IIPS was started in the SJCE Technical Institution Campus, Mysuru, in 1996, to provide exposure to international programmes in the field of technical education. With the cooperation of Edexcel Foundation, England, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes are being conducted. A special feature of this course is that the students are continuously evaluated in their studies, and the progress is monitored closely. The students are given the best possible education. An agreement between IIPS & Teeside University, England, allows the final year students of Higher National Diploma to study at the Teeside University and get a degree.
In 2001, JSS RUDSETI was set up in Mareyala village, in Chamarajanagar district, in collaboration with the Ministry of Small Scale Industries, Government of India and Government of Karnataka. The primary objective of RUDSETI is to provide skill-based training to unemployed rural youth and enable them to undertake self-employment. The project has received a grant of Rs. 40 lakh from the Government of India and Rs. 20 lakh from the State Government for basic infrastructure. A variety of training programmes are organized for selected candidates. Under the Karnataka Government’s ASIDE project, a bamboo stick manufacturing unit has been set up. In collaboration with the AEC, a private company, around two hundred women were trained in the field of export production. About nine employees manage this unit. Recurring expenditure is around Rs. 69.48 lakh.
JSS Urban Haat was established in the year 2003 in collaboration with the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, and the Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka. The institute provides a forum for the artisans from different parts of the country to exhibit their products and sell them. Many handicraft melas are held here. All these programmes are held in collaboration with the Ministry of Textiles and the Department of Handicrafts. In a year, about eleven artisans’ melas are held.