Vice-Chancellor, Chanakya University
An academician par excellence, Prof. Dongre has over 28 years of research experience and has completed his post-doctoral degree at Ritsumeikan University, Japan & Graduate University of Advanced Studies, Osaka, Japan.
Prof. Dongre has served as Professor of Commerce and the Director of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Board at the University of Mysore. He is also a Consultant to the High-Powered Committee on Cooperatives set up by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and serves as the Co-Secretary of the ICA-AP Committee on Cooperatives in Educational Institutions.
Prof. Yashavantha Dongre has held various responsible positions including Vice-Chancellor (I/C), Registrar, Director of Post Graduate Centre and Director of Planning. He has published over 100 journal articles and 8 edited books. He is the Founder Member of The Third Sector Research Group, India (TSRGI) which was founded in 1993. This network of researchers, which began as an informal entity with three researchers from one university, has today expanded into a major research group in India with 80 members from five southern States of India. He has Designed the Masters’ program in nonprofit management at the University of Mysore, titled as Master of Management of Non-Profit Organisations (MMNPO) and run by the Vivekananda Institute of Leadership Development.
Prof Dongre has been undertaking research projects with various agencies such as Manipal University, Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, University of Technology Sydney, Australia etc. He has been serving on the Editorial Boards of two Journals in Kannada – Arivu Baraha (Knowledge and Expression) an independent social science journal and Abhivruddhi Adhyayana (Development Studies) brought out by the Kannada University. He currently chairs the Asia Pacific Regional Research Committee of the International Cooperative Alliance.