Secretary's Message

Prof. Mallinath Govin

Prof. Mallinath Govin, M.Sc, M.Phil




 Columbia College under the Venkateshwara Education and Cultural Trust has been a long standing dream. While Columbia stands for providing education in many disciplines, business education I believe is key. This is a realization for me in logical extension of my commitment towards furthering professional careeres of students from all over the country and not just the metros.


In the field of business, professional management and entreprenuership will go a long way in unlocking the vast potential of majority of the people. Students who come from rural areas and hinterlands also have dreams. Some of best known achievers like Dr. Abdul Kalam prove this. In my humble capacity I would like to see this happenin a larger scale in my life time. Hence Columbia would like to refocus its emphasis on business education.


For this purpose we have been able to get faculty collaboration with Leviosa Business School.


Leviosa Business School started by practitioners from large corporations like General Electric, ITC, Pfizer along with academicians holding PHDs from american Ivy League Universities and having taught in IIMs, National Law School, Bangalore provide us the differentiating edge over other colleges.


From this year, the BBM program of Columbia, affiliated to Bangalore University will have this advantage. Operating this program from our new campus will give a huge boost to the quality and infrastructural facilities.


I hence, with great expectations look forward to Columbia making its mark as a premier institution in the field of business education in order to fulfill my long cherished dream.



 Prof. Mallinath Govin, M.Sc, M.Phil


Venkateshwara Education and Cultural Trust