About the speaker:
Speaker: Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore.
Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, a doctoral degree holder in Chemistry has published over 22 research papers in International journals. He has served on the Boards of Management of a few Medical Universities. Dr. Karajagi also served as a member of the State Resource Group (SRG) for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the colleges of Karnataka. Dr. Karajagi was the Principal, V.V.S. First Grade College for Women, Bangalore, India for 16 years. He was the Director of the V.V.S. Academic and Administrative College, founder Principal and Academic Director of the Jain International Residential School and the founder Director of the International Academy for Creative Teaching. He has served as a member of the Syndicates of a few Universities and as a member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. He is a member of the Governing body of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He is a well-known columnist and has completed 1800 columns. His fifteen books entitled “Karunaalu Baa Belake” are immensely popular and have seen several editions. Dr. Karajagi has written many articles on ‘Sufi’ philosophy and has published a book on ‘Sufi’. As of now, he has authored twenty-two books. He has published over a hundred articles on all aspects of education in National and International journals. He is also known for his daily spiritual discourses on a bilingual T.V. channel – Sri. Sankara with over 500 programmes on Dasa Sahitya and Vachana Sahitya. Through the Academy for Creative Teaching, of which he is the Chairman, Dr. Karajagi is instrumental in building over 92 schools of very high quality all over the world. He is generally considered as an institution builder. His areas of interest include Creativity, Creative & Critical Problem-Solving Skills, Communication Skills, Motivation, Work ethics and Human Values. He has traveled and lectured extensively both in the East and the West and has conducted more than 2000 training programmes for educational and corporate organisations. He has been a teacher for over four decades without a moment’s regret.