Director, Research and Development

Dr. V. Ravindranath M.Sc.(IITKGP), Ph.D.(IITD)
Director, Research and Development
Professor of Mathematics, UCEK

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada
Kakinada-533003. East Godavari District, A.P. India.
Phone:  Off: 0884-2300992


He joined JNTU in 1985 as lecturer in Mathematics in College of Engineering, Kakinada. Dr. Ravindranath did his doctorate in Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in Mathematical Statistics. He became Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 2004 and thereby is has 32 years of teaching experience in teaching various Mathematics Papers offered in B.Tech., M.Tech., MBA and MCA courses. He has been Chairman Board of Studies in Mathematics since 2008, and a BOS member to many colleges.


Prof. Ravindranath worked as Director of Admissions of JNTU Kakinada during 2013-2016 and at present he is working as HOD of Mathematics Department. He has guided three students for Ph.D. and many students for M.Phil, degrees in the areas of Operations Research and Statistics. He has published many papers in national and international journals and coauthored a text book on “Mathematical Methods” for engineering students. Prof. Ravindranath is a resource person for many faculty development programs sponsored by UGC, DST, TEQIP etc. organized at NIT, Warangal and other engineering colleges. His area of research is Operations Research and Decision Sciences.


Roles and Responsibilities of the Directorate


The Directorate of Research and Development was established 2009 to promote research, Publications, Product development, Patenting among faculty and students.  So far 1454 students have been admitted into  the Ph.D Programme in 19 disciplines of Engineering, Science and Management.  In addition to the external registration 20 full time research scholars have been admitted  whose fellowship is paid from the TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme).  Around 400 faculty members have improved their research profile by supervising the Ph.D Students.  R&D also facilitates the departments to procure the required equipments with Tax exemption by DSIR (Department of Science and Industrial Research)  Certification.


R&D uses licensed plagiarism software (Turnitin)  to check the originality of every research document further offers consultancy to other Universities in and around JNTUK.


For the Ph.D Students, R&D conducts Audit and Credit courses on Research Methodology, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and arranges the lectures by eminent experts in their fields.  This is done as a part of  their Pre-Ph.D course work curriculum.  Further periodical reviews will be conducted to assess the research work of the Ph.D students.  It guides the students time to time about full filling the requirements prescribed by the University form time to time which will expedite the submission and the award of Ph.D.


While working on the above objectives the R&D is planning to adopt the latest ICT tools which enable the students to submit their work from time to time through online which will be reviewed by the subject experts through online.  This requires fully functional web-portal to be maintained by the R&D, which will greatly reduce the valuable time, physical strain and travel costs to the students as well as the experts.  It will also expedite the review process so that, the students can complete their work much early.