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It's by the virtue of qualification. He must be a Bachelor or Masters in
Civil/Structural Engineering. 

K.V.N.Ramesh 
M.E (Structures)

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net] 
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 8:41 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Plan Stamping

How does a person "qualify" to be a Structural Engineer or Professional
Engineer in India if there are no requirements for registration?


Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "G Vishwanath" <gvshwnth(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 1:33 AM
Subject: Re: Plan Stamping


> Ref: The number of posts on plan stamping.
>
> This practice of plan stamping is not common here in
> India.
>
> May be that is because it is not necessary.
> There is no practice of "Registering" oneself as a P.E
> or S.E in India for routine structural designs.
>
> However estimators and Valuers are registered.
>
> Building plans are stamped only by the engineers
> working for the municipal agencies, not by PEs or SEs.
>
> But their stamping is only with regard to set backs,
> and other building regulations applicable to that
> region.
>
> Not the design aspects.
>
> Instead, a racket similar to plan stamping  in USA
> flourishes here in the medical profession.
>
> Employees of the Government and also large private
> companies regularly need "medical certificates" for
> justifying leave taken on medical grounds but not
> necessarily due to real sickness.
>
> For a consideration, there are doctors who will
> certify any disease of your liking, and advise "rest
> and recuperation"  for any period you choose to absent
> yourself from work.
>
> Of course the employers know what is going on.
> Some employees are notorious for this.
> The doctors who indulge in this pernicious practice
> are those who swear by the "Hypocrite's Oath" and
> compensate for their lack of competence and hence lack
> of gainful practice by hiring out their professional
> seal.
>
> I just thought you might be interested in knowing
> this.
>
> Regards
>
> G Vishwanath
> Bangalore, India
>
>
>
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