Sir "Mokshagundam Vishveshwarya" Birthday - Engineers Day
Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwarya was born on September 15th, 1860 and Muddenahalli(a village) in Chikballapur Taluk, Kolar district, Mysore (Now Karnataka). Vishveshwarya completed his lower secondary course at Chikballapur. After completing his high-school, he joined the central college having stood first in engineering, it was not difficult for him to enter the Bombay Government Service. He joined the engineer's kader as an Assistant Engineer. The first test of his ability was when he was entrusted with the construction of SYPHON on the river Panjra at Dashari, a village 35 miles from Dhulia.
Visveswaraiya proved his mettle in the world scenario. This was the inspiring force that led to the idea of building a world-class technical institute. This is how Vishveshwarya Institute was born. Vishveshwarya Institute is more than just a hall of residence it's a place where you'll do a lot of living, studying and socialising. Your College community will include graduate, Postgraduate and research students, teachers and lecturers.
Dr. M Visveswaraya was a great statesman, administrator, and engineer and he was awarded the coveted Bharat Ratna in 1955. He was an honorary life fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India). His birthday September 15th is observed as 'Engineers Day'