Members of the Trust

Kodagu Academy for Education and Culture

Mr. M.M. Thimmaiah
Mr. M.N. Belliappa
Vice President
Mr. K.A. Poonacha
Mr. K.A. Subbaiah
Prof. M. D. Nanjunda
Joint Secretary
Dr. Benny Kuriakose

Profile of the Principal

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style” ~ Maya Angelou

Dr. Benny Kuriakose, the new Principal is a man who abides by the aforementioned quote. A triple post graduate degree holder: Master of Arts, Master of Education and Master of Business Administration in Education Management, he embarked upon his career as a teacher at St. Joseph’s Convent School near Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh in the year 1990. He was associated with various schools across the nation prior to joining St. Xavier’s International Residential School at Panchgani in Maharashtra as the Principal. He proved instrumental in establishing the aforesaid school from scratch which earned him the best Principal award in Satara district from the department of Education.

Dr. Benny has also helped revive a minority ICSE school at Gulbarga before joining the prestigious COPS international. He has to his credit a handful of achievements: he was the executive committee member of Karnataka ICSE Schools Association (KISA) during the years 2014-15. He worked as the convener of ICSE Board Examination for the last ten years at Gulbarga and last 4 years at Kodagu. He inspected schools on behalf of CISCE New Delhi to award independent board examination centers at Solapur and Latur Districts of Maharashtra.

Another feather added on the decorated crown is an Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt.) awarded by University of Asia. Also, he was the Vice President of KISA from 2019 to 2021.

Recently, on 9th October 2021 to be precise, in the annual general body meeting of Karnataka ICSE Schools Association (KISA), unanimously elected him as the President for a period of two years.

Senior Leadership Team

Title Name Email Address Contact Number
President Mr. M.M. Thimmaiah


Vice President Mr. M.N.Belliappa mnbelliappa@yahoo.com 6362925101
Secretary Mr. K.A. Poonacha silverskygkoppa@gmail.com 6362925101
Treasurer Mr. K.A. Subbaiah kasubbaiah09@gmail.com 6362925101
Joint Secretary Prof. M. D. Nanjunda nanjundacoorg@yahoo.com 6362925101
Principal Dr. Benny Kuriakose copsgonikoppal@gmail.com 6362925101

COPS Staff

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