The National Academy of RUDSETI has distinguished faculty consisting of Director General (DG), Directors, and other Guest faculty. All the faculty members are practitioners in the respective field. DG and Directors are practical Bankers with more than three decades of experience in Banking and work experience as the Directors of RUDSET Institutes. The guest faculties are the experts in the field of Entrepreneurship Development and Human Resources Development.

Sri. Gangadhara Murthy
Director,National Academy of RUDSETI

Sri. S. Gangadhara Murthy is a Senior Manager in Canara Bank presently on deputation to NAR. He graduated from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangaluru in 1978 with a B.Sc.(Horticulture). He joined Canara Bank as AEO in the year 1980.

Having worked as Branch Manager in many rural branches, he has vast experience in Agriculture Credit Management and Rural Development. On deputation from Canara Bank, he served as Director of RUDSET Institute, Mysore from 1996 to 1999 during which period he has groomed more than 2000 rural youths for taking up self employment .

Sri. Pitchaiah Rapuri,
Director, National Academy of RUDSETI

Sri Pitchaiah Rapuri is a Senior Manager in SyndicateBank and on deputation to National Academy of RUDSETI as Director. He graduated from Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University Bapatla (AP) and obtained post-graduation degree from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri (Maharashtra) in agricultural sciences. He is a CAIIB. He joined SyndicateBank as Rural Development Officer during 2008.

Having worked as RDO and Branch Manager at various rural and semi urban branches/places he is having vast expertise in agricultural credit management and rural development. He was known for conducting rural extension education programmes for rural youth and sponsored many rural youths to RSETIs/RUDSETIs and also financed number of RUDSET/RSETI trained candidates. He was very closely associated with RUDSETIs during his tenure as RDO and Branch Manager.

N.R.Srinivasa Murthy,
Senior Faculty, National Academy of RUDSETI

He is a Post Graduate from UAS, Bangalore and has been working in the area of Agriculture Finance and General Banking in various cadres in Bank serving in different parts of the country for the last 30 years. Earlier he had a brief stint in Agriculture research and academics as well at University of Agricultural Sciences. He was very actively involved in developmental process, co-ordinating with Banks concerned Government Departments for implementation of various poverty alleviation central schemes and other projects at grass root level while working as Lead District Manager in Bangalore Rural District.

He has been instrumental in shaping thousands of under privileged and underserved Rural Educated unemployed youth and also the farming community by way of counseling, training and facilitating them as a Director of one of the Rural Self employment Training Institutes of Canara Bank for more than 5 years.

He has passion for Rural Development and has motivated and empowered several Bank Managers and Officers particularly working in Rural Bank branches by way of designing Rural specific and customized training programmes and also organizing the same, during his stint as incharge of Regional Staff Training College, Canara Bank both at Bangalore and Pune till recently.

He is a thorough professional and a trainer-par-excellence, specially in the area of Rural Micro Entrepreneurship. He is a past Director of National Academy of RUDSETI, and after retirement from the Bank joined NAR as Senior Faculty.

National Director for RSETIs (NACER)