Established on April 2, 1981, the Prashanthi Balamandira Trust is a public charitable trust based on the principles of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. It focuses on rendering selfless service to the needy with a unique blend of spirituality and secularity. It has as a mission to impart values-based education free of cost to every child without any discrimination, with greater emphasis on spiritual education focusing on those in rural underserved areas.
Currently, PBMT has 30 Institutions, 19 Campuses in 14 districts of Karnataka serving over 5000 underprivileged boys and girls with another 4 girls campuses scheduled to open in 2019. In June 2018, the Sri Satya Sai University for Human Excellence was inaugurated in Gulbarga, North Karnataka.