President’s Corner


Esteemed Fellows, Young Associates, Awardees and Peers of the INAE:

At the outset, let me wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024 and seek divine blessings for a joyous, prosperous, and healthy year ahead for all of you with your family and friends!

Being the only Engineering Academy in the country that has already emerged as globally the largest and yet the youngest population, that not only aspires soon to ascend to be the fourth or third largest economy in the world but also a technological superpower, the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) has no choice but occupy a vantage position as the most effective and valuable think tank in the country that can help India realize its dream of attaining self-reliance in engineering and technology in the foreseeable future. This aim is lofty but realizable as INAE represents and comprises the finest of the talent pool in engineering drawn from industry, academia, and R&D through the most rigorous process of election to its fellowship only by virtue of individual contribution and merit that has made a difference and distinctive impact to the profession and the nation.

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate all the forty-eight newly elected Fellows and Foreign Fellows, and fifteen Young Associates, and embrace them most eagerly into the fold of the Academy. We eagerly look forward to receiving their wholehearted participation and contribution in the future activities and programs of the Academy and assuming leadership roles with time. I must also acknowledge and express my sincere gratitude to the Former Presidents, Governing Council Members, Office Bearers, Members of the Forum, Sectional and other Committee Members, and the Fellows for their valuable contributions and dedicated services rendered in the recent or distant past.

Now that INAE has resolved to be an autonomous body not only in its functioning but also financially, it is imperative that all the Fellows and Associates should offer spontaneous support to raise the target corpus fund and help INAE realize its professed goal of emerging financially solvent and strong and ensure its sustainability and greater outreach.

INAE has created newer avenues to reach out to a larger cross-section of the engineering profession by offering the newly created avenues of inducting Institutional and Individual Members. This is a historical decision taken by the Governing Council and General Body that will pave the way to make INAE much stronger, more inclusive, and useful to the engineering community. I sincerely appeal to the Fellowship to appreciate the wisdom of creating new cadres of Memberships (Corporate, Institutional & Individual) and implement these to achieve the desired goal and advantage.

As always, INAE had a very busy schedule during the last year staging all its annual functions, conducting various events, and undertaking new initiatives. The enclosed Appendix provides an executive summary of these important activities and contributions made by the Academy in the last calendar year.

In the end, I take this opportunity to wish that the new year brings you good health, prosperity, astounding success in all your professional and personal endeavours, and above all, make you happy and content.

With kind regards,



 Indranil Manna
President, INAE

January 1, 2024