The Visionaries of Association


The Bijapur Lingayat District Educational Association (BLDEA) was established in 1910. Founded by Philanthropists and Visionaries par excellence, who foresaw the tremendous scope and significance of education in North Karnataka region, the BLDE Association has emerged as one of the foremost charitable associations in Karnataka. Shri B. M. Patil, a renowned statesman, was one of the most notable custodians of the Association has honed and nurtured more then 75 Educational Institutions catering to the following streams,


  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Business Management
  • Education Technology
  • Polytechnic
  • Law
  • Commerce
  • Basic Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Ayurveda
  • Fine Arts
  • Women’s Literacy
  • Horticulture
  • Sericulture
  • etc..

More then  75 Institutes can be classified as follows,


  • Public Schools, High Schools
  • Pre-University College
  • Commerce & Science
  • Degree College in Arts
  • Engineering College
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Polytechnic College
  • Hospital & Research Centre
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Ayurveda

With a dedicated staff exceeding 2500 in number, the BLDE Association at present, offers world-class education to over 25,000 students at its sprawling campuses, replete with all modern, state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.

Continuing its tradition of educational development and advancement, the BLDE Association has established the Autonomous ‘BLDE University’. For the BLDE Association, it is a gigantic stride in terms of offering more customized and specialized educational programs to thousands of talented future professionals, gaining knowledge at its campuses.