Academic Advisory Council

Prof. Krishnegowda

Prof. Krishnegowda has served as Kannada professor and later as Principal in St. Philomena college, Mysore. He has a Kannada M.A. degree with first place and a gold medal from Manasagangotri university of Kannada Research studies.

Dr. N.M. Talawar

Dr. Nilagiri M.Talawar is the Director of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies (KIKS), University of Mysore.Dr. Talawar, who is a very popular teacher among the students was the Director between 2012 and 2014.He later served as the Registrar of Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University.

Dr. Udayashankar Puranik

Dr. Udayashankar Puranik with background in IT for over 25+ years has worked tirelessly to introduce Kannada in software used in e-commerce, banks, education and other departments. He has written over 2600+ articles in leading newspapers and in university publications about technology for the benefit of common people.

Prof. Gil Ben-Herut

Dr. Gil Ben-Herut is an Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department, University of South Florida. His research interests include pre-modern religious literature in the Kannada language, South Asian bhakti (devotional) traditions, translation in South Asia, and programming in Digital Humanities.