Awards and Fellowships:

Received Smt. Shanti Devi Memorial Bharat Ke Anmol Ratna Award-2019 from Tejaswi Astitva Foudation of New Delhi, A Special Jury Award for Best Professor in Project Management, Hyderabad, 21-Dec-2019.

Received Best Professor Award from ICBM-School of Business Excellence & Association of Management Professionals (AMP), Hyderabad, India, 24-Nov-2018

Won Outstanding Paper award at National Conference on Management Research – Contemporary Perspectives, ICBM – School of Excellence, Hyderabad, 24-Sep-2016

Won Gold Medal and Gold Certificate in Manager’s Olympiad Conducted by UNICOM at DevOps Summit – 2016

MTC Global Award for Excellence – Distinguished Teacher (Management) – 2015

Facilitation from All India Management Association for Speed Completion of PhD – 2014

Professional Awards Evaluator for Project Management Institute (PMI), PA, USA – 2013

“Officer of the Day” award from Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad – 2011

NASSCOM has identified the Software Product managed by me as one among the top 100 IT Innovations – 2007

GATE Fellowship (for M.Tech.) given by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India – 1994-95

Scholarships and Distinctions:

  • Secured 1st Rank in India in Project Management Skill Test Conducted by TECHGIG.com – 2015
  • Secured 9th Rank in AP State in B.Ed.(Mathematics) entrance test – 1991
  • Secured 31st Rank in MCA entrance test conducted by Osmania University, Hyderabad – 1991
  • Received A.P. State Government Merit Scholarship in Secondary School – 1981-86

Other RecognitionsTo My Work:

  • The book Elements of Software Project Management (Prentice-Hall, 2010) authored by me is prescribed as Reference/Text book for:
    • MBA Program of Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India [Since 2012-13]
    • MBA Program of SRM University, India [Since 2013-14]
    • BCA Program of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India [2013]
    • BCA Program of Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India [2011-12]
    • BCA Program of H L Institute of Computer Applications, Ahmedabad, India [Since 2011-12]
    • BCA Program of Xavier Institute of Computer Applications, Ahmedabad, India [2014-15]
    • BCA + MCA Dual Degree Program of Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Anand Dist., Gujarat, India [2014-15]
  • The book Project Management FAQ (Galgotia Publications, 2010) authored by me is prescribed as Reference/Text book for:
    • Master of Planning (Environmental Planning) Program of School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, MP, India [June 2013]
  • The book The Global Manager (ICFAI University Press, 2008) co-edited by me has been prescribed as Text book for:
    o PhD (Leadership Studies) program of School of Professional Studies, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA (Fall 2009)
  • The books authored/edited by me are in libraries of reputed educational institutions across Asia, Africa, Europe and America
  • Selected to be on the Editorial Board of International Journal ActaUniversitatis Danubius. Economica, Danubius University, Galati, Romania – 2010
  • Worked as Judge for Management games conducted by ICFAI School of HRD – 2009
  • Participated in a panel discussion on “Best Practices of the Organization”, published in 15thDec 2004 – 14th Jan 2005 issue of Businessgyan magazine – 2004
  • Worked as Judge for Computer Programming competitions conducted by VSPGS – 2003
  • Elected as Executive Vice President & President of VSPGS Alumni Association – 2001-02