Er. Koneru Satyanarayana B.E (Electronics Engineering) from BMS Engg. College Bangalore and a Philanthropist and Educational Entrepreneur, since 1980, having 40 years of experience in educational institutional management and leadership.
"A distinguished educator, mentor to many, passionate researcher, global leader, Innovator, visionary, entrepreneur, good communicator, Keynote Speaker, International accreditation Specialist and scholar practitioner, Dr. Venkat Edara has 26+ years (21 years in USA and 5+ years India worked as a Chief Advisor to Government of AP state) of varied global business expertise." He is Global Certified Accreditation Specialist.
Dr. Edara is distinguished by his enthusiasm for teaching, vast learning, and bringing unbridled enthusiasm to all of his engagements. In addition to being an active participant in the Information Technology industry, Dr. Edara also served as the Chief Advisor for Technical & Higher Education in Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, an appointment by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. In his various roles as a senior executive with some of the world’s best companies, he has combined his vast academic knowledge with industry experience to lead the design, development and implementation of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions to meet challenging business needs.
Dr. Edara believes in the power of communication to bridge all kinds of barriers, and that is what has made him successful in all kinds of cultural as well as functional contexts. His outstanding oratorical skills make him hugely popular among executive management, peers, users and staff. CEOs have always turned to him to solve complex problems requiring deep understanding of not just the industry and client, but also of human behavior. It is not surprising, then, that he also an award-winning graduate faculty and scholar-practitioner . Students across the US and India consider him their lifelong teacher/mentor and he never fails to reach out to those who seek his guidance.
He has been practicing heartfulness meditation since 2000 and he is certified global trainer.
Dr.Venkat Edara born in Ongole, Prakasam Dist. Dr. Edara received his
PhD from Minneapolis, USA in Applied Management and decision Science (AMDS)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia, USA
Bachelor of Engineering from Visakhapatnam, India
Dr. Edara wrote books and published many conference papers and Journal papers.
He was recognized with many awards
Currently serving as a Pro-Chancellor to KL University, AP, Vijayawada 05/19-Till date
Dr. Venkat served 4 plus years in Government of AP State: (2014- 2019)
Director//Program Chair/Lead Faculty, USA (2004-2014)
Currently Serving in National & International Boards: 2004-Till date
Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India)
Fellow of Andhra Pradesh State Science Acadamy
Fellow of American Management Association
Fellow of American Acadamy of Management
Dr. S S Mantha, an eminent academician and an able administrator, was the Chairman, of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), starting 05th January 2012 till 4th January 2015. Having joined AICTE in March 2009 as its Vice Chairman, was quickly elevated as Acting Chairman in May 2009. He has been at the forefront of making some radical changes for transparency and accountability in the administration. On completion of the tenure at AICTE he worked as Professor of Robotics, CAD/CAM and AI in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at VJTI, Mumbai and superannuated on 31st May 2016. Currently he is an Emeritus Professor at VJTI, Mumbai and Adjunct Prof., in the National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore and advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh. He is also Member of the Karnataka Skills Development Authority.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the M S University, Baroda and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. From small beginnings, he progressed to be the Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering a position he held for 6 years at VJTI, subsequent to which he was appointed the Pro Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University by the Government of Maharashtra which he served for two years with distinction.
He specializes in Robotics which he taught for more than 15 years out of a rich teaching experience of more than 25 years, along with courses in Control Theory and Artificial Intelligence. He was instrumental in setting up a state of art Robotics / CAD / CAM laboratory at VJTI, providing consultancy in the area of Industrial Automation to the Industries in Mumbai and Pune. His Research interest in the area also has seen him provide expertise to DRDO and BARC projects.
A PhD in Combustion modeling from University of Mumbai, he also had several administrative assignments that he did for the University of Mumbai, as also being the Dean, Faculty of Technology. As recognition, Government of Maharashtra conferred the best teacher award of the State in 2002.
Dr. S S Mantha has developed the National Vocational Education Qualification frame work (NVEQF), now called National skills qualification framework (NSQF), which helps in promoting skill based competency modules to be integrated into seven certification levels where a student can undergo skill based learning that enhances employability and employment opportunities and also allowing him/her the flexibility to pursue formal education or take up an appropriate job at the end of any level of certification. A complete Credit framework for NSQF has also been developed by him and adopted by MHRD, GOI. He has also developed course curriculum for more than 15 sectors and 80 specializations. The skill program developed for Cyber Security is one of its kind. Further, this has immense potential to create new job opportunities and aid the “Make in India Program of GOI”.
He implemented the first e - governance project, automating the workflows, for the department of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra in 1995. Further he provided the IT expertise for IT initiatives of several departments of Government of Maharashtra. The Citizen Facilitation Centre, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, an e–governance initiative that won many National and International awards were also completed with his expertise amongst others. He currently is the IT Expert for the Department of IT, Government of Maharashtra and helping in implementing a very prestigious Smart City Project in Nagpur.
He is also the recipient of INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom award for 2010 and the HR Nexus – the HR & Network, Leadership award in the field of Education, 2010. The.e-governance project implemented in AICTE has also won the Silver Edge Award instituted by United Business Media and Information Week and the Good Governance National Technology Award, 2010.
He is also a recipient of the 5th National telecom Award in 2011 for “Excellence in Education through e-governance instituted by CMAI and Star News
He has more than 260 publications in National and International Journals and Conferences to his credit as also 30 Ph D students who have completed their PhD under him. He has three books published titled “Objet Oriented Programming in C++” Published by Wiley India, “Aerodynamics of Cars, an experimental Investigation – A synergy of Wind Tunnel and CFD”, and "Design & Development of Decelerometer" both published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Company, Germany besides contributing chapters for many books.
The e- Governance development at AICTE is a complete web enabled application, where the entire process of receiving the applications to processing the same until an approval is given is on-line. This has greatly improved the transparency and accountability. The Portal also provides complete information along with video of more than 11500 institutions in the public domain. The Business intelligence reports generated provides for comprehensive statistics on technical education in the country. The development using Oracle-Siebel CRM is extremely robust and scalable providing for several features that aid the student and the teacher community. The effort was given SKOCH order of merit for 2014.
Dr. Mantha has also contributed to India’s entry to Washington Accord having participated and proposed several Accreditation initiatives of National Board of Accreditation having been its executive President for three years and as Chairman of the Board for three years.
He is the Chairman, National Technical Committee, NCSSS, National Cyber safety and Security Standards. He also is a member of, IET India, a part of Engineering Council, London, for whom he is also an expert accreditor. He is advisor to the International Organization for Educational Development and Member, Education Council, IOED, a diplomatic mission headquartered in India. Further he is a member of association for Machines and Mechanisms, the Computer Society of India, The Consortium for information and Communications Technology and the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering and the International Function Point Users Group.
Dr. S S Mantha has been awarded D. Sc (h.c) by VTU, Karnataka in March 2012 and by DY Patil University, Maharashtra in 2014. He is a fellow of IIIE.
Dr. L.S.S. Reddy is an eminent Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department holding Ph.D in Computer Science Engineering from BITS Pilani. Dr. Reddy is an outstanding administrator, a prolific researcher and a forward looking educationist. Dr. Reddy has over 30 years of experience in Teaching, Research and Administration at prestigious institutes like BITS Pilani, CBIT etc.
Dr.L.S.S.Reddy had joined Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering in December 1995 and proved his administrative excellence as a Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Reddy was instrumental and a driving force as Principal (2002-2009) in promoting KLCE as one of leading Institutions in India.
KLCE has achieved remarkable growth on all fronts of higher education under the leadership of Dr. L.S.S. Reddy. In his tenure as Principal of the KLCE, the College got accreditation of all its six eligible UG programs by NBA of AICTE in 2004. Again in the year 2007, KLCE went for Re-accreditation by NBA and this time six of its UG programs got accredited each for five years and the remaining three programs each for three years. It was thus a record achievement. In the year 2006, KLCE was awarded autonomous status by University Grants Commission. His tenure led to an overall excellence in academic, research, infrastructure and systemic development of KLCE. KLCE stood as highest ranked Engineering Institute in India to receive 'A' Grade with CGPA of 3.76 / 4.00 from NAAC in 2007.
His contribution as a Principal of KLCE was very widely recognized and appreciated in converting an Autonomous college into a Deemed to be University u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956 in 2009 and thus KLEF (Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University) came into existence.
Dr.L.S.S. Reddy has exceptional research credentials. Five research papers were submitted to the research board of BITS Pilani as a part of requirement for Ph. D degree. He had more than 110 Publications in reputed International Journals and several paper presentations in International Conferences. 19 of his Research Scholars were awarded Ph.D under his guidance from various Universities. Presently 4 scholars submitted their thesis and 8 Research scholars are working under his guidance for Ph.D in various Universities. His Research interest areas are Parallel Processing, Software Engineering and Cloud Computing.
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Dr. Prasada Rao Y V S S S V, REGISTRAR of the University, is a highly accomplished Senior Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Management Studies, having an experience of 37 years. He has been the PRINCIPAL for 16 long years of well established, NBA / NAAC accredited and autonomous Engineering Colleges.
He holds graduation in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, post graduation in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He has an excellent academic track record with University Ranks having secured an incredible percentage of 92.80 marks in his engineering graduation from JNTU College of Engineering Anantapur, a source of inspiration for students, faculty and other stake holders.
In addition he holds the prestigious MBA degree with University Rank and ICWA, the professional degree, from the Institute of Costs and Works Accountants of India with Fellowship.
The assignments successfully carried out by him earlier include the Senior Scientist and Dy. Project Director of the prestigious apex research organisation of the country Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Ministry of Defence Govt of India, Founder Professor & Director School of Management Studies Adikavi Nannaya University Rajahmundry (a State University), Principal of Vignan Engineering College (now Vignan University) Guntur, Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering Eluru, NRI Institute of Technology Guntur. He has also been the Dean (Examinations & Evaluation) of K L University.
He has the successful track record of presenting the institutions for NBA, NAAC & UGC autonomous status as Head of the Institution (Principal).
He is on the editorial board / reviewer for several international journals. He was the recipient of the State Govt Award of Excellence from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 2007 as Principal of Vignan Engineering College (now Vignan University) Guntur. He has also been the recipient of no. of honours and awards including the Best Teacher award several times in succession. He has more than 50 research papers to his credit published in international & national journals with high impact factor including SCOPUS indexed and SCI journals. He is a recognised research supervisor for several universities and has been guiding many Doctoral (Ph.D) research scholars and some of his scholars were already awarded the Ph.D degree.
He had also been the Regional Coordinator for the prestigious EAMCET and the State level committee member for the ECET examination for admission into BTech programmes, conducted by the Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
Prof. Prasada Rao combines his vast academic knowledge with industry / research expertise to deliver his value added services to the satisfaction of all stake holders of the system.