LINGARAJ APPA ENGINEERING COLLEGE runs under the SHARANABASAVESHWAR VIDYA VARDHAK SANGHA, KALBURGI.
The Sharanabasaveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha, Gulbarga, which was founded in the year 1903, is named after the great mystic Saint of Deccan India, Lord Sharanabasaveshwar. It is the cardinal principle of Sharanabasaveshwar that "No religion is greater than Service" and "Service to Humanity is Service to God".
This Kayaka and Dasoha Philosophy is his legacy, which is continued even today by the Peethadhipathis of Sharanabasaveshwar Samsthan. The Sharanabasaveshwar Samsthan, which is also called as Sharanabasaveshwar Mahadasohapeetha has a long spiritual, cultural, social and educational history that represents the glorious heritage of the nation. The Philosophy of Dasoha has been the touchstone principle on which the 7th Mahadasoha Peethadhipathi of Sharanabasaveshwar Samsthan, Gulbarga, founded the Sharanabasaveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha.