|Name||Dr. K. Jeevan Rao|
|Date of Birth||05-12-1958|
|Designation||Director(International programmes), PJTSAU|
|Place of work||PJTSAU, Hyderabad|
|Area of Specialization||Soil and Water Pollution, Soil Chemistry & Fertility, OrganicWaste recycling.|
In 31.6 years of total active service (excluding PhD study period 3 years) more than 21 years were continuously engaged in teaching of UG & PG courses besides doing research projects. Regularly updated knowledge in the subject.
Efforts were made to give career orientation of syllabus and additional (local) curricular inputs (project work/ hands on experience to students). Innovative teaching methods/ aides developed.Academic planning for the year and preparation for classroom teaching. Command over language.
Clarity of expression and modulation of voice. Ability to make students understand concepts, principles, application etc. Efforts to inspire students into serious and participatory learning. Use of appropriate teaching methods and modern ICT aides like computers, Internet and LCD. Ability to motivate students’ self learning using ICT.
Promptness in monitoring of students’ academic progress by promptly conducting tests, valuation of scripts and discussing with students. Efforts in guiding academically backward students as well as advanced students. Interest in conducting co-curricular activities like seminars/debates / quiz etc., that train students in general skills. Contribution to organization of extra curricular activities like Games, NSS, Clean& Green etc., Interest shown/ support extended in student welfare, career and general counseling etc.,.
Efforts to secure community help in the college development. Assistance to college administration in admissions, discipline, examination, college development etc., Punctuality, Honesty, Integrity, Conduct and Character.
Investigations have contributed towards understanding the nature and extent of soil and water pollution hazards due to Urban Solid Wastes, Industrial Effluents and Sewage waters under field conditions and their safe disposal.
His work has had far-reaching applications in such diverse areas of solid waste management, soil and water pollution, and heavy metals in food chain etc. The studies revealed that management of urban wastes and agricultural wastes through composting technology is an environmentally friendly and cost effective way to transform high volume heterogeneous by products into a product having economic value.
Compost enrichment with beneficial microorganisms and mineral additives such as rock phosphate and other additives helped in improving the agronomic value of the compost His studies will be useful in developing soil quality policies and understanding linkages among soil, waste, water pollution and environmental protection.
His research papers were widely cited around the world. He went on to develop a laboratory in the university for the first time for the study of soil and water pollution and organic waste recycling in agriculture by incorporating the interdisciplinary style.
He was involved in successful organization of 93rd Indian Science Congress from 3-7th January, 2006 at ANGRAU, Hyderabad, as a ISCA Council Member, which is appreciated by one and all. He is very much concerned with Natural Resource Protection, Management and Education.