The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987, comprises India's most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. The aims and objects of the Academy are to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology, related sciences and disciplines and their applications to problems of national importance. INAE also encourages inventions, investigations, and research in pursuit of excellence in the field of "Engineering".
Its activities include programmes on issues of technology policy and overall development for the benefit of society, and promotes research projects, pilot studies, engineering education, fellowships, scholarships, awards and other benefactions.
Election to the Academy is only by nomination. Upto 50 Fellows from Academia, Research & Development, Industry, Government and others may be elected each year from nominations made by Fellows of INAE affiliated to various Engineering Sections. Under the Rules and Regulations of the Academy, the total number of Fellows at any time may not exceed 800.
The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) honours Indian and Foreign nationals who are elected by "peer" committees in recognition of their personal achievements in engineering which are of exceptional merit and distinctive eminence in new and developing fields of technology. The Fellows on election to the Academy are entitled to use abbreviated title "FNAE".