We deem it an honour to present a very brief biographical sketch of the doyen under whose umbrella there are many schools and colleges. He is none other than the Chairman & Director of BITM, Dr.Yashvanth Bhupal, who is an apple of the eyes of Late.Sri.Sharana Basavaraja Jahagirdar and Late.Smt.Basavarajeswari, a former Union Minister.
Dr.Yashvanth Bhupal was born in Bellary on 10th day of September 1948.
As far as his collegiate studies are concerned, in 1972, he completed his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and in 2000, he did his M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, from BITS, Pilani. In the year 2004, his educational aspiration reached the Zenith when he put his efforts into obtaining the doctoral thesis i.e., Doctor of Philosophy in “Business Management”.
From then onwards, his life took another turn towards his industrial experience which spanned 20 years. After his graduation in 1974, he founded integrated mini steel plant and called it “Navakarnataka Steel Ltd., Bellary and took over his capacity as Works Director and later became the Executive Director.
Dr.Yashvanth Bhupal is a real personality who stands by and goes for quality in whatever he does. As many of us know, presently, he is the Managing Trustee of Tungabhadra Education Health & Rural Development Trust ®, Bellary and also the Chairman & Director of Ballari Institute of Technology & Management, Bellary, looking after all the affairs of Basavarajeswari Group of Institutions, which is an umbrella institution.
In the year 1992, he changed his direction of his attention to the holy field of education, and started Sanjay Gandhi Polytechnic, Bellary at Basaveswara Nagar with different branches like; Mechanical Engg, Electrical & Electronics Engg., Metallurgy, Electronics & Comm. Engg, Civil Engg, Computer Science & Engg., This polytechnic was shifted to Sanjay Gandhinagar in the year 1994. He served it as the Principal for a period of Six Years and took it to the height that it got the name of ‘One of the Best Polytechnics in this region’. Now we feel proud to say that it has the first year intake of 660 students.
Subsequently, in 2002, to facilitate learning, keeping in mind the employed candidates, who are deprived of the Day College, he provided a slot by beginning Sanjay Gandhi (Evening) Polytechnic, Bellary with different branches like; Mechanical Engg, Electrical & Electronics Engg., Metallurgy.
In 1996, at the aforesaid polytechnic, a Community Polytechnic Scheme, sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India was also started. This scheme gives informal training to the helpless students and also to the students who have been left destitute. The scheme aimed at uplifting and development skills. One of the objectives of the scheme was to develop the students who belong to the backward and rural areas.
In 1997, he thought of inculcating quality in technical education and Bellary Engineering College, Bellary, was the outcome; it is now called “Ballari Institute of Technology & Management”, Bellary, which has the branches like; Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Science & Engineering & Biotechnology, Electrical & Electronics Engg.,
Dr.Yashvanth Bhupal has served as the Principal for a period of 13 years. Presently, he is the Chairman & Director. His major areas are development, infrastructure, academics and finance.
In 2004, he began the Post Graduate course in the branch of Computer Network Engg and in the subsequent years, there started Digital Electronics, VLSI Design & Embedded System and Design Engineering.
With the view to not leaving any stone unturned, MBA and MCA courses were also added followed by Research Centers of Chemistry, Mechanical, Physics, Mathematics and MBA.
In 2002, Bellary Industrial Training Center, Bellary, came into existence with the courses of Fitter and Electrician.
In the year 2006, this institution formed the school and college, i.e., Basavarajeswari Public School & College, at Patelnagar, Bellary with BPSC Kids Academy which teaches children from Nursery to 10th Standard based on ICSE Syllabus and presently it is one of the best schools in Bellary.
In 2008, Bellary Teachers Training Institute, Bellary was born wherein D.Ed., (Kannada Medium) is carried on.
In 2012, BPSC Pre-University College was also started with Commerce & Science streams.
In the same year, Ballari Business College, Bellary i.e., BBC added another feather to the cap of the group of institutions. BBC runs BBM & B.Com., courses.
Ladies & Gentlemen, Dr.Yashvanth Bhupal’s personality resembles the banyan tree that gives shade and shelter to the haves and have-nots. He is undoubtedly an inspiration to all, may they belong to this or forthcoming generation.
So, it is aptly said that “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him”.