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Our Family

Sri. T. Ashok Pai

Managing Trustee

T . Ashok Pai is well known industrialist and member of the prestigious - Manipal Group of Institutions. He is one of the directors of well known media Network industry - Manipal Media Network Limited and Directors of various renowned Companies and secretary of Academy of General Education – an esteemed hub of educational institutions.

Sri. T. Satish Pai


Sri T. Satish U. Pai is the founder of The Manipal Group - Manipal Power Press that is now Manipal Press Ltd.

Sri Satish Pai is also the Managing Director of Manipal Media Network Limited that publishes five leading media brands- Udayavani, the National Kannada Daily, Tushara, Roopatara, Taranga and Tunturu. Sri Pai is the Managing Editor of the leading Kannda Daily Udayavani.

Sri Satish Pai has won several awards for excellence in printing like Mudrana Rathna, Life time achievement award from Karavali Printer Association in 2004, Aryabhata Award in 2006, and Citation by KOPA on November 29, 2008, Swatantra Veera Savarkar Award 2001, Shree Krishna Mukhya Prana Award, Vishweshwariah Navarathna Award in 2006.

Sri Satish Pai is also in the Boards of several organizations.

Dr. Harish Hande


Dr. Harish Hande, the Founder and Chief Executive officer of SELCO Foundation, is a renewable energy entrepreneur with over 25 years of grassroots experience in meeting the energy needs of underserved populations. He is also the founder of SELCO India –a pioneering last mile rural energy enterprise based in India since the early nineties. He is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Masters and Ph D from University of Massachusetts, US. In recognition of his vision and the efforts of SELCO, have been awarded national and international awards including the reputed Zayed Future Energy Prize in 2018 and the SKOLL Award for Social Entrepreneurship – 2018. In 2011, Harish was conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of his vision to catalyze development outcomes via sustainable energy.

Dr. Hande serves on the boards of many organizations, both national and international.

Sri. T. Gautham Pai


Sri Gautham Pai is the Managing Director, Manipal Power Press Ltd.
Mr. Gautham after acquiring the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Printing Technology joined family printing business. Mr. Pai who is known to be reticent and down to earth profile has propelled his family business into a multi-business organization having a global footprint, all within a decade.

Mr Gautham Pai is also Director for 13 other companies including The Manipal Advisors LLP, Primacy industries limited, Netree e-services private limited, Energos Technologies Private Limited and Manipal Prakashan Limited.

Sri. T. Sachin A Pai


Sri T. Sachin Pai is a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Mathematics has got more than 20 years’ experience in the field of business, Industrial management and administration with a proven track record.

Presently he is the Managing Director of Best Sellers Apparels Pvt Ltd, which is a leading apparel manufacturer based in Manipal and Director of Manipal Technologies Limited, Manipal, India’s leading printing and digital imaging services provider / industry.

Ms. Vinutha Acharya


Smt. Vinutha Acharya has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Education and administration.

Started her career as a Teacher and has won The Best Teacher Award by the Department of Education 3 times. She has a master's degree in Chemistry and is a University Gold Medalist. She has actively participated in academic and religious related workshops and conferences. 

Sri. Jagadeesh Pai

Senior Advisor

Jagadeesh Pai an Arts graduate, started his career at Bharathiya Vikas Trust in 1982. He then joined Selco Solar Private Ltd as Regional Manager in 2000. He was the head of Operations and a specialist in strategic planning and capacity building. He also mentored the Logistics, Training and Human Resource departments. He was promoted as Assistant General Manager and then Deputy General Manager before he retired as General Manager in 2022 with a total experience of 22 years. He is currently working as a Senior Advisor at Bharathiya Vikas Trust.

Sri. Manohar Katgeri

Chief Manager

He has got 20 years of experience in promotion of solar energy, involved in overall implementation of various projects / programs of training and capacity building of various partners/ stakeholders of Sustainable energy applications and rural development sectors. Started his career as a Research analyst in the SME / decentralized industry sector.


Senior Operations Manager

Mahesh is a Science graduate with overall work experience of around 20 years in different fields and domains. Mahesh started his career as Marketing Executive and then joined a Multinational company Fidelity Investments Pvt. Ltd. where he gained an experience of 14 years in backend operations. Prior to joining BVT, he worked as Head of Coaching Division at Trisha group of Institutions. He now works at Bharathiya Vikas Trust as Senior Operations Manager.


Manager Accounts

He has got more than 20 years of experience in Accountancy. He is now working as Accounts Manager at Bharathiya Vikas Trust.


Program Manager

He has got 20 years of experience in NGO sector including community mobilization, women empowerment, health & agricultural projects. Now he is working as Program Manager at Bharathiya Vikas Trust.


Program Officer

She has 7 years of work experience in the field of public health, research, social and community development.
She has started her career as a counselor then research assistant and medical social worker in public health sectors. She has worked in Toyota Kirloskar Motors CSR project and Department of Community Medicine, KMC, Manipal & Mangalore. She has done her Masters in Social Work (Manipal University, Manipal).


Program Coordinator

He worked about 16 years at SKDRDP as Camp Officer. He conducted various camps on social and personality developments. Now he is working at Bharathiya Vikas Trust as Program Coordinator.