Epitome of Success
Dr. Joseph V.G. is the Founder of Garden City Group of Institutions, which has carved a niche for itself by providing quality education in India. Today students from 70 countries and from all the States and Union Territories of India have made Garden City College their home for knowledge. The reason is because this visionary genius implemented highly efficient academic practices at a very young age.
The principles of Garden City College laid down by him, with The 'Emphasis On Life', have made it one of the most sought-after institutions for higher learning. In the last two and a half decades Dr. Joseph V.G. has crossed several milestones, in the arena of education and has stood witness to the immense growth of Garden City Group of Institutions, becoming its major inspiration.
A thought to establish an Institution that would serve mankind for hundreds of years crossed his mind during 1985 which sowed the seed for the beginning of Garden City Education Trust. The Trust was established in 1992 with the intention of establishing Institutions that of global standards.
Garden City College was the first Institution that had shaped up from his vision to serve the needy with quality education. His intention was to eliminate unemployment to the maximum extent and thus introduce job-oriented courses. His emphasis was always on quality education and hence in 1995, Garden City College witnessed the introduction of highly acclaimed courses in Science and Management Studies with new combinations that are apt for the industry and a new syllabi has seen light after a long gap.
Dr. Joseph V.G. is the Chairman of Garden City Group of Institutions based at Bangalore, India. Garden City Group of Institutions has 5 colleges and 2 schools. All these Institutions have adopted international quality measures leading to ISO Certification.
He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Maldives in Bangalore, India - recognized by Her Excellency, the President of India.
Garden City College (www.gardencitycollege.edu) established in 1994, affiliated to Bangalore University is one of the most sought after institutions in India for higher education.
GCC presently has over 5500 students from across India and 70 other nations spanning all the six continents.
He is the recipient of Aryabhata, Shikshanaratna and Bharat Samman Awards for his exemplary contributions in the field of education.
His thesis "The Colossal Contribution of Private Management in the field of Education" in India got him the Doctorate in the year 1996.
He is a National Advisor for the Peer Committee of NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council) an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India.
He is a Patron Member of the prestigious Red Cross Society of India.
He has visited several Universities like Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard on invitation.
He has institutional tie-ups with several countries for student exchange programmes.
He is a Philanthropist and supports several orphanages and has adopted 100 villages through Dr.JVG Charitable Trust.
He is the Managing Director of Garden City Foundation Pvt Ltd which has taken up the project of an integrated township spanning over 300 acres with an initial estimated investment of Rs.3500 Crores.
He has pioneered the concept of e-learning in Bangalore through Eauclaire Institute set up in Wisconsin, USA and will be the Vice Chancellor as soon as it becomes a full fledged University.
He has established an Incubation Centre under the aegis of the Entrepreneurship Development Cell at the GCC campus which has tied up with Technopark, Trivandrum.