Dr.M.V.Shetty, MS,FRCS, FREPS (1917-1976):
Late Dr.M.V.Shetty, MS,FRCS, FREPS (1917-1976) was an eminent Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Mangalore and was popularly known as a sincere doctor to his patients, a respected colleague to his fellow doctors and an excellent professor to his students. He had strength of conviction and lived up to his humane beliefs in practice
Outside his clinical practice, he did social service by building up the Home Guards and promoting awareness of remedial treatment for physical disabilities. He brought about a revolution in Mangalore, in the early sixties, by making the disabled feel equal to normal people. He believed in the disciplined training of young people, be it in vocational or professional courses of study and always dealt with youngsters in a humorous and understanding manner. He was a person to whom people turned to for solutions and they were never disappointed. For his noble work he was awarded with President’s Gold Medal at the 28th Republic Day Celebration at New Delhi.
In memory of Dr.M.V.Shetty a Trust was founded in the year 1985. The Declaration of the Trust was registered Vide no.35/1985-86 on 17th of October 1985, as Dr.M.V.Shetty Memorial Trust ® with Dr. M.Ramgopal Shetty, an eminent Vascular Surgeon, Mangalore, Sri. K.Muthaya Shetty, an Industrialist from Bangalore and Mrs. Leelavathi Shetty of Mangalore as the Trustees. One of the objectives of the Trust is to open, run, continue educational and vocational institutions in healthy surroundings.
The Trust came forward to establish a College of Nursing in the year 1987. In 1988 the Trust started the Institute of Professional Sciences and management which initiated a Bachelor of Hotel Management course. The Trust has added one more course, i.e. B.Sc. Nursing Post-Certificate Course in the College of Nursing from 1990.
The year 1991 saw the Trust inaugurating for the first time in Karnataka, a degree course in Physiotherapy (B.P.T.). Another degree course B.Sc. Speech and Hearing, was begun in the year 1991, making this college the second of its kind. The need for starting courses at a higher levels was felt and the Trust started the M.Sc. Nursing course from the year 1992-1993. In the year 1994-95 one more course, Diploma in General Nursing was started.Then, a Master’s degree course in Speech & Hearing was started in 1995-96 & it became the second college to introduce this course in Karnataka. The degree course in Medical Lab Technology was started in the year 1996-97 and Master of Social Work course was instituted in the year 1999-2000.
Dr. M. Ramgopal Shetty:
Dr. M. Ramgopal Shetty was born on 12th June 1945 in Mangalore. His early education was at St. Aloysius High School, Mangalore. He completed MBBS & MS at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 1969 & 1973 respectively. Dr. Shetty went to U.K. under Vascular Fellowship and was trained in Vascular Surgery. On his return from U.K., he joined Kasturba Medical College as Asst. Professor and remained there till 1989. He then took up the task of looking after Dr. M.V. Shetty Memorial Trust and devoted himself to it completely.
Since 1979, he has been the Vascular Surgeon in the Government District Hospital, Mangalore. Besides, he is involved in the field of University Education as member of Academic Council & Syndicate of Mangalore University and has been elected as its member for four terms from 1982. He was instrumental in introducing many vocational courses such as Physiotherapy, Speech & Hearing and Hospital Administration, etc. under the Mangalore University, for the first time in Karnataka State.
He has been a keen sports enthusiast and conducted the first Satellite ATP Tournament in Mangalore in 1987, which was a huge success. He was also responsible for conducting All India Inter-University Tennis Tournaments under Mangalore University.
He is married to Prof. Hima Urmila Shetty, who is a Professor in English Literature and has two daughters.