Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyan Trust (SSJKT) was established in 2012 with noble vision to bring about a transformation in the lives of academically brilliant and economically underprivileged students. “Education” as the primary domain of work because of the direct impact and the large positive multiplier effect it has on different aspects of development – economic, social and cultural development. The trust’s mission is achieved through a Scholarship Program that enables scholarship awardees to continue and complete their higher education.

True to the inspiring epitomes and values of its Chief Architect & Patron, Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa, the Trust has plans to promote and provide education for the people across various sections of the society in different fields including education, healthcare and rural development without discrimination of caste and creed.


SSJKT is a Public Charitable Trust established in India with an overarching goal to create and sustain initiatives to contribute to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. The Trust’s work is aimed at enriching and enhancing the capabilities of individuals, groups and institutions to achieve well-being and harmony in a socially and culturally diverse democratic polity. 



Individual / organizations can donate through Cheque/DD, made in favour of SS Janakalyan Trust payable at Davangere. The Trust is registered under Section 12A of Income Tax Act, 1961. Donations to SSJKT are exempted from tax u/s 80G of IT Act.