Vice Chancellor
Vc Prof. S. R. Shankapal
Vice Chancellor
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences,
Bangalore, India

E-mail: vc@msruas.ac.in

S.R. Shankapal was appointed as Vice Chancellor of M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences during January 2014. Prior to becoming Vice –Chancellor, he was the president of M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, now a part of M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences.

S.R. Shankapal born on 8th January 1960 earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mysore (1982), master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, Chennai (1984) and PhD degree from BITS-Pilani (1998).

He started his career as a lecture in the year 1984 at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology-Bangalore. His subject areas of interest are Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion, Automotive Powertrain, Control Systems Engineering and Vehicle Dynamics.

He has been teaching for the last 30 years and considered to be a very good teacher. He has conducted hundreds of training programmes for practicing engineers of leading automotive and engineering companies all over India. He has guided more than 100 UG, PG students and a few PhD Scholars. He has been awarded research grants exceeding Rs. 5 crores. He coordinated an international project that was awarded under EU-FP6 as well as UKIERI Project awarded by the British Council UK. He has published more than 75 research papers in journals and conferences and delivered more than 75 lectures during seminars and symposia held in India and abroad and written 9 books. He has 3 patents to his credit.

As Director (1999) and later President (2011) of M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies worked in close collaboration with Coventry University of the UK for more than 14 years and brought the learning and experiences to M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. He has been advocating and practicing outcome based professional education.

He created Engineering Consultancy Division at M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies and this division under his leadership has provided consultancy services to leading defence laboratories, space, public and private sector companies and completed more than 400 projects since 2003 and commercialised 10 engineering products.

Prof. Shankapal has established TIFAC funded TIFAC-CORE in Digital Image Processing, TIFAC-TCFA and MSME- Govt. of India funded Business Incubation Centre all were at M. S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies which are now part of the University. The business incubation centre incubates 10-15 business ideas every year.

He was awarded merit Scholarship through out his student career, won ISTE student project awards and Team Tech award for Professional Excellence and MAV-07 award, and he is a member of SAE, CI, ISTE and widely travelled to UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Bulgaria, US, Nigeria, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai and visited more than 30 international universities.