Bharathi College, Bharathinagara is a premier institution of higher learning located in a rural and socially backward sector (as notified by the UGC) situated in Mandya District in Karnataka. It is an integrated First Grade College permanently affiliated to the University of Mysore, Established in 1970. It is the dream child of Dr. G. Madegowda a veteran legislator parliamentarian, Gandhian statesman and an educational administrator gifted with foresight and vision. Dr. Madegowda founded the Bharathi Education Trust ® in 1961 with the lofty object of providing higher education to empower rural students in a backward hinterland of Mandya. BET which armed at raising the cultural and educational level of its countrymen and the founder initiated the first institution with a handful of just 32 students.