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Dr. M S ShivakumarBE(KREC), M.Tech(IITM), Ph.D(IISc)


Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Contact : 9972031655

Education and Qualification: 


  • Completed schooling in Govt. schools in Madikeri and Mandya
  • Completed B.E. Degree as a first batch student of ECE in the year 1972 from Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), Surathkal, (now known as National Institute of Technology- NITK, Surathkal, Karnataka) under University of Mysore, Mysore obtaining   ‘I Class with Distinction’.
  • Completed M.Tech. in ECE with specialization in Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI and EMC) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in the year 1979 obtaining 'S' Grade and Second Rank.
  • On being deputed by the DTE, Government of Karnataka, under QIP program, registered as a fulltime Research Scholar under the Guidance of Prof. V. Rajaraman, Chairman, Super Computer Education and Research Centre (SERC), I.I.Sc., Bangalore, in the Department of Computer Science and Automation, and obtained Doctor of Philosophy Degree, for the thesis entitled “Design of Buses and Arbitration Schemes for a Multi Computer System” in the year 1990 for the contribution in the area of Multi Computer Architecture

Professional Experience: 

  • Started professional career as Lecturer in the Department of ECE at P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya and held that post for over 8 years between May 1972 and September 1980.
  • Being promoted as Assistant Professor, held that post for over 5 years between September 1980 and October 1985.
  • Being selected as Professor and Head of the Department of CSE at PES College of Engineering, Mandya, held that post for nearly 9 years between October 1985 and August 1994.
  • Being selected as Professor & Head of the Department of CSE at The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, served in that post for over 6 years between August 1994 and April 2001.
  • Being selected as Principal and Chief Executive Officer of  NIE, Mysore, served in that post for nearly 3 years between May 2001 and February 2004.
  • On being invited by the University, served as the Registrar of VTU, Belgaum on deputation for more than 4 years between 1st March 2004 and 31st March 2008.
  • After completing the deputation period at the University, continued as the Principal and CEO, NIE, Mysore, from 1st April 2008 and retired in October 2010.
  • Served as Principal of Atria Institute of Technology, Bangalore,  from November 2010 till 1st Dec 2014.
  • Since 16th Jan 2015 serving as Professor of CSE at VVCE, Mysore


Professional Activities:

  • Successfully supervised two Ph.D. candidates in the area of Quantum Computing
  • About 40 Technical Paper Publications in peer reviewed International/National Journals and Conferences
  • Life Member, Computer Society of India (CSI)
  • Life member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) (FIE)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Group Study Exchange award by Rotary Foundation, USA, to visit various Universities for academic interactions in the state of Alberta, Canada for a period of about 2 months.
  • Honored as Best in-service Engineering Teacher by Institution of Engineers (India), Mysore Local Center on the occasion of 29th Engineers day celebration held on 15th September 1996.
  • Bharatha Rathna Sir M.Visvesvaraya National Parisara Rathna Award 2002 awarded at the University of Mangalore, Konaje, Karnataka
  • Honored for Excellence achieved and the outstanding services rendered in the field of Engineering by the Institution of Engineers (India), Belgaum Local Center on the occasion of the 39th Engineers day celebration held on 15th September 2006.
  • Honored for remarkable contribution for the development of the Technological University in the State of Karnataka by the Institution of Engineers (India), Karnataka Centre, Bangalore on the occasion of the 40th Engineers day celebration held on 24th September 2007 in the presence of His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka Sri. Rameswar Thakurji.
  • Honored by His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka Sri. Rameswar Thakurji in recognition of the contributions made for advancement of Technical Education in the state of Karnataka, on behalf of Sundara Prakashana, Bangalore on 24th November 2007 at Raj Bhavan, Bangalore.
  • Honored by the Vice Chancellor of Kuvempu University during June 2009 with the Academy of Commonwealth Education and Humanities Studies Sir.M. Visvesvaraya Parisara Rathna Award-2009

International Exposure and Professional Assignments: 

  • UK and Canada under Rotary Group Study Exchange Program.
  • Singapore and Malaysia to attend Microsoft TechEd 2003 Conference at Kaula Lampur
  • Singapore and Malaysia to attend Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Conference conducted on Human Resource Development in Universities at KL
  • Mauritius for inspection of Technical Institution establishment by JSS Mahavidya Peeta of Mysore
  • Germany and France during visit to the Head Quarters of Rexroth of Bosch group for establishment of VTU- BR International Automation Center of Competence at Mysore Regional Center, Mysore.
  • Visited Universities in Canada and USA on behalf of NIE for foreign University Collaboration for academics and research.