Education is one of the important factors in the development of individual and nation. It is viewed as an agent of social, economic and political development. On account of its developmental role, people always look up to education for answers to several problems of development.
Realizing the need, His Holiness initiated Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust ®, which was established in the year 1974, with the main motto of imparting knowledge. After three decades of its establishment, our Trust succeeded in running more than four hundred thirty educational institutions across the country. With Swamiji’ grace, today more than seventy five thousand students are getting education (Basic education to Professional education with Research activities).
Several State Schools are established in economically backward areas, to enable under privileged mass to get the education, both in Kannada medium and English medium. This made the people to elevate themselves from the clutches of ignorance and poverty. Central and International Schools are opened to keep Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in touch with cultural heritage of India, with all International standards facilities.
To join the main stream of the nation building process, and to prevent brain-drain in technical education, His Holiness started Engineering Colleges with Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Centers. Several Polytechnics and Industrial Training Institutes are established.
- The trust is managing More than 485 Educational Institutions with strength of 95000 students, inclusive of 2 Medical Colleges, an Ayurvedic Medical College, 4 Engineering Colleges, 2 Nursing Colleges, 2 Pharmacy Colleges, 4 International Schools, 7 Central Schools, 2 Schools for Blind, 5 Polytechnics and Host of Schools and Pre-University Colleges are run by the Trust. Most of them are situated in the rural parts of Karnataka to provide abundant opportunities to the rural masses of our country.
Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana, at present has two foundations abroad i.e., one at Flint, Michigan, USA and another in Berlin, Germany.