Prof. M. Ramachandra Gowda, presently is the Vice Chancellor of Rani Channamma
University, Belagavi, the largest university in Karnataka, since 4th July, 2019. He is a well-
known senior academician in the field of Commerce with enormous experience in
administration and academics. His exposure and contributions to various functions that
stretch from teaching at one end of spectrum to managing institutions at the other, define
his illustrious career. With a doctorate on the topic “Marketing Management,” Prof.
Ramachandra Gowda has had a rich teaching experience of thirty –four years beginning with
Lectureship at BTL Junior College of Commerce in 1986 with a consistent progression,
scaling positions till he became a Professor of Commerce at Bangalore University in January
With an innate quest for research and innovation, he has made more than 75 academic presentations at national and international levels and has authored a profuse number of research publications as well. His organisational skills are manifest in his organizing of a number of high profile educational programs. He has also authored commendable books that include Corporate Financial Management, Indian Banking, Monetary System, Business Environment, Financial Management and Goods and Services Tax. His research acumen has resulted in his successful guidance of thirteen Ph.D scholars and six M.Phil candidates and six doctoral students still in the pipeline.
Along with his impressive academic expertise, he has also been an efficient administrator having donned several positions as Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Bangalore University, Member and Chairman on BOS, BOE, BOA, Senate, Syndicate, Academic Council and the President, Indian Commerce Association. His commendable leadership finally culminated in his becoming the Registrar, Bangalore Central University from November 2017 to July 2019.
He believes in interaction as a great tool to understand the problems of the system and design new ways to address them which ensures institutionalization of academic vibrancy. He appreciates Inclusiveness as an integral part of any system to function efficiently.
Currently, Prof. M. Ramachandra Gowda as a Vice-Chancellor is providing marvellous academic guidance and governance to the Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, which has more than 380 affiliated colleges, three PG centres and one constituent college covering the jurisdiction of Belagavi, Vijayapur and Bagalkot districts. With his knowledge about micro facets of university administration ranging from policy matters to day-to-day functioning, he is vibrantly leading the University and the faculty towards the promotion of quality-centric teaching and research; and making higher education equitable and relevant to society at large.