Press Trust of India|Oct 22, 2021
- VS Rao takes charge as VC of SRM University Andhra Pradesh
VS Rao takes charge as VC of SRM University Andhra Pradesh
NEW DELHI: VS Rao has taken charge of SRM University Andhra Pradesh as its Vice-Chancellor, joining on Wednesday.
Rao had earlier served as the president of NIIT University and was acting Vice-Chancellor and director of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, or BITS Pilani, said a statement from SRM University.
On taking charge as the VC, Rao said he would love to see every graduating student from the university industry-ready and with numerous career opportunities.“I consider myself fortunate to have this opportunity to be part of such an excellent an institution in the sphere of higher education, that has been delivering quality teaching and learning, and research relevant to society," he said.
On his welcome note, P. Satyanarayanan, the president of the SRM University-AP, said: "I am optimistic that his strategic and operational skills combined with his deep knowledge in academic research will help SRM AP scale greater heights in its pursuit to be a truly global research-intensive educational institution."
D.Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university, said: "Prof VS Rao, an institution builder, has developed BITS, Hyderabad, as a highly reputed institution in a short time. With his rich and vast experience at BITS – Pilani and also as the Director, BITS Hyderabad, I am sure that he will take SRM University – AP to greater heights."
Rao had been associated with BITS Pilani for over 44 years including six years of his graduation.
He is on the advisory board for various colleges, institutions and universities across the country. He is also an avid explorer who has extensively travelled across the globe to visit international universities of repute.
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