For advising the Board of Governors and the Executive Council in the formulation of planning and development of its multifarious research and academic programmes, the AGRASRI has constituted the Hon. Board of Advisers, consisting of leading experts, under the Chairmanship of Prof. V.R. Panchamukhi, eminent social scientist and Former Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
The following is the composition of the Hon. Board of Advisers for the years 2017-2020:
Prof. V. R. Panchamukhi - Chairman
Prof. V. R. Panchamukhi is a renowned economist and former Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Dr.Panchamukhi is also the former Director General of Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries, New Delhi. He has served as the Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University), Tirupati, for a decade with distinction. Dr. Panchamukhi has had the unique honour of being President of The Indian Econometric Society for three consecutive years (during 1998, 1999, 2000)- a unique honour for a professional. He is the Chairman of The Indian Econometric Society Trust. He has been honoured by various Universities and Institutions. Presently, Prof. V. R. Panchamukhi is the Chancellor of Sri Gurusarvabhouma Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Mantralayam, AP.
Prof. L. Venugopal Reddy
Prof. L. Venugopal Reddy is the Former Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. In a career spanning over three decades, Prof. Venugopal Reddy served in several top level administrative positions. He has risen from the rank of Lecturer to the highest position of Vice-Chancellor. He was Vice-Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University and Andhra University. He was elected as the President of All India Commerce Association; and President of the 59th All India Commerce Conference. He has served the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 95th Session of Indian Science Congress and All India Economic Conference held at Visakhapatnam. He has travelled widely and lectured at a number of Universities and Institutions of repute and participated in a large number of national and international conferences in India and abroad. He is associated with many Universities and Research Institutes as Expert and Resource Person. He is an illustrious educationist, reformer and a reputed academic. His field of specialisation is Commerce and Management.
Prof. Sushma Yadav
Prof. Sushma Yadav is the President of the Indian Political Science Association; President of the National Social Science Association; Member, University Grants Commission of India, New Delhi. Prof. Sushma Yadav is the Senior Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. She has been the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Her areas of interest are: Indian Polity, Ambedkar’s views on Indian Society, Constitution and Administration, Public Policy and Governance. She is the Programme Director of the 42nd Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. She is associated with the Govt. of India, various Universities and Research Institutes as Expert Committee Member.
Dr. S.K. Pachauri, IAS (Retd.)
Dr. S.K. Pachauri, IAS (Retd.) is the Former Secretary to the Government of India and Former Director-General of National Productivity Council of India, New Delhi. As young civil servant, Dr. Pachauri has worked in Andhra Pradesh as District Collector and Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Pachauri, 1968 AP cadre officer has worked as Secretary, Liberhan Ayodhya Commission of Inquiry. After his retirement from the Govt. Service, Dr. Pachauri has served as Visiting Professor and Director, Centre for Good Governance at the Amity University, Noida. He is a prolific author and researcher. He has published a large number of papers in reputed journals on good governance, public administration and rural development. He is associated with many reputed Universities and Institutions as Governing Council Member and Expert. He visited several countries across the globe. He delivered many lectures at the reputed national and international organisations as invited Speaker.
Shri S. Balasubramanyam, IAS (Retd.)
Shri S. Balasubramanyam, IAS (Retd.) is the Former Secretary to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. He is a
first rank holder of the Law course from Sri Venkateswara University. A retired IAS officer, he was the Former Commissioner of Technical Education AP, and has immeasurable experience of more than 15 years in the education sector. He was honoured with various meritorious awards while in service. He underwent special training as Chief Information Officer at IIM, Ahmedabad. During his meritorious career, he took up a range of initiatives in the area of good governance. He possesses experience in Finance, Law, Public Admn., and Disaster Management. He was honoured with the Best Citizen of India award by the Delhi Publishing House in 2013. Presently, he is the General Secretary, Indian Redcross Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter; and Chairman, AP State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.