Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-Andhra Pradesh
Accredited by 'NAAC' with 'B+' Grade
(Established by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and recognized as per Section 2(f), 12(B) of UGC Act, 1956)
Prof. M. Vijaya Kumar
Vice-Chancellor (FAC)

About VC

Prof. M. Vijaya Kumar, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA) has assumed charge as Vice-Chancellor In-Charge of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, A.P. on 20th January, 2023. He is an erudite professor, well-known teacher and eminent researcher who aspires to use science and technology to improve community life. Received his B.Tech. (Electrical & Electronics Engineering) in the year 1988, Master's in Electrical Machines & Industrial Drives from NIT, Warangal in the year 1990 and Ph.D. from JNTU Hyderabad in the year 2000.

He has joined the JNTU College of Engineering Anantapur as a faculty member in October, 1992. Served as Director, AICTE, for a short period. He has extensive experience spanning three decades in teaching, research and administration. Between 2006 and 2008, served as the Head of EEE Department.

He was Founder Registrar of JNTUA and played critical role in establishing the University from ground level and streamlined the procedures of Directorates during 2008 to 2010. As Registrar, he also worked as Member Secretary to Monitoring & Development Committee with Executive Council Powers. Also served at JNTUA as Director of Foreign Affairs & Alumni Matters during 2013 to 2015, Director of Admissions during 2015 to 2018, Director of Academic and Planning during 2018 to 2019, Registrar for a second term during 2019 to 2021. Currently, he is working as Rector, JNTUA since 2021.

He has successfully conducted AP Engineering, Agricultural & Pharmacy Common Entrance Test (APEAPCET) 2022 as Convener. Also served as National Executive Council Member of ISTE, New Delhi for one term. Visited Sydney (Australia) to attend training programme at SMC Pneumatics under TEQIP, Ports Mouth University (UK) to sign MoU on behalf of JNTUA and Germany for Academic Alliance Mission on Higher Education of Government of Andhra Pradesh.

His research areas are Industrial Drives, Power Electronics, Instrumentation & Renewable Energy Sources. Guided 39 PhD research scholars and supervised more than 100 M.Tech projects. Presently 6 PhD research scholars are working under him. Published more than 130 research papers in reputed international and national journals. Successfully completed 2 projects funded by AICTE and UGC in the areas of Microcontroller/ Microcomputer Based Instrumentation and Fuzzy & Artificial Neural Network Based Controllers. Received three awards from The Institution of Engineers (India) for publishing best papers. Also received the Best Teacher Award from AP State Government for the year 2015.

Contact Details
: vc@rgukt.in
: 08656235855

Head Office Address

The Vice-Chancellor
Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-AP,
RK Valley Campus, Idupulapaya (Village),
Kadapa District,
Andhra Pradesh, Pin: 516330

Camp Office Address

The Chancellor
Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-AP,
Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid
Krishna District,
Andhra Pradesh, Pin: 521202