Faculty Profile

Dr. K. Anand Singh,  <span>Director</span>

Dr. K. Anand Singh, Director

Cell: 9849147183 / 9989633364, email: eei1962@yahoo.in

Dr.K.Anand Singh is serving the Agricultural University for the last 28 years. Started the career as Junior Extension Specialist during 1989 and elevated to the present post of Director, Extension Education Institute. Initially worked in Field Extension at Agricultural Research Station, Karimnagar and Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Malyal, Mahabubabad of Warangal district. Later, worked as Associate Professor at College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad in Extension Department and taught graduate students. Subsequently, worked as Deputy Director Extension for KVK’s at Directorate in Administrative Office, Rajendranagar looking after the affairs of all KVK’s in the United State of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Dr. K. Madhu Babu, <span>Professor</span>

Dr. K. Madhu Babu, Professor

Cell: 8008808024, email: madhu5.karra@gmail.com

Dr. K. Madhu Babu rendered Commendable service to the farmer as well as tribal community; he is renowned extension specialist with zeal and enthusiasm to work for the farmers. He has passed through 26 years of committed service in his professional carrier. He has excellent track record of implementing various schemes of Rural and tribal development. He is certified Master trainer of IPM also. His untiring efforts as Mandal Parishad Development officer, Prier to joining in the University made him to get praise and honour from district and state authorities. In his carrier of total service he bagged several awards from administrators, apex institutions and policy makers. He has received appreciation and recognition from the officers of UNOPS, Kaulalampur, Malaysia for his Yeoman services as technical officer, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and editor.

Dr.S.Chandrashekar, <span>Professor</span>

Dr.S.Chandrashekar, Professor

Cell: 7893332039, email: saka6186@gmail.com

Dr. S. Chandra Shekar, joined in the ANGR Agricultural University in 1998 as Extension Specialist at ARS, Karimnagar and later worked in DAATT Center as Scientist (TOT) and Coordinator for fifteen years in Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam and Mahabubnagarnagar districts serving farming community.Organized several FLDs, OFT, demonstrations and Minikit trials on different technologies developed by the university. Popularized several rice, maize, redgram varieties through minikit trials developed by the university. Participated and conducted several farmer training programmes organized by DAATTC and Agriculture department and other line departments to educate farmers on scientific cultivation practices.

Dr. P. Vijaya Lakshmi, <span>Professor</span>

Dr. P. Vijaya Lakshmi, Professor

Cell: 8121668586, email: pvijaya98@gmail.com

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi joined the University in the year 1998 as Assistant Extension Specialist at ARS, Darsi and served the farming community. Later, she worked as a Scientist (TOT) in DAATTC, Prakasam, Medak & Rangareddy districts and gained vast experience in field level agricultural extension activities and organization of RAWEP by guiding a large number of UG students in Agriculture and Horticulture. By maintaining good rapport with farmers and line department officials, she has coordinated several extension activities and disseminated the need based farm technologies. She was highly successful in conducting Rythu sadassus, On-farm trails, FLDs Kisanmelas, Field days, Farmer scientist interaction programmes, Rythu Chaitanya Yatras and Training programmes to line department officials and farmers.

Dr. M. PREETHI, <span>Professor</span>

Dr. M. PREETHI, Professor

Cell: 9440310664, email: preethi.manukonda@yahoo.co.in

Dr. M. Preethi has 19 years of experience in the areas of teaching and extension in university. She started her career as Assistant professor in 1998 at CHSc. Bapatla, where she taught undergraduate Home Science students and later worked at CHSc. Hyderabad for 15 months, in the same post. While in teaching, took up the additional duties of warden, officer in charge Academic matters and officer in charge Placement cell at both campuses. In the year 2006, she was shifted to Extension and posted at KVK Garikapadu as SMS (Home science) where she was instrumental in formation of SHGs, organising vocational capacity building programmes and in establishing enterprises, apart from the regular technical programme of work.

Dr. M. Prasuna, <span>Professor</span>

Dr. M. Prasuna, Professor

Cell: 8096495161, email: prasuna.nanne@gmail.com

Dr. M. Prasuna, joined ANGRAU as Assistant Professor at College of Home Science, Saifabad, Hyderabad and involved in teaching. She has successfully handled the RHWE Programmes and as an NSS officer, conducted many activities like Clean and Green, Awareness Programmes on HIV / AIDS and other social activities. As the Subject Matter Specialist in the KVK, Viziangaram district, conducted many On Farm Trails and Front Line Demonstrations for improving the tribal women and children, taken up extension related programmes and vocational trainings and encouraged the tribal women to take up self employment. While working as a Scientist in the DAATT Centre, Ranga Reddy district, initiated and trained many farmer groups in different mandals under the NABARD project, conducted Farmer – Scientist interaction programmes and Rythu Chaitanya Yathras, etc.,

Smt. D. VANI, <span>Extension Officer (Sericulture)</span>

Smt. D. VANI, Extension Officer (Sericulture)

Cell: 9704957475, email: dirasalavani@gmail.com

Dr. Vani joined service in 1991 as Sericulture officer in the department of Sericulture, GOAP and has been continuously involved in field extension activities by providing technical guidance to Sericulture farmers to increase their productivity. She worked in different sectors of Sericulture which include her tenure at Govt. Seed farm in Kantheru where she was instrumental in providing quality seed material to the farmers. Her another achievement was linking the farmers with viable markets at govt. silk reeling unit Guntur. During her career she spent 20 years at office of Commissioner, Sericulture, Hyderabad in implementing state and central Govt. programmes of the department. Notable amongst them were implementation of the 2nd and 3rd phases of JICA project with Japanese collaboration

Dr. P. Manikandan, <span>Consultant</span>

Dr. P. Manikandan, Consultant

Cell: 9440508079, email: patmani.hyd@gmail.com

Former Head, Division of HRM, at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad. Served ICAR for over 36 years in various capacities. Initial seven years as Scientist, researching in the area of Soil and plant nutrition at Central plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasargod, Kerala. The last 29 years were spent at NAARM, as trainer and teacher in various areas of management. Holds PhD, degree in Soil Science and an MBA degree with specialization in Human Resource Management.

Sri. S.V. Ratnacharyulu, <span>Extension Officer (Horticulture)</span>

Sri. S.V. Ratnacharyulu, Extension Officer (Horticulture)

Cell: 7330725555, email: ratnachari_12@rediffmail.com

25 years working experience in extension, implementation of state and central Govt. programs in department of Horticulture, Government of AP in rural areas. Assisted Commissioner of Horticulture in preparation of project reports for National Horticulture Mission,(NHM), A. P. Micro Irrigation Project (APMIP) Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, (RKVY),Vegetable Initiatives Under Urban Clusters (VIUC), Japan International Co-operative Agency (JICA), Andhra Pradesh Integrated Irrigation and Agriculture Transformation Project (APIIATP). Assisted in preparation AP FPO policy, operational guidelines and instrumental in signing of 11 MOUs between Honorable Chief Minister, Govt. of A.P and Corporates like Future Group, ITC, Bayer, LEAF, Walmart, Pepsico ,Jain, Ninjacart, INIfarms, ADM, UPL-Advanta, NCML,CII for value addition and market linkage of farmers produce.