Initially KRPet was known as Attiguppe because its known for cotton plantations. Later “Attiguppe” was renamed as KRPet on the auspicious celebration of the birth century of Krishnaraja Vodeyar III in 1891.
S.M Lingappa, the first MLA of KR Pet, sacrificed his life for the upliftment of the people belonging to every corner of the society. He started S.M Lingappa Higher Primary school in 1973 which inculcated Gurukula system of education with the intention of providing both Kannada and English medium, value based education to the students belonging village areas. He had dreamt of providing higher education through this institution but his dream could not come true because he breathed his last at the age of 74. After the death of this great personality, no one wanted to take up the responsibility of this institution. All the trusties decided to handover the institution to His holiness Paramapoojya Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr.Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji, then the president of Sri Kshethra Adi Chuchanagiri.
With the blessing of Mahaswamiji, S.M Lingappa institution was changed to one of the branches of SriACST in2000. The school which started with 87students has bloomed into a full fledge learning center with BGS education center, Sri SACST High School, BGS Independent PU College, SKVS Art and Commerce College and BGS Hostel. With able guidance of Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha swamiji, BGS IAS and KAS Coaching center has also been established.
Nowadays with the perception of Sri Dr. J.N Ramakrishne gowda, this institution has been emerging with marvelous building, well-equipped laboratories, computer lab, spacious classrooms, library and other facilities. The institution has been maintaining a hostel with reading room, kitchen, hall, dining hall and prayer hall for more than 100 students.
Through the BGS education center, the students belonging to agricultural background, under privilaged and labor class are studying without the discrimination of caste, creed and religion.
The successful personalities who studied in this institution are seen in the field of medicine, technology, police department, army and sports.
With the blessings and the advice of Mahaswamiji, the dedication, devotion, determination, perception, passion and persistence of the staff, the education center is reaching mountainous height. It one of the well known institutions in Mandya district which attracts all the corners of the society.
BGS Education Center is a semi residential school and it specially caters to the creative and overall development of its students.At
BGS Education Center we look beyond academic excellence,i.e., a“Holistic education”, where all kinds of learning is interlinked
and inter disciplinary. With this intention, we have developed a curriculum that is innovative, challenging and integrated. Since an individual student is the focus of our teaching, optimum class strength and student teacher ratio is maintained. BGS Education Center is a school that actively nurtures a sense of good qualities and responsibilities.
Mr. Prasadegowda D.R – MA,
Mr. Prasanna K.R
Mr. Ravi K.M
Ms. Arpitha K R
Infrastructure and support facilities BGS Education center has stimulating environment conducive to learning and providing exposure to the latest legal requirements.
1. Spacious and well ventilated classrooms
2. Spacious auditorium with modern seating arrangements.
3. Well stocked library with wide collection of multiple textbooks.
4. Well-equipped Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer labs.
5. Indoor and outdoor sports facilities and cultural activities.
6. Innovative teaching-learning materials such as OHP’s, LCD Projector, audio-visual aids etc.
1. S.M.Lingappa Pre primary and higher PrimarySchool
2. Sri Adichunchangiri High School
3.BGS Independent Science PU College
4.Sri Kalyana venkataramana Swamy Arts and Commerce College
5.BGS Coaching Center
LOCATION OF THE BUILDING
BGS Education center is located at K.R.Pete town which is 15km from the historic site, Shravanabelagola and 20km from historically well known Bhuvarahanatha temple. To encourage concentration and devotion towards studies a calm atmosphere has been provided.
BGS education center which holds Sri BGS group of schools, colleges, and vocational training center is well designed college buildings and hostel building and BGS memorial hall. This institution has been emerging with well-equipped laboratories, computer lab, specious class rooms, library and other facilities.
The school is well equipped with books for academics as well as entertainment. The library subscribes to several Indian and International magazines. Best seller books by eminent international authors for children, books and comics on Indian and world culture, mythology, history are found here. The library is constantly updated with the latest arrivals. Several education CD’s also find place of pride along with books in the school library.
The student computer lab at BGS is at par with the latest developments in technology. The lab has modern PCs connected to high speed internet, supervised by well trained teachers. Trained lab consultants also provide support and answer student’s queries. Apart from doing regular class work, children may also access the lab for their project work.
The school has very spacious and well equipped labs for Physics, Biology and Chemistry with all required tools and apparatus for performing various experiments. All the three labs are located on the ground floor. Junior science lab is situated on the basement for the students of Primary section.
The three technology labs cater to the needs of the students. They are well equipped with latest computers, LCD projectors and screens.
Our AV room is used for seminars, workshops and meetings. TheAV room is well equipped with a music system, sound system, a computer and an LCD projector. It has a seating capacity of nearly 200. This room is always busy with showcasing of presentations prepared by faculties and students. Internet connectivity enhances usage of this room.
The school has a high tech auditorium with a seating capacity of 1000 persons. High tech projector, sound system and lightings are an added attraction to the auditorium
Educamp Smart Class:
As a new form of classroom learning environment and the product of the emerging information technologies, the smart classroom, with deep interaction as its core feature, has been one of the research hotspots in the field of education. It possesses a variety of features, such as the real– time interaction, environmental control, video monitoring and remote control.
Physical education is compulsory for all students. Every evening they develop their physical skills by playing games like basketball, volleyball, cricket, football, tennis and badminton. The school has well maintained indoor stadium and outdoor sports facilities. High jump and long jump pits, javelin and shot-put fields are also found. The school offers Karate learning facility for all students.
Along with the teaching community, education is a combined endeavor of parents and society. The institution has succeeded in developing an active organization of the parents. The school organizes PTM on a regular basis. It is compulsory for all parents to attend PTM. They can meet teachers and know the progress of their wards. If needed, may even discuss the individual problems of their children and put forward their valuable suggestions.
Educational Tours and Excursions
Adventurous activities are a part of school curriculum. Students are sent for educational and recreational excursions, picnics, museums, art galleries etc.
Sometimes they go for trekking, rambling, hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering too.
The pursuits of excellence in studies, games, sports, co-curricular activities and character building are given importance. The development of personality, self-reliance, courage, self-confidence and self-esteem is encouraged.
Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and creative thinking is fostered. The fostering of independent thinking, critical analysis and appreciation and understanding of differences of opinion is undertaken.
The institution has been maintaining a hostel with reading rooms, kitchen, hall, lunch hall and prayer hall for more than 100 students.