JNTUK Vice Chancellor


He started his career as Lecturer in Public Health and Environmental Engineering in Andhra University in the Department of Civil Engineering, He secured promotions in due course and became a professor in 1998 in the Department of Civil Engineering in Andhra University where he worked till his superannuation in 2011.

He worked in the field of Marine ecology under the guidance of Prof. Kona Hanumantha Rao and got his doctorate in Zoology. He did his Post-doctoral programme in Institute for Coastal and Offshore-Research on “environmental influence on coastal fishing” under the guidance of Prof. R.V.Rama Rao and Prof. R.Madhavi. He was also groomed by Prof. T. Shivaji Rao, an Eminent environmentalist.

Prof. Sunkari is a linguist, with proficiency in French, German and Russian. His doctoral thesis on Environmental Studies is considered a benchmark study. He has 125 publications –National, International and seminar papers – to his credit. He has guided fifteen research scholars for their Ph.D and is consultant to many organizations like Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Hindustan Shipyard, NALCO, ONGC, VUDA, NTPC etc.

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