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 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 Website (

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.

Guiding Principals

  1. Never to use One’s Official position to bestow favor on his relatives
  2. 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
  3. That a person who is neat in his dress can be clean and straight in his life.
  4. Industrialize or perish
  5. Always work hard.
  6. Always support a worthy cause at any cost.
  7. Nature never excuses Lapses.
  8. He never tolerated slipshod work! He wanted things to be precise and not vague
  9. He was very punctual and expected everybody to be so.
  10. He never lost an opportunity to stimulate drive, action, alertness and hustle in everybody who happened to meet him.
  11. Five hours for nature, seven for a very busy man and nine means lazy was his rational budget for sleep.
  12. Hard work performed in a disciplined manner will in most cases keep the worker fit and also prolong his life.
  13. Every man who has become great owes his achievements to incessant toil.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
  17. Standard of efficiency is not determined by what we wish but by what we cannot tolerate
  18. In essentials unity, In non essentials liberty, In all things charity.
  19. Duty before comfort was his ideal
  20. He believed in the famous maxim “Everything worth doing is worth doing well”.
  21. Seek opportunities for service without waiting for a call.
  22. If we are to progress we have to implicitly enforce the American methods of ” Hustle” and German methods of hard work.
  23. Remember God helps those who help themselves.
  24. He did not like to be under any one’s obligation
  25. He was punctual not only in keeping his engagement but also in all other respects.
  26. The note books and pencils were his inseparable companions.
  27. 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.
  28. Live within your income, have a purpose to give you any pleasure.
  29. He has said that it is worth while in life to make a pleasure of duty than a duty of pleasure.