The BTL Educational Trust for Rural Development started in the year 1979

by Dr. Prof. B.T. Lakshman an NRI from U.S.A. and registered under the Charitable Endowment Act. The mission of the Trust is to provide job oriented education, health and other humanitarian services to needy and disadvantaged rural people with no loss no profit basis. With this intention, a team of Volunteer Professionals & Community leaders was indentified in the organization as Trustees.

The Following Institutions are run by the Trust

Serial No Institution Name   Started Year
 1  BTL Institute of Technology & Management  1997
 2  BTL Polytechnic  1987
 3  BTL ITI  1982
 4  BTL First Grade College  1999
 5  BTL PU College  1983
 6  BTL B.Ed College  2005
8  BTL School of Nursing  2007
9  BTL Vidyavahini School – Bommasandra
10  BTL Vidyavahini School – Banashankari
11 BTL Vidyavahini School – Mysore

Scholorships offered to the needy students by the Trust. 

Scholorships offered to the needy students by the Trust.
125 Scholarships to the students studying in different institutions under BTL Educational Trust.
20 Scholarships to the students studying in Government PU/ First Grade College, sira (in the name of “Angadi Kenchappa”)
15 scholarships to the students studying in Majana High School, Mysore (in the name of Smt. Shashikala).
15 scholarships to the students studying in Mathurmandali, Mysore (in the name of Smt. Shashikala).
40 scholarships for students studying in Government Polytechnics in Karnataka State.
20 scholarships to the students studying in Government School in Gubbi (in the name of “Ram L Gowda”)

Recently, additional  land of 6 acres has been acquired near Nelamangala Town, with the intention of developing into a Residential International School complex for Girls. Necessary plans have been worked out. Similarly, it is planned to acquire 12 acres of land adjacent to the already procured land with the intention of developing into second Technical Education Campus.

Dr. Prof. B.T. Lakshman started a charitable organization in USA in the year 1993 and named it as “BTL Foundation for International Services”, the sister organization. The main intention of creating this organization is to finance charitable works in USA and also to fund the charitable projects undertaken by the Trust in India.  So far, the Trust has received more than 2 million dollars and the same has been used for the welfare projects undertaken by the Trust in rural areas. But, unfortunately fund could not be received since 2007 because of the non receipt of approval from Government of India development activities are being stagnated.

The foundation is also doing Charitable services in USA like providing dinner on thanks giving day, Christmas Day and New Years Day to the poor people since 30 years, dedicated 3 buildings under the scheme “Home for Homeless”. The list of charitable works undertaken by both Trust and Foundation are listed in the ABHYUDAYA annual magazine.