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Col. Prof. Dr. Y.S. Siddegowda


Vice Chairman, Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) Government of Karnataka

Colonel Professor Dr. Y.S. Siddegowda is a highly accomplished academic and administrative leader with a remarkable career spanning 41 years within the university system. He has left an indelible mark in the academic world with his extensive contributions. Dr. Siddegowda has published over 160 research articles and authored 6 books. He has successfully completed 17 major research projects, with one ongoing project valued at 6 crore rupees. His dedication to academic mentoring is evident through the guidance of 28 Ph.D. candidates. His administrative roles include serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Tumkur University, Karnataka, and Colonel in the National Credit Corps under the Government of India. Dr. Siddegowda has also held positions as the In-Charge Vice-Chancellor during his tenure as Registrar at Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University in Mysore and Karnataka Sanskrit University in Bangalore. He has been Registrar (Administration) at three universities on four occasions, demonstrating his strong administrative capabilities. Throughout his career, Dr. Siddegowda has been an active participant in academic events, attending and organizing over 850 conferences at the national and international levels. He has also served as an editor and member of prestigious national and international journals. Beyond academia, he has served as a consultant to various industries, NGOs, and professional organizations in Karnataka. Dr. Siddegowda’s contributions have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the rank of ‘Honorary Colonel’ and ‘Colonel Commandant of National Cadet Corps (NCC)’ by the Government of India. He received the “Most Dedicated Vice Chancellor” award and the “Outstanding Academic Leadership” award, among many others. His illustrious career is a testament to his unwavering commitment to education and leadership in academia.