Minister  Jayachandra Confers  2nd National Karnataka Education Award on Dr Manjunath Bhandary 

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Mangaluru: Chairman of Sahyadri College of Engineering Dr Manjunath Bhandary, was conferred with the Second National Karnataka Education Award – 2016 by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and CMAI Association of India for his excellent contribution to education. The award ceremony was organized by the Visvesvaraya Technological University and CMAI Association of India with support of AICTE, AIU, NIELIT, Dept. of Telecom, DeITy, MSME, MNRE & MHRD at the VTU Centers for PG Studies, Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur District.

Trustee Members of the Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Jagannath Chowta and Devadas Hegde along with the Principal Dr U M Bhushi received the award on behalf of the Chairman, presented by T B Jayachandra, Cabinet Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Higher Education, Karnataka, R V Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Tourism, Karnataka, Dr H Maheshappa, Vice Chancellor Visvesvaraya Technological University and Prof. N K Goyal, President, CMAI Association of India and several representatives from the industry.


Chairman Dr Manjunath Bhandary, M Phil., PhD

A visionary, entrepreneur, educationist and politician. His novel thoughts add a new dimension to the world of education. His dynamic leadership brings about much needed social reforms through education, to empower individuals to become the backbone of an enterprising, productive society. He has received the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship Award by the Eisenhower Foundation, Philadelphia, USA. He has been nominated as a special invitee to the Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC).

CMAI is the only integrated professional registered Association in India for ICT, Education, Cyber security, Communications, Multimedia, Manufacturing Industries and Infrastructure Sector having more than 48,500 stakeholders as its members. It is an apex premier body with more than 54 International and Domestic MOU partners and representatives all over the world. In Education field CMAI is known for Cyber Security, Vocational Courses, National and State Level Education Summit and Awards etc. CMAI has so far trained more than 10,000 delegates in Cyber security and CMAI interacts with more than 1,00,000 Educational Institutes. CMAI is also known for CMAI ICT World Communication Awards, Global ICT Forum, training and formation of Cyber Security-Ethical Hacking and Safe Web Development.

The mission of CMAI is to create a platform, where all stakeholders of Telecom/ IT Industry, Policy Makers and International Associations can work together in creating value for the Indian Telecom/IT Sector and in providing Quality and Affordable Products and Services to the Indian consumers.

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