A. Shama Rao Foundation which runs a chain of institutions of higher education, was established in 1988 to realize the dream of Mr. Adka Shama Rao, S/o Late Adka Ramachandrayya, an idealist and dreamer. Having spent most of his time in the field of education, his dream was to build up such educational institutions which mold the character of students and make them responsible citizens of our country.
A. Shama Rao born in 1909 in a village in Udupi Taluk. After his BA & LT degrees from Madras University, he began his teaching career in Mangalore, in 1939. He was the founder Headmaster of the well-known SVH higher secondary residential school, Mangalore from 1943 – 1956. After his retirement also he continued to be active in the field of education and social service.
A. Shama Rao was a committed teacher and a great educationist. He firmly believed that only the right kind of education could lead to the overall development of an individual. In his memory, his son, Mr. A. Raghavendra Rao a famous Chartered Account and Industrialist of Mangalore established A. Shama Rao Foundation to serve as an intellectual nerve center for science, technology and management with the ability to leverage industrial vibrancy to its advantage. The President is assisted by his illustrious son, Mr Srinivas Rao, VIce-President of the Foundation.
A. Shama Rao Foundation, Mangalore, is a leading education service provider in South Kanara District of Karnataka State. The Foundation is a registered charitable trust with an objective of training young men and women through quality higher education and preparing them for challenges in life.
Mr. A. Shama Rao, was a person who had worked in the field of education as Teacher & Headmaster. The college was established to realize his dream, of empowering the youth so as to build a just and equitable society. The Trust has established several educational institutions called Srinivas Group of Colleges in the field of professional studies. Mr. A Raghavendra Rao, a senior chartered Account and an advisor of Hotel Srinivas now guides and leads the trust, as its president.
To encourage and promote the excellence in Higher Education, A. Shama Rao Foundation is started educational institutions with following objects:
a) To create high levels of intellectual abilities
b) To establish state of the art facilities for education training
c) To create centers of excellence for research and development
d) To provide consultancy to the industries & public organization
Under the roof of Srinivas Group of Colleges, eight institutions viz… Srinivas College of Hotel Management, Srinivas College of Physiotherapy, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Srinivas Institute of Nursing Sciences, Srinivas College of Education and Srinivas Pre-University College, Srinivas Institute of Technology, A. Shama Rao Nursing School, Srinivas School of Engineering, Srinivas School of management, and Srinivas School of Business are engaged in providing value based education to the youths.
The steps taken at Srinivas Group of Colleges for continuous improvement are
(1) Identification of best students through entrance exam, intensive interviews and performance in previous exams
(2) Recruiting top class teaching faculty with knowledge, experience and interactive skills
(3) Determination of specific goals of each student
(4) Implementing innovative teaching methods
(5) Bringing out the potential ability of each individual to meet his goal and
(6) Ensuring the continuous improvement by providing an environment emphasized on lateral thinking and creative problem solving techniques and inculcating in the students a vision to see beyond the obvious.
Srinivas Group of Colleges is premier education institutions started under the auspicious of A. Shama Rao Foundation, Mangalore, imparting innovative & quality education to student fraternity through sophisticated techniques, skilled and dedicated faculty members. Keeping pace with the global changes, the colleges are educating aspiring Management, Hospitality, IT, paramedical, education and Social work Professionals with the skills necessary for success in a dynamic international arena.
The Colleges are located on three campuses. First campus is located in Pandeshwar, the heart of downtown Mangalore, the business and financial centre of Western Karnataka. The other Campus is located at Valachil, nearly 10 KM from Mangalore along Mangalore Bangalore Highway. The third campus is located at Mukka, Surathkal. The location provides easy access to the social and cultural excitements of the “Western Ghats”, and the beauty and fun of Arabian Sea Beaches.
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