The promoting body of all the Medical & Para Medical Institutions is Laxmi Memorial Education Trust (R.).The Trust being a Family Trust was registered in the year 1991 in the memory of Late. Laxmi Shetty, mother of Mr. A.J Shetty, who is the President and Managing Director of the Trust. The Trust is accorded the recognition of linguistic minority trust by the Government of Karnataka.
Being the pioneer industrialist of South Kanara, Mr. A.J Shetty started his successful journey to the domain of excellence from a humble background. Fixity of purpose, hard work and futuristic thinking saw Mr. A.J Shetty establish himself in the world of achievements, in a relatively short span of time. Mr. A.J Shetty’s business genius is inborn and authentic. Even the initial hardship and difficulties could only strengthen the management faculties in him. Today, Mr. A.J Shetty is the CEO of the reputed A.J. The renowned Star Hotel Moti Mahal, the massive 1000 bedded A.J Hospital are some of the organizations that reflect Mr.A.J.Shetty’s extraordinary vision and management genius.
Laxmi Memorial Education Trust, prominently speaks volumes about Mr. A.J Shetty’s innate interest in the field of education and human resource development. Honoring his invaluable contribution to the field of education, the Governor of Karnataka had nominated him once as the Syndicate Member of the Mangalore University. Mr. A.J Shetty is also a well-known philanthropist. He is the governing body of several social and cultural organizations in and around Mangalore. He is the Managing Trustee of Kadri Sree Manjuneshwara Temple of Mangalore City.