Siddaganga Institute of Technology - SIT
Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur popularly known as SIT established in the year 1963, is one among 125 institutions run by Sree Siddaganga Education Society, headed by His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamiji, a centenarian. Sree Sree Swamiji is shouldering the onerous responsibility of providing free food, shelter and education to over 9000 children drawn from the poor sections of the society without discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or community at Sree Siddaganga Gurukula. In addition to this, Swamiji receives thousands of pilgrims and devotees everyday. He looks after the affairs of more than 125 educational institutions and even at the age of 110 years, Swamiji works 18 hours a day.
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 950 and 16 PG Programmes with a total annual intake of 432.
16 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. 186 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D degree in our research centres and so far 31 research scholars have obtained Ph.D degree from our research centres.
All the departments in the institute have well equipped laboratories. The institute has over 2200 computers and are located in 29 Computer Centres which are all networked with fibre optic backbone. Round the clock internet facility is provided to all the Computer Laboratories, Faculty Chambers, Hostels, Class Rooms, through 100 Mbps leased line.
The total number of students in the campus is over 5000 and more than 50% of the students stay in seven of our hostels.
The institute has 330 well qualified and experienced faculty members out of which 103 are Ph.D holders and others Masters Degree holders. 76 more faculty members are pursuing their Ph.D programme in IISc, IITs and other reputed universities.
The institute is a beneficiary of the World Bank assisted Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme Phase-I and Phase-II.
SIT has the distinction of being one among the four self financing institutions across the country selected by MHRD, Govt. of India for establishment of Centre of Excellence in Applied Research and Nano Technologyunder the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) with a grant of Rs. 5 crores.
|List of entrance exams||KCET- BE/B.Tech, COMEDK UG Medical and Dental Entrance Exam, CMAT, Karnataka PGCET - Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test, PGCET - Post Graduate Entrance Test, MAH-CET|
|Percentage students passed first class||51%|
|Eligibility For Transfer||None|
SIT is the first institution among the affiliated colleges of the Visvesvaraya Technological University to establish a full-fledged Training and Placement Department with a senior professor, experienced in industry, as its head. The department is responsible for catering to the following needs of students.
The department contacts industries and invites them for campus recruitments.
Guest house accommodation, local hospitality and other infrastructural facilities are provided to the industries to effectively and efficiently conduct campus selection programmes. During the last three years, the department has been successful in getting a number of industries to visit SIT for campus recruitment. These include Infosys, IBM, Wipro Technologies, Wipro Infotech, Wipro Fluid Power, TCS, BPL Telecom, BPL Innovision, MascotSystems, IT Solutions, BFL Software, Trigent Software, Bharti Telesoft, Netkraft, Sonata Software, E-Capital, Philips Software, Robert Bosch, CMC Ltd., BEL, Future Techno Designs, Mistral Software, TVS Group, Maini Group, TAFE, Birla VXL, Mysore Cements, Mysore Paper Mills, Mysore Petrochemicals, Kalyani Group, Triveni Engineering, Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilisers, Karmobiles, Grasim Industries, etc. A large number of students are getting placed in the industry through campus recruitment.
|Number of visiting companies||16|
|Average Salary||3.6 lacs|