Puttur: Dr Peter Wilson Prabhakar is Principal of Vivekananda College

Puttur: Dr Peter Wilson Prabhakar, hitherto head of the department of History at Vivekananda College here, took over as the principal of the college on Tuesday, July 2 evening.

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Son of D S Kotian and Lady Lily of Konaje near Mangaluru, the 1961-born Dr Prabhakar had his early education in UBMS primary school in Konaje.

After obtaining his BA degree from the University College (formerly Government College), Mangaluru, he pursued MA studies in History in the very first batch at Mangaluru University.

He submitted his thesis ‘Basel Mission in South Kanara’ under the guidance of Dr Surendra Rao in 1988 and secured a PhD from Mangaluru University. Ever since he has made writing an important part of his career.

Dr Prabhakar has 17 books to his credit, which include Vitlada Kraanti, Putturu Taluku Itihaasa Darpana, Kandaaya ShabdagaLa Kosha, Mangaluru Hanchu and others.

The most noted of his works is ‘Wars, Proxy Wars and Terrorish – Post-Independence’ has won worldwide recognition and it has been accepted a reference manual in over fifty countries.

Besides, it has been accepted as a reference manual in online libraries in over 150 countries.

In the past, he had guided research students of Tirupati Venkateshwara University and is currently guiding students of Hampi University students. He has also been guiding students of PhD and MPhil in Mangaluru.

4 Comments

  1. Very good move. I was under the impression that Swamy Vivekananda College is run by RSS/BJP. I was wrong. This is the way we should run the educational institutions. Christian run colleges should also appoint the head of the institution by their ability without prejudice to their religious/political affiliation. We are moving towards civilization.

  2. Lawrence,
    VC (Vivekananda College) at Puttur is still run by people affiliated with RSS. However, sanaathana people are more secular than minorities. This is an example of how everyone is given a chance. From Vivekananda College to Bhaarata in general the minorities are given a chance to reach the top positions. You can’t say the same about other societies.

    • Dear Original Duplicate Pai of USA, please stop brushing under the carpet the religious intolerance and atrocities against the minorities and the agriculturists by the BJP, by invoking wrongs committed by some counties in the international arena!

      TALK ABOUT INTERNAL INHUMAN WRONGS COMMITTED AND PERPETUATED BY THE RSS IN INDIA. POST GODHRA CRIMES, DEMOLITION OF THE DISPUTED STRUCTURE IN AYODHYA BY HOODWINKING THE SUPREME COURT, THEREBY TRIGGERING TALIBANISATION OF INDIAN MUSLIMS IS THE UNPARDONABLE CRIME COMMITTED AGAINST HINDUS IN PARTICULAR, AND AGAINST THE COUNTRY, IN GENERAL!

      AS PER REPORT, VAJPAYEE BELIEVES THAT POST GODHRA DEFEATED HIM IN THE 2004 ELECTIONS. BUT, HE CONVENIENTLY FORGETS THAT THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY RSS IN AYODHYA CATAPULTED HIM TO THE TOP POST.

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