The Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) is an autonomous body and a non-profit society promoted by the Government of Karnataka, in association with educational institutions and IT Industries in Karnataka, in order to enhance the quality of IT education and help build quality manpower for the IT industry. Set up in June 2000, BITES is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization.

BITES promotes, encourages, and deep dives into industry-academia equations on a number of platforms. It is this equation which will differentiate winners from losers. This is more so because of the exponential changes and transformations taking place in the tech space. Industry relevance of education is the only mantra for survival in the TED-Age. BITES is the quintessential bridge to help in bringing together academia-industry and in setting benchmarks, in line with industry expectations.BITES is the way forward and partnering with it is imperative for every teaching institute, benefiting both the faculty and the student community.

Key Activity Areas:
  • Advice on Policy
  • Challenge / Competitions and Awards
  • Curriculum Development
  • Faculty Development
  • Databases
  • Industry–Institute Interaction
  • Institutional Development
  • IT Education Standards
  • Leadership Development

Goals and Objectives

BITES has the following goals and objectives:

  • Help Karnataka at the forefront of IT education, to keep pace with global trends in IT education and make Karnataka a preferred IT destination in the country;
  • Promote excellence and enhance quality of IT education being delivered at engineering colleges offering IT programs of study;
  • Enhance employment opportunities available to students by organizing talks, seminars, and workshops by experts;
  • Hosting Awareness Workshops/Lectures about overseas education for students by experts;
  • Organize Faculty Skill up-gradation programs;
  • Network member organizations to facilitate knowledge sharing;
  • Facilitate better Industry-Institute interaction; and
  • Provide information about the institute in BITES website
  • To encourage the creation of special interest groups to work on specific topics of interest and participate in various activities like Curriculum development, Creation of Online Courseware and so on.

Vision and Mission

To establish Karnataka as the acknowledged leader in Information Technology by fostering high quality industry-relevant IT education


To serve as a catalyst for nurturing Excellence in our IT educational institutions, ensuring employability of our graduates, promoting quality of work of our faculty, strengthening interactions and networking among stake holders, and enhancing global competitiveness of our IT industry.

Quality Policy

As a Provider of IT Education Related Services, we are committed to Quality and Excellence in all our activities. We are committed to satisfy our stakeholders applicable requirements. We strive to achieve continual improvement in all our activities and services