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The Mysore Local Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) was established in 1964 and its present Corporate Membership strength is about 1600 and the Jurisdiction of the Local centre covers the five districts of Mysore , Mandya, Hassan, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar.

The Engineering professionals residing or practicing within the Geographical boundaries of this Local centre can be part of this prestigious pioneer Engineering Institution and pursue the noble aims and objectives of the Institution. That is, promotion and advancement of Science, Engineering and Technology for the benefit of our society or the public in general. The local center has well developed infrastructure facility of its own spread over an area of over 1½ Acres at a central area of the city, in J.L.B. Road , Mysore.

The facilities include a large (600 seats capacity) Auditorium , a large Library, Lecture Halls, Committee Rooms, Guest House, Garden and Office accommodation with Fax, E-mail, Internet facility and Webster (www.ieimysore.org.in).






Apart from offering good and up to date Library facilities, the Institution arranges technical activities such as lecture meetings / seminars / workshops etc., inviting top ranking experts in the fields of various specialties to provide up to date information in the field of Science, Engineering and Technology. Free Technical consultancy / guidance / service is extended to the poor and common man and to all public service organizations including government departments with the help of experts and experienced engineers available in the organization.




Keeping in view the noble idea of education on moral and ethical values required in one's profession/life and to build a model society for the peace and prosperity of the entire mankind, the Mysore Local Centre of the Institution of Engineers has planned to develop the only one of its kind in the country, a “Study & Research Centre” named after Sir.M.Visvesvaraya, as an Institution or Temple of learning, on discipline, dedication, hard work, honesty and sincere service to the Society, on which principles the Engineer-Statesman Bharatha Ratna Sir.M.Visvesvaraya amply demonstrated through his deeds, throughout his long life span of over hundred years.

Further, a Technological Museum named after Sir.M.Visvesvaraya is being developed on the lines of `Visvesvaraya Science Museum’ in Bangalore, but with a plan to exhibit models of the latest pride achievements of India in the various fields such as vital Industries, Space Research, Defence developments, Aviation etc., which are donated by the Heads of the various State and Central Govt. Departments and Private concerns for the benefit of School and College Students of the remote Regions.

Important Milestones of Sir MV
15th Sept. 1861 Born at Muddena Halli , Karnataka.
1871-1874 Initial Education at Chikaballapur
1875 Joined Weslian Mission School at Bangalore.
1881 Passed B.A. in First Class at Central College of Bangalore
1881 Joined Engineering College at Pune
1883 Obtained his Engineering Degree with distinction in the whole of Bombay Presidency.
1884 Appointed as Asst.Engineer in P.W.D.Bombay Government
1884-1908 Served Bombay Government till he became the Superintending Engineer and took Voluntary retirement.
1909 Special Chief Engineer in Hyderabad Government
1909-1912 Chief Engineer and Secretary P.W.D. Government of Mysore
1912-1918 Dewan of Mysore
1919-1959 Served India in various advisory capacities
1962 14th April Breathed his last at Bangalore
1886 Designed water supply and sanitary system for Sakkur(Sindh province) Nasik,Bombay province
1891 Established Deccan Club at Pune in Association with Sri.Mahadeva Govinda Ranade and Sri. Gopala Krishna Gokhale
1899 Designed a New System of Automatic Waste Weir Flood Gate
1901 Introduced the Block System of Irrigation
1906 Designed Drinking Water and Sanitary System for British
1908 Usman Sagar and Himayat Sagar Reservoir project across the river Moosi , Hyderabad
1909 Prepared a Scheme for Flood Protection work and underground drainage for Hyderabad City.
1912 Preparation of Project report for Kannambadi Anicut across river Cauvery
1913 Started the State Bank of Mysore
1914 Started Mechanical Engineering School at Bangalore.
1916 Established Mysore University and the State Engineering College in Bangalore
1918 Approved the plan to establish Bhadravathi Iron & Steel Works and a Number of Other Industries
1927 Designed and Constructed Krishnarajasagar Reservoir. Public Libraries were established in Bangalore & Mysore
1936 Automobile Industry Plan was prepared.
1937 Mahanadi flood control work in Orissa
1941 Designed automatic Gate for Khadakwasla Reservoir Project Establishment of All India Manufacturers' Organisation and became President.
1942 Established Sri.Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic at Bangalore
1952 Selected proper site for a new Railway Bridge to river Ganga in Bihar(Mokame). Promoting Construction of Sharavathi Hydro-Electric Project. Establishment of Mysore Sandle Wood Oil Factory Establishment of Mysore Central Industrial workshop, Chrome leather factory etc. are also the contribution of Sir.M.V.
Honors conferred on Sir.M.V.
1904 Honorary Membership of London Institution of civil Engineers
1911 C.I.E.,(Companion of the Indian empire) at Delhi Darbar
1915 K.C.I.E(Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire)
1921 D.Sc. - Calcutta University
1931 LL.D.Bombay University.
1937 D.LITT . Benares Hindu University
1943 Elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Institution of Engineers(India)
1944 D.Sc.Allahabad University
1947 D.Sc.Andhra University
1948 Doctorate - LL.D.Mysore University
1953 D.LITT - Andhra University
1953 Awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Town planners, India
1955 " Bharata Ratna" Award- Government of India
1958 D.Sc. - Jadhavpur University Calcutta
1958 Durga Prasad Khaitan Memorial Gold Medal by the Royal Asiatic Society Council of Bengal
1959 Fellowship of the Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore


Chief Engineer 1909 to 1912
Dewan 1912 to 1918
1. K.R.S. Dam at Krishnarajasagar
2. Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Works at Bhadravathi
3. State Bank of Mysore
4. Karnataka Chamber of Commerce
5. Mysore Economic Conference
6. Government Soap Factory & Sandal Oil Factory
7. Century Club & Ladies Club, Bangalore
8. Modern Hindu Hotel
9. Established University of Mysore also Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
10. Mechanical Engineering School
11. Agriculture School at Hebbal
12. Sri.Chamarajendra Technical School , Mysore
13. The Bangalore Press
14. Efficiency audit was started
15. Village improvement schemes
16. Malnad Improvement Committee
17. Civic & School Progress Association.


Engineer 1884- 1908
1. Introduced the block system of Irrigation
2. Designed a new system of systematic water weir flood gate
3. Established Deccan Club in Poona


1. Schemes for flood protection and drainage for Hyderabad
2. Remodeling of Hyderabad city


1. Schemes for flood protection and drainage for Hyderabad
2. Remodeling of Hyderabad city
Guiding Principals
  • Never to use One's Official position to bestow favor on his relatives
  • An ounce of neatness is equal to a ton of efficiency A well dressed person does things in a much better way than a slovenly one
  • That a person who is neat in his dress can be clean and straight in his life.
  • Industrialize or perish
  • Always work hard.
  • Always support a worthy cause at any cost.
  • Nature never excuses Lapses.
  • He never tolerated slipshod work! He wanted things to be precise and not vague
  • He was very punctual and expected everybody to be so.
  • He never lost an opportunity to stimulate drive, action, alertness and hustle in everybody who happened to meet him.
  • Five hours for nature, seven for a very busy man and nine means lazy was his rational budget for sleep.
  • Hard work performed in a disciplined manner will in most cases keep the worker fit and also prolong his life.
  • Every man who has become great owes his achievements to incessant toil.
  • The way to build a nation is to build a good citizen. The majority of the Citizens should be efficient of good character and posses a reasonably high sense of duty.
  • Leaders should be truly patriotic and should believe in rectitude of conduct, Men of Merit and capacity should be the criteria for all special jobs and government appointments.
  • Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
  • Standard of efficiency is not determined by what we wish but by what we cannot tolerate
  • In essentials unity, In non essentials liberty, In all things charity.
  • Duty before comfort was his ideal
  • He believed in the famous maxim "Everything worth doing is worth doing well".
  • Seek opportunities for service without waiting for a call.
  • If we are to progress we have to implicitly enforce the American methods of " Hustle" and German methods of hard work.
  • Remember God helps those who help themselves.
  • He did not like to be under any one's obligation
  • He was punctual not only in keeping his engagement but also in all other respects.
  • The note books and pencils were his inseparable companions.
  • He was in a hurry, in a very great hurry to catch up with the progressive countries of the west on at least with Japan the rising sun of the east.
  • Live within your income, have a purpose to give you any pleasure.
  • He has said that it is worth while in life to make a pleasure of duty than a duty of pleasure.

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