A Dean is usually the head of a significant collection of departments within a university with responsibilities for setting academic policies, overseeing the budget, fundraising, and other administration. Such a dean is usually a tenured professor from one of the departments.
Prof. Konduru Nagabhushan Raju is a Professor in the Department of Instrumentation & USIC, 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) where in he was involved in the energy efficiency technology absorption studies in over 30 medium and large scale industries during his stint for 3 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. He has more than 81 publications to his credit of which 31 are national, 50 are international journals apart from authoring a book on Industrial Energy Conservation Techniques and a book chapter. He has organized/attended/presented papers/delivered key note addresses in a total of more than 49 conferences/seminars/symposia/workshops. 12 candidates are awarded Ph.D. and 2 candidates M.Phil., under his research guidance. 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 & chnology; and currently the Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology; and the Director, Centre for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Incubation, S.K.University. He is in the Boards of Studies and Boards of Examiners of different Universities and 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 on a Rotary International Group Study Exchange programme apart from Nanyang Technologial University, Singapore and Malaysia. He is a seasoned motivator and a freelance career counselor. Apart from giving frequent radio talks, he appears occasionally on Doordarshan Saptagiri Live phone-in programmes on career guidance for engineering students. Born on 01-08-1965, he hails from Rayachoty town of YSR Kadapa Dist in A.P.