Srinivas University: Creating leaders of tomorrow - Admissions open

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Mangaluru, Jul 15: Srinivas University is a state private research university in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India established in 2013 by the Karnataka State Act. Srinivas University is the flagship of 18 Srinivas Group of Institutions started by A Shama Rao Foundation, Mangaluru, which is a private charitable trust founded in 1988 by an eminent chartered accountant A Raghavendra Rao.

Presently, Srinivas University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses under 10 faculties/colleges with more than 130 courses. The University made innovations in designing and starting new super speciality programmes both in UG, and PG level as per present and future industry relevance, innovations in examination system through a focus on continuous evaluation and to make it foolproof. The University has established network with many industries, universities, and education service providers to substantially improve the quality and weightage of the courses and degrees respectively.

The university has developed an excellent rapport with several industries and the corporate sector and therefore developing itself as a leading destination for campus recruiters. The alumni of Srinivas University have settled all over the globe in excellent capacities.


To be a trendsetter among universities and build students who emerge as leaders with competence, conscience and compassion by empowering them with sound education and high standards of ethical and professional behaviour enabling them to build and promote a more humane, just and a sustainable world for future generations.


Our mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment where students can develop and enhance their leadership and teamwork skills, creative and intellectual powers and passion for learning by providing an uncompromising standard of excellence in teaching; embodying the spirit of excellence to educate the citizen-leaders of society with distinction.


With an aim to be among one of the top Universities in the world, Srinivas University has set the following objectives:
To promote high levels of intellectual abilities.
To establish state-of-the-art facilities for education and training.
To create centres of excellence for research and development.
To provide consultancy to industries and public organizations.
To impart value and ethics based education through national and international collaboration.
To focus on new models of education like virtual classroom along with the traditional education system.
To emphasize the importance of multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary education and research in various areas of science, engineering, technology, philosophy, and culture.
To develop the scientific, technological, cultural and traditional heritage of the people in the society through continuous education.

To create effective leaders to manage the human resources of the world. “Education is our Passion, Not Profession” and based on this, the University's guiding principle is that 'Continuous improvement is only the way to Success.' Srinivas University believes that students are the cream of the society and as its valuable customers they deserve the best. The curricular, co-curricular, and infrastructural support it provides to the students is a just expression of this belief.

Colleges under Srinivas University

College of Engineering & Technology
College of Allied Health Sciences
College of Hotel Management & Tourism
College of Management and Commerce
College of Computer Science & Information Science
College of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Physiotherapy
College of Education
College of Aviation Studies
College of Nursing Science

Core Values

Core Values to be embedded in all stakeholders:

• Team Work: Integrate all stakeholders into a team and foster a culture of unity for common good.
• Respect: Uphold the dignity of human beings as means and end of change and create harmony with growth.
• Responsibility: Increased understanding of one’s own place and contributing to the enhancement of performance.
• Ethics: Tacit concerned for rights vis-à-vis obligations in discharging duties diligently.
• Etiquette: Adopt acceptable ways of putting oneself before others in actions and ideas irrespective of differences.
• Social Service: Concern for fellowmen in need and distress, conveyed through the spirit of selfless sacrifice.
• Character, Competency & Confidence: Demonstrating integrity, while at the same time maintaining utmost capability and strength.
• Techno-savvy & Scientific Thinking: Exploring new, developing curiosity to know and logical reasoning that fits in with the spirit of questioning.
• Quest for Excellence: Excellence is nothing less than a state of perfection and deserves unrelenting pursuit.
• Continuous Improvement: The assumption that change can be brought about through improvement and that improvement is a continuous process of modifying one’s own performance.
• Promotion of Open Systems: The University promotes usage of open-source software on its campus and open access to scholarly research publications.

Founder and Chancellor

CA A Raghavendra Rao established the A Shama Rao Foundation to achieve his stated aim of transforming society through quality education, that would be in harmony with the social, economical and the ecological environment. This firm belief was the driving force which created the Srinivas Group of Colleges under the umbrella of A Shama Rao Foundation. CA A Raghavendra Rao always had a unique and focused approach towards life. He dons different hats in his service to the cause of 'Nation Building'. Along with being a successful chartered accountant with offices in seven cities across India, he is also a hotelier par excellence who has created one of the first and finest 3–Star hotel with a vegetarian restaurant as its hallmark. His most notable contribution has been in moulding the careers of thousands of students through a chain of colleges imparting professional education in such varied fields as engineering, medicine, physiotherapy, hotel management, business management, computer application, nursing and pharmacy. His dedication and excellence in his field make him a completely reliable person and hence sets an example to his clients, staff, students and admirers.

Early Life

A Raghavendra Rao was born in Benagal, Pejamangoor village, Udupi on October 16, 1937, to Late A Shama Rao, (Retd Headmaster, BEM Higher Secondary PU College, Car Street, Mangaluru) and A Indiramma. He completed his elementary education in SVS Elementary School, Innanje and then joined the SVH High School. He completed his intermediate examinations as well as graduation in Commerce at the MGM College in Udupi and came to Mangaluru to pursue his higher education in chartered accountancy. In the year 1965, he set up his independent practice as a chartered accountant at Felix Pai Bazar, Mangaluru.


Having started his practice with a single staff in his office, today 75 employees are working under the CA firm M/s Raghavendra Rao Chartered Accountants, Mangaluru. He also has offices across seven cities in the country. A Raghavendra Rao is universally acknowledged as one of the senior-most professionals amongst the fraternity of chartered accountants. In 1979, he contested for the South India Regional Council (SIRC) of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Chennai and won the election. During his four-year tenure, he served as the chairman of the India regional Chartered Accountant Students Association at Chennai and also as secretary of SIRC for some time. During this time, along with being the taxation committee chairman of the SIRC, he also conducted regional taxation seminars in Mangaluru. Not one to rest on his laurels, his innate talent as an entrepreneur saw him enter the hospitality industry with 'Hotel Srinivas' in 1980. The Hotel has the unique distinction of being one of the first hotels to be classified as a 3-Star hotel despite the fact that it had a multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant as the trend practised internationally was to only attach a non-vegetarian restaurant to the star category hotel.

In the year 1988, he set up the A Shama Rao Foundation, a trust dedicated to the advancement of his belief that 'Education is the prime driver in transforming Society.' He received strong support for his vision from the then vice-chancellor of Mangalore University, Prof Shafiullah under whose able guidance and encouragement A Raghavendra Rao set up the first professional degree college under the aegis of A Shama Rao Foundation, Mangalore. The college named 'Srinivas College of Hotel Management' offered a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management. From modest beginnings, the college, as well as the foundation, has grown by leaps and bounds.

Contribution to Society

CA A Raghavendra Rao has helped quite a lot in enhancing the lives of many students. His belief that nobody should be denied an opportunity to learn has seen many supposed 'below average' students evolve into world-class professionals in their chosen field. If not for his vision, many of them would have withered away into the life of oblivion. He also believes that success comes to those who are disciplined in life and focused on their goals. His institutions have always laid great stress on disciplined life both inside and outside the campus.

He launched a special insurance scheme in association with National Insurance Company, named 'Srinivas Arogya Card'. This scheme makes it easy for the poor and downtrodden to have access to modern medical care at Srinivas Hospital without any cost to the families living below the poverty line. The scheme is also supported by the Karnataka government and has thousands of members.

The A Shama Rao Foundation every year honours notable contributions in the following fields:
• A Shama Rao memorial outstanding teacher award from 2009 is conferred on a teacher from undivided Dakshina Kannada district who has rendered outstanding service in promoting and popularizing education in high schools or at the pre-university college level.
• A Shama Rao Foundation award for outstanding contribution to the development of Dakshina Kannada district from 2010 - This award is conferred on a person who has rendered yeoman service in the development of the undivided Dakshina Kannada district.
• A Shama Rao Foundation award for the outstanding social worker of Dakshina Kannada district from 2010 this award is conferred on a person who has helped to uplift the life of the citizens either through social work or as a public servant in the undivided Dakshina Kannada district.


Dr A Srinivas Rao, vice-president of A Shama Rao Foundation and Srinivas Group of Colleges, Mangaluru, received his doctorate degree in Education Management for his thesis on 'Quality in Higher Education – A case study of Srinivas Institute of Management Studies' from Ashley University, an International University based in California, USA, established in the year 1981. The university also recognized his contribution in managing the higher education institutions effectively during the past 32 years. Presently Srinivas Group has 17 higher education institutions including Srinivas University in three campuses, 220 UG, PG and research courses with 3,400 employees and about 12,000 students.

Dr A Srinivas Rao was born on December 22, 1967, and has a BBM degree, PGDM and CA. He married in the year 1997 to Mitra and is blessed with three children – Meghana, Samana and Eshana.

Dr A Srinivas Rao has shown his commitment and zeal in steering the Srinivas Group. He has a penchant for recognising individuals with talent and grooming them for higher causes. He is an inspiration for the youth and connects with them wherever he goes. A person with sterling character, he firmly holds together the reins of the University.


• President of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry for two terms in the years 2004-05 and 2005-06.
• The trustee of the New Mangalore Port Trust for a period of two years from 2005-2007.
• Appointed as one of the directors of the Mangalore SEZ Limited. Served as the honorary secretary during the year 1998-99 and as vice-president during 2003-04.
• He served in the Chamber as an executive committee member for 12 years.
• Treasurer of Rotary Club of Mangaluru for the year 2003-04.

As the nation is peaking towards phenomenal growth, the time could not have been better for all of us; including the final stakeholders i.e. students, learning diverse disciplines such as engineering, nursing, management, physiotherapy, paramedical sciences, hospitality and tourism, in the numerous constituent colleges of the University and with proper guidance and motivation, their sparkling energy can be channelized for the utilization of building the nation.

For more details kindly contact:

Srinivas University
Admission Open 2020-2021
Contact no: +91 7026436197
Office no: ‎+91 824 241 2382


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