Chancellor

Prof.Dr.S.Jayarama Reddy

" By education we realise Truth. There are many truths, History is one truth. Geography is one truth, Mathematics is one truth. The content of truth is the greatest in Mathematics. In others, there is an element of imagination. In Geography, we come across names Asia, Africa, Madras, Calcutta, etc. These names were given by us. By imagination, we have given names "plateau" "valley", etc. By a process of gradual elimination of all that is imaginary, when we arrive at truth, that Truth is found to be God. To think of Him with real devotion is the fruit of education "

Positions Held

Vice-Chancellor, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

Founder, Vice-Chancellor (in-Charge), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa

Vice-Chancellor (in-Charge), Dravidian University, Kuppam

Vice-Chancellor (in-Charge), Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur

Member, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Appellate Authority

Visiting Professor

  • Universities of Tokyo, Japan
  • Universities of Humboldt University-Berlin, Germany
  • Universities of Kanazawa, Japan

Senior Professor (C4), University of Greifswald, Germany

Member, Executive Council

  • Central University of Haryana
  • Sri Krishnadevaraya University

Member, Board of Governors, Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad
Council Member, AP State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad
Principal and Vice-Principal, University of College of Art and Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University
Professor of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
Dean, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University
Member, Board of Governers, A P Residential Educational Institutions Society

Head

  • Department of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University
  • Department of Environmental Chemistry, S.V.U. College of Engineering Tirupati
  • Scientific Officier, Twente University of Technology, Netherlands
    President, Sri Venkateswara University Teachers Association

    Fellow

    Alexander Von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany
    Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan
    Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences
    ACTIM, France
    DAAD, Germany
    Electrochemical Society of India
    Indian Chemical Society
    Indian Science Congress Association
    Chemical Research Society of India

    Research

    Guided 35 PhDs and 9 M.Phils
    270 research papers and 8 review articles
    16 general/popular articles in national and international journals, dailies such as The Hindu and the Indian Express
    Authored 4 books
    Research work has been widely cited
    Research projects from agencies ISRO, DST, CSIR, TTD, MOEF, DNES,DAE, UGC and Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

    Areas of Research Specialisation

    Fundamental Electrochemistry, Electro analytical Chemistry, Environmental Analysis, Bio electro chemistry, Emitters for Field ionisation and Field Desorption Mass Spectrometry, Photo-electrochemical energy conversions, Metal Speciation, Radio analytical Chemistry, Biosensors, Modified electrodes, Electro catalysis in organic synthesis, Ion Selective Electrodes, Bioremediation of Pesticides, Atmospheric chemistry, Research leading to extension and community development programs, etc.

    Honours and Awards

    Council Member, Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore
    Chemical Research Society of India Medal for significant contributors to Chemical Research
    Best University Teacher Award by Andhra Pradesh State Government
    Life time Achievement award for Academic Excellence, National and International Collaboration, Administrative and Organizational capability, S.V.University
    Executive Committee Member, Indian society of Chemists and Biologists
    Executive Council Member, Indian Council of Chemists
    Founder President, Society for Environmental Chemists
    Sectional President, Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, IXth Annual Conference of the Indian Council of Chemists

    Visits Abroad

    Visited Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Scottland, England, France, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Spain, Canada, U.S.A, Austria, Poland, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia on Various Academic Assignments.

    Academic Assignments

    Chairman/Member, NAAC PEER Committee for various Universities
    Chairman/Member, UGC Assessment Committee (DEEMED Universities) for various Universities
    Chairman/Member, UGC Assessment Committee (9th, 10th and 11th plans)
    Chairman/Member, Planning and Monitoring Board, Sri Venkateswara University
    Member, Planning and Monitoring Board, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
    Member, High Power Advisory Committee, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
    Member, Task Force on Reference Materials, CPCB, New Delhi
    International Scientific Committee member, Biological Environmental Specimen Banking, Sweden and Austria
    Advisory Committee member, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi
    Environment awareness committee of the A.P Government
    Committee for monitoring the development of the hill areas in the A.P State
    Chairman/Member, Academic Senate, Sri Venkateswara University, Cochin University of Science and Technology, ANGRAU, Hyderabad
    General Assembly Member, Indian Council for Cultural Relations
    Expert Cum Course Writers Committee Member, B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
    Curriculum Development Committee, Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Chairman/Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, S.V.University and Various other Universities
    Editorial Board and Referee of various Scientific Journals
    Governing Board member of various graduate and post-graduate colleges
    Selection committees of various Universities

    Post-Graduate Teaching and Research

    40 years experience; Postgraduate teaching since 1968 (Physical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at Sri Venkateswar University and Sri Krishnadevaraya University); Humboldt University, Berlin on Electro-organic Chemistry; Environmental Topics at University of Greifswald, Germany (2001-2002); Electrochemistry and electrochemical techniques, Kyoto University, Japan (2004). One of those responsible for the development of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory of the present Sri Krishnadevaraya University.

    Worked on Electrochemical problems at TIFR, Bombay, University of Bonn, Nuclear Research Centre, Juelich, University of Mainz, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Greifswald, University of Kanazawa, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, University of Lyon, France, University of Tokyo, Sri Venkatswar University and Sri Krishnadevaraya University

    Organized 15 seminars (11 – National, 4 – International)

    Residential Address

    #201, Ameya Towers, Street No. 12, Tarnaka, Hyderabad - 500 017, A.P., INDIA; Tel. : 9949027118, +91-40-40181191; E-mail: chancellor.sjr@gmail.com.