The Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education was established in Agalakote, Tumkur in 2008 to provide higher technical education facilities in Southern Karnataka. It is a private collegiate ‘Deemed to be University’. The University has various research centers associated with its different departments. Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology is an affiliated college that receives assistance from the World Bank for setting up state-of-the-art labs, campus facilities, and research centers. The vision of Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education is to help education reach the unreached and to train the youth to be morally responsible to the community and serve the society to their utmost ability. They believe that knowledge improves the quality of life and also builds good character to improve society. The University has its mission to provide a congenial ambience for learning and creativity in young minds and prepare students to be citizens of the world, proficient in their chosen field and to respond positively to the needs of the society in which they live.