(Centre for Śāstra and Contemporary Studies),
Recognized Research Centre of
Karnataka Samskrit University,
Janaseva Trust premises, Magadi Road, Channenahalli,
Bengaluru – 562130
Vidvān H. V. Nagaraja Rao is a retired researcher of the Oriental Research Institute Mysore. He is a world authority on Sanskrit grammar and poetics. He is the editor of numerous Sanskrit works and has translated many Sanskrit works into English and Kannada, including, Ruyyaka’s Alaṃkārasarvasvam.
Vempati Kutumba Sastry is a renowned Samskrit scholar. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, for the period 2003 to 2008. He is the president of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies. He was a member of the organizing committee of the fifteenth World Sanskrit Conference. He is a member of the governing board of Wider Association of Vedic Studies. He is on the editorial board of Indological Taurinensia, which is the Journal of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies, published from Torino.
Professor B. Mahadevan is Professor B. Mahadevan is a professor of Operations Management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he has been teaching since 1992. Professor Mahadevan has more than 23 years of wide-ranging experience in teaching, research, consulting, and academic administration at IIM Bangalore and other reputed institutions such as IIT Delhi and XLRI, Jamshedpur. He was a visiting scholar at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, in 1999–2000. He was also a retainer consultant to Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA, in 2001–2002. He was earlier Chief Editor of theIIMB Management Review Professor Mahadevan was a member of the Central Sanskrit Board, an advisory body to the Ministry of HRD, Department of Education on all Sanskrit policy issues in the country.
Prof. K. Narahari was a professor in an engineering college. He served as Student Welfare Officer in BMS College, Bengaluru. He is President of BMS College of Engineering Employees. He Served as a Member of Legislative Council for two times, electing from the Teacher’s Constituency.
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Dr. Veeranarayana N.K. Pandurangi is currently Registrar (I/c) at Karnataka Samskrit University, Bengaluru. He hails from the Pandurangi family that has contributed highly to the development of philosophies of Dvaita Vedānta and Nyāya over the last five hundred years. Veeranarayana Pandurangi is a well-versed scholar in Nvya Nyāya Śāstra and Dvaita Vedānta. He worked as a researcher in French Institute of Pondicherry. He worked as an associate professor in the Department of Darshanas, JR Rajasthan Samskrit University, Jaipur where he was the head of the department and Dean of Darshan Faculty. His research interests are in the fields of Indian Logic, Dvaita Vedānta, Pūrva Mīmāṃsā, Ancient Indian History, Machine translation where he has contributed by publishing many books and papers in various journals. He founded Bharatiya vidvat parishat with Shrinivas Varakhedi in 2009. He received the Badarayana Vyas Samman from President of India in 2011.
Dr. K.S. Kannan is the Academic Director of Swadeshi Indology Conference Series organized by Infinity Foundation India. A renowned scholar of Sanskrit, he was formerly the Director at Karnataka Samskrit University, Bangalore., and has a rich teaching experience of over 35 years in the National College, Bangalore. He is a Nominated Member of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. Amongst the various recognitions he has received, is the title “Vidyānidhi” conferred by HH Rangapriya Swamiji and the International Merit Award for a paper on Machine Translation.
Shrimati V. Bhat is principal at the higher education center of Maitreyi Gurukulam. She had been a volunteer in Hindu seva pratishtana. She holds a master degree in Sanskrit.
Dr. Vinayachandra B. K., is presently the associate professor in Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam. He is also the co-founder of Ritambhara Yogashala and Takshashila Institute of India Studies along with Dr. Anuradha Choudry. Vinayachandra has a PhD on psychological insights in the Vedas from Pondicherry University, Masters’ in Sanskrit, English, Yogic Science and Applied Psychology. Earlier he has worked as teaching/research faculty at Development Foundation, Centre for Indian Psychology, Jain University, Karnataka Knowledge Commission and SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore.
Dr.Mahabaleshwar Bhat is currently an assistant professor in Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam as well as working as the Principal of Veda Vijnana Gurukulam, Bangalore. With his expertise in the field of Vedanta and Purva Mimamsa, two important classical philosophical systems of India, he endeavors to bring the essential aspects of these teachings and make them relevant to our current times. He presented papers in several national and international seminars. Recently he participated and presented his paper in world samskrit conference which was held in Canada. He has authored a book called Devataayatana Vimarsha.
Dr. Tilaka M. Rao is currently an assistant professor and Director in charge in Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam. He underwent 12 years of rigorous training in Vedic literature covering 10 major Upanishads in Prabodhini Gurukula and Veda Vijnana Gurukula in Karnataka along with training to chant the entire kavya-yajurveda (Taittiriya recession). In addition, he had the opportunity to study many important works from classical Sanskrit including Kavya, Panini’s Astadhyayi, and philosophical systems including Vedanta, Nyaya, Samkhya and Yoga.
He was awarded a gold medal in Masters (Sanskrit) and JRF to pursue Ph.D. on the Utsarga-apavada principle in Astadhyayi. He has authored 3 books and many research papers. He has worked as an Assistant Professor at the MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune. He is a visiting faculty of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science, Dublin, Ireland.
Vadiraja K S is currently project associate in Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam. He underwent 12 years of rigorous training in Vedic literature covering 10 major Upanishads in Prabodhini Gurukula and Veda Vijnana Gurukula in Karnataka along with training to chant the entire kavya-yajurveda (Taittiriya recession).
He got third place at state level Aṣṭādhyāyī competition. He has memorized and submitted the whole 700 verses of the Bhagavadgita in Sringeri math and got blessed by his holiness Sri Bharatitirtha Swamiji. He has passed NET examination. He has completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Yoga as well as B.A., M.A. M.Phil. in Advaita Vedanta. Presently he is pursuing Ph.D.
R. S. Srinivasan is currently librarian in Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam. He has studied in Veda Vijnana Gurukulam for seven years. He Holds degree and master degree in Advaita Vedanta as well as he has studied yajurveda (Taittiriya recession) thoroughly.
Chamu. Krishna Shastry has played key role in revival of Samskrit. He is one of the founders of “Speak Samskrit Movement” and has inspired thousands of volunteers to learn and teach Samskrit through the unique tool – “Sambhashana Shibiram” (10 Day – Speak Samskrit Classes). He is the General Secretary of Samskrita Bharati which has branches across the country. He had been a Member of the Grant and Aid Committee under MHRD, Govt of India and associated with National Council of Educational Research and Training, Central Board of Secondary Education and various State Boards in connected with Samskrit Education. He is the Trustee Secretary of Samskrit Promotion Foundation. He is awarded with Padmashri.
Sri Y. K. Raghavendra Rao is a managing trustee of Janaseva Trust. He is an advocate in high court and also revenue consultant.
Sri. K.G.Subbarama Setty, is Chairman of Komarla Feeds and Foods Pvt. Ltd. and also he is President in Janaseva Trust, Bangalore. He is a graduate in B.Sc textiles. He has held several senior executive positions in multiple organizations. He was the former president of Karnataka roller flour mills association and was an active member for 20 years between 1969 & 1988. He served as the President of Roller Flour Mills Federation of India, New Delhi. He was the president of Federation of Karnataka Chambers Of Commerce and Industries (FKCCI) in 1974 representing the business and industry fraternity. Mr. K.G. Subbarama Setty took over the family business from his father Mr. Komarla Ganga Setty in the year 1951 and had been instrumental in expanding and modernizing the flourmill with latest technologies. He is an ex- senate member of the Bangalore University. He has constantly served the community by holding positions as president, treasurer, secretary and trustee, of several non-profit organizations.
Sri A S Nirmal Kumar is an Hon’ble Secretary of Janaseva Tust.
Sri Tippeswamy N. is a retired electronic engineer from Karnataka Industrial Area Development. He is a managing trustee of Vanavasi Kalyana Ashrama, Karnataka and management member in Mythic Society, Abalashrama and Amrutha Shishu Nivasa. He is the president of Keshava Krupa Samvardhana Samithi. He has developed his village under the caption of Nanna Grama Nanna Tirtha.