Shikaripura is taluk headquarter which comes under Shivamogga District of Karnataka state. It is known for its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty. It is the cradle of the great Kadamba Dynasty which was the seat of Architecture and Education. The great social reformers and saints like Allama Prabhu, Akkamahadevi were born in this great land. Shikaripura is just 48 km away from Shivamogga city and it is well connected by buses to all the prominent places. Sri B.S. Yediyurappa, Ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka who is the representative of this taluk is also the mentor of this Institution.