"A man who rose from the state of subservient to an affluent status by his dedication and hard work"
Padma Bhushan Dr. B. V. Raju, the Founder Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society was a man of simple words, high aims, and higher achievements. Born in a humble agricultural family at Kumudavalli, a small village in West Godavari Dt., Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Raju believed that education is the key to help a person rise to the state of true humanness. His persistence and determination to win against all odds eventually saw him take a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Technology at Benaras Hindu University and later was part of a management program at the prestigious Harvard University.
Starting his career in a small way in the cement industry, the tenacious young man rose to the level of Chairman. In 1972 he was invited to head the Cement Corporation of India (CCI). He then went on to play a key role in the planning, construction and commissioning of various cement factories across India. The Government of India recognized the distinguished services of this Doyen of Cement Industry and awarded him the title "Padma Shri" in 1977. Post his retirement his urge to become an industrialist made him venture into the industry and he started many companies starting with cement, ceramics, refractories and paper. The Raasi Group of Industries became a success catapulting him to the pinnacle of his career.
After attaining these heights, this man of few words and an unassuming personality, channeled all his energy and personal funds to bring to reality his long-cherished dream of 'promoting and disseminating knowledge and serving the cause of education in general and professional education in particular'. His efforts resulted in the identification of two strategic locations for higher technical education- Narsapur (Medak dt.) in Telangana and Bhimavaram (West Godavari dt.) in Andhra Pradesh. From 1997 onwards, he established two engineering colleges, a dental college and a hospital, a college of pharmacy, a college for computer education, a polytechnic and various schools under the banner of Sri Vishnu Educational Society.
In 2001, the Government of India felicitated Dr. B. V. Raju yet again for his dedicated and immeasurable service to society, awarding him the title "Padma Bhushan".
Since inception, VISHNU has benefitted from a superior leadership team - from our strong, active and independent board members to our experienced and globally-distributed senior management team.
Sri. K.V. Vishnu Raju, is the grandson of the Founder Chairman Padma Bhushan Dr. B.V. Raju and is his ardent follower and admirer. He began his career as a Chemical Engineer in M/s. E.T. Dupont De Nemours, USA, from 1989 to 1991, where he looked after research and development in polymers, ceramics and adhesives. He returned to India in 1992 and served as the Executive Director of M/s. Raasi Cement Ltd., Hyderabad till 1995. The following year, he was promoted as Joint Managing Director of M/s. Raasi Cement Ltd., a post that he held till April 1998. In December 1999, he took over as the Managing Director of M/s. Anjani Portland Cement Ltd., Hyderabad.
He completed his graduation in Chemical Engineering at REC, Trichy and his Post Graduation at Michigan Tech University, U.S.A. He is now the Managing Director of Vennar Ceramics Ltd., Sai Aditya Foods & Retail Pvt. Ltd. and Hitech Print Systems Ltd. He received the 'best alumnus award' from NIT Trichy in the year 2015 for his outstanding contribution towards academics. He was appointed as a member in State Private Sector Advisory Group (S-PSAG) of A.P. State Higher Education Department. His aim is to fulfill the dreams of founder chairman late Padmabhushan Dr. B.V. Raju by following his path of serving the poor & needy and to promote the cause of education and serve the society.
Ravichandran Rajagopal, Vice Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society, is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, and a postgraduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Ravichandran started his professional career with the Swiss multinational company Novartis, India where he served in various capacities including Business Development, New Product and Application development, and Vendor Development.
Aditya Vissam is the Secretary of the Sri Vishnu Educational Society, and is the youngest member of the management team. He graduated as an Industrial engineer from the Penn State University, USA and did his Management studies, an MBA from Imperial College, London. Aditya comes with rich experience in companies both in US and UK. He worked in Office Depot, Minneapolis and post his MBA he did a stint as Operations Manager at Amazon, London. Aditya comes with deep insights into quality education in the areas of future skills required to be embedded in the courses offered by our autonomous colleges across Sri Vishnu institutions, and industry relevant knowledge to drive disruptions in higher education. He is in close coordination with the Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Centre (VEDIC) at Hyderabad, a campus dedicated to innovations in teaching pedagogy, learning styles and continuous assessment methods for active learning of students.
Dr. D. Suryanarayana, Director & Principal is an expert and outspoken interpreter with research activities, great administrative qualities and an eminent Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. He has 30 years of experience in academics and administration achieving high results for the organization. He is a master in management, planning, coordination, and budgeting. He took the charge of implementing the strategies, regulations, and systems to guarantee that all understudies are regulated in a safe conventional indiscriminate learning environment that meets the endorsed curricula and mission of the foundation. He develops an environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students and community.
LIST OF GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS
Position in the BOG
Sri K V Vishnu Raju
Chairman, Sri Vishnu Educational Society
Sri R Ravichandran
Vice-Chairman, Sri Vishnu Educational Society
Sri K Aditya Vissam
Secretary, Sri Vishnu Educational Society
Sri B Raja Sekhar
GM-Finance, Sri Vishnu Educational Society
Sri D Ramakrishna
Chairman, Efftronics Systems (P) Ltd., Vijayawada
Nominee of AICTE
Regional Officer, SRO, Hyd
Dr. K.Venkata Reddy (Nominee of University)
Controller of Examination, JNTUK, Kakinada.
Mr. J. Satyanarayana Murthy (Nominee of State Govt)
Regional Joint Director of Tech., Edn., Kakinada. (RJD/DTE)
Principal, Vishnu Institute of Technology
Prof. K. Srinivas
Vice-Principal & Professor-ECE, Vishnu Institute of Technology
Mr.A.Krishna Chaitanya Varma
Assoc. Prof., ECE, Vishnu Institute of Technology
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