Jagadguru Tontadarya (J.T.) College, Gadag-Betageri is established in 1958 by Karnatak Lingayat Education Society, Belagavi. It is affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. The college is named after the Principal Donor His Holiness Jagadguru Tontadarya Swamiji of Dambai-Gadag. It was accredited with B++ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in its first accreditation.
At present,our college is accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC in the second accreditation process held in the month of April, 2010.
As the KLE Society stands on the threshold of a century of service, I look back with joy at the extent of all that has been achieved. I am humbled too, for I am the torch-bearer of an illustrious tradition of knowledge dissemination that has made a positive difference to the lives of countless thousands. The KLE Society began in a humble way with the establishment of a single institution in the educationally backward North Karnataka region in 1916. Over the years, it has grown into a virtual knowledge movement and presently encompasses as many as 250 institutions, 16,000 employees, around 1, 25,000 students and KLE Health University. A new chapter now dawned at the KLE Society with the launch of the KLE Technological University (Under Karnataka University Act, 2013) in its fold.