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  • Name : Prof. M.Prasada Rao
  • Designation : Rector
  • Phone : +91 891 - 2844411, 2844422, 2704100
  • Fax : +91 891 - 2755324
  • Email : rector@andhrauniversity.edu.in

Rector

Dr. M. Prasada Rao, M.A., (Economics), B.L., P.G. D.A.S., and Ph.D. (2000) from the University of SUSSEX, UK is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of outstanding scholars Professor Michael Lipton, Dr.Diana Hunt and Late Pramit Caudhuri, University of Sussex as Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholar (1991 -1994). He is a Development Economist with 30+ years of experience in teaching, research and academic administration. He has published 10+ books and 40+ research papers. His research interests are in rural development, farm and non-farm activities’ related studies and employment generation in the non-farm sector, poverty eradication in rural areas and the related policy matters. He teaches Micro Economic Analysis, Macro Economic Analysis, Development Economics, International Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Computer Applications, Law and Economics. He also served as President, A.U. Arts Commerce and Law Students Union (1981-82).

He has international experience as Post-graduate Senate Representative, University of Sussex, U.K. (1992-93). He was awarded 'Brightman award' by Jattu Bhavana Samakhya Samajika Ashram, Parvathipuram in its anniversary on 01-05-2003. He also served as Honorary Director, A.P. Study Circle, Visakhapatnam. He was elected Secretary for Andhra University Teachers’ Association (AUTA)' twice and Secretary and Vice-chairman for Andhra Pradesh Federation of University Teachers' Association (AUFUTA) for the years 2005-2010.

He was also awarded Best Researcher Award by Andhra University in 2006. Currently, he is Honorary Director, Centre for SAARC Studies, Andhra University. Before that he also served as Honorary Director Population Research Centre (PRC), (established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India), Andhra University for 7 years (2005-2012). As Head of PRC, he conducted a number of field based studies in population, health and family welfare. He is a Member of Academic Senate, Andhra University. He was also a member of Both the Finance Committee & Executive Council of Madras Institute of Development Studies.(MIDS).

He was also given Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan award for Best Academician for the year 2007. He is the Editor of the Journal, South Asian Affairs. He was awarded ‘State Best Teacher Award-2014’ by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. And Member, Executive Council, Finance Comittee, Andhra University.

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
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