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Mangaluru: Suraj Educational & Charitable Trust- Striving for Excellence and Competence in Education

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Mangaluru: With a Vision towards becoming an Institution for all round development of studies and striving for excellence in Education; and with a Mission to become a Centre of competence, Suraj Educational and Charitable Trust which has already promoted Suraj International Higher Primary School; Jnana Deepa High School; and Suraj PU College (which will be launched on 16 April 2015) runs with a motto-” Education- The Primary Link with our Future”.

Suraj Educational and Charitable Trust was established in the year 2008 and registered under Indian Trust Act of 1980 with an objective of promoting Rural Education. The Trust manages the Suraj International Higher Primary school; and Jnana deepa High School; and very soon the Suraj PU College, is private in nature and unaided. The campus spread over a sprawling 12 acres of land has unique and silent study environment. The Schools/College are located in the remote rural area of Kurnad-Mudipu in Bantwal Taluk, wherein the popular of surrounding areas is totally deprived of education.


Late Shripad Krishna Revankar (1925-2010) and Late Gulabi Bai Shripad Revankar (1927-2011)

Late Smt. Shantha C. Shetty

Smt Hemalatha M Revankar (Correspondent) and Rtn. Manjunath S. Revnakar (Chairman)

Presently the school conduct classes from Nursery to Xth Std with Kannada/English medium of instruction with a total strength of nearly 1000 rural based students belonging to economically weaker section of the society. The Trust had drawn a massive expansion plan and launched very ambitious projects to promote and encourage rural education specially focusing on very high value based education by upgrading the present infrastructure to accommodate future high school/college students.

Suraj International Higher Primary School which had a humble beginning with just 7 students started by Late Snt Shantha C Shetty in the year 2001-02, was taken over by Suraj educational and Charitable Trust in the year 2007-08. Being a private sector school it was established on sound principle of self financing and affordable fees for the students and with the foresight to prepare the students to face the competitive world and the in right to nurture the values and cultural heritage of India. This is the first institution in the rural area which has been run without any donations.

The school provides excellent training, quality education, modern education through Audio-Visual which makes students smart, well furnished class rooms, leadership training through Life Skill Class, CCE System of Education, State syllabus, spoken English, Hobby classes such as dance and Karate classes, well equipped hall facility for school programmes and much more. Several useful and constructive programmes are conducted during the academic year like celebrations for Vanamahotsava Day, Teachers Day, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanthi, Raksha Bandhan, Father’s and Mother’s Day, Sharada Pooja etc; Picnics and so on.

The Institution right from the day of its establishment has achieved distinction- be it in imparting education, in inculcating values, nurturing good conduct and characters in students or in sports, it has achieved a distinct place by itsremarkable performance. Credit should go to the Headmistress, teachers and staff and students on this distinction. “Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation”- and Suraj institution is no exception. A meaningful, purposeful and constructive value based education is thus provided for overall development of the students motivating them to achieve their goals.

No doubt at all that Suraj Institutions are vibrant and committed to create the best possible educational experience for every child. With talented, dedicated and caring staff, each of whom who works hard to make sure that the abilities of the children are nurtured and carefully developed should be commended. The school aims to provide a broad, well balanced and relevant curriculum, and encourages positive social behavior, emphasizing respect for others. The management values regular contact with parents/guardians, and regards the home-school partnership as an essential part of of the education process. The management also acts on children’s views to make their school a place that children value and that they they want to come to.

Crossing a milestone of over a decade is a remarkable achievement, that too for an educational institution which has lit the lamp of knowledge in children in and around the rural villages of Mudipu really deserves applaud and commendation. This institution had really made a difference by providing good education and moral values to the students from this rural area, which has affected their attitudes and developed in them the right way of life. The society judges the merit of an educational institution based on the scope provided to the all round development of its students- and Suraj International Higher Primary School and Jnana Deep High School has provided all those facilities.

Suraj P U College affiliated to Karnataka P U Board which will start functioning aims at imparting quality education to students belonging to all strata of society at an affordable cost, beside academic excellence. emphasis is also being laid on moulding the character of students on the basis of Indian cultural values. The college has spacious class rooms, well equipped laboratories, library and reading room and a team of experienced faculty members. Sports and games are given special importance.

The Aims &. Objectives of the College is to enable the students to develop as integrated individuals with a sense of commitment and dedication contributing to the growth of the nation.; To build self confidence in students and empower them to face the challenges of life.; To equip the students with need based education and to enhance their professional skills; To discover and foster the potential talents of the students through co-curricular and extra curricular activities and sports.

Courses Offered at the college are-Two years Pre-University courses in Science : Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology / Computer Science / Statistics; Commerce: Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics & Statistics. / Computer Science; and Arts: History, Economics, Political Science &Sociology. Languages Offered: are English, Kannada / Hindi

The PU College will feature well equipped laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Computer Science; Emphasis on personality development of students through Spoken English Classes, Sports, Debates, Seminars and Cultural activities; Personal attention to each student; Qualified and experienced staff led by a Principal with vision, of professional dynamism commitment, dedication to enlighten the students; and Academic excellence and sports person will be given fee concession. The college is committed to the principle of healthy living and promotes various sports activities for the benefit of the students.

The College has a spacious library with an impressive collection of books spanning academic reference, literature and works of fiction. Books are issued twice a week and students can hold two cards or two books at a time. The reading room of the library subscribes to various magazine, periodicals and journals of academic and general interest. The library and reading room remain open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. To enable students to get hands on training in information technology, the college has set up well – equipped computer labs having the latest hardware and software along with an excellent collection of IT based literature. To motivate students further, there will be a full-fledged Canteen; Class Picnic and Educational Tours; Counselling; and Remedial classes

Speaking to me Rtn. Dr Manjunath S. Revankar- Chairman of the Trust said, ” It’s my pleasure and privilege to serve as the Chairman of Suraj Education Trust. .. not only because it’s my passion but also because I enjoy the company of my dearly loved students and talented teachers who keep me energized all the time. Suraj Education Trust is not just ONE More school in the already long list of educational institutions but it is ONE school which has made a great difference in its Qualitative journey of over fourteen years. Our children represent our hopes and dreams. As a parent, you certainly want the best for your child and we are indeed happy to be working with you to ensure that they are given the right knowledge to face future challenges.

“The Management, Parents, Students and the Teaching Fraternity are a team and complement each other’s efforts. Education is not just a process of giving knowledge for a high profiled job but a lifelong process which creates an understanding of moral and ethical values to guide and make our students morally upright citizens of the country. We try to create an atmosphere of reverence for education and a healthy environment where academics sports and co-curricular Facilities mould our students and motivate them to be the brightest and the best. In order to do this, the school works towards inculcating certain values in the students in order to enrich their mind and spirit and also to develop essential moral attributes like truthfulness, courtesy, generosity, compassion, justice, love and trustworthiness in them.”

Revankar concluded saying, “The students are taught to study in an atmosphere of love and unity where each student sees himself or herself as a member of one global family, free from the prejudices of ethnicities, nationalities, class and religious dogmas . I am very grateful to each and every member of the Suraj Educational & Charitable Trust, our Fraternity Our Staff who know very well how to synchronize and harmonize with our process of growth. Our Students who constantly show by their performance and conduct that it makes a difference to be a student of Suraj Education Trust; and last but not least Our Parents whose trust inspires us to move ahead!”

Hemalatha M. Revankar -Correspondent of the Trust said, “Present day education develops the intellect and skills but does little to develop good qualities. Of what avail is all the knowledge in the world, if one has not good character? It is like water going down the drain! Education should serve not only to develop one’s intelligence and skills, but also help to broaden ones outlook and make him useful to society and the world at large. We are striving towards becoming an Institution for all round development of studies and striving for excellence in Education, and to become a Centre of competence”.

“At Suraj Education Trust we focus on the overall development of the child. The promotion of human values are integral part of our curriculum. “Bend the twig and shape the tree”, says the proverb. The molding of character at century starts with the children at the earliest age. At Suraj Education Trust, we aim at challenging and supporting all the students to enable them to develop their talents and potentials and hone their skills thereby realizing their dreams. Each individual is respected and recognized irrespective of their race, gender, culture or faith. Moreover, our mission is to enable each Child to complete their schooling with enormous enthusiasm, unfailing confidence and high self-esteem and a readiness to meet new challenges. We recognize that learning comprises acquiring knowledge, assimilating ideas, perfecting skills, developing healthy attitudes and imbibing values” she added.

Manjunath Revankar’s son, Suraj M Revankar, who is the Director of the Trust said, “All of us have the ability to delve deep into the realms of our mind and find some treasures there, which really are our impressions about this world as well as our experiences. Some of them are turned into beautiful expressions by the creative-minded. Though unpolished, a gem can be spotted by an expert. We need to treat these endeavours of young ones as tiny gems, for who knows which grain will become a real pearl in times to come! Give them all the support they deserve; a seed has the right to grow into a plant. The zeal and creative spirit of the students is much appreciable”.

He further said, “The mirror of our institution is our student; hence the mirror should not be clouded but polished. We strive to endow them with a platform, helping them to broaden their horizon and in the process provide them healthy, refined, holistic and substantial education. I urge the parents to help us build the noble mansion of significant education where all our student may dwell”.

Rtn PHF Dr Manjunath Revankar – a Brief Profile :

The idea of the self-made man is inextricably tied up with that of the Indian dream. It is his image that has lured thousands of immigrants to our shores, all hoping for the chance to turn a handful of beans into a vast fortune. The self-made man is the one, who by his own efforts pulls himself up by the bootstraps, manages to become a great success in life.One such personality is Rtn.PHF Dr.Manjunath S Revankar.

Manjunath S Revankar born at Hireguttu in Karanataka as a younger son to Sri Padakrishna Revankar and Smt. Gulabi Revankar.He completed his primary education at Hireguttu and Higher primary as well as PUC in his own native place in Hubli.Then he pursued Civil engineering as a profession, then he served in ISRO. Later on he resigned from the post and established ‘Suraj Jewel Palace’,to set a new milestone in Business. The ‘Suraj Jewel Palace’ later went on to become the most popular shop in Mangalore .To promote his professional glory,he laid foundation to the ‘Suraj Builders’ .

It is very difficult to provide quality and fluent English education in rural area. Understanding the importance of Education to the rural children, Revankar established ‘Suraj InternationalHigher Primary School and Jnana Deepa High School’ through ‘Suraj Educational And Charitable ®’.This made him very popular in Mudipu town and also in Bantwal Taluku.

Rtn.PHF Dr Manjunath S Revankar has received plenty of awards for his contribution to the field of Rural Education, namely : -‘ Aryabhata Award’; ‘Saurabha Gaurava Award’; ‘Samaja Rathna Award’; ‘Rastrapitha Mahatma Gandhi Sadbhavana Award’; ‘Rastriya Rathan Award’; ‘Yakshadeepa Award’; ‘Indira Gandhi Excellence Award’; ‘Doctorate’ Award from Einstein International University ,Florida, U.S.A. To enrich the Quality education in rural area and also to make ‘Suraj International Higher Primary School and Jnana Deepa High School ‘as one of the model Institution, he decided to start P.U. College with all modern amenities for better education .

For more details and admission to school/college contact :


B C Cross Road, Mudipu-Kurnad PO, Bantwal Taluk- 574153

Phone : 08255-260271, 9241966271

Email : sujnamainternational@gmail.com; jnanadeepa@gmail.com;surajpucollege@gmail.com 

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