Siddaganga Institute of TechnologySIT, Tumkur was founded in 1963 under Sree Siddaganga Education Society by His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu with the objective of providing technical education to rural students. SIT has evolved into an institution of excellence with proven research credentials, industry partnerships and Government funded projects. SIT has research expertise in the areas of Geotechnical, Structural & Hydraulics Engineering, Thin film sensors, Materials Technology & Thermal Engineering, Signal Processing, Image & Speech Processing, Cryptography and network security, Cloud computing, Wireless sensor networks, Chiral materials and microwave antenna, Nanomaterials, Lean Six Sigma and Supply Chain Management, Biofuel, batteries and peptides, Graph theory and fluid dynamics, Agricultural commodity markets, banking, Biometrics, soft computing applications.
The good research pursued and projects carried out by the faculty and students has resulted in filing 60 patents (59 Indian and one USA) and granting of one USA patent and publications in peer reviewed Scopus (694: citation: 2324; h-index: 22) and Web of Science Journals (432; Citation: 1174; h-index : 16). SIT Strategic Plan and Road Map-2022 envisages establishment of Centre for Rural Development to provide solutions to societal issues and also taken up the design and fabrication of nanosatellite.