Chairman’s Desk

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Dr.M. Santhiramudu Founder /Chairman

 

Master Santhi Ramudu was born on 08-07-1954 at Nandyal village in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh as 5th son of Late Sri M.Lingamurthy. Nandyal which is surrounded by “Nallamala” forest. From the childhood, Santhi Ramudu – known as “Shanthi” (means Peace) among his friends circle – has been the sufferings of his village people particularly the low caste due to dominance of upper caste influenced by feudalism. Needless to say that it was manifest in the village of Nandyal also where the upper caste over-powered the lower caste. The upper caste were maintaining their own private army in those days to suppress the lower caste. The upper caste did not allow the lower caste people to come up and they were denied education in those days.

For the political and financial benefit of upper caste, every village was divided into groups lead by the upper caste leading to factionism. The innocent and illiterate people belonging to the lower caste were made scape goats to safe guard the power of upper caste. The aftermath of feudalism persisted upto the year of 1965 in the country and particularly at Nandyal. The sufferings and illiteracy of the lower caste people of Nandyal influenced “Shanthi” which ultimately forced him to take a vow for the upliftment of lower caste by the way of education. Shanthi came to a conclusion that imparting education is the only tool to eliminate feudalism and that too peacefully.

In his vision education is for peace. With this motto, Shanthi started a Public School in his village at Nandyal in 1986 which was the first of its kind at Nandyal with CBSE affiliation under Parameswara Educational Academy. In the year 1992, he started a Junior College at Nandyal. When he realized that his village people are lagging behind in the professional courses, he established a professional coaching centre at Nandyal in 1994 so as to enable his village students to compete with urban students in professional courses. In the year 1995 he started RGM College of Engineering and Technology. The foundation stone of the college was laid by Late Shri P.V.Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister of India (Copy of brochure enclosed)

People in his village used to travel long distance for medical treatment till the year 2000. Seeing their hardships, Shanthi started a hospital called Shanthiram General Hospital in that area in the year 2001 and later got it upgraded to a medical college called Shanthiram Medical College in the year 2005 with the permission of Government of India and the Medical Council of India. Besides, permission to start the following projects is under the active consideration of Government of India / appropriate authority:

  • Shanthiram College of Nursing at Nandyal.
  • Shanthiram College of Pharmacy at Nandyal

His project to start an Aviation Academy at Nandyal is in the pipeline. Shanthi never went back from his commitment for the development of his area and providing better facilities to his brethren, and he offered free seats in almost all branches of education to the poor and needy village students in the institutions headed by him. Maximum seats in his institutions are offered to students from his village. He even established cash scholarship to students who top in the annual examinations in his institutions. Now the students of Nandyal irrespective of caste and creed are in a better position to compete with urban students across the country in any sphere of life. With the abundant availability of education institutions, Nandyal is now completely free from feudalism as literacy overtook it.

Message from Chairman

With the aim to make the Students excel in the fields of Engineering and Technology, Santhiram Engineering college was started in the year 2007. The college provides education at higher levels relating to the current trends in technological and the needs of the society. It promotes research and forms a link between the Institute and the Industry. The Institution has been training Students in the various disciplines of Engineering and is well equipped with workshops and laboratories.
The college encourages and motivates Students to have deep sense of creativity and develops potential to carry out research activities. The Staff are well trained and frequently refreshed with recent trends. The aesthetically build classrooms, lecture rooms, workshops, laboratories and spacious playgrounds provide an ideal environment for the study of the Students.

With the aim to make the Students excel in the fields of Engineering and Technology, Santhiram Engineering college was started in the year 2007. The college provides education at higher levels relating to the current trends in technological and the needs of the society. It promotes research and forms a link between the Institute and the Industry. The Institution has been training Students in the various disciplines of Engineering and is well equipped with workshops and laboratories.
The college encourages and motivates Students to have deep sense of creativity and develops potential to carry out research activities. The Staff are well trained and frequently refreshed with recent trends. The aesthetically build classrooms, lecture rooms, workshops, laboratories and spacious playgrounds provide an ideal environment for the study of the Students.

  1. President,  Parameswara Educational Academy, Nandyal
  2. Chairman, The Nandyal Public School, Nandyal.
  3. Chairman, The Nandyal Junior College, Nandyal.
  4. Chairman, Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering & Technology, Nandyal.
  5. Vice – President, A.P. Private Engineering Colleges Managements’ Association.
  6. Joint Secretary, A.P. Private Medical Colleges Managements’ Association
  7. Joint Secretary, Society for Networking for Excellence in Technical Education (A.P.SONET).
  8. Chairman,  SONET Video Conferencing Committee.
  9. President, Shafa Educational Society, Nandyal
  10. Chairman, Santhiram General Hospital, Nandyal
  11. Chairman,  Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal
  12. President, Sri Shiridi Sai  Educational Academy, Nandyal
  13. Chairman, Santhiram  Engineering College, Nandyal.
  14. Chairman, Santhiram College of Pharmacy, Nandyal
  15. Chairman, Santhiram College of Nursing, Nandyal
  16. Executive Member, All India Private Medical, Engineering & Other Professional Colleges.
  17. Chairman, M.S.R. Charitable Trust.
  18. Chairman, Santhiram Seva Samithi.

International Recognition:

In recognition of his contribution in the field of education and upliftment of rural people. Cosmopolitan University of USA has conferred a Ph.D degree to Shri Santhi Ramudu in the year 2003.

Awards received:

“Vidya Ratna” from World Peace & Safety Council, Chennai in the year 2004.

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