Governing Board

The first meeting of the BITES Governing Board was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Shri. S. M. Krishna on 02 September 2000 at the Vidhan Soudha. The Governing Body and patrons of BITES are a judicious mix of professionals from IT Education, the IT industry and the Government working towards bridging the gap between the IT Education imparted and the worldwide needs of IT industry.

Our board currently has 3 ex officio members, 4 special invitees and 14 members. The Principal Secretary, Higher Education; the Principal Secretary, IT & BT ; the Director of Technical Education of Karnataka. Board members are principals of reputed technical institutions in the State of Karnataka and senior executives from some of the leading IT companies of India.


Reflecting its leadership and commitment towards enhancement of IT education, BITES has the following objectives:

  • Promote excellence and enhance quality of education being delivered at engineering colleges offering IT courses.
  • Networking of stakeholders like engineering colleges, students, faculty and IT industries to create an effective IT ecosystem
  • To keep pace with global trends in IT education and make Karnataka a preferred IT destination in the country.
  • To encourage the creation of special interest groups to work on specific topics of interest and participate in various activities like Curriculum development, Creation of Online Courseware etc.
  • Encourage student and teacher participation and support for BITES
  • Market BITES membership and make it self-sustaining



To establish Karnataka as the acknowledged leader in Information Technology by fostering high quality industry-relevant IT education


To serve as a catalyst for nurturing Excellence in our IT educational institutions, ensuring employability of our Graduates, promoting Quality of work of our Faculty, strenghtening interactions and networking among Stakeholders, and enhancing global competitiveness of our IT industry.

Key Activity Areas

  • Advise on Policy
  • Competitions and Awards
  • Curriculum Development
  • Faculty Development
  • Industry - Institute Interaction
  • Institutional Development
  • IT Education Standards
  • Leadership Development