Welcome to the Southern Asia Region

The Southern Asia Region (SAR) provides support to around 7100 members residing in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives. Over the last six years, SAR has become one of the largest regions internationally. Region is supported by one branch, two groups and country representatives. Student Chapters are functioning in India, Sri Lanka,  Pakistan and Bangladesh. More information will be found in the respective web pages.

Members and prospective members are assisted with their needs and interaction among members is at a high level through AGMs, ordinary meeting, seminars, lectures, industry visits, annual dinners and newsletters.

We work with local branches of UK based engineering institutions and the local institutions. This has raised awareness and the profile of the IMechE. Various events are organized by the Branches and the Groups with details mentioned on their respective pages.

Sri Lanka has its degrees accredited according to Washington Accord. India is in the process of accrediting the degrees at many universities. Pakistan has become an Associate member of the Washington Accord.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Official visit
    16 November 2017 08:00 to 21 November 2017 23:00
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    The IMechE President, Carolyn Griffiths FREng CEng FIMechE, will be visiting Sri Lanka from the 15 to 22 November 2017. During the visit it is hoped that the President will have the opportunity to meet members and key people in the engineering community in Sri Lanka to discuss the profession and how it is developing in the country. Please click the event heading to see the key highlights of the visit.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    25 November 2017 10:00 to 15:00
    NUST PNEC - Karachi
    SOfE is your chance to showcase your presentation skills and technical knowledge in front of the brightest minds in the business.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    30 November 2017 09:00 to 17:00
    UET Taxila - Taxila
    SOfE is your chance to showcase your presentation skills and technical knowledge in front of the brightest minds in the business.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    01 December 2017 09:00 to 12:00
    Turyaa Hotel - Tamil Nadu
    The Global Engineering Debate (GED), is an initiative created and administered by the Young Members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.The debate is part of a series conducted all over the globe. This year the topic will be healthcare, a field which may surprise some members of the general public. The question posed to this year’s speakers will be “How can healthcare technology better support independent life for an ageing population?”
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    01 December 2017 12:00 to 14:00
    Turyaa Hotel - Tamil Nadu
    The India branch is organizing a lecture series on, “Role of Insulation in Industrial Applications”. It is well known that the insulation is directly related to energy efficiency. Energy saved is energy produced. The insulation has many applications and this lecture series is proposed to cover building insulation and industrial insulation.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
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