J. Madegowda, Professor of Commerce and Dean of Faculty of Commerce, had his early education in different institutions in Mandya District. He obtained his M.Com in 1980 from the University of Mysore highest marks in M.Com and also in the specialization group of Advanced Cost Accounting.
He joined the Department of Commerce in 1980, a year after the Department was started in 1979 in Davangere, Later, working as a teacher, he worked for his Doctoral Degree and obtained the same in1989 from the University of Mysore.
Dr. Gowda has published seven books and more than 50 Research Papers in the Journals of repute University of Mysore awarded the "Golden Jubilee Award" for his first book "Financial and Accounting". The Reviewers of his Second book "Marginal Costing" in their reviews have commended this book as a pioneering work. He has also presented a large number of papers at national and international level conferences, seminars, etc. The International Association of Educators for World Peace has conferred "2004 Lifetime Achievement AWARD" at the International Trade Summit held in New Delhi. Besides, he has organized a number of Seminars, Workshops, Refresher Courses, etc including two national level seminares. Currently, he is working on "Strategic Cost Management" which is expected to be completed by the end of 2005.
Inchara P.M. Gowda is, at present, pursuing her Doctoral studies in the Institute of Management Studies, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta (Karnataka State) on the management of Non-performing Assets. She had her primary education in Davangere and higher education in shivamogga. She obtained MBA with first class from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and also Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management with first class. Finance is her specialization stream. She has co-authored few books and published few research papers.