Shri Madabhushi Madan Gopal
Chairperson, Board of Governors, VNIT Nagpur
Shri Madabhushi Madan Gopal, IAS, has a Master’s Degree in Commerce
and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. He was selected into the Indian
Administrative Service in 1984 and placed in Karnataka Cadre. He started
his career as Asst. Commissioner & Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Nanjangud,
in Mysore District. During his more than 3 decades of service in Govt of
Karnataka and in Govt of India, he has served in many Departments
including Health and Family Welfare, Higher Education, Food and Civil
Supplies, Forest, Environment and Ecology, Water Resources, Mines and
Geology, Deputy Commissioner for Bijapur and Gulbarga. He also served
as Executive Director for World Bank funded Jala Samvardhane Yojana,
(Integrated Tank Development Project) , Commissioner for Public
Instruction, Bangalore, Registrar, Central University of Hyderabad.
He has attended various workshops and seminars at National and
International level as a Resource Person on Community Mobilization, Non-
formal Education, Health, Rural Development, Empowerment and other
related issues. He is also a Visiting Professor for International Institute on
Chronic Hypoxia, La Paz, Bolivia.
He is Life Member of IIPA, New Delhi, ASCI, Hyderabad, Bangalore
International Centre and Sri Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning,
Bangalore. He has published many books and presented papers at
National and International forums.
He has visited several (69+) countries to attend seminars and workshops
and also as part of the Study Teams on various development and
educational issues. His hobbies include Mountaineering, Traveling,
Listening to Vintage Music and Photography.