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Mrs. Jyoti Yelagalawadi

Accreditation Liaison Officer, HUA

Jyoti Yelagalawadi has degrees in Sericulture (silk farming) from Mysore University and Computer Science from CUNY, Lehman College, with a minor in creative writing. She is also trained in Kathak and is pursuing her doctoral studies at HUA.
A natural storyteller, writer, and polyglot, Jyoti has varied interests ranging from drawing to rescuing cats and dogs. She managed a technical publication department in a software company until she decided to get back to her true passions — writing and working with children. Jyoti started a publishing company and a writing center to market books to children and mentored school-aged children to achieve their writing and publishing goals. Many of her young students have won awards in short story and poetry competitions and have published their books. She developed a writing app, started a magazine showcasing young writers, and a storytelling channel after she brought her two companies under the single banner, Lekha Ink, Corp., of which she is now the CEO. She also played a big role in bringing out the first Hindu magazine for children with articles written by children and has choreographed large-scale dance dramas with children being the dancers.
Since her schooldays, Jyoti has been fascinated by the stories of Sri Krishna and his devotees. Meerabai and Purandaradasa’s songs brought Hindu philosophy close to her heart. Her love for stories and songs about dharma helped her research Hindu puranic stories, folk stories, and ballads from India and other indigenous cultures. Jyoti sincerely believes that the culture of a land is visible through the stories told by the folk of that land. She also believes that only children can create a world full of love and understanding. She hopes to cultivate the acceptance of peoples of diverse cultures in children by getting them interested in the stories of different lands.
Jyoti has volunteered at different levels in organizations like Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Samskrita Bharati, and with animal rescue organizations. She has authored eight storybooks and 83 books on the art of writing for children.

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Mr. Aravind Swami

Aravind Swami is the Director of Administration at HUA. He is an IT professional working in the American Power sector, with an MS in Software Engineering from BITS, Pilani and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Arizona State University. He has a keen interest in technology and finance. He is working towards the goal of financial independence so that he can “retire” early from his day job and dedicate full time to the service of Hindu Dharma. He loves to guide and help young professionals achieve financial independence so that they are empowered and free to follow their own passion.
Aravind has always been deeply involved in Hindu Dharmic learning and service. He has a passionate dedication to the work of securing “paramam vaibhavam” for Hindu Dharma and Hindu Civilization. He brings this dedication to his work with Hindu University, managing the Administrative, Finance and IT functions.

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Dr. Radha Ramachandran

Director of Admissions

Dr. Radha Ramachandran received her Ph.D. in Physics (fluid dynamics) from the University of Chicago in 2014. She also received her postdoctoral training in innovative educational methods in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) from Materials Research Center and Center for Robust Decision-Making in Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) at the University of Chicago. She has a bachelor’s degree (B.Tech, chemical engineering) from IIT Madras. She is also the Director of Education for Sri Bharati Tirtha Veda Patashala & Samskrita Vidyalaya, Sengottai, Tamil Nadu. 

As the Director of Admissions for the Hindu University of America, she feels privileged to learn about the latest research and ideas in Hindu Studies and to guide aspiring students in their educational journey. 

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Mr. Srinath S Chakravarty

Srinath holds an MS degree in Engineering, an MBA degree in Finance, and an Information Technology patent.  His areas of interest include Sanskrit, Hinduism, and Vaishnava traditions.  Within the Dallas TX area, he was formerly area coordinator for Nama Inc. then for Samskrita Bharati USA, as well as volunteer for Sanatana Dharma Foundation.  He is currently a program manager in Bank of America and liaison for Sanskrit studies between Samskrita Bharati USA and HUA.

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Ms Siddhi Londhe

Instructional Designer & Cyber Security Consultant

Siddhi was born on 4th of July in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from SNDT University (2017) and Pursuing an Executive-MBA in Cyber Security. She holds a bachelors degree in Psychology and Philosophy. She also worked in a Counselling Centre. Her focus is to create Manuals for faculty with a focus keeping security aspect to it. She is a very enthusiastic, energetic, adventurous, risk-taking individual who is always ready to face any new challenge with open arms. In her spare time, she likes to Read, Write Short stories, Sing and Dance.

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Mr. Kalyan Viswanathan

President

Mr. Kalyan Viswanathan received his Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science. He has studied the texts and traditions of Hinduism from an Advaita Vedānta perspective through a 21-year association with Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam group of institutions and the first Convener of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha. He serves as the President of the Dharma Civilization Foundation (established 2012) based in Los Angeles and is also the Founder and President of the Sanatana Dharma Foundation, Dallas, Texas (established 2007). He has had a long-standing interest in the promotion of the academic study of Hindu Dharma and played a key role in the establishment of the Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. In his prior career, he was a global practice director for an internationally known software consultancy Services firm. He is a member of the Board of Hindu University of America, and currently services as its interim President and Executive Vice President. He also teaches in the Continuing Education and Certification Division.

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