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About Chairman

Dr.M. Santhiramudu was born on 08th July 1954 in Nandyal, Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. He is the 5th son of Late Sri M. Lingamurthy. From the childhood, Santhiramudu is known as a man with peaceful nature – the word “Shanthi” means Peace, thus Santhiramudu means a man prefers peace. Since his childhood he has witnessed many sufferings of his fellow villagers particularly the people from the poor backgrounds. There were many social evils like caste system, feudalism, child and female exploitation etc., He felt EDUCATION is an ultimate solution to overcome these all evils, and that is what he chose to spread in the region with a motto “Education for peace and progress”.


In his vision education is for PEACE. With the same motto, he started his journey as an educationist by establishing a School in Nandyal by name ‘The Nandyal Public School’ in the year 1986.This was the first of its kind in Nandyal with CBSE affiliation under Parameswara Educational Academy. In the year 1992, he established a Junior College in Nandyal.  He established a professional coaching centre at Nandyal in 1994 so as to enable the students to compete with urban students in professional courses. In the year 1995 he started the first Engineering college under Santhiram Group of Institutions. The foundation stone of the college was laid by ShriP.V.NarasimhaRao, the then Prime Minister of India. The second of this kind was established in the year 2007 and named as Santhiram Engineering College.



The people in his village used to travel long distances for medical treatment until the year 2000. Witnessing their hardships, he started a hospital named Shanthiram General Hospital in the year 2001 and later got it was hooked up to a medical college naming Shanthiram Medical College in the year 2005. It was also allowed and permitted to establish two more institutions from the medical stream: Santhiram College of Nursing and Santhiram College of Pharmacy, Nandyal.


This educationalist and a pioneer of education in Nandyalestablished an International Residential School in the year 2015 and also visions to start an Aviation Academy in Nandyal.However, this project is in the pipeline. This VidyaRatna never steps back from his commitment to develop his inhabitants and provide better facilities to his brethren. Maximum of ‘B’ category seats in his institutions are offered to the students from villages. He offers scholarship to students who secure top ranks in the annual examinations in his institutions. Now the students of Nandyal irrespective of caste and creed are in a better position to compete with urban students across the country in any sphere of life. With the abundant availability of educational institutions, Nandyal is now heading towards illiteracy free region

Message From Chairman

“Only Education to every individual will make every individual a cerebral and responsible citizen”

Santhiram Engineering College was started with an aim to afford quality and resourceful technical education to the Students of Nandyal and its surrounding villages. The college provides education at higher levels and updated technical and engineering trends coping with the needs of the society. It promotes research and forms a link between Institute and Industry. The Institution has been training Students in various disciplines of Engineering such as Electrical, Electronics, Computers and the Management through well-qualified staff and state of the art equipment in workshops and laboratories.

The college encourages students to have a deep sense of creativity and develops the potentials who can carry out research activities that best suit to the current world. The aesthetically built spacious classrooms, seminar hall, workshops, laboratories and wider playgrounds provide an ideal environment to study Engineering in a joyful manner.

Positions Held

  • President, A.P. Private Engineering Colleges Managements’ Association.

  • Joint Secretary, A.P. Private Medical Colleges Managements’ Association

  • Joint Secretary, Society for Networking for Excellence in Technical Education (A.P.SONET).

  • Executive Member, All India Private Medical, Engineering & Other Professional Colleges

  • President,  Parameswara Educational Academy, Nandyal

  • President, Shafa Educational Society, Nandyal

  • President, Sri Shiridi Sai Educational Academy, Nandyal

  • Chairman, The Nandyal Public School, Nandyal.

  • Chairman, The Nandyal Junior College, Nandyal.

  • Chairman, Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering & Technology, Nandyal.

  • Chairman, SONET Video Conferencing Committee.

  • Chairman, Santhiram General Hospital, Nandyal

  • Chairman,  Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal

  • Chairman, Santhiram Engineering College, Nandyal.

  • Chairman, Santhiram College of Pharmacy, Nandyal

  • Chairman, Santhiram College of Nursing, Nandyal

  • Chairman, M.S.R. Charitable Trust.

  • Chairman, Santhiram Seva Samithi.


  • In recognition to his contribution in the field of education and upliftment of rural people, the Missouri University of USA awarded an Honorary Doctorate to ShriSanthiRamudu in the year 2003.

  • “VIDYA RATNA” from World Peace & Safety Council, Chennai in the year 2004

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