BOS, CHAIRMAN

S.No Name of the Chairperson Qualification From To Contact Number
1. Prof V Srinivas MA, M.Phil, Ph.D Aug 2009 July 2011 -
2. Prof K Purshotham MA, M.Phil, Ph.D July 2011 Aug 2012 -
3. Prof E Karunakar MA, M.Phil, Ph.D Aug 2012 Sep 2013 -
4. Prof D Yadava Raju MA, M.Phil, Ph.D Sep 2013 Oct 2014 -
5. Prof M Rajeshwar MA, M.Phil, Ph.D Oct 2014 Nov 2016 -
6. Prof D Yadava Rajur MA, M.Phil, Ph.D Nov 2016 June 2018 -
7. Prof G Damodar MA, M.Phil, Ph.D June 2018 Till date -

Prof G. Damodar, who holds M.A. (English), M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Kakatiya, PGCTE and PGDTE from EFLU, has to his credit fifty one books (written and edited), seventy one papers (published, presented and contributed), eight translations, ten reviews, sixty general writings, thirty seven invited talks, lectures and forewords, some poems and 500 haikus. He has so far guided 26 dissertations for M.Phil. and Ph.D. and adjudicated more than a hundred theses and dissertations of different universities. He has been guiding the students for M. Phil and Ph. D degrees in contemporary literature on thrust areas like Indian Writing in English, English Language Teaching, British Literature and American Literature. He has devised 23 innovative audio-visual teaching aids with CD ROMs during 2000-2010. He has produced over a hundred radio lessons on Spoken English, English for Competitive Examinations, etc., which were broadcast every Sunday over Warangal FM. Now they are available in MP4 Format on his website: www.profgdamodar.com. His books, English for Email, Errors in English Usage, Detection of Errors, English for Engineers and Computer Professionals (by 21 Century Publications) New Millennium Graded English Course (5 Readers, Workbooks and Teacher’s Manual with a CD (by Arkbird Publishers), English for Empowerment (by Orient Blackswan with a CD), English Tracks (by Macmillan with a CD), Communication Skills (by SDLCE, KU), Nurturing English (by Lorven) and A Course in Listening and Speaking (Cambridge Foundation Book with a CD) are prescribed as textbooks at different levels. As Chairman of Board of Studies, KU, he revamped the undergraduate syllabus with a paradigm shift from the traditional content-based syllabus to language fluency, employability and communicative skills with a focus on learner-centeredness with practical lab tasks. He has also revised the postgraduate syllabus conforming to the UGC pattern under CBCS. He was the Coordinator, UGC, SAP (DRS I) Project on “Multi-culturalism in Indian Literature,” for a year. He is a Life Member of Osmania Center for International Studies (formerly known as ASRC), Indian Association for English Studies (IAES) and Indian Association for Canadian Studies. He was on the Executive Committee of Indian Association for English Studies (IAES) during 1999-2002. Currently, he is on the Executive Committees of Indian Association for Canadian Studies and Indian Association for Australian Studies. In recognition of the valuable services rendered by the teachers of the Department, Prof. G. Damodar was honoured by the Government of Andhra Pradesh with the Best Teacher Award in 2010, the English Forum Award of Gujarat, Telugu Tejam Award in New Delhi and Pothan Vigyanapeetham Award for 2017. He was shortlisted for Vice- 2 Chancellorship of three universities (Palamur, MGU and Ambedkar Open University) in February 2011 and for two universities, Kakatiya and Palamur, in 2016. As a Member on the Nomination Committee for Nobel Prize in Literature, he nominated and proposed Stephen Gill of Canada in 2014 and Mahaswetha Devi of India in 2016 for the internationally acclaimed Nobel Prize. He was the President of India’s (Visitor’s) Nominee for Dr HS Central University, Sagar, Mandhya Pradesh, during 2015-2018. He loves “simplifying the complicated things as a troubleshooter, an ever-learning teacher and a considerate community worker”. His detailed CV in 27 pages amply bears testimony to his merit and dedicated service with a missionary zeal.