Kuppali Puttappa Poornachandra Tejaswi  (September 08, 1938 April 5, 2007) was a prominent Kannada writer and novelist who has made a great impression in "Navya" period of Kannada literature. At early stages of his writing career, Tejaswi wrote poems but later concentrated on short stories, novels and essays. Poorna Chandra Tejaswi has a distinguished style of writing which has heralded a new era in Kannada literature.

Rama Jois Justice Manadagadde Rama Jois (1931 - ) is a former governor of Jharkhand and a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He is a noted writer and historian having written several books on Service Law, Habeas Corpus Law, Constitutional Law, etc. His most known two-volume book "Legal and Constitutional History of India" is a textbook for Law Degree course. His another well known book is "Seeds of Modem Public Law in Ancient Indian Jurisprudence" .


Dr. G.S. Shivarudrappa born February 7, 1926) is a Kannada poet, writer and researcher who was rewarded as Rashtrakavi by the Government of Karnataka on November 1, 2006. G.S. Shivarudrappa was born in Shikaripura, in Shivamogga district of Karnataka. His father was a school teacher. He did his primary and secondary schooling in Shikaripura.Mr. Shivarudrappa who is a known "Navodaya" poet has made a lasting contribution to the Kannada literature. His main collections of poems are Saamagaana, Karthika, Deepada Hejje, Preeti Illada Mele, Devashilpa, Gode, Anavarana, Tereda Daari and Kaadina Kattalalli. (The Hindu, 02' Nov 2006)

Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy  born December 21, 1932), is a leading contemporary writer and critic in Kannada language and considered as one of the most important representatives of the Navya movement. Ananthamurthy is counted among the most eminent Indian authors. He is the sixth person among seven recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada language, the highest literary honor conferred in India.[2] He was conferred Padma Bhushan by Government of India.


Dr Ashok Pai is a well known personality . He is not only popular in and around Shimoga but he is well known in most parts of India. His dedication and work in the field of psychosis and neurosis is incredible. He is not only known as a Doctor , he is a successful Producer and produced popular movies on human minds. His books are, for many, a pathway into the human psyche. And in this present world, where money is the first most priority, Dr. Pai has refused the lucre of big money and opted to work in Shimoga town. His choice to work in backward, rural India was a conscious decision, knowing fully well that it kept him away from the limelight.

Girish Kasaravalli (born 1950)  is a legendary movie director of international repute in Kannada. He is a well known name among the directors of parallel cinema in India. Girish Kasaravalli has to his distinction four Golden Lotus Awards for the eleven films he has directed so far. He is a perfectionist and works on his script and screenplay for months together. A gold medalist from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Girish Kasaravalli started his career in films with Ghatashraddha. This film launched him as a promising and potential director. In his thirty years in the field, Girish Kasaravalli has directed eleven films and a tele serial.

Sahyadri College Alumni Association

Sahyadri College Alumni Association has been formed with a view to establish link with the former students who cherish fond memories of the time spent in this college. The association has been registered on 14th November 2000 under the Registration Act bearing No.164 / 802 / SMG / 2000-01 dated 14.11.2000. The association aims at the overall development of the college consisting of all the former students and employees of the college. The association has the following office bearers:


Prof. T S Hoovaiah Gowda,
President (Ex Officio)

Principal, Sahyadri College Hiriya Vidyarthigala Sangha, Sahyadri Science College,
Shimoga 577 203. Ph: 91 8182 240435


Prof. M S Basavaraj,
Vice President (Ex-Officio)

Principal, Sahyadri Arts and Commerce College,
Shimoga 577 203. Ph: 91- 8182 240180



Dr. C G Mathad
Ph: 91-8182-240134 (Off), 248289 (R)


Joint Secretary

Prof. K Puttappa


S B Account

No. 5086, Syndicate Bank, Vidyanagar Branch,
Shimoga 577 203


Permanent Registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)

No.II / 21022 / 69 (184) / 2005-FCRA-III Registration No.094620042 Dated 27th January 2006.



The donors can contribute to the association through Cheque / DD to the Secretary, Alumni Association, Account No.5086, Syndicate Bank, Sahyadri College, (Extension Branch) Shimoga 577 203.


The association initiated the construction of the Diamond Jubilee Building worth Rs.117 lakhs which was completed in the year 2006. The contribution of the Alumni and the employees amounted to around Rs.50 lakhs and the remaining amount was sanctioned as matching grant from the Kuvempu University. The building accommodates 14 class rooms, one Seminar Hall and three Computer Study Centers, 6 Staff rooms and one Office room.

The college has the reputation of over 66 years as a premiere and prestigious institution in the Malnad area. Currently the students strength stands at 4300. All the Philanthropist Alumni are requested to contribute generously for the development of the college infrastructure which is growing along with the time. The donations will be exempted from 100% of Income Tax discounts awarded through Kuvempu University. The donations can be sent to the Secretary, Sahyadri College Senior Students Association by Crossed Cheque or to the Account No.5086.