The following senior scholars and academicians have been associated with the Academy, as Guest Faculty Members, for its multi-faceted research, training and orientation programmes, for the Years 2021-2023:
DR. D. SUNDAR RAM
Formerly ICSSR Senior Fellow, SV University
Dr. D. Sundar Ram is Founder of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India, Tirupati; Editor, The Indian Journal of Grassroots Governance (IJGGJ), Tirupati and Consulting Editor, The American Biographical Institute (ABI), United States of America. He was the Doctoral Fellow and Post-Doctoral Fellow (UGC Research Associate) in Political Science at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati; Parliamentary Fellow at the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi; Associate Professor & Head, P.G. Dept. of Public Administration at S.S. & N. College PG Centre (Acharya Nagarjuna University), Narasaraopet, Guntur District (A.P). He is a prolific writer, author, researcher and analyst. He has written extensively on Indian governance and polity, parliamentary studies, electoral reforms, Andhra Pradesh State politics, decentralisation, federalism and good governance, with over 25 books, 153 research papers and 32 talks in All India Radio to his credit. He has been selected as ICSSR Senior Fellow by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), with the affiliation of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.
PROF. A. NAGESWARA RAO
Former Principal, SV Agriculture College (ANGRAU)
Prof. A. Nageswara Rao is the Principal (Retd.) of SV Agriculture College (Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculture University), Tirupati. He obtained Ph. D. Degree in Agricultural Economics from Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar, Haryana. He served in Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculture University for nearly 36 years. He has also served as UNDP Visiting Professor in Alemaya Agriculture University, Ethiopia. He worked as Principal of Agriculture college, Aswaraopet, Khammam District of Telengana, He has published a large number of research papers in reputed national journals. He associated with many civil society organisations, as expert in organic forming. He has worked with a good number of farmers in popularising Zero Budget Natural Farming of Sri Subhash Palekar model for more than a decade. He visited USA, Canada, West European Countries, Australia, New Zealand and Egypt.
Former Director, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI)
Prof. A. Nageswara Rao is the Guest Faculty Member of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Dr. V. Rajagopal is the Founder President of the Society for Hunger Elimination, Tirupati. He began his career as Scientist at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi and later elevated as the Director of the Central Plantion Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Kasargod, Kerala. He has published 8 Books and large number of research papers on agriculture related and social issues in reputed national and international journals. He received the Distringuished Scientist award from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India and R.D. Asana Gold Medal, Sardar Patel Best Institute Award and Best KVK Award from the Govt. of India. Dr. Rajagopal has served as President of the Indian Society for Plantation Crops, Member of the Coconut Development Board and Fellow of the Indian Society for Coastal Agriculture Research. He associated with many research organisations, as expert in crop research and plantation. He visited many countries across the globe on research assignments.
PROF (MRS) V. VANAJA
Professor of Cardiology, SVIMS University
Dr. V. Rajagopal is the Guest Faculty Member of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Prof (Mrs) V. Vanaja is the Professor of Cardiology at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences University, Tirupati. Prof. Vanaja has earlier been worked as Senior Resident in Cardiology in Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad. As a meritorious medical student, she has secured the First Rank in PG Medical Entrance in the year 1996-97 and Second Rank in DM Cardiology in the year 2001-2002. She obtained MD (General Medicine) degree from the SV Medical College, Tirupati and DM (Cardiology) degree from the Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences University, Hyderabad. She has published 112 research papers in various International and National Journals; presented 20 papers in various Conferences and Seminars; and delivered a large number of Guest Lectures on Health issues particularly on the prevention and management of heart diseases. Many reputed organisations and institutions have conferred the awards and rewards on Prof. V. Vanaja, in recognition of her worthy services and contributions to the profession, as Best Doctor.
PROF (MRS) T. SITAKUMARI
Professor of Law, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam
Prof (Mrs) V. Vanaja is the Guest Faculty Member of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2017 onwards.
Prof (Mrs) T. Sita Kumari is the Professor and Head, Department of Law, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam, Tirupati. Prior to this, she has been Dean, Faculty of Law and Head of the P.G. Department of Law, Sri Venkateswara University and Lecturer in Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Pondicherry. Prof (Mrs) Sita Kumari is the Board of Studies Chairperson in Law in Osmania University, Hyderabad; Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur; and Vikram Simhapuri University, Nellore. Her areas of specialisations are: Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Criminal Law, Women and Law and Cyber Law. She has published 2 books on Environmental Law. She presented 40 research papers at the National and 10 research papers at the International Seminars and Conferences. Prof. Sita Kumari is associated with many Universities and Colleges, as invited Speaker and Subject Expert.
PROF (MRS) D. SAI SUJATHA
Professor of Population Studies and Social Work, SV University
Prof (Mrs) T. Sita Kumari is the Guest Faculty Member of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Prof (Mrs) D. Sai Sujatha is the Professor and Head, Department of Population Studies and Social Work at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Her areas of Speacialisations are: Reproductive Health, Gender, Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and Fertility. Over a span of 27 years of teaching experience, Prof. Sai Sujatha has published 12 Books, and 88 research papers in reputed journals. She attended 133 National and 21 International Seminars, Conferences, Workshops. In recognition of her academic contributions, she received Prof. S. Govinda Rajulu Memorial Prize and Best Teacher Award from Sri Venkateswara University and Chandrasekharan Award from the Indian Association for the Study of Population. She is the Member in 6 national level professional bodies/organisations. Prof. Sai Sujatha is the UGC Trained Resource Person on Capacity Building on Women in Higher Education. She is associated with many Universities and Colleges as Invited Resource Person and Subject expert.
Prof (Mrs) D. Sai Sujatha is the Guest Faculty Member of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.