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Initiated in December 1998, Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (IIQS) formerly known as Indian Quantity Surveyors (IQSA) is a non-profitable professional body registered in India with a vision to share and develop knowledge among the fellow Indian Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Cost Engineers, Contract Administrators and other similar professionals.

IIQS was initially started by a few members but after organizing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) events on a monthly basis, the strength started to increase with every meet. IIQS realized that Indian Engineering degree does not adequately cover the subjects such as Contract Procedure, Finance and Development, Project Cost Control, Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, Risk Management etc., which are essentially required for effective commercial management of the construction contract at a global level.

Accordingly, smaller study group was formed with an aim of upgrading skills by enhancing their qualification by pursuing further studies from internationally accredited universities, as well as arranging regular technical seminars, wherein industry experts share their knowledge with the members. As a result, over the years, IIQS has grown and many of its members have been successful in upgrading their post graduate qualification and have attained professional membership from some of the most respected professional Institutions in India, UK, US, Australia, etc. Subsequently many members have risen to key positions in their respective fields.

In 2007, IIQS took giant step by implementing high ethical principles, bylaws and logo. IIQS logo has a burning candle, which signifies giving light to the world. Our Motto is “Lighted to Learn and Live”. It is the collective aim and desire of IIQS to change its members to a self-motivated team that will pride itself in doing things rightly and taking decisions based on strong ethical values.

IIQS has monthly seminars, Matrix workshops for young Engineers to attain chartered membership with RICS, Annual cricket events with Sri Lankan QS team and RICS teams. In addition, various study groups, CPD events, mentoring sessions, sports events are actively organized for the benefit of its members. IIQS is closely associated with numbers of International professional bodies such as Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Buildings, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, AACE International, Institution of Surveyors India etc.

Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (IIQS), is registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 (No. 1 of 1956) in India on 14 October 2011 and have strong presence in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad Delhi and Middle East IIQS foresee attaining Chartered status for Quantity Surveyors in India.


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