Role Model: Dr K.K. Seethamma is Bangalore University Registrar
In a first of sorts, Kodagu-born Dr K.K. Seethamma has been appointed Registrar (ad hoc) of Bangalore University.
Dr Seethamma who was earlier head of the economics department of the Bangalore University, is the first woman to be appointed Registrar of Bangalore University from the teaching faculty.
Kokkalera Kalaiah Seethamma did her schooling at Madikeri Convent and graduated from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She is married to Bolkaranda Subbaiah, a retired bank official. Dr Seethamma’s sister Rekha Kalaiah was principal of government junior college, Madikeri.
Dr Seethamma was not only good at her studies, but also excelled in sports and won the title ‘Best Sportswoman’ at Mount Carmel College. She was also the captain of the Bangalore University athletics team.
She did her M.Phil and Ph.D under the supervision of Prof K. Venkatagiri Gowda, economist and politician.
Dr Seethamma had headed the women’s harassment cell of Bangalore University. She is currently head of the School of Business Studies of Bangalore University.
The job of Registrar is a challenging one because Bangalore University is one of the biggest universities in the country with over 650 affiliated colleges.