AKSHAYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY located in Tumkur is founded by Akshaya Education Trust with Dr.Shivakumar K S as the Chairman of the Institute who is a renowned Paediatrician known for his simplicity, vision and entrepreneurship. Ever since the inception of Akshaya Institute of Technology in the year 2009 with the blessing of Dr. Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddagang Mutt, the College has gained great momentum to establish itself as one of the reputed institutions in the country. Tumkur is being considered for smart city development program and has a huge industrial township and food park which is generating great job opportunities in multifaceted areas. Akshaya Institute of Technology is one of the popular Engineering Colleges in Karnataka offering Technical Education in various branches of Engineering. The institute is devoted to the cause of technical education and focuses on character building and man making exercise by inculcating ethical, moral and spiritual values in the students. The campus is spread over 25 acres of land with wide spread buildings and lush green open space. The objective of the institute is to impart high quality engineering education to produce graduates who are globally acceptable. To meet this objective the institute has good academic ambience, highly qualified and dedicated faculty members, well equipped laboratories with state of the art experimental facilities to produce world class engineers. All the class rooms are provided with audio visual equipments and smart boards for maintaining impressive and inspiring content delivery during lecture classes. Majority of the faculty members are actively involved in research and publishing their research findings in reputed national and international journals and conferences. The faculty members frequently undergo training programmes to update their knowledge for the changing requirement. The institute has well-stocked library which is kept open from 8am to 8pm. Large number of books on various fields of engineering cater to the needs of the students. The institute offers under graduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) courses in four thrust areas of engineering; Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Electronics and Communication Engineering. Placement and training department of the institute organizes various training programmes right from the first semester to final semester on spoken and written English in addition to various skills development programmes required to make the students employable and acceptable by the corporate world. Excellence in teaching-learning activity of the institute has resulted in high pass percentage with excellent scoring by the students in the university examinations. Consistent and quality placement training has resulted in good number of campus placements of the students in reputed companies. Some of the students aspire for higher studies and obtain seats in western universities with scholarships. The alumni of the institute have spread across the globe and some of them have occupied top positions in multinational companies. Annual alumni meet is organized on May 1st of every year. The Pre-Incubation centre of the institute is working very effectively and transforming many young graduates into entrepreneurs. Good numbers of start-up companies are being initiated in the pre-incubation centre. The institute provides free space, building, electric power, water and other basic facilities for the start-ups. The institute is associated with many industries and universities for collaborative technical programmes and research activities. Many students participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities and competitions organized by other institutes and win prizes. The institute organizes technical and cultural fests every year in which the students from other institutes will also participate. All the students of the institute participate in NSS and Swach Bharath activity on all Saturdays. For all-round development of the students, the institute has the facilities like, digital library, music club, dance club, sports club, well equipped jim, reading room, yoga centre, etc. Bus facility is available for the students and faculty members to commute to various parts of the city. High-tech canteen meets the needs of the students and employees of the institute. The campus is wifi enabled and the students can access internet anywhere in the campus round the clock, including in the hostel. Separate hostel facility is available for boys and girls in the campus at nominal charges. The institute helps students in obtaining various scholarships. Top scorers in the university examinations are suitably rewarded.The short-term goal of the institute is to get NBA and NAAC accreditation. The long term goal is to become autonomous institute and ultimately a world class deemed university.