Dr. H. Lajipathi Rai

Professor of Commerce
Sri Krishnadevaraya University

About Rector

Prof. Hanumanthu Lajipathi Rai(58), son of Sri HV Krishna Rao (Rtd.Dist Judge) and Smt. H.Suseelamma hails from Tekkali, Srikakulam dist. Conferred Best University Teacher Award by Government. As Vice Chancellor of BR Ambekar University, Srikakulam(2013-16) conceived and implemented a concept “Classroom to Common Man” and projected a role for Universities in Good Governance. Held positions Head, Chairman Board of Studies and Dean of Commerce & Management Faculty at Sri Krishnadeveraya University with 33 years of teaching and research experience. Produced 12 Ph.Ds and 15 M.Phils and authored 6 books in the area of foreign trade, tourism, agriculture and consumerism. Published 80 research articles and conducted 15 national and regional level conferences/seminars and attended nearly 60 academic seminars and a resource person for various academic staff colleges in the country. Selected by UGC to visit Egypt and delivered lectures at 9 universities in Cairo (’96). Worked as Professor and Head(CII-2004-‘06)) at HRD Institute of Govt. of A.P. and trained more than 8000 officers of A.P. Civil Services and conducted more than 100 workshops relating to policy implementation in the areas of Agriculture, Welfare, Micro Finance, Human Development and Rural Livelihood Initiatives. As Director, AP Study Circle, Govt. of A.P. guided a number of students for All India Civil Services and conducted several career melas for students and placed them in good positions. Member of various social and cultural organizations – worked as Member of AP Govt. Advisory Committee for BC Study Circles, Member of A.P.Kowledge Commission, Lok Adalat Member, President of Rotary Club, Secretary of PRSI and Founder of Green Anantapur Society. Editor of several magazines and wrote 100 articles in telugu medium for the benefit of rural students. Nominated as Member on Food Advisory Committee and Dist Blindness Control Society. Received Republic Day awards at district and state level for distinguished services in the implementation of Consumer Protection Act and other governmental programs.

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