Dr. B.V. Raju Foundation and Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES) were established by Dr. B.V. Raju to contribute towards development of education and social cause. He is a man of vision, inspiration, confidence, diligence and above all humanity. In his life he believed and followed the quote “SERVE HUMANITY IN YOUR CAPACITY”. He was awarded ‘Padmasri’ by Government of India in the year 1977 for his contribution to Indian Cement Industry. After grand success in industry, Dr. B.V Raju focused his energy to bring transformation in rural education. In recognition of his services to Educational sector and society at large, he was awarded “Doctorate” by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad and was conferred the coveted “Padmabhushan” by Government of India in year 2001.
Sri K.V. Vishnu Raju, a grandson of Dr. B.V. Raju, the current chairman, is the motivating force in steering and expanding horizons of SVES and Dr. B.V.Raju Foundation towards excellence in its entire academic, professional and social service endeavors. SVES has 10 academic institutes in the domains of Pharmacy, Engineering, Dental and Management. Out of which two are Pharmacy colleges (Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy – Bhimavaram, Estd 1997; Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research – Narsapur,Estd 2007). Both the Pharmacy Colleges are highly reputed and, well-established accredited colleges, and aspiring to initiate advanced research in Pharma sector.
Mr. Ravichandran Rajagopal, Vice Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society, is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, and a postgraduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Mr. Ravichandran started his professional career with the Swiss multinational company Novartis, India where he served in various capacities including Business Development, New Product and Application development, and Vendor Development. At SVES, he executes Chairman’s vision through overall planning, organizing and implementing policies and procedures relating to academic and administrative activities. He also plays a major role in collaborations and placements of graduates.