Engineering activities began to contribute to the development of the country and the engineering profession started to gain importance in the society. The engineering manpower began to grow in number and was involved in all spheres of national development. Nepal Engineering Council is to make the Engineering Profession effective by mobilizing it in a more systematic and scientific and also to register the engineers as per their qualifications. NEC, as per its ACT, is vested with constitutional authority for planning, formulation of Norms & Standards, monitoring & Evaluation and ensuring coordinated and integrated development of Engineering education in Nepal. In Conformity with Nepal Engineering Council Act 1998, Nepali and Non- Nepali Engineers working with Government. Diplomatic Mission semi Government, Private Sector, NGOs, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies, Research and Academic Institutions, Consultants Contractors etc, are required to get registered in the Council and are obliged to abide by its Professional Code of Conduct.
The Council has developed Norms for post graduate education which will be immediately executed once it gets approved. Similarly it is planning to put forward an examination process for registration after the amendment of the Act. The council is also preparing to implement the provision of registering names in category " B"-Professional Engineer, according to the regulation of NEC,2057,as per the provision of clause 37 of the NEC Act.2055.
Engineering, much like other science, is a broad discipline which further roots into several sub-disciplines. These disciplines incorporate different areas of engineering works. Although initially an engineer will usually be trained in a specific discipline, throughout an engineer's career the engineer may become multi-disciplined, having worked in several of the outlined areas. Nepal Engineering Council monitors and inspect the quality of Engineering Education so that the Engineers can globally cope with the competitive market.