Our Trustees


Dr. Githa U Badikillaya

Founder Trustee

She is an independent researcher, folklorist, indologist, freelance writer with considerable experience as an administrator. Very passionate about heritage she uses her oratory and persuasive skills to further the cause of Heritage. She was on the governing Board for Child Labour, Ministry of Labour, Government of India from 2008-2011. Her name finds an entry in the Limca Book of Records, 2008, as Executive Director of an NGO Sahayog, for highlighting the Bio Heritage site of Nallur near Devanahalli in the Nature section. This was also her dissertation work that bagged 2 rolling shields at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Journalism Course. She was guest faculty for 5 years at Christ for their USAC program.  


Mr. R Raghavendra Rao

A mechanical engineer with a post graduation in planning and production retired as a former Senior General Manager of Robert Bosch India, Bengaluru with 35 years of service.

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Dr. Suresh K Srivastava

Is a former Associate professor, Dept of History, and Vice Principal Hansraj College Delhi. His specialisation is medieval history, Chinese history and environmental issues. A veteran schlar he was the Supdt examinations, Convenor of admissions Committee and Placement committee, besides Staff Advisor, forum of National and international awareness at Sherubtse College. He has conducted many workshops for UPSC, Stat Public Service Commission, UP. Author oftwo books he has several papers to his credit.  Post retirement he is into nature and landscape photography in a big way.


Dr. Prerana Srimaal

She is head of department of Christ (deemed to be) University with her doctorate from JNU, Delhi.

Mr. Mrinal Mohan

A mechanical engineer by qualification, he was in the software business and later made foray into education field.



Dr. Sudha Gopinath

She is a doctorate in Philosophy and a post doctoral fellow of the ICPR. A highly rated teacher, she has 21 years of teaching experience. She has taught Post graduation students.  She taught part time, at the Dharmaram College for PG and handled the religion and philosophy paper for PG Diploma students at the MH Krishna institute of Indology. She taught for 5 years for the sophomore students from USA under the USAC curriculum. She also wrote a reference book in Kannada on Western philosophy for BA students of Mysore Univ. She has to her credit many published articles. She prepared study material for MA first and second year students under Open University of Bangalore University. 

She was Volume Editor for Religion and Philosophy for the centenary Publications by Mythic Society. She was associated with ACPI encyclopaedia of Philosophy, and with Volume on Glory of Indian Heritage. She was also the Academic Associate for the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (11 Volumes). She is the granddaughter of Deewan Madhava  Rao and daughter of Late Sri.Laxman Rau, Home sScretary to the Karnataka government.