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Sl.No
Name of the Rectors Period
From To
1.
Prof. G.J.V.Jagannadha Raju
24-10-1985
30-05-1986
2.
Prof. N.Venkateswara Rao
27-05-1992
30-11-1993
3.
Prof. V.Subba Rao
21-01-1994
31-07-1994
4.
Prof. S.R.Sagi
05-11-1994
31-03-1995
5.
Prof. A.Prasanna Kumar
01-04-1995
30-09-1995
6.
Prof. V.Abraham
11-07-1997
31-08-1997
7.
Prof. B.Satyam
21-05-1998
31-05-2002
8.
Prof. K.L.N.Swamy
04-06-2002
31-08-2002
9.
Prof. B.Mallikarjuna Rao
02-09-2002
30-09-2002
10.
Prof. P.V.Subba Rao
01-10-2002
31-10-2002
11.
Prof. B.Jaganmohan Rao
19-05-2004
30-06-2004
12.
Prof. L.Joga Rao
25-08-2005
30-06-2006
13.
Prof. Beela Satyanarayana
07-04-2007
20-06-2008
14 .
Prof. B.Parvathiswara Rao
28-07-2008
30-06-2009
15.
Prof. U.Viplava Prasad
09-07-2009
30-11-2009
16.
Prof. K.M.M.Krishna Prasad
01-04-2010
30-04-2010
17.
Prof. P.Rajendra Prasad
18-09-2010
28-02-2011
18.
Prof. Prasad Reddy, P.V.G.D.
28-07-2011
27-07-2012
19.
Prof. A.V.Prasada Rao
12-10-2012
30-06-2013
20.
Prof. S.Ganapaty
01-07-2013
31-07-2013
21.
Prof. S.K.V.S.Raju
01-08-2013
31-08-2013
22.
Prof. E.A.Narayana
02-09-2013
19-09-2016
22.
Prof. K.Gayathri Devi
20-10-2017
23-11-2018
23.
Prof. M.Prasada Rao
23-11-2018
23-11-2019
24.
Prof. Ch.Ratnam
18-03-2020
30-04-2020
25.
Prof. K. SAMATHA
04-08-2020
Till date
  • Name : Prof. K. SAMATHA
  • Designation : Rector
  • Phone : +91-891 - 2844422, 2704100 (O)
  • Email : rector@andhrauniversity.edu.in

Profile

Prof. K. Samatha has completed her Ph.D. in Physics from the esteemed Andhra University. She has a commendable track record in the field of higher education as an academic and academic administrator. At present, she is a professor and Head of the Department of Physics at Andhra University.

She started her career as a teaching assistant in 1986 and upgraded to lecturer in 1990. Her passion for academics and commitment to profession over the period of time stands testimonial to her holistic development. Her journey of life and hard work inspires many for she is the only woman faculty in the department hailing from a marginalised community ever since the inception of the Physics Department.

Prof. K. Samatha is a renowned academician, researcher and author with 34 years of experience. She has published 100 research papers in reputed International and National Journals. She is an author f or a book on Statistical Mechanics. She submitted her PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. J. Sri Rama Murthy. She has successfully guided 29 research scholars for Ph.D. and 10 for M.Phil. degrees. Many more are currently doing research under her supervision. She is a specialist in the area of “ULTRASONICS & SOLID STATE PHYSICS” and has been doing extensive research. She is actively involved in teaching Statistical Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Electrodynamics, and Quantum Mechanics. Most of her students are well-placed in India as well as abroad.

She has successfully completed two minor research projects, conducted two seminars, attended nearly 40 seminars and workshops conducted by various universities and research agencies. She has the privilege of being the M.Phil. & Ph.D. theses adjudicator for various state and central universities. She is a life member of “Journal of Acoustical Society of India”.

As a SAP coordinator she established Material Science Research Laboratory funded by UGC SAP CAS phase – II programme worth 1.35 crores. She served as the Chairperson for PG board of studies of the Department of Physics, A.U. for three years and also as chairperson and member for various universities. She served as a member for “Women Grievance Cell” at Andhra University and resolved many issues amicably.

She was awarded the most coveted “Best Thesis” in 1997 and “Best Academician” in 2018.