Adichunchanagiri University

Vice Chancellor

Dr. M A Shekar

The Vice Chancellor

Personal Profile

Dr. M. A. Shekar is an accomplished professional in the medical field, holding the position of Vice Chancellor at Adichunchanagiri University, B.G. Nagara. His education background includes an M.B.B.S. degree from 1981 and an M.D. (Internal Medicine) from 1985, both from Government Medical College, Mysore. He further advanced his qualifications with an FRCP from Edinburgh in 2019.

Dr. Shekar has a rich professional history, including key roles such as Founder and Diabetologist at Apoorva Diabetes Foundation, Director at Karnataka Institute of Endocrinology & Research, and Dean at Government Dental College & Research Institute. His tenure as Director of Medical Education (VC) and Director & Dean at Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute is notable. As Head of the Department of Endocrinology at Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, he has contributed significantly to the field.


  • Inspector, Medical Council of India.
  • Member, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India.
  • Selection Committee Member, UPSC, India.
  • Member, Academic Council, RGUHS, Bangalore.
  • Governing Council Member, Yuvaraja’s College, Mysuru.
  • Chairperson, Scientific Advisory Committee, NADRI, Bengaluru.

Awards and Honors:

  • First Class in Biochemistry
  • Distinction in Pharmacology
  • First Class in Medicine
  • Dr. B. C. Roy Award – IMA Mysore Branch and MMC Alumni Association, Mysore
  • Oration Lectures – KRSSDI Karnataka, API Karnataka, IMA Karnataka
  • Invited Guest Lectures at various CMEs at State, National conferences
  • “Best Teacher” in Faculty of Medicine, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
  • “Lifetime Achievement” in field of Diabetology. Research Society for study of Diabetes in India, Karnataka Chapter.

Specialized Training

  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Echocardiography and Stress testing
  • Research in Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus
  • Geriatric Medicine – W.H.O. Workshop

Professional Membership

  • LIFE MEMBER – API, IMA, IMAMS, CSI, Echocardiography Society of India, RSSDI, Geriatric Society of India
  • LIFE MEMBER – International Diabetes Federation, Belgium
  • LIFE MEMBER – Telemedicine Society of India
  • HON. SECRETARY – Mysore Medical College Alumni Association Trust
  • FOUNDER PRESIDENT – Mysore Diabetes Federation, Mysore
  • FOUNDER SECRETARY – Diabetes Association of Mysore, Mysore
  • MEDICAL ADVISOR – Shankara Tribal Welfare Centre (Swamy Vivekananda Youth Movement)
  • PRESIDENT, HON. SECRETARY – Mysore Medical College Alumni Association
  • VICE PRESIDENT – University of Mysore Alumni Association (UMAA)

Extracurricular Interests

Apart from his professional commitments, Dr. Shekar enjoys a range of extracurricular activities. He is interested in sports like tennis and swimming, music, including Indian Classical and Western instrumental and vocal. He is also an avid reader with interests in non-fiction (lost civilizations, mythology) and fiction, especially sci-fi.

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