Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur popularly known as SIT established in the year 1963, is one among 132 institutions run by Sree Siddaganga Education Society, headed by His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamiji, a centenarian.
SIT campus is spread over 50 acres and the whole area is landscaped and is lush green. Tumkur enjoys the same salubrious climate as that of Bangalore.At the time of inception, the institute was offering only 3 branches namely Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with a total annual intake of 120.
The institute is now offering 12 UG programmes with a total annual intake of 890 and 12 PG Programmes with a total annual intake of 360.
14 departments of the institute are recognised as research centres by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, where students can register for Ph.D programme and M.Sc. by Research. 91 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D degree in our research centres and so far 24 research scholars have obtained Ph.D degree from our research centres.