Prof. Konduru Nagabhushan Raju is a Professor in the Department of Instrumentation, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur. He holds a B.Tech., in Mechanical Engineering, M.Tech in Energy Conservation & Management and Ph.D. in Instrumentation. His professional career started with Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) wherein he received a specialized training from as a part of India-EC Energy Bus Programme and was involved in the energy efficiency technology absorption studies in over 30 medium and large scale industries during his stint for 3 and half years. He has the distinction of getting selected as youngest Scientist ‘C’, at the age of 26 by the CSIR Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, and was the awardee of Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary British Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. in Energy Conservation at UMIST, Manchester, UK.
Being passionate towards academics, he pursued his career in Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur since 1993. He has completed four Major Research Projects sponsored by ISRO and UGC. 18 candidates have been awarded Ph.D. and 2 candidates M.Phil., under his research guidance. He has so far 110 publications to his credit in national and international journals. He has also authored Four books and a book chapter. He has participated in more than 70 Conferences of different nature in different roles. He has the distinction of receiving both A.P. State Scientist Award on February 28, 2009 and A.P. State Teacher Award on September 5, 2015 by the Govt. of A.P.
He has held several responsibilities such as Head, Dept. of Instrumentation; Coordinator & Head, Dept. of Electronics; Placement and Career Guidance Officer at SKU College of Engg.; Regional Coordinator for Jawahar Knowledge Centres; Principal, SKU College of Engineering & Technology; and currently the Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology; and the Director, Centre for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Incubation, S.K.University. He is also the Founder Director of the Atal Incubation Centre sanctioned by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India. He is in the Boards of Studies and Boards of Examiners of different Universities. He is an Academic Senate member of SK University and Adikavi Nannaya University and served as a member in Academic Councils of JNTUA College of Engineering, Anantapur and G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool and SRIT, Anantapur. He has served in a number of committees at State and University level. He is a fellow of IETE and NESA and member of Instrument Society of India and ISTE.
He is actively associated with a number of society conscious nonprofit organizations like ADI Foundation, BREAD Society, eSseNce Society etc. He has visited number of Universities in USA like Stanford, University of Washington, Georgia Tech, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Deakin University, Australia. He is a seasoned motivator and a freelance career counselor. Apart from giving frequent radio talks, he appeared occasionally on Doordarshan Saptagiri Live phone-in programmes on career guidance for engineering students. Born on 9th September 1965, he hails from Rayachoty town of YSR Kadapa Dist in A.P.