The chancellor and governor of state has appointed GSN Raju as the Vice Chancellor of Andhra University.
GSN Raju, an IIT alumnus and the Principal of AU College of Engineering, has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Andhra University. The chancellor and governor of state has already released orders in this regard. A full-time Vice Chancellor has been appointed for the University after a long gap of 20 months.
Principal Secretaries (higher education) and Vice Chancellors of other universities were VCs in-charge of Andhra University after Prof. Beela Satyanarayana completed his term as V-C in June 2011. As now, the V-C of Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry, Prof. P. George Victor is the in-charge VC.
Prof. Raju has an excellent academic record from PUC onwards. He did his B.E. and M.E. at AUCE and Ph.D at IIT-Kharagpur. Prof. Raju joined AUCE as a tutor in 1979 and rose up the ranks and held many important academic and administrative posts, before becoming its Principal in June, 2010.
A professor of electronics and communication engineering, Prof. Raju is involved in a lot of research work, guided more than two dozen scholars to their Ph.Ds, authored several textbooks and took part in many academic activities.
Among his inventions was a new antenna for modern marine radar which was accepted by IEEE of the US. Being coordinator for M.Tech. (satellite communications) programme of Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad is one of the many academic activities he is involved in . He won many awards and presented more than 350 research papers at national and international conferences.