NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) of NACE International, USA was established in1992. It has become one of the largest and most active sections of NACE International through its significant contributions for the promotion of corrosion awareness in India. NIGIS has more than 1000 members; sponsors NACE student sections at Mumbai and Chennai, organizes annual conference / events since 1994 and education / training courses , lectures programs and workshops on regular basis since 1996.
NIGIS is committed to enhance the quality and range of its services and activities in the field of corrosion awareness and dissemination of knowledge regarding corrosion and its protection and control, in India and worldwide.
NIGIS has organized over 120 Coating Inspector Program - level I , II & Peer Review, CIP Level-II Nuclear course & Maritime Emphasis, Refinery Corrosion, O-CAT, Cathodic Protection Program 1, 2 & 3 courses of NACE International and more than 25 local educational & training programs during the last five years
Besides education and conferences, NIGIS also hosts technical talks on a variety of topics related to the science of corrosion and its control on a regular basis.
In addition India Section is regularly publishing a newsletter “Corrosion Combat”, which is distributed to all the members as well as corrosion institutes, educational institutions, industrial houses & important libraries in the country. NIGIS recognizes that it must encourage the growth of corrosion science not only as a profession but also the professionals associated with it.
NIGIS started the initiative of ‘Corrosion Awareness Day’. To commemorate Corrosion Awareness Day, Corrosion Awareness Awards are presented to honor and respect individuals/institutions for their contribution to Corrosion Awareness and developments in the field of Corrosion Science and Technology in India.
Finally, the vibrant student sections are another initiative of NIGIS. The activities of NIGIS provide a unique platform for engineers and professionals to deliberate on corrosion and benefit from shared experiences and knowledge.