The P.A. Educational Trust was established in 1999 with a mission to deliver quality education at par with global standards. The Trust through its various educational institutions is committed to mould the new generation with knowledge, ethics and social responsibility. With Dr. P.A. Ibrahim, a renowned educationalist and philanthropist at the helm of affairs, the Trust is well equipped to groom talents and turn them into top quality professionals with deep knowledge and strong ethics.
In the initial years of establishment of the Trust, it envisioned and succeeded in establishing P.A. College of Engineering (PACE) which is now a renowned college in this geographical area. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (Belgaum), approved by AICTE (New Delhi) and recognized by the Govt. of Karnataka as a minority institution. The institute offers both undergraduate programme (Bachelor of Engineering) and Post Graduate Programme (Master of Technology). Seven departments are recognised as University Research Centres which offers Ph.D/ M.Sc based on the research work. In 2009 P.A. College of engineering became the very first institution to acquire the post coveted NBA accreditation in the district of Mangalore (D.K).
In the very next year of establishing the engineering college, the trust was successful in establishing Centre for Management Studies and Research offering MBA Programme. The MBA programme is administered through the best faculty in the field having high academic qualifications and / or Industry exposure. The management graduates from this department are most sought by companies in India and abroad.
The latest venture of the Trust is P.A. Polytechnic. It was established in 2006 offering three years Diploma course in Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Civil, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering.
The trust which was envisioned with an aim of imparting quality education has got its Engineering College and P.G. Department of Business Administration certified to ISO 9001- 2008 as a seal of quality assurance. PAET is well equipped to establish more educational institutions and offer many more courses and make them centres of excellence. The Trust has plans of continuing in the path of development making the institutions into an autonomous and ultimately into a Deemed University.