Dr. R. Venkataswamy, S/o. late Sri R. Kanakaiah is a well known Educationist and Philanthropist of this region. With a keen interest to promote education in the backward Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh, with a motto of “Education for Peace” he has floated an educational society in the name of “Srinivasa Educational Academy” in the year 1998 with fellow philanthropists and educationists of this area. He has established Sri Venkateswara School of Nursing & Sri Srinivasa MPHW (F) Training Institute in 1986 which is affiliated to Director of Medical Education, Hyderabad and recognized by Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi. In the year 1992 he has started Sri R.K.M. Law College, affiliated to the S.V. University, Tirupathi and recognized by Bar Council of India, New Delhi. With this experience and an intention to provide quality technical education, which will provide self employment to the youth of this region, he has established Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering & Technology in the year 1998. It is approved by AICTE, New Delhi and Accredited by National Board of Accreditation under Tier -I and affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur, Ananthapuramu. In a span of about 9 years it is recognized as one of the best colleges in A.P. state with 2 Gold Medals and 95% and above results in all these years. This Institution is ranked 3rd in Andhra Pradesh and 30th in India by CSR-GHRDC Survey, Competition Success Review 2010. At present this institution is offering 10 B.Tech programmes and 13 M.Tech programmes. The college campus with excellent buildings in 40 Acres of land is located on R.V.S. Nagar, adjacent to the proposed RVS Medical College.
Dr. R. Venkataswamy has adequate experience in the activity of establishing and running educational institutions and he proved himself as a successful educationist. Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island has conferred Honorary Degree, Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D. in Education on R. Venkataswamy, the Chairman of the Institution for his research on Education in India. He is playing a major role in the state for the development of Technical education. He is very fair in his activities and an intelligent capitalist, educationist and with the back ground of successful and vast experience in running the Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering & Technology (Autonomous) and other educational institutions, and started RVS Hospitals at chittoor to render medical services to the poor and he has proposed to take up a big venture of establishing RVS Institute of Medical Sciences for promoting medical education catering to the aspirations of the people of Chittoor district and some parts of neighbouring district like Kadapa, Kurnool, Anantapur, and Nellore.