AIMO was founded by Bharat Ratna Sir. M. Visvesvaraya in 1941. The organization has established itself as a body committed to Industrial progress with the motto “Prosperity through Industry” which is in line with countries objective of “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”. AIMO has its headquarters in Mumbai and AIMO has numerous State and Regional level boards elected biannually. AIMO has Secretariats at the headquarters and also multiple State Boards. DSB (Delhi State Board) is one of the largest territories which comprises of State of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir.

Traditionally AIMO members have been from Micro, Small, Medium and Large scale industries from all over the country with diverse interests such as Engineering, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Food processing, Textile, Leather, Automobile, Steel, Cement, Electrical, Electronics and other Manufacturing industries, IT sector and Services sector Etc.

AIMO has been instrumental in creating an environment for co-operation between Central and State Government and Industry, in promoting and coordinating industrial and economic growth and has worked for serving trade, industry and the community.

The Government of India has identified the following key sectors to develop products in India. We at AIMO understand the nuances and magnitude of scale in implementing the scheme

Our Founder

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya popularly known as Sir MV ( 15 September 1861 – 12 April 1962) was an Indian engineer, scholar, statesman, and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, who served from 1912 to 1918. He received India’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.

He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire(KCIE) by King George V for his contributions to the public good. 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India in his memory. He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent Engineer of India. He was chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam and chief engineer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.
Sir M.V. was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in 1911. Sir M.V. was awarded honorary membership of the London Institution of Civil Engineers. He was awarded a fellowship of the Indian Institute of Science. He was awarded several honorary doctoral degrees including D.Sc., LL.D., D.Litt. from eight universities in India. He was president of the 1923 session of the Indian Science Congress. He has received recognition in many fields, most notably the education and the engineering sectors. Visvesvaraya Technological University which is based in Belagavi (to which most engineering colleges in Karnataka are affiliated) has been named in his honour, as well as prominent colleges like University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore and Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. College of Engineering, Pune, his alma mater, has erected a statue in his honour. The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum in Bangalore is named in his honour.

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