(PWD, WRD and PRED of Govt. of Karnataka)
The Mysore Engineers association (MEA) was started in year 1907 under the guidance of W.McHutchin, M.I.C.E., the then Chief Engineer of Mysore state. Captain Bernard Dawes, Mr. C M Mahadeva shastri and Mr. B C Srinivasa Iyangar of PWD were the principle promoters of the said association. The prime object of the association then was to possess latest books and leading engineering periodicals to facilitate the members to read and understand the latest technologies and to solve the technical problems of the state. The second object of the association was to provide the platform for members to discuss the developmental activities of the state and to seek suggestions from members for the best alternatives. The third object of the association was to provide a platform to have fellowship.
The said association was also headed by Dr. Sir. M. Visvesvaraya during the period 1910 - 1912 when he was chief engineer of the Mysore state. During 1941, His highness the Maharaja of Mysore allotted a site No.11, on old Post office road, near K R circle, Bangalore along with grants to construct an association building to MEA. Accordingly the association built a building on the said site which is existing even today. Read More...