September 15 is celebrated every year in India as Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1860-1962).
The KSEBEA observes the Engineers day every year. This is celebrated throughout the state through all our units.
50th ENGINEERS’ DAY 2017
Theme :Role of Engineers in a Developing India
September 15 is celebrated every year in the country since 1967 as “Engineers’ Day” to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Sir Visvesvaraya, an eminent Indian engineer and statesman was born in a remote village of Karnataka, the State that is incidentally now the Hi –
tech State of the country. Due to his outstanding contribution to the society, Government of India conferred “Bharat Ratna” on this legend in the year 1955. He was also called the precursor of economic planning in India. His learned discourse on economic planning in India, Planned Economy for India and Reconstructing India, was the first available document on the planning effort of the country and it is still held as the parent source
matter for economic planners. A theme of national importance is chosen every year by the National Council of the Institution and deliberated at its various State/Local Centres to educate the engineering fraternity in general
and the society in particular. This year the 50th Engineers’ Day will be celebrated all over the country and
the National Council of the Institution has selected the theme as “Role of Engineers in a Developing India
”to mark the occasion.KSEBEA adopted same theme for the celebration.India is still a developing country and its development largely depends upon the robust industrial infrastructure. In the Indian industry scenario, Engineering is by far the largest segment. The nature of engineering industries in India is grossly diversified
starting of heavy engineering, light and medium engineering and rural or cottage engineering. India’s engin-
eering industry accounts for 27% of the total factories in the industrial sector and represents 63%
of the overall foreign collaborations. It has emerged as the largest contributor to the country’s total merchandise exports. Indian manufacturing/engineering industry employs over 4 million skilled and semi -skilled
workers (direct and indirect). The Indian engineering industry has emerged as a dynamic sector in the
country’s industrial economy and has made the country self reliant in key areas.Being the largest foreign exchange earner in the country, the engineering sector gets around 63% of share through foreign collaborations.
According to data from the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India, engineering exports from India grew
11.33%year-on-year to reach USD 65.23 billion in FY 2016-17.The Engineering Services market has witnessed substantial growth in recent decades, and has evolved to encompass a broad range of new product development, value -engineering and engineering consulting functions.The Engineering Process Outsourcing (EPO) market is likely to grow by USD 40 billion within 2020. The total offshore engineering spend is
likely to grow to USD 125-150 billion by 2020 and India, with its talent pool and experience in engineering services, is well suited to realize 25% of this opportunity.India has a well -developed and diversified industrial machinery/capital base capable of manufacturing the entire range of industrial machinery. The industry has
also managed to successfully develop advanced manufacturing technology over the years. Among the developing countries, India is a major exporter of heavy and light engineering goods, producing a wide range of
items. The bulk of capital goods required for power projects, fertilizer, cement, steel and petrochemical plants and mining equipment are made in India. The country also makes construction machinery,equipment for irrigation projects, diesel engines, tractors, transport vehicles, cotton textile and sugar mill machinery.
The nature of Indian engineering exports is also changing with time. India is fast moving from exporting low
-value goods to developing countries to exporting high-value goods to developed countries. With development in associated sectors such as automotive, industrial goods and infrastructure, coupled with a well -developed
technical human resources pool, engineering exports are expected to grow high and high. Capital go
ods now account for 26%of total engineering exports. A key driver for increased engineering exports is the trend towards shifting of global manufacturing bases to low cost countries like India. This trend is expected to boost exports of engineering goods from India over the coming years. Among developing countries,India offers the best combination of low costs, availability and skills and capabilities of manpower for the engineering sector.
In terms of availability and skills, India produces over 500 PhDs, 200,000engineers, 300,000 non-engineering postgraduates and 2,100,000 other graduates each year, thereby ensuring a steady supply of qualified technical manpower for the sector. These huge numbers of qualified engineers are the key factor in developing the
country and The Institution of Engineers (India) feels proud to be the largest body of engineers in the country with a dedicated service for the development of the nation since 1920.
Courtesy : Institution of Engineers(India)
KSEBEA kozhokode Unit.
Engineers day celebration 15th September.
This year Engineers day celebration of Kseb Engineers Association will be conducted jointly with IEI kozhokode.
Venue East Avenue ,East Nadakav @ 5:30 PM ON SEP15.
District collector ,CE DISTN,DYCE DISTN , and IEI experts will be the speakers. All are invited.
KSEBEA kozhokode Unit
KSEBEA Trivandrum unit
You are invited for the Engineers Day Celebration of KSEBEA Trivandrum unit held on 15.9.2017, 4pm at Engineers House Trivandrum. Inauguration and Engineers Day Message by Er.Joseph VK, Safety Commissioner, KSEBL, Technical Session by Er. C.P.George, Deputy CE, O/o the CE Distribution Central.
KSEBEA Alappuzha unit
KSEB EA celebrating Engrs’ day jointly cwith TKM Alumni Alpy chapter at Hotel Bonanza Paravoor jn. Alpy on 15sep at 5pm. All assn. Members are requested to attend
Engineers day celebration 15th September.
This year Engineers day celebration of Kseb Engineers Association will be conducted at 6.00 pm at Kallarkutty.Er. Satheesh S, Vice President, Carborandum Universal, Kochi will be the guest of honour
All are invited.