Management Board

Prof B. Mahadevan Chief Academic Advisor and Chancellor nominee of Academic Expert

  • Former Dean, IIM-Bengaluru (IIM-B)
  • Professor – Operations Management, IIM-B
  • Special expertise in Management and Leadership Education through Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads
  • Author of the best-seller ‘Operations Management: Theory and Practice’
GeervaniProf. Pasala Geervani Pro Chancellor

  • Former Vice Chancellor, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalaya, Tirupati
  • Academic Adviser, Chinmaya International Foundation
  • Academic Advisor, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust Education Cell
Swami SharadanandaSwami Sharadananda
Chancellor Nominee

  • Acharya and Scholar of Sanskrit, Vedanta and related Shastras
  • Writer of and teacher in Sanskrit
  •  A post graduate in Advaita Vedanta, Swamiji ranked first at the All India level and was awarded a gold medal from the prestigious Sanskrit University, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.
Swami Ramakrishnananda Chancellor Nominee

  • Swami Ramakrishnananda specializes in Ramayana studies. He has researched deep into the Ramayana and has brought our books with important learning specific for youth/children/ elders. 
  • Being passionate about Sanskrit Language, Swamiji has brought out books for Sanskrit Learning for school at all levels.
  • Swamiji’s lectures on Vedanta and Sanskrit learning have packed houses even in the USA.
No Image To be appointed Nominee – UGC
anitaDr. Anita Raina Thapan Teachers’ Nominee
  • PhD in History from University of Delhi
  • Diploma in Piano Playing from Trinity College, London; Diploma in History of Cinema and Art, Sorbonne University, Paris; Yoga Shiromani from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Canada
  • Freelance Writer
  • Conceptualised and coordinated the Chinmaya Youth Festivals over several years
Smt. Pramodini Rao (Academic Director - Pune Campus)Smt. Pramodini Rao Academic and Campus Director – Pune Campus, Teachers’ Nominee
  • Music teacher and Director
  • Director of several music festivals
  • Creative guru for over 2 decades
  • Teacher of Religion, Culture & Critical Life Skills to children, youth and adults for over 30 years
Swami AdvayanandaSwami Advayananda Trust Nominee
  • Scholar and teacher of Vedanta
  • Author and editor of several books in English and Sanskrit
  • Director of research and publications at Chinmaya International Foundation
K. K. RajanK. K. Rajan Trust Nominee
  • Educationist
  • Social worker for over 5 decades
  • Pioneer in the Higher Education movement of Chinmaya Mission in Kerala
  • Chief Sevak at Chinmaya International Foundation and Trustee of Chinmaya Mission Education Trust Kannur
  • Retired Executive, PWD of Govt. of Kerala
Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful. —Swami Chinmayananda
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