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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad
Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500 085, Telangana, India
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Dr. B.Venkateswara Rao did his Ph.D in Water Resources from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) and is presently working as Professor of Water Resources & Director School of Continuing and Distance Education. He has obtained his masters degree from Andhra University in the field of Geophysics in the year 1984. He was an anchor to develop the Centre for Water Resources by starting M.Tech. (Water and Environmental Technology) and Ph.D (Water Resources Management) programmes apart from developing relevant laboratories at the centre. He has also developed Centre for Earth, Atmosphere and Weather Modification Technologies (CEA&WMT) at JNTUH by starting Ph.D (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and M.Sc (Satellite Meteorology and Weather Informatics). He was a state level Coordinator of the A.P. Cloud Seeding Programme from 2008 and 2009. He has executed 12 R&D projects sanctioned by national and international funding agencies and guided 50 M.Tech. and 6 Ph.D thesis in the water and environmental issues.


Dr. B.Venkateswara Rao
Director
School of Continuing and Distance Education

He was a state level Coordinator of the A.P. Cloud Seeding Programme from 2008 and 2009. He has executed 12 R&D projects sanctioned by national and international funding agencies and guided 50 M.Tech. and 6 Ph.D thesis in the water and environmental issues.He has published over 100 research papers many of them are in both National and International journals. Prior to his academic career he worked in number of field organizations in exploring the Ground Water and responsible for drilling hundreds of wells in various geologic terrains such as Khondalites, Granites and Basalts.
Dr. Rao is life member of many professional organizations in the field of water resources, few of them includes IWRA, AGID, IWRS, IAH, AHI, AGU and AEG. His areas of research interest include Ground Water Resources Exploration and Management, Environmental pollution and Impact Assessment, Hard Rock Hydrology, Siltation and Sustainability of Multipurpose Reservoir projects Weather Modifcation and Watershed Management. He is referee to the International Journal of Remote Sensing and Indian Journal of Remote Sensing.
He is an expert committee member for Selection of the projects and personnel in the prestigious National bodies like Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and National Geophysical Research Institute, Central Research Institute for Dry land Agriculture and Osmania University. He served as Member Board of Intermediate Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He has been governing body member for many engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh. He is a member of technical advisory committee of National Institute of Hydrology. The University of Birmingham, U.K. has conferred upon Dr. Rao the title of Honorary Research Fellow in the school of Engineering during 2004-2005. He was a visiting Professor to the Department of Earth and Environmental sciences, Rutgers State University, USA during 2007. He has also been awarded Best Citizen Award by International Publishing House, New Delhi. In recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of New and Emerging Sciences, the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh is conferred on him the Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award-2006.
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