In the year 1981 Karnataka Exhibition Authority was constituted to organise the exhibition besides looking into the proposed construction of Karnataka Kalamandira, Vishwa Kannada Sammelana guest house and shopping complex.
The Karnataka Exhibition Authority organizational structure has been created in accordance with the rules laid down by the Government of Karnataka
The entrance arch has been built on the lines of the eastern gate of Mysore Palace. The height is 50 feet and width is 165 feet. Also, it is illuminated with 9,000 bulbs on the liens of Mysore Palace.