PROF. G. NAGESWARA RAO, VICE-CHANCELLOR, ANDHRA UNIVERSITY
Prof.Nageswara Rao, Gollapalli, assumed the office of the Vice-Chancellor on 17th July 2016. Prof.Nageswara Rao is born on 4th September 1957 and he is the eldest son out of four children to his noble parents Sri.G.Narasayya and Smt. G.Anasuyamma. Prof. Nageswara Rao has carried out his research in the field of Bioinorganic Chemistry (Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry) and obtained his Ph.D under the guidance Prof.K.V.Ramana. Prof. Nageswara 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 has bestowed the position of the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University.
Based on merit and experience he was awarded “Biotechnology National Associate” (1998) by the Govt. of India, Department of Biotechnology he carried out research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He had been to the University of Durban during 1997-98 to work as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, with the funding support of Govt. of South Africa. Recognizing the research talent and academic pursuits in the form of good publications, Andhra University conferred Best Research Award (2000) and Best Academician Award (2008). The Government of Andhra Pradesh has conferred “State Best Teacher Award” in the year 2014 for his academic excellence.
As on date he successfully guided 36 Research Scholars for the award of Ph.D degrees apart from guiding 13 M.Phil students. He published 268 research papers in both national and International Journals of repute. He has participated in 98 seminars / conferences and presented his research results to the benefit of science. He has successfully completed several research projects with the funding support of the University Grants Commission, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and Department of Ocean Development.
Prof. Nageswara Rao is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Modern Medicinal Chemistry, and he is on the Editorial Board of two journals and he acted as a reviewer for 142 papers covering 61 International Journals. He adjudicated 120 Ph.D theses for 23 universities. He is the author of the book entitled “Computer Applications in Chemistry” published by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai.
During his illustrious career, Prof.Nageswara Rao has successfully steered several important positions such as Director (2013 - 2016) , School of Chemistry, Associate Director (2013-16), Directorate of Admissions, Placement officer (2015-16), Placement Cell of College of Science & Technology, Andhra University, Head of the Department (2009-2012) of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Chief Warden, Science Hostels (2008-2012). As Placement Officer he was instrumental to get campus placements during 2015-16, and he helped several students to secure good employment opportunities.
Prof.Nageswara Rao has acted as Peer Reviewer to “National Programme for Technology Enhancement Learning (NTPEL) Course” in Chemistry by IIT, Kanpur. He acted as an Expert Committee member for assessment of Major Research Projects funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Prof.Nageswara Rao has played a key role in disseminating science knowledge through various platforms and on several occasions he delivered lectures as Resource Person at Academic Staff College of Andhra University and in some instances he played an important role as Course Coordinator at Academic Staff College.
Prof.Nageswara Rao has great perseverance to address critical issues and great passion towards teaching and he could establish great values in all the administrative positions so far held. He loves social service and he is committed for the advancement scientific research and upholds higher standards of Education. Prof.Nageswara Rao leads happy married life with his wife Ms.Vijaya Kumari and he is blessed with two daughters who are married and settled in their lives.