Our Founder - Chairman Dr. Joseph V.G is an educationist par excellence who at a very young age proposed to bring forth qualitative changes in the education landscape in India. He strongly believed that the rudimentary system needed formatting, and a more practical, inclusive approach was essential.
Dr. Joseph is an advisor to the Peer Committee of NAAC (National Assessment Accreditation Council), an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India. He is also a patron member of the Red Cross Society of India and several other international organizations.
He is the recipient of many awards like “Shikshanarathna”, “Bharat Samman”, “Karnataka Chetana”, “Pratibha Ratna”, “Karnataka Shikshana Ratna”, “Karnataka Bhushana”, “Pride of the Industry Award”, Education Evangelist of India” and “Karmaveer Chakra” instituted by the U.N. for his exemplary contribution to education.
His interpersonal skills are evident through his friends and associates who are world leaders and stalwarts. Their knowledge and charisma acts as a blessing to our students, who we see as the future of mankind. The amalgamation of his dream, his passion and his personality traits have resulted in the emergence of one of the most sought after educational institutions in the country today – The Garden City Group of Institutions. Under his watch as founder/chairman, the group has crossed several milestones, surging ahead aligning with his signature line of creating Dreamers, Achievers and Winners. His passion for education can be seen at all our institutions, which have created a niche for themselves in not being just elementary learning centres, instead, emphasizing on the creation of individual practical thinkers.
As the first Chancellor of Garden City University, Dr. Joseph is tasked with transforming a college into a university. His vision and drive will push everyone associated with Garden City to strive for excellence.
His flair for Kannada literature is well known; he is a great admirer of Sri Basavanna - the great 12th Century thinker and reformer. His accomplishments both within and outside the field of education received recognition when he was chosen as the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Maldives in Bangalore. He took office in 2008 and he has held three consecutive terms, extending bilateral relations and serving the Maldives and her people whenever called upon.