Dr. C.V.Raghuveer got his MBBS degree from Bangalore Medical College under Bangalore University in 1975 and pursued his post-graduation at the prestigious JIPMER in Pondicherry, acquiring his Diploma in Clinical Pathology in 1978 and M.D. in Pathology in 1979 both under Madras University. After a short stint at JIPMER, Dr.Raghuveer left for greener pastures to accept overseas assignments in two Universities abroad – initially for 4 years at University of ILORIN in Nigeria and later for 2 more years at Al-Arab Medical University in Benghazi, Libya. It was in 1986 that Dr. Raghuveer returned to India and joined the prestigious Kasturba Medical College under Manipal University where he worked for nearly 25 years and ultimately attained the coveted position of the Dean of that college. During his long sojourn in Kasturba Medical College, Prof.Raghuveer, a hard core academician honed his academic skills, practised pathology diligently and administered a large institution with elan.
Subsequently in the year 2009 Prof.Raghuveer was deputed by Manipal University to teach at the American University of Antigua in the Caribbean which he did with dedication and determination. His return from the West Indies in May 2009 was appropriate when he was absorbed into the Melaka Manipal Medical College, a twinning programme under Manipal University through a MoU signed between the Governments of India & Malaysia. Thus Prof.Raghuveer had taught and learnt in 5 different curricula. When he finally decided to leave Manipal, Prof. Raghuveer was dragged by a fledgling Medical College at Surathkal where he held dual positions of the Dean and Medical Director of Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research.
After going through an exasperating 18 months, Prof.Raghuveer was invited to join Yenepoya University where he was initially appointed as Director of Post Graduate Studies and Research and later as the Registrar of the University for 3 ½ years. He demitted the office of the Registrar on 9th July 2016 to join Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research (SDUAHER) on 16th July 2016 as its 3rd Vice Chancellor. From July 2016 until September 2018, Prof. Raghuveer worked passionately as the Vice Chancellor of SDUAHER. His administrative skills got further honed and he became a mature administrator. In September 2018, Prof. Raghuveer was invited to join as the 1st Pro Vice Chancellor of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) where he discharges his duties with grit & determination.
Prof.Raghuveer brings with him rich academic and administrative experience. Academically he has been a supervisor for not less than 10 Ph.D. Scholars and as many as 35 M.D. (Pathology) post graduate students. He has 178 publications and over 250 Conferences and CME presentations to his credit in Pathology, Medical Education and Hospital Administration. He is a much sought after speaker at various fora. The fellowships he has been conferred with and the honors that he has received speak for themselves.
Prof.Raghuveer is married to Dr.Prabha Adhikari, Professor & Head of Geriatric Medicine Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore. They have a son Dr.Pracheth who is an Assistant Professor in Community Medicine at Yenepoya Medical College and a daughter Priya who is a Computer Software Engineer in Australia. Her husband Reshub is a B.Tech MBA and is employed in Australia. Prof.Raghuveer has a penchant for Carnatic music and has had special training in Public Speaking. His daughter in law Dr. Kavya is an Obstetrician Gynecologist at KSHEMA and has a son. Prof. Raghuveer has a flair for learning new languages.
Dr. B.H Sripathi Rao, a well acclaimed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, has been associated with Yenepoya for over 25 years as the Principal /Dean of the Dental College and the Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His commitment, sincerity and industrious nature as a teacher, as a surgeon and as an administrator have earned him the position of Pro Vice Chancellor, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University).
Hailing from Bappanadu, Mulki and being the youngest in a family of doctors, he got his coveted BDS and MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the prestigious Manipal college of Dental Sciences in the year 1976 and 1980 respectively. He was invited by his alma mater to join the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as faculty, where he rose to the level of Professor and Head of the Department and served in that capacity for five long years. He was loved and revered by staff and students alike not only for his clinical and academic proficiency but also for his kind and understanding nature. As a reflection of this, he was honoured with the ‘Good Teacher Award’ consecutively.
From 1991 to 1994 he worked as a senior teaching faculty at Faculty of dentistry, Arab Medical University, Libya. In September 1994 he was appointed as Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Yenepoya Dental College, Kodialbail, Mangalore and took over as Principal/ Dean from February 2nd 1995, a position he served at till his retirement on 30th September 2019.
As Principal/ Dean and member of Board of Management, he was responsible for the overall progress and smooth functioning of the dental college with regular up gradation of the Course Curriculum. Leading a team of dedicated faculty members, he worked tirelessly for the growth and development of the dental college and saw numerous DCI and UGC inspections during his tenure. Being the backbone of the dental college he can largely be credited for its rise to being one of the premier dental colleges in the country. His paternal care and guidance saw the institution grow from an infant into a well groomed adult, achieving important milestones along the way. He witnessed the completion of 25 years of establishment of Yenepoya Dental College and enthusiastically took part in the silver jubilee celebrations.
He was instrumental in establishing numerous collaborations in Yenepoya, both international and national with institutions of repute ,the likes of Brisbane dental college Australia, Dental school North Caroline, Reversing ‘ C Malaysia, JSS Dental college Mysore, Pacific Dental College, Udaipur.
Through it all Dr B.H. Sripathi Rao remains a teacher at heart. His passion for teaching is unparalleled and he has a rich experience teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has been an examiner and Board of Studies member to several Universities in India and abroad and is also a PhD guide. He has authored several chapters in popular Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery textbooks and published numerous papers in renowned national and international journals. He has also been invited as a speaker at national and international conferences owing to his exceptional oratory skills. He was conferred with fellowship degree from the Indian Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for his contribution towards the growth of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a speciality in India.
During his career he held prominent positions in various national bodies. He was the Executive Committee Member of Dental Council of India from Aug. 2003 – Aug.2008, during which he was responsible for upgrading and changing both B.D.S. and M.D.S. Course Regulations. He has also served as D.C.I. Co-ordinator to National Assessment & Accreditation Council. He was elected as an Executive Committee Member of Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India in November 2005 and as the President of AOMSI Karnataka Chapter for the year 2018. During his tenure as President, he organized state wide oral cancer awareness programs in different districts of Karnataka.
Recognizing his immense contribution to the profession, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, elected him as a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Sciences in 2019.