R & D Team

Shall be responsible to encourage research, consultancy and development activities by faculty of all departments.  All R & D proposals for sponsored research are to be routed through Dean R & D who processes and recommends to Principal, VCE consideration. HODs have to submit their departmental respective research proposals through Dean  R & D who forward them to Principal, VCE for consideration.

All the Deans shall monitor the progress on their relevant activities and submit reports to Principal, VCE for taking appropriate action.

  • Initiating the strategic research plan for the College and strive for it's implementation;
  • Nurture a research-friendly environment that encourages faculty and Ph.D scholars to achieve their research goals;
  • Administer the internal and external funding of research projects;
  • Facilitate relations between researchers and administration;
  • Oversee the compliance of researchers with international, state and university regulations.
Research & Development and Consultancy Committee

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Dr Hari Shankar Jain
Dean, Electrical Sciences

Dr. Hari Shankar Jain completed his graduation in electrical engineering from Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (Jiwaji University, Gwalior) and doctorate in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He joined BHEL in year 1974 and retired on superannuation in 2012 as ED R&D. At present he is Dean (Research & Development) at Vardhaman College of Engineering at Hyderabad.

 His research interest primarily includes power systems, equipment, drives (electronic) and renewable energy. He specializes in high voltage and high power switchgears, power transformers and gas insulated power equipment like substations (GIS), transformers (GIT) and transmission lines (GITL). He is a well recognized in his field of expertise and is consulted for development and testing (type tests as per national and international standards) of vacuum / SF6 based power interrupters and associated mechanical drives (hydraulic, spring and electric). He has the distinction of designing and commissioning first indigenous gas insulated substation for the country. His current interests include application of super conductivity and Nano-materials for power system applications. Dr Jain has more than 38 years of experience in design, development and deployment of high power and high voltage power equipment and has served in various capacities with the most prestigious power equipment manufacturer of the country. He has published more than 25 papers in national and international journals and has equal number of patents to his credit. He has guided PhD students and has been a visiting faculty to Engineering Staff College of India and Centre Institute for Rural Electrification. He has been conferred the National Design Award-2003 by National Design and Research forum(NDRF) for his contribution in indigenizing the gas insulated substation for the country and has secured gold medal for excellence in technical writing from BHEL. He is a senior member of IEEE and has represented India on CIGRE committee on electrical materials (SC-D1).

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Dr. JVR Ravindra
Dean, Electronics and Communication Engineering

Dr. JVR Ravindra received Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania university, Hyderabad and Master's degree also from Osmania University with specialization in Systems and Signal processingHe received PhD degree from the Center for VLSI and Embedded systems Technologies of the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Hyderabad.

 He was with various engineering colleges before he joins Vardhaman College of Engineering where he is currently Professor and Dean (Academics). His research interests are device-circuit co-design for nano-scale Silicon and non-Silicon technologies, low-power electronics for portable computing and wireless communications, and new computing models enabled by emerging technologies.

Dr. Ravindra received funding from organizations AICTE and DST. He has published more than 80 papers in referred journals and conferences and holds one patent. He is guiding 8 PhD students. Dr. Ravindra is a member of IEEE, ACM, IE, CSI and a fellow IETE

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Dr Pasala Sarah
Dean, Basic Sciences

Dr P Sarah started her research at Centre for Laser Technology, IIT Kanpur in 1988. She later worked at the Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Osmania University and went on to receive her PhD. in the year 1995.

Dr Sarah has a passion for teaching. She has been teaching both PG and UG courses for the last 20 years. She is presently Professor and Dean, R&D, at Vardhaman College of Engineering. She is instrumental is setting up a state-of-the-art research laboratory at Vardhaman College of Engineering.

She has authored six textbooks and published three conference proceedings. In addition to teaching, Dr Sarah has been actively doing research on materials focusing on environmental friendly nanomaterials. Her research findings are published in more than 50 research papers. She has delivered keynote address at national and international conferences. She has three sponsored projects to her credit. 

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Dr. Swati Devabhaktuni
Member, Electrical Sciences

Dr. Swati Devabhaktuni is a Professor in the department of electrical and electronics Engineering. She is a member of R&D team and at Vardhaman College of EngineeringShe has been awarded PhD from JNTU,Hyderabad. She has a passion for teaching and has been teaching both PG and UG courses for the last 12 years.

 She has authored one textbook and published five conference proceedings. In addition to teaching, she has been actively doing research on solar cells,power systems etc... Her research findings are published in more than 25 research papers. She was a member in IEEE and FIE in IEI.

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Dr. Sagar Gujjunoori
Member, Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Sagar Gujjunoori is a Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering. He is a member of R&D team and BOS and incharge for EPICS in IEEE at Vardhaman College of Engineering. He has been awarded PhD from National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW) at the age of 28 years.

 He pursued his PhD degree as a full time scholar in the department of computer science and engineering at NITW during 2009-2014. He has completed his MTech from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal in 2009. He has completed his B.Tech from SNIST Hyderabad in 2007. He is the Principal Investigator of research project entitled “Data embedding for digital video based on size, direction and speed of an object in motion” funded by DST : Fast Track Young Scientist – Engineering Science Scheme (Cost of project: Rs. 36,38,000). He is a mentor for a research project entitled “Dynamic parallelization of pointer based sequential programme” funded by DST: Women scientist Scheme - A (WOS-A) (Cost of project: Rs. 20,68,000). He has several international publications in Elsevier, ACM, IEEE, Springer, IET, etc. He has been invited as a speaker to an international conference Multimedia-2015, Los Angeles, USA. He served as a reviewer for IET Image Processing, an international journal. He is a Technical Program Committee member for 6th IEEE International Advance Computing Conference (IACC 2016). He is the incharge for R&D lab in department of CSE at Vardhaman College of Engineering. His research areas include image processing, parallelization, information security.

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Dr. Venukumar Sarila
Member, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Venukumar Sarila is a Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of R&D team at Vardhaman College of Engineering. He has been awarded PhD from National Institute of Technology Trichy (NITT).

 He pursued his PhD degree as a full time scholar in the department of Mechanical Engineering at NITT during 2011-2014. He has completed his MTech from National Institute of Technology Trichy, Tamilnadu in 2008. He has completed his B.Tech from SNIST Hyderabad in 2005.He has been invited as a speaker to an international conference IJS-JW 2013, Osaka, Japan. He served as a reviewer for Transactions of Non ferrous metals society of China, an international journal. He is the incharge for R&D lab in department of Mechanical Engineering at Vardhaman College of Engineering. His research areas include Friction stir welding, Cryo rolling, Heat Transfer. He is a member of several socities such as ISTE,IIM, IWS and IAENG etc.

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