Dr. K. Appa Rao has 26+ years of academic experience in teaching and administration. He began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor in this institution from its very inception and served as the HoD of Mechanical Department prior to assuming the present position. He obtained a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering from JNTU, Ananthapur; Master Degree from JNTU, Hyderabad and B.Tech Degree from Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
He completed Two Sponsored R&D Projects from AICTE and UGC, Govt.of India. He has published 23 research papers in various reputed National and International journals till date. He also presented more than 10 research papers in various National and International Conferences. In his impressive teaching and administrative career, he has consistently promoted innovative teaching practices. He has endeared himself to his students and colleagues by his transformational style of leadership. A professional to the core, he is a member of various professional bodies such as ISTE and ISHRAE.