Dept of Mechanical Engineering & Registrar
Prof. Pappula Laxminarayana was born in Siripuram, Lingalaghanpur Mandal, Jangaon district, Telangana
State, India. His early schooling was in Government schools of Siripuram, Kallem and Jangaon and later
his Intermediate education was in the Government Junior College, Jangaon.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (1989), Master's degree in Production
Engineering (1995) and a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering (2003) from the Osmania University.
He started his career in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University as Lecturer in
1991, promoted as Associated Professor in 1997 and became Professor in 2005 and continues to hold this
position. He is also Convener TS PGECET-2021. Prior to joining the University, he served as Technical
Assistant in District Industries Centre, Warangal, Govt. of A.P. in 1990.
He served as a Professor, University College of Technology, Osmania University and is a member on
various boards and committees of the University.
Prof. Laxminarayana has over thirty years of teaching, research and administrative experience. He has
published about 110 research papers in various International and National Journals and Conferences. He
guided several PG and Ph.D. Scholars in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
As the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Osmania University, he introduced the CBCS & AICTE Model
curriculum and revised scheme of Instruction & Syllabus for UG & PG courses in the Faculty Engineering,
Taking cognizance of rich teaching experience, he was appointed as Member of the Telangana State
Council for Higher Education, Govt. of Telangana.
He also held several administrative positions- Director, District PG Colleges, Director, Regional
Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Head, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Chairman, Boards of
Studies of Mechanical Engineering, Dean, Students Affairs (University Level), Special Officer, Alumni
Association of Osmania University, Vice-Principal, University College of Technology, NSS Programme
Officer, Convener TS PGECET-2021 (Telangana State level), Member, Osmania University, JNTU Board of
Studies and Member, Assessment of DRDO, India as a subject expert.
Membership in Scientific & Professional Societies: He is a senior member of The Minerals, Metals &
Materials Society (TMS) (USA), Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), Indian Society for
Technical Education (ISTE), Institution of Engineers (India), IACIS, OGA, OUAA, and OUCE.
Countries & Universities visited: The USA, Canada, UAE, University of Washington, Harvard University,
Columbia University, West Virginia University, etc.
He assumed charge as the Registrar, Osmania University on 26.05.2021.
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