The previous Vice-Chancellor of Andhra College Rokkam Radhakrishna died right here on Friday. The previous V-C died whereas present process remedy in a hospital over a well being situation. His remaining rites will likely be performed on Monday.
Prof. Radhakrishna was the twelfth V-C of AU and served throughout the interval 1998 to 2001.
Born on October 10, 1942, he did his publish commencement in Economics and Statistics from AU and Ph.D., in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Poona College).
At current, he was the Chairman of Centre for Financial and Social Research (CESS), Hyderabad. He held a number of necessary administrative positions, other than serving as an knowledgeable advisor to a number of worldwide organisations. The previous V-C additionally guided 25 doctoral college students and 10 M.Phil college students.
He labored on a number of urgent financial issues, and made pioneering contributions in numerous fields. He authored and edited 20 books and monographs and greater than 100 analysis papers in nationwide and worldwide journals.
Mourning the dying, AU Vice-Chancellor P.V.G.D. Prasad Reddy mentioned that it was a giant loss not solely to the varsity but in addition to the tutorial neighborhood.
He mentioned the previous V-C had performed a vital function in strengthening the analysis discussion board, introducing self-finance programs, grading in examinations and semester system in P.G. It was throughout his tenure, AU had awarded honorary doctorate to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Prof. Prasad Reddy recalled.
Prof. Radhakrishna is survived by a son and a daughter.