VISITS AND PROGRAMS

Programs of Civil Department

SAMSTHITA-2K15 - The Skill Expo by SAMCE and SPACE Associations

“SAMSTHITA-2K15-The Skill Expo,” a technical fest was organized by Sahyadri Association of M.Tech. Civil  Engineers(SAMCE)  and Sahyadri Pupil Association of Civil Engineers (SPACE) for the academic year 2014-15. Mr. Vasudev Moorthy, Head, Tools Academy, Bengaluru, the Chief Guest of the function inaugurated the technical fest.

Dr. U. M. Bhushi, Principal presided over the function, Dean Academic Prof.  Umashanker B. S. and the HoD of the department of Civil Engineering Prof. Umesh S. S., the faculty members and students were present for the formal inaugural function.

Following the formal inaugural function, Mr. Vasudev Moorthy gave a talk on “Concrete - An insight into the Wonderful World” in the first session. He spoke about the practical applications of cement and concrete. Giving some live examples, he made the session very interesting. Post-lunch, he addressed the topic “Special Concretes for Special Application” which was an interactive session.

Finishing School Programme for Civil Engineers Gains Momentum

The ten-day Finishing School Programme for Civil Engineers on `Building Construction, Supervision and Management’, saw students acquiring knowledge and skills from veterans and experts in the field of civil engineering.  Er. Premanandashenoy, Structural Consultant at Roy and Shenoy gave a presentation on “Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the Civil Engineering Field” and Dr. A. V. Pradeepkumar, Professor, JNN College of Engineering, Shivamoga, gave more insights on the subject. `Design and Construction of Concrete Foundations in Difficult Soils’, was a session engaged by Dr. B. M. Sunil, with Er. M. M. Kamath throwing light on legal issues through the topic `Disputes in Contract Management.’

 Students spent a whole day understanding the importance of concrete mix design from an Ultratech Cement Consultant Er. Nageshputtaswamy.  On the succeeding days, presentations and talks on topics such as “Types of Cement & Cement Manufacturing Process” by Mr. Anil K. Pillai, Deputy General Manager –Technical, Ramco Cement, “Next Generation Concrete” by Mr. Nagesh Puttaswamy Regional Head, Technical Services, , Ultratech Cement Ltd., Dr. K. S. Babunarayan, Professor, NITK-S on “Case Studies Of Failures In Construction”, and  “Form Work and Scaffolding Design” by Nagesh P.  

Finishing School Programme

Finishing School Programme for Civil Engineers Gets Off to a Flying Start

The ten-day Finishing School Programme `on Building Construction, Supervision and Management’ organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management in association with Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Mangaluru Center, Indian Concrete Institute, Mangaluru Center, Ramco, Ultratech Cements and CADD Centre at Sahyadri campus was inaugurated by the chief guest Prof. M. S. Shetty and Er. Ranganath Aithal, Chairman, ACCE (I), Mangaluru Centre and Er. Anil Baliga, the Guests of Honor. 

The programme began with a presentation on the “Brief Survey of Advancement of Concrete Technology” by Prof. M. S. Shetty followed by a talk on “Purpose of Finishing School Programme” by Er. Premananda Shenoy, Chief Consultant & Managing Partner, Roy & Shenoy. Assistant Professor, Charline Stella Samuel spoke on “Aesthetics of Buildings” and Assistant Professor, Neelakshi Joshi on “Green Buildings.” 


Internship Program for Final Year Students

Department of Civil Engineering has organized an internship program for final year students. The main objective of this program is to upgrade the knowledge of fresh engineering graduates as per industry requirements and help them to get better job opportunities. The students are exposed to the various site aspects in industry due to which they can be easily absorbed by the companies without much training. Students are made to visit and observe the various sites and the activities going around.

On the first day students visited construction sites in and around Mangalore where they observed the excavation and foundation works. 









Internship Programme for Final Year

Students of civil engineering visited a construction site in Mallikatte near Kadri as part of their internship program. Students interacted with the site engineer and gathered useful information especially giving more attention to building components and measurement. 

Students Visit Ready Mix Concrete Plant

Students of civil engineering visited the Ready Mix Concrete plant in the Baikampady industrial area of Mangaluru as part of their internship program. They interacted with the site engineer Mr. Siddish Kamath and gathered useful information in their specific area of study.

Visit a Construction Site

Students of the final year of the Department of CivilEngineering visited 'Marian Park' near Kadri which is a construction site owned and being executed by Marian Projects Pvt. Ltd. The students gathered knowledge about scaffolding and form work and had fruitful and insightful interactions with the project manager Er. Anirudh Rao Katapadi and his team at the site. 


Civil Engineering Students Visit Bhandary Meridian

The students of the final year civil engineering visited Bhandary Meridian, the construction site near Bejai, Mangalore and observed the reinforcement work being carried out at the project site as a part of their weekly internship program. The students interacted with the project engineer and collected information pertaining to their area of study. 



World Water Day observed at Sahyadri Campus

World Water Day observed at Sahyadri Campus Department of Civil Engineering in association with District Legal Services Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board observed the World Water Day at Sahyadri Campus. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. Mallanagouda, Senior Civil Judge & Member Secretary, District Legal Service Authority, Dakshina Kannada. Prof. M. S. Mohan Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. Sri. Mallanagouda in his address, stressed on the importance of conserving water for the future generation. He emphasized on meticulous usage of water on a day to day basis which is vital for the overall development of the society. Prof. M.S. Mohan Kumar, in his key note address stressed on the various treatment processes which is adopted by the IISC, Bangalore to treat the sewage water and reuse it for miscellaneous purposes. Sri. Rajshekar Puranik, Environmental Officer, KSPCB, Mangaluru, briefed about the significance of World Water Day. Prof Purushothama C T, HOD (UG), welcomed the gathering. Dr. U. M. Bhushi, Principal, presided over the function. Dr. S Manjappa, Director – Research and Consultancy, Mr. R. Srinivas, Senior Manager (Environment), MRPL, Mr. Rashid, Member of Food Scientists Association, Mangalore were present for the inaugural ceremony. Mr. Jayaprakash, Engineer, KSPCB rendered the vote of thanks.

The formal function was followed by the technical sessions to Civil Engineering students. Prof. M.S. Mohan Kumar, delivered a theme speech. Dr. S Manjappa, delivered a technical talk on “Water for Food Energy and Health.” The third session was followed by “Industrial Waste Water Treatment & its Reuse.” The students interacted with the resource persons during the respective sessions.

Programs of Computer Science Department

Faculty Member Trains Officers of Mangaluru Customs Commissionerate

Mr. DuddelaSaiPrashanth, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering was invited as a resource person to train the officers & staff of Mangaluru Customs Commissionerateoncomputer applications. The officers of the Commissionerate headed by Deputy Commissioner Mr. Praveen applauded the efforts of Mr. DuddelaSaiPrashanth

Alumni interacts at Sahyadri

  • Mr. KarthikBhat, software developer Unicourt India, alumnus of SCEM, 2015 batch interacted with students of computer science engineering. In this interactive session he stressed on the importance of basic knowledge of computer programming. He also shared his experience in the IT field and expressed the importance of Programming on part of IT Engineers.
  • Mr. ShivaprasadShetty, Senior Software Engineer, Symphony Teleca, Bangalore and Mr. Vasudevan, Associate Software Engineer, Tech Mahindra, alumni of Sahyadri College, interacted with the students of Semester III of the department of Computer Science & Engineering.The alumni were eager to share their knowledge about the interview process and work culture in the corporate sector. They inspired the students by sharing with them the importance of projects and internships in academics. Students greatly benefitted from their interaction.

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Faculty Invited as a Resource Person

Prof. B. S Umashankar, Professor and Dean Academics was invited to deliver a lecture on “Latest technologies which are Driving the Web”, at the National Seminar on “Emerging Technology in Computer Science & Information Technology” organized at the St. Philomena College, Puttur.

Dean Academic Delivers Talk on `Future Technologies in Computer Graphics’

Prof. B. S Umashankar, Dean Academic was invited to deliver a technical talk on "Future Technologies inComputer Graphics" for the students and faculty of the Department of Information Science & Engineering, Alva's Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moodbidri.

Programs of Electronics & Communication Department

The Geek Streak a two day workshop held in the Campus

The Google Student Community under the leadership of Google student ambassador Karthik Ramakrishnan, Semester V, Mechanical Engineering and the guidance of Ms. Saranyaraj D, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communications & Google Champion has organized a two day workshop ‘The Geek Streak’ in the Campus.

‘The Geek Streak’ is an Android – Cloud, integrated workshop. It was inaugurated by Dr. M.N Birje, HoD of Department of MCA, VTU Belgum, Mr. Praveen Hanchinal, CEO INSPIRE- groups and Mr. Amit Tank, faculty member at SRM Institute, Bangalore.

The two day workshop enabled the students to apply the acquired knowledge to solve the problem statements obtained from local NGOs, and Muncipal Bodies in Mangalore. It was followed by the presentation of the created applications before a jury consisting of these NGO Members and Employees of City Corporation.

The venue was decorated with creative depictions of Android Robot and Google colors and was appreciated by everyone.

Training Programme on - Optical Fibre Communication Systems

The training programme on “Optical Fibre Communication Systems” was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Mr. Balasubramaniam Iyer, Vice President, Reliance JIO Infocomm Ltd. The principals and placement officers of various colleges and the selected trainees attended the inaugural function. The training programme is a part of “Mission VTU-Empower 10000” scheme launched by VTU, Belgaum, to train the students and get them placed in industries. The chief guest in his inaugural address lauded the programme and extended his full support in the placement process. Dr. U. M. Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mr. Geo D’Silva, Special Officer (P&T), VTU-Belgaum, and Prof. Abdul Kareem, Coordinator graced the occasion.

Programs of Information Science Department

Prestigious Microsoft EduKinect Yappon Event Held in the Campus

The Microsoft Edukinect Yappon - 2014 event was held for the second time in the Campus. A total of 297 students participated from various branches of Engineering and other disciplines. Yappon is a 24 hour program, where a team has to build the Microsoft app. 80 teams participated in this event and developed 94 Windows Applications. Last year, 80 groups were formed out of 186 students, developed a total of 62 apps.

The top 3 teams received a cash award, T shirts and certificates, and one team received a consolation award. And the rest of the participants received participation certificates.

The first topper developed 1 Windows app and 3 Windows games (monster Attack, Dark City Run and Jelly rush). They bagged a cash prize of rupees five thousand, T-shirts and certificates. The team members were Priyanka Shetty, Chaithra Shetty, Shreyanka Shetty, and Sangeetha K. of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. The second topper developed 5 Windows games (Dodge IT, Facto-o-Tree, Have Eat, Sky Marble and Anglo Fence). They bagged a cash prize of rupees three thousand, T-shirts and certificates. The team members were Ankit Pratap Singh, and Gouse Khan, of the Department Information Science & Engineering and Atif Khan and Ranjith Ram M. of the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering. The third topper developed one Windows app (HelpEd). They bagged a cash prize of rupees two thousand, T-shirts and certificates. The team members were Preetham and Sona Krishnan of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Kruthi K. K. and Anvitha U. S. of the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering. The consolation prize winners developed one Windows App (Namaste Mangalore). They bagged T-shirts and certificates. The team members were K. Swathi, M, S, Nazriya Begum, Gunavathi S. Anchan, and Deepali Chandrahas Kumble of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. Sri Mrityunjay Bhadauria, CEO and Co-Founder of Edukinect gave away the cash awards and certificates to the winners of the contest.

Microsoft Application Development Contest (Appathon) at sahyadri

The Prestigious Microsoft Application Development Contest (Appathon) has begun at Sahyadri. Appathon is spread over four-week duration, and each week there will be a check point which will be monitored and evaluated by the Microsoft concern team. The best application will be rewarded by the team. Sahyadri students will develop an app using Microsoft technology.  Mr. Jaganmohan Naidu of Microsoft started the roadmap show and tossed various ideas across the groups to initiate the program. The program also includes hands-on-experience like developing apps, launching apps, etc.  The program went on throughout the day and around 150 students of various engineering streams participated and got an end-to-end development benefit from this interaction. 

Programs of Mechanical Department

Renewable Energy - Enabling Technologies

The  Department of Mechanical Engineering,  in association with ACCE (Association of Consulting Civil  Engineers), Mangalore, organized a talk on “Renewable Energy”, by Professor Shuichi  Torii, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kumamoto University, Japan. Among  the guests was Er. Vijaya Vishnu Mayya, Chairman, ACCE, Dr. Katta Subramanya, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal, along with other members of  ACCE, Mangalore.  Dr. Timothy Lenihan,  Dean (Research), Sahyadri Research Centre was also present.

Professor  Shuichi Torii gave an introduction about Kumamoto University, Japan, through a  presentation.  His keynote address on  renewable energy stressed on the major concern of today, which is global  warming. He mentioned that due to the increasing consumption of energy through the use of natural resources, the world is fast reaching an energy crisis. He  also presented some statistics showing the energy consumption pattern across  the globe. Professor Shuichi Torii in his informative talk on renewable energy  highlighted some of the methods which use wastes like used vegetable oil,  orange peel, coffee beans, and seaweed to generate energy. He also highlighted  many more ideas which have been implemented in Japan that makes use of wastes  and generates energy.  Professor Shuichi  displayed some photographs of how the top floors of the buildings in Japan have  been used to install solar cells to generate electricity.

Students  of Semesters VI and VIII, and faculty members of the Department of Mechanical  Engineering attended the program.

Materia Outreach Program Underway at Sahyadri Campus

IIT Bombay, Padarth and Experts Hub, in association with Sahyadri College of Engineering  and Management, organised a two-day workshop "Materia Outreach Program (MOP) on  Automotive Smart Materials" in the campus. Mr. Paulose Mathew and Dr. S. Krishna  Kumar, scientist from DRDO are the resource persons representing ExpertsHub, inaugurated the program.  The inaugural program was presided over by Dr. U. M. Bhushi, Principal,  Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management. Prof. S. S. Balakrishna, HoD,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Timothy G. Lenihan, Dean Research, Sahyadri Research Centre and Mr. Ashwin. D. Rao, Assistant  Professor and Program Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering were present during  the inaugural program.

The program began with a prayer after which a brief  introduction about the resource persons was given to the participants.  Dr. U. M. Bhushi, welcomed the resource  persons to the program with a floral bouquet.  97 participants from various engineering  colleges are attending the two-day workshop.

Programs of Chemistry Department

Programs of Mathematics Department

Programs of Physics Department

Programs of Placement & Training

Programs of Physical Education

Programs of Art & Culture

Other Programs

Shri Anil Uppin Additional Director Vishwa Department of Industries and commerce DIC visits Sahyadri


Sahyadri had the honour of receiving Shri. Anil A. Uppin, Additional Director(Vishwa) Department of Industries and commerce(DIC), Mr. Gokul Das Nayak, Joint Director also the Deputy Director of DIC and Shri. Arvind Baleri in campus. They visited entire premises and went into minute observations of work carried out in Dreamers DT lab, Sahyadri Aero Design and Hands on Experience laboratory. They appreciated the creativity and innovativeness of the students. Shri. Uppin highlighted various avenues of utilizing these innovations in an organizations. He suggested varied personalities spanning all areas of Engineering and said to focus on agricultural sector which has ardent need of technology implementation. He spelt areas of application in Aerospace and Defence. To be an Engineer one needs to develop the Engineering sense of looking at life and applying it in day to day life. The team was generous to initiate contact with varied patent holders and work in union. They also visited the Centre of Nano science Technology. They in particular appreciated the work done under Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt as an important service which is missed out by many colleges.

Mr Max E Rasquinha International Business Consultant and Philanthropist visits Sahyadri

Mr. Max E. Rasquinha, International Business Consultant and Philanthropist visits Sahyadri Mr. Max E. Rasquinha , International Business Consultant and Philanthropist from Houston, Texas, USA visited the Sahyadri campus and interacted with the Chairman, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, the Principal, Dr. U.M.Bhushi, the student entrepreneurs and the students of the Aero design team. He went around the campus and appreciated the facilities and infrastructure provided for the students.


Mr. Max Rasquinha is an International business Consultant in the oil and gas sector, situated in Houston for 37 years after being in the Middle East for 23 years and a short stint in Calgary, Canada. He is an active philanthropist dedicating his service to several humanitarian causes. He has patronised many educational institutions in Canada and USA.

Mangalore being his birthplace, Max's heart still lies in India and the Mangaloreans which is visible in his philanthropic works.He has also established the International Orientation Center and the International Institute for Public Policy- A 'think-tank' movement in Mangalore. He brought the Toastmasters International to Mangalore with the establishment of Winners Club Toastmasters.

His global and intellectual involvement involves his continuing education with the London Chamber of Commerce, International Management Association in Europe, The London school of Business in England, The American management Association, The Houston Community college,North Harris college at Kingwood, The Houston Baptist University, The University of St. Thomas, Houston, Oklahama University, University of Houston, Rice University and the University of Calgary, Canada. His autobiography of two volumes, "I'll Cry Tomorrow" outlines seventy seven years of his life and experiences in six countries and seven cities.

Karthik Kashyap guides IAS aspirants for appearing UPSC

Karthik Kashyap guides IAS aspirants for appearing UPSC Karthik Kashyap guides IAS aspirants for appearing UPSC Mr. Karthik Kashyap, IAS officer spelt out roadmap for preparing to UPSC examinations. In his talk, he highlighted that there is no shortcut to success. One has to be determined for his goal which will definitely be rewarded by success. He also emphasized that strong base has to be built to crack this examination. He also added that one has to keep his eyes and ears open and grab information and current scenario. A minimum of 60 hours of study is required per week. He also gave reference of books for aspirants.


Karthik, in his very first attempt got through the IAS, considered to be the mother of all exams. He completed his Civil Engineering from NITTE in 2007. Presently, he is The Superintendent of Police, Goa. He is the Son of Former Mayor Mr. Shanker Bhat & Ms. Sujatha S Bhat. Karthik received IPS Association's Sword of Honour for the best outdoor probationer at the 63rd 'Dikshant Parade' (passing out parade) of the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad from E S L Narasimhan, governor of Andhra Pradesh. He has married to Ms. Priya Kashyap who is also an IPS officer serving in Goa.

Mr Shreyas Indian Revenue Services Officer visited Sahyadri

Mr. Shreyas, Indian Revenue Services Officer visited Sahyadri Mr. Shreyas, Indian Revenue Services Officer visited Sahyadri Mr. Shreyas, Indian Revenue Services Officer, Civil Servant visited Sahyadri and interacted with the students and faculty members of the Department of Business Administration. He spoke to the students about different subject like Civil Service exams, GST and tax related issues. He spoke about various challenges, a civil servant has to face.


He also encouraged students to work hard with determination in-order to achieve success in life. He has assured the students of visiting Sahyadri again.

Dr T N Prakash Kammardi Chairman of Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission GOK visited Sahyadri

Dr. T N Prakash Kammardi, Chairman of Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission, Government of Karnataka, along with Mr. Srivatsava G, President, Foretell Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru visited Sahyadri and interacted with the Chairman, Principal and Faculty on matters related to Agriculture and its scope for study in MBA & Engineering.


Dr. T N Prakash Kammardi has thirty years of illustrious career at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in teaching, research, guiding PG students and extension in the fields of agricultural / natural resources / environmental economics, marketing, price analysis, international trade, sustainable / organic agriculture, bio diversity, traditional knowledge and indigenous technologies along with providing academic advocacy, empirical inputs and technical consultancy to the governments, policy makers, NGOs, organizations and others since 1984.

Ms Vaijayanthi Srinivasaraghavan and Dr Subramani Ramakrishnan from IBM visited Sahyadri

Srinivasaraghavan, Certified Delivery Project Executive, GH Program Team, IBM accompanied by Dr. Subramani Ramakrishnan, Associate Partner, Location Executive-Chennai, IBM visited Sahyadri and interacted with the Chairman, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary. Their agenda to visit the campus was mainly to explore the opportunities to feature the college success stories, with the concept of SHAPE-IT. Ms. Vaijayanthi, being in the IT industry for more than two decades, and working closely with the fresh talent from campus, and having received numerous feedback from student community, project managers / recruiters from Industry and the academia intends to survey the student requirements/needs to be prepared for the "INDUSTRY" while still in campus. She stated in her address that Seven Mantras for students' success are hidden in the seven alphabets of the word SHAPE-IT.

During the visit, their focus was towards learning, One Unique practice at our campus that is being followed, uncommon and has resulted in positive outcomes. She expressed her desire in bringing out the book, outlining the student success stories, curriculum innovation, industry ready skills and research papers which will help in enhancing the book's value to the student community. It is a proactive step for students to overcome tag of unemployability. The book would provide a road map in grooming themselves in right perspective to be practicing engineers. Sahyadri will provide the necessary information in the venture of SHAPE-IT.

They also interacted with the faculty members with regard to the concept of SHAPE IT and its five traits. Mr. M. V. Subramanian, Managing Director, Future Focus Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Prasad Nagaraj, and Mrs. Sangita Punit were also part of the interactive session. Dr. Subramani Ramakrishnan in his address, presented a Power point to the faculty members and quoted few examples derived from his experiences gained during his visit to various engineering institutes. He stated that Self-learning, Hands-on, Antennas Up, Problem Solver and Entrepreneur are the five traits identified to make a mark in the society. He was of the opinion that learning is a continuous process and hence one has to make an effort to learn whenever there is an opportunity. He added that knowledge is just one click away in the present generation and stressed on the importance of blending research into teaching and curriculum alignment. He advised the faculty members to nurture students through mentoring. He also mentioned about Digital reputation building through active involvement in paper presentation and attending conferences.

Ms. Vaijayanthi emphasized the need of mathematics concepts to an engineering graduate. She said the mathematics concepts should be effectively inculcated in the students in their early stage of learning, in parallel to which the communication skills also to be built up. Chairman, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary provided a brief overview of the Sahyadri institute through his presentation and clearly stated the vision and mission of the institute including its long term and short term goals.

Academic and Management Team of BLDEA s VP Dr PG Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology visit Sahyadri

Academic & Management Team of B.L.D.E.A's V.P. Dr. P.G. Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology visited Sahyadri. Principal Dr. V.P.Huggi of B.L.D.E.A's V.P. accompanied by his team of Academic and Management officials interacted with the Principal, Dean and Placement Officer during their visit. They visited the campus to identify the positives that could be carried forward towards the development of their institute.


They appreciated the scientific efforts of Sahyadri and exceptional practices implemented in the college. They said over all development emphasis was highlight of the college. Also, the Hands on Experience and Areas ear marked for Incubation were unique feature not seen in most of colleges. Team said that attention to details by management was the hall mark of the college. They complimented the efforts of all the teaching and supporting staff. Principal Dr. V.P.Huggi, former EC member of VTU, has visited many of the top ranked colleges in Karnataka as a Chairman, remarked fastest upcoming private college and many features are not seen in any of such colleges.

Dr. M. R. Ravi KAS visits Sahyadri

Dr. M. R. Ravi KAS visits Sahyadri Karnataka Administration Service (KAS) cadre officer Dr. M R Ravi visited our campus and interacted with the Chairman Mr. Manjunath Bhandary. He went around the campus and appreciated the efforts of the management in creating an ambience for learning to the students.

Dr. Ravi is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat. In the Directorate of Collegiate Education, he held several positions and served in places like Mysuru, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Belagavi. Dr. Ravi also served as Chief Manager of Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC).He is the recipient of many awards and has presided over a few Kannada literary fests.