From the beginning of 21st century, the country witnessed a massive growth in number of engineering colleges. At present, amidst of 3500 engineering institutions in India, 32-year-old Bheemanna Khandre Institute of Technology (BKIT) stand out from the horde by providing high quality education for a long time to the students across the country. Formerly known as Rural Engineering College, Bhalki, BKIT established in 1982 in Bidar district of Karnataka State, is one of the oldest engineering colleges in the state. The college runs training programs for rural students sponsored by The Government Tool Room & Training Centre (GTTC). They provide scholarship and fee concession of more than 75 percent for meritorious students and top rankers of Karnataka CET and AIEEE exams. It has got complete characteristics of a Regional Engineering College where about 50 percent students are from Karnataka and the rest 50 percent are from all parts of India, which include Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, UP, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, Manipur, West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh and many more.
As half of the students come from various parts of the country, the institute has set up three boys hostels and two girls hostels, which can accommodate 700 boys and 350 girls respectively. All the three boys hostels and two girls hostels as well as the students residential buildings are filled with activity in the evening hours with students scurrying about the carry out their tasks. To nurture leadership abilities and various skills of students, they have started many students centric activity clubs like NSS and Students – Staff Association. Volunteered by this club, they conduct events such as 'Ranboomi', 'Janani' and 'Techno' 'Utsav'.
At present, the institute is running eight undergraduate programs that include BE Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Information Science & Engineering, Instrumentation Technology, and Chemical Engineering as well as six postgraduate courses. The college has more than 160 teaching staff and 180 non-teaching staff members in different position working satisfactorily and contributing to the better development of the students and the college. As a result, the college has been achieving more than 80 percent in the placements, which a very good number considering the oscillating demand for fresh graduates in the industry. While, many more success stories are yet to be revealed, BKIT is one such college, which survived in the race by providing high quality technical education to the society.