Late Sri. S Raghavan
(1923 - 2007)
Founder Chairman, SR Educational and Charitable Trust

Sri Sankara Dental College was established under the aegis of The S R Educational and Charitable trust to prepare students for Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery (BDS). The S.R. Educational and Charitable Trust is a public Charitable Trust formed on 25.03.2002 with the main objectives of establishing dental, medical, engineering colleges and other educational institutions, hospitals, training centres, counselling centres and all other facilities as are calculated to be of use to the public at large. The Trust was founded in the year 2002 by Late, Sri S Ragavan, who was an eminent and accomplished personality hailing from Varkala. He enjoyed commendable social reputation as a philanthropist and social reformer. He was the Chairman of SN College, Varkala for 35 years, an Executive Committee member of SN Mission Hospital for 50 years and also a very successful businessman. The expertise and quest for furthering excellence in professional Health care education persuaded him to start the dental college & hospital. The sole aim was to impart quality dental education and to provide good health and well being to all sections of the society.

Consequent to the sad demise of the Founder Chairman, Late Sri S Raghavan on March 1 2007, the trust was reconstituted with Mr. R.Shaji as the Chairman. He is associated with the college from its inception, as a Trust Member. He is supported by his wife Mrs. Sreedevi and daughter Mrs Shilpa Shivkumar, MBA Trust members. Dr. Shivkumar Alle Mariyappa, Director - CEO, Cardiothoracic Surgeon worked & Graduated in USA & UK his aim is International Standard health care to Indian population.

The college motto - “Education Par Excellence” is practiced in strict sense to ensure that excellence prevails in every aspect of Dental Education. To translate this into reality and practice, the Chairman is ably supported by a dedicated team of faculty headed by Prof. Dr. Shoba Kuriakose, renowned Pedodontist, as Principal.

The team acts as a friend and mentor to the students and every effort is taken to impart holistic education. The effort has yielded results with the highest pass percentage in Kerala University.

To develop a world class chain of institutions in the field of Medical, Dental, Engineering, Management, Paramedical and Emerging technologies with highly developed educational infrastructure and excellent faculty and provide state-of-art in teaching and learning process to effectively harness the human capabilities and their intellectual assets of sustainable competitive advantage.