Prof Varadesh Hiregange
He is a senior academic with his background in journalism. Having worked in The Times of India and Deccan Herald, he is also the former Director of Manipal Institute of Communication, MAHE. During his tenure, MIC rose to the 'factually number one' position in India according to the India Today survey, way back in 2012 itself. He has also steered Rashtrakavi Govind Pai Research Institute, Regional Resources Centre for Folk Performing Arts, Kanakadasa Research Centre and Yakshagana Kendra, Udupi. With his long experience in academics, also as a visiting professor at Hochschule University, Bremen, Germany, he is also the founding Director of Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences (GCPAS), MAHE. The three programmes - MA in Ecosophical Aesthetics, MA in Art and Peace Studies, BA in Aesthetics and Peace Studies are the offshoots of his experience. 'Yaava Shabdada Maaye' is his poetry collection. His interests include environmentalism, philosophy, peace studies, media, literature and other arts. Philosophy of Education is his recent area of research.
Dr G M Tungesh
He is a senior academic with his background in language, literature and philosophy. Having been trained in English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, he has earlier taught in Aritrea (South Eastern Africa) and Hyderabad. Now, he has been a senior faculty member in Department of Humanities and Management in MIT, MAHE, with many scholarly publications to his credit.
Dr Somashekara Bhat
He is a senior professor with his background in science and electronics with many scholarly publications to his credit. He has done his PhD from IIT, Chennai. Particularly interested in Science Studies, he has been teaching in MIT, MAHE for more than two decades now. Currently, he is also its Associate Director.
Prof K Phaniraj
He is a cultural theorist who has extensively written about socio-cultural issues. He is also a senior academic in MIT, MAHE. Having taught environmentalism for many years, he has considerably contributed to the contemporary socio-cultural debates. He is the convener of Udupi Chitra Samaj, engaged in a search for meaning through cinema.
Prof Shreeraj Gudi
He is a senior Assistant Professor in School of Communication, MAHE. Having worked as a television journalist in New Delhi, he has earned experience on the field and also specialized himself in political and development journalism. Gandhian and Peace Studies has been his area of inclination with which he has long association.
Vidushi Bhramari Shivaprakash
She is an accomplished Bharatanatya dancer and founder-director of Nada Nritya School of Dance and Cultural Trust. Trained under the tutelage of renowned Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy, she specialises in producing and performing solo thematic dances and dance dramas. She is also a theorist of dance and music, pursuing her PhD with MAHE.
Ms Sushmitha A
She is a research associate, pursuing her PhD in literature at GCPAS, MAHE. Having received M V Kamath endowment award in broadcasting during her post-graduation, she is currently Dr T M A Pai Research Scholar in the University. She has earlier taught Environmental Science and taken part in ecological projects.
Sri S Raghunandana
Prof Shiv Visvanathan
Prof Manu Chakravarthy
Dr Choodamani Nandagopal
Prof Nagesh Hegde
Sri S Raghunandana