Dr. P. Udaya Bhaskar, Professor of Civil Engineering is appointed as Director, Academics and Planning on 12-12-13. He did his B. Tech. in Civil Engineering from JNTU College of Engineering Kakinada and M. Tech. and Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. He is working in the University as a faculty member for more than 28 years and held various positions like Head of Civil Engineering, Director, Foreign Universities and Alumni Relations and Principal of the Campus Engineering Colleges at Kakinada and Vizianagaram campuses. He has guided 4 Ph.D. candidates and presently guiding 4 Ph.D. candidates. He has presented more than 30 research papers in various National/International Journals/conferences. His main contributions are starting various collaborative academic programs, admission foreign students/NRIs in JNTU Kakinada, alumni contributions for development, NBA accreditation, UGC Autonomy and TEQIP to JNTUK UCEK and rapid progress of campus at Vizianagaram