Announcements

Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, Chancellor

Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy is a lady with a vision. She decided to pursue her father-in-law, Sri. Chikka Muniyappa Reddy’s dream – a dream of educating the masses. The CMR Jnanadhara Trust was started in 1990 and Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy took over as the President of the Trust. The Trust started the National Junior School (now CMR National Public School). What was started as a modest school in a family-owned orchard is now a full-fledged CBSE school that appends to its laurels every year. She did not cease her hard work and efforts with this prestigious school, and is constantly envisioning the growth of her educational empire.

Professor M. S. Shivakumar, Vice Chancellor

Professor M. S. Shivakumar  comes from the Kodagu District of Karnataka, India. He first graduated in Engineering from the former Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), Surathkal, (now known as National Institute of Technology- NITK, Surathkal), before pursuing an M.Tech. in ECE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in the year 1979. Professor Shivakumar holds a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Professor Shivakumar began his career in academia nearly four decades ago, as faculty at the College of Engineering, Mandya, before being selected as Professor and Head of the Department of CSE at The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore. He then held the position of Principal and Chief Executive Officer of NIE, Mysore, before serving as the Registrar of the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Before joining CMR University as Vice Chancellor in June 2017, Professor Shivakumar was also principal of Principal of Atria Institute of Technology, Bangalore and Professor of CSE at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore.

Professor Shivakumar has published over thirty Technical Paper Publications in peer reviewed International/National Journals and Conferences. He holds several professional memberships and fellowships including those from the Computer Society of India (CSI), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and the Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI). Professor Shivakumar’s numerous excellent contributions in his field have also received several renowned accolades, including the Bharatha Rathna Sir M.Visvesvaraya National Parisara Rathna Award.

Dr. Praveen R, Registrar

As the Registrar at CMR University, Dr. R. Praveen leads the academic and administrative functions of the University. He  ensures policy formulations, regulatory management and also oversees policy, systems and process implementation. Processes and systems including student registration and enrollment, maintenance of academic records, course and examination scheduling, classroom use, banner and degree audit systems, etc. come under his control.

Dr. Praveen epitomizes the philosophy of a true academic. He is active in all three dimensions of academia, namely research, teaching and service. An active researcher, he has numerous national and international publications to his credit. He continually engages with the community through his involvement with over 14 national and state level boards, committees and several professional bodies including the All India Association of Educational Research, Council of Behavioral Scientists, Council of Teacher Education, the Psycho-linguistic Association of India etc. 

As a mentor, he has counseled many successful PhD candidates, faculty and staff on academic matters. He continuously has offered his guidance to research students, out of who 3 have successfully received a Phd degree whilst 4 more are in working towards successful completion.

An educationist and a passionate teacher, Dr. Praveen brings over 18 years of experience in teaching and over 12 years of experience in undertaking research and in guiding doctoral students. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Principal of the CMR College of Education, and also worked with distinction as a lecturer at several reputed colleges in Bangalore. He holds postgraduate degrees in Physics, Psychology and Education, an MPhil in Education, and secured his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Education in 2003.