Bapuji Educational Association (B.E.A.) established in 1958 by a group of dedicated philanthropists was a milestone in the history of Davangere. Before the establishment of this association, there was a little scope for education in general and higher education in particular in Davangere. Being the major educational association, it foresees needs of the rural and semi urban people with continuous quest for excellence. Today, 59 years on, more than 60 institutions in diversified disciplines including Medicine, Dental Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Management, Arts, Fine arts, Commerce, Education, Humanities, Law, Science, & other allied educational facilities are running successfully under B.E.A.

Sri Rajanahalli Ramanand, Industrialist, Educationist, and Philanthropist, is the President of Bapuj Educational Association and the Chairman, Governing body of Bapuji Pharmacy College. He hail from the famous donors family ‘Rajanahally’ and was born on 1939 as a third son of Sri Rajanahalli Laxmanasetty and Smt. Sundaramma. For his wide experience he was conferred “Life Membership of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE)” and “Fellowship by the Institute of Engineers” and “Bharath Vikas Award” by International Business Council and “Vysya Ratna” by Arya Vysya Community for his social works. He visited several countries such as Holland-Europe, Switzerland, Scandinavian countries, United States of America, African Countries, England, Australia, Newzealand, and China. With his vast experience and under his guidance, constant inspiration and support, the institution has gained a remarkable position in the field of Pharmacy Education.

The association is being progressed under the leadership of Honorary Secretary, Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa, Ex-Minister of Horticulture & APMC, Karnataka and his dedicated team of professionals and elite personalities. Apart from this, many great families, donors and lovers of Davangere contributed their services for the growth of Bapuji Educational Association. The growth of Bapuji Educational Association and the Davangere city are so identical that the Bapuji Educational Association and Davangere have almost become synonyms. The credit for the success of B.E.A. goes to the Hon. Secretary, Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa, who with his vision and initiative propelled the Association to foresee the necessities in the educational field and to start the institutions which have gained their own niche in excellence.

Sri Shamanur Mallikarjun was born to Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa and Smt. Shamanur Parvathamma on 22nd September 1967 in Davangere of Karnataka. Sri S.S. Mallikarjun is a graduate in Commerce from Mysore University. Sri S. S. Mallikarjun is the Minister of Horticulture & APMC, Karnataka. He is successfully working for the welfare of the public by his determination and dedication for the development of the general public. His Services include Sri S.S. Mallikarjun himself being a sportsman, has contributed towards development of growth of Davangere in Sports Division, Tennis Court, International Swimming Pool, Kunduwada Lake, Davangere water Tank, etc. Presently he is Joint Secretary of Bapuji Educational Association.

Governing Council Members

Governing Body Members


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