Prof. Rao earned M.Sc. and Ph.D. from BITS Pilani, and a Certificate in Educational Economics & Research from the University of Bielfeld, Germany. His philosophy and pragmatic outlook as an educator have been moulded by long years in the Practice School division of BITS through engagement with industry. Read More
Presently, He is the President of NIIT University, Neemrana (Rajasthan) which offers degree programmes at all levels of Higher Education with a strong emphasis on Industry Linkages which is very close to Prof. Rao’s interests. Prior to joining NIIT University, He was involved in establishing BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus right from its inception. He was acting Vice Chancellor of BITS Pilani & the Director of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus.
His experience covers assessment of training needs, institution-industry interface and curriculum design & development. He spearheaded the Centers for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and Technology Business Incubators (TBI) at both the Pilani and Hyderabad campuses of BITS.
His most significant contributions are in the areas of teaching, student care and mentoring, university-industry engagement, institution building, and preserving academic system and standards.
He is a Post Graduate in Commerce and a Graduate in Law. Worked for 32 years in the Indian Revenue Service and retired in the year 2013. Currently, working as a Member of the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission, he worked at Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad in various capacities before retirement and he has vast experience in various fields of Tax Administration. Read More
He graduated from DAV College Chandigarh and attained Master’s Degree in Political Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He also did LLB from Osmania University. Worked as Lecturer in a Government Degree College in Himachal Pradesh before joining Indian Administrative Service. Belongs to IAS 1974 batch and was allotted to integrated Andhra Pradesh cadre. Read More
During his long service of 36 years in integrated Andhra Pradesh and Union Government in Delhi, he held very sensitive assignments. He was given the responsibility of carving out Revenue Mandals from old Tehsils in the State. He worked as Director Civil Supplies, Commissioner Civil Supplies and ex-officio Secretary Food & Civil Supplies of the Government.
Worked as Commissioner Collegiate Education. Later on as Director UNESCO Division in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, he represented India in the Biennial Conference of the General Assembly of UNESCO at Paris.
In the State, he worked as Secretary (Political) General Administration Department, Secretary Home, Principal Secretary Energy. As Principal Secretary Public Enterprises, he carried out Public Sector Enterprises Reforms in the State. He also worked as Special Officer & Municipal Commissioner Hyderabad and was responsible for carrying out innovative Solid Waste Management schemes which ultimately resulted in getting Cleanest City Tag Award.
Recognising his experience in the field of Food Management, Government of India appointed him as Chairman & Managing Director of Food Corporation of India in the rank of Secretary to Government of India.
He is doctorate in Zoology and a MSC Gold Medalist from Osmania University, presently working as Dean at Yashoda Nursing & Paramedical Institutions. With over 30 years of experience in academic teaching he has been awarded as the best teacher. He is known for the efficient implementation of the academic program and conducting National Festivals inculcating social and national values among the students. Read More
His journey of life has been successful and rewarding as it has been challenging often to confront the professional issues that faced him over the years. He also been so adventurous that he had to redefine and rediscover all his potential many a time, as it would be the case when he joined renowned organizations.
There have been many hindrances and obstacles that stood on his way which were cleared off with all his courage competence and imagination. Embarking upon his journey from a remote village of the Nagarkarnool district of Telangana State.
His experience and expertise hold a guiding torch to help the students create New Horizons in the realms of education.
Mr. G. Ravender Rao (GR Rao) is a reputed industrialist and technocrat with over three decades of experience in the engineering and healthcare domain. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from REC Warangal, Mr. Ravender Rao started his first venture, Yashoda Vacuum Industries in 1978 and later established Yashoda Special Metals in 1985 both emerging as leading industries in their own fields. Read More
A great visionary, as he is, Mr. Rao joined hands with his younger brothers Dr. G. Surender Rao and Mr. G. Devender Rao, and established Yashoda Group of Hospitals.
His engineering and entrepreneur skills helped in the growth of the Group and established it as a national player in healthcare sector in India. He is also the Chairman for Yashoda Foundation & played key role in setting up Abhya, Akshara, Varadhi and Maa Kutumbum programs. These initiatives helps orphans in skill development Abhya programs impart social and language skills, and provide skills development training to orphan youth. Akshara which is a tuition program for orphan children, Varadhi provides complete information on government programs for orphans.
Maa Kutumbum a reunion of all passed- out students of Yashoda foundation. Now Maa Kutumbum is a family of 2348 members.
Mr. Jagapathi Rao Jupally is an industrialist with over two decades of experience in construction and power verticals. He is presently Executive- Chairman for Abja Power (Formerly My Home Power Private Limited Also he is the executive chairman for JIMS which was established in the year 2013. Read More
In the view of advancing its objectives of service in health and education. Under his leadership the JIMS Homeopathic medical college was established in the year 2015.
Today JIMS(Jeeyar Institute of Medical Sciences) is the first ever 80 bed Homoeopathic Hospital Providing integrative services equipped with Operation theaters, Diagnostics Labs and Physiotherapy. JIMS has been started with a motive to provide health care facilities to the poor. The medical college turns out 100 fully trained medical graduates every year.