MNBS Trust - Moodlakatte Nagarathna Bhujanga Shetty Trust ®, Moodlakatte was formed in the year 1995 under the leadership of late I M Jayaram Shetty. Mr. Jayaram Shetty was a successful entrepreneur and a politician, who represented the Byndoor and Udupi constituencies once as an Member of Legislative Assembly and then as Member of Lok Sabha (MP). He was an astute philanthropist. Being in the corridors of power, he realized the plights of common people and felt that help from the governments alone was not enough to cure the ills faced by the society, but successful people in the society are needed to contribute to social causes and address the various challenges in the country. Hence, he founded the Trust in the year 1995 in the memory of his parents Mr. Bhujanga Shetty and Smt. Nagarathna Bhujanga Shetty and named it as MNBS Trust.
The key purpose of forming the trust was to promote education, social and cultural activities in rural areas of our country. The trust has contributed tremendously in the area of education since its inception.
The trust intends to work with the people across India, to begin with, one of which is to identify the issues prevailing within the social system and help them to create solutions to bring opportunities for the local populace to live a life of contentment. Education being the primary motivator for the young and brilliant minds of the rural areas, the Trust intends to create avenues and opportunities through establishing good schools starting from pre-school to 12th standard, colleges, technical institutions and post-graduate centres to become a complete education hub, to serve the needs of the region, state and the Nation. The trust also emphasizes ensuring skilled workforce is guided into the right field as per the demands of the market basically training the youth with respect to market relevant skills.
Social skills are widely solicited from the employable young generation, which coupled with soft skills create wide opportunity for the rural young men, whether for employment or entrepreneurial works and are considered as the key factors by the companies or organizations for providing job opportunities. Keeping these important objectives as primary motives, the Trust wishes to develop these aspects among the youth to prepare them to face the challenges the society gives them, to survive and sustain a value added life style for them as well as their families.
The trust intends to associate with the socio-economic activities of the surrounding villages to respond and evolve livelihood benefits for the needy through coordinating academic research and entrepreneurial activities involving the local youth.
The Trust works on the principles of collaboration, joining hands with the local groups to find workable solutions for sustainable development of the villages.
Philanthropy being the core value, the Trust intends to act as a bridge between governmental programs on health, sanitation, education and social development programs to reach the last mile in implementation activities.
The trust established Moodlakatte Institute of Technology in the year 2004 in a small village called Moodlakatte in Kundapura Taluk of Udupi District to promote technical education to the rural and needy students. Thousands of rural students have been benefited by this and the local people were given job opportunities in the institution.
In its endeavor to build excellent facilities for imparting basic quality education to the rural poor, the Trust has taken up a mega project of starting an Educational complex consisting of Pre-school to primary to Higher secondary schools with modern facilities, traditional learning systems inspired by our great cultural heritage, which would impact the future of young minds adding value to our existing education system. A degree college has started by the name “IMJ Institute of Science and Commerce”, affiliated to Mangalore University in memory of the founder I M Jayaram Shetty, where traditional degrees in B.com are supported by professional trainings in CA, CS and ACA courses and many other futuristic courses such as BCA, as per the New Education Policy. The trust established Vidya Academy, a Pre-School along with the strong advisory group of Academicians, Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
The trust is continuously working on developing the standard of living of people across the region by promoting sanitation, agricultural activities and guiding in the proper utilization of natural resources.