Late Dr. K. Venkatagiri Gowda - Founder
Prof. K. Venkatagiri Gowda, a renowned Economist was the president of the trust. He was educated at the University of Mysore and became a lecturer in Economics. He obtained his doctorate in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics in 1956.
After teaching Economics at the University of Mysore, he joined Bangalore University as Professor and Head of the Department of Economics in 1967.
Besides being an academician who stood tall, he was a prolific writer. He has authored a number of the books in international economics. His book on "Petro Dollars" accumulated by the oil rich Arab countries in the mid-Seventies was widely acclaimed in India and abroad. In 1991, Prof. K. Venkatagiri Gowda was elected to the Lok Sabha. His autobiography, "Byrapattanadinda Britan- ninavarage" spoke of his genius. As an educationist, parliamentarian and writer,Prof. K. Venkatagiri Gowda treaded a path of his own. He proved to be a good social worker.
Dr. Venugopal K R - Technical Advisor
Dr. K R Venugopal is currently Vice Chancellor of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University,Bangalore. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in 1979. He received his Masters degree in Computer Science and Automation from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was awarded Ph.D in Economics from Bangalore University and Ph.D in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.-->
He has a distinguished academic career and has degrees in Electronics, Economics, Law, Business Finance, Public Relations,Communications, Industrial Relations, Computer Science and Journalism. He has authored and edited 57 books on Computer Science and Economics, which include Petrodollar and the World Economy, C Aptitude, Mastering C, Microprocessor Programming, Mastering C++ etc. He has been serving as the Professor and Chairman, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
During his three decades of service at UVCE he has over 500 research papers to his credit. He has guided 21 Ph.Ds and 631 Post Graduate students. He was a Post Doctoral Research Scholar at University of Southern California, USA. His research interests include Computer Networks, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Digital Signal processing and Data Mining.
He has been elevated to the grade of "FELLOW" by IEEE, USA. This is a unique distinction among all faculty of Engineering.
He has applied for 101 patents along with Dr. Dinesh K Anvekar. More information is available at www.venugopalkr.com
Sri. Thyagaraj K - Secretary
He is an educationist since 1980. He is the secretary of Alpha Educational Trust, Secretary of Vijaya Vitala Charitable Educational Trust (VVCET).
He was the secretary of Aryabhata Vidyanikethan Trust (AVT), Bangalore and also a senior faculty in Aryabhata Vidyanikethan School. He is a developer and is actively involved in many construction works.
Smt. Rukmini T - Vice - President
She is the Vice President of Alpha Educational Trust, Chair person of Aryabhata Educational Society and Treasurer of Dr. K. Venkatagiri Gowda Memorial Trust. She is actively involved in educational , social and charitable activities.
Sri. Srinivas R - Treasurer
He is an educationist, social worker and the treasurer of Alpha College of Engineering, Bangalore. He is the Managing Trustee of G.S.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
Dr. Appaiah S - President
He is the President of Alpha College of Engineering. He has obtained his M.Tech in Production Engineering from Govt. B.D.T. College Of Engineering, Davanagere and M.B.A from IGNOU.He was awarded Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University,Belgaum.He is working as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering & Management, M.S. Ramaiah College of Engineering, Bangalore.
Prof. B V Venkataramana Reddy - Trustee
He is a Trustee of Alpha College of Engineering. He has obtained his M.E. in Structural Engineering. He was former faculty member of M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Currently, he is adjunct faculty member of Alpha College of Engieering. He is a construction consultant and actively engaged in the construction of prestigious infrastructure developmental projects under Government of Karnataka.
Smt. Suguna V - Trustee
She is a Trustee of Alpha College of Engineering. She is an educationist and social worker . She is actively involved in social and charitable activities.
Smt. Girija S - Trustee
She is a Trustee of Alpha College of Engineering. She is a social worker. She is the Chairman of G.S.S. Institute Of Technology, Bangalore. She is actively involved in social and charitable activities. She is an Entrepreneur and has her own financial corporation named Girija Enterprises.
Dr. Shiva Prakash T - Trustee
Dr. T Shiva Prakash, obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore. He has over ten years of IT experience in the field of Embedded Systems and Digital Multimedia. He is authoring two books namely "Mastering Java" and "Data Structures in C" to be published by Tata McGraw Hill shortly. His research interests include Ad Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks and Embedded Linux. He has published several international research papers. He is involved in the academic administration and placement activities of the college.