Shri Gopalkrishna Narasinh Revankar
Professor Emeritus Gopalkrishna Narasinh Revankar is the founder of the Trust. He is ever cheerful, unmindful of his comforts, he is always active. Such people are rare and the Daivazna Brahmin community is blessed indeed to have such a genius. He feels that education is vital for overall progress of any community. It is this vision that saw the birth of this Trust. Education is the unique key that opens up a whole new world of opportunities, yet thousands of the underprivileged are deprived of the service, especially the children are forced to be illiterate and live in poverty. This Trust is a significant effort of Prof G N Revankar to repay the society that has nurtured him.
He had his Matriculation from Sri Marikamba High School, Sirsi. He completed Inter Science securing first rank, from Karnataka College, Dharwad. In Inter Science, he scored 114/100 in Algebra which is still an outstanding record. He graduated in B E (Telecom), securing second rank from Pune University in the year 1953.
After an initial short period of service in the Overseas Communication Service he joined I.I.T., Bombay as faculty. He was deputed to USSR on UNESCO fellowship for a period of two years to get specialized training in Electron Devices Technology.
He has guided a large number of B Tech, M Tech and Ph. D projects mainly on hardware topics in electronic instrumentation and power electronics. He has published more than 130 papers in National and International Journals in the field of power electronics mainly dealing with simulation, design aspects, new power circuit configurations etc. He has set up a number of PG & UG laboratories at the Electrical Engineering Department at I I T., Bombay.
He has number of prestigious awards from JIETE and JIE (Electrical section) for his contribution of outstanding papers published in the journals. Notable among them are K.S.Krishnan memorial award in 1984, CDIL award in 1984 & 1985 for his papers published in JIETE. He has bagged the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Memorial Gold Medal during 1982-83 and 1983-84, and the President of India prize for 1982-83 and 1983-84 for his publications in JIE. He has donated his savings for a very noble cause of helping the poor needy students frame their career. He passed away on 11th Sept 2012.