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. 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.