SSIT-ISTE Students' Chapter being established during the year 1991 with the motto "TRAINING IS EVERYTHING, WE CAN GET EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS OUT OF ORDINARY PEOPLE BY TRAINING AND TRAINING" is actively functioning by organizing events like: guest lectures by experts, technical workshops and trainings that help students to update their knowledge about the new technologies. ISTE Students' Chapter of the institution is organizing a National Level Technical Symposium - TANTRA. It was initiated by our beloved Organizing Director Dr.K.B.Shiva Kumar, Professor and Head, Dept. of Telecommunication Engineering, SSIT, Tumkuru and now our team being guided by our Faculty Advisor Dr.Batluri Tilak Chandra, Asst.Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, SSIT, Tumakuru is doing great. The main phase of ISTE Students' Chapter in SSIT started Technical Fest TANTRA in the year 2008.Our Students' Chapter received certificate of appreciation as best ISTE Students' Chapter of Karnataka State during the year 1999-2000 and 2008-2009.
A national level technical symposium for student community is organised by "SSIT ISTE STUDENTS' CHAPTER" with the aim to bring out the hidden talents of students and to provide technical exposure on present trends in technology..
Since 2008, we have been conducting the biggest tech fest of SSIT. Till 2010 TANTRA was conducted on a State Level scale and from the year 2011, TANTRA is a National Level Technical Symposium. SSIT-ISTE Students’ Chapter started its journey in SSIT by organizing A State Level Technical Symposium which is named as “TANTRA” on 3rd October, 2008. In every year’s Technical Symposium, TANTRA is attracting huge number of participants from all over India. In 2011, first National Level Technical Symposium,”TANTRA-11” was organized. In TANTRA-11, Robotic Race was the Best, Interesting and Well-organized event which initiated the revolution of ROBOTICS in SSIT..