Dr Giridhar is a veteran in the area of education with more than 37 years of enriching experience encompassing all layers of higher education management. He has served in several respectable positions. He has the unique experience of being the Vice Chancellor of two private Universities – one being a deemed-to-be university, and the other, a state-act university, for which he was the founding Vice Chancellor. He has also served in other senior positions like the Principal of a private engineering college, Head of Training and Placement, Chairman and Member of University Academic bodies like Governing Council, Board of Management, Academic Council, Board of Studies, Board of Examiners, Affiliation Committees etc. He has also served as the Technical Director and Chief Consulting Engineer of a reputed construction company. Tingg is hugely proud to have this storehouse of knowledge with valuable expertise and experience in the field of higher education as the advisory board member for its Education Sector.
Vinod, an alumnus of Chitra Kala Parishad (CKP), Bangalore is a doyen in the areas of graphics, print, motion, web design, photography, cinematography, visual effects, animation, and the list only continues. He is best known in the industry as the creative director of the award-winning short film “The Cat & The Juggler”. He has operated in several senior creative positions at Maximage Sg Singapore, Basil Global, and Jadoo Works Pvt. Ltd, India and as a faculty at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Singapore. His creative genius was recognised by acclaimed filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur, who designated Vinod as the Head - Content Development at ‘Qyuki Digital Media’, an organisation founded by Shekhar Kapur and A R Rahman in 2012. Vinod at Qyuki was instrumental in producing three animated web series. Vinod & his team are the recipients of the prestigious ‘National Award for Best Visual Effects’ for the Telugu movie – Anji in 2004. Vinod further contributed as a pipeline architect at ‘Big Animation’, a unit of Reliance Group, for an animated feature film titled ‘Hey Krishna’. He has mastered the craft of light calligraphy & ink art to perfection & has collaborated with musicians Praveen D Rao, Varijashree Venugopal & renowned dance duo Nirupama-Rajendra to give a new dimension to the art forms & enhance their brand identity.
Vinod has been a part of several prestigious conferences including the INK Conference, a platform for innovation in the areas of Science, Technology, Community & culture, in association with TED, Abhijna & Viveka Namana. He has been on the jury panel for the Animation Segment of ‘Elevate 100’, an initiative by Karnataka Government.
Abound with tremendous experience & expertise, Tingg is delighted & honoured to have Mr Vinod Gowda on its Advisory Board for the Media & Entertainment sector.