REVA University

By Dr. P. Shyama Raju, Founder & Hon'ble Chancellor | 2018-12-26 03:31:51

Dr. P. Shyama Raju

Founder & Hon'ble Chancellor

A Businessman, an Educationist and someone with a vested interest in trendsetting ideas, Dr. P. Shyama Raju is the Founder and Hon'ble Chancellor of REVA University. His idealistic mission as the Chancellor of the University is to see careers build and peddle dreams for those who are inclined and ambitious, through the educational caverns of REVA University.

Dr. S.Y. Kulkarni, Vice Chancellor

An M.Tech and Ph.D. holder from Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, Dr. Kulkarni is presently is the Vice Chancellor of REVA University. He has an excellent blend of teaching and industrial experience. He has published about 68 technical papers in National and International conference and Journals. Education Council of India has identified him as one amongst 100 most influential Directors of the country.

Born out of a strong desire of fulfilling his late wife, Mrs. Rukmini Shyama Raju's dream of setting up state-of-the-art educational institutions, the excellence, and quality of REVA University is the manifestation of Dr. P. Shyama Raju's years of hard work, grit, and commitment. Mrs. Rukmini Shyama Raju had a firm belief that academics is the fore-runner of everything important in life and based on this philosophy, REVA University since its inception has been widely known among the student community for producing graduates with sound values and a passion for contributing to the society in a constructive manner. REVA University is run by the REVA Group of Educational Institutions, which was initiated under Ruk-mini Educational Charitable Trust. The trust is resolute to provide global standard education to the youth of the country along with giving them the right wings to fly high in their respective careers.

Dr. P. Shyama Raju shares, "The journey from being recognized as a College to being a University, par excellence has been challenging but fruitful for us. It was a moment of pride and awe for REVA when Government of Karnataka invited it to accord it with University status."
Advocating rendering personal touch to students, the University makes sure to encourage them to practice discipline in the form of attending classes regularly and staying in constant interacademic journey of the students within the campus. Dr. S. Y. Kulkarni, Vice Chancellor, REVA University says, "The idea is to cater to the societal issues through the application of Science and Technology. Owing to this, we ardently motivate our faculty members, students, and research scholars to engage actively in research activities by providing financial assistance to travel and participate in various academic and research-oriented events."

"At REVA, innovation, accountability, a sense of answerability and giving back to the society are some of the features that define the overall academic journey of the students within the campus"

These kinds of continuous support from the University has resulted in over 500 published articles in SCOPUS and about 300 research papers in WEB of Science indexed journals. The students studying at REVA hence, get access to a host of faculty members who are extremely research-driven and are capable of bringing the best knowledge inside and outside the classroom. Presently, by upholding the founding motto of 'Knowledge is Power', the University is offering doctoral studies, 24 full-time and 5 part-time PG programs, 21 UG programs, several Certificate/Diploma and PG Diploma programs in disciplines like Engineering, Architecture, Science & Technology, Commerce, Management Studies, Law, Arts & Humanities and Performing Arts. Due to the University's rich reputation in conducting high caliber research programmes, it currently houses 400 registered Ph.D. scholars working on various problems relating to Engineering, Architecture, Science & Technology, Commerce, Management Studies, Legal Studies, Education, Arts & Humanities.

Where Imagination Becomes Reality

Apart from REVA University's academic and research excellence, what captivate the learners from around the country to study are its campus facilities. "Being from the construction industry, I have a good knowledge of constructing ensuring the infrastructure matching the modern day students requirements. From the planning stage to the construction phase, I personally looked after everything and have assured to include best of both world facilities," proudly says Dr. P. Shyama Raju. Having LEED-certified
buildings; the clean and greenery campus of REVA has been awarded the Swachhata Award by MHRD and has earned great appreciations from different stakeholders of the education sector. The campus is fully ICT and Wi-Fi enabled, with LED screens installed in all blocks, an efficient ERP system, and so on.

Dr. S. Y. Kulkarni pinpoints, "We boast of having collaboration with more than 35 reputed Universities. Through this, we enable our students to undergo fruitful summer and winter programs in abroad or even take up one semester abroad." Likewise, on account of these associations, the University facilitates faculty exchange programmes coupled with inviting faculty from across the globe to come and deliver courses here at REVA. The students at REVA are promised for a comprehensive experience through-out the year by providing them the opportunities to attend and undergo seminars, industry visits, an international symposium, internships, on the ground and live projects along with robust pre-placement training. Eminent companies such as Amazon, Cerium, Mindtree, Infosys, KPIT Technologies, Sunrise Biztech Systems, Fujitec India Pvt Ltd., to name a few, visits the campus annually to recruit the skilled REVA students.

On the flipside, throwing light on the growing demand of entrepreneurship, the University has placed an Incubation Centre in the campus, where enough scopes are given for converting ideas into products. Going the extra mile, the University has tied up with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad, for an intrinsic Entrepreneur-ship program that exposes students to the innate practices of business. The campus is moreover filled with over 100 clubs where students can realize their respective passions. "The REVA Unique Learning Offerings (RULO) lets the students choose a recreational yet personality enhancing course/program for their personal growth," adds Dr. S. Y. Kulkarni. Adding a new feather to its cap with each passing year and handing over the students a most relevant and regularly modified version of the curriculum, REVA University strives for introducing new courses based on the changing industry scenario, strengthen the education system and make Education value and skill-centric and not book-centric.