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Director, NIT Warangal


Prof. N.V. Ramana Rao is an eminent Structural Engineer-Academician and an able administrator. Prof Ramana Rao earlier worked as Rector and Professor of Civil Engineering at JNTU Hyderabad before joining as the Director, NIT, Warangal.  He did his BE in Civil Engineering from (Osmania)M.Tech from (IIT  Delhi),   Ph.D. and Post Doctorate from U.K. in   Civil    and Structural  Engineering from University of Wales, Swansea , UK.  He has held several Administrative posts as Registrar, JNT University Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad from 30.04.2012 to 21.07.2015, as Principal, JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad from 30.04.2008 to  24.11.2011, as Director, Bureau of Industrial Consultancy Services, JNT University, Hyderabad from 05.09.2003 to 05.05.2006, as Co-ordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, JNT University, Hyderabad from 01.08.2002 to 31.01.2004.

He has Edited three books and published 157 papers in International journals/International Conferences/ National Journals/ National Conferences.  He has Organized 12 Conferences/workshops,   Delivered 15 invited lectures. He has Guided more than 60 M.Tech’s, 12 Ph.D’s and guiding at present several Ph.Ds.

He has won Several Awards/ Prizes/Certificates. To name  a few, Outstanding Concrete Engineer Award for the year 2012 by A.P. Chapter of the Indian Concrete Institute., Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize by the Institute of Engineers (India) for the best paper in the IEI Journal, December, 2012), Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize by the Institute of Engineers (India) in 2015, State Best Teacher Award for the year 2011 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh., Best Designer Award for year the 2004 by Indian Concrete Institute,  A.P., Hyderabad. He has been Awarded the 1998 Commonwealth Fellowship to pursue Post Doctoral research at the University of Wales, Swansea. U.K., Young Engineer Award for the year 1995 by Government of Andhra Pradesh and Institution of Engineers, India, A.P. State Center. He has been awarded the 1989 Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. in Structural engineering at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK.

He has been Nominated as an Expert Committee member constituted by the UGC for grant of Autonomous status to various Technical Institutions He has been a Subject Committee Member of Telangana State Public Service Commission. He is a member of Member of Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Expert Committee Member of Telangana State Power Generation Corporation. He has been the Convener of  EAMCETs,  for more than 6 years of both combined AP  and separate Telangana States.

He has been a Member of Academic Senate, JNT University, Hyderabad, Past Chairman of the Indian Concrete Institute– AP Hyderabad Center, Past Secretary of the Indian Concrete Institute– AP Hyderabad Center, Executive member of the Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers. He has held Membership of Several Important State level Government Committees. He has been a Member of Several AICTE Inspection Committees, Board of Studies Chairman in Civil Engineering, JNTUH, External Expert Member of ISRO Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC). He has been a member of Several High Power Committees constituted by Govt. of AP & Telangana. He has been a member of the committee to frame affiliation guidelines for affiliated Engineering Colleges by Govt. of Telangana.  On the invitation from the President of Mauritius he has been a part of High level discussion on the need to engage the worlds of Art, Nature and Science in Mauritius.

Prof. N.V. Ramana Rao took over as Director, NIT Warangal on 23.10.2017.

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