Mr. Mayank Solanki
Dr. Lalitha Apachu
Mr. Umesh V
Mr. Mangalam Singhania
Mr. S. Ananda Rao
Prof. M.R. Holla
Karnataka Rajyotsava Awardee -2003, renowned academician for more than five decades, Principal of prestigious engineering institutions (RVCE, RNSIT and SVIT), a man known for principles, dedication and sincerity as well as his fearless personality. If there is one individual who has to be credited for the success and popularity of RV College of Engineering, then it is none other than Prof.M.R.Holla. He played a pivotal role as the Principal of RVCE for 20 years during 1981 – 2001. It was during these 20 years that RVCE rose from rubbles to Rome and continues to be one of the most prestigious educational institutions of our nation.
Born on 20thMarch1936 in a remote village called Manur in Udupi district, he was selected to lead the NCC contingent of Karnataka and Goa at the Republic Day Parade. He obtained his master’s degree in Science, M.Sc (Electronics) from the Karnataka University, Dharwad in 1961. His five and a half decades of service has not only won him the Prestigious Karnataka Rajyotsava Award- 2003, but also many awards of the Rotary Club, Lions Club, Narasimha Prashasthi etc. He was also invited by “Global Congress on Engineering Education” sponsored by UNESCO at Cracow, Poland. In 2014, he was conferred with “Best Administrator in Karnataka” award by CMAI Association of India in collaboration with Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.
He is also member of the Indian Society for Technical Education, The Indian Red Cross Society, Member of NIQR, Member-Board of Examiners and Member-Board of studies, Senate, Academic Council, Syndicate of the Bangalore University, Member-Board of studies Kuvempu University, Member- Board of Engineers, Member-Board of Studies in Electronics of Mangalore University, Member of Sports Committee of Visvesvaraya Technology University, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, V. T. U. He was also the captain of Corps of Engineers.
TEDx Speaker, Youth Ambassador from India at the Asia Pacific Youth Network, Hong Kong, Winner of the Times of India “I Lead India” Initiative and chosen among the Top 5 young leaders for the Bangalore Youth Brigade, Mayank Solanki is a youth prodigy & educationist with interests in Character Building Education, Social Entrepreneurship & Youth Development. Mayank belongs to a niche category of youth who has been active in numerous national & international initiatives from a young age & been part of several companies, start-ups & NGOs.
He also has achieved a unique feat of being the only Indian & Youngest Member of the “Global Experts Panel on World Character Day”. He has won the prestigious Rotary Group’s Young Achiever Award – 2016. He is also Member of “Heart of Gold” Series by Times NOW-2013.
Dr. Lalitha Appachu
Dr. Lalitha Appachu, an educationist who holds a doctoral degree in English, and has close to three decades of teaching and training experience with educational institutions, corporate and NGO’s. She has worked with the Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman and also has served as an editor with leading media houses.
As a Consultant to Biocon Foundation, she was instrumental in helping them organize and restructure after school learning centres for children from underprivileged sections of society. She has also been actively involved in implementing “English Language Enhancement Programme” for the Chinese engineers of Infosys. She has a vast experience of having conducted over 1500 workshops and training programmes and over 20,000 students, teaching faculty of schools and colleges, corporate professionals have benefitted from her workshops and training programmes. She has trained the employees of prestigious organizations like JSW, ICICI First Source, Dr Reddy’s Foundation, HAL, Tessolve and Datacraft among others.
As the Head of CFTE her current focus area includes - Design and implementation of English Language and Soft Skills, Digital Learning Labs with focus on customized need specific modules, Evaluation and Assessment Techniques, Development of Band Descriptors across skills - both academic and corporate, Design and Development of Learning Materials for Children with Learning Difficulties, Facilitating Creative Pedagogical Practices in English language teaching and other core subjects, Early Childhood Education - Curriculum design and implementation.
Prof. Umesh.V currently working as the Director – Department of Human Resource Development - Corporate Affairs at SJB Institute of Technology, BGS Health & Education City, is a renowned engineer who has been one of the key consultants in providing the “MASTER PLAN” for SRI KSHETRA DHARMASTHALA in the year 1994. Benefits of the Master Plan provided about 25 years ago is now so evident for all to see. He started his career as an Assistant Engineer in Chief Engineers Office, Public Health Engineering Department, Govt. of Karnataka and went on to work as the QCE in National Games Project, Bangalore. He has also worked as Project Manager in an Indo-Danish Bilateral Project which assisted in Rural Drinking Water Supply Project for Karnataka Government.
He is also a Life Member for Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Member BOE (2010-11) Bangalore University, Member BOS and BOE (2010-2011) Christ University, Member BOE (2010-11 and 2011-12) Jain University.
Mr. Mangalam Singhania is the Country Manager for India & South-East Asia and manages the Micro Focus Software Education Services. He comes with over a decade of rich experience in consultation and architecting of complicated enterprise grade solution, product management for telecom based solutions and P&L management for the software education business. Settled in Bangalore, Mr. Singhania & his team is currently working with various customers across the globe ensuring that the customers are well trained which helps them realize to unlock the potential of the multi-millions worth software’s which they have currently invested on.
Mr. S. Ananda Rao
Mr. S. Ananda Rao is a practicing Advocate in Bangalore. He is also a Legal Advisor to number of Banks and Financial Institutions having wide experience both in practical banking and in Legal fields from last 48 years.
Mr. S. Ananda Rao is basically a commerce graduate from Bangalore University and has acquired Master’s Degree in Law (Mercantile Contracts and maritime law). He has also acquired various Diplomas in banking, industrial finance both in Indian Institute of Bankers and Institute of Bankers, London. Mr. S. Ananda Rao has served Canara bank for more than 20 years and worked both in practical banking and in administrative capacities. Subsequently joined a national housing bank approved housing finance company as its Asst. General Manager. He has undergone number of training programs both in India and abroad. He is currently serving as banking and legal faculty for various banking and financial institutions which are imparting continuous training to their staff members. He is also a permanent visiting faculty to the National Housing Bank, an apex institution for implementing housing policies for the country.