Dr. KURUNJI VENKATRAMANA GOWDA founded the Academy of Liberal Education, branching out to Primary education, Technical, Ayurveda, Dental and Medical colleges. He firmly believed that education makes a man complete. Over 7,000 students from all over the country study in KVG Educational Institutes. He has established over 40 educational institutions in places like Sullia and Bangalore. Moreover, besides providing education, through his educational institutions, he has provided employment to numerous people.
He was a workaholic and worked tirelessly for 18 hours a day. He was a visionary par excellence. He was influenced by Gandhiji's philosphy. Kurunji is a recipient of numerous awards, both national and international. Florida University, USA conferred an Honarary Doctorate, Rajiv Gandhi Ekta Award, Glory of India Award, Parisararatna Award, Vikas Jyoti Award, Indira Gandhi Sadhbhavana Award, Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award, Udupi Manukula Bhushana Award, International Gold star Millennium Award, Mother Excellence Award, American Medal of Honour, Nepal Friendship Award, Rastriya Ratan Award, and various other awards have been conferred on him.
KVG English Medium HS, Sullia
NSVK- Dental College, Bangalore
KVG Polytechninc, Sullia
NSVK - Polytechnic, Banglaore
KVG Law College, Sullia