Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management (JKSHIM) was established by the Nitte Education Trust on July 4, 1998. Named after the visionary and founder, late Justice K S Hegde, the Institute offers a two-year full time MBA program recognised by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and the Government of Karnataka and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management (JKSHIM) is also recognised as a centre for guiding research. JKSHIM is one among the very few AICTE-NBA accredited institutes and is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards by KEMA, Netherlands. JKSHIM institute has been ranked "A+" level business school as per the Business India survey of 2009. The Institute has been recognised among the premier B-schools in Karnataka based on its performance in the field of academics, consultancy and research activity.