Who is the first engineer of India?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 1st, 2022

The first engineer of India was Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Every year, India observes September 15 as Engineer's Day in honour of him. As a recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award, he founded an engineering and educational institute, created block irrigation, and constructed the KRS reservoir.


First Engineer of India and His Contribution

  • Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya, KCIE FASc (15 September 1860 or 1861 – 14 April 1962) was a statesman, Indian civil engineer, and 19th Diwan of Mysore, who served from 1912 - 1918. He is often referred to by the initials MV.
  • He began his formal education in Bangalore, obtaining a BSc from Madras university.
  • He later completed his DCE (Diploma in Civil Engineering) from Bombay University through the College of Engineering, Pune, an affiliated school, the third oldest engineering school college in Asia.
  • In 1955, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest honour in India.
  • He was called by King George V a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) in recognition of his services to society.
  • In India and Sri Lanka, his birthday is celebrated as Engineers' Day, September 15, in his memory in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and India.


Who is the first engineer of India?

The country of India's first engineer was Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. India celebrates Engineer's Day on September 15 every year in his honor. He established engineering and academic institutions, invented block irrigation, and built the KRS reservoir as a winner of the Bharat Ratna Award.


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