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Principal: Dr K Guruprasad
Dr. K Guruprasad is the Principal of BMS Evening College of Engineering and Professor in Mechanical Engineering in the prestigious BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru. A staunch academician and a master administrator, Dr. KGP as he is fondly called, always carries an endearing persona. A multi-talented, multi-faceted personality, Dr. KGP has been highly instrumental in motivating thousands of students in a career spanning a little over three decades in industry and academia. Numerous students and faculty have been benefited under his able leadership during his tenure as Dean – Mechanical Engineering and Dean – First Year BE at BMSCE.
Dr. KGP obtained his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Bangalore University and pursued his masters in Manufacturing Engineering in the prestigious IIT-Madras, Chennai. Dr. KGP continued to pursue his PhD in the field of composite technology and has published numerous articles in several national and international conferences and journals. Dr. KGP, over the last 30 years, has been a part of many forums of committees of the Mechanical Engineering fraternity and is instrumental in key decision making in academic affairs.
Apart from strong technical background, Dr. KGP is uniquely gifted with remarkable managerial skills which have shaped many students to reach the pinnacles in their respective careers. It was in the tenure of Dr. K Guruprasad as the Head of the Department, Mechanical Engineering, BMSCE that it won high accolades by getting accredited for five years by the National Board of Accreditation in Tier-I under the Washington Accord. As HOD, Dr. KGP undertook various initiatives, including several projects, which have been instrumental in strengthening the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Dr. KGP also shoulders numerous responsibilities at the institutional level:
Chairman of BMS Utsav Committee for 3 years
Nodal Officer of TEQIP, a World Bank Funded Project
Advisor - Numerous Intra College Committees pertaining to curriculum development, student welfare, academia-industry relations
Dr. KGP is also an Expert Member of All India Council for Technical Education Review Committee
for screening quality engineering projects
for according the status of various Engineering colleges across the country.
He is also on the panel of National Board of Accreditation as an Expert Member and assessing various Engineering colleges across the country and thus enhancing the quality of engineering education in India.
Dr. KGP is a life member in professional bodies like the Indian Society for Technical Education, Indian Society for Advancement in Materials and Processing, Fluid Power Society of India etc.
Dr. KGP is a keen follower of cricket, is also known as a very competitive cricketer in BMSCE circles; is also a Carnatic music enthusiast. A multi-lingual personality, always charming and cheerful, Dr. K Guruprasad is an exponent of hard work and sincerity.