NIS is a Unit of Nitte Education Trust(R) Mangalore which is pioneer in the field of education institutions which include Nitte University and institutions of higher education like Engineering, Management, Medicine, Dental and others. Nitte Education Trust was founded in 1979 by the committed philanthropist and legal luminary, Justice K S Hegde, who strongly believed that education was pivotal to the progress of a community. The group includes the well-known industrialist, Mr. N V Hegde and eminent educationist, Dr. N R Shetty, who share the same concern and commitment to the cause of education and community development. Since inception, the mission continues to reflect the vision of its founding father in a wider perspective.
Sri N. V. Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University, is an eminent industrialist and President of Nitte Education Trust, runs 35 educational institutions in Karnataka. Sri. N. V. Hegde has been the Chairman of Coastal agenda task force constituted for the development of coastal districts by the Government of Karnataka. He has also been the Chairman of Board of National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, Karnataka appointed by HRD Ministry, Government of India.
Dr. N R Shetty, is an eminent educationist and The Chairman of Nitte International School(NIS), Bangalore. He is the guiding spirit in the continuous success of NIS. He is the president of Indian Society for Technical Education New Delhi. He is also Vice- President of International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), Washington D.C, USA and President of Forum of Former Vice-Chancellors of Karnataka State Universities. He also served as Vice Chancellor of Bangalore University for two terms. At present he is Chancellor, Central University of Karnataka, Kalburgi, Karnataka state.