Prof. Nageswara Rao, Gollapalli, 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, Andhra University and became Professor in 2006.
Prof. Rao was awarded “Biotechnology National Associate” by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and he carried out research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru during 1990-91. He worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Durban, South Africa during 1997-98. Recognizing the research talent and academic pursuits in the form of good publications, Andhra University conferred Best Researcher Award in 2000 and Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Best Academician Award in 2008. The Government of Andhra Pradesh conferred “State Best Teacher Award” in 2014 for his academic excellence.
As on date he successfully guided 38 Research Scholars for the award of Ph. D degrees apart from guiding 13 M. Phil students. He published 273 research papers in both national and International Journals of repute. He has participated in over 100 seminars / conferences. 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 acted as a reviewer for 157 papers covering 61 International Journals. He adjudicated 128 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 Assistant Principal, College of Science & Technology (2001-2008), Chief Warden, Science Hostels (2008-2012), Head of the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (2009-2012), Director, School of Chemistry (2013-2016), Associate Director, Directorate of Admissions (2013-16), Placement officer, Placement Cell of College of Science & Technology, Andhra University (2015-16).
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.
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