Sri. Kimmane Rathnakar, Hon'ble Minister Primary and Secondary Education, Government of Karnataka, graced Sahyadri with his visit. He was received by Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Mrs. Prasanna Bhandary, Trustee, Dr. Umesh M. Bhushi, Principal, Prof. Umashankar B. S., Dean-Academic, and Prof. Balakrishna, HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Sri. K. R. Thimmaiah, Deputy Director Pre-University Board accompanied the Hon'ble Minister. The Hon'ble Minister also met the DK College-PU Principal's Association President, Mr. Jagjeevandas Bhandary and other Executive members.
He was taken around the Campus and was happy to see the infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities provided in the College. In his own words he says, "I am very much impressed by the total environment and its infrastructure and the latest technologies."
Sri Kimmane Rathnakar holds the portfolio of Minister for Primary and Secondary Education in the present Government of Karnataka. He is a professional advocate and the MLA from Thirthahalli constituency in Shimoga District. He belongs to the Indian National Congress. He completed his schooling in Thirthahalli, and then completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Bhuvanendra College, Karkala. In 1966 he completed his Law degree in BMS College of Law.