With the aim and vision to create centers of excellence in education and other related fields and to serve the society to enhance the quality of life through excellence and leadership, the honorable Member of Parliament from Tumkur, Sri G.S. Basavaraj, started Sri ChannbasaveshwaraSwamy Rural Education Society (CRED Society) in the year 2000. Eventually, in the year 2001, with the driving force of the honorable MLA from Tumkur City Constituency, Sri G B Jyothi Ganesh, Secretary & Managing Director, established Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology (CIT) with the objective of providing quality technical education to the masses.
CIT is affiliated to VTU, Belgaum, approved by AICTE, New Delhi and recognized by the Government of Karnataka. The institute is located near Gubbi – Tumkur, the campus is spread across 60 acres of lush green land and enjoys a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year. This environment enables students to relish these natural surroundings, which itself is an inspiration to learn and excel. “Students from around the country have chosen CIT as their destination for higher education” – stated Sri G B Jyothi Ganesh, Secretary & Managing Director and Dr. Suresh D S, Director and Principal of CIT and they added to this statement saying –“Due to a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices CIT has become the most favored choice for Engineering studies”.
CIT promoting improved academic performance
Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology has emerged as one of the premier institutions of Karnataka, and as a brand of quality technical education. The impressive record of accomplishment of the institute in terms of admissions for UG courses is living proof, that CIT is living up to its expectations and dreams of working towards a better society.
CIT has a well-developed infrastructure in its 60 acres of campus, comprising of well-furnished classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories. The campus is also home to state-of-the-art computer centers with more than 1000 computers. Facilities like an Amphitheater, A/C Auditorium, Seminar Halls and State-of-art Board Room are the few attractions on the campus of CIT. There is also an elaborate learning center cum library with more than 80,000 volumes of books.
In its road to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution and to promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement, CIT has set up IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell). CIT also takes necessary steps to train the students and preparing them for right placement opportunities and continues to improve the methods utilized for education, through an effective quality management system.
“For nurturing students with creative ideas, the college has come up with a ‘Center for creativity in Engineering’, Startups, Incubation and Data centre, a Private Cloud“ said Dr. Suresh D S, the Director and the Principal of CIT, when asked to talk about the uniqueness CIT has when compared to other colleges in Karnataka. He also added to this saying, frequent faculty development programs, workshops, seminars, symposiums, hackathon, and hands-on training programs are a norm at CIT, which helps nurture scientific temperament in the students making them eligible and sensible professionals, ready to take the industry by storm.
Placement opportunities at CIT
The department of Placement and Training was established in the year 2003 at CIT. The department has state-of-the-art infrastructure for conducting placement drives on the campus.
Placement training is conducted on a very regular basis at CIT, making students prepare themselves according to the industry needs and demands. Few of our major recruiters include the likes of Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, TCS, Mphasis, Tayana Software Solutions, SLK Software, Mu Sigma, GBOX, Speridian Technology, Accuvate, Tek Systems, and Accord.
On average each year, 40-50 placement opportunities are provided to the final-year students at CIT and 70-80% of eligible students get placed every year. CIT organizes an offer day every year to honor the recruiters as well as the students who have been placed through campus drives.
Milestones at CIT
2009 – CSE & ECE programs got accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi
2010 – MoU with George Washington University, USA and the University of Alabama, USA and Started B.E – Mech. & Civil Programmes, M.Tech CSE and Electronics programs, and Diploma Courses
2012 – Started M.Tech. Software Engineering program
2013 – Grants worth 2 crores from Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Government of Karnataka
2017 – Accredited by NAAC with B+ grade
2019 – Department of EEE is recognized as a research center under VTU other than existing five research centers
Meet the Principal & Director, Dr.Suresh DS
An eminent leader and an administrator, Dr. Suresh have a total of 23 years of experience and due to his excellence in many domains, he has opportunities to work with reputed institutions, MNCs, Research organizations, Government bodies, consultants and NGOs. A man of extreme scientific temperament, Dr. Suresh has guided several projects in research, out of which three of his projects have bagged National Award from ISTE, New Delhi. He has filed five patents so far and has received scholarships from KSCST and Research Grants worth Rs. 2 Crores. Dr. Suresh is a living academic success story, being competent in handling subjects related to Electronics & Communication & Instrumentation Technology, has trained several engineers at Toshiba Semiconductors & Wipro in the areas of Microcontrollers, Microprocessors, Real-time Operating System, etc. After holding prime positions at the biggest university of Asia, VTU, and Dr. Suresh heads CIT, since the year 2002, working towards nurturing technical talent, and continues working towards making CIT the most preferred institute for technical education in Karnataka.