103rd Indian Science Congress: Pride of India Expo
Dr. Avula Damodaram took over as Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University on 31st October 2015.
Dr. Damodaram joined as faculty of Computer Science & Engineering at JNTU, Hyderabad in the year 1989. In 2 ½ decades of dedicated service, Dr. Damodaram performed distinguished services for the University, as a Professor, Head of the Department, Vice Principal, Director of UGC-Academic Staff College, Director School of Continuing & Distance Education, Director, University Academic Audit Cell, and Director, Academic & Planning. Dr. Damodaram has successfully guided 32 Ph.Ds. and 2 MS Scholars apart from a myriad of M. Tech projects. He is currently guiding 7 scholars for Ph.D. Dr. Damodaram is on the editorial board of 2 International Journals and a number of course materials. He was also the Chairman, Board of Studies for Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology from 26th September 2012 to 10th October 2014.
Dr. Damodaram has been a UGC nominee for a number of expert and advisory committees of various Indian Universities. He has been associated with the conduct of many entrance tests in the state, such as, ECET and ICET. Dr. Damodaram has been a Life Member, Vice-President, Director and President of a number of core committees spread all over the country. He has served the interests of the Universities and University teachers at the University, State and National levels. He has organized one International conference, 30 Workshops, Short Term Courses and other Refresher and Orientation programmes. Dr. Damodaram has published 96 well-researched papers in national and international journals. He has also presented 84 papers at different National and International Conferences at the Universities of United States of America, Austria, the United Kingdom and other places. On the basis of his scholarly and administrative achievements and other multifarious services, Dr. Damodaram was elected as FELLOW OF ANDHRA PRADESH AKADEMI OF SCIENCES 2016, Dr. Damodaram was honoured with the award of EMINENT ENGINEER OF THE YEAR 2016 by the Institution of Engineers, India, Dr. Damodaram received STATE BEST TEACHER AWARD from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Department of Higher Education, Hyderabad, in September 2013. He was also recipient of DISTINGUISHED ACADEMICIAN AWARD by Pentagram Research Centre, India, in January 2010.
Tirupati is an ancient holy city located in the south-eastern part of Andhra Pradesh. It is known as the abode of God Venkateswara and is located in the Chittoor district of the state. Situated at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, there are many major cities like Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Chennai near the city. Tirupati is known for Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, which is one of the most important pilgrim sites in India and draws millions of devotees every year. The temple is located at the Tirumala Hills, which are one of the oldest rock mountains. Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, besides other historical temples, and is referred to as the "Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh". Tirupati is also home to many educational institutions and universities. For the year 2012-13, India's Ministry of Tourism named Tirupati as the "Best Heritage City".
Genesis is a one day symposium which is organized concurrent to ISC. The Genesis Conference was started in the Year 2000 with the objective of bringing Scientists, Industry, Academia and Policy Makers on the same platform to exchange ideas and explore collaborative opportunities.