A cenutry (Estd. in 1910) old organization, the Bijapur Lingayat District Educational Association, affectionately referred to as BLDEA, like many other big institutions had a humble beginning. But fortunately, it had a great visionary like Dr. P.G. Halakatti as its founding father and a great statesman like B.M Patil as the custodian. Moreover, it always had the spiritual and moral blessings of seers like Shri. Shantaveera swamiji of Babaleshwar and Poojya Shri. Banthanal Mahaswamiji. Over the last 100 years BLDEA has grown as a gigantic institution, with as many as 75 different institutions taking shelter under it. Now, many of these institutions also have grown huge.
The institutions functioning under BLDEA include Nurseries, Secondary, Collegiate, Professional to Post Graduate education covering Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Business Management, Education, Technology, Commerce, Basic Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Womens Literacy, Horticulture, Teacher Educationm etc.
Today, BLDE Association has become a well known Educational Institution in North Karnataka by fulflling the educational aspirations of the people all over. Now under the enterprising stewardship of its President Shri. M. B. Patil., the Association is taking utmost care to expand the institutions quantitatively as well as qualitatively.
Hon’ble Dr. M.B.Patil