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Prof. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar
CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) Chandigarh,
160 030, Chandigarh, India

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Earthquake Engineering (2001)
    University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Master of Technology, Structural Engineering (1997)
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering (1995)
    Vasavi College of Engineering (Osmania University), Hyderabad, India
Awards and recognitions
  • Outstanding Concrete Engineer award from Indian Concrete Institute, 2021
  • Young Scientist Award from ICI, 2011
  • Commendation certificate from Indian Embassy, Japan, 2001
  • Monbusho Fellowship for studies in Japan,1998
  • University topper in Civil Engineering, 1995, topper in Diploma (1992), topper in School (1988)
Notable Contribution towards Universal Human Values
Professor Pradeep is strong proponent of Universal Human Values in Higher Education. He has spear headed the activity of human values in IIIT-H during 2005-2022.
Leading deep personal efforts to bring to focus Human Values in Technical Education since 2005. He successfully persuaded the State Governments (especially of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) to introduce a compulsory course on Human Values at the undergraduate level in over 3,000 colleges. Till now, he has conducted over 150 workshops (FDPs) of 1-8 days’ duration and delivered over 300 Guest Lectures on Universal Human Values.He has reached over 10 lakh people through his lectures and workshops on Universal Human Values.
As a Member of the AICTE Curriculum Revision Committee, contributed towards introduction of 3- week student induction program (SIPs) for students joining Technical Institutes. He was also instrumental in UGC’s Deeksharambh programs for students joining degree colleges.
Also, he contributed to the preparation of Teachers’ Manual for the above induction programs.

Professor R. Pradeep Kumar is a good researcher, an exceptional teacher, and a fine human being. His scientific efforts to estimate earthquake risk in various cities across India is nationally acclaimed and used by the National Disaster Management Authority (Government of India).

Last Updated on: 2023-10-04 15:28:46


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