The Bharathi Education Society which subsequently became the Bharathi Education Trust has its headquarters at BET campus, Bharathinagara, MaddurTaluk, Karnataka. It was founded in 1962 by Sri G. Madegowda, the honourable ex-member of parliament and former minister, Govt. of Karnataka. It is aimed at fulfilling all the educational, cultural, social and other aspirations of the people in and around Bharathinagara, which was then a small hamlet of no significance.
Sri G. Madegowda is the Founder Chairman of the Trust and his sincere, unrelenting efforts have led to the establishment of several institutions at Bharathinagara, Hanumanthanagara and Kirugavalu under the auspices of B.E.T.
Bharathi Education Trust has kept pace with the changing times and is now geared-up to provide skill based educational courses enabling the students to take up jobs in emerging fields like IT and BT. The campus has students coming from all over India for the various courses on offer. To meet the needs of the student’s two separate well equipped hostels for men and women are maintained by the Trust. The hostels have separate facilities for North-Indian and South-Indian students.
The campus at Bharathinagara also has a big playfield and an open-air theatre where students get ample opportunities to hone their skills. A unique feature of the campus is the “Gandhi Bhavana” which has a collection of rare photographs, depicting the life of the Mahathma. The building houses a library and a conference hall. It is in keeping with the pronounced goal of B.E.T. to provide value based education at an affordable cost and inculcating among students Gandhian values.
Bharathi Education Trust is situated in Bharathinagara (KM Doddi), MaddurTaluk, Mandya District, Karnataka. It is just 90 kms far from Bengaluru. First you have to reach Maddur on Bengaluru-Mysore (SH-7) highway and then the Institute is just 10 kms far from Maddur on Maddur-Malavalli road. It is just 60kms from Mysore. First you have to reach Mandya on Bengaluru-Mysore (SH-7) highway and then the Institute is just 20kms far from Mandya on Mandya-Malavalli road.
The list of institutions established here are:
Bharathi Higher Primary School
Bharathi High School (English Medium)
Bharathi Pre-University College of Arts, Science and Commerce
Bharathi College of Arts, Science and Commerce
Bharathi College of Education (B.Ed.)
Bharathi Composite Pre-University College
BharathiCollege – Post Graduation & Research Centre
G Madegowda Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Bharathi Multi-purpose Co-operative Society Ltd
Bharathi Credit Cooperative Society Ltd
PradanMantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra