is former head of Computer Science and Engineering as well as Humanities and Sciences at Malla Reddy Engineering College, Secunderabad. Earlier, he was a reader in mathematics (PG course) at Government College, Rajahmundry. He is an M.A. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree holder from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi.
A recipient of the Andhra Pradesh State Meritorious Teachers’ Award in 1981, Professor Rukmangadachari has published over 40 research papers in national and international journals. With a rich repertoire of over 45 years’ experience in teaching mathematics to undergraduate, postgraduate and engineering students, he is currently the vice-president of the Andhra Pradesh Society for Mathematical Sciences. An ace planner with fi ne managerial skills, he was the organising secretary for the conduct of the 17th Congress of the Andhra Pradesh Society for Mathematical Sciences, Hyderabad.