Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur – 2021

Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) was established in 1963 in Tumkur Karnataka in an area of 65 acres in a pleasant placid atmosphere to develop young minds in learning in an amicable atmosphere by synergizing spiritual values with technology. However, the predecessor of this institution is Sree Siddaganga Math was established by Sree Sree Uddana Swamiji in 1917 which has 125 educational institutions helping the poor with free food, free education, and free dress. It is an ISO 9001:2015 institution whose most UG programs are accredited by NBA, and NAAC has awarded it with the “A” category.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where SIT gave its reports.

Courses Offered at SIT Tumkur

SIT offers a modest number of 12 courses in undergraduate programs and 10 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at SIT Tumkur

Students Intake
SIT admitted 870 students each in 2021, 2020, and 2019 at UG programs, respectively, and 198 students in 2021 and 252 students in 2020 at PG programs.
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SIT has 282 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 46.45% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, that is, one professor is available for every 12 students.

SIT Tumkur Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
SIT spent Rs. 2.02 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a modest 12.08% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a massive 82.03% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, and the remaining 5.89% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 2.05 crores and it was around Rs. 2.54 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
SIT spent over Rs. 54.98 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 65.6% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, 33.93% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.47% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 56.41 crores in 2020 and Rs. 51.69 crores in 2019.

SIT Tumkur Research Details

As SIT has a good faculty and better infrastructure, it was able to file 10 patent applications in 2019, however, it got 1 patent each in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Sponsored Projects
As SIT has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 1.69 crores through 21 sponsored research projects from 13 companies in 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 2.8 and Rs. 1.64 crores through 31 and 29 sponsored research projects from 22 and 15 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
SIT has a good faculty, better infrastructures, and many talented research scholars, therefore, many companies are willing to get consultation for their projects, due to this, SIT received Rs. 32.7 lakhs through 780 consultancy projects from the same number of 780 companies in 2021. It received Rs. 30 and Rs. 17 lakhs through 611 and 446 consultancy projects from the same number of 611 and 446 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

SIT Tumkur Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At SIT, a whopping 943 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 79.43% of them graduated, of whom 99.73% got placements at top companies and 17 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 80.6% of students graduated, of whom 98.27% got placements and 52 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 75.22% of students graduated, of whom 91.7% got placements and 24 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, 70.27% of students graduated, of whom 10.26% got placements at top companies and none was selected for higher studies in 2021; 56.88% of students graduated, of whom 40.98% got placements and 1 was selected for higher studies in 2020; and 87.4% of students graduated, of whom 17.12% got placements and none was selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 148 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 12 students graduated in 2021, 16 students graduated in 2020 and 21 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 4.11 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 7 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.6 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 5.21 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of the SIT are ISRO, DRDO, Brahmos Aerospace, Versa Networks, Shri Lakshmi Steel Suppliers, TD Power Systems, Mahindra Engineering Services, First Student, Epsilon, Delhivery, Mann Hummel Filter, etc.

Students Diversity at SIT Tumkur

As SIT has a good faculty strength, a massive 3494 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 62.99% are boys, a considerable number of 37.01% are girls, 2880 students are from within the state, 550 students are from outside of the state, and 64 are from foreign countries.

Facilities on SIT Tumkur

SIT has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, an auditorium, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at SIT Tumkur

HALCYON is the annual cultural fest of SIT celebrated for 3 days in March where over 38 events in 6 genres such as Gaming, Dance, Theaters, Music, Fine Arts, and Literary are organized to enthrall enthusiastic students. With a footfall of over 5000 participants in and around the state participating in the events, the fest is growing every year.

ROBOCORE is the annual technical festival celebrated for two days in April where many technical events on various technologies are organized to give a platform to students to showcase their technical prowess.


SIT is in Tumkur, one of the major cities and spiritual cities in Karnataka, therefore it has a better transport system. Both Tumkur Railway Station is around 3 km away and Kempegowda International Airport is around 86.5 km away from the institution are available to commute, so Students from anywhere can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at SIT Tumkur

For UG courses at SIT: A candidate who has passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Standard / Equivalent Examination with English as one of the languages and obtained a minimum of 45% of marks (40% in the case of SC/ST/OBC) aggregate in Physics and Mathematics (as compulsory subjects) along with any one of Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer Science / Electronics (as optional subjects) in the qualifying examination is eligible to take CET/COMED-K/JEE and should clear it for admission to UG course. Note: The marks obtained by the candidate in Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science / Electronics in the qualifying examination are considered in the place of Chemistry in case the marks obtained in Chemistry are less to obtain the required aggregate percentage for admission eligibility.

For PG courses: Candidate who has passed a bachelor’s degree in a respective stream with 50% (45% marks in the case for Karnataka SC/ST candidates) in all the years/semester is eligible to get admission into PG courses, however, candidates who got valid GATE/PGCET score will get preference over non-GATE/PGCET candidates.

Fee Structure at SIT Tumkur

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 95 K as total fees for the UG course at SIT, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 5 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

SIT Tumkur Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: SIT has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 59.38%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: SIT has a good faculty and better infrastructure and got some patents for innovative research, however, it has lacked in research and professional practice, therefore, it scored 15.43%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As SIT has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 54.24%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: SIT has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 49.56%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: SIT has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, however, it is a private technical institution, and it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, so it scored 5.55%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

SIT Tumkur got 38.81% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 101.

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