Criteria for Election to the Fellowship
Every person for election as a Fellow shall satisfy the Council that he/she fulfills the following criteria.
Persons for election as a Fellow (FNAE) shall be:
(i) Indian nationals who have worked and/or maintained a regular position in India for the last five or more years and have significantly contributed to the engineering and technological field in India. (ii) Person of Indian origin holding Foreign Passport and OCI Card and is currently working in India continuously for the last 10 years or more (in the same or multiple organizations or be self-employed) and (iii) Foreign national holding Foreign Passport must be presently working in India continuously for last 10 years or more (in the same or multiple organizations or be self-employed) and has made significant contribution to Engineering and Technology in India.
The criterion for election to the Fellowship may be one or more of the following:
i. Notable engineering achievements and novel contributions in design, production, research, innovation, intellectual property generation, project implementation, consultancy and technology development
ii. Indigenous technology development leading to commercialization or pilot scale implementation
iii. Engineering innovation for new technology (product or process) development and project implementation
iv. Technical assistance, consultancy, testing/calibration, demonstration or training provided to industry
v. Responsibility for management and professional growth of engineering industry, educational institutions and/or R&D organizations
vi. Specific engineering contributions of an individual if involved in a team effort
vii. Recognition by “peers” (organizations, scientific/engineering bodies, societies, etc)
viii. Facilitation of growth of R&D or industry in the country
ix. Proven leadership in capacity development of an engineering field or an allied area leading to innovative applications of engineering for the betterment of society or environment
x. Recognition of exceptional merit and eminence in new and emerging fields of engineering and technology
Persons for election as a Foreign Fellow shall be :
(i) Person of Indian Origin holding Foreign Passport including OCI who has worked and/or maintained regular position in a foreign country for more than last five years at a stretch and has migrated abroad during last 5-15 years only. It is mandatory for other OCIs who have migrated more than 15 years back to be a Fellow (or Member as applicable) of the Engineering Academy (or Science Academy, if an Engineering Academy does not exist in that country) of his/her country.
(ii) Foreign national holding Foreign Passport who is working and living abroad and is already a Fellow (or Member as applicable) of the Engineering Academy (or Science Academy, if an Engineering Academy does not exist in that country) of his/her country.
(iii) Nominees for Foreign Fellowship should preferably be less than 75 years of age.