His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamigalavaru, the founder President of JSS Mahavidyapeetha had a clear vision of the fact that nation would be strengthened if the rural people were strengthened with education in professional courses.JSS Polytechnic at Nanjangud is a result of the great vision of his holiness. The present pontiff His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamigalavaru has been blessing us in all our activities, which has contributed to the overall development of the Polytechnic. The blessings and encouragement of his holiness has made this polytechnic to grow by leaps and bounds. This venture yielded the desired result with the products of the polytechnic entering the user system; and serving the nation really well, being second to none.

This polytechnic was established in 1983-84. It offers three-year diploma courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Water Technology & Health Sciences, and Electrical & Electronics Engineering. It was admitted to Grant-in-Aid in 2001-02.