Dr. N.Goutham Rao
Chairman, Swamy Vivekananda Educational Trust (SVET)
Dr N. Goutham Rao, with a Doctorate in Sociology is a man of many laurels. He is a towering intellectual, a thinker and a doer as well. A person to leave no work unfinished, he has successfully completed many projects launched by Osmania University under UGC’s special Assistance Programme. A right blend of tradition and modernity is reflected in Dr Rao which only undermines his ability to be accessible to rural and urban students and teachers as well.
Dr. Rao is a disciplinarian who manages the nuances of administration and finances adeptly. Dr. Rao has been actively associated with a number of academic, cultural and social organizations. He is a life member of Indian Sociology Society, New Delhi, American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad and Osmania Graduates Association.
Dr. G.Manohar Reddy
Secretary, Swamy Vivekananda Educational Trust (SVET)
Dr G. Manohar Reddy, who hails from a village in Nalgonda district, is a livewire adding youthful dynamism and vibrancy to Management Committee. Dr. Reddy has a creditable academic record right from his school days. A gold medalist in M.Sc Chemistry in the year 1989, he takes time to teach Chemistry and be with the students.
Dr. Reddy was an active participant in student organization activities and hence understands the needs of students very well. Social service is another area where Dr. Reddy evinces keen interest. He is associated with many service organizations in Hyderabad and in his native district Nalgonda.
He is a life member of many educational institutions and was elected as the president of Federation of Engineering Colleges Management, Andhra Pradesh.
Dr. G.Satheesh Reddy
Chairman, DRDO, Govt. of India, (Management Nominee)
Dr G. Satheesh Reddy is well known for his significant contributions towards indigenous design, development, deployment of diversified Missiles & Strategic Systems, Guided Weapons, Avionics technologies and for sustained efforts in advancement of Aerospace technologies & Industries in India.
He graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Anantapur and received his M.S & Ph.D from JNTU Hyderabad. He joined Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in the year 1986 and subsequently joined Research Centre Imarat (RCI), the brain child of Dr Kalam, after its formation. From a young navigation scientist and System Manager he rose steadily and after his multiple significant appointments and decades of sustained contributions to Defence R&D, was elevated as Distinguished Scientist in Sep 2014 and was appointed as Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister in May 2015.
As SA to RM, he significantly contributed towards the formulation of many national policies and was pivotal in evolving roadmap for self-sufficiency in Missiles. As Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems (DG, MSS), he spearheaded Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex Laboratories – ASL, DRDL and RCI, ITR, TBRL & other technical facilities. He led the design and development of a wide range of tactical and strategic missile systems to attain complete self-sufficiency in Missiles and initiated many new projects to equip Armed forces with state-of-the-art weapons and technologies. He invigorated the BMD programme and developed the mission critical technologies for Long Range Agni-5 missile. As Director, RCI, he led many Programmes, Projects and steered the development of indigenous RF and IIR Seekers. As Programme Director, he successfully developed the Medium Range SAMs and achieved a streak of successes in the maiden missions. As Project Director, developed the country’s first 1000kg class Guided Bomb and laid foundation for Long Range Smart Guided Weapons. He is a renowned Navigation expert and as Project Director and Technology Director, steered the design and development of indigenous Inertial Sensors, SatNav Receivers, advanced Inertial Navigation Systems for a variety of defence applications including the Ship Navigation.
He holds the distinction of being inducted as Fellow of Royal Institute of Navigation (FRIN), London, Royal Aeronautical Society, UK (FRAeS) and Foreign Member of the Academy of Navigation & Motion Control, Russia. He is an Honorary Fellow of CSI & Project Management Association of India, Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, IET (UK), Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, USA and many other Academies/scientific bodies in the country and abroad.
For his distinguished contributions, Dr Satheesh received several prestigious international and national awards which includes the Indian Science Congress Association Home J. Bhabha Memorial Gold Medal, National Aeronautical Prize, National Design Award, National Systems Gold Medal, the first IEI-IEEE (USA) joint award for Engineering Excellence and was conferred with the Silver Medal of Royal Aeronautical Society, London. He is also a recipient of Dr Biren Roy Space Science Design Award, Astronautical Society of India Rocket
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, (UGC Nominee)
Dr S.K.Singh is a Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering of Delhi Technological University, New Delhi. He has done Ph.D.in Ground Water Contamination in the vicinity of Khetri Copper Complex, Rajasthan. His areas of specialisation are Environmental Engineering, Water Pollution Control, Water Resource Management, Environmental Biotechnology.
Dr. E.Sai Baba Reddy
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad, (State Govt. Nominee)
Dr. E.Sai Baba Reddy is a Professor of Civil Engineering, JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad with Overall Experience of 30 Years. Actively involved in planning and Execution of over 200 Geotechnical engineering projects, under industrial consultancy services of JNT University. The turnover of the Geotechnical Engineering division, for which he is the leader, is about 25lakhs per year.
Dr. Bannoth Anjaneya Prasad
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Chairman Board of Studies (University Nominne)
Dr. Bannoth Anjaneya Prasad (B. Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D., M.I.S.T.E., F.I.E, MCI, MASME, MSESI) is presently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Chairman Board of Studies, JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad (Autonomous) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, HYDERABAD-Mech. Engg-2008), M. Tech (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, HYDERABAD-Mech.Engg-1997), B. Tech (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, HYDERABAD -Mech.Engg-1989)
Dr. N.V.Ramana Rao
Director, NIT-Warangal (Management Nominne)
Prof. N.V. Ramana Rao earlier worked as Rector & Professor of Civil Engineering at JNTU Hyderabad before joining as the Director, NIT, Warangal. He did his BE in Civil Engineering from (Osmania), M.Tech from (IIT Delhi), Ph.D. and Post Doctorate from U.K. in Civil and Structural Engineering from University of Wales, Swansea, UK. He has held several Administrative posts as Registrar, JNT University Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad from 30.04.2012 to 21.07.2015, as Principal, JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad from 30.04.2008 to 24.11.2011, as Director, Bureau of Industrial Consultancy Services, JNT University, Hyderabad from 05.09.2003 to 05.05.2006, as Co-ordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, JNT University, Hyderabad from 01.08.2002 to 31.01.2004.
He has Edited three books and published 137 papers in International journals/International Conferences/ National Journals/ National Conferences. He has Organized 12 Conferences/workshops, Delivered 15 invited lectures. He has Guided more than 50 M.Tech’s, 8 Ph.D’s and guiding at present several Ph.Ds. He has won Several Awards/ Prizes/Certificates. To name a few, Outstanding Concrete Engineer Award for the year 2012 by A.P. Chapter of the Indian Concrete Institute., Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize by the Institute of Engineers (India) for the best paper in the IEI Journal, December, 2012), Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize by the Institute of Engineers (India) in 2015, State Best Teacher Award for the year 2011 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh., Best Designer Award for year the 2004 by Indian Concrete Institute, A.P., Hyderabad. He has been Awarded the 1998 Commonwealth Fellowship to pursue Post Doctoral research at the University of Wales, Swansea. U.K., Young Engineer Award for the year 1995 by Government of Andhra Pradesh and Institution of Engineers, India, A.P. State Center. He has been awarded the 1989 Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue PhD in Structural engineering at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK.
He has been Nominated as an Expert Committee member constituted by the UGC for grant of Autonomous status to various Technical Institutions He has been a Subject Committee Member of Telangana State Public Service Commission. He is a Member of Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Expert Committee Member of Telangana State Power Generation Corporation. He has been the Convener of EAMCETs, for more than 6 years of both combined AP and separate Telangana States.
He has been a Member of Academic Senate, JNT University, Hyderabad, Past Chairman of the Indian Concrete Institute– AP Hyderabad Center, Past Secretary of the Indian Concrete Institute– AP Hyderabad Center, Executive member of the Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers. He has held Membership of Several Important State level Government Committees. He has been a Member of Several AICTE Inspection Committees, Board of Studies Chairman in Civil Engineering, JNTUH, External Expert Member of ISRO Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC. He has been a member of Several High Power Committees constituted by Govt of AP & Telangana. He has been a member of the committee to frame affiliation guidelines for affiliated Engineering Colleges by Govt of Telangana. On the invitation from the President of Mauritius he has been a part of High level discussion on the need to engage the worlds of Art, Nature and Science in Mauritius.
Dr. V.Kamakshi Prasad
Professor CSE and Director of Evaluation, JNTUH, Hyderabad
Dr V.Kamakshi Prasad is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science Engineering of JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderbad. He has an overall experience of 21 years in teaching. Speech Recognition and Processing, Image processing, Neural Networks, Data Mining and Ad-hoc networks are some among the areas of his research interests.
Mr. Bhanu Prakash Varla
Founder & CEO, Beenfield Consulting, Hyderabad (Industrialist)
Bhanu Prakash Varla has begun professional career 2 decades ago, in Technologist -Sales and Marketing with technology companies – Microland / Infotech & HCL and went on to become one of the Co-Founders of Bartronics, which evangelized and is a pioneer of AIDC technologies in India. He played a key role in the success of this company where he spent over a decade in various leadership positions in sales, marketing, technology & operations. At Bartronics India, he was directly responsible for taking the company to an Initial Public Offering on both the National Stock Exchange of India and Bombay Stock Exchange; he was a thought leader in the technology space with many successes to his name.
Prior to Bartronics, he worked in various leadership roles in top IT cos. of India and abroad. During his career spanning more than eighteen years, he helped many top companies in India and Fortune 500 MNCs resolve their critical-to-business problems leveraging on the use of AIDC and RFID technologies or process-improvement. Close to 2 decades of rich experience, covering wide spectrum of customers & understanding different business situations, defining solutions and executing them makes him an authority in the Identity Management solutions space.
In 2007 when he realized there is a lot more to be done in this emerging technology space and too little being done by existing players, he set up Wave Links manufacturing RFID / E- POS Manufacturing plant. The entrepreneur in him never seems to rest, he was successful in building this company ground-up to a performing venture in 2 years’ time with unique features. His core competencies continue to be in the field of RFID, AIDC, Information Technology, Embedded Technologies, System Integration and Applications.
Dr. Jayant Kulkarni
Professor of Physics & Director, IQAC, (Faculty Nominee)
Dr. Jayant Kulkarni is passionate teacher and an excellent motivator. He completed his masters and in Physics from Pune University and Doctorate in Bio- Physics from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He has presented his research work at International Conference on Bio Medical Engineering held at Austria during 2007 and published 10 research papers in National and International journals.
He is associated with VBIT from last 13 years as Professor in Physics and Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).
His deep understanding of teaching learning process enabled him to design and execute innovative student centric education process rather than examination oriented process in VBIT. Over past few years he played a key role in wholesome and excellent growth of the institute. Today this institute is uniquely qualified by its student-centric activities and by the various support programs it promotes to inculcate leadership and communication skills among its students. Dr. Kulkarni’s contribution is significant in this endeavor.
Under the leadership of Dr. Kulkarni and in association with Vidyarthi Seva Samithi, Hyderabad a team of students and young teachers has been consistently organizing a state level technical symposium, ‘Srujana’, for past 15 years. This platform brings together budding engineers from various colleges and industrialists. This event provides a unique opportunity to students to exhibit their skills and talent and nurtures their entrepreneurship skills. Srujana, the brainchild of Dr. Kulkarni, is a widely renowned and appreciated technical event in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Dr. Kulkarni has taken up and overseen a number of excellent initiatives at VBIT such as establishment of an R&D Centre and the Student Activity Center containing 22 activity forums. He has provided constant encouragement to students toward improvement in technical skills, through professional societies like IEEE and IETE. Thanks to his vision and constant motivation, IEEE student branch of VBIT has won almost all National and International awards in last 13 years.
As a chief coordinator of accreditation process, he led the team of about 200 teachers and enabled the Institute to get accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Keen interest in literature and in cultural activities is another facet of Dr Jayant Kulkarni’s personality. He is an orator par excellence and a powerful communicator. A science based TV serial, Vignan Vishwa (world of science), scripted by him was telecast by a leading regional television channel and was well appreciated by students and youth. He writes in newspapers and magazines on various social and educational issues. To promote a scientific temperament in society, he delivers many lectures and organizes creative programs through various forums and organizations. His close association with various sections of society and his fieldwork in rural areas has helped him gain in-depth understanding of the current social and educational issues in the country.
Professor & HOD, Dept. of EEE, VBIT (Faculty Nominee)
Dr K.Neelima is a Professor and Head of the Department in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VBIT, Hyderabad with Overall Experience of 14.5 Years. She is Associated with VBIT for the past 10.3 Years. She is an expert in the different areas of Power Systems like Computer Methods in Power Systems, Power System Operation Control, Switch Gear and Protection, Network Analysis, Electrical Distribution Systems, Artificial Intelligence etc., She has Extensive Research Expertise in Distribution Systems by applying the latest technological approaches in optimizing the Power distribution. She has Published International and National Conferences:5 and International Journals: 16. She has presented couple of Papers in International Conferences held at Cleveland and Los Angeles, United States of America. Under the Leadership of Dr K.Neelima the departments has excelled in achieving best results, Campus Placements, Pursuing Masters in both India and Abroad and Achieving Best GATE Scores etc.
Dr. P. V. S. Srinivas
Principal (Member Secretary)
Dr. P. V. S. Srinivas, an astute academician and administrator, is the Principal and Professor in the Department of Computer Science Engineering. He has conferred the honor of Ph. D. in Computer Science Engineering from JNTUH, Hyderabad in the year 2009. He obtained his M. Tech in CSE from JNTUH, Hyderabad in 2003 and graduation (AMIE) in ECE from the Institution of Engineers (India) in 1990. Dr. P. V. S. Srinivas has a rich academic and industry experience of 27 years. As a resolute educationalist, he is a Fellow at, Institution of Engineers (FIE), Senior Member in IEEE and IAENG. Professor Srinivas has an enticing history of publications close to 90 in different refereed international journals and he also served as an editorial member for various International Journals. Dr. Srinivas has successfully completed two projects from AICTE and one from JNTUH under TEQIP-III.
Prof. Srinivas is an awardee of the Prof. Pathak award in ICT & Blended Learning from IIT, Bombay in the year 2016. He is also a recipient of CMI Level 5 Certification in Management and Leadership by UKIERI (United Kingdom-India Engineering Research Innovation, a Prestigious joint venture between India and UK), funded jointly by AICTE and British Council. Under his guidance and propriety, 4 scholars were awarded PhD and 5 more are actively pursuing their PhD. Professor Srinivas is an optimist, who believes in close connectivity among Students, Parents, Teachers and Support staff, striving to create a milieu that sustains excellence. His distinction lies in his commitment to the cause of the students, to help them to focus on confidence-building while nurturing an intense sense of social and environmental responsibility through academic and co-curricular activities. He continues to strive towards the attainment of his organizational goals in the interest of VBIT.