KARNATAKA STATE CENTRES - HISTORY

Mysore Engineers’ Association

Much earlier to the formation of The Institution of Engineers (India), in the old Mysore, an Association of Engineers was formed in the year 1863 from amongst the engineers of Public Works Department on a modest scale to cater to the technical needs of the engineers. On expansion of its membership and activities, it was registered as Mysore Engineers' Association in the year 1906. The State Government gave a site free of cost at K R Circle next to the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering and also provided a grant for construction of the Association building. The Association moved to the new building in 1940. The Association became active and conducted a number of Lectures, Seminars, Workshops on engineering subjects and published technical journals also.

After formation of The Institution of Engineers (India), the Karnataka State Centre was established in the year 1934. Many engineers of the then State of Mysore enrolled as members of The Institution of Engineers (India) also. The activities of the Institution of Engineers (India) gave a wider scope and variety though they were similar to Mysore Engineers' Association. Hence, it was felt by the Executive Committee Members of the two Institutions in the State to merge the Mysore Engineers' Association with the Local Centre of The Institution of Engineers (India) as this would avoid duplication of activities and strengthen the Local Centre to greater extent.

The Mysore Engineers' Association conducted its Centenary celebrations on 26th January, 1964. His Highness Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, the then Governor of Mysore presided and Sri S Nijalingappa, Chief Minister inaugurated the function. After the Centenary celebrations, the cherished desire of the engineering fraternity for amalgamation came into effect on Sunday, 24th May, 1964 presided over by Dr. K L Rao.

The Institution recognizes no frontiers and symbolizes the spirit of techno - cultural collaboration between different branches of engineering with acquisition and dissemination of knowledge as its primary function. The Institution enfolds within its ambit all academically acceptable disciplines in engineering and technology and covers at present Agricultural, Architectural, Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication, Environmental, Marine, Mechanical, Metallurgy & Material Science, Mining, Production and Textile Engineering.

Karnataka State Centre declared as one of the most active Centres in the country in the context of technical activities plays a very significant role in dissemination and proliferation of engineering knowledge amongst its members through Seminars, Symposia, Workshops, Conventions, etc both at national and international levels. It also acts as a qualifying body in conducting AMIE examinations under its non-formal educational programmes to cater to the needs and aspirations of the profession.

The Karnataka State Centre is very fortunate to have the direct blessings of Sir MV, the Engineer Statesman in whose presence the foundation of the State Centre was laid

KARNATAKA STATE CENTRE

The Karnataka State Centre of the Institution, established at Bengaluru in the year, 1934, is one of the most active Centres in the country. Since its inception, it has been serving the society in general and the engineering community, in particular, with the set objectives and plays a significant role in dissemination and proliferation of knowledge amongst its members. Widening its horizon of technical activities, the Centre has established eIGHT Local Centres to serve more professional groups.

With a meagre membership strength to start with, the Centre has brought into its fold a large section of fraternity with a membership strength of more than 19000 Corporate Members and nearly 33500 Non-corporate Members.  Widening its horizon of technical activities, the Centre has established Nine Local Centres at Mysore, Dharwad, Munirabad, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Belgaum, Davangere and Kolar to serve more professional groups.

Karnataka State Centre declared as one of the most active Centres in the country in the context of technical activities plays a very significant role in dissemination and proliferation of engineering knowledge amongst its members through Seminars, Symposia, Workshops, Conventions, etc both at national and international levels. It also acts as a qualifying body in conducting AMIE examinations under its non-formal educational programmes to cater to the needs and aspirations of the profession.

The Karnataka State Centre is very fortunate to have the direct blessings of Sir MV, the Engineer Statesman in whose presence the foundation of the State Centre was laid.

The State centre is situated in the prime location of the City of Bengaluru enabling all its professional members to have easy reach.

The State Committee co-ordinates, supports and leads and guides the activities of the branches situated within the state at various districts and industrial cities.  At its state Committee, the centre has members representing all ranches of engineering from Aeronautics to Marine to textiles engineering disciplines.  The members are competent and elected from among the professional members of the respective fields

The Centre publishes a Newsletter every month on 28th and sent to all the members.  The newsletter contains information about monthly progress of activities, the activities of the Students’ Chapters, details of new members enrolled and highlights of lectures, Seminars etc., conducted. 

The Karnataka State Centre conducts AMIE Examinations for both Section A and Section B and also conducts examination-oriented evening Guidance Classes for the benefit of AMIE students.

The State Centre celebrated Golden Jubilee on 17-11-1984, the Diamond Jubilee on  24-6-1995 and Platinum Jubilee on 9-9-2009 respectively. The Inaugural Function of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration was held in the august presence of His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka, Sri Hans Raj Bhardwaj.


During its Platinum Jubilee Year, the State Centre embarked upon installation of life size statue of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya on 15-09-2010 on the occasion of Forty-second Engineers’ Day which was unveiled by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri B.S. Yeddyurappa.

The Centre has  been conducting many major events like Indian Engineering Congress, Indian Technology Congress, National Conventions, All India Seminars, etc throughout the year.  The 26th Indian Engineering Congress organized during 2011 is considered to be the landmark event in the history of Karnataka State Centre.

The state centre has a technical Library with substantial number of books covering major branches of engineering, students and members have full access for referencing in the library the invaluable data books.

The State Centre is endowed with Auditorium, Board Room, adequate lecture halls with modern audio-visual aids for conducting the Seminars or Class or Workshops..  Even the branches at various places in Karnataka are equipped to impart training and technical programmes. 

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