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Dr. Shivananda R Koteshwar (Shivoo)

Adjunct Professor, MBA program

Dr. Shivananda R Koteshwar (Shivoo) has over 25yrs of experience in the semiconductor industry. He is currently with Synopsys India as the Design Group Digital Implementation Site Leader and R&D Head.

Shivoo is a Mentor of Change - ATAL Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India, SIG Member, ESSCI - Electronics Sector Skills Council of India, and IET Skill Development Working Group member. Shivoo is extremely active in mentoring start-ups catering to EdTech & learning space.

Key portfolio: Your Philanthropy Story, Kreedaloka, Toolkit4Life, Buildxcel, iHUB, Coastered, Belakoo Cocreate, and Sparsha Learning technologies.

Shivoo is a dedicated and passionate teacher who works with schools, UG/PG and MBA colleges, to bridge the gap between academia and corporate. He serves as visiting faculty in leading colleges/universities across India in both engineering, design & management.

Shivoo is the founder Trustee of "Belakoo Education Trust" focusing on rural education and skill development. Belakoo has started a free weekend school in Malavalli, Mandya. He is the Executive Program Partner in The Aurinko Design Preparatory College. Shivoo also serves as a Board of Studies Member in Mount Carmel College, BMS College, Indian Academy Degree College, and Dr. MCET, Pollachi and serves as an Advisory Board Member in Aurinko Academy and Vyasa International.

Shivoo was the Founding Director of the school, "The Amaatra Academy", and a Professor in E&C Department at PES University. He also served as an Advisory Board member at MS Ramaiah University.

Shivoo has received a doctorate in Education Management and is an alumnus of IIM, Bangalore. Shivoo has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from OGI, USA, and BTech in E&C from Mysore University. Shivoo has completed Certification courses in Columbia Business School (Implementing Winning Strategies & Leading Strategic Growth), Wharton School (Leading Customer-Centric Growth), University of Virginia (Design Thinking for Innovation), MIT Sloan School (Leading through Financial Excellence, IIT Bombay (AI - Deep Dive) & ESADE Spain (Managing Business in Global Context).

Shivoo has derived inspiration from real-life stories all around him and has published two books titled “50 Shades of Life” and "50 Colours of Love".

Shivoo is a recipient of 2007 Employee Excellence Award in Recognition of efforts as an outstanding Synopsys Employee and was awarded Distinguished Alumni of Malnad College of Engineering in 2018.



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