Er. Koneru Satyanarayana B.E (Electronics Engineering) from BMS Engg. College Bangalore and a Philanthropist and Educational Entrepreneur, since 1980, having 40 years of experience in educational institutional management and leadership.
Er.Koneru Lakshman Havish,Vice President
Er.Koneru Lakshman Havish
BS (Industrial Engg.) from Purdue, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Film Actor/ Producer- South Indian Film Industry.
Er.Koneru Raja Hareen,Vice President
Er.Koneru Raja Hareen
BS and MS (USA)- Bio technology, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist .
Dr. S. S. Mantha,Chancellor
Dr. S S Mantha, an eminent academician and an able administrator, was the
Chairman, of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a National
Regulator of Technical Education in India, for six years during 2009 – 2015. He
has been at the forefront of making some radical changes for transparency and
accountability in the administration. On completion of the tenure at AICTE he
worked as Professor of Robotics, AI and Control Theory, in the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at VJTI, Mumbai and superannuated on 31st May
2016. Currently he is the Chancellor of KL University in Vijayawada AP and
Emeritus Professor at VJTI, Mumbai and Adjunct Prof., in the National
Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. He was an advisor to
Government of Andhra Pradesh and was Member of the Karnataka Skills Development
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from M S University,
Baroda and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. From small
beginnings, he progressed to be the Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical
Engineering a position he held for 6 years at VJTI, subsequent to which he was
appointed the Pro Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University by Govt. of
Maharashtra which he served for two years with distinction.
He specializes in Robotics, which he taught for more than 20 years out of a
rich teaching experience of more than 25 years, along with courses in Control
Theory and Artificial Intelligence. He was instrumental in setting up a state of
art Robotics / CAD / CAM laboratory at VJTI, providing consultancy in the area
of Industrial Automation to the Industries in Mumbai and Pune. His Research
interest in the area also has seen him provide expertise to DRDO and BARC
A PhD in Combustion modeling from University of Mumbai, he also had several
administrative assignments that he did for the University of Mumbai, as also
being the Dean, Faculty of Technology. As recognition, Government of Maharashtra
conferred the best teacher award of the State in 2002.
Dr. S S Mantha has developed the National Vocational Education
Qualification frame work (NVEQF), now called National skills qualification
framework (NSQF), which helps in promoting skill based competency modules to be
integrated into seven certification levels where a student can undergo skill
based learning that enhances employability and employment opportunities and also
allowing him/her the flexibility to pursue formal education or take up an
appropriate job at the end of any level of certification. A complete Credit
framework for NSQF has also been developed by him and adopted by MHRD, GOI. He
has also developed course curriculum for more than 15 sectors and 80
specializations. The skill program developed for Cyber Security is one of its
kind. Further, this has immense potential to create new job opportunities and
aid the “Make in India Program of GOI”.
He implemented the first e - governance project, automating the workflows,
for the department of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra
in 1995. Further he provided the IT expertise for IT initiatives of several
departments of Government of Maharashtra. The Citizen Facilitation Centre,
Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, an e–governance initiative that won many
National and International awards were also completed with his expertise amongst
others. He currently is the IT Expert for the Department of IT, Government of
Maharashtra and helping in implementing a very prestigious Smart City Project in
He is a recipient of INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom award for 2010 and the
HR Nexus – the HR & Network, Leadership award in the field of Education,
2010. The.e-governance project implemented in AICTE has also won the
Silver Edge Award instituted by United Business Media and Information Week
and the Good Governance National Technology Award, 2010.
He is also a recipient of the 5th National telecom Award in 2011
for “Excellence in Education through e-governance instituted by CMAI and Star
He has 278 publications in National and International Journals and
Conferences to his credit as also 30 Ph. D students who have completed their Ph.
D under him. He has three books published titled “Object Oriented Programming in
C++” Published by Wiley India, “Aerodynamics of Cars, an experimental
Investigation – A synergy of Wind Tunnel and CFD”, and "Design & Development of
Decelerometer" both published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Company,
Germany besides contributing chapters for many books.
The e- Governance development at AICTE is a complete web enabled application,
where the entire process of receiving the applications to processing the same
until an approval is given is on-line. This has greatly improved the
transparency and accountability. The Portal also provides complete information
along with video of more than 11500 institutions in the public domain. The
Business intelligence reports generated provides for comprehensive statistics on
technical education in the country. The development using Oracle-Siebel CRM is
extremely robust and scalable providing for several features that aid the
student and the teacher community. The effort was given SKOCH order of merit for
Dr. Mantha has also contributed to India’s entry to Washington Accord having
participated and proposed several Accreditation initiatives of National Board of
Accreditation having been its executive President for three years and as
Chairman of the Board for three years.
He is the Chairman, National Technical Committee, NCSSS, National Cyber
safety and Security Standards. He also is a member of, IET India, a part
of Engineering Council, London. He is advisor to the International Organization
for Educational Development and Member, Education Council, IOED, a diplomatic
mission headquartered in India. Further he is a member of
association for Machines and Mechanisms, the Computer Society of India, The
Consortium for information and Communications Technology and the Indian
Institute of Industrial Engineering and the International Function Point Users
Dr. S S Mantha is a prolific writer and writes regularly for all National
newspapers and prestigious magazines on education, science and Technology and
Governance. He has more than 250 publications to date.
Dr. S S Mantha has been awarded D. Sc (h.c) by VTU, Karnataka in March 2012
and by DY Patil University, Maharashtra in 2014. He is a fellow of IIIE.
Dr.G.Pardha Saradhi Varma,Vice-Chancellor
Dr. N. Venkatram, Pro-Vice Chancellor
Dr. Venkatram Nidumolu, Pro-Vice Chancellor is High performing, strategic thinking professional with more than 15years of administration experience and 20 years of teaching experience in KLEFand 30 years overallexperience in the higher education sector..
He graduated in B.Tech (ECE) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, pursued M.S degree from BITS, PILANI in software Systems. He received Ph.D award from Acharya Nagarjuna University. He held the positions like HOD, Joint Register, Principal, and Dean-Academics before becoming Pro-Vice Chancellor. He was core member of all NBA, NAAC, & other accreditations since 2004 and he has good experience in handling of quality issues and assessment related practices.
He is highly skilled at harmonious relationship building with management, faculty and stakeholdersof the University with great satisfaction.He was a member ofBoard of Management, Academic Council, Planning and Monitoring Board, Finance Committee, University Research Board and other important bodies in the institution.
He had published 50+ research articles in SCI and SCOPUS indexed journals, with high citation index. He organised and attended 50+Conferences/Workshops. He served as a Secretory (Vijayawada) section of IETE
Dr. Prasada Rao YVSSSV, Registrar
Dr. Prasada Rao Y V S S S V, REGISTRAR of the University, is
a highly accomplished Senior Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Management
Studies, having an experience of 39 years. He has been the
PRINCIPAL for 16 long years of well established, NBA / NAAC
accredited and autonomous Engineering Colleges.
He holds graduation in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, post
graduation in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
Doctorate in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He has an excellent academic
track record with University Ranks having secured an
incredible percentage of 92.80 marks in his engineering graduation from JNTU
College of Engineering Anantapur, a source of inspiration for
students, faculty and other stake holders.
In addition he holds the prestigious MBA degree with University Rank
and ICWA, the professional degree, from the Institute of Costs and Works
Accountants of India with Fellowship.
The assignments successfully carried out by him earlier
include the Senior Scientist and Dy. Project Director of the prestigious apex
research organisation of the country Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO) Ministry of Defence Govt of
India, Founder Professor & Director School of Management Studies
Adikavi Nannaya University Rajahmundry (a State University),
Principal of Vignan Engineering College (now Vignan University)
Guntur, Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering Eluru, NRI Institute
of Technology Guntur. He has also been the Dean (Examinations & Evaluation) of K
He has the successful track record of presenting the institutions for
NBA, NAAC & UGC autonomous status as Head of the Institution (Principal).
He is on the editorial board / reviewer for several international
journals. He was the recipient of the State Govt Award of Excellence from
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 2007 as Principal of Vignan
Engineering College (now Vignan University) Guntur. He has also been the
recipient of no. of honours and awards including the Best
Teacher award several times in succession. He has more than 50 research papers
to his credit published in international & national journals with high impact
factor including SCOPUS indexed and SCI journals. He is a recognised research
supervisor for several universities and has been guiding many Doctoral (Ph.D)
research scholars and some of his scholars were already awarded the Ph.D degree.
He had also been the Regional Coordinator for the prestigious EAMCET
and the State level committee member for the ECET examination for admission into
BTech programmes, conducted by the Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
Prof. Prasada Rao combines his vast academic knowledge with industry /
research expertise to deliver his value added services to the satisfaction of
all stake holders of the system.
Dr.A.Anand Kumar Principal
Place of birth
angaluru – krishna district
electrical engineering -1971
advanced electronics and control systems rec, kurukshektra- 1974 – ist class
andhra university, 2010
lecturer , REC, kurukshetra
lecturer, VRSEC, vijayawada
asst.professor, NBKRIST,Vidya nagar, nellore
asst.professor, KLCE, vijayawada.
asst.professor,KSRM college of engineering, kadapa.
professor, ECE department,SDM college of engineering, dharwad.
2000-2006 & 2011-2012
principal, sir c.r reddy college of engg., eluru.
director , SITE, t P Gudem.
2012 july 25th To till date
principal, college of engg.,KL.
Acted as chairman bos, ece of karnataka university, dharwad, for 3 years.
Acted as special officer, vtu regional office, belgaum for 1 year.
Acted as member of bos of kuvempu and gulbarge university, karnataka.
Authored six books:-
Fundamentals of Digital Circuits – 3rd Edition.
Pulse and Digital Circuits – 2nd Edition.
Control Systems – 2nd Edition.
Switching Theory and Logic Design – 2nd Edition.
Signals & Systems - 3rd Edition.
Digital Signal Processing – 2nd Edition.
All published by PHI Learning.
Dr. Edara Venkat, Pro Chancellor
"A distinguished educator, mentor to many, passionate researcher, global leader, Innovator, visionary, entrepreneur, good communicator, Keynote Speaker, International accreditation Specialist and scholar practitioner, Dr. Venkat Edara has 26+ years (21 years in USA and 5+ years India worked as a Chief Advisor to Government of AP state) of varied global business expertise." He is Global Certified Accreditation Specialist.
Dr. Edara is distinguished by his enthusiasm for teaching, vast learning, and bringing unbridled enthusiasm to all of his engagements. In addition to being an active participant in the Information Technology industry, Dr. Edara also served as the Chief Advisor for Technical & Higher Education in Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, an appointment by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. In his various roles as a senior executive with some of the world’s best companies, he has combined his vast academic knowledge with industry experience to lead the design, development and implementation of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions to meet challenging business needs.
Dr. Edara believes in the power of communication to bridge all kinds of barriers, and that is what has made him successful in all kinds of cultural as well as functional contexts. His outstanding oratorical skills make him hugely popular among executive management, peers, users and staff. CEOs have always turned to him to solve complex problems requiring deep understanding of not just the industry and client, but also of human behavior. It is not surprising, then, that he also an award-winning graduate faculty and scholar-practitioner . Students across the US and India consider him their lifelong teacher/mentor and he never fails to reach out to those who seek his guidance.
He has been practicing heartfulness meditation since 2000 and he is certified global trainer.
Dr.Venkat Edara born in Ongole, Prakasam Dist. Dr. Edara received his PhD from Minneapolis, USA in Applied Management and decision Science (AMDS) Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia, USA
Bachelor of Engineering from Visakhapatnam, India
Certified International Accreditation evaluator (Expertise in National and International Accreditation policies and procedures)
Certified in Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
Certified TQM & ISO 9000 Specialist
Certified IBM Specialist
Certified Project Manager
Microsoft Certified Professional and Data base certified Professional
Certified Heartfulness Meditation trainer
Dr. Edara wrote books and published many conference papers and Journal papers.
Factors that Impact Software Project Success on offshore Information Technology Companies
Ways to Succeed in an Interview for your Dream Job (How to Excel in Interviews)
Higher Education in India
USA and India Educational Equivalancy Analysis
Research Thesis Writing (In Process)
He was recognized with many awards
Recipient of "Life Time Achievement Award " for the recognition of in the field of science and technology from Hon. Governor of AP State in 2019
Recipient of "Mother Teresa Seva Ratna Award 2019" for the recognition of the social services rendered to the society at the large from Mother Teresa Foundation
Recipient of " AP RATNA " award for the recognition of the distinguished services rendered to the society at the large in the year of 2018 from Hon. Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Govt. of India in New Delhi
Recipient of "Dr. Alvin Rudisill" Exemplary Service Management and Technology Award for the Year of 2017 from Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, USA
Recipient of "Best Entrepreneur award" from TANA, MI
Recipient of "Best FacultyPerformer Award" for the years of 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Recipient of "Star Performer Award" from ITS, Inc for the years of 2003-2015
Recipient of "Best Employee Award" from WH software for the year of 1999, 2001
Received "Best Software Engineer/Programmer" award from Accenture, USA
Currently serving as a Pro-Chancellor to KL University, AP, Vijayawada 05/19-Till date
Dr. Venkat served 4 plus years in Government of AP State: (2014- 2019)
Advisor to Govt of AP State Department of Technical and Higher Education
Director to Andhra Pradesh State Quality Assurance Cell (APSQAC)
Convener of High Level Task force Committee in government of Andhra Pradesh State
Chief Technical Advisor to AP State Higher Education Council
Director//Program Chair/Lead Faculty, USA (2004-2014)
Lead Management Faculty in Forbes Business School, CA, USA
Lead Business Management Faculty in Keller Graduate School of Management, IL, USA
Business Management & MIS Faculty/Program Chair in Chancellor University, OH, USA
Director for South Asian Countries Accreditation Board (2nd Largest Body in the world)
Currently Serving in National & International Boards: 2004-Till date
Advisory Board Member of the College of Business Management in Franklin University, Ohio, USA
Advisory Board Member of the College of Information and Technology in Baker College, Michigan, USA
Assistant Executive Director for Epsilon Pi Tau, USA
Secretary to Sigma Iota Epsilon, the National Honorary and professional Management Fraternity, USA
Lead Peer Reviewer of the Saylor Foundation for Business Administration Program, USA
Chief Advisor to Heart fullness Education Trust
Executive Committee Member in LMOIS(Top 6th Best International School in India)
Executive Committee member in Heartfullness Organization
National Advisory Board member in Institution of Engineers India (IEI)
Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India)
Fellow of Andhra Pradesh State Science Acadamy
Fellow of American Management Association
Fellow of American Acadamy of Management