KLS Vishwanathrao Deshpande Rural Institute Of Technology was established in the year 2004. The college is located in Haliyal, Karnataka with cool climate for the students. KLS Vishwanathrao Deshpande Rural Institute Of Technology is affiliated to Visveswaraiah Technological University (V.T.U), Belgaum & is approved by All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The institute campus is sprawled in 26 acres of land with all the modern facilities within the campus. The college offers lavish infrastructure with all modern amenities like well stocked library,well equipped labs,computer center, Auditorium, Canteen, Central Computer Cell, Examination and Lecture Hall, Hostels, Sports & Games. The college offers facilities like Lecture theatres which are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual. The institute provides hostel facilities for both boys & girls. The boys hostel accommodates 300 students and girls hostel accommodates 258 students.The institute is supported by a team of experienced faculty, skilled technical staff and excellent non-teaching staff. A full fledged placement cell has been established and it offers services such as campus interviews, career path advise, common & soft skill development, self assessment and personality development. The institute offers various bachelors courses in Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronics Engineering.