Sri. A. Krishnappa, a visionary, educationist and a philanthropist founded the South East Asian Education Trust in the year 2000 and under the aegis of this trust S.E.A. College of Nursing was started in the year 2003. Sri. A. Krishnappa was a successful politician who remained in mainstream politics for nearly 3 decades. He was elected four times as MLA to Karnataka Legislative Assembly and served as Minister for 8 years holding vital portfolios such as social welfare, Animal Husbandry, sugar & Horticulture.
A, Krishnappa firmly believed that the socio-economic edifice of this country can only be built on the solid base of education Realizing that professional education such as engineering was beyond the reach of bright and talented students coming from socially and economically backward sections of the society, he started SEA College of Nursing with a noble cause of imparting good quality education at affordable price even to such vulnerable sections of the society.