Padmashree Group of Institutions (PGI), Bangalore was established in 1996. The Padmashree Group has various courses affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore University. Padmashree Charitable Trust and T.K.Narayanappa Foundation are the main non-profit organizations under which the Padmashree banner functions. PGI also offers short-term training programs in subjects like plant tissue culture, molecular biology, quality control in clinical laboratories etc. Padmashree has the distinction of being the first college under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka to offer the bachelors in Hospital Administration, masters in Public Health and Clinical Research programs. Padmashree is ranked among the top ten private biotech schools in India.