CMR Jnanadhara Trust

The CMR Jnanadhara Trust was established in 1990, as a tribute to the late Sri Chikka Muniyappa Reddy, a visionary and an educationist. Guided by the belief that every person can achieve his/her dreams if given a chance at a well-rounded education, the Trust strives to deliver quality education through its institutions of learning.

Backed by over 27 years of leadership in the field of education, the CMR Jnanadhara Trust supports and manages all the activities of the CMR Group of Institutions.

Our Founder

CMR University Founder - Sri Chikka Muniyappa Reddy

The late Sri Chikka Muniyappa Reddy was a visionary educationalist and philanthropist who dreamt of bringing literacy to the masses. His vision led to the founding of the CMR Jnanadhara Trust, which in turn facilitated the growth of the CMR Group of Institutions.

Humble Beginnings

CMR humble beginning

The CMR Jnanadhara Trust started the National Junior School (now CMR National Public School) in 1991. Initially, the school primarily catered to children belonging to the local neighborhood. In its first year, the school had only six kindergarten students who studied in a modest school building located in the CMR family orchard. Over time, the CMR National Public School has grown to become a highly reputed educational institution, and today it is rated amongst the top CBSE schools in Bangalore. At present,it is situated on a 2 acre campus, and hosts 3500 students from Montessori / Kindergarten through Grade XII every year.

CMR Today

CMR Group of Institutions logo
CMR EKYA Schools Logo

Over the years, the CMR Jnanadhara Trust has continued to support and manage the growth of educational institutions. The CMR Group of Institutions is a Bangalore-based educational conglomerate that comprises a number of institutes of higher education, Montessori / K-12 schools, various Centres of Excellence in training, research and consultancy as well as a host of academic departments. Over 20,000 students including international students from more than 60 countries study within CMR’s portals of learning. Nearly 1000 highly qualified faculty and staff work at CMR. Academic programmes are varied and cover various areas of study such as Architecture, Design, Engineering, Economics & Commerce, Law, Management, Science Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Education.

The CMR Group of Institutions in association with National Public Schools promotes the Ekya Schools, a brand of boutique schools with several campuses across the city. CMR has also partnered with the National Education Trust to found the NPS International School on a lush 6-acre campus in Singapore.

Recently, CMR University has been established as a Private University in Karnataka.