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Col.G Rajendra Prasad
Chairman, GMRIT Governing Council
CEO, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation

Col G R Prasad has distinguished and varied total experience of 33 years which includes 22 years in the Indian Army and the balance in Healthcare and INGO sector. Prior to opting for premature retirement from the Army, he was the Commanding Officer of 197 MED Regiment (Kargil), the highest decorated Artillery unit during the Kargil War. After the Indian Army, he was associated with Fortis Healthcare Limited as DGM –Administration in Mumbai and with Nova Medical Centers Pvt. Ltd in Bangalore as General Manager – Operations

His last assignment was with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation as the Chief Executive Officer with Head Office based at Abuja in Nigeria undertaking projects in Eye Care, PHC and WASH programs across 20 states in Nigeria benefitting more than 3 million people supported/funded by Federal/State Governments, INGOs like UNICEF, PFD aided by USAID & Coco Cola Foundation, UK based Savitri Waney Trust, Iceland based Norfish Ltd, US based Wonder Works and Corporate organizations like, Kewalram Chanrai Ltd, Enpee, Bacardi Ltd, Vitol and many other private partners.

He has done his Bachelors of Arts from National Defense Academy - Pune in 1984,Long Gunnery Staff Cours(LGSC) from School of Artillery, Deolali in 1993, Technical Staff Officers Course(TSOC) from Institute of Armament &Technology, DRDO, Pune in 1999 and Business Management Course from IIM –Ahmedabad in 2008 besides courses on leadership and Man Management.

Dr. C. L. V. R. S. V. Prasad
Alternate Chairman, GMRIT Governing Council
Principal, GMR Institute of Technology

Prasad began his academic career in 1986. After his M.Tech. in Design and Production-Machining Tools from REC Warangal, he moved to Sir C R R College of Engineering, Eluru in 1990, where he served for over fifteen years, and became the head the Mechanical Engineering department.  He moved to GMRIT in 2005 as Dean, Academic Affairs, and became its Principal in 2008. At GMRIT he developed technology enabled teaching and learning environment and spearheaded initiatives leading to accreditation of the Institute by NBA, NAAC with A grade and autonomous status.

He has published in several National and International Conferences and Journals.  As a principal investigator, he lead a DST funded research project and is working in the field of Characterization and Study of Tribological Properties of Multi Striped Nano Coatings with applications in metal cutting and journal bearings. He is currently supervising three PhD scholars and two PG students. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers, India, Life Member of ISTE, and Member of ASME & Member of IEEE. He has visited the institutions as a UGC expert member to evaluate Autonomous status. He is a member nominated by Govt. of AP for the Executive Council, the apex body of JNTUK- Kakinada, AP. He holds a PhD from Andhra University, Vizag.

Dr. J. Raja Murugadoss
Member Secretary, GMRIT Governing Council
Vice-Principal, GMR Institute of Technology

Raja Murugadoss began his academic career in 2002 after his post graduation in Structural Engineering from Anna University. He moved to Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam in 2005 where he worked for over eight years and became Head of the Department of Civil Engineering. Later he moved to KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2014 and worked for 2 years as Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering. In 2016, he moved to GMRIT as Vice Principal.

He has an extensive acquaintance to Outcome Based Education (OBE) and Outcome Based Assessment (OBA). He served as Resource Person in several training programmes of NBA on Master Trainer Programmes – OBE & OBA. He visited several institutions as an expert to evaluate programmes for NBA accreditation. With his effective team work, he has organized many events at National and International height in collaboration abroad universities, professional bodies and industries. He is a life member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). He has published technical papers in National and International Journals and Conferences and holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Anna University, Chennai.


Dr. R. Natarajan, Member nominated by the trust
Former Chairman, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras


Dr.Ligy Philip, Member nominated by the trust

Professor in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Madras

Mr. J. Satyanarayana Murthy 

Regional Joint Director, AU Region, RJD Office, Women’s Polytechnic College

Dr. B. Satyanarayana, Nominee of AICTE under the category of Industrialist /
Technologist / Educationist

Former Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Dr. K. V. Ramana, Member nominated by the trust
Prof. CSE Department
Officer on Special Duty (OSD), JNTU Kakinada

Dr. Amit Vishwashrao Salunkhe, AICTE Nominee & Ex-Officio
South Central Regional Officer, AICTE

Dr.  D. R. Prasad Raju, Member Nominee of State Govt. under category of
Industrialist / Technologist / Educationist
Scientist G-Advisor, Dept. of Science & Technology, New Delhi

Mr. Chandar Sundaram, Member nominated by the trust
Chandars Consultant, NSR Center for Entrepreunerial Learning,IIM Bangalore

Dr. M. R. Rao, Member nominated by the trust
Dean, Emeritus, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Dr. Pragya Shukla, Member nominated by the UGC
Dept. of Computer Science, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Indore

Dr. G. Padmanabham
Director, ARCI, Hyderabad

Dr. P. Bharani Chandra Kumar, Faculty Member nominated by the trust
Professor & HOD in EEE

Dr. V. Kannan , Faculty Member nominated by the trust
Professor in ECE


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