About Us

About Us

Vidyaniketan Group of Institutions is run by Ananthraj Charitable Trust. The trust was founded in 1992 under the leadership of Sri.K.P.Acharya with the main objective of advancement of educational activities throughout Karnataka. Presently the trust is headed by Sri.K.P.Acharya, Chairman & Sri. Somanath Shetty as its trusties.

The group of institutions includes the following institutions:

  • Vidyaniketan Public School ICSC Syllabus (started in 1992)
  • Vidyaniketan English Medium High School State Syllabus (started in 2005)
  • Vidyaniketan Pre University College (started in 1999)
  • Vidyaniketan Residential School (started in 2000)
  • Vidyaniketan Degree College (started in 2005)
  • Vidya School of Nursing (started in 2005)
  • Vidya College of Nursing (started in 2005)
  • Vidya College of PB.Bsc Nursing (started in the year 2009)

The institution is focused on the future of its students & has emerged as a modal educational institution with innovative teaching methodologies, study materials, extracurricular activities & vocational education to its pupil. Today Vidyaniketan Group of Institutions with an infrastructure of 1,20,000sq.ft spread across the sprawling 4 acre campus has more than 1300 students with 130+ dedicated staff. The institution is located adjacent to NH 17 at Kaup, just 11 km from Udupi or 45 Km from Mangalore.

Objectives of the Trust

  • To provide quality education to students of all communities with positive cross-cultural attitudes.
  • Instill the qualities of discipline, sportsmanship, compassion & scientific temper in our students & encourage sports, music & fine arts.
  • To promote Tulu language & its culture among the students of our institutions.
  • To solve the burning unemployment issues In our community by providing open training centres to develop employment & industrial skills.
  • To provide financial assistance to those students the trust deems fit, to continue his/her education in other institutions as well.
  • To make the learning experience mutual, valuable & joyful.

Shri K. P. Acharya's optimistic views and dedicated works initiated him to start up his dream project. He started this institution at Kaup in the year 1992. At that time, the rural are of Kaup was in need of a good institution for more than thousands of students in and around Kaup Shri K.P.Acharya Knew the need of good quality education for his home town students which was limited to Bangalore at that time. He started Vidyanikethan Public School in 1992 with a vision to support and promote advancement of educational activities for the benefits of students of all castes and communities. With the grace of God, Support from the people abd dedicated works,Shri K P Acharya developed the campus Today, his group of institutions has following Institutions

Shri K P Acharya is giving Free Education for about 50 students at his institution and Free Food (Annadana) for about 70 people at Sri Lakshmi Janardhana Temple, Kaup Today even at the age of 62, Shri K P Acharya has the same ability and the dedication to work which he had when he was young.

Read Chairman's Message

K.P.Acharya
Chairman, Anatharaj Charitable Trust




Shri Somnath Shetty is committed to the cause of education since the inception of Vidyaniketan Group of Institutions sponsored by Anantharaja charitable trust. He is closely associated with different organizations in and around Kapu. He is the strength behind the activities of the trust and our Group of Institutions.

Mr.Somnath Shetty
Trustie, Anatharaj Charitable Trust

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