His Holiness Karnataka Ratna Dr. Sri Sri Shivakumaraswamigalu, the founder President of Sree Siddaganga Education Society envisioned womens empowerment through higher education. His motto has always been four Es-
Education of women especially rural women, his holiness believed is the key to the development of our nation. Keeping in mind the conservative mindset of the average Indian middle class and also to target education specifically at girls, his holiness bifurcated Sree Siddaganga Arts, Science & Commerce College; a co-education institution into Siddaganga Boys College, and womens college in 1982. The government approved the bifurcation and sanctioned the college vide order no. ED 66/WPC-81, BANGALORE DATED 13/08/1982. The college was affiliated to Bangalore University, Bangalore.