The Hebbar Sreevaishnava Sabha Educational Trust

The Hebbar Sreevaishnava Sabha is registered under the Society act & is located at # 22, Sheshadri Road, Bangalore-560009. It is created as a Public Charitable Trust called “Hebbar Sreevaishnava Sabha Educational Trust” & registered on 187/01-02. The Trust is created to develop education, culture & good citizenship and also to run the existing Srimath Polytechnic at # 97, 6th cross, K R Vanam, Mysore - 570 008.

There are three Courses currently existing:- 1. Computer Science – 60 Seats
2. Electric & Communication - 60 Seats
3. Electrical & Electronics - 40 Seats
Total No of Seats - 160 Seats

Srimath Polytechnic with the above courses has been functioning for the last 25 years, affiliated to AICTE and Technical Educational Board of Karnataka, Bangalore. The examination is being conducted by the technical Education board and Diploma’s is awarded to the successful students. The Srimath Polytechnic has dedicated Staff, excellent Laboratories & good Library.

Admissions will be normally done in the months of June & July of every year. Fully controlled & inspected by the Karnataka Government through the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Courses are approved by AICTE.

New building is under construction, Cellar, Ground floor & 1st Floors will be ready by Jul 2014.

Srimath Polytechnic – Our Ambitious Project

Background of the Case: It is more than sixty years since the CITB Mysore allotted a vacant site on Manandavadi Road, near silk factory to the Hebbar Srivaishnava Sabha to help them in achieving the objective of rendering social service to the community. Apparently late Dr J S Raman contributed financially to get the plot registered in the name of the sabha. Things were dormant for a few decades for want of funds. However, the efforts gathered momentum towards the late eighties, when a part of the plot was leased to someone for a period of twenty five years to construct a picture hall. In instalments, a building was constructed to start a polytechnic at the adjacent space. Many have contributed their mite for the development of the polytechnic during the difficult times when it was difficult even to pay the salaries of the staff. However, it was during the time of Sri K S Lakshminarayana Rao as the principal, through his yeoman service, that the polytechnic really started flourishing and a substantial sum of money was collected and put in fixed deposits for future developmental purposes. In fact, this is the money that has seen us through until now in the construction of the new building.

2. The previous building that was constructed through the efforts of successive principals and Presidents of the Sabha has outlived its utility and is not able to withstand the ever increasing demands of modern education. Added to this, repeated threats of closure by the AICTE if we do not construct a new building adequate to meet the needs of the present times motivated us to venture into this job of construction. There were initial hiccups since we were running short of the deadline set by the AICTE. At one time, we even thought of altering the old Rathna Talkies building to serve the purpose but gave up the idea since the building was very old and the alteration would not be cost effective.

3. The initial task of preparing the plan and getting the same approved by the concerned authorities was given to Shri Jayasimha G S, Assistant Director in the Town Planning section of Mysore City Corporation. He got a plan prepared and approved by the corporation that appears really spacious by the current day standards. Subsequently, Mr Narasimha Prasad, architect of M/s Design Cell was appointed as the architect for the work. The bid for construction of the building was won by M/s Chaitanya Builders. Shri S N Srinivasan was appointed as the Project Engineer.

4. A building committee was constituted, headed by Dr Y N I Anand, Vice President of HSVS. The stone laying ceremony was conducted on 23 Sep 2012, the chief guests being Shri M A Sampath Iyengar, a renowned Lawyer of Mysore city and Sri K S Lakshminarayana Rao the former principal of Srimath Polytechnic. As is usual in the execution of any major project, there were hiccups here too and the initial progress was slow. Finally, during a brief function held on 15 Dec 2012, Dr Kamala Raman formally operated the JCB signalling the commencement of the work. The work has been slow because of the rocky nature of the area. In fact, we have encountered only rocks during the digging of a bore well for a depth of more than 360 ft! This has pushed up the cost of the project also.

The basement work has taken the major part of construction time. We are happy that the construction is of sound quality. Ample space is available for various activities. In addition to being used as parking space, we intend using the same for other purposes as and when required and after necessary permission is obtained. Necessary provisions have been made for the purpose. At the time of writing this article, the roof of the basement of the building has been laid on 12 Sep 2013. Other works are being taken up simultaneously while we wait for the mandatory curing period to be over. We have three sumps of ample storage capacity of over one lakh litres, one each for bore well water, rain water (mandatory) and Corporation water. Large storage of water has been planned keeping in view the future expansion and usage of the surplus space of the building for other purposes. There was good news when we were drilling a short bore of just 60 ft to let the surplus rain water in. We struck water at 58 ft itself! Now we have a second bore as standby. As on the date of AGBM, the basement roof would have been cast and we would be progressing with the compound and ground floor work. Normally it takes about 40-45 days to complete the basic concrete work of a roof. We hope to complete the skeletal work by Mar 2014 and intend starting the next academic session in the new building.