There are many Badagas, spread around the globe, who have excelled in the field of academics and education. Some of the earliest ‘achievers’ are Prof. Sevannah (Bearhatty), a Mechanical Engineer who retired as the HOD from GCT, Coimbatore and Dr. Halayya (Muttinad) who was a professor in USA and VC of Dharwad University.
Here is another scientist whose career and profile should be an inspiration to all.
Dr Bhojan Anand, currently Senior Faculty in School of Computing, National University of Singapore, is probably the FIRST BADAGA SCIENTIST to receive “PhD in COMPUTER SCIENCE and ENGINEERING” from ASIA’s Number 1 and one of the World’s top 7 Universities in Engineering and Technology.
In 1994, after graduation with University First Rank in Computer Science (Bharathiyar University), he started his career as Lecturer in Computer Technology at NPA Centenary Polytechnic, Kotagiri. Published his first book on “Basics of Computer Applications”, widely used by polytechnic students together with my colleagues.
In the year 2000, he joined as Lecturer at School of Info-Communications technology, Singapore Polytechnic (he is one of the four members who were selected for this position in an All India level selection process arranged by the Polytechnics together with the Economic Development Board of Singapore).
In the year 2006, he joined as faculty at School of Computing, National University of Singapore completed his PhD degree in computer science and engineering with “Dean’s Graduate Research Achievement Award” at School of Computing, National University of Singapore.He has received PhD in Computer Science from National University of Singapore. He was a mentor and visiting scholar at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Gambit lab (2008), USA.
He is from Siddha Kari Raju Gowder family, Konavakorai and son of Mr. K R Bhojan (KRB) and Mrs. Lakshmi Bhojan ( Betalada). Married to Florence (Kotagiri) and has two kids.
He has published on premier networking and multimedia conferences and has published five books on mobile computing and networks. He is invited speaker in international conferences and forums. He has received best-invited presenter award in M2M conference, organized by SIAA, Singapore and is honorary secretary of International Researchers Club, Singapore.
His full profile can be seen in www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~bhojan