Karnataka Knowledge Commission


Mr. PGR Sindhia Mr. PGR Sindhia

Former Minister for Home, Transport & Finance , GoK.

Dr. K. Sudha Rao Dr. K SudhaRao

Ex-Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore.

Prof. S. Sadagopan Sadagopan
Director, International Institute of Information Technology,Bangalore
Mr. T. V. Mohandas PaiMr. T. V. Mohandas Pai

Chairman, FICCI Higher Education Committee,
Chairperson, Board of Manipal Global Education Services,

Co-Founder, Aarin Capital Partners and Reservoir Investment Managers (Exfinity Technology Fund I)


Dr. Sudha N MurtyDr. SUDHA  MURTY

Chairperson, Infosys Founadation, Infosys Tower, No. 27, JP Nagar, 3rd Phase, Bannerghatta Main Road, Bangalore – 560076.

Prof. M​.R.S. RaoM.R.S. Rao

Ex-Director, Jawaharlal Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(J.N.C.A.S.R), Jakkur, Bangalore - 560064.

Dr. Nazeer AhmedDr. Nazeer Ahmed

SeniorAdvisor, World Organization for Research Development and Education, Ex-Scientist, NASA, No.4, 9th Cross, Jayamahal Main Road, Jayamahal Extension, Bangalore-560046.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Heart Specialist andChairman,Narayana Hrudayalaya, 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore-560099.​

Mr. B.V. NaiduMr. B.V. Naidu

Chairman & CEO, Sagitaur Ventures India Pvt. Ltd., Unit G-02, Ground Floor, Prestige Terminus-II, 901, Civil Aviation Road, (Old HAL, Airport Exit Road) Konena Agrahara, Bangalore-560017.​

Prof. Sunney Tharappan Prof. Sunney Tharappan

Director, C.L.H.R.D, Valencia Circle, Mangalore - 575002.

Prof. G. PadmanabhanProf. G. Padmanabhan

Former Director of IISC, Emeritus Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012.

Dr. Gayatri SaberwalDr. Gayatri Saberwal

Institute of Bioinformatics and applied Biotechnology, Biotech Park Electronic city Phase I, Bangalore -560100.

Mr. Venkatesh ValluriMr. Venkatesh  Valluri

Founder & Chairman, Valluri Technology Accelerators & Valluri Change Foundation10/2, Phase I, Palm Meadows,  Whitefield Road, Bangalore 560066

Dr. Rajashekhar H.BDr. Rajashekhar  H.B

Director (U.S.M) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, JNMC Campus, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum-590010.

Dr. B.M. HegdeDr. B.M. Hegde

Ex-Vice Chancellor, Manipal University, Manipal.

Dr. P. Balakrishna Shetty Dr. P.  Balakrishna Shetty

Vice Chancellor, Sri. Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Agalakote, B.H.Road, Tumkur-572107.

Dr. B.S. SherigarDr. B.S. Sherigar

Formerly, Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University and Professor of Industrial Chemistry.

Mr. Rahul Sharad DravidMr. Rahul Sharad  Dravid

Cricket Player, No. 5, 5th Cross, 13th Main, Indira Nagara, Bangalore-560038.

Mr. Prakash PadukoneMr. Prakash  Padukone

Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, No.4, 3rd Main, KBA Stadium, Jasma Bhavan Road, Opp Congress Office, Vasanth Nagar, Beangaluru-560052.

Ms. Shukla Bose Ms. Shukla Bose

Founder-CEO Parikrma Humanity Foundation

Dr. Vikram SampathDr. Vikram  Sampath

Young Author, Mysore., C-502, Adarsh Splende, 12th 'A' Main, 25th Cross, 7th Sector, HSR Layout, Bangalore-5600102.

Mr. Srinivas ValluriMr. Srinivas  Valluri

Chief Technology Officer at MeraDoctor (mHealth Ventures)

Mr. Manish SabharwalMr. Manish  Sabharwal

Co-Foundation and Chairman, Team Lease Services, 6th Floor, BMTC Commercial Complex, 80Ft Road, Koramangala, Bangalore-500095.

Mr. Sangeeth VargheseMr. Sangeeth  Varghese

Founding Curator, Global Shapers, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2010

Ms. Nandith GurjurMs. Nandith  Gurjur

Senior Vice President, Group Head of Education Training and Assessment,
Member, Executive Council

Dr. P.N. RangarajanDr. P.N.  Rangarajan

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012.

Dr. Mohan AlvaDr. Mohan Alva

Chairman, Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri, Karnataka
Field of activity: Education, Social Work, Art, Sports

Ex-officio Members

 Additional Chief Secretary

Education Department (Higher Education), GoK, 6th Floor, 2nd Stage, M.S. Building, Bangalore-560001.

 Principal Secretary

Health and Family Welfare Department, GoK, #105, 1st Floor, Vikasasoudha, Bangalore-560001.

 Principal Secretary

Education Department (Primary and Secondary Education), GoK, 6th Floor, 2nd Stage, M.S. Building, Bangalore-560001.


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