The Institution of Engineers (India) Tirupathi Local Centre
P R O F I L E OF THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS (INDIA), TIRUPATHI LOCAL CENTRE
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS (INDIA), TIRUPATHI LOCAL CENTRE BUILDING
The Tirupathi Local Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) was established in the year 1992 by the sustained efforts of Er.T.Narayana Reddy, FIE, and started functioning initially from a rented building at Reddy & Reddy colony, Tirupati. The founder Chairman was Er.T.Narayana Reddy and the Hon. Secretary was Er.K.Hanumanthu, FIE.
The S.V.University authorities were generous enough to lease out an acre of land in the University campus near S.V. University College of Engineering for 55 years to the
Institution of Engineers India, in the year 1994. A modest building came up at this site, built with a cost of Rs.4/- lakhs, and was inaugurated on 21.3.1996. The local centre was very active mean while, by organizing twenty technical meetings a year on an average, and one All-India Seminar each year. The topics covered in the All-India events were: “Appropriate Building Technology and Materials”; “Mini Hydro – Electric Projects”; Ground Water Potential”; “Computers and their application”; “Participatory management of Irrigation Schemes-A Janmabhoomi Concept”. With the efforts of Er.B.Muni Reddy, FIE, Chief Engineer (Retired), Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams, a Conference hall over the ground floor was constructed in 1998. Er.K.Ranganatham, CMD, APSPDCL, TIRUPATI & Chairman of the IEI Tirupathi local center, in the year 2002, raised donations for construction of 4 numbers guest rooms furniture for the same. There are at present four well furnished double bedded rooms made available to the members of IEI, India, at a nominal rent of Rs.250/- per head / day.
Nellore District was also added to the jurisdiction of Tirupathi Local Centre and the strength of corporate members which was 215 in 1992 has risen to 400 in 2005. At present, the strength is 500. There is a bright possibility of increasing this strength to 1000 members thereby, our local Chairman becomes a member of the all- India Council. A good Library, with rare and latest books and Seminar papers and project reports numbering about 3,500 is attached to the local centre. Students and researchers can take advantage to refer to specified topics or all branches of engineering.
Educational visits to SHAR centre, Sriharikota, Railway carriage Repair shop, Renigunta, Telugu Ganga, Swarna Mukhi aqueduct and other works near Srikalahasthi, M.S.T.radar
unit, at Gadanki had been successfully arranged for the benefit of students and our members. A News-Letter containing the details of various technical talks delivered at the centre from eminent visiting engineers and others is being published regularly. On 27th November every year an endowment lecture is being arranged in memory of Late Er.T.Narayana Reddy, our founder Chairman. His son Er.T.Saikumar Reddy, I.F.S, has deposited Rs.50, 000/- in fixed deposit with this centre and out of the interest accrued on this deposit, this annual event is being organized, which incidentally is our Anniversary day also. Excellent co-operation is being extended to the Institution of Engineers India local centre, Tirupathi by the S.V.University College of Engineering Management in conducting the AMIE examinations twice in a year held by the Institution on all India basis. It is needless to say that a pass in section A&B of AMIE is recognized as equivalent to B.E or B.Tech of Indian varsities by the Government of India. The Institution of Engineers (India), Tirupathi Local Centre has installed a nine and half feet bronze Statue of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya at the tri-junction of Sri Padmavathi Guest House on the Tirupathi -Chittoor State highway at a cost of 5.5 lakhs. The Statue was unveiled on September 15 th 2012, on the ENGINEERS DAY.
The names of Successive Chairmen and Hon. Secretaries are tabulated below.
Name of the Chairmen
Name of the Hon. Secretary
1992 - 1994
1994 – 1996
1998 – 2000
2000 – 2002
2002 – 2004
2004 – 2006
2006 – 2008
2008 – 2010
2010 – 2012
2012 – 2014
The following developmental activities are contemplated at the IEI Tirupathi local center. Membership drive(Target 500 members) Providing facilities like chairs, LCD projector to the seminar hall on the first floor Conducting an all India level seminar on Solar Energy Power Projects Installation of 3 KW Roof-top Solar P.V Power Pack on the terrace of IEI local center, Tirupathi Conducting advanced teaching techniques to the Engineering College faculty in Nellore and Chittoor districts
Coaching classes for AMIE students , GATE etc., Undertaking Technical Consultancy Services Developing and Publishing the technical literature in our (mother tongue) Telugu Language. Construction of compound wall around the IEI Local Center, Tirupathi
With these activities connected with Engineering Profession, the local centre hopes to serve the Engineering fraternity more closely and effectively in the years to come and solicits the co-operation and guidance of the S.V.University authorities, IEI State center and Head Quarters.
(Er.M.Devendranath Reddy) Chairman