Dr. A.V.S. Murthy has been appointed as the Chancellor of RV University
Bengaluru (India), 04 February 2023: RV University (RVU), India’s new-age, tech-driven global university for liberal education, announced the appointment of Dr. (h.c.) A.V.S. Murthy as the Chancellor and Mr. D.P. Nagaraj as the Pro-Chancellor.
The Board of Governors of RV University met in Bengaluru today and took note of the resolution passed by RVU’s parent sponsoring body, Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST) to this effect. This decision came after the demise of veteran educationist, Dr. M.K. Panduranga Setty, who was the Chancellor of RV University.
The members of Board of Governors of RV University also paid glowing tributes to Dr. M.K. Panduranga Setty and his extraordinary contribution. He steered the RSST for nearly five decades and helped establish 22 top-quality academic institutions in Bangalore in which over 20,000 students are currently enrolled. He was conferred the Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award in 2016 by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, and many other awards.
Professor Y.S.R. Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, RV University, Bengaluru, said, “We extend our warm greetings to Dr. (h.c.) A.V.S. Murthy and Mr. D.P. Nagaraj on being appointed as the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor of RV University. We congratulate both of them and look forward to their continued support and guidance in our institution-building efforts.”
Dr. (h.c.) A.V.S. Murthy has been an industrialist. As a part of a not-for-profit, public charitable trust, RSST, he has been steering the efforts of RV Educational Institutions for the past nearly four decades in an exemplary manner, purely in an honorary capacity. He was a rank holder in Mechanical Engineering at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, and was adjudged as the best outgoing student. He later completed his Master’s degree at the Kansas State University in the USA with a specialization in Flour Milling & Animal Feeds Manufacturing. Under his able leadership, several educational institutions specializing in technology, management, allied health sciences, and RV University were established.
Mr. D.P. Nagaraj had his early education in Kumaran’s School and did his BBM from Bangalore University. At a very young age, he shouldered the responsibility of becoming the Honorary Joint Secretary of RV Educational Institutions. He has completed Leadership & Training Programmes from Oxford University, Harvard University, University of Pittsburg, FHWS University, Schweinfurt, Germany, FH-Dortmund – University of Applied Sciences & Arts, Dortmund, Germany.