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Dr. R. Balasubramaniam                     

Designation : Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
Education : MBBS, MPhil, MPA (Harvard)
Positions Held : Past
President and CEO of SVYM
Member, Karnataka Vision 2020
Member of the Steering Committee for Tiger Conservation, Govt. of Karnataka.

Adjunct Professor, International Programs, University of Iowa, USA. Frank Rhodes Professor, Cornell University, USA.
Head-Training, Research, Advocacy and Consultancy (TRAC) at SVYM. Executive Director-GRAAM-SVYM.

Courses / Subjects taught : NGO Management and Governance, Global health
Recognition/awards : Awardee- Karnataka State Youth Award
Publications :

• "Social Service and Youth—an Indian Perspective", The Vedanta Kesari, December 2005,http://www.sriramakrishnamath.org/magazine/vk/2005/12-3-14.asp.
• Co-author Making Education a People's Movement, Alternatives for Education Conference (organized by Asha for Education, USA)
• "Co-author "Rural Indian tribal communities: an emerging high-risk group for HIV/AIDS", BMC International Health and Human Rights, 21;5(1):1. PMID: 15723696
• Co-author, Are Tribal people at risk of HIV/AIDS? - Poster session presented at the XIVth 2002 International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain. (Abstract no. MoPeE3746).
• Social Assessment of the Health Care system in Mysore District, Karnataka State in South India; Thesis dissertation as part of the course requirement of MPhil.

  • Authored a chapter on School health in India, School Healthin India, Sage Publications, 2007
  • Written a book on Corruption in Kannada;
  • Written a chapter titled ‘Public Services, Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability’ in the book ‘Fighting Corruption: The Way Forward’;Published by Academic Foundation
  •  Written a Chapter titled  ‘Swami Vivekananda: The Benefactorof the Masses’, in the book  ‘Swami Vivekananda – New Perspectives: AnAnthology on Swami Vivekananda’. Published by the Ramakrishna Missionof Institute and Culture, Kolkata, India.


Contact Information    
Email : drrbalu@gmail.com
Mobile : +91-9686661947
Name :

Dr. M.A. Balasubramanya

Designation : Consultant Anesthesiologist
Education : MBBS, DA, DNB (Anesthesiology)
Positions Held : Past
Secretary, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
Executive Director, VILD Mysore.

Chief Executive Officer, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement.

Courses / Subjects taught : Gender and Health
Recognition/awards : Paul Harris Fellow awarded by Rotary International.
Publications/Research Papers : • Abstract title: A unique and a Innovative model of providing Antiretroviral HIV Therapy in India: Tripartite partnership between Indian NGO, an International NGO and Local Government, The International AIDS Society (IAS) and the National Agency for AIDS Research, 3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 24-27 July 2005
• Integrating HIV/AIDS services into Routine Medical Care in rural Southern India
• Global Health Conference, Global Health Council, USA.
• A unique and an Innovative model of Mainstreaming HIV Services into the Rural Health Care System: A Public Private Partnership. National AIDS Conference, NACO, New Delhi, India
• Novel Continuum Care model of HIV/AIDS care in Resource Poor Settings. Paper presented at the 5th National Update on HIV/AIDS held at Mumbai on the 7th and 8th Jan 2006 organized jointly by Maharastra Medical Research Council & University of South Florida, USA
• Integrating HIV/AIDS services into Routine Medical Care in rural Southern India. 33rd Global Health Conference, Global Health Council, USA. Presented on the 31st May 2006 at Washington DC, USA on the occasion of the 33rd Global Health Conference. The model was documented by UNAIDS as a Best Practice Model in INDIA
• A unique and an Innovative model of Mainstreaming HIV Services Into The Rural Health Care System: A Public Private Partnership
• Mainstreaming HIV Treatment Increases Access to Care for PLWHA: Experience from India – Paper presented to IAS conference 2007
• Private sector involvement enhances scale and quality of PMTCT services in high prevalence states of India. IAS conference, Mexico City, Mexico, 2008
• Tripartite Partnership- An Innovative Approach to Anti Retroviral Treatment at IAS Conference in Brazil in 2005
• HIV and TB co- infection at IAS Conference in Brazil in 2005
• Alleviating Stigma and Discrimination – the VIVEKA Model – 5th National Update on HIV Management, Mumbai 2006
• Integrating and mainstreaming HIV care and Management – The Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement' experience 4th National Update on HIV Management, Mysore 2005
• Governance in Indian NGOs – An activist's perspective – Presented in the International conference on third sector research
Contact Information    
Email : mab@svym.org.in
Mobile : +91-9686666300
Name :

Dr. Bindu Balasubramaniam

Designation : Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, VMH, Saragur
Education : MBBS, DGO, MD (OBG)
Positions Held :

Chief Medical Officer, Shankara Community Health, Kenchanahalli
Chairperson- Institutional Ethical Review Board,VMH Saragur

Secretary, SVYM, Saragur
Team Leader, Community Care Center, VMH Saragur

Courses / Subjects taught : Gender and Health, Reproductive and Child Health
Recognition/awards : Recipient of Vaidyashree Award by Mysore Clinical Society
Contact Information    
Email : bindubaluani@gmail.com
Mobile : +91-9686666302
Name :

Dr.M Indira

Designation : Professor, Department of Economics, University of Mysore
Education : MA (Eco). PhD
Positions Held :

Research Officer, ISEC (Institute for Social and Economic Change), Bangalore Lecturer- Pondicherry Women's College

Director, Center for Women Studies, University of Mysore

Courses / Subjects taught : Gender and Development
Recognition/awards : Fellow- ICSSR (Indian Council for Social and Scientific Research)
Contact Information    
Email : mahindra@yahoo.com
Phone : +91-821-2361894
Mobile   +91-9845376718
Name :

Dr. R. Indira

Designation : Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Mysore
Education : M.A., Ph.D.
Positions Held :

Chairperson, Department of Studies in Sociology
Honorary Director, Centre for Women's Studies
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Member, Academic Council


Member, University Syndicate Chairperson, Board of Studies in Sociology Member, Academic Equivalence Committee for granting equivalence of foreign degrees

Chairperson/Member, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
President, Karnataka State Sociological Association
Member, Executive Committee of the Indian Sociological Association
Secretary, Research Committee on Sociology of Population, International Sociological Association
Member, UGC Standing Committee on the Development of Women's Studies in Indian Universities and Colleges
Member, Samata Vedike- Progressive Women's Forum

Courses / Subjects taught : • Semester in South India Programme, University of Iowa, USA- Gender in Indian Society
• Study India Programme, Guleph University, Canada- Gender in India
• Study India Programme, Mount Alison University, Canada- Gender in Indian Society
Recognition/awards : • Honorary Associate Adjunct Professorship (2009) from the University of Iowa, USA.
• Famous Past Fulbrighter (2009)One of the three former Fulbrighters from Karnataka featured in the section 'Famous Past Fulbrighters' in the United States Virtual Consulate, Bangalore.
• Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellowship (2007) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canada and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
• Senior Fellowship (2005-2006) Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi.
• Shastri Applied Research Project (2003-2006) Canadian International Development Agency and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
• CIDA-Shastri Partnership Project. (1998-2001) Canadian International Development Agency and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
• Fulbright Post Doctoral Fellowship (1991-1992) United States Educational Foundation in India.
• Triveni Award (2003) for the Book Mahile, Samaja Mattu Samskruti from Kannada Lekhakiyara Parishat, Bangalore.
Publications : • Books (Independent Author): 09.
• Books (As Editor):05
• Book Chapters: 14
• Book Reviews: 03
• Monograph: 01
• Journal Articles: 21
• News Paper Columns: 01(past) 01 (current)
Contact Information    
Email : indiraramarao@rediffmail.com
Phone and Fax : +91-821-2419566(office)
+91-821-2513414 (residence)
Mobile   +91-94480 51680
Name :

Prof. Lakshmi Thathachar

Designation : Professor of Sanskrit
Education : MA, Vidhwath (traditional Sanskrit Learning)
Positions Held : Past
Director, Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melukote

Senior Honorary Advisor, FRLHT Foundation, Bangalore
President, Samskruti Foundation

Courses / Subjects taught : Indian thought and values, Ramayana and Mahabharatha, Religious Philosophy
Recognition/awards : Rastrapati Award for outstanding work in the field of Sanskrit
Publications : Published more than 50 books including an Encyclopedia on Vishishtadvaita
Translated Ishwar Samhita published by Indira Gandhi Center for Arts, New Delhi
Contact Information    
Email : malakshmithathachar@gmail.com
Phone : +91-821-2334427
Mobile : +91-9880156839
Name :

Dr. D. S. Leelavathi

Designation : Professor of Economics
Education : Ph.D., (Economics - in Small Scale Industry Sector)
Teaching & Research Experience
: 30 years of Teaching and Research Experience
Publication : seventy five research papers published in reputed Journals and edited volumes.
Themes of Publication : Labour Restructuring, Exit policy, Labour Sector Reforms, ILO, WTO and labour standards, small Scale industries and WTO challenges, Disinvestment, Foreign Direct Investment
Areas of specialisation : Development economics, Industrial economics Labour economics, Gender economics, Demography.
Contact Information    
Email : prof_leelavathi@yahoo.co.in
Name :

Dr. P.K. Misra

Designation : Professor (Retd)
Education : MA., PhD (Anthropology)
Positions Held : Past
Deputy Director, Anthropological Survey of India,
Visiting Professor, University of Mysore and Oregon University, Eugene USA
Professor, Tamil University, Tanjore
Professor, University of West Indies, Trinidad
Visiting Professor, D. Devaraja Urs Chair, University of Mysore
President of Anthropological Association of India
Courses / Subjects taught : Anthropology, Diaspora, Caste and Religion
Recognition/awards : Prof. D.M. Majumdhar Memorial Award by Indian Social Services Association
Publications : 13 books and 120 Research Articles on Anthropology and related areas
Contact Information    
Email : pramodkumarmisra@gmail.com
Phone : +91-821-2372135
Mobile : +91-9449821935
Name :

Narayana Swamiji

Designation : Founder, Gurukula Yogashrama
Education : Msc. Ed (Phy), MA (Sanskrit), MA (Edu), MA (Philosophy)
Positions Held : Past
Professor of Education, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education, Mysore Head, Anatha Seva Ashrama, Malladihalli, Karnataka
Courses / Subjects taught : Yoga
Recognition/awards : Book- The Light of Yoga "Yoga Deepa"
Contact Information    
Email : narayanswamiji@hotmail.com
Mobile : +91-821-3188425
Name :

Ms. Prathibha Nandakumar

Designation : Chief Copy Editor, The Educator, magazine
Education : MA (Kannada), M Phil (PhD)
Positions Held :

Literary Secretary, Youth Writers' and Artists' Guild.
Research Assistant, UGC Project, Univ. of Madras
Senior Superintendent, NGEF, Bangalore
Associate Editor, AGNI, weekly magazine
Honorary director, Kriya Foundation, Culture academy
Chief sub-editor, Deccan Herald, Bangalore

Courses / Subjects taught : Women and Media
Recognition/awards : • Muddana Kavya Prashasthi 1996
• Dr. Shivarama Karantha Prashasthi 1999
• PU THI NA Kavya Prashasthi 2000
• Karnataka State Sahitya Academy Prashasthi 2000
• B H Sridhara Sahitya Prashasthi 2001
• Mahadevi Verma Kavya Samman 2003
• Hoogar Memorial Award for journalism 2006
• Gowrish Kaikini Sahitay Prashasti 2005
• Rashtrakavi Dr G S Shivarudrappa Kavya Prashasti 2006
Publications : • Nachtregen , Germany, 2010, Poems from India in German
• World poets on Coffee, Cinnamon Press, United Kingdom, 2009
• Language for the New Century, poems from Middle East, Asia and beyond, Norton Publications US, 2009
• Beyond Borders- Anthology of SAARC poets, 2001
• Chicago Review- Chicago, Illinois University , 1988
• Indian Literature- special edition, Penguin International, 1998
• Indian and Swedish poets – Swedish Academy, Stockholm, 1997
• Featured as Poet of the quarter in Poetryinternational.org, 2004
• Rashtrakavi Dr G S Shivarudrappa Kavya Prashasti 2006
• Poems translated to English, Swedish, German, Chinese, German, French, Dutch, Finnish, other Indian
Contact Information    
Email : prathibhanandakumar@gmail.com
Mobile   +91-9845285254
Name :

Dr. Padmaja T.J.

Designation : Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, VMH, Saragur
Education : MBBS, DGO, DNB (OBG)
Positions Held :

Head – Medical Specialties
Project Director- Prevention of Parent to child transmission of HIV


Director, Vivekananda Memorial Hospital, Saragur

Courses / Subjects taught : Gender and Health, Reproductive and child Health
Recognition/awards : Gold Medalist, Dip in OBG- KMC, Mangalore
Contact Information    
Email : padmajatj@gmail.com
Mobile   +91-9686666301
Name :

Dr. Prabhu Shankara

Designation : Professor (Retd)
Education : MA., PhD. (Kannada)
Positions Held : Past
Director, Prasaranga, University of Mysore
Visiting Professor, Vivekananda Chair, University of Mysore
Visiting Professor, Banaras Hindu University
Courses / Subjects taught : Buddhism and Jainism, Social Reformers of India, Bhakti Movement and Sufism, Indian Thought and Values
Recognition/awards : State Sahithya Academy Award
State Rajyothsava Award
Publications : Lyrics in Kannada Lyrics
Translation of Prof. M.Hiriyanna's Outlines of Indian Philosophy
Translations of Swami Ranganathananda's Message of Upanishads
Contact Information    
Phone : +91-821-2541112
Mobile : +91-9342189008
Name :

Dr. Rekha Shanmukha

Qualification : B.D.S from Gulbarga University, 1999.
Certificate course in essentials of Palliative Care, 2010, from Vivekananda Memorial Hospital, Sargur,
Expertise in : Health Education, Teaching, Training and facilitation, Clinical Management
Experience : Having 11 Years Teaching and Research which includes services at Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Vivekananda Memorial hospital, Sargur
Contact Information    
Email : rekhas@svym.org.in
Mobile : +91 9449791900
Name :

Dr. C.K.N.Raja

Designation : Professor (Retd), Department of law, University of Mysore
Education : BSc, BL, LLM, PhD
Positions Held :

Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Mysore
Professor and Head, Post Graduate Department of Law, University of Law,

Courses / Subjects taught : Indian Constitutional law
Publications : 10 books on Law
More than 250 research articles in various journals
Contact Information    
Phone   +91-821-2330637
Name :

Ramesh S. Kikkeri

Designation : Technical Expert, Appropriate Technology, SVYM
Education : EMBA (Env Mngt), Diploma in business management
Positions Held : Past
Material Control Manager in Hitachi Power Technology, Japan UOI, ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia

• Resource Person for State Institute for rural Development (SIRD), Admistrative Training Institute (ATI), Masters in Management of Non-Profit Organization (MNPM)
• Course Coordinator, Environment and Health in Modern India Course

Courses / Subjects taught : Environment component in the course Environment and Health
Recognition/awards : • Best Farmer by the State of Karnataka
• Fuel Efficient wood based stove Project selected for national level
Contact Information    
Email : ramsudha2001@gmail.com
Mobile : +91-9686666383
Name :

Dr. Y.B. Ramakrishna

Designation : Chairman, Bio Fuel Task Force, Government of Karnataka
Education : PhD , B.E in Electronics and Communications (Spl Nuclear Engineering) , PG Diploma in Management , Dale Carnegie, USA ,
Positions Held :

President and CEO of C- Cube Electronics, Bangalore
Founder and Trustee of Samagra Vikas and NPO
Coordinator of "Citizens for alternatives to Nuclear Energy (CANE)", Bangalore
Member, Consultative Group on bio Fuel, World Bank

Courses / Subjects taught : Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
Contact Information    
Email : ybramakrishna@gmail.com
Mobile : +91-9448053914
Name :

Dr.Seetharam M R

Designation : President and Program Head, Health Activities, SVYM Saragur
Education : MBBS, MS (Orthopedic Surgery)
Positions Held : Past
Executive Director, Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies, Mysore
Vice-President, SVYM, Saragur.

• President of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Saragur
• Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Iowa
• Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Vivekananda Memorial Hospital
• Member, Consultative Committee on Youth Services and Sports, 11th Five year Plan, Planning Commission of India.
• Member, Regional Steering Committee, South Asia Region, and Co-convener of National Steering Committee FANSA (Freshwater Action Network – South Asia.)
• Member, Board of Studies, University of Mysore
• Member of committee on Public Private Partnerships,
National Rural Health Mission, Karnataka State.

Courses / Subjects taught : Health systems, Ayurveda and Alternative systems of Medicine,Waste Management and Environmental Conservation, Resources management and Sanitation,Appropriate rural Technologies
Recognition/awards : • State Youth Award, 1991-92, Karnataka State
nbsp; Publications/tdbull; Course Coordinator, Environment and Health in Modern India Course200• Sadguru Gnananda Award for Social Entreprenuership awarded to couples engaged in social work, awarded by Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini in 2006
• Hon Paul Harris Fellow, 2008
Publications : • "Peoples' health in Peoples' Hands: An approach for Community Health", National Symposium on Governance in Development, IRMA, Anand.
• "Community Financed Health Scheme – An experience from India"- 33rd International Conference on Global Health, Global Health Council Conference, Washington DC
• "Outreach Activities in eye Care – Experiences and Challenges", Keynote address, National-level Conference on Community Ophthalmology, Pune, .
• "Water Quality: Relation to Health and Disease", National-level conference on Community Approaches for Water Quality, New Delhi.
• "Sanitation Issues for Practical Public Health" – Updates on water and Sanitation for Public Health Practitioners, New Delhi.
• "Civil Society Action for Water Management", State level conference on Integrated Water Resource Management, National Institute of Engineering.
•"Recent advances in management of Osteoarthritis" - Samvedana – State level Ayurvedic Conference on Joint disorders.
•"Clinical approach to common orthopedic problems" – CME, Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore.
Contact Information    
Email : emmaress@gmail.com
Telefax : +91-8228-265412/413/877
Mobile : +91-9686666305
Name :


Qualification : Master of Science, (Agricultural Economics and Computing and Information Sciences) from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.

Bachelor in Engineering, Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (Karnataka Regional Engineering College), Suratkal, Karnataka, India.

Experience : Presently working as Coordinator – Action Research and Implementation, GRAAM, SVYM, Mysore

Grass-roots decentralized governance, micro-management and adoption of technology and IT in development and governance

Five years of research experience in issues related to Policy Evaluation, Decentralization, Micro and Macro Economics, Agricultural Economics and Artificial Intelligence

Teaching and training experience in Economics, Computer Science, Management and Rural Governance for students, researchers and public representatives.

Data Collection and qualitative and quantitative analysis of development issues. Experience in Software Development

Publications : Purushothaman, S and Kashyap, S. 2010. Trends in land use and crop acreages in Karnataka and their repercussions. Karn width=width:100%;text-align:right;font-size:12pbr /x;color:#930;font-weight:bold;border-bottom:1px dotted #CCC;padding:0 0 5px 0;ataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 23 (2): 330-333.

Purushothaman, S, S. S. Hegde, S. Ptd2000atil, and S. Kashyap. 2009. People's perception on benefits from a protected catchment: A case study of Gundal command in Karnataka. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 64(4): 573-584.

Kumar, A, Arvind, NA, Shaanker R U, Ganeshaiah, K N, Purushothaman, S and Kashyap, S. 2009. Herbal exports from India- Trends and implications. In Shaanker, R.U, Hiremath, A, Joseph, C G and Rai, N (eds.). Non-Timber Forest Produce- Conservation, Policies and Management in the tropics, ATREE and UAS Bangalore. Pp: 129-138.

Contact Information    
Email : shamkashyap@gmail.com
Mobile : + 91 9448137795
Phone : +91 0821-2343369
Name :

Dr. Shanthi

Designation : Team Leader, NRHM Project (TRAC) VILD
Education : MA (Sociology), PhD
Positions Held :

Research Associate in Third Sector Research Resource Center, University of Mysore
Chief Senior Investigator, CIDA-Shastri Partnership Project, DOS in Sociology, University of Mysore
Faculty, Mahajana First Grade College and JSS College, Mysore
Resource Person for Indira Gandhi National Open University, SJCE, Mysore

Faculty, Masters in Management of Non-Profit Organistion (MNPM), VILD Mysore
Team Leader- Public Expenditure Tracking Survey of National Rural Health Mission, Mysore

Courses / Subjects taught : Women's Organizations in India, Marriage and Gender Stereotyping, Women in Indigenous Societies
Publications : Worked on Editorial Board-Text books for Pre-University Courses of Kannada University, Hampi Co-Editor- Gender and Society in India: Manak Publications, New Delhi
Published 19 papers in books and journals pertaining to gender and the Third Sector Governance
Contact Information    
Email : shanthi.vg@gmail.com
Phone : +91-821-2544812
Mobile   +91-9686666364
Name :

Dr. S.G.Vombatkere

Designathon : Course Coordinator: Science, Technology & Sustainable Development, VIIS
Education : AMIE(Civil), ME(Civil-Structures) PhD (Civil-Structural dynamics)IIT,Madras
Positions Held :

Major General (Rtd), Indian Army

Adjunct Associate Professor, International Studies, University of Iowa, USA

Courses / Subjects taught : Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
Recognition/awards : Recipient of Visishta Seva Medal by the President of India
Publications : • Vombatkere, S.G., "Problems of Energy Management in Semi-Arid High Altitude Regions: An Overview", The Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Proceedings of the All-India Seminar on Problems of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions and their Remedial Measures, Jodhpur, February 8-9, 1986, p.163.
• Vombatkere, S.G., "Mass Housing – A Complex Problem", Proceedings of National Seminar on Mass Housing, 3rd National Convention of Architectural Engineers, Bombay, May 13-15, 1988, p.80.
• Vombatkere, S.G., "Petroleum Depletion Fall-Out and Alternatives to Petroleum-Based Propulsion", Urja, New Delhi, Vol 25 No 6, June 1989, p.29.
• Vombatkere, S.G., "Petroleum Depletion Fall-out and Alternatives to Petroleum-based Propulsion", Indian Defence Review, New Delhi, July 1989, p.111.
• Vombatkere, S.G., "Management of Construction Technology in the Rural Sector", Proceedings of National Conference on Construction in the 8th Five Year Plan: Policies, Perspectives, Programmes, Organised by the National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Mumbai and the Planning Commission of the Government of India, May 7-8, 1990.
• Vombatkere, S.G., "Works Services for Military Airfields", Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 3 No 7, July 1990, p.21.
• Vombatkere, S.G., "Perspective on Surface Transportation in India", Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 3 No 9, September 1990, p.29.
• Vombatkere, S.G., "Transportation Planning – A Prognosis", Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 4 No 4, April 1991, p.24.

and more than 60 articles in various journals and newspapers in the fields of development, technical, engineering, military till date

Contact Information    
Email : sg9kere@live.com
Phone : +91-821-2515187
Name :

Dr. Sridevi Seetharam

Designation : Consultant in Pathology, Vivekananda Memorial Hospital, Saragur, India.
Education : MBBS ,MD(Path),DNB(Path), Summer Fellowship in HIV Medicine, University of South Florida, MA(Erasmus Mundus Masters in Bioethics), Katholiek University, Leuven, Belgium; Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Università degli di Padova, Padova, Italy
Positions Held : Past
• Junior Residency in the Department of Medical Oncology, in Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi
• Senior Residency in Department of Pathology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
• Medical Officer, Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centre, VMH, Saragur
• Chairperson, Bio-medical Waste Management Committee, VMH, Saragur

• Adjunct Associate Professor , University of Iowa, Course-coordinator, Course: Environment & Health in Modern India, Vivekananda Institute for Indian Studies, Mysore
• Bioethicist & Director, Chairperson of Ethics Review Board, Research Division (Health), Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement.
• Pathologist and Medical Officer, Blood Storage Centre, Vivekananda Memorial Hospital, Saragur.
• Project Coordinator, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Project, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
• Faculty, Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights, Mumbai
• Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

Courses / Subjects taught : Health & Environment in Modern India, Gender & Health
Recognition/awards : • Silver medal in MD,(Pathology)
• MA( Bio-ethics) Magna Cum Laude
• Sadguru Gnanananda National Award in 2006 conferred by Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini, Chennai.
Publications : • Actinomycosis of Female Genital Tract. Bull PGI 1998, 32:103-5.
• Intra-glomerular Metastatis: a necropsy study. J Clin Pathol 1999, 52:307-9.
• Diagnosis of Human Anthrax on Cytology: A report of four cases in an epidemic outbreak. J of Cytology 2000, 17:173-9
• Patient Perceptions on Health Care Decision-Making in Rural India A Qualitative Study and Ethical Analysis. (Journal of Clinical Ethics 20 (2), 2009, 150-57).
• Critique on the concept of Human Dignity as a basis of Global Bioethics: A Hindu Perspective (Chapter in Bioethica e Dignita Umana. Interpretazioni a confront a partire della Convenzione di Oviedo. Franco Angeli, 2009.Submitted for publication, 2008)
• Editorial on Hepatitis B outbreak in Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 2009. http://www.ijme.in/173ED120.html
• Should the Bt Brinjal controversy concern healthcare professionals and bioethicists. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 7 (1), 2010, 9-12.
Contact Information    
Email : desusridevi@gmail.com
Mobile : +91-821-2303834
Name :

Dr. B. K. Tulasimala

Designation : Professor of Economics
Qualification : Ph.D., (Economics)
Experience : 25 years of Teaching Experience in Post graduate level; 30 Papers Published in reputed journals; Participated in more than 70 conferences and seminars.
Areas of Specialisation : Energy Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Infrastructure Economics, Monetary Economics
Award : Recipient of Mother Theresa Excellence National Award.
Contact Information    
Email : bkt1990@gmail.com     
Mobile : + 91 9449201952
Phone   +91 821- 2413848
Name :

Dr. Umapathy M

Designation : Professor (Retd), Department of Political Science, University of Mysore
Education : MA. (Political Science)., PhD, D.Litt.
Positions Held : Past
Chairperson, Department of Political Science, University of Mysore

President- Indian Institute of Public Administration, Mysore Local branch, Mysore .
Resource Person - Union Public Service Commission, (UPSC), Karnataka State Public Commission(KPSC) , Administrative Training .
Institute(ATI), Police Academy and host of Institutions and Universities across the country.

Courses / Subjects taught : Historical Perspective- India, Colonial India, and Consolidation of India: Democratization and Decentralization, Planned Development: Socialism to Liberalization, Ethnicity and Regionalism.
Publications : Authored 3 books in Political Science and Development Administration
Published 35 articles and Research Papers in various journals in Political Science,
Public Admistration and Development Administration
Contact Information    
Email : pramilapathy@gmail.com
Phone : +91-821-2543581
Mobile : +91-9845552601
Name :

Prof. Vinod Vyasulu

Designation : Director, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore
Education : MA (Eco), PhD , University of Florida
Positions Held :

Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Director at Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

Courses / Subjects taught : Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
Publications : • Panchayats, Democracy and Development, Rawat Publishers, Delhi etc, 2000
• Estimating District Income In India, Macmillan, Delhi, 2003[with Rohini Nayyar and Meenakshi
Contact Information    
Email : vinod_vyasulu@yahoo.com
Phone : +91-821-26635957
Mobile : +91-9448068853
Name :

Dr. Prithvi Datta Chandra shobhi

Designation : Assistant Professor, Department of Studies and Research in History, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
Education : M. A, M Phil, Ph.D. (University Of Chicago)
Positions Held : Past
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, San Francisco State University, San Francisco (2006-2012)
Post Doctoral Fellow, South Asia Language Resource centre, University of Chicago br />
Assistant Professor, Department of Studies and Research in History Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
Chief Volunteer, Darideepa Research Institute, Mysore
Courses / Subjects taught : Classical South Asian Cultures, Modern South Asian Cultures, Biography of a City: Delhi, Colonial Pasts and Post-colonial Present, Untouchability and Racism ,Vernacular Humanisms, Images of Everyday Life, The Many Lives of Texts , Retellings of Indian Epics, Philosophy in the Humanities- on civilization
Recognition/awards : Senior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, 2010-11
Visiting Associate Fellow, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi 2001
Junior Research Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1999-2000
Publications/Research Papers : • (Ed) listening to the Loom: Essay on literature, politics and Violence. (Delhi: Permanent Black)
• (Ed) Flaming Feet and other essays – The Dalit movement in India. (Delhi: Permanent Black)
• (Advisory Editor) Poem and a novel by A.K Ramanujam, (Delhi: Oxford university press, 2005.


Name :

Dr.(Brig) R.S.Rajan

Designation : Honorary Director (Admin), VILD (SVYM ), Mysore
Education : MBBS, MS, MCH, MNAMS
Positions Held : Doctoral level teacher at the Pune University.
Served the Indian Army Medical Corps for 36 years.
C.M.O. at Tata Tea for four years.
Courses / Subjects taught : Concepts of Healthcare and Health Management
Recognition/awards : Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal on 26th January 1999
“Life time Achievement Award” for his yeoman contribution in the field of Cardio- thoracic Surgery for the year 2012.
Publications/Research Papers : • Mediastinoscopy: Medical Journal Armed Forces India-1979:35:41-44
• fifty three consecutive cases of patient Ductus Arterisns including “Infected” Ducti – Review of Surgical Treatment: Medical Journal Army Forces India- 1987:43:127-129
• Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis – A review of 34 cases : Ind J Of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Sur-1985-86:4: 39-43
• Congenital Labar Emphysema-Ind J Of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surg-1985-86 : 4 : 89 -91
• Godrej Sorabjee karai Memerial Oration – 1988- Pulmonary Rescetion in the Indian Armed forces: Ind J of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 1989-90:6:6-11
• Right sides Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia : Ind J of Thoracic and Cardio vascular surg 1989-90 : 6 : 89-91
• Clant Cell Tumor of the sternum : Ind J of Thoracic and Cardio vascular Surg 1989-90:6:100-103
• Post –traumatic Tracheo-oesophageal fistula : Ind J of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg
• The Evolution of Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Trauma : Ind J Of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg: 1992:8 (2) : 97-101
• Editorial: Surgical treatment of Bronchopllelural Fistula : Ind J Of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg
• Anaesthetic Managemant for Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis Patients ; Medical Journal Armed forces India 1991 :47:280-282
• Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis : Indian Journal of Surg 1978:40:153-158
• Enterogenous Cyst ( A Case Report ) : Medical Journal Armed Forces India – 1987:43:323-324
• Mibble Lobe Syndrome: Ind J Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg-1982:1-28
• Mitral Valve Disease in the Yound – Review of Surgical Treatment : Ind J of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg- 1983:2:29-35
• Acquired Tracheat Stricture : Ind J Of Thoracic and Cardiovasular Surg – 1989-90:6:92-95
• Coarctation of Aorta: Review of Surgical treatment Medical Journal Armed Forces India



Name :

Dr. Balaji 

Designation : Assistant professor of Political science and Public administration, Maharanis college. Mysore.
Ph. no : 9901310630
Courses / Subjects taught : Public Administration,Personality developmen
Achievements :

• Established 'touch,feel and learn garden" at national museum of natural history Mysore.

• Produced 'Audio Guide" on Mysore Palace for blinds in Kannada and English.


• Audio Guide for Mysore Dasara exhibition visitors especially to handicapped.




Name :

Dr. Jyothi Shankar 

Designation :  Lecturer at Karnataka State Open University.
Education : M. A.,M.Com,Phd
Positions Held :
  • Guest Lecturer, Universal Academy, Mysore
  • Guest Lecturer Central Institute of Indian Studies
  • Guest Lecturer, American Institute of Indian Studies
  • Member of UG Board of Examination and Board of Studies
  • Co-ordinator for " Stri shakthi Certificate Course" in Karnataka State Open University
Courses / Subjects taught : Kavya, Vachana Sahitya, Dasa Sahithya, Comparitive studies, Literature and Cultural issues, Carnatic Classical Music.
Publications/ Research Papers :

1)    Mahalinga Rangana Anubhavamrutha Kavya – Kavyaranjani Sabha and Parampara –Mysore – 2007.

2)    Harikeshanalluru Muttayya Bhagavatharu and Devottama joisaru-State level Music conference – Shivamogga-2007.

3)    Kavya Vachana – Gayana Goshti – Bahuroopi National Drama Festival –Harishchandra Kavya – Gamaka Vyakhyana – 2008.

4)    Ramayana Vybhavam – Hebbar Sri Vyshnava Upa Sabha and other Sabhas-Mysore -2008.

5)    Thorave Ramayana Vachana – Sreematha Seva Nyasa-Mysore-2008.

6)    Thorave Ramayana Vyakhyana-Parampare-Mysore-2008

7)    Geethopadesh in Kumara Vyasa Bharatha –Geetha Jayanthi Samithi-Chikkaballapura-2008

8)   Aadipurana Vachana-Parampare and CIIL- Mysore-2008

9)   Tribes in Karnataka and their languages-CIIL National Conference-

Mahadeshwara Betta-Marriage tradition of Lambanees – 2008

10) Mysore Dasara live commentary –All India Radio Mysore – 2008

11) Co-ordinator for Mysore Dasara Cultural Programmes –Mysore-2008

12) Geetagucha-Dasara Exhibition Ground-Mysore-2008

13) Kannada Tatwa Padagalu and Language-National Conference-CIIL-Lingasugur-2009

  •      Comparative Study of Language in Purandara Dasaru and Santha Shishunala sharif
  •     Bharatiya Vedantha in the Tatwapadas of  Shishunala Sharif

14) Mysore Dasara Live Commentary at Mysore palace-2009

15) Basic Kannada-Manipuri Vocabulary Dictionary-CIIL-Mysore-2008-2009

16) Lessons for Intermediate course for SRLC-CIIL-Mysore-2008-2009

17) Kavyakuncha-Dsara Exhibition-2009

18) DVG Anthapura Geethe and Mankuthimmana Kagga-Samskruthi publishing house – Mysore – 2010

19) Shankara’s Mathru Bhakthi-Kavya- Saligrama Srikanta Shasthri – Shankar Mutt, Mysore-2010

20) Bidi Pudida Gade Kadanam by Ghanapati Narayana – Kavya Ranjani Sabha, Mysore -2010

21)Keerthanas of Purandara Dasaru-Pracheena Kannada-Kavya Vachana –Dasasahithya Odu-Vyakhyana-KSOU-Mysore-2011

22) Thorave Ramayana-Vachana and Vyakhyana-Krishnamurtypuram-Rama Mandira-2011

23) Nammalwar,Ramanujacharya & Narasimha-Krishnamurty Puram Ramandira, Mysore-2011

24) Yashodhara Charithe of Janna-Vyakhyana-Gamakotsava-Vagadevi Gamaka Kala Prathishtana and Kannada Sahithya Parishath-Sringeri-2011

25) Karna Bhedana of Pampa-Mysore Dasara Kavyagoshti-Mysore-2011

26)  As a performing artist, done many programmes in Classical Music, Sugama Sangeetha, Gamaka Vachana and Vyakhyana in prestigious stages of in and outside of Karnataka. Presented Many Dance Dramas by composing Music as well as literature

27) Presented many programmes in Doordarshan and Akashavani, students were also participated in such programmes.

email and ph.no : jsmysore@gmail.com.  9448603159


Name :

Dr.M.A. Jayashree

Designation : Retired professor & Head Department of Sanskrit, D. Banumaiah ‘s College of Commerce &Arts
Education : M A, Ph. D (Sanskrit)
Positions Held : Chairperson, B.O.E. (Sanskrit) U.G, Mysore University, 1999-2000
Board member, (Sanskrit) U.G. Bangalore University, 1999- 2000
Recognized as Guide for Doctoral Research By the University of Mysore
Courses / Subjects taught : Sanskrit, Ramayana and Mahabharata
Publications :

Concepts of Savikalpaka and Nirvikalpaka
Vedanta Anuvada Kale (kannada)
Karnataka Sangeetha Kala Mimamse (kannada)
Samskrtam Samkrtisca Mysooru Siri (kannada)
Bharateeya kalaganne ondu ola nota
Srivani 99
Sharana jagattu
Thombhattara tapsvi
Sharana vedanti Candimarasa
Kala nirnaya paddhati
Mantra mangalya

Contact Information    
Mobile : +91-9886521065
Email : jayagramani@yahoo.com


Name :

Prof. Pramila Umapathy

Designation : Retired professor at JSS women’s college/td>
Education : M A (Hindi)
Positions Held : Board of members for the U G course text book committee, University of Mysore Secretary, Hindi teachers association President, JSS Mahila Samaja Secretary of Ramdhev Patanjali yoga
Courses / Subjects taught : Hindi
Contact Information    
Mobile : +91-9842702668



Name :

DR. M.M. Sumanth

Designation : Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Mysore Medical College & Research Institute
Education : MBBS , DNB (SPM), MD, Community Medicine.
Positions Held :


Senior Resident, Junior resident, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India.


Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore India.

Courses / Subjects taught : Indian Health Care, Health System Management, Public Health Situation in India, HIV, communicable diseases, 
Recognition / Awards : Best paper award
Contact Information    
Email : drsumanthmmc@rediffmail.com
Phone :  
Mobile : 91-7411339709



Name :  Dr. Ravish. B
Designation :

Assit Administrative Officer,JSS Hospital. 

Education : Bachelor in Dental Surgery, Fellowship in HIV Medicine
Positions Held :

Past: Alternate Member, Institutional Ethical Review Board (IRB - Health), Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)

Member of the SVYM .

Lecturer in Department of Community Dentistry in Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, South Coorg.

Consultant Dental Surgeon in Sharada Rotary Hospital, a Trust of Shringeri Matt Bangalore.

Consultant Dental Surgeon in Narayana Dantalaya, Bangalore

Head, Academics & HIV-TB program Vivekananda Memorial Hospital 2012 to current.

Program Manager cum Medical officer RNTCP, Vivekananda Memorial Hospital 

Courses / Subjects taught :

Resource person, Training in HIV/AIDS and TB for PHC Medical officers, Counselors and Nurses at Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development, Mysore

Medical Manager, in initial implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP) – Preventive of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PPTCT) services at Karnataka in association with SATHI Hyderabad at CHAI. 

Publications  :

Oral Presentation on- “ANTRUM OF HIGHMORE - A MATTER OF CONCERN BEING A DENTIST” at international Conference held at TMA PAI convention center Mangalore 2007.

Oral Presentation on- “STUDY OF TREATMENT OUTCOME OF RNTCP AMONG HIV POSITIVE PATIENTS DIAGNOSED TO HAVE TUBERCULOSIS CO-INFECTION AT COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE, VIVEKANANDA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, SARAGUR” at 5th National Conference of AIDS Society of India conference held at Vivanth by Taj, Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore on November 2012

Contact Information :


Email :


Phone :   
Mobile  :

+91 9035253679


Name :   Prof. K.S. Suresh                      
Designation :

  Principal and Professor, JSS Law College.  Mysore                              

Education :

B.Com. , LL.M.

Positions Held :



·         Faculty of Law

·         Board of Studies -  Law

·         Board of studies in (Criminology)PG Department

·         Malpractice Lapses Enquiry Committee since 2001.

·         JSS Consultancy Trust, JSS Mahavidya Peetha, Mysore.

·         Syndicate Member, Mysore University (2005-2007)

·         Chairman, Board of Examination University of Mysore.

·         Member, Affiliation Committee University of Mysore,      Mysore

·         Member Academic Council, University of Mysore, Mysore

·         Member, Faculty of law, Kuvempu University, Shimoga.

·         Senate Member, University of Mysore, Mysore

·         Institutional Human Ethical Committee, JSS Pharmacy College, Mysore

·         Women’s Cell, University of Mysore, Mysore.

·         University Grievance Committee 

·         Animal Ethical Committee JSS Medical College.

·         Member, Academic Council, Karnataka State Law University, Hubli.

·         Member, Academic Council of the autonomous college, Yuvaraja College, Mysore.

Courses / Subjects taught :

: Law of Constitution, Law of Crimes, Law of  Evidence, Law of Contracts,

Jurisprudence, Administrative law, Legal Language Etc.,

Publications  :

·         Child rights

·         Trafficking and Women’s Rights

·         Appreciation of Evidence.

·         Principles of Natural Justice

·         Right to Information

·         Domestic Violence

·         Bills On Higher Education

·         Human Rights.

Contact Information :


Email :


Phone :   0821-  2548244
Mobile  :

:  09686677266



Name :

  Dr Arathi V B

Designation : Consultant faculty at the Research and Training department of ACT, Bangalore.
Education :

MA (music), MA & PhD (Sanskrit) and Training in Lay Counselling and child developmental psychology

Positions Held   :      

Freelance trainer for many corporate and educational institutions   

 Associated with (Kannada, Sanskrtam and English) translation projects for Bangalore University, Hampi universities and Samskriti Foundation Bangalore

   Teaching Sanskrit and Indological topics to hundreds of students in India and abroad from the last 12 years.

     Taught in VVS, NMKRV and Jain colleges of Bangalore.

Courses / Subjects taught   Nationalism, various facets of Indian literature and culture, Values, personality development, Art appreciation workshops on Indian music, dance and fine arts and culture) and many other topics, Sanskrt language and literature, Sanskrt speaking courses and other capacity building  courses for corporate and educational institutions   
Recognition/Awards  :

o   Mantralaya Maha Samsthana (2007)

o   KS & DL Kannada Rajyotsava sanmaana (2009)

o   Jay Cees International, BengaLuru (2007)

o   Padma Sheshadri Charitable Trust, BengaLuru (2008)

o   Akhila Karnataka Brahmana Maha Sabha (2007)

o   Brahma Maha sabha Raichur (2007)

o   Rotary International, Bengaluru (2009, 2010)

o   Lions Club International, BengaLuru (2013)

o   Lioness Vagvibhushani Award (International Womens’ day,2011)

o   For Shankara sandesha prachara by Srngeri Sharada peeta, (2011 & 2013)

o   Featured in Yuva garjane, Vijaya Karnataka special feature commending youth acheivers (2013)

o   Featured in Udayavani news paper achievers column

o   Shankara Mutt, KR Nagara (2013)

o   BSNL, Vijayanagara Branch, BengaLuru (2013)

o   Lions Club honour for Women achievers (2013)

Contact Information    
Email   arathi.vbr@gmail.com
Phone   080-23300324
Mobile   9480318113


Name   DR. P. V. PADMINI
Designation   Teacher in Govt Girls High School, Nanjangud , Mysore

  M.A (In history of Art, Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh , India)

Ph.d (Greeco-Roman deities in Indian art, from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh , India)

M A (in hindi , from Karnataka State Open University, Mysore , Karnataka)

B. Ed ( from Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachaar Sabha 

Positions Held  


Courses / Subjects taught    
Contact Information    
Email   smriti1090@gmail.com