History of JVIT
Before starting JVIT in 2001 there was 25 acres of land in the name of Jnanavikas Vidya Sangha, purchased and donated by padmashree G.D Goyalji and his family members, to establish different educational institutions Mr.D.K. Shivakumar, chairman of global Academy of Technology and other reputed institutions also the present minister in Karnataka Government, was the person who really intitated to start engineering college at this place. He played an important role in getting approval from government of Karnataka and AICTE, Mr. S.M. Krishnaji was Chief Minister.
As soon as AICTE gave permission to start engineering college, we started at small scale. Gradually over a period of 10 years the current infrastructures are established. The other notable persons who helped in building this institution are Mr. B.J. Honnashetty, Sri Gowrishankar Swamy, Mr.S. Ramashivanna, Mr.M. Krishnappa, Mr. Hanumanthrayappa, Mr.S.T. Somashekar.
About the Chairman
He got graduation from Mysore university acquired double graduation in public administration from Nagpur university in 1965. He was elected as member of different local, taluk level, district level and state level bodies. More than all these he was elected as M.L.A from Ramanagara Constituency in 1969, 1997 and 1999. He was appointed by Government of karnataka as chairman, Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board for two times.
He has visited foreign countries like Japan, Netherlands, Sydney, New Zealand, Bangkok, Cairo, Alexandria, Dubai and Paris.