Dr. Ashok Shettar is the leader and Principal of BVBCET, where I am working in different capacity since 30 years. As principal of BVB College of Engineering Technology from 2001 - 2015,he lead comprehensive strategic Reform process to transform BVB college to the status of university. He is a mentor, visionary, leader of the institute and together we have strategized many initiatives and implemented successfully at our institute. Our association is since 20 years.
Ashok Shettar has ME and PhD in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prof. Shettar has Over 30 years’ experience in engineering education and administration. He was a member of the Executive Council and Academic Council of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Presently he is the Chairman of CII, North Karnataka Zone. In 2005, he received the Rotary Centennial Award for Professional Excellence. He has played an important role in establishing and growing “Centre for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ (CTiE) at BVBCET, which has emerged as pioneering model to nurture entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tier-II cities of India, resulting into 40 companies in the campus (2companies more than 100Crore), providing more than 500 engineering
jobs and recognized as TBI by DST.
Dr. Ashok Shettar instrumental in initiating NATIONAL ESDM TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ACADEMY (NETRA) to
Create ESDM entrepreneurial ecosystem in campuses. Through CTiE/NETRA model, it is proved that campus can create world class ESDM products, not only through start-ups but through faculty working with Industry. He is championing new innovations till they succeed and become model which can be copy pasted across Tier II cities/Colleges. He customized many courses And implemented in an innovative way, Engineering exploration(from VirginiaTech) is an example, which aims to give hands on experience in first year which leads better product/project in later years of engineering. More than 200 colleges across India have visited KLE Tech to know different initiatives and many have copied these models and successfully implemented.