Shri Basaveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha was founded by his Holiness, Shri Gurubasava Mahaswamiji of Bilur, a visionary far ahead of his times, in the year 1906. At present, the sangha has a network of 90 educational institutions from creche to Post graduate/Research levels, spread over the districts of Bagalkot & Belgaum in Karnataka state. The wide range of Institutions cover the deciplines of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Arts, Science, Commerce and Law, besides Pre primary, primary and high schools. The clarity of vision and untiring efforts of the founder and subsequent administrators have gone a long way in shaping the destiny of this premier educational organization over these nine decades, catering to the societal needs. Thus, making a worthy contribution to the development of the country. Affairs of the Sangha are managed by the managing comittee headed by the chairman along with the honarary secretary.