Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, Chancellor

CMR University 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.

Dr.H.B.Raghavendra, Vice Chancellor

Prof. H B Raghavendra, is currently serving as Vice Chancellor of The CMR University, Bangalore. Earlier he was Vice Chancellor of The NorthCap University Gurugram and Chandigarh University, Haryana. Also served at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat as Director and Director General. He is having 35 years of experience in Teaching, Research and Governance. Prof. H B Raghavendra started his career in 1983 and served in various capacities such as Professor, Head, Director School of Technology, Director General and Vice Chancellor till date.

His academic record is excellent having distinction throughout during studies, recipient of degrees from IITM and IISc. BITS Pilani. He is a Civil Engineer by Training. He is recipient of many National and International Scholarships during his student days instituted by GOI and University of Singapore. He is Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Association of Structural Engineers, Life Member of ISTE, ASCE, IGS, EQSI, IRC, IGS, IBC and several other professional Societies & Associations. He also served as Member Quality control and Quality Assurance Committee, Karnataka Pollution Control Board Consent Committee member. Under his leadership several center of excellences are established in University like International Automobile Centre of Excellence with Gujarat Department of Industries and Mines partnered by Kangan Institute Melbourne Australia. Served as Steering Committee Member for Solar Research and Development Centre Promoted by PDPU and Gujarat Energy Development Authority.

He is a strong advocate for student success and has worked closely with faculty and leadership to ensure students receive the highest quality of education possible. Before joining the CMR fraternity, he held the position of Vice Chancellor at both Chandigarh University and The NorthCap University. He has earned a reputation at these institutions for implementing effective examination system changes and NFP 202 initiatives.

He has presented many technical papers in prestigious conferences in India and abroad. Published several papers in Journals and guided PG and PhD students. Some of Dr. Raghavendra’s recent research includes the impact of industrial waste on engineering behavior of soils, design and analysis of reinforced soil foundations, and ground improvement and rehabilitation of structures. He has served as coordinator for the World Bank Programme on rural sanitation and water supply projects. He has got Best Paper Awards for publishing in different Journals and Conferences. Visited several Countries viz., USA, Australia, China, Singapore, and Malaysia for presentations and as member of delegations.

Prof. Raghavendra being an Academician is very active and work for higher education systems and deliverables. He has taken active interest in modular delivery system to make the HE effective and flexible to make the students deployable in industry. He is working on Enabling Modules for slow learners, Student Portfolio system/Parent Information System, integrating Tinkering Lab/Makers Space, creating Centre of Excellences. Exchange Programmes, lifelong learning modules, Thought Laboratory, Industry immersion modules for faculty & students. He is active in reforming higher education and introduced several activity based modules. He is currently working on deliverables to promote all-round development and comprehensive outcomes in teaching pedagogy to complement interest of students enabling growth.

Dr. Praveen R, Registrar

CMR University 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 Ph.D. candidates, faculty and staff on academic matters. He continuously has offered his guidance to research students, out of whom 3 students have successfully received a Ph.D. degree whilst 4 more students are working towards successful completion.

An educationist and a passionate teacher, Dr. Praveen brings over 22 years of experience in teaching and over 16 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 M.Phil. in Education, and secured his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education in 2003.