SIUD was awarded Ist prize for the maintenance of garden in Dasara festival in 2014-15 and 2016-17 and IInd prize for the flower decoration in Dasara festival in 2016-17.

SIUD is the only institute that has trained 16,000 Pourakarmikas throughout the state, in recognition of which, the International Federation for Training and Development conferred the Global Human Resource Development Award in 2010-11. The same institution conferred Certificate of Merit for the Mason training programme held by SIUD in 2011-12.

The World Bank's KMRP implementation Support Mission recognized the contribution of SIUD in capacity enhancement of urban functionaries under its aided Karnataka Municipal Reforms Project. The institute built capacity of 9758 functionaries covering 353 training programmes during 2009-15.