Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath, Sirigere is situated in Chitradurga Dist and is having a very large number of followers. It was founded by saint "Marulasiddha" during 12th century AD. The saint Marulasiddha blessed his successor with the divine words "Tarala ! Balu !" (Long Live! My Lord!) and that is how the pontiffs of this sacred seat are came to be known as "Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru". True to the spirit of the blessings of their founder, the pontiffs of this Brihanmath have been rendering yeoman service for the upliftment of the society for the last eight centuries. The present pontiff of the Brihanmath is Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji who succeeded to this religious seat in the year 1979. The swamiji is an eminent Sanskrit scholar with Ph.D from Banaras Hindu University. His Holiness is also the President of the Education Society. Treading the path of his predecessor, the Swamiji has been relentlessly striving for the upliftment of the rural poor and the downtrodden. The role of technology in the development of a country is well known. It is the content and quality of technical education that ensures the availability of technology in the country. When the whole world is emerging as a global village, it is technological edge of a country that enables it to survive in this competitive world. It is only institutions having enlightened management and qualified, dedicated faculty that could ensure the availability of technical personnel to meet the needs of a country. It is against this back drop His Holiness Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji, had established Sri Tarabalu Jagadguru Institute of Technology at Ranebennur in the year 1980.