription

  • The quantum of Annual Subscription for Fellows, Members, Associate Members and Student Members varies and will be as decided by the GC from time to time and included in the guidelines for Filling up Forms attached with Application Form.
  • Annual subscriptions shall be payable in full on 1st April every year and must be paid in advance. Any member in arrears of subscription for more than 3 months shall not be entitled to the rights & privileges of the Association.

Fees

  • Included in the guidelines for Filling up Forms attached with Application Form.

MISCONDUCT

The Governing Council may expel from the Association any member or require his/her resignation, upon being satisfied that he/she has willfully acted in contravention of the Memorandum or Bye-laws or Code of Conduct/Ethics made by the Governing Council, and is therefore unfit to belong to the Association.

REINSTATEMENT

Any member whose name has been removed from the membership of the Association for non-payment of the subscription may apply for reinstatement. The Governing Council may, at their discretion, allow his/her name to be reinstated subject to his/her clearing all his/her dues.