Prof. Melukote K. Sridhar, PhD is Deputy Director, Prasaranga (Publication division) of Karnataka Samskrit University, Bangalore. He is the Hon. Director of the Indological Research Foundation, Bangalore. He was a Fulbright Scholar (2000) with South Carolina University, USA (selected by the Indian and US Governments), Assistant Professor of Hinduism and Indian Philosophy at Hindu University of America, Orlando (2004 and 2005), an Adjunct Professor at Union University, Cincinnati, USA (2004 – 06) and Hon. Visiting Professor, Yoga University (Deemed –to-be), Bangalore (2009 onwards) and Academic Adviser, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthan, Channenahalli, Bangalore district. He has presented papers in 35 International conferences (USA, UK, Europe and South – East Asia), 35 National conferences and has participated in panel discussions on ancient and modern contemporary issues and has given invited lectures at Harvard University, Universities at Berkeley, Stony Brook, USA ,Oxford University, UK and several universities in India. He has guided four Indian candidates, a Guyanese Indian and an American Indian for their doctorate degrees (1995-2007) and was on the PhD committees of Hindu University of America, Orlando, Bangalore, Tumkur Universities and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Deemed University, Bangalore. His publication comprises of fifteen books and two monographs, and eleven articles in international peer reviewed volumes. He has edited/ co-edited several journals and was the Chief- Editor of Kannada-English Concise Dictionary (2004). He is a nominated Theological Advisor in Child and Adolescent Spirituality wing of Search Institute, Minneapolis, USA. He was a UGC Research Fellow (1996-98).
He is a recipient of Ramkrishna International Sanskrit Award (2000) from The Canadian World Education Foundation – Saraswati Vikas, Canada, CTNS Berkeley Global Award for Baccalaureate course development (2001) USA, a Global Indian Awardee (2006) from Chanakya Foundation, Ideal Teacher award from Kashi Sheshasastri Trust, Bangalore (2007), Kapali Shastri Veda Puraskar (2009) and recipient of three state awards (Karnataka Tilaka, Karnataka Kesari 2006), Kempegowda award 2011, BBMP, Karnataka Govt., and National Award for Exemplary Teaching (2011). He has documented seminar proceedings of UNDP on population, environment and gender issues. Dr Sridhar was on the Organizing Committee (Core group) of the Tenth World Sanskrit Conference, Bangalore (Jan.1997), and World Samskrit Book Fair (Jan. 2011), Bangalore. Prof. Sridhar has produced several documentaries on Sanskrit course online, environment and Indology. He is a high altitude trekker, Events manager and nominated member and office bearer of several State, national and International academic bodies such as GOPIO – New York, Fulbright Alumni Association – Bangalore Chapter, All Karnataka Sanskrit Association, The Mythic Society and The Bangalore Science Forum, Bangalore.
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