Late Shri. R. Dayananda Sagar
Dayananda Sagar Institution is named in honour of its founder president Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar. He was a great, confident leader who saw no reason why, as an Indian, he could not provide education for all sections of society. Best known for his pivotal role in setting up the Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Education Trust (MGVP), Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar also played an important role in the education sector of the emerging India.
Late Smt. Chandramma Sagar
Wife of the founder, Late Smt Chandramma Sagar was a Doctor by profession - a Triple FRCS from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. She was in the panel of Doctors for the President of India.
The Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering was established in 1979, was founded by Late Sri R Dayananda Sagar and is run by the Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Trust (MGVP). It started with the basic courses of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The college offeres undergraduate, Post-graduates and doctoral programmes under Visvesvaraya Technological University.
MGVP Trust is an educational trust and was promoted by Late Shri. R. Dayananda Sagar in 1960. The Trust manages 28 educational institutions in the name of “DAYANANDA SAGAR INSTITUTIONS” (DSI) and multi – Specialty hospitals in the name of SAGAR HOPSITALS - Bangalore, India.