102nd Foundation Day of the KLE Society

The 102nd Foundation Day of the KLE Society was commemorated in an event organized at KLE Centenary Convention Centre, Belagavi on 13thNov 2017. KLE Society Chairman, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Prabhakar Kore addressed the gathering and attributed the success of the organization to the sacrifices of the Founders and the efforts of hundreds of members of the KLE Family across generations. Reiterating the message given by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji at the Centenary commemorations in 2016, he called upon members of the organization to strive for the inclusion of KLE University among the top 100 institutions in the world, the need for undertaking path breaking research and for excellence in sports and extra curricular activities at the international level. Dr.Kore appraised the gathering regarding the commencement of KLE Society’s Homeopathic College, Belagavi and the extension of efforts of the organization to provide high quality education and health care at multiple places in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The Chief Guest of the function, Prof.Dr. Vivek Saoji, Vice Chancellor, KLE University emphasized the need for high quality education in an attempt to create professionals capable of contributing to national progress and humanity at large. His Holiness Shri Siddheshwar Mahaswamiji of Jnanayogashrama Vijayapura attributed the success of the KLE Society to its ability to provide opportunities and harness the talent of individuals in urban and rural areas. He called upon the gathering to seek self gratification in ensuring the welfare of others.

As part of the commemorations, students and faculty of the KLE Society who have brought laurels to the organization in the year 2017 through their success at national and international events were felicitated. The organization also felicitated Dr.Shivaprasad Goudar and the team of researchers at KLE Society’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College who have won international acclaim in the form of the Newton Prize for collaborative work in Maternal and Newborn Healthcare. Dr.R.S.Mudhol who spearheaded the organization of 27 Mega Centenary Health Camps which had over 1 lakh beneficiaries was also felicitated.

Miss Anjali Gaikwad, winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa- Little Champs-2017 and her sister were felicitated. The sister duo will perform at the musical program Swaranjali at KLE Centenary Convention Centre.

Shri. Shivanand Koujalgi, delivered the Presidential remarks. Prof S D Shirgavi welcomed the gathering. The event witnessed a gathering of the Members of the Board of Management, Life Members, Faculty, Healthcare professionals and students of KLE Society.

Swacch Bharat Award


KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KLE University), Belagavi, Karnataka has been ranked 4th for cleanliness among all the institutions of higher education under the category “University”, in India. In an event organized at New Delhi, Hon. Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt of India, Shri Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swacchata Rankings” for 2017 for institutions of higher education. The Honorable minister felicitated these educational institutions that embody the transformational initiative of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, which aims at ensuring clean and hygienic living spaces for all Indians.
As many as 3500 institutions from across the country participated in the ranking process. Out of the 25 shortlisted finalists, KLE University stood 4th to the country and 1st in the state of Karnataka. The grading of the institutions was done on the basis of cleanliness standards, cleaning systems, waste disposal methods, greenery on campus and institutional accessibility. A team of assessors nominated by the HRD Ministry visited KLE University and its constituent units on 24th August 2017 to inspect the campus for the said ranking process.
The institutions of KLE Society, leveraging on the principles of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Regenerate” remain committed to the “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan”. The members of the Board of Management, Faculty and students from constituent institutions of KLE Society under the leadership of Rajya Sabha MP and Honorable Chairman Dr Prabhakar Kore have consistently undertaken several cleanliness drives both on and off campus in an attempt to ensure compliance and generate awareness regarding the same. The recognition of efforts by the Ministry of Human Resource Development is both and honor and a source of inspiration towards this continual commitment of the KLE Society.

Representatives from Thomas Jefferson University


Representatives from Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, USA including Dr Stephen K Klasko, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard J Derman, MD, MPH, Associate Provost, Global Affairs and Mr Neil Gomes BSc, MBA, Med, ‎Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience visited the KLE Centenary Museum at KLE Society’s Lingaraj College, Campus, College Road, Belagavi on 9th July 2017. Chairman KLE Society, Dr Prabhakar Kore MP , Secretary KLE Society Dr B G Desai, Dr B S Kodkany, Life Members, KLE Society, other dignitaries and members of the KLE Family were present. The museum showcases the growth and accomplishments of the KLE Society over 100 years since inception.

Felicitation of Padmashree Awardee Sukri Bommu Gowda on 24th February, 2017


The KLE Society felicitated Padmashree Awardee Sukri Bommu Gowda, 80, a doyen of tribal folk music at KLE Society’s institutions at Ankola on Friday 24th Feb 2017. Known as the nightingale of the Halakki Vokkaliga tribes, her contribution to the enrichment and propagation of Indian Traditional Folk Culture and practices is inspirational and it was a matter of great privilege for KLE Society to honor the veteran artist.

Speaking on the occasion, Honorable Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman KLE Society, Dr. Prabhakar Kore highlighted the role of KLE Society in the promotion of tradition and culture of Karnataka over its 100 years of existence. Applauding the role of KLE Society in taking education to the grass root levels Padmashree Awardee Sukri Bommu Gowda stressed on the virtues of simplicity and perseverance as essentials for a successful and satisfying life.

The function was graced by the presence of Shri. J M Munavalli, Member Board of Management, KLE Society, Shri. B R Patil, Member Board of Management, KLE Society, Dr. D L Bhatkal, Secretary of Local Governing Body, KLE Institutions at Ankola, faculty members, students and other prominent people in the region. The event also witnessed the release of two books, “ Sheshagiri Pikale”, an account of the benevolent patron who was instrumental in establishment of KLE’s institutions of education and healthcare at Ankola and “ KLE Institutions at Ankola”, an account of the contributions of KLE Society to the lives of people in the said region.