Savithri joined the University in 1995 as a stenographer. Hailing from a remote area near Sirsi where access to education was very limited, she moved to Bengaluru for the purpose of higher studies. She completed her graduation with a B.A in History, Economics and Political Science from Bangalore University in 1993. Her skills include training in Typing and Shorthand.
Prior to joining NLSIU, she worked at the Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru for a brief period. Over her nearly three decade journey at the University, she has primarily worked in the Registrar’s office and has also managed the Vice Chancellor’s for 10 years.