Dr. Gururaj Karajagi
Founder and Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT), Bengaluru
Dr. Gururaj Karajagi is the founder and Chairman of the Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT), Bengaluru, – a unique organization dedicated to bring about quality in education in general and teacher training in particular. Through the Academy for Creative Teaching, Dr. Karajagi is instrumental in building over 50 schools of very high quality all over the world. Dr. Karajagi, a doctoral degree holder in Chemistry from Karnataka University, has published over 22 research papers in International journals. He has served as a member of several prestigious Educational and Governmental committees. He is on the boards of Management of a few Medical Universities. He is presently a distinguished member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission and Chairman of the Committee on Teacher Education.
Dr. Karajagi was the Principal at V.V.S. First Grade College for Women, Bengaluru. He served as the Director of the V.V.S. Academic and Administrative College, Bengaluru, founder Principal and Academic Director of the Jain International Residential School, Bengaluru. Dr. Karajagi is a life Fellow of the Electrochemical Society of India and has also served as a member of the State Resource Group (SRG) for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) and NAAC accreditation, in the colleges of Karnataka. Dr Karajagi is a well-known columnist who writes for a popular daily and has completed more than 800 columns. His three books entitled “Karunaalu Ba Belake” are immensely popular and have seen several editions. He has published over hundred articles on all aspects of education in National and International journals. He has written text books in Chemistry. He is also known for his daily spiritual discourses on a bilingual T.V.Channel-SriSankara.
A well-read scholar, he has authored many stories, articles and textbooks in English and Kannada. His areas of interest include Creativity, Creative & Critical Problem Solving Skills, Communication skills, Motivation, Work ethics and Human Values. He has designed a complete curriculum in Creativity which is being used in different Universities in Austria, U.S. and U.K. He has conducted more than 500 training programmes in India and abroad for educational and corporate organizations.