Shimoga or Shivamogga district is a district in the Karnataka state of India. A major part of Shimoga district lies in the Malnad region of the Western Ghats. Shivamogga city is its administrative centre. Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction. It is spread over an area of 8465 km2. he peak Kodachadri hill at an altitude of 1343 metres above sea level is the highest point in this district. Rivers Kali, Gangavati, Sharavati and Tadadi originate in this district. The two major rivers that flow through this district are Tunga and Bhadra which meet at Koodli near Shimoga city to gain the name of Tungabhadra, which later joins River Krishna. Foundry, agriculture and animal husbandry are the major contributors to the economy of Shimoga district.
Education and training in Shimoga aims at imparting knowledge, wisdom and good judgment. The basic aim of education in Shimoga has since time memorial been the transfer of culture from the past to the new generations. While training in Shimoga encompasses practical or vocational teaching related to specific skills. Training in Shimoga offers the backbone to the various technical institutes and colleges and develops the students professionally. Training helps the entire system of learning through the medium of observation, instruction and practice.