Karnataka Lingayat Education (KLE) Society was founded by the Seven Founder Life Members, who are also addressed as ‘Saptarishis (Seven Saints) in 1916 with the objective of bringing education to the Kannada speaking region of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency. On November 13, 1916, the KLE Society started an Anglo Vernacular School in Belgaum.
From 1984 onwards, the KLE Society started Dental, Education, Nursing, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Hotel management, Business Administration, Tourism, Fashion designing and Polytechnics across India.
The legacy of selfness-service and sacrifice left behind by the founding fathers is pursued sincerely by the Management as never before. The visionary leadership provided by Dr. Prabhakar Kore has helped the KLE reach enviable heights. His spectacular chairmanship beyond 27 years, with the active support of his team of elected members, embodies the collective efforts of everyone in KLE, including 13,000 members of the trust, 79,343 students and 9,450 faculties in making KLE an international Education-destination.
Today KLE is a byword in India’s Educational spectrum. Its success story of nearly a century portrays the dedication with which millions of people worked selflessly in the making of the ‘KLE’. Its 215 institutions spread across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Delhi and other parts of the country narrate amazing stories differently, yet a harmony is maintained without amiss. Our alumni spread across the world are unofficial ambassadors promoting “Brand KLE”. The Society is celebrating centenary year in 2016.
The legacy of selfless-service and sacrifice left behind by the founding fathers is pursued sincerely by the Management as never before.