Dr. M B Patil, the President of Bijapur Lingayat District Educational Association (BLDEA) and BLDE University visited Sahyadri on 21st July, 2021. He was the Former Home Minister of Karnataka during 2018-19. Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, accompanied the guest around the campus and explained shared a glimpse of the Sahyadri journey and its accomplishments as an epitome of a Student-Centric Education System. Dr. M B Patil visited various departments, innovation centers, Centers of Excellence as well as the startups. He was amused by the overall set-up of Sahyadri contributing to the overall development of the students. He appreciated the initiatives and facilities provided by the institute.