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The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) is the apex national body of engineers which ensures internationally recognized and locally relevant standards in the education in engineering that are maintained in Sri Lanka. IESL in accordance with its Charter and provisions of the Act No. 17 of 1968, and amended by Act, No. 3 of 1996, is empowered to admit to membership, classify and confer titles indicating the professional standing of its members. In fulfilment of its Charter obligations, IESL has been responsible for the recognition of engineering education programmes in Sri Lanka and in providing consultative feedback on the development of engineering education programmes comparable to global practice in keeping with the standards of engineering education programmes already adopted and accepted by the IESL.

Recognition is a pre-requirement to accreditation of Degree programmes which have not applied for recognition/accreditation by 1 June 2018.

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka evaluates engineering education programmes and grants recognition in accordance with established criteria and procedures, through the IESL Education Committee.

Details of the engineering degree programs recognized by IESL and the respective recognition manuals are as follows.