About Us

Mission & Founder

Vision, Mission and Values


To establish excellence in academic standards and to make learners employable and responsible citizens who could contribute to the progress of the nation and the world.


To develop the institution as a centre of excellence, imparting quality education that generates competent and skilled human resources who can contribute to the economic progress of the nation with a social conscience and high ethical standards.


  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Social conscience
  • Respect for the Individual

Justice Kowdoor Sadananda Hegde

Founder Justice K S Hegde (1909 – 1990) – Born in Kowdoor village on June 16, 1909, Kowdoor Sadananda Hegde had his early education at Karkala and Mangaluru. Thereafter, he obtained a degree in Economics from the Presidency College in Madras and a degree in Law from the Government Law College, Madras.

He began his legal practice at Karkala in 1936 and later moved to Mangaluru, where he was appointed as public prosecutor of South Canara district in 1948. He was elected Member of the First Council of States (now known as the Rajya Sabha).
In 1954, he represented India at the General Assembly of the United Nations. He became a Judge of the Mysore High Court. In 1966, he was appointed the first Chief Justice of the Delhi and Himachal Pradesh High Court. He held this office till he was elevated to the post of Judge of the Supreme Court of India in 1967.
A man of integrity and principles values, Justice K S Hegde resigned from the post of Chief Justice in 1973, in protest against the supercession of senior judges in the appointment of the Chief Justice of India. In 1977, he won the election to the Lok Sabha and was elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha, an office he held till 1980.
After a distinguished career, he retired from public life and settled at Nitte, only to relentlessly work for the upliftment and empowerment of the rural people. Justice K S Hegde passed away on May 25, 1990.

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