Advisory Board

Dr.Gururaj KarajagiFounder and Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT), Bengaluru. Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, a doctoral degree holder in Chemistry from Karnataka University, has published over 22 research papers in International journals. He has served as a member of several prestigious Educational and Governmental committees. He is a life Fellow of the Electrochemical Society of India. He is on the boards of Management of a few Medical Universities. Dr. Karajagi also served as a member of the State Resource Group (SRG) for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the colleges of Karnataka. His three books entitled “Karunaalu Baa Belake” are immensely popular and have seen several editions. Through the Academy for Creative Teaching, Dr. Karajagi is instrumental in building over 40 schools of very high quality all over the world.

Dr.T.V.RajuDirector of R.V.Institute of Management, Bengaluru. Dr. T. V. Raju, an academician with 34 years of teaching experience in the areas related to Business Management, Finance and Testing Skills, is currently the Professor and Director at R V Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is a recognized research guide for students pursuing Post-Graduate, Pre-doctoral and Doctoral Programme in Commerce and Management of various universities. Dr. Raju has authored many books on Business Studies and Management. He has presented and published more than 15 papers both in India and Abroad. He has widely travelled and presented papers in the areas of Management in many foreign Universities. He has also chaired technical sessions in National and International conferences and seminars.

Prof M.R.HollaFounder Trustee,President,Director, Sai Vidya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. Renowned academician for more than five decades, Principal of prestigious engineering institutions, a man known for principles, dedication and sincerity and fearless personality. Responsible for reshaping RVCE from rubbles to Rome and converting it to a more sought after institution by engineering aspirants all over the country. Karnataka Rajyotsava Awardee -2003, in recognition of his selfless, excellent and unparalleled service in the field of technical education and superlative administrative skills. His vision and guidance gave birth to RNSIT - Bangalore, one of the prestigious institutions across the state. Joining hands with like-minded people and academicians in the field of engineering, saw the emergence of another technical institution "Sai Vidya Institute of Technology - SVIT" in the year 2008.

Dr.K.N.B.MurthyVice Chancellor,PES University,Bengaluru Alumni of Mysore University, IISC and IIT –Mumbai for his PhD, he also did his post-doctoral fellowship at New Mexico State University, USA. He has 30 years of experience in teaching, Training, Industry, Administration, and Research. Has vast experience and expertise in heading a big team of professionals. Presently he is the Vice –Chancellor of PES University, Bengaluru. During his tenure as Director and Principal of PESIT, he has helped the Institute’s Governing Council by dynamic professional work which helped in profitable budgeting without losing the safe and healthy environment of the institutes served. Worked in VTU as Senate member and Chairman of Local Inquiry Committee. Published several research papers (11 international journal, 12 international conference, 2 national journal, 4 invited papers, 13 national conference papers, and 4 technical reports) and authored one book titled “New parallel algorithms for direct solution of linear equations”

Dr.K.Srikanta SwamyProfessor and Additional Director, Centre for Research, Christ University,Bengaluru. He is passionate about Research and Education. He is a Science Graduate with a PhD in Education. His areas of specialization are; Measurement and evaluation, Educational Psychology, Educational Research/Research Methodology, Information and communication Technology, Critical thinking skills and leadership. He has more than forty years of teaching experience-Taught at the secondary level, B.Ed, M.Ed, M.Phil and PhD level. He has completed five Major/Minor projects. Organized and participated in hundreds of in service programs. Served as secretary and member of many state as well as academic bodies. Served as member of state level school textbook committees. Published articles in referred journals. Participated in AIR and T.V programs. Received N.C.E.R.T research award, Dronapuraskar and Jnanasaraswathi award from Voluntary organizations for the contributions in-service education. Served as governing council member of educational Institutions

Dr. R.N.NagarajaiahProfessor of education(Rtd) Institute of Advanced Studies In Education R.V.T.C,Bengaluru An Arts and Education Graduate, he is a PhD in Education. His areas of specialization are Teacher Education, Comparative Education and Curriculum Development. He has served as Professor of Education in RVTC, Bengaluru. He has guided PGDHE students, and served as BOE member of Bengaluru University and KSOU, Mysore. He has guided number of students of B.Ed and M.Ed for their dissertations. He has done number of researches and studies related to Education from school to collegiate level. He has also published more than 100 articles in newspapers and education journals on Teacher Education, Teaching Skills and Value Education etc. He has published number of books on education. He has presented number of papers on education in national seminars. He was a member of B.Ed task force constituted by Bengaluru University.

Dr. Ashok PaiFounder Manasa Foundation &Karnataka State Mental Health Task Force Chairman,Shivamogga. Dr. Ashok Pai is a well-known personality. His dedication and work in the field of psychosis and neurosis is incredible. He is not only known as a Doctor, he is a successful Producer and produced popular movies on human minds. His books are, for many, a pathway into the human psyche. And in this present world, where money is the first most priority, Dr. Pai has refused the lucre of big money and opted to work in Shimoga town. His choice to work in backward, rural India was a conscious decision, knowing fully well that it kept him away from the limelight. Pai's major focus has been to zero in on and distinguish between psychosis and neurosis.

Dr. K.SheshamurthyPrincipal Vijay Junior College & Chairman Governing Council of S. CadambiVidyaKendra,Bengaluru Dr. K. Shesha Murthy, an academician with 30 years of teaching experience in the areas related to Business Management and Accountancy, is currently the Dean at Vijaya Academy for Information Technology, Jayanagar, Bangalore. He is a recognized research guide for PhD, M.Phil & MBA students of Dravidian University, Karnataka Open University & Madurai Kamaraj University. He is also serving as the visiting faculty in various Management Institutions & Professional Colleges. Dr. Shesha Murthy has authored several books on Business Studies and Accountancy. He has widely travelled and delivered lectures in the areas of Management in Oxford University, School of Business Studies & Accountancy, Kaulalampur, City College, Hong Kong and Colombo University. He has also chaired technical sessions in National and International conferences and seminars.

Prof.G.A.ChandrashekarPrincipal, The Oxford college of Education & General Secretary , Swami Vivekananda Yogashram,Bengaluru Prof G A Chandrashekar, did his graduation in Science and did his post-graduation in the area of History, Education, Yoga and Law. He began his career as a teacher in KendriyaVidyalaya, A F S Avadi (Tamilnadu) and served the nation in the tribal areas of North Eastern Hills particularly in Arunachal Pradesh under the banner of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas (Hq.Kanyakumari). By dint of hard work, he became a professor in the field of teacher education. Currently, he is the Professor and Principal in the Oxford College of Education in Bangalore -78.Prof. Chandrashekar has served the cause of school education and teacher education, Yoga education etc., at various levels for the past thirty years. His areas of interest are curriculum development, evaluation, research and extension activities for the benefit of school managers, teachers and students, He has been a resource person and master trainer for government and non-government agencies.

Mrs. Sunitha PhadnisExecutive Director, Academy for Creative Teaching,Bengaluru Smt. Sunita Phadnis was Founder Principal of The Jain International School, Bilaspur. She was also the Founder Principal of Vyasa International School, Bangalore. She has worked as a teacher educator at the International Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore. She has taught in various schools affiliated to the Karnataka State Board, CBSE, ICSE, and IGCSE at the primary and secondary level. She was a content developer for Bhavan Prism, School Net, and Edurite. Smt. Sunita Phadnis has an M.A in International Education with specialization in Educational Management, from the Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. She did her M.Ed. from Bangalore University with a focus on Curriculum Construction and Educational Management. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism.

Dr. B.V.RavishankarDean BMS College of Engineering,Bengaluru Dr. B. V. Ravishankar, an academician with 24 years of teaching experience in the areas related to Civil and Environmental Engineering, is currently the Principal at Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. Dr. Ravishankar has presented and published several journals in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. He has widely travelled and delivered lectures on the topics pertaining to Geotechnical Engineering. He has also organized and conducted several workshops related to GIS, Geotechnics and Geo-environmental Engineering. Though primarily an academician, Dr. Ravishankar is a well-sought person in the industrial sector because of his immense knowledge in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. As a Geotechnical Consultant, he has advised and acted covering a wide range of civil and geotechnical structures for private as well as State and Central Government Organizations.

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