To meet the objective of a National
Mission spelt out by our Honourable President, Dr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to Provide Urban Amenities
in the Rural Area, (PURA), a bold initiative has
been taken by Smt. Kamala & Sri Venkappa M Agadi
Charitable Trust (Regd). To promote this social
and noble cause, they have set up a Science and
Technology College in the rural area of Laxmeshwar
for providing Quality Education to the rural population,
at affordable rates and within the reach of the
masses. This college caters to the not-so-well off,
but meritorious students in the state of Karnataka,
as well as Non Karnataka students.
- The promoters are dedicated and sincerely working
towards fulfilling the aspirations of the rural
area population to fulfill their medical needs.
They are in the process of setting up a Hospital
and are trying to bring to their doorsteps all
urban amenities. Employment generation and poverty
eradication is their target by planning various
Degree programs envisaged under PURA.
- An Engineering College -the Dream of Late Prof.
S. V. Sastry, the first Indian Aviator who made
and flew the Aircraft, his name having been mentioned
in the Book printed, published and released by
Aeronautical Society of India, titled," Aviation
History of India" and circulated on Dec,
13th 2003 takes the shape with dedicated and sincere
effort of his grand daughter Smt. Kamala V Agadi
and her husband Sri Venkappa M Agadi, Former Chairman
and Managing Director of Parke Davis (India) Limited,
Mumbai, an affiliate company of US Pharmaceuticals
Multinational , Warner Lambert, USA. They are
dedicating their entire life's savings and earnings
for 'Vidyadan' by establishing an Engineering
College in the rural and backward belt at Laxmeshwar,
Dt. Gadag, North Karnataka and have made available
technical education to the rural population at
an affordable cost.
- The Dream Project is getting the shape as a boost
to spread higher education, including Medical
Care in the 40-acre land taken at that place-
A Hundred Bed Hospital already planned.
- The passion of the Cofounder and the Chairman
was very intense to take up the good Social Cause
as well as to provide Skill Stock to the nation.
He has constructed building spread over 1,60,000
sq.ft to accommodate the Engineering College with
the best Architecture. When all the phases of
construction are over, the college will have more
than 200,000 sq. ft. built up area.
- The Trust and the Institution that are established
are an eye opener and the pride of the country
to show how words and deeds of our heritage are
being translated into action for a social cause,
to serve one and all- education, raising the Skill
Stock, employment generation as well as planning
to provide Medical Care without profit as the
- The unique aspect of the Trust / College is that
it is run and managed by a Professional, whose
main objective is 'Vidyadan'.
- The college commands attention of the reigning
powers, which ought to extend their unstinting
support and recognize the efforts of citizens
like Smt. Kamala V Agadi and her husband, Sri. Venkappa
M Agadi, Chairman and Managing Trustee. Their
due recognition will spur others to take on such
bold ventures to fulfill social responsibilities.