Sahyadri Science College, Shimoga is one of the twenty privileged colleges in the country to participate in the Ford Foundation sponsored global project called "Pathways". The main objective of the project is to identify the academically distinguished students from the socially and economically marginalized sections of the society and to help them access higher education through financial and academic assistance. About twenty-five such students are being selected every year since 2002¬03 and helping them to shape their career through training and various innovative activities like Computer skills, communications skills, career planning, HRD skills etc. Students also undergo special workshops during the mid-term and summer vacations. Student assignments, field visits and community outreach activities are conducted during these workshops to instill a sense of social commitment and social responsibility in them. The unit also arranges campus interviews to help job aspirants.

Pathways Advisory Committee

1. Prof. B. P. Veerabhadrappa Honorable Vice Chancellor Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta. Chairman
2. Smt. Kirana Ravindra Desai Syndicate Member Kuvempu University Shankaraghatta. Member
3. Dr. H M Vagdevi Principal – Chief Functionary Sahyadri Science College Shivamogga Member
4. Dr. K B Dhananjaya Principal, Sahyadri Arts College Shivamogga. Member
5. Dr. M K Veena Principal, Sahyari Commerce and Manaement College Shivamogga. Member
6. Prof. D. S. Hoovaiah Gowda Registrar National Education Society, Shivamogga Member Pathways Advisory Committee
7. Prof. A.S. Chandrashekar Retired Principal Sahyadri Science College Shivamogga Member
8. Prof. M. Venkateshwarulu Dept of Zoology Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta. Member
9. Dr. K.P. Latha Assistant Professor Sahyadri Science College Shivamogga. Member
10. Prof. William D’Souza Principal Hoysala College Shivamogga. Member
11. Dr. Ramesh C K Director, Pathways Training and Placement Cell, Shivamogga. Secretary Member