Engineer’s Day on 15th September Every Year in India-Sir.MV ‘s Birth Day


Engineer’s Day Celebration on 15th September Every Year in India.

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Sir Mokshagondam Vishweshwaraiah better known as Sir MV.

Date of Birth: 15 September 1861

Birth Place:

In Mudanahalli, Chikkaballapura, Mysore Kingdom (now Karnataka, India)

Died in:

12 Apr 1962 (age 100) in Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Engineer

Awards: in 1955, Bharat Ratna Award

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, one of the greatest engineers in India and known as Sir MV, celebrates Engineers’ Day on September 15 every year in India.

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1. Engineers’ Day in 2019
2. Why Do We Celebrate Engineers’ Day?
3. How to Celebrate Engineers’ Day?
4. Instructions for Engineers’ Day Celebration:
5. Career Timeline of Sir MV
6. Sir.MV Retired from the British service
7. Engineer’s Day History
8. Early life of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
9. Career of Sir.MV
10. The achievements of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
11. Bharat Ratna Award
12. Sir MV values
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Engineers’ Day in 2020

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The year of 2020 it marks as the 53rd  anniversary of Engineers’ Day and the 158th anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya in India and it’s celebrated on Sunday 15th September.

Sir MV is known internationally for his intelligence and his great success in using water resources in India.

It is also important to know that World Engineers Day is celebrated on different dates.

Specialist’s engineers, who design, build and test the project’s raw materials and process.

They will also consider the restrictions imposed by the control, feasibility, security and cost of the project.

Engineers play a very important role in every walk of our lives. They turn theoretical knowledge of the basic sciences into real products and thus make our lives easier.

Engineers have versatile minds and help fill the gap between science, technology and society.

Engineers in India contribute greatly to the technical and industrial growth of the country.

Why Do We Celebrate Engineers’ Day?

The Engineers’ Day is celebrated by Sir MV for his contribution to the development of various places that are today one of the most developed cities in India.

Sir MV is an international hero, known for his master of water resources.

He has successfully designed and built many river dams and bridges and revolutionized the irrigation system in India by implementing irrigation and drinking water system throughout India.

How to Celebrate Engineers’ Day?

Different cities have different methods for celebrating Engineer’s Day.

Engineering is a vast field consisting of various specializations such as electrical, technical, computer, mechanical, etc., so different disciplines call for celebration in a different style.

Celebration techniques can also vary from company to company.

While public companies follow the annual theme for Engineers’ Day, private companies can follow the theme or decide their own theme.

Engineers play a great role in the growth and economic growth of any company and therefore no matter how they celebrate the anniversary.

They should rejoice in the annual performance to inspire them and keep up the great work they do for the general public.

Instructions for Engineers’ Day Celebration:

Although there are many suggestions, such as conducting a discussion, discussion or forum for engineers to discuss national or local issues facing people

such as potholes on the road, damaged roads, bridges or things related to electrical, mechanical and computer engineers.

The platform also provides engineers with opportunities to share the problems they face while performing their duties. Recent train accidents are a debatable issue in such forums during Engineers Day.

Private and public institutions can collectively choose the topic, discuss among themselves, and come up with options to restructure the situation.

Importance of Engineers Day Celebration in India:

The Engineers’ Day is celebrated by Sir MV for his contribution to the development of various places that are today one of the most developed cities in India.

Career Timeline of Sir MV:

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– He joined the service as assistant engineer in Bombay in 1885; He has worked in Nashik, Khandesh and Pune.

-In 1894, he served the municipality of Sukkur and designing the municipal water works.

– He worked as Executive Engineer in Surat In 1896

-In Pune between 1897-99 he was an assistant superintend engineer and visited China and Japan.

-In 1898, he worked as an Executive Engineer for Irrigation in Pune.

-He was a member of the Sanitary Engineer, Sanitary Board Bombay, in 1899 and testified before the Indian  and     Irrigation Commission in 1901.

-Patented automatic gates were designed and built at Lake Fife Storage Reservoir.

-In 1903, a new irrigation system, called the “Black System”, was introduced.

-He represented the Shimla Irrigation Commission, Bombay Government in 1904 on Special Duty.

-He served as Superintending Engineer in 1905 and visited Egypt, Canada, United States, Russia, 1908.

-The year of 1909 floods to Hyderabad, he found great remedy to reduce flood issues.

-He served as Consulting Engineer for the Nizam State of Hyderabad at that time, to supervise and manage the     engineering work related to the Musi River.

-He worked as Chief Engineer in 1909 and Secretary to the Government of Mysore.

-Sir.MV retired from the British service in 1909

Sir MV is an international hero, recognized as his master in the use of water resources.

He has successfully designed and built many river dams and bridges and revolutionized the irrigation system in India by implementing irrigation and drinking water system throughout India.

Of all the developing countries, India is one of the exporters of light and heavy engineering goods. India produces a wide range of goods.

Mining equipment, steel & petrochemical plants, cement, fertilizers and capital goods for power projects are manufactured in India.

Indian engineers are also involved in manufacturing equipment required for irrigation projects, construction machinery, cotton textile & sugar mill machinery, diesel engines, transport vehicles, tractors, etc.

Engineer’s Day History:

India generates around 20 lakh engineers every year, including all fields and disciplines such as Computer Science, Electronics, Civil, Electrical, Technical, Mechanical.

Engineers in honor of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on 15th September every year, one of the greatest engineers of his time, a great academic, statesman, scholar and the most famous engineer India has ever produced.

Sir MV is the personification of everything a country needs to strive for a better future.

Thus, Engineers’ Day is recognized as a tribute to his achievements and his determination for growth and development.

Early life of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya:

Sir MV was born on 15 September 1861 in Muddenahalli village of Kolar district of Karnataka to father Srinivasa Shastri and mother Venkachamma.

He lost his father at the age of 15 and moved with his mother to Bangalore where his uncle H Ramaiah lived.

He attended Wesleyan Mission High School in 1875.

After completing his schooling, he completed his BA in 1881 and 1883 from the College of Engineering, Pune, Central College of Bangalore and Civil Engineering respectively.

He is ranked first in the LCE and FCE exams (equivalent to the BE exams nowadays).

Career of Sir.MV:

He started his career as an Assistant Engineer with the Public Works Department (PWD) at Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in 1884 and later requested to join the Indian Irrigation Commission.

As a public works department engineer, he has accomplished a number of projects related to the management of public buildings, road construction and the design of city development plans in many important towns.

He worked with full dedication and perseverance and in 1909 was promoted to Chief Engineer in the State of Mysore.

Sir.MV also served as chairman of Bhadravati Iron Works and later became a member of the Back Bay Inquiry Committee in London.

Sir.MV is also the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Dewan of Mysore State and Chairman of the Education and Industrial Development Committees of the Mysore State and the Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO).

The achievements of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya:

Despite the many achievements of Sir MV’s life, not every one can be described but the most notable is the Black System of Irrigation.

His plan was the scenario of the then President of the Indian Irrigation Commission.

He urged the Bombay Presidency to make irrigation work more popular and give practical returns on the expenditure incurred by the Government at that time.

While in the Bombay Presidency, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahadeo Govind Ranade and Bal Gangadhar Tilak came up with some gems.

These gates were originally used to control the flooding of the Muta Canal that flows through Pune.

Similar gates were later used in Krishnasagar Dam in Mysore, Tigra Dam in Gwalior and other large storage dams.

Another important achievement of Sir MV was the installation of an automatic weir waterflood gates system at the Khadakwasla Reservoir near Pune in 1903, designed and patented by him.

Sir MV’s work was very successful and notable after the invitation of the Nizam’s government to take charge of the post of Chief Engineer in Hyderabad in 1909.

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya designed a flood protection system to protect the city of Hyderabad from flooding and as a result celebrated its status, the newspaper The Hindu reported.

Later in 1909, Sir MV joined Mysore Services as Chief Engineer, where he served as Chief Engineer for three consecutive years.

He was appointed by the then ruler Krishnarajendra Wodeyar as Mysore Devan and contributed to the ubiquitous development of Karnataka by building the city; Sir MV worked there as Dewan for six years.

He also built several dams in Mumbai, some of which are still in operation.

He was the chief engineer during the construction of the Krishna Sagar Dam on the Cauvery River and the adjacent Brindavan Gardens.

In moving around Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, Mysore helped to establish the Sandalwood Oil Factory, the Bank of Mysore and built one of the most admired dams, namely, Krishnarajasagar Dam in Karnataka.

Sir MV was also instrumental in establishing the most prestigious Mysore University.

The famous Sri Jayachamaraja Polytechnic Institute in Bangalore was built on the recommendation of Sir MV.

Bharat Ratna Award:

Due to his great efforts, Sir MV was awarded India’s highest honor and most prestigious award, the Bharat Ratna in 1955.

King George V was also knighted as the Commander of the Indian Empire for his numerous contributions to public and social purposes.

Sir MV values:

Sir MV is highly respected and recognized as a man of values. He is called a perfectionist who has done even the smallest things flawlessly and with perfection and very timely and popular for his dressing sense.

His will, courage and will power have turned many impossible projects into reality.

Sir MV is very health conscious; Even at the age of 92, he was fit as a teenager and involved in every activity and continuity.

M.Visvesvaraya found the Government Engineering College in Bangalore in 1917 and later named the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in his honor.

Sir MV’s great personality set out for his heavenly abode in the year 1962.


Engineers have been instrumental in the development of any country. Their hard work is amazing.

Sir MV was one such engineer who changed the irrigation system, water resources system and many other things.

To commemorate his remarkable contribution, the people of India celebrate Engineer’s Day on his birthday on September 15 every year.

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