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Administrative Officer of Academy of General Education
Dr. H. Shantaram
A member of the well known Hattiangadi Kamaths’ family, Dr. H. Shantaram was born in 1928 at his maternal grandparents’ house in Nagar, Shimoga District. He obtained his Masters Degree in Zoology from the prestigious Central College, Bangalore, in first Class topping the list of successful candidates in Mysore University. Research work in Entomology earned him the diploma of Imperial College and Doctoral Degree of London University. Dr. Shantharam spent most of his time in the field of education. He served as member of faculty St. Philomena's College, Mysore, Delhi University, Kasturba Medical College and Bhandarkars College, Kundapura. Dr. Shantharam is the trustee and member of governing council of many of the academy colleges, and also the administrative officer of academy of General Education.
“The hands which toil for realization of the marvelous aesthetic splendor often go unthanked or unrecognised. Only when these hands behind marvels are recognized, they become known to the world,” said Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade. Releasing ‘Swapnashilpi,’ Dr H Shantharam Abhinandana Grantha, Dr Heggade said that for any institution to thrive and succeed, the leader of the institution must have confidence and courage in him. “Wealth and well-being is only a false belief. Youth must realize the truth behind this life that is only illusion at the end of all the materialistic wants and achievements,” he said and added that it is only will power, determination and invincible faith that takes an individual towards his goal. For downloading "Swapnashilpi", a rare book of 456 pages in pdf format (2.37mb), click here.
More DetailsHis educational expertise and mastery of rules and regulations are well recognised and his advice is being sought by Manipal University and many educational institutions and individuals in this and neighboring districts. Dr. Shantaram is a widely traveled man and has visited USA, UK, most of the European and far Eastern countries.
Early education in Nagar and Shimoga - Obtained Master's Degree with First Rank from Central College Bangalore in 1951. Obtained D.I.C. from Imperial College of Science & Technology, London and Ph.D. from London University in 1954. Fellow of the Entomological Society of India and The Academy of General Education, Manipal.
Has spent most of the time in the field of education. Was a faculty Member of St. Philomena's College, Mysore, Delhi University, MG.M College, Udupi, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Bhandarkars' College, Kundapura, He was the Head of the Department of Basic Sciences in the Kasturba Medical College.
The Principalship of Bhandarkars' College (1976-82) that he accepted at a crucial period on public demand and pressure from friends provided him an excellent opportunity to face the challenges and prove his mettle. His administrative acumen helped him to bring back the much needed discipline in the institution and the substantially contributed for the overall development of the college providing all the needed infrastructure including a well-equipped modern library and Ranga Adhyayana Kendra, an unique Arts School. Even today he is closely associated with the developmental work of the College.
His educational expertise and mastery of rules and regulations are well recognised and his advice is being sought by quite a few educational institutions in coastal Karnataka and neighbouring districts.