Sri Kalahasteeswara Institute of Technology, very popularly known as SKIT was established in the year 1997 under the management of Sri Kalahasteeswara swami vari Devasthanam, Srikalahasti with the initiative of Sri B. Gopala Krishna Reddy garu the then and present Minister along with the active support of the then Trust Board Members of Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamivari Devasthanam, Srikalahasti. SKIT has emerged as a major Technological Institute in the Rayalaseema Region under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner, Endowments Department, Govt. of A.P. and with the active support of the E.O Cum Correspondent of SKIT. SKIT provides education to poor people on No Loss, No Profit Basis.
The college is located in a sprawling area of 50.00 acres on Tirupati – Vijayawada Sate high way at Panagal area of Srikalahasti. It provides serenity of the rural atmosphere with all the facilities of the urban centre. The campus is a very joyous place to work and learn. Since its inception, SKIT is running with good standards in the field of Technical Education. It has become a premier Technological Institution in Andhra Pradesh due to untiring efforts of the Management, Staff and Students. SKIT has acquired the reputation of a highly purposive, innovative college in this region.
The field of Engineering and Science Education has to adapt to the advancement in the Technical Know-How’s and state of the art development. The institute has strong tradition of conducting examinations in the best possible manner and the students are assessed in transparent and reliable manner. The alumni of SKIT have been placed in good positions in many organizations of repute both in India and Abroad. The success of SKIT is based on continuous maintenance of quality in Technical Education and clear vision for the future.
In the inception, the Institute has offered four Engineering Undergraduate courses namely Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering with an intake of 60 students in each discipline.
In 2004, Civil Engineering course with an intake of 60 students joined in its feather. In 2009, with the active support of the SKIT faculty, four Diploma Courses viz. Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering have been added with an intake of 60 seats in each branch. In 2010, two M.Tech. Courses one in Electronics and Communication Engineering with specialization of Digital Electronics and Communication Systems (DECS) and one course in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization of CAD / CAM were added.
In 2013, the JNTUA, Ananthapuramu has recognized the SKIT Institution as Research Centre to pursue Ph.D. Programs in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Accordingly, one Ph.D. student was given admission in the SKIT Institution for this year. With these developments, now the SKIT Institution became a major technological institution in this area by offering the Technical Education from Diploma level to the Doctoral level.