Dr. Shivananda R Koteshwar,
Mentor of Change - ATAL Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India, SIG Member, ESSCI - Electronics Sector Skills Council of India,
Dr. Shivananda R Koteshwar (Shivoo) has over 25yrs of experience in the semiconductor industry. He is currently with Synopsys India as the Design Group Digital Implementation Site Leader and R&D Head.
Shivoo is a Mentor of Change - ATAL Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India, SIG Member, ESSCI - Electronics Sector Skills Council of India, and IET Skill Development Working Group member. Shivoo is extremely active in mentoring start-ups catering to EdTech & learning space.
Startup Portfolio includes Your Philanthropy Story, Ultraadox, FabSkool, and KreedaLoka.
Shivoo is the founder Trustee of "Belakoo Trust" focusing on Rural Education, Skill Development, and Experiential Learning. Shivoo is one of the Trustees in"Aurinko Trust" with a flagship product- The Aurinko Academy, a progressive K12 school in Sarjapur Road with a career focussed programs in all streams.
Shivoo is a dedicated and passionate teacher who works with K12 Schools, UG/PG, and MBA colleges, to bridge the gap between academia and industry. He serves as visiting faculty in leading colleges/universities across India in both engineering, design & management. Shivoo is an adjunct Professor in Dayananda Sagar University and ISBR and Co-Founder of FabSkool, a Career-focused Preparatory College. Shivoo also serves as a Board of Studies Member in Mount Carmel College, BMS College, Indian Academy Degree College, Dr. MCET, Pollachi, and Vyasa International. Shivoo was the Founding Director of the school, "The Amaatra Academy", and a Professor in E&C Department at PES University. He also served as an Advisory Board member at MS Ramaiah University.
Shivoo has received a doctorate in Education Management and is an alumnus of IIM, Bangalore. Shivoo has a Masters's Degree in Electrical Engineering from OGI, USA, and BTech in E&C from Mysore University. Shivoo has completed Certification courses from various Tier 1 business schools in USA/India. Shivoo is currently doing a Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Design thinking, a collaborative program by MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, and Tuck University.
Shivoo has derived inspiration from real-life stories all around him and has published two books titled “50 Shades of Life” and "50 Colours of Love".
Shivoo is a recipient of the 2007 Employee Excellence Award in Recognition of efforts as an outstanding Synopsys Employee and was awarded Distinguished Alumni of MCE in 2018.