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Vice Chancellor

Prof. Chinta Sudhakar

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I feel it an honor to be Vice-Chancellor of Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, our institution named after a famous saint and Philosopher Vemana whose philosophy visualizes a society bereft of orthodox, Superstitions and social evils. The University situated in the backward region of Rayalaseema in the state of Andhra Pradesh promises to impart value-based education and promote qualitative research aiming at societal welfare. The University has the potential to reach the highest standards in Teaching, Research and Service and with all its strength can reach greater heights to fulfill the vision of its founder, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy garu. In its constant pursuit for quality, excellence and standards the dedicated services of all the stakeholders are chronicle. I am sure that the University will make remarkable progress with collective efforts and commitment. I appeal to all the stakeholders to contribute their might for the glory and representation of the University. Institutions remain forever, whatever good we promote for its welfare will be blessing for the future generations.

Prof. Chinta Sudhakar earned his Doctorate from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh. He has been a proactive teacher and researcher in the field of Environmental Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology. His research efforts have been consistently funded and acquired grants for the total amount of Rs 3.5 crores (approx.) from National and International funding agencies such as DBT, DST, CSIR, UGC, Andhra Pradesh – Netherlands Biotechnology Programme and DST-DAAD Programmes funded by Govt of India and Germany. Based on his scientific contribution to plant biology often considered a top 2% of researchers in Andhra Pradesh State and Southern India. He is a life member of many professional bodies. Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academies of Sciences and recipient of the Andhra Pradesh State meritorious teacher award.


Prof.Sudhakar held Post-doctoral and visiting research Professor / Scientist positions at several International centres in abroad. To name a few Commonwealth Fellowship and Royal Society Fellowship-UK, DBT Overseas Associateship-USA, Visiting Scientist, DST-DAAD PPP Exchange Programme-Germany and Visiting Research Scientist-Germany. As a value addition to the research area, he has facilitated several doctoral research scholars under DST-DAAD PPP Exchange Programme to pursue research in Germany. Besides the research activities, he has also conducted several extension services for the local farmers in collaboration with the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad.Under his able guidance, M.Phil. (15) and Ph.D. (30) degrees were awarded and most of his alumnus arewell established in their academic careers as Scientists/faculty members in India and abroad, such as Israel, Germany, South Korea, China, USA, and Philippines.


He has authored over 112 scientific papers with an h-index of 31 in leading international journals - Plant Biotechnology, Journal of Experimental Botany, BMC Genomics, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Plant Science, Scientific Research, Frontiers in Plant Science etc. He has been actively involved in advancing the research activity at Sri Krishnadevaraya University. His research publications have received numerous citations. Prof.Sudhakar has presented papers, given invited / plenary lectures, and chaired sessions at a number of National and International conferences in India and abroad. He has organized several National and International conferences and seminars.


Prior to the present assignment, he served as UGC-BSR faculty at Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu where he has gained experience in several administrative capacities.

  • Prof. Chinta Sudhakar, Ph.D., FAPAS
    Yogi Vemana University
    Vemanapuram, Kadapa - 516005
    Andhra Pradesh, India.
    Pin Code: 516005

  • +91-9885843003

  • vc@yvu.edu.in


What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja