New Registrar of AU takes charge
Prof V Uma maheswara Rao, senior professor of Applied Mathematics and Chairman of the Board of Studies of Applied Mathematics, who was appointed as 17th Registrar of Andhra University, assumed charge here on Sunday which also coincided with his birthday.
Visakhapatnam: Prof V Uma maheswara Rao, senior professor of Applied Mathematics and Chairman of the Board of Studies of Applied Mathematics, who was appointed as 17th Registrar of Andhra University, assumed charge here on Sunday which also coincided with his birthday.
Vice-Chancellor Prof GSN Raju, teachers and non-teaching staff, greeted the new incumbent Prof Uma Maheswara Rao on the occasion.
He had also served as Registrar for a short period from October 2012 to February 2013 as 15th Registrar, but soon after Prof Raju became the Vice-Chancellor, the former was replaced by Prof. K Ramamohana Rao. Notably, Prof Uma Maheswara Rao is the only person who have been appointed as Registrar for the second time in the history of Andhra University. The jubilant Prof Rao also cut the cake to mark his birthday.
Later, he told reporters that it was a rare opportunity for him to assume charge as Registrar of the great university for the second time and he would strive hard for academic and financial development of the varsity with the help of all authorities, teachers and non-teaching staff. He thanked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu, MLA V Ramakrishna Babu and others for providing an opportunity to serve the varsity. When asked about the budget crunch, he replied that the new Andhra Pradesh government has allocated a budget almost double to the previous budgetary allocations and so there will be no problem of funds.
“The university has already sent proposals to the State government seeking guidelines for the recruitment of teachers and other staff. Soon after receiving the guidelines, we will act accordingly,” he added.
Prof DVR Murthy, Dr Challa Ramakrishna, Prof Mohan Venkatram and retired teacher Prof Bharata Lakshmi were among those present.