Dr. S.R. Shankapal

Pro-Vice Chancellor, DSU

Prof. S.R. Shankapal at presently is the Pro-Vice Chancellor at Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore. He was the first Vice Chancellor of M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS) established in the year 2013. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Mysore studied at MCE-Hassan during 1977-1982, with a postgraduate degree from IIT Madras (1984) and PhD degree from BITS Pilani (1998).

Earlier to becoming Vice Chancellor of the University, he served as Director, later President of M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies (MSRSAS) which was established in 1999. MSRSAS offered postgraduate engineering and management and PhD degree programmes in collaboration with Coventry University of the UK. The School also offered training, engineering consultancy, product development, testing and validation services to industries and supported technology business incubation. At present the School is part of the M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences and the University is supporting more than 135 organisations spread across the Country by providing engineering consultancy and training services through its Techno Centre division. The School was well known all over India for its application oriented postgraduate programmes.

Dr. S.R. Shankapal started his career as a lecture in the year 1984 at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology-Bangalore. His subject areas of interest are Control Systems Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics, Automotive Power Train and Energy Conversion. He has been awarded research grants of more than Rs. 100 million from Indian government departments, industries, UKIERI and EU in the last 10 years. He has guided 5 Scholars for PhD, more than 50 postgraduate theses and around 60 undergraduate projects. He has published more than 85 research papers, more than 50 blog posts, 9 textbooks in Engineering, delivered more than 45 invited Lectures across the world and more than 100 training programmes for Practicing Engineers. He has been a very popular consulting engineer for companies involved in CAD/CAM/CAE services. His team has consulted more than 150 major CAD/CAE projects for various companies and research organisations.

He is a proponent of outcome based professional education and was awarded National Educational Leadership Award Sponsored by Vijayavani and ABP News, Devang Mehta and NAFEMS. He was a merit Scholarship holder throughout his student career, won ISTE student project awards and Team Tech award for Professional Excellence and MAV-07 award, and he is a member of SAE, CI, ISTE and widely travelled to UK, Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Bulgaria, US, Russia, Nigeria, Ghana, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka and UAE visiting and interacting with more than 30 Global Universities.