19th January 2018, Hyderabad: Prof. Koneru Ramakrishna Rao, Hon'ble Chancellor, GITAM Hyderabad (Deemed University) has been awarded the prestigious National Fellowship of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR, New Delhi). He will be working on the project "The Bhagavad Gita: A Psychological Profile" for a period of over two years.
Padma Shri Prof. K.Ramakrishna Rao is a world-renowned psychologist, philosopher, educationist, leader and visionary. He is currently the Chancellor of GITAM (Deemed to be University) and Chairman, GITAM School of Gandhian Studies. Revered as one of the great pioneers in the realms of Parapsychology, Indian Psychology and Indian Philosophy, his earlier academic appointments include Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University; Executive Director, Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, USA; Chairman, A.P. State Council of Higher Education; Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research and Advisor on Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
He has published over 20 seminal volumes and nearly 300 research papers. In his 85th year, he is more active than ever before, enriching academia and society at large with his erudition and philosophical acumen, profound thought and most exemplary leadership. The year 2017 has seen the publication of five remarkable volumes by Professor Rao on Gandhian ideas, Yoga, Parapsychology, Indian Culture and identity and other related areas.
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