M.Tech. IIT Kharagpur, 1963.
Ph.D. IISc. Bangalore (1972).


Prof.V.J. Rao, Mallapragada is the Head of the department of Civil Engineering


Took his M.Tech in 1963 from IIT, Kharagpur India


Obtained his Ph.D in the area of Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineering in 1972 from IISc, Bangalore, India

A veteran teacher to UG and PG students enriched with more than 35 years of experience in teaching, research and profession in India and Abroad

Professor and Head of the Department at GVPCOE, Visakhapatnam since August 2000

Professor, in the department of Civil Engineering in S.V. University, Tirupati, India from March ’85 to June 2000

Acted as HOD (1986 – 88), Vice – Principal and In-Charge Principal (1997 -1998) and as Chairman, Board of Studies in Civil Engineering (PG) during his tenure at SVU,Tirupati

Reader (1976 – 1982) and (1984 – 1985) in the department at SVU

Visiting Associate Professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada from January ’83 to May ‘84

Apart from being a faculty member at various places such as IIT (Madras), Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, he also worked as a Junior Engineer, APPWD, Hyderabad for a while.

Supervised 18 students in getting their M.E./M.Engg/M.Tech and 4 students in obtaining Ph.Ds

Published about 42 papers in National and International Journals

Participated in several National and International conferences, seminars and Symposia

Undertaken and finished about 23 projects

Interested areas of research activity – Water Resources Engineering, Hydrologic modeling and Water Resources Management, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Free – Surface flows and Water Quality Management

Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India), Institution of Valuers, Institution of Surveyors and member of IAHR, ISH, ISDT & ISTE

Technical consultant to several Governmental and Private organizations and Panel Valuer for Karnataka Bank, Corporation Bank & SBI

A significant contributor to the cause of higher education / development programme at NIE, Mysore SVU, Tirupati and Gulbarga University

Member of the IWG for standardization of Methods of Flow – Measurement in open – channels

Approved assessor (approved by NPL, India) in “Fluid (water) Measurements.

A Gayatri Vidya Parishad Institute

Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering

Prof. Dr. V. Jagannadha Rao

Head of Department—Civil Engineering