Dr. P. Dayananda Pai is the Trustee of B.M.S Educational Trust and Chairman of B.M.S College of Engineering, taking an active interest in promoting the objectives of the Trust and the various Colleges coming under the Trust. Dr. Pai did his B.Sc., from Government College, Mangalore and B.E in Mechanical Engineering from SJCE, Mysore, and did his B.L from Sharada Vilas Law College, Mysore. He was conferred with Honorary Doctorate – D.Lit. from Mangalore University in the year 2009.
Dr. Pai is the Chairman and Managing Director of Century Group a large Real Estate business and one of the leading Builders in the State of Karnataka
Dr. Pai is the former Syndicate Member of NITK, Surathkal, a Deemed University, Syndicate Member of Mangalore University, and also Manipal University. Dr. Pai is a Co-founder & Managing Trustee of the renowned Vidyasagar and Vidyashilp Schools in Bangalore. Dr. Pai is associated and holding key positions in several educational, cultural, sports, literary and religious organizations.
Presently Dr. Pai is Treasurer of Karnataka State Cricket Association (K.S.C.A), Marketing Committee Member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (B.C.C.I), President of Karnataka State Weight Lifting Federation, Associate Vice President of Indian Weight Lifting Federation, Trustee in Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan and Trustee in Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Patron of Karnatka State Ladies Hockey Association, Karnataka State Table Tennis Association and Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore & Shimoga, former President of renowned Bangalore Club and former President of Rotary Club of R.T. Nagar, Bangalore to name a few.
Dr. Pai has donated several crores of rupees for the construction of schools Colleges, Temples, Choultries, Old age Homes besides providing scholarships to thousands of poor students and providing Mid-day meals to more than 1000 children every day. Dr. Pai has visited all 7 continents of the world including Antarctica and visited more than 75 countries of the world and gained rich experience.
Dr. Pai is a recipient of several awards. To name a few, Arya Bhata Award in the year 2014 and was conferred Karnataka Rajyothsava Award in 2010.