Dr. Prabhakar B. Kore 
Member of Parliament [Rajya Sabha]
Hon'ble Chancellor- KLE University 
& Chairman, K. L. E. Society, Belgaum

The first Chancellor of KLE University Dr. Prabhakar B. Kore, who has been the chairman of KLE Society for the past 29 years , has a very versatile personality and his diverse interests have seen him taking up varied roles in the fields of politics, education, agriculture, co-operative endeavor and community building. Today under his able leadership KLE Society has 238 Institutions(as on Sept 2013), in which around 11,000 dedicated & motivated faculty is serving and over 1,00 000 students have enrolled for various courses ranging from Kindergarten to Post-doctoral courses in traditional, technical & medical educational institutions.

The establishment of an 1200 bedded, free (charitable) teaching hospital in addition to the 2400 bedded state of the art super specialty hospital has been the mirror to reflect his great virtues of making KLE Society to be socially accountable and responsible.

There cannot be any other better way of responding and honoring this great personality, other than naming the KLE Hospital as KLE Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre.Apart from having nearly 2400 beds under one roof, (one of the biggest hospital in the country), the hospital has various satellite centers at the neighboring cities viz: Gokak, Jamkhandi, Gadhinglaj, Hubli and Ankola, which are linked to the parent hospital through the telemedicine, thereby facilitating and providing optimal patient care to the community located elsewhere in the periphery. A multi-faceted personality, his diverse interests have seen him take up varied roles.