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Environmental Science


  • Name : Dr. Raghavendra G. Rao
  • Designation : Professor & Head
  • Department : Environmental Science
  • Date of Joining : 19.08.2013

Dr. Raghavendra G. Rao received his Ph.D. (1997) from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences. He was a recipient of the European Unions Doctoral fellowship and initiated research in International Scientific Cooperation (INCO) project of EU between Belgium and India. Prior to that, he has also worked in a Science and Technology for Developing countries (STD) program of EU between Belgium and Kenya. Dr. Rao's teaching and research interests are multidisciplinary in nature mostly, focusing on environmental Sciences, Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Environmental Management.

His expertise comes from his association with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Nagpur, India), Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (University of Delhi) and ICFAI (Hyderabad, India). Before joining SRM University Haryana, he was with institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad, India). He participated in around twenty international and national conferences and authored more than twenty research publications. Apart from serving as an external expert on EU FP 7 program on Environment and Climate Change, he was also an independent consultant with UNDP and GEF.

His hobbies are travelling; bird watching; photography and mountaineering.