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Director of UGC-HRDC

Dr. G K Viswanadh
Dr. G K Viswanadh

Dr. G.K. Viswanadh  is presently working as Professor of Civil Engineering. He has vast experience in academics, research, consultancy, administration and examinations. Dr. Viswanadh’s research interests are in the areas of Integrated Water Resources Management, Watershed Management, Rainwater Harvesting, Management of Lift Irrigation Schemes and GIS Applications in Water Resources Management. Dr. Viswanadh has published 189 well-researched scholarly papers at National and International journals and conferences, guided 12 Ph.Ds and 25 M.Tech dissertations.  At present, he is guiding 8 Ph.D. scholars and a large number of M.Tech. students.  He has organized 9 national conferences and workshops besides being a member of organizing committees for several seminars and workshops at National and International levels.  He has been associated with several MHRD and AICTE R&D Projects. Dr. Viswanadh has been actively involved in several Industrial Consultancy Projects like Third Party Quality control of Irrigation projects, Comparative Evaluation of Minor irrigation Projects, NFFWP works, Fire safety for High rise hospitals, Design of mini hydel stations etc.  He is the Technical Paper Reviewer for the Civil Engineering Journal published by Institution of Engineers,  the Journal of Spatial Hydrology and several other reputed journals.  He is also a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and a member of many professional bodies.

Dr.Viswanadh visited several countries  for dissemination of his research outputs and  for exchange of ideas, to name a few  - Omaha USA ( 2006), Hawaii USA (2007), Thailand (2009), Sri Lanka (2011), Hong Kong ( 2011), Urbana Champaign IL , USA (2012), AIT Bangkok (2013), US Flight Academy, Texas, USA (2013), San Francisco, USA (2014), New York, USA (2015), Florida, USA (2016), Washington, USA (2017). He presented his research papers in the international conferences in all these countries. 

He worked as the Head of Civil Engineering (2006-2008), Director of Evaluation (2008-2011) and Director, Academic & Planning (2011-2013) and presently OSD to Vice-Chancellor (2014 to till date).  He worked as the Convener for VRO/VRA recruitment examination, Co-convener for EAMCET during 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 and Convener for Faculty Eligibility Test- FET 2011, 2012 & 2013. He worked as the Co-coordinator for the police recruitment tests of Telangana state. 

He received the Young Engineer Award in 1996, and the Kancha Reddy Memorial Award for the Best Paper published in IWWA, in 2007. He received Andhra Pradesh State Level Best Teacher Award for the year 2010 and Best Director Award 2013 from Education Expo Academic Brilliance Awards.

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