Srinivas University –  The Genesis

Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind – Bhagvad Gita.

All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine. What will you be known for when you leave this earth? The most influential people, the ones who leave behind incredible legacies, will live on in the hearts of the people they touch. Physically, they will no longer be a part of society—but their principles, philosophies and achievements will become immortal, spreading from generation to generation. Such is the lasting legacy left behind by our founder, the Late Shri. A. Shama Rao.  Late Shri A. Shama Rao had an illustrious career as a teacher and Headmaster in Mangalore. He was the founder Headmaster of the well-known S.V.H. Higher Secondary Residential School from 1943 to 1956.  After years of exemplary service, he retired as Headmaster of B.E.M. High School, Mangalore in 1969. Even after retirement, he continued to be active in the field of education and social service.  It was the firm belief of the founder Late Shri Adka Shama Rao and Smt. Indiramma that education is a tool to transform society.  It is this belief that prompted CA. A. Raghavendra Rao a well-known and leading Chartered accountant of Mangaluru to establish the A. Shama Rao Foundation. Established with the avowed aim of imparting education which could mould the character of the students and make them responsible citizens of the country the foundation first established the Srinivas College of Hotel Management in 1988 and in the following years the institutions under its umbrella has grown to include 12000 students in 16 colleges studying for 78 courses at its 3 campuses.

Shri. A. Raghavendra Rao was born in Benagal, Pejamangore Village, Udupi on 8th May, 1953 to Late Shri. A. Shama Rao and Smt. A. Indiramma. He completed his elementary education in SVS Elementary School, Innanje and then joined the SVH High School. He completed his intermediate examinations as well as graduation in Commerce at the M.G.M. College in Udupi and came to Mangalore to pursue his higher education in Chartered Accountancy. In the year 1965, he set up his independent practice as a Chartered Accountant at Felix Pai Bazar, Mangalore.

Having started his practice with a single staff in his office, today there are 75 employees working under the CA firm M/s Raghavendra Rao Chartered Accountants, Mangalore and has offices at seven cities spread across the country. Today he is universally acknowledged as one of the senior most professionals amongst the fraternity of Chartered Accountants.

He has had a glorious career in his chosen field of work. In 1979, he contested for the South India Regional Council (S.I.R.C) of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Chennai and won the election. During his four-year tenure, he served as the Chairman of the India regional Chartered Accountant Students Association at Chennai and also as Secretary of S.I.R.C for some time. During this time, he was the taxation committee Chairman of the S.I.R.C and conducted regional taxation seminars at Mangalore.  Not one to rest on his laurels, his innate talent as an entrepreneur saw him enter the hospitality industry with “Hotel Srinivas” in 1980. The Hotel has the unique distinction of being one of the first hotels to be classified as a 3-Star hotel despite the fact that it had a multi-cuisine Vegetarian restaurant while the trend internationally was to attach a Non-Vegetarian restaurant to any star category hotel.

In the year 1988, he set up the “A. Shama Rao Foundation”, a trust dedicated to advancement of his belief that “Education is the prime driver in transforming society”. He found strong support for his vision from the then Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, Prof. Shafiullah under whose able guidance and encouragement Shri. A. Raghavendra Rao set up the first professional degree college under the aegis of A. Shama Rao Foundation, Mangalore. The college named “Srinivas College of Hotel Management” offered a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management. From modest beginnings, the college as well as the foundation has grown many times over. Following repeated successes, he went on setting up new degree colleges in various fields of education. Today, the sixteen colleges of the foundation offer more than 78 programmes in various fields of study. Shri. CA. A. Raghavendra Rao is ably supported in his endeavours by his wife Smt. Vijayalakshmi and two Children Smt. Padmini and Dr. A. Srinivas Rao.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION:  

His professional qualification is primarily Chartered Accountancy and a Member of Institute of C.A of India in 1965 (A.C.A.) & Fellow of ICAI in 1970 (F.C.A.)

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

Setup independent practice as Chartered Accountant at Felix Pai Bazar, Mangalore in March 1965.

Senior Partner of M/s. A. Raghavendra Rao, Chartered Accountants, Mangalore and having Branches in 7 other cities in India.

Member of the Southern Indian Regional Council of Chartered Accountants of India, Madras for the period of 1979-83.

Chairman of the SIRC CA Students Association, Madras in 1980-81.

Secretary of SIRC, Madras in 1982-83.

Leading consultant & Auditor for Finance, Trading Commercial & Industrial concerns.

Shri CA A. Raghavendra Rao has gone out of his way and helped many students in enhancing their quality of life. His belief that nobody should be denied an opportunity to learn has seen many so called below average students evolve in to world class professionals in their chosen field. But for his vision, many of them would have withered away into a life of oblivion. He also believes that success comes to those who are disciplined in life and focused on their goals. His institutions have always laid great stress on disciplined life both inside and outside the campus.

He launched a special insurance scheme in association with National Insurance Company, named “Srinivas Arogya Card”. This scheme makes it easy for poor and downtrodden to have access to modern medical care at “Srinivas Hospital” without any cost to the families living below poverty line. The A. Shama Rao Foundation every year honours notable contributions in the following fields:

A Shama Rao Memorial Outstanding Teacher Award from 2009 is conferred on a teacher from undivided Dakshina Kannada district who has rendered outstanding service in promoting and popularizing education in high schools or at pre-university college level.

A Shama Rao Foundation award for Outstanding Contribution to the development of Dakshina Kannada district from 2010 is conferred on a person who has rendered yeoman service in the development of the undivided Dakshina Kannada district.

A Shama Rao Foundation award for Outstanding Social Worker of Dakshina Kannada district from 2010 is conferred on a person who has helped to uplift the life of the citizens either through social work or as a public servant in the undivided Dakshina Kannada district.

The various colleges established by A. Shama Rao foundation are:

OTHER TRUSTS:

Raghavendra Rao Charitable Trust

Adka Shama Rao & A. Indiramma Charitable Trust

Vijayalakshmi Education Trust

Srinivas Management Academy for Research & Training Trust (SMART Trust)

Srinivas Institute of Rural Reconstruction Agency(SIRRA)

Shama Rao foundation’s, Srinivas group of colleges is an endeavour to develop a centre of excellence, imparting quality education, to generate competence and skill to meet the scientific, technological, managerial and socio economic challenges. The Foundation, is nearing the milestone of thirty years in the service of mankind. It has been an uphill task and the Srinivas Group has faced a lot of adversity to reach its present stage. Year after year, the number of colleges increased and success came his way by being one of the very few entrepreneurs to boldly step up and start educational courses in the field of Medicine and Dentistry along with the setting up of the Srinivas Hospital. The brightest feather in his cap was indeed the acknowledgement by the State Government of Karnataka of his meritorious initiatives and in granting permission to set up a private university, namely the Srinivas University. Shri CA A. Raghavendra Rao is proudly also the first Chancellor of the University.

The ideal son that he is, Dr. A. Srinivas Rao had to live up to the very high expectations of his illustrious father and he did it with all humility.

Dr. A. Srinivas Rao has shown his commitment and zeal in steering the Srinivas group. He has a penchant for recognising individuals with talent and grooming them for higher causes. He is an inspiration for the youth and connects with them wherever he goes. A person with sterling character, he firmly holds together the reins of the University as its first Pro-Chancellor.

Dr. A. Srinivas Rao, Vice President of A. Shama Rao Foundation and Srinivas Group of colleges, Mangalore, received his Doctorate Degree in “Education Management” for his Thesis on “Quality in Higher Education – A case study of Srinivas Institute of Management Studies” from Ashley University, an international University based in California, USA. The university has also recognized his contribution in Managing higher education institutions effectively during the past 25 years and presently Srinivas group has 16 higher education institutions in three campuses, 78 U.G. and P.G. courses, 3,400 employees and about 12,000 students.

Excellence is the hallmark of Srinivas group of colleges. Excellence, which will deliver professional manpower to the industry and the nation at large. The Group has constantly strived to provide the best of the faculty members and state-of-the art facilities. The students are encouraged and supported not only to excel in academics, but also to develop their personality through co-curricular, extra-curricular and other extension activities. Education is not just providing the powerful tool of knowledge to the young, but also nurturing an ethical conscience in them to apply it constructively.

The campus of the university is located adjacent to NH 66 at Mukka on the Edapally-Panvel highway which is emerging as an educational powerhouse. The 100-acre campus houses the College of Engineering which is very modern in infrastructure; be it the classrooms, laboratories, computer centres etc. The campus is also networked with high speed Wi-Fi which is a boon to keep in touch with the latest happenings. The maximum emphasis during this course is on delivering industry specific contents, which have their relevance in the current as well as upcoming scenario.

Students with a research bent of mind can avail the facilities of the library that is wholesome in knowledge. Other than 30,000 volumes of text books, reference books and journals, it also boasts of a digital library, E- learning tools such as online journals and EDUSAT facilities which facilitates a techno savvy learner environment. The University proposes to start the following colleges/departments in a phased manner:

Sl.No. Faculty/College/College Programmes Duration
1. College of Management Undergraduate Programmes in Management 3 years full time

 

Postgraduate in Management 2 years full time
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, DBA, and D.Litt. 1 – 4 years
2. College of Science and Humanities Undergraduate Programmes in Science and Humanities 3 years full time

 

Postgraduate in Science and Humanities 2 years full time
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships,  and D.Litt.
3. College of Commerce and Economics Undergraduate Programmes in Commerce and Finance 3 years full time

 

Postgraduate in Commerce and Finance 2 years full time
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships and D.Litt.
4. College of Computer Science and Information science Undergraduate Programmes in Computer Science and Information science 3 years full time

 

Postgraduate in Computer Science and Information science 3 years  full time
2 years for Lateral entry
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Sc.
5. College of Legal Studies Undergraduate Programmes in Law 5 years  and 3 years full time

 

Postgraduate in Law 2 years full time
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and LL.D.
6. College of Education Undergraduate Programme (Composite) 4 years
B.Ed 2 years
Post Graduate Programme 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt.
7. College of Architecture Under Graduate Programme 5 years
Post Graduate Programme 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt.
8. College of Engineering and Technology Undergraduate Programmes in  Engineering 3 years full time

 

Postgraduate Programme in Engineering 2 years  full time
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
9. College of Pharmacy

 

Under graduate Programmes 4 years
Under Graduate Programmes 6 years
Diploma Programmes 2 years
Post Graduate  programme 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
10. College of Medicine Under Graduate Programme 5&1/2 years

 

Post Graduate in Medicine 3 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
11. College of Dental Sciences Under Graduate Programme 5years

 

Post Graduate in Dental Sciences 3 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
12. College of Nursing Under graduate Programmes 4&1/2 years
Diploma Programmes 3 years
Post Graduate  programme 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
13. College of Allied Health Sciences Undergraduate  programme 3 years  full time
Postgraduate   programme 2years  full time
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
14 College of Physiotherapy Under graduate Programmes 4&1/2 years
Post Graduate Programmes 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
15. College of Ayurveda Under graduate Programmes 5&1/2 years
Post Graduate Programmes 3 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
16. College of Homeopathy Under graduate Programmes 5&1/2 years
Post Graduate Programmes 3 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
17. College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences Under graduate Programmes 5&1/2 years
Post Graduate Programmes 3 years

 

Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
18. College of Unani Medicine Under graduate Programmes 5&1/2 years
Post Graduate Programmes 3 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
19. College of Hotel Management Under Graduate Programmes 4 years
Under Graduate Programmes 3 years
Post Graduate Programmes 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt.
20 College of Speech and Hearing Under graduate Programmes 3 years + 1 year
Post Graduate Programmes 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt.
21. College of Veterinary Sciences Undergraduate Programme 4&1/2 years full time
Post Graduate Programmes 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
22. College of Forestry And Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Programme 4years full time
Post Graduate Programmes 2 years
Research Programmes leading to Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellowships, and D.Litt./D.Sc.
23. Teacher Skill Development College Orientation programmes for fresh teachers 3 Months

 

The admissions to the following programmes have commenced for the academic year 2017-18.

SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMMES

a)College of Management & Commerce

  1. BBA
  2. B.Com
  3. B.Sc.- Interior Decoration
  4. MBA
  5. Executive MBA

b)College of Social Science

  1. M.S.W

c)College of Engineering

  1. B.Tech – Mechanical Engineering
  2. B.Tech- Computer Science Engineering
  3. B.Tech- Civil Engineering
  4. B.Tech – Electronics & Communication Engineering
  5. M.Tech – Structural Engineering

Integrated programs – (5+1 years)

  1. B.E + M.Tech (Mechanical)
  2. B.E + M.Tech (Computer Science)
  3. B.E + M.Tech (Civil)
  4. B.E + M.Tech (Electronics & Communication)

d)College of Computer and Information Science

  1. BCA (Regular/Aviation, Travel Management and Tourism)
  2. MCA (Lateral Entry) – 2 years

e)College of Physiotherapy

  1. BPT-  4 ½ years
  2. MPT

f) College of Allied Health Sciences

  1. B.Sc. – Cardio Vascular Technology
  2. B.Sc.- Perfusion Technician
  3. B.Sc.- Medical Lab Technician
  4. B.Sc.- Renal Dialysis Technician
  5. B.Sc. –Optometry Technician
  6. B.Sc. -OT & Anesthesia Technology
  7. B.Sc. – Imaging Technology

g) College of Hotel Management and Tourism

  1. B.H.M.C.T
  2. B.Sc (H.M)

Co-curricular activities are encouraged in a big way since we believe that learning can happen in different settings. The annual Tech Fest draws thousands of students from other colleges which helps the students pit their knowledge against others and fosters comradeship. Major festivals are celebrated with pomp and gaiety which nurtures the spirit of unity and solidarity.

The faculty of the institutes are extremely knowledgeable with years of industrial exposure which complements their teaching. The novel methodology employed by them makes it effortless for students to imbibe the subject matter.

The University is committed to the service of youth of the country and the society at large. We welcome you to be part of this growth story and a rewarding future.

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