Academic Dean


Prof. Kavuri Suryaprakasa Rao, Ph.D.

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Profile of K. Suryaprakasa Rao
Doctorate in the faculty of Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Post-Graduate in Industrial Engineering from JNTU and also from University of Madras.
Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Andhra University College of Engineering, Waltair.
Post-Doctoral scholar at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, USA. 1990-91.
Faculty Fellow at the Department of System Sciences and Industrial Engineering, State University of New York, Binghamton, USA. 2008.
The total experience of 36 years can be divided into two parts, 18 years in Industry and another 18 years in Academics.
The industrial experience in the Fertilizer Corporation of India factories located at Gorakhpur, Trombay, and Ramagundam covers Project Management, Industrial Engineering, and Information Systems, Served as Dy. Chief Industrial Engineer.
The academic experience covers the following Institutes: KLCE, Dept of Management Studies I. I. Sc., Bangalore, Guindy Engineering College of Anna University, Chennai.
In the Anna University Dept of Industrial Engineering, served as Professor for 14 years teaching UG students, PG students, and Research scholars.
Guided 18 research scholars, out of which 15 have received their Ph.D. (one from IIT-D, 14 from Anna University), and work of remaining three is in progress.
Also served as Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering, and Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at Anna University Chennai.
Areas of Interest include Operations Research, System Simulation, Manufacturing Systems Modeling, Supply Chain Engineering, etc.
Published about 41 technical papers in the peer reviewed journals like IIE Transactions, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Annals of Nuclear Energy, International Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Simulation modeling practice and theory, Advanced manufacturing technology, Industrial Engineering journal of IIIE, Opsearch, etc.
Recipient of President of India Medal in the Indian Engineering Congress, 1999. Received best paper award from the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering.