Dr.M.S. Bhagyashekar
Principal
e-mail ID: vkitprincipal@gmail.com

Dr M S Bhagyashekar, obtained his degree B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University in the year 1988, Post Graduation diploma in Industrial Pollution Management from N I E, Lucknow in the year 1992, M.Sc.Engg (by Research) in Mechanical Engineering from SJCE, Mysore, Mysore University in the year 1997. He has completed his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering with research on composite materials at NAL, Bangalore from Bangalore University in the year 2007.

Dr MSB has a total of 28 years of rich experience in academics, research and administration. He started his career at Ghousia College of Engineering, Ramanagaram in the year of 1989 and served there till 2008 in various capacities from Lecturer to Professor, then moved to DBIT, Bangalore as Professor for a short duration.

In the year 2010 Dr MSB took charges of RRCE, Bangalore as principal and contributed to the development of RRCE up to 2015 and then served RRIT Bangalore as principal. He took charges of VKIT as Principal on March 2018

As academician, his teaching interest is primarily on basic and advanced mechanical engineering Topics. Thermodynamics, Applied thermodynamics, Turbo Machines, Heat transfer,   and Non-Conventional Energy Resources are his adored subjects and Nano Materials, Polymer Composites, Digitization, are his passion. He has delivered many Expert Lectures, edited books and proceedings and developed the equipment for the measurement of Stress Corrosion, Thermal Conductivity of Composite Slab, Thermal Conductivity of Plastics. He has organized many International and National Conference’s, Technical Sessions, seminars, workshops and FDP and many more.

As Researcher, he is associated with “Center for Composite Characterization and Testing” worked on development and characterization of polymer composites and materials for energy systems. Dr.MSB received VTU Research Grants of Rs 8Lakhs for the project titled “Studies on Microwave Cure Processed Hybrid Particulate Epoxy Composites” in the year 2009-10, KSCST grant for many student projects. He has published more than 50 research publications in referred International and National Journals, authored and edited more than 8 books and reviewed numerous research publications.

Dr MSB guided many UG projects funded by KSCST, PG students and guiding 3 research scholars for their Ph.D. He is Professional Member of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineers, Indian Institute of Production Engineers, ISTE and IAENG.

As Administrator and Principal, he has contributed to the academic excellence and led his department and Institutions for accreditation. He is also a Member of LIC committee, BOE and Nominee as GC member by VTU.

Dr MSB, a Mechanical Engineer yet has proficiency in Computers, has vast knowledge on Accreditation process, updated in recent Research Trends, Student friendly, passionate to read cognitive and devotional writings and a true technology professional.