The Vice Chancellor has been one of India's most reputed teachers of law during the last 45 years. He was the Dean, Faculty of Law, Bangalore University, Principal of the University Law College, Registrar and Registrar (Evaluation) of Bangalore University and, the Vice Chancellor of the Gulbarga University. He was appointed the first Director of Legal Studies, Bar Council India, New Delhi. He is a recipient of several prestigious National and International awards. He was conferred with the Zee TV award for Legal Services 2008, the highest honour bestowed to any law professional in the Country. He has been awarded the Karnataka State Rajyotsava Award 2008, for his contribution to Legal Education. He has been a Member of the Karnataka State Knowledge Commission, and also a Member of the Karnataka State Task Force for Minority Development Program. He was a member of the Karnataka State Higher Education Council and the University Review Commission.
Garden City Education Trust was established in 1992 by Dr. Joseph V.G. with the support of like-minded educationists like the Prof. Shivarudrappa - former Dean, Karnatak University, Dr. Hanumanthappa – former Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University, Prof V.B. Coutinho - former Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University and Prof. Rame Gowda - former Vice Chancellor of the Karnataka State Open University.
The Trust was established to set up centres for educational excellence that would accept only qualitative practices nurturing students with value based education.
The Trust began its operations with Garden City College of Science and Management Studies which has an “A - Grade”, the highest conferred to an educational institution, when assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) – the premier accreditation body under the UGC consecutively in three cycles of accreditation. These institutions are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14000:2004 certified.
In 2013, the Government of Karnataka passed the “Garden City University Act”, taking into consideration the merits of the Garden City Education Trust. The Garden City University Act received the assent of the Governor of Karnataka on 26th March 2013 and was published in the Karnataka Gazette on 12th April 2013. A new university campus is being developed in a lush green area spread over 50 acres of land, adjacent to the Volvo manufacturing plant. This is a part of the 150 acres township envisaged by Dr Joseph V G which would have Knowledge Parks, IT and BT Parks, Hotels and Convention Halls, Shopping Malls and Residential areas.
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