Promoting Excellence in Education
Sri Siddhartha Education Society (S.S.E.S) was established by late H. M. Gangadharaiah, a staunch Gandhian and Buddhist, in 1959 with the objective of providing education to the student community coming from rural areas and backward classes.
Today SSES is among the top premier educational institutions in Karnataka, highly regarded for its excellent infrastructure and quality faculty.
Now, led by Dr. G. Shivaprasad, a postgraduate and an eminent ophthalmologist and Dr. G. Parameshwara, who has a doctorate in agriculture from Australia, SSES continues to march forward on the ideals set by their father late Sri Gangadharaiah.
SSES runs over 80 educational establishments spread across south Karnataka.
They include engineering, medical, dental, management and nursing colleges. Besides, SSES under its aegis runs junior and first grade colleges, teacher training institute, Sanskrit schools, Pali schools and a number of high schools in several districts of Karnataka.
These educational Institutes promote excellent training from primary schooling to professional course and also help to preserve the ancient heritage of India.
Recently, Sree Siddhartha Medical College conducted a successful total knee replacement surgery. The patients who needed this treatment were going to Bangalore. However, this facility is now available at Tumkur at a lesser cost.
Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology (SSIT) run by SSES is one of the premier institutions started in 1979 with just two departments. Since then, it has grown with time.
At present, the institution runs nine under graduate courses in Bachelor of Engineering (BE), in addition it also offers post graduate programmes in Master of Computer Application (MCA) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) with an annual intake of about 595 students.
Sri Siddhartha Institute of Management Studies (SSIMS) in Tumkur, is a fully integrated management school.
SSIMS has become the ideal centre for academic pursuits of higher learning offering MBA programme conferred by Tumkur University.
Located on a sprawling 70 acre land, amid scenic ambience, SSIMS provides perfect setting for learning.