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About V G E Trust

The Trust is running Institutions from Pre-Primary, Primary School (Kannada and English Medium) High School (Kannada and English Medium), Pre-University College (Science, Arts and Commerce), Degree College (B.A.) and Polytechnic (Civil, Mechanical and Electronics and Communications)

Apart from Educational Institutions the Trust is also running 2 (Two) Destitute Hostels for 50 Destitute Children and an Old-Age Home for 25 Destitute old.

Vidyananda Gurukula Education Trust established in the year 1922 by the Gandhian, Freedom fighter and Educationist Sri Raghavendrarao Desai is serving for the cause of Education and Social service since 95 years. The endeavor of this Institution has been to impart best physical, intellectual and moral education to its students to make them torch bearers of our ancient values while blending with scientific temper to keep pace with the fast changing world. The Trust is functioning in the most rural, backward and draught prone area of old Hyderabad State of Karnataka. The students studying in our Institution belongs to sons of Farmers, backward class and minority and SC/ST. We are not collecting any donation from the students. To provide infrastructure facilities and to adopt modern teaching methods to the poor students assistance is sought from your esteemed organization. At present about 2000 students are studying in the Institution campus of 28 Acres of land in one contiguous area comprising of various buildings and Horticulture farm and other plantations.


To provide relief to poor and destitute children in this region the Trust runs two (2) Destitute Hostels for 50 destitute children. The inmates are enjoying free accommodation, food and other basic amenities. Appreciating the activities and achievement of the Trust the Government of Karnataka gave a cash award of Rs. 25,000/- and a citation. Recognizing the exemplary service rendered in the field of "INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT" the Government of India bestowed the National Award of Rs. 2,00,000/- along with a citation during the year 1993 by his Excellency the President of India.


Old Age Home was started for poor and destitute elderly persons during 1995. There are 25 inmates who are provided food, shelter, medical facility along with other basic necessities. The Government Karnataka is providing 90% maintenance grant for this activity.

The Project proposals and plans have been prepared by the Trust for development of education and community service to enable the students of this backward area and community to avail the benefit of these projects.

During the year 2015-16 Commerce course was introduced in the Pre-University section and new class rooms have been constructed. There was no independent building for the High School (Kannada medium) and the new building estimating Rs: 1.00 Crore is under construction which will be completed before commencement of the next academic year. We need desks for the above newly constructed class rooms. The Degree College run by our Trust is Un-aided and we are not getting any assistance from the Government. We need Library Books and Computers for Degree College.

All the above details are narrated with a view to emphasize that sanctioning of this project will go a long way in providing basic infrastructure facilities to the students of this backward area. We will be highly obliged for sanction of the project..


Shri R. B. Desai


Vidyananda Gurukula Education Trust


Shree 1008 Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji


Vidyananda Gurukula Education Trust

About Dr. G S M R Polytechnic

This Polytechnic is a Government Aided Institution situated at Kuknoor.The Institution is located in a sprawling campus of 12 acres. This was the first Polytechnic and only one Polytechnic, established in undivided Raichur district (now in Koppal district carved out of the Raichur district) in 1984-85 and providing quality education for last 34 years in this rural and backward area of Hyderabad-Karnataka.

This Polytechnic is wholly run by the National awarded institution by name Vidyananda Gurukula Education Trust Kuknoor (Taluk: Yelburga, Dist: Koppal Karnataka state) established in 1922 by a true Gandhiyan, a great freedom fighter and visionary by name Sri R. B. Desai. It is aided by Government of Karnataka and comes under the purview of Directorate of Technical Education Bangalore. This is an up growing institution and is a recipient of various projects like Direct Central Assistance Scheme of Government of India like MODROBS from AICTE / Community development through Polytechnics / up gradation of existing Polytechnics Scheme etc.

This Polytechnic was established in Hyderabad -Karnataka area which is considered as one of the most backward area.

This Polytechnic is offering formal three- year Diploma courses in the following disciplines:

1. Diploma in Civil Engineering (Aided)
2. Diploma in Electronics & Communication Engineering (Aided)
3. Mechanical Engineering (Un Aided)

This Institution has a sanctioned intake of 60 students for Civil engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering each.. Many of our past students are well placed in different Central /State Government Departments, Multinational Companies Public/Private Sector industries both in and out of our country. Academic excellence in Diploma programes has made this Polytechnic as one of the most prestigious institutions in Karnataka. 


Principal Message

Vidyananda Gurukula, founded in 1922, by Raghavendra Rao Desai, provides educational facilities in one of the most rural and backward area Kuknoor , Koppal Dist. Karnataka, India.

In 1952, Vidyananda Gurukula Education Trust (VGET) was formed to run the school. VGET, apart from running the Gurukula, started several community projects to help destitute children, old-age home among others.

VGET has won several State and National awards for its meritorious service to the community.

Polytechnic Was established in 1984 by the name Vidyananda Gurukula polytechnic later it was changed by the name Dr. G S Melkote Rural Polytechnic. The polytechnic started with two Course

1. Electronic and communication
2. Civil Engineering.

Now we have started another two course

1. Mechanical Engineering
2. Computer science Engineering.

Sri. N, R. Kuknoor  B.E , M.Sc(Env), M.Tech , MIE, MISTE, FIV
VGET's Dr. GSMR Polytechnic


To impart excellence in the field of Engineering and Technology by achieving good communication skills with appreciable personality.


1. To train the student in communication skill by providing the students to take part in seminars and presentations in concerned discipline.
2. Involving the students in deferent project works in rural area concerned discipline.
3. Involving with nearby industries, construction companies to train the students in appropriate technologies.

N B A Status

Did not apply for Accreditation


VGET's Dr. GSMR Polytechnic 
NH 367, Vidyangar,


Phone: 08534-230240 


Gsmr polytechnic 
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