One of the premier institutions of the country, DSI was established by MGVP Trust in 1963 by Late Sri R Dayananda sagar the founder. The institutions are now being nurtured by Dr. D Hemachandra Sagar and Dr. D. Premachandra Sagar the two eminent sons of the founder.The Trust manages 28 educational institutions in the name of “DAYANANDA SAGAR INSTITUTIONS” (DSI) and multi – Specialty hospitals in the name of SAGAR HOPSITALS - Bangalore, India.
DSI has various institutions under its umbrella, offering varied courses like undergraduate and Post graduate courses of study and research in Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Technology, Master of Business Administration, B.Pharma, Bachelor of Dental Sciences, Nursing and offers programs leading to award of PhD in corresponding disciplines. The premier institute is now diversifying into state of art world class DAYANANDA SAGAR UNIVERSITY. The DSCE & DSATM are the two top institutions offering Technical education being affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belagavi, to the student community across the globe. DSATM was established in 2011 with Six branches of engineering and B.Arch, MBA, MCA programs. The college has its own unique position in the galaxy of eminent educational institutions in the country and has done yeoman service to the cause of engineering and management education. DSATM focuses on Research and Development activities helping the Faculties to undertake research work leading to M.Sc in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The Departments are undertaking external funded research, consultancy projects & works in their respective disciplines.
Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar:
Dayananda Sagar Institution is named in honour of its founder president Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar. He was a great, confident leader who saw no reason why, as an Indian, he could not provide education for all sections of society. Best known for his pivotal role in setting up the Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Education Trust (MGVP), Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar also played an important role in the education sector of the emerging India.
Late Smt Chandramma Sagar
Wife of the founder, Late Smt Chandramma Sagar was a Doctor by profession - a Triple FRCS from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. She was in the panel of Doctors for the President of India.