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 training & placement cell was set up with the objective of providing assistance to all the students in getting summer/in plant training, live projects and placement. Recruiters include IBM, Infosys, Satyam, Oracle,CTS, Wipro, Dell, TATA etc.