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.

Director General

Degree in English literature from Mysore University, LLB from Bangalore University, PG Diploma in HRM from Karnataka State Open University and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

Work experience as a Bank officer in Human Resources & Organisation Development Department at corporate office, Manager heading rural branch, Specialised SME finance branch,SME business unit at Corporate office and as executive establishing & heading exclusive Retail & MSME credit delivery outlets at zonal level.Specialized in formulating policies & developing products for financing MSME sector.

Served as Director of RUDSET Institute Mysore for 2 years as Director, conducting Entrepreneurship Development & HRD training programmes and facilitating interventions for promotion of Micro Enterprises. As Executive Director of RUDSET at Central Secretariat, Ujire for 3 years shouldered the responsibility of designing & implementing Self employment/Entrepreneurship development/HR training & facilitation interventions, administrative practices and monitoring mechanism for all the RUDSETIS. Instrumental in preparing an EDP training module and training manual for PMRY scheme of Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. Expertise in conceptualizing ED interventions and organization development systems & processes.

Director, National Academy of RUDSETI

Mr. S B Katti, is a Post Graduate in Agriculture and joined SyndicateBank in the year 1982 as Rural Development Officer and has worked in different locations and capacities I Rural Finance and Rural Development Activities .

Presently he is working as Director in National academy of RUDSETI since July 2012. He has worked as Director of RUDSETI Talegaon Dabhade , PUNE for four years from 2004 to 2008 . During that tenure he has trained around 4000 unemployed youths , Association of Successful Alumni of RUDSETI trained (ASARE) was formulated and instrumental in bringing out the Marathi version of Achievement Motivation Hand Book.


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 presently working as a Director, National Academy of RUDSETI, a national level apex training body for promoting Entrepreneurship in our country.

Ramchandra Kowligi- Consultant Faculty

He holds a post graduate degree in Social Work, with specialization in Community Development, from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, from University of Poona. He has 17 years of work experience in the Rural Development sector, spanning all functional areas such as Research, Training, and Project Development and Management. He also has three years of work experience in the Industrial sector. Led/participated in more than ten large research projects and around twenty short term studies/research/reports. He is also a passionate trainer and has developed a Programme for Skilling Rural Youth and enabling them gain skilled employment in rural areas, without having to migrate to urban areas. He is also involved in the development and administration of various training programmes for farmers to enable them to make the transition from conventional agriculture to sustainable agriculture. At the National Academy of RUDSETI, he has been involved in developing the ‘Manual of Standard Practices’ for RSETIs, which has been recently published by the Ministry of Rural Development. He is also involved in development of new training modules for RSETIs and revision of existing modules, as well as other research and documentation activities at the Academy.


Chief Project Co-ordinator (Monitoring Cell,NAR)