The City, Well known for its salubrious weather, is also known as the 'Science City' of India. Bengaluru, incidentally was the first city in India to get electric street lamps in August 1905. Before this historic achievement, the then Mysore Government headed by the Maharaja of Mysore had established an 'Experimental Agricultural Station', one of the earliest in the country, on a 30 acre farm at Hebbal, Bengaluru in 1899. Interestingly, the journey of Bengaluru into the world of science thus began with agricultural research ! This research farm was the forerunner of the Agricultural School, College and eventually the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru was established in 1909 by Jamsetji Tata, again, with a generous gift of land by the Maharaja of Mysore. The latest epithet of the city is 'Silicon valley' or 'IT City'. In the true spirit of this long tradition of science in Bengaluru, the University of Agricultural Sciences is hosting the XIII Agricultural Science Congress in Bengaluru, which is well connected to every part of the Country by Road,Rail and Air.