Engineers Day 2023 Why it is celebrated on September 15 interesting facts on M Visvesvaraya

Engineers’ Day 2023: Why it is Celebrated on September 15; Interesting Facts on M Visvesvaraya

Engineers’ Day is observed every year on September 15 across India to celebrate the birth anniversary of M Visvesvaraya and recognise the contributions made by him in the field of science and technology. Popularly known as M Visvesvaraya, his complete name is Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Engineer’s Day is also celebrated in Sri Lanka and Tanzania on September 15.

M Visvesvaraya was born in the year 1861 in a Telugu family at Chikkaballapur located at a distance of around 60 km from Bengaluru, Karnataka. After completing his formal school education in his hometown, Visvesvaraya went to study BA at the University of Madras. However, he later switched and pursued a diploma in civil engineering at the College of Science in Pune.

Engineers’ Day 2023: Interesting facts on M Visvesvaraya

– M Visvesvaraya was a pro in flood disaster management and irrigation techniques

– M Visvesvaraya was recognised for his work in irrigation techniques and flood control

– He patented and installed an irrigation system with water floodgates at the Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune

– M Visvesvaraya was reigned as Diwan of Mysore, where he founded the Bangalore Agricultural University

– In 1917, Visvesvaraya founded the Government Engineering College in Karnataka, now known as the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering.

– M Visvesvaraya received the Bharat Ratna award in 1955

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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