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Rashtreeya Sikshana Samiti Trust  

Rashtreeya Vidyalaya (RV) Group of Educational Institutions, a conglomerate of 24 educational institutions run by the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samiti Trust (RSST) consists of philanthropists, businessmen, professionals and academicians. The institutions range from schools to professional colleges offering management, dental, engineering, nursing and teacher education.

RSST has been in the forefront of providing excellence in education for over 6 decades and operates all the institutions with the main objective of offering education with excellence to its students without any bias. There are over 16000 students and 1500 personnel in all its campuses situated at Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. The trust consists of the Board headed by its President, Mr. M K Panduranga Setty, a well known industrialist and past director of Rotary International.

Today institutions of Rashtreeya Sikshana Samiti Trust (RSST) institutions are household names in the industrial and corporate circles. The last six decades has seen this Trust grow through multiple institutions - each with its own integrated structure, catering to the growing needs of society.

The name spells it all. It is unique in its approach to imparting education. One of the fastest growing educational institutions in the State of Karnataka, it has presence in virtually every field of academics right from Kindergarten to Post-Graduate and Research institutions. Humanities, Basic Sciences, teacher's Training, Dentistry, Engineering... the institutions cover almost all academic streams. Its reach spans all sections of society - the privileged and the under privileged, the able and the disabled, cutting through gender and age barriers.

Late Sri Sivananda Sarma, a farsighted visionary, founded the first institution of the trust in 1940.

RV Institutions
RV-VLSI Design Center R V Integrated School for the Disabled
R V College of Engineering R V Higher Primary School
RV Dental College & Hospital R V Boys High School
RV Institute of Management R V Shishu Vihar
RV College of Nursing R V Teachers College including PG Center
RV College of Physiotherapy R V Teachers Training Institute
Foundation for Clean Energy & Environment R V Girls High School
SSMRV Degree College RV Public School
SSMRV PU College RV Educational Consortium
NMKRV PU College for Women RV Institute of Sanskrit and Gandhian Studies
NMKRV College for Women & PG Center RV Institute for Social Service and Skill Promotion
Shashwati (A museum) RV Center for Mfg. Research &Technology Utilization
Governing Council  

Consequent to the 14th Triennial General Body Meeting of the Trust help on 23rd March 2008 and the Board Meeting held on 24-03-2008 the Governing Council for RV-VLSI Design Center was constituted.

Constituted from the Board of Trustees this policy making body formulates the policies and provide broad guidelines for smooth and efficient functioning of the institution. The following are the members of the Governing Council:
Chairman: Sri C.V. Hayagriv


  • Sri K. G. Subbarama Setty
  • Sri A. V. S. Murthy
  • Sri D. P. Nagaraj
  • Sri S. M.Balakrishna
  • Sri K. Lakshman
  • Sri P. S. Nandakumar
  • Sri S. Venkatesh Prasad CEO, RV-VLSI Design Center


Strategic Advisory Board  

RV-VLSI deems it an honor to have on its Strategic Advisory Board, eminent professionals from the VLSI industry and Academia alike. These professionals are persons with proven and exceptional capabilities and bring to the RV-VLSI Board, the distilled wisdom gained through decades of experience in their chosen areas of expertise.

These are people who share the same passion, vision and exhibit the same energy levels as the management of RV-VLSI to address the much talked about and burning issue of the huge chasm that currently exists between academic learning and the practical requirements and expectations of Industry.

Members advise the CEO on matters relating to the current trends and advancements in the Semiconductor Industry, and provide valuable inputs on structuring our offerings and collaborations with industries in research and education.
Strategic Advisory Board Member Profiles
  Subhash Bal
Director India Sales
Synopsys (India) EDA Software Pvt. Ltd.
Subhash has 30 years plus experience primarily in networking, semiconductor and EDA Industries. He has held executive positions in general management, marketing, sales and product development with both start-ups and multibillion-dollar organizations. As a senior member of an executive staff, he has played a key role in fund raising, IPO, acquisition, restarts, building and developing organizations. He has also been a spokesperson and speaker at industry conferences and events because of his communication strength and knowledge of the intricacies of prevailing business situations and subject matter. He offers professional skills in marketing, business initiatives and development, sales and marcom strategy; evangelizing new technology; definition, positioning, launch and management of product families; OEM, End user sales, channel management. He is adept in dealing with chips, software, and board and box products in both domestic and international markets.

  • MBA, University of Santa Clara; Santa Clara, CA
  • MSEE, Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA
  • BSEE, IIT; Bombay, India

  Jean-Luc Gaudiot
Professor & Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
University of California – Irvine
Fellow, IEEE, 1999
Fellow, AAAS, 2007
He is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining UCI in January 2002, he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California since 1982, where he served as Director of the Computer Engineering Division for three years. He has also designed distributed microprocessor systems at Teledyne Controls, Santa Monica, California (1979-1980) and performed research in innovative architectures at the TRW Technology Research Center, El Segundo, California (1980-1982). He frequently acts as consultant to companies that design high-performance computer architectures, and has served as an expert witness in patent infringement and product liability cases. His research interests include multithreaded architectures, fault-tolerant multiprocessors, and implementation of reconfigurable architectures. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers. His research has been sponsored by NSF, DoE, and DARPA, as well as a number of industrial organizations.

Professor Jean-Luc Gaudiot received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique, Paris, France in 1976 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977 and 1982, respectively.

Raghu Panicker   Raghu Panicker
Sales Director
Mentor Graphics, India
Raghu spearheads the company’s Sales organization and is fully responsible for Sales, Strategic operations and positioning the Company for continued success in India. Raghu brings to this position a wealth of VLSI and Semiconductor Industry business experience, stemming from his early years of Research and Development at Semiconductor Complex. Raghu, has over 15 years of sales, business leadership and channel experience in the VLSI and Semiconductor industry.

Raghu joined Mentor Graphics from Telelogic India where he was the Regional Sales Manager for Enterprise Architecture range of products for India and Srilanka. He started his career with Semiconductor Complex Limited, Chandigarh in 1991 and during his tenure held a number of different roles in Research & Development and Sales & Marketing. From 2000 - 2005, Raghu was the Channel Manager for Mentor Graphics India responsible for Sales, Customer Support and Business Development for Mentor Graphics products in India.

  Rajiv Gupta
Director IP/DA Licensing
Qualcomm, San Diegop
Mr. Rajiv Gupta has been Director of IP & Design Services at Jazz Semiconductor since 2005. Prior to joining Jazz, he held position of Director of processor development at Mindspeed technologies, Conexant Systems and Rockwell Semiconductor Systems.

He has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He has led development of several generations of high performance, Low Power VLSI processor cores for wire-line and wireless products. He has traveled extensively to Japan, China, Taiwan and Europe to evaluate and license critical embedded technologies for Wireless products. He is well connected with universities worldwide having participated in several university research programs at MIT, UCLA, University of Arizona, UC San Diego, University of Portugal, Swiss federal Institute and UCI.

He is holder of 13 US and international patents and has degrees in Solid State Physics and Electrical engineering.

  Pawan Wasant Borle
Head-Human Resources
flydubai, Dubai-UAE

Pawan Wasant Borle currently heads the Human Resources Function at flydubai – the newest point to point budget airline being set up by the Government of Dubai. Till recently he was the Senior Vice President – Human Capital and a core member of the start up team at Fullerton Financial Holdings – UAE office where he helped set up a new financial services entity in Dubai

Until November 2006, Pawan was the Head of Human Resources for Conexant Systems Inc. operations in India comprising of 1300+ top of the line semiconductor experts across 4 design centers. He was based out of Hyderabad, India. Pawan was also a Director and part of Conexant’s executive management team in India.

Besides his personal interest and passion in the area of semiconductors – Pawan is a high energy Human Resources professional with a mature understanding of business across diverse industries and an extensive background handling Organizational life cycles; Start-Ups ; Industry – Academia Partnerships & University Relations ; Strategic Human Resources Planning ; Change & Relationship Management ; High caliber recruitment and retention along with Leadership Development for Business Success.

Pawan has 16 years of rich and core HR experience across various industries handling diverse communities of employees. Having served as a part of the senior management teams in several international organizations, Pawan closely understands and appreciates people related issues and works towards aligning the aspirations of employees in line with the objectives of the organization.

In 1996, Pawan managed the Human Resource function of a new start up branch of Chinatrust Commercial Bank in India. In 1998 he was again a part of the start up team at Citicorp Maruti Finance Limited – a joint venture finance company, in India, between Citigroup and Suzuki (Maruti)

In 2000, he was designated as the Director – Human Resources for Pramati Technologies – a developer of premium high end software products from India where he helped build and grow one of the best software product teams in Java Technology in India.

From June 2004, Pawan has been working in the high tech field of Semiconductor Research and Design as the Human Resources Business Partner for the India region. He is also in the Executive HR Committee of the Indian Semiconductor Association – the premier body representing the dynamic semiconductor industry in India.

Pawan started his career in 1993 in with Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in India, after completing a Bachelor of Sciences, from the Delhi University and his Masters in Human Resources Management, from XLRI Jamshedpur – School of Business and Human Resources