Vice Chancellor

Prof. M. Ramalinga Raju
Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, JNTUK, Kakinada


Dr.M.Ramalinga Raju received his B.Tech. in EEE from JNTU College of Engineering Kakinada in 1986, M.Tech. in Electrical Machines & Industrial Drives from Regional Engineering College, Warangal  in 1989 and  Ph.D. in Energy Management, Conservation and Auditing from JNTU Hyderabad in 2004. He is an alumnus of JNTU College of Engineering Kakinada.


He started his teaching career as Assistant Professor in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, JNTU College of Engineering Kakinada in the year 1989. Later he promoted as Associate Professor in 2003 and professor in 2006. He served for JNTU College of Engineering Kakinada,  in various capacities like Chairman Board of Studies, Head of the Department, & Vice-Principal  and held additional responsibilities as campus Project Engineer, Deputy warden etc.


Dr.M.R.Raju served the JNTUK in various capacities as Director of Foreign Universities Relations and Director of Admissions. He visited Foreign countries  Bhutan, UAE, Oman, USA, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc for the promotion of NRI/PIO/FN student enrolment at JNTUK. During his tenure as DFUR, the first batch of students transfered   to Blekinge Institute of Technology(BTH), Sweden & Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok under International Collaborative Programs. In addition to that he handled other responsibilities like Chairman-Board of Studies /Member (EEE) JNTUK, Staff Selection Committee member for ratifications of  affiliated colleges, Screening Committee member for CAS promotions, member of AICTE/UGC Committees etc.


Dr.M.R.Raju is a member of Executive Council, Standing Council Committee of Academic Senate, Research Review Committee, Inspection Committee for Research Centres of JNTUK and Convenor – Fact Finding Committees for affiliated colleges of JNTUK. Member of Governing Council & Academic Senate for various affiliated College of JNTUK.


Dr.M.R.Raju has 30 years of teaching & research experience and he supervised about 70 Post Graduates, guided 05 Ph.Ds, and 06 under his supervision. He has about 45 publications in various International ,  National Conferences/Journals. His areas of interests are  Energy Management, Conservation and Auditing, Power Electronics & Drives, Distributed Generation and IT Applications in Power Utility Companies. He is reviewer for International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (Elsevier), Electrical Power Components Systems (Taylor and Francis) and Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India). He is a member of professional bodies like IEEE & FIE (India).