For advising the Board of Governors and the Executive Council in the formulation of planning and development of its multifarious research and academic programmes, the AGRASRI has constituted the Hon. Board of Advisers, consisting of leading experts, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary, eminent Telecom expert and Former IT Adviser to the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
The following is the composition of the Hon. Board of Advisers for the years 2021-2023:
DR. TRIPURANENI HANUMAN CHOWDHARY
Former IT Adviser to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
Dr. Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdhary, popularly known as T.H. Chowdary, is the Founder of the Center for Telecommunications Management and Studies (CTMS) and Chairman of Pragna Bharathi of Andhra Pradesh. He was the first and founding Chairman and Managing Director of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), India’s International Telecommunications Corporation. He has been the Advisor to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and IT Advisor to the Government of AP. He was the man who initiated the restructuring of the Dept. of Telecommunications (DoT), first by its separation from the Posts and constituting the operations into corporations. He drafted the National Telecom Policy (NTP) as early as in 1989, and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Bill, which has become the basis for the final TRAI Act. He is the author of several books and writes extensively in the national and international newspapers and professional journals. He has received Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian award in India, who had contributed to the telecom revolution and IT development in India in 2017.
Dr. Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdhary is the Chairman of the Hon. Board of Advisers of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
PROF. L. VENUGOPAL REDDY
Former Chairman, AP State Council for Higher Education, Govt. of AP
Prof. L. Venugopal Reddy is the Former Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. In a career spanning over three decades, Prof. Venugopal Reddy served in several top level administrative positions, with distinction. He has risen from the rank of Lecturer to the highest position of Vice-Chancellor. He was Vice-Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University and Andhra University. He was elected as the President of All India Commerce Association; and President of the 59th All India Commerce Conference. He has served the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 95th Session of Indian Science Congress and All India Economic Conference held at Visakhapatnam. He has travelled widely and lectured at a number of Universities and Institutions of repute. He is associated with many Universities and Research Institutes as Expert and Resource Person. He is an illustrious educationist, reformer and a reputed academic. His field of specialisation is Commerce and Management.
PROF (MRS) B. VENGAMMA
Director-cum-Vice-Chancellor, SVIMS University
Prof. L. Venugopal Reddy is the Member of the Hon. Board of Advisers of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2017 onwards.
Prof (Mrs) B. Vengamma is the Director and Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences University, Tirupati. Dr. Vengamma is senior Professor & Head of the Department of Neurology, SVIMS, Tirupati. Since 1992, Dr. Vengamma has been rendering yeomen services to the people of Chittoor District and other Rayalaseema District by providing Neurology care services. She has excelled not only as an academician, teacher, researcher and an able administrator but also been actively involved in organizing her might to the society for the cause of the poor and down trodden individuals suffering with epilepsy. She has attended several National and International Conferences and has presented more than 60 research papers. Dr. Vengamma has received many awards and associated with many prestigious Universities as examiner, member and expert. She has taken many tireless efforts and initiatives for set up of Sri Padmavathi Women’s Medical College and Hospital at Tirupati.
PROF. A. DAMODARAM
Former Vice-Chancellor, Sri Venkateswara University
Prof (Mrs) B. Vengamma is the Member of the Hon. Board of Advisers of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Prof. A. Damodaram is the Professor and Director of the School of Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. In 3 decades of devoted service, Prof. Damodaram performed distinguished services for the University, as a Professor, Head of the Department, Vice Principal, Director of UGC-Academic Staff College, Director of School of Continuing & Distance Education, Director, University Academic Audit Cell, and Director, Academic & Planning. Prof. A. Damodaram has served as Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University from 2015 to 2018, with distinction. He has successfully guided 34 Ph.Ds. and 3 MS Scholars apart from a myriad of M. Tech projects. He has published 96 well-researched papers in national and international journals. He has also presented 84 papers at different National and International Conferences at the Universities of USA, Austria, the UK and other places. On the basis of his scholarly and administrative achievements and other multifarious services, Prof. Damodaram was honoured with Millenium Plaques of Honour Award by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on the eve of 104th Indian Science Congress, held at Tirupati on January 3, 2017. He served as Advisor to Govt. of A.P (Data Management) in 2019. He received the State Best Teacher Award from the Govt. of AP in 2013. He has been a UGC nominee for a number of expert and advisory committees of various Indian Universities.
DR. SURENDRA KUMAR PACHAURI, IAS (RETD)
Former Secretary to Govt. of India
Prof. A. Damodaram is the Member of the Hon. Board of Advisers of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Dr. Surendra Kumar Pachauri, IAS (Retd.) is the Former Secretary to the Government of India and Former Director-General of National Productivity Council of India, New Delhi. As young civil servant, Dr. Pachauri has worked in Andhra Pradesh as District Collector and Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Pachauri, 1968 AP cadre officer has worked as Secretary, Liberhan Ayodhya Commission of Inquiry. After his retirement from the Govt. Service, Dr. Pachauri has served as Visiting Professor and Director, Centre for Good Governance at the Amity University, Noida and Visiting Professor at Dixie State University, Utah USA. He is a prolific author and researcher. He has published a large number of papers in reputed journals on good governance, public administration and rural development. He is associated with many reputed Universities and Institutions as Governing Council Member and Expert. He visited several countries across the globe.
Dr. Surendra Kumar Pachauri is the Member of the Board of Advisers of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.