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. 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 130 educational institutions and even at
the age of 107 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.