Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat


Bharat Ratna Professor C. N. R. RAO

National Research Professor
Linus Pauling Research Professor & Honorary President
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India
Chief Patron, Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat
Born: June 30, 1934, Bangalore, India

Office bearers / Executive committee members for the period 2019 - 2022


Shri Girish B. Kadlewad
Qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed.

Hon. President of Karnataka State D.Ed., B.PEd, B.Ed Graduate Association. Fought for the past 10 years for the enforcement of combined competitive examination for school teachers recruitment, as a President. Has been Science text book committee member for 8th standard. Has organised many science popularization and environmental activities in Hyderabad- Karnataka region.
Social Work : Actively participated and fought for the enforcement of article 371 (special status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region)

Vice Presidents

Shri B. Doddabasappa
Qualification:BSc., B.Ed.

Shri H.G. Huddar
Qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed.

Has worked as coordinator, President, Secretary of KRVP Unit of Bagalkote district and also executive committee member of KRVP between 2013-2016 and 2016-2019. Has worked as State coordinator for National Children Science Congress between 2014-2018.
Awards & Honours : Best district level teachers’ award 2007 given by Karnatak State Teachers’ Welfare Fund and S.J. Nagalotimath State level Teachers’ Award 2015.
Awarded Best Teacher in the memory of late IAS Officer, Anitha Kaul given by Karnataka Jnana Vijnana Samiti (KJVS)- 2017
Samajamathe award for Social work given by Chittaragi Shri Vijayamahanthesha Samsthanamath, Ilakal.
Awarded State best Teachers Award 2019.

Hon. Secretary

Shri C. Krishnegowda
Qualification: M.Sc., M.A., MBA, M.Phil, B.Ed.

Awards &Honours :
Best Teacher Award – Taluk level.
Best Teacher Awards - District level.
Best Lecturer Award – District level.
Best Teachers Award – State level
State level teachers award given in the name of Shri K.V. Shankaregowda Ankanashree

Joint Secretary

Shri B.N. Srinath
Qualification: B.Sc., M.Ed.

Awards & Honours :
"Best Co-operative" award given by Karnataka Cooperative Association and “Best Teacher” given by Vijaya Karnataka as well as "Viveka Vidya Chethana" award.
"Best guide" award given by Kempegowda Cooperative Committee and "Best Social Worker" award given by Yeshwanthpur Assembly constituency.


Shri E Basavaraju
Qualification: B.E.

Social work : Has penned books on Indian freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy, Ill-effects of crackers and life and works of eminent persons.
Has written many articles on subjects such as : Education, Science and Life and works of eminent persons.)
Has penned many articles in popular magazines such as Andolana, Janatha Madhyama, Prajavani, Prajapragathi and many other popular magazines and news dailies. Was the state coordinator of children festival.
Executed and organized state level Jana Vijnaana Jatha.
Has organized state level programmes to strengthen the status of government schools.
Worked as Secretary of Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi

Hobbies : Reciting Science songs, Writing articles on peoples science & education, participating in discussions at TV channels, participating in Pro people struggles.

Executive Committee Members

Smt. Sreemathi Hariprasad
Qualification: B.Sc, (CBZ), PG Dip(English) MA (Sociology)

Asst. Editor Ahara – Vijnana, Quarterly periodical in Kannada on food science and technology ; articles, editorial and production work, CFTRI Varth-Pathra in Kannada bimonthly. Worked (monthly). in editorial pool of science reporter.
Sub-editor, Encyclopedia – Jnana Gangotri (1969-74). More than a 1000 writeups ; out of which more than 300 for the three volumes on biological sciences, physical sciences as well as engineering and technology.
Involved in Balavijnana Editorial work since 1980. Founder Editor (for 2 years) – Quality Bulletin of he Mysuru Science & Technology Forum (MYSTEF). As well as AIS Tech News – Campus. Associate Editor, Journal of Food Science and Technology, CFTRI Campus, Mysuru (since 1993).
resently .Chief Editor, "Balavijnana" Magazine
Awards & Honours : She has been conferred with national award for best individual efforts in popularizing Science & Technology instituted by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India in 2007.

Dr. Hulikal Nataraju
Qualification: RBV, B.Ed.

Social Work: Conducting programme on Miracle Exposure
Awards & Honours : Best teacher’s award given by Education department. Also many awards given by many voluntary organisations namely ; Sri Siddi Vidyabhushan, Shikshana Ratna, Samaja Ratna, Vijnana Chintaka, Siddashri, Abudabhi Kannada Ratna, Sagara Sutha Award, Basavashree Kanakashree and many more. Has been honoured with Honorary Doctorate by Tumkur University in 2017.

Shri Dani BabuRao
Qualification: M.Sc. M.Ed..

Social Work: Also was the executive committee member of NCSTC- Network, New Delhi.
Awards & Honours : as bagged State level Best Teacher Award, Republic day award, District award for the best environmental activities and many more.

Dr. Kunteppa Gouripur
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Published : 7 papers in international journals.
Awards & Honours : Best Teacher Award from DDPU, Republic Award, National Award given by Bharatiya Dalita Sahitya Academy.

Shri Koushik P.S
Qualification: B.E. (Mechanical)

Social work : Conducted blood donation camps.
Free coaching classes for 10 th and PUC students .

Dr Ramachandra
Qualification: M.A., M.Sc., B.Ed.

Awards : Taluk Chintana Shikshaka,Vijnana Mithra award,Amogha Shikshaka award, Mandya Dist. Best Teacher award,Science Special Teacher State award,Premananda Jana Vijnana award,Kavyashree Award

Dr. R.S. Yeli
Qualification: B.Sc., M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Shri Suryaprakash Ghanathe
Qualification: MSc., B.Ed

Have been associated with KRVP for the past 15 years and have organized many scientific programme in Yadgiri Dist.
Was the President of Yadgiri KRVP Dist. Committee.

Shri Suryaprakash Ghanathe
Qualification: MSc., B.Ed

Have been associated with KRVP for the past 15 years and have organized many scientific programme in Yadgiri Dist.
Was the President of Yadgiri KRVP Dist. Committee.

Shri Shankara T. Nayaka
Qualification: B.A. LLB (Spl)

H.S.T. Swamy
Qualification: B.Sc, B.Ed.

Lecture on Astronomy at over 1000 school and college and association organizations across the state. Establishment of “Amateur Astronomy Observatory Science Centre” in Chitradurga Homecoming in the city by organizing "Mane Maneyalli Vijnana" programme.
Writing articles in the upcoming “Science of the Month” magazine, Participated as a resource person in workshops held in the Department of Public Education. Participated in children's science conference, science quiz, student-scientist interaction program, youth scientist competition and many other academic and scientific activities.
Successfully served as Secretary of Chitradurga KRVP District Committee for 9 years. Participated in over 100 different activities and interactive programs on Chitradurga All India Radio. Serves as a columnist by writing articles about the astronomical column in the "Antariksha Koutuka" column in the state-level "Companion" which is coming out for students from the magazine in 2016.
Currently serving as a member of the State Executive Committee of the Karnataka State Science Council. Award / Honour : District Level Outstanding Teacher Award from the DDPI."State Special Science Teacher Award" by the Department of Teacher Welfare at the State level.

Shri T.G. Krishnamurthy Raj Urs
Qualification: MSc., M.Phil. B.Ed.

Four projects guided him have been selected for National level.
Has served as State Co-ordinator for National Children Science Congress for 6 years and participated in NCSC held at Bhopal, Varanasi & Jaipur.
Has served as State Coordinator for National Children Congress for 2 years and served as Secretary of Dist Science Centre, Chikmagaluru.
Serving as Joint Secretary of Chikkamagaluru Dist. Higher Secondary Teacher’s Association.
Has served as trouble shooter during National Children Science Congress held in Bengaluru.
Has served as best resource person in district as well as state level.
Has visited 18 states and various countries., Founder of Excellent Academy, Chikkamagaluru
Founder of Gurukul Education Institute, Chikkamagaluru, Good orater, good science organiser, Science Writer, Science propagator, Good sports man as well as good communicator.
Worked as State coordinator in Science Writers workshop held at Kuduremukh.
Worked as Coordinator for Divisional level Science Exhibition for Degree students.
Worked as Coordinator for Student-Scientist direct interaction programme.
Elected for KRVP from Mysuru Division for two terms.
Award / Honours : Has been awarded best service organisation award.
Special Training: Puppet show.
Hydroponics from Agricultur University, Dharwad


Smt. Meenakshi Shivananda Kudasomannavar
Qualification: M.A

Anadure Maharudrappa
Qualification: B.Sc. B.Ed.

Chairman of Indian Science Committee Taluka Unit, Humnabad, Scientific Miracles programme, Science Quiz contests, Lecture on outer space Slide Show, Science Exhibition, Taluka level Science seminars.
Certificate of working efficiency from Indian Science Committee, Bidar, Certificate of Scientific Awareness from Science Education Trust, Raichur and KRVP, Bengaluru. Certificate of Good Science Teacher by Subject Inspector DDPI, Bidar. As a representative in Bidar District Science Council, Taluk Humnabad . Participated in District & State level students science conference, KRVP, Science Resourceful Teachers’ training, Belgaum. One day awareness training on Biodiversity, K.B.B., Bengaluru.
Awards & Honours : Best Teacher Taluka level Award in the year 2000-2001 Friend of Science State Award and the Best of Science Organiser from Putani Vijnana Balaga
District level best Teacher Award 2002-03 by Dept. Public Instruction, Bidar.
A Good Science Teacher – Karnataka Rajyothsava Prashasti from Karnataka Rajyotsava Samiti, Bidar.
State Award 2006-07 for creative and Resourceful teacher from Environment and Cultural Awareness Organisation, Belgaum.
State level best Teacher Award 2010-11 from Commissioner of Public Instruction, Bengaluru.
National level best Teacher award 2012 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi .
National level best Teacher award 2012 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.

A.N. Mahesh
Qualification: B.E., M.I.E., C.E. (Chartered Engineer, M.A. (Politics), Diploma (Journalism)

He started his extra-curricular activities as Chief Editor of a weekly called “Campus Mirror” daily student life and continued to become secretary of sub-regional science centre of Chikkamagaluru. Is serving as a Hon. President of Chikkamagaluru Dist Science Centre since last 15 years.
He has also served as Board Chairman of Jungle Lodges and retreats commission of Govt. of Karnataka.
He has participated as a member of a committee formed for Indo-China relations improvements.
He has successfully organised state level children science congress in 2006.
Awards / Honours : Govt. of Karnataka has awarded him; the State level youth award in 1996.
He has been awarded best Citizen Award from Citizen Forum New Delhi and state level award for Youth & Environment by Dept. of Youth Services.


Qualification: M.Sc ( Nuclear Physics) PGDCA

AWARDS / Honours : 'Best Teacher' award given from Education department and many awards by Voluntary Organisations

Shri Shivakumar

In one of the leading local news papers of Tumkur called praja pragathi he has written 50 small stories every Sunday under the head “KANAJA”. He is the managing trustee of “NANDANAVANA CHARITABLE TRUST” which is engaged in various charitable activities. On 1st of every year he is celebrating NEW YEAR with his family and friends at Siddaganga Mutt with blind and dumb and Duff children offering Holige Meal for about 200 students since 16 years. He has prepared a C.D. for blind students from which they can know the day of the Week for 6000 years. He has given live telecast in public T.V. under BELAGU programme. This can be viewd in U Tube “Shivakumar walking calendar”. He has given number of programmes in Siddartha Radio, Tumkur.
He has given lectures about his Kanaja stories, his World Record Calendar and Memory Technic at Newjercy, Newyark and Atlanta in America during his visit to America.
AWARDS / Honours : On the day of Basava jayanthi he was awarded “Basava Award” and on Sarvagna Jayanthi he was awarded “Sarvagna Award” from Govt. of Karnataka.
Now he is working as President Tumkur District Committee of Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishath.

Prakash Luckshetty
Qualification:M.Sc., Ed.

AWARDS / Honours : District best teacher award 1996-97
Putani Vijnana Teacher award – 2008
Kalyana Karnataka Sodak Teacher Award.