For nearly five decades, the Bapuji Educational Association (BEA) has been continuously working towards transforming Davangere, in State of Karnataka into a major centre for education.
Founded in July 1958, the BEA was established for the advancement of education in the fields of Arts, Fine arts, Commerce, Education, Humanities, Law, Science, Medicine, Dental Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Management Studies & other allied educational facilities. In addition to creation of providing a resource bank for the country in ‘times of need’, BEA established and manage Hospitals, Charitable Institutions for the benefit of society.
Today, 55 years on, the BEA manages as many as 43 educational institutions ranging from kindergartens to professional colleges offering post-graduate courses. The association runs 11 hostels for their students - three for boys and eight for girls.