CMR University CHAIRMAN K.C.-Ramamurthy

The greatness of any human being is judged neither by his wealth nor by his knowledge but by his simplicity. Simplicity was the hallmark of Shri. Chikka Muniyappa Reddy, the founder of the CMR Group, a man endowed with virtues, values and visionary ideals.

“CMR Group has an extensive track record of 25 years in education through programmes ranging from the Montessori level / K-12 (under the CMR-NPS and Ekya Schools) to Post Graduate and Research Programmes in Architecture, Design, Engineering, Law, Management, Sciences, Education, and Humanities. The Government of Karnataka was pleased to accord University status to the CMR Group considering its highly committed & qualified faculty, internationally acclaimed infrastructure, and years of academic excellence.

CMR University aspires to differentiate itself through its vision ‘to nurture creative thinkers who will drive positive global change’ and a mission to introduce a flexible curriculum of study that encourages creativity and cross-disciplinary learning. CMR University aims to offer the best in education through academic delivery by seasoned industry professionals and experienced faculty.”

Shri. K.C. Ramamurthy, IPS
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Inspector General of Police (Retd.)
Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions & CMR University


CMR University Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, Chancellor

CMR University, staying true to its vision “to nurture creative thinkers who will drive positive global change”, has found a way to make its academic programmes more relevant to the industry and society.

The CMR Group of Institutions was started as a tribute to the late Sri Chikka Muniyappa Reddy, a visionary educationalist and philanthropist who dreamt of bringing literacy to the masses. His vision led to the founding of the CMR JnanadharaTrust, and through it the growth of the CMR Group of Institutions. In its 25 years of existence, the CMR Jnanadhara Trust has been guided by the belief that every person can achieve his or her dreams if given a chance at a well-rounded education. CMR University, with its multiple disciplinary programmes, is strategically located in Bangalore, a major emerging destination for Higher Education.

The programmes offered at CMR University are embedded in a mature and highly sophisticated research culture, enabling students to grow in an open and free academic environment with dedicated teaching, state-of-the-art laboratories, fast information networks and well-stocked libraries.

The University’s new integrated main campus is under development, and is located close to the Bangalore International Airport. This technology-enabled campus has been designed to enable collaboration and facilitate improved interactions amongst the student and faculty community. The University houses an innovation hub and several design thinking labs where students can explore, discover and create; thus setting themselves up for success as innovative and independent thinkers, not content memorizers.

Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy,
Chancellor, CMR University