ECI was established in April 2002 as the apex Body of engineering profession in India by coming together of a large number of Professional Organizations / institutions of Engineers to work for the advancement of engineering profession in various disciplines and for enhancing the image of engineers, in society, by focusing on quality and accountability of engineers.

Today there are 33 Indian Engineering Professional Associations/ Institutions as members, representing practically all major engineering streams and with 8 associated government departments’ nominees on its Board.