Mr Laxman S Uppar, an engineer by qualification, is a noted educationist and a philanthropist.He started Classic KAS & IAS Study Circle in 1997 at Dharwad with four students, wherein now over 1500 graduates and post graduates are being trained for IAS, KAS, PSI, Banking etc. competitive examinations. The institute has hostel facility for over 1000 students, and providing vehicle and round the clock library facility. Models tests for all the competitive exams are being conducted in Dharwad and Bengaluru centres of the institute on every Sunday. Hundreds of candidates are selected for various services every year. He started Spardha Spoorti Publication in 2005, which is publishing magazines and books in Kannada and English medium for all the competitive examinations.
Mr Uppar entered into formal education field in 2009 by starting Classic International Public School, wherein more than 2000 students are studying presently. The Classic PU College and the Classic Degree College, which are imparting education in Science, Commerce and Arts streams, are new additions to the Classic Group. Mr Uppar is known for his generosity, and has been helping many students from rural and poor background, besides giving donations to orphanage centres, educational institutions and religious organizations. He is bestowed with many national level awards for his yeoman service to educational and social sectors.