Recognizing the genuine need to further the cause of women’s education, Dr. K. N. V. Sastri(1895-1984), the Founder Director cum coordinator, a noted scholar, author and professor in the area of Indian History and Politics – envisioned an exclusive women’s degree college in the northern part of Bangalore. The outcome of his dream was the establishment of Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women affiliated to Bangalore University with Dr.M.N.Mahadevan as the Founder President, Shri. T.S. Rajam as the Vice President, with strength of just 12 girls. The vision of the mLAC Trust and the relentless efforts of the Principals and staff over the past four decades has steered the institution firmly towards consolidation of the founder’s dream. Today, the institution runs PUC, UG& PG programs & PhD is ranked amongst the top colleges in Bangalore.
Dr. Roddam Narasimha, formerly DST Year-of-Science Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, was an aerospace and atmospheric scientist. After a BE from the Government College of Engineering and Masters at the Indian Institute of Science, he obtained his PhD at the California Institute of Technology, in 1961. Returning from the US in 1962, he joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science and was associated with IISc in various capacities till 1999. In 1982 he founded the Centre for Atmospheric (and Oceanic [now]) Sciences, which he headed till 1989. From 1984 to 1993 he was Director of the National Aerospace Laboratories, and from 1997 to 2004 Director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies. For many years since 1982 he was Clark B Millikan (Visiting) Professor at Caltech, and during 1989-90 Jawaharlal Nehru Professor at Cambridge. In India he was INSA Golden Jubilee Research Professor, ISRO K R Ramanathan Distinguished Professor and Pratt & Whitney Professor of Engineering and Science. He served several terms as Member of the Space Commission and the Scientific Advisory Council to the PM. For his scientific contributions and leadership he was elected to all the national academies of science and engineering, the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences as well as of Engineering among many others. His many honours include the Bhatnagar Prize in 1976, the 2000 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award in the US, the Trieste Science Prize in 2008, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Department of Earth Sciences. He was made a Fellow of IISc in its centenary year, and awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2013.
Education: B.Com., LL.B., A.C.A., Diploma in French
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Regularly appear before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and Tribunals including Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission, Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. Debts Recovery Tribunal and Company Law board.
A member of the 1976 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Mr. K. Jairaj retired as Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.
Sri Jairaj has held key appointments in the Infrastructure, Energy, Transport and Urban Development sectors including Principal Secretary and ACS, Energy Department and Chairman, BESCOM; Managing Director, Bangalore International Airport Ltd.; Managing Director, Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd.; Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation; Commissioner, Bangalore City Corporation (BBMP) for two terms; Commissioner for Commercial Taxes and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
With Sri N.R. Narayanamurthy as Chairman, Sri K. Jairaj helped establish the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), India’s first Greenfield Airport, on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis. Sri Jairaj has served with the World Bank, Washington DC., USA, as Senior Public Sector Management Specialist.
Sri Jairaj‘s academic background is in Economics, Public Policy Management and Law. He has a B.A. Hons degree in Economics, Bangalore University; M.A. Economics, Delhi School of Economics; M.P.A, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA & M.P.A, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. He has a LLB Degree from Bangalore University.
Sri K. Jairaj has served as President, All India Management Association (AIMA), Delhi; Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Kashipur; Chairman, Advisory Board, TAPMI School of Business, Jaipur; Senior Fellow, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; Chair, MBA Advisory Committee, S I T, Tumkur and Boa, KMKIRD Member, SDM Institute of Management, Mysore.
He is an Independent Director on the Boards of listed Companies; was Advisor, Ernst & Young and the Manipal Group. He has Mentored Startups in Digital Marketing, Hospitality, Retailing and Precision Engineering.
Sri K. Jairaj has a leadership role in Technical and Management Education and was Trustee, BMS Educational Trust and Chairman, Board of Governors, BMS Institute of Technology ; BMS School of Architecture and BMS College of Law. He is on the Board of D.S.U. and Advisor, DSI.
He is associated with Not-For-Profit Organizations in Bangalore: President, Association for the Mentally Challenged (AMC); Working President, Sri Krishna Sevashrama Hospital; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bangalore Gayana Samaja; President, Century Club, founded by Sir M.V.
Dr. Geetha Narayanan is an educator with over four decades of experience as a teacher, an educator, a curriculum and instruction designer. At all times a catalyst, she has tried over the years to evolve paradigms of learning that integrate the mind, body and consciousness and in the last few years has worked at creating collaborative pedagogical frameworks for the teaching of mathematics, science and languages within the Indian educational system at the informal and formal levels of schooling. Dr. Geetha Narayanan is currently Founder Director of Srishti School of Art Design & Technology; Principal Investigator of Project Vision, a Director’s Fellow at the Media Lab, MIT, USA and a visiting faculty at the Future of Learning Institute at Harvard Graduate School of Education USA.
Dr. Geetha Narayanan began her vocation as a mathematics teacher in Madurai in 1971, moved to Bangalore and taught at Sophia Girls School and the American International School. By 1982 she had joined a group of 5 other women to form a not-for-profit trust dedicated to education, then worked to start a private K-12 school, subsequently a college of art, design and technology, later centers of learning for urban underserved youth, and most recently new post-graduate programs for creative practice and research. Thus, she wears many hats—that of a teacher, researcher, administrator, facilitator, mentor and in all her roles she is the “curator of creativity.”
The Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology – a school of art and design located in Yelahanka – which Dr. Geetha Narayanan founded in 1996, has earned a reputation for itself locally, nationally and globally, for its innovative teaching methods in art and design. As Director of Srishti, she has been a pioneer who has frequently re-conceptualized art and design education to enable students to make the most of emerging possibilities.
He has a Degree in Law BL, a Company Secretary FCS and a Chartered Accountant FCA. He was the Company Secretary of Bharat Earth Movers Ltd, a Central Govt. Company. Presently, he is presently associated with a CA firm.
A Ph.D. from Madras University in 1981, he was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and also Chairman, Materials Research Centre at IISc. He was also the Vice-Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi.
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He has to his credit 2 patents.