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.