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Prof. G. Nageswara Rao assumed the office of the Vice-Chancellor on 17th July 2016. Prof. Rao joined as faculty member in 1989 in the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry and became Professor in 2006 and continuing as professor till date. Based on his academic achievements and research accomplishments the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh bestowed the position of the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University.

Prof. Rao was awarded Biotechnology National Associate by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and he carried out post-doctoral research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellowat University of Durban, with the funding support of Govt. of South Africa. He won Best Research Award in the year 2000 and Best Academician Award in the year 2008 from Andhra University for his sincere efforts towards academic and research activities. The Government of Andhra Pradesh also recognized his excellence in the field of education and conferred “State Best Teacher Award” in the year 2014.

He successfully guided 42 Research Scholars for the award of Ph.D. degrees apart from guiding 13 M.Phil. students. He published 303 research papers in both national and International Journals of repute. He has participated in more than 100 seminars / conferences. He has successfully completed several research projects with the funding support of the University Grants Commission, Department of Science & Technology and Department of Ocean Development.

Prof. Rao acted as a reviewer for 153 papers covering 74 International Journals. He adjudicated 129 Ph.D. theses for 26 universities. He is the author of the book entitled “Computer Applications in Chemistry” published by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai. Prof. Nageswara Rao acted as Peer Reviewer to “National Programme for Technology Enhancement Learning (NTPEL) Course” in Chemistry by IIT, Kanpur.

He also acted as an Expert Committee member for assessment of Major Research Projects funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Prof. Rao is now a Member of Governing Body of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, nominated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. He is also now a Member, Advisory Committee of Centre for Space Science & Technology Education in Asia-Pacific Region of the United Nations.

During his illustrious career, Prof. Nageswara Rao successfully steered several important positions such as Assistant Principal, AU College of Science & Technology; Head of the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry; Director, School of Chemistry; Chief Warden, Science Hostels; Associate Director, Directorate of Admissions; Placement Officer, College of Science & Technology and In-charge Vice-chancellor of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University


SNo Name Designation Contact
1 Sri R. Srinivasa Rao Secretary to Vice Chancellor
(Assistant Registrar)