Quality education has become a buzz word in the field of Technical education. Industries and research institutes are looking for skilled Engineers who are readily deployable or will become productive with minimum training and are able to take up challenges of future industrial requirements. It is expected that India with its strong heritage and better education will emerge as a knowledge hub in this century and will become super power by the year 2050. Right Education and better skill development activities are only the mantra to address these requirements. One name which is striving to meet these requirements through quality education is SRI SIDDHARTHA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TUMKUR, KARNATAKA – SSIT.
Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology (SSIT), Tumkur Karnataka. SSIT was started in the year 1979 under the ambit of Sri Siddhartha Education Society (SSES), Tumkur. Since then, it has grown with time. At present, the Institute runs 9 programmes in Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and 7 Post Graduate programmes, Several Doctoral programmes and Master of Computer Application with an annual intake of 836.
Sri Siddhartha Education Society was established in the year 1959 by shri H.M. Gangadharaiah, with the blessings of Acharya Vinobha Bhave, started with only one school, has grown consistently and has established 84 Institutions under its aegis spread across the southern part of Karnataka. The academic empire includes an Engineering College, a Medical College, a Dental College, a Nursing College, First Grade Colleges, B.Ed Colleges, Training Institutes, Sanskrit & Poly Schools, and number of high schools with a vision to take education to reach the unreached.
Dr. H M Gangadharaiah, an art teacher is the architect of this premier society. He was blessed by Mahatma Gandhi and Vinobabhave. Sri HMG and was inspired by Vinobha Bhave’s thoughts and he blessed Sri HMG “May you be a staunch social worker and may this Gollahalli be a Shanthinikethan”. Let your honesty be a beacon for your efforts. The blessing of Sri Vinoba bhave was lingering in the mind of Sri HMG and he made up his mind to give education to the needy and thus established Sri Siddhartha Educational Society named after a great philosopher, Sri Goutama Buddha.
The Institution is one among the 14 Technical Institutions in Karnataka State, selected by the World Bank, for the award of financial assistance under Phase II of Technical Education quality improvement program (TEQIP). This assistance will be utilized to improve quality of education, research activities, establishment of center of excellence, Strengthening of Post Graduate Programme. Under this scheme, initiative on a large scale has already been taken for providing a congenial ambiance for learning and research.
One of the unique features of our institution is the Facilities and Infrastructure provided in the campus. The Institution is actively engaged in purposeful interactions with industries and other Instructions of the higher learning. It has MOUs with Mico-Bosh, TATA, Infosys, PROSYM, AIT,UVCE, MSRIT ,JNNCE and many others.
‘Success is a journey and not a Destination’ we have been successful in entering in to MOU with St. Louis University, USA. This MOU aims at the students/Staff exchange programme (called Twinning Programme). Indeed, this MOU of St. Louis University is the first of the kind in India. St.Louis is the Pioneer in running Program For Air craft Industry in USA. They have the Pilot training programme – one of the oldest in the world. It is for the students of the college to make the best of the facility.
High academic ambience is created and managed by competent faculty and are involved continuously in the development of innovative curriculum and co-curriculum activities. The management of the college and the staff are taking the college forward keeping in mind the vision set by the founding father. The additional advantage the college has been is the experience and expertise of Dr. G.Parameshwara-Formerly Higher education Minister, Govt. of Karnataka. The experience he has gained over years in the field of education is an asset to the institute.
S S I T has taken exquisite steps to promote research culture among the teaching community. As on today 160+ research papers have been published in various International and National conferences/journals. 26 Staff members of our Institute have registered for Doctoral degree in different disciplines. Following departments of our Institute are recognized as research centers under VTU.
There are many ongoing projects funded by Government of India and Visvesvaraya Technological University. Institution also have consultation cell and provide solutions to Industries and Local bodies.
One will have sound mind in a sound body. Our philosophy is Student can do better if they have good physical strength. To support the physical activities various facilities have been built. Facilities have been created for Multi gym, Football, Volley Ball, Cricket, Basket Ball and other indoor games. Our students are performing better at University level and have won many medals and citations. We have students coming from all part of our country. To promote our oneness and share our cultural values Institute organizes cultural festival, Kalotsava, every year. Students also participate in University level cultural festivals and brought name and fame to our institute.
The college has been doing an excellent STEP activity. Prime minister rojgar yojana (PMRY) has been implemented effectively. For the community service done by the college, college has been recognized by “Women Welfare Department”, we are adjudged as the best college and has been awarded the National Award “Bharatiya Rastriya Vocational Excellence Award for the contribution towards development of women.
The Grassroots innovation & Augmentation Network Cell (GIAN -CELL) in our institute acts as a nodal centre to upgrade, design & development and commercialize the Grassroots Innovation in Karnataka. As on today more than 30 innovations are documented and evaluated in the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
The bio-mass stove developed by Mechanical Engg., department, can cook 1kg of rice in 20 minutes by using only 100grams of wooden morsels. This has been experimented in few villages and is at the final testing and launching stage as a gift to the society and a boon to the house wives as it emits less radiation, almost nil soot and smoke. It also produces hot water for bathing and distilled water for drinking.
The milking machine invented by a primary school teacher developed by us through technical assistance is one that can milk 20liters of milk in 5minites without any discomfort either to the animal or the man. This will help the small farmers with dairy firms to increase their productivity. This machine can be handled even by women. It is already in the market and the teacher had become an Entrepreneur and received National award from the His Excellency The President of India in 2004. In this context, institute is assisting the rural think tanks (Grassroots Innovators) in conceptualizing their novel ideas, giving technical support for bringing out working models or proto-types and safeguarding their IP through IPR.