Vijaya College founder’s birth centenary in 2012

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The birth centenery of Prof.V T Srinivasan, who was one of the founders of Bangalore High School and Vijaya College falls in the year 2012.

Prof. V T Srinivasan was born in the year 1912. His ancestors hailed from Vengalathur, North Arcot District and the place is located near Kanchipuram. His father was V T Ekambarem, who served as a Tahsildar in Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh and his mother was Kamakshi. He studied in Madras Christian College and in Annamalai University.

Along with K Srinivasa Rao and K Lakshminarayana Rao, Srinivasan started The Bangalore High School, which soon became well known for the quality of education imparted. Later , they started The Vijaya college at Jayanagar. Prof. V T Srinivasan was the principal of the college from 1951-1972. He was a professor in English and Mathematics. His method of teaching Shakespeare’s dramas had won the acclaim of student community that even students from other colleges thronged the lecture hall in Vijaya College.

Sir C V Raman, the Nobel prize winner had said that (expertise in) English and Mathematics was a rare combination and only Prof. Srinivasan possessed it. Srinivasan was also a close associate of prominent Bangaloreans Masti Venkatesa Iyengar, Dr.D.V.Gundappa and Justice Nittoor Srinivasa Rao.

Prof. Srinivasan passed away on December 1st, 1977.

I hope that the present management of Vijaya College will ensure that the Centenery celebrations will be held in a befitting manner.


4 Comments

  1. It is really sad such a papular person of his time has not been considered by his own founded institution. I studied in Vijaya Collage between the years 1960 to 1963. I even to today remember his spirit in while giving Lectures on Trigonometry and Pure Geometry. The way he described pure Geometry is even to today is in memory. He introduced pure Geometry that the students should be very attentive to understand pure geometry as it is like finding a dark object in a dark room which is not there! While explaining about a point he said it is like understanding God himself and quoted the sloka Anurenu Annurashya Mahadenu mahadashya from upanishad. He used to become one with the students while teaching mathematics in the class room. He used to take interest in the welfare of each student.

  2. It is really sad such a papular person of his time has not been considered by his own founded institution. I studied in Vijaya Collage between the years 1960 to 1963. I even to today remember his spirit in while giving Lectures on Trigonometry and Pure Geometry. The way he described pure Geometry is even to today is in memory. He introduced pure Geometry that the students should be very attentive to understand pure geometry as it is like finding a dark object in a dark room which is not there! While explaining about a point he said it is like understanding God himself and quoted the sloka Anurenu Anuradha Mahadenu mahadashya from upanishad. He used to become one with the students while teaching mathematics in the class room.

  3. It is most unfortunate that the website of Vijaya College has not due recognition to Prof V.T.Srinivasan, one of the founders and Principal of the college for over 22 tears.It is a historical blunder

  4. Prof.V.T.Srinivasan’s teaching of Shakesperes Dramas was unique. He was at his best when he taught Mark Antony’s Funeral Oration from “Julius Caeser”. It is fervently hoped that the present authorities of Vijaya College will Celebrate his Birth Centenery in a Grand Manner !!!

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