UMA MAHESWARA RAO VELAGAPUDI
Professor, Dept. of Applied Mathematics,
Former Registrar, Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
UMA MAHESWARA RAO VELAGAPUDI
- Prof. VELAGAPUDI UMA MAHESWARA RAO (Prof. V. U. M. Rao) born on 15th February 1957, to Sri Nagabhushanam and Lakshmipadmabai, in an Educational Family in Krishna District. Prof. V. U. M. Rao is known for his simplicity, unassuming nature and dedication to work.
- After his early education at various places from Srikakulam to Guntur districts, he took his M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Andhra University in 1978 and later obtained his Ph.D. Degree in 1982 under the guidance of Prof. D.R.K. Reddy. He joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Mathematics, Andhra University in 1984 and after three years he came back to his parent department - Applied Mathematics. Subsequently he became Associate Professor in 1989 and Professor in 1998.
- He has successfully guided 12 research students for their M. Phil. degrees and 16 research students for their Ph.D. degrees so far. He has published more than 150 Research papers so far in various reputed International Journals. He was the team leader for the DST, New Delhi Project ‘Energy Extraction from Black Holes’.
- He served as the Head, Department of Applied Mathematics during 2009-2012 and Chairman, Board of Studies during 2013-16. He is the member of academic and administrative bodies of many educational institutions. He served Andhra University with distinction as Registrar (Oct’ 2012-Feb’ 2013 & Feb’ 2015-July 2018).
- He is the Founder as well as the Chairman of Applied Mathematics Foundation. Birth centenary celebrations of two eminent internationally reputed mathematicians Prof. T. Venkatarayudu and Prof. S. Meenakshi Sundaram were conducted under his able leadership, one in 2010 and another in 2014.
- He entered into public service in 1987 as a member of Lions Club of Waltair and within a short span of 13 years he became District Governor in the year 2000. As District Governor, he is instrumental in creating two important service Trusts namely ‘Lions District Service foundation (LDSF) and ‘Lions District 324 C1 Eye care Research Centre’. He has organized several seminars, blood donation camps and is instrumental in raising substantial funds for the Lions Cancer Hospital, Visakhapatnam and served as managing trustee for more than 10 years. Prof. V. U. M. Rao is constantly training people in various aspects since 1998. By his commitment and dedication to public service he has achieved many awards. Out of which to mention a few, he is the recipient of prestigious International presidents Medal, Leadership Medal, Presidents excellence award.
- Prof. V.U.M. Rao is a determined, devoted and dedicated person, a proven leader, an able administrator as well as motivator and is known for his commitment to not only for academics but also for public service. He has endeared himself to one and all through friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding. Prof. Rao with his abundant concern and commitment to ethical values, zeal and enthusiasm to serve the needy in the society is always accessible, ready to help, assist and advise whoever approaches him.
- He is happily married to Lakshmi, who always stands by her husband and supports him in all his efforts. They are the proud parents of two lovely daughters Anusha & Aneesha. Both of them are software engineers and settled in USA after marriage.