The college was established in 2001 & formally inaugurated on 17th October 2002 by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Honorable President of All India Congress Committee in the presence of distinguished personalities like Sri S.M.Krishna, former Chief Minister of Karnataka (presently the Governor of Maharashtra), late Dr Raja Ramanna, renowned Scientist of world repute who was the first chairman of the governing council of KNSIT till his demise, Dr Natarajan former Chairman AICTE, New Delhi, Dr K. Balaveera Reddy Vice Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and other reputed personalities.
KNSIT was built on a sprawling 20 acre campus in Bangalore with superior infrastructure. The vibrant campus of the institution was designed to give more learning space to students. The departmental Blocks are superior in architecture and construction standards.
The classrooms are designed in such a way as to facilitate customized attention to each student. The laboratories are equipped with state of the art infrastructure and latest instruments pertaining to the syllabus prescribed by Visvesvaraya Technological University. Separate blocks are built for each specialized subject mainly to achieve more focus on each area of discipline.
The institute has independent blocks for Computer Science and Electronics which led to the establishment of State of the art Research Institute with emphasis on Electronics and Information Technology.