Former Professor of anthropology, Former Registrar, Andhra University, Former Vice-Chairman, APSCHE, Presently, prof.P.Vijaya Prakash is serving as the Member of APSCHE. The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), the first of its kind in the country, set up as per the recommendations of the National Education Policy 1986, is primarily a coordinating body between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the State Government and the Universities
Professor Agasthya Munirathnam Reddy was the former Professor of anthropology and head of the Department of anthropology, at Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh. He offered three decades of coaching to the Civil Services aspirants that opted for anthropology as one of their optional subjects. As a result, 62 aspirants were successful to get into IAS, IPS, and other allied services. He proudly says that he offered guidance to a politician to go to people and find their problems and solve them then, as a result, he went for a long journey on his foot and meeting people and listening to the voices of people of across the whole state, as a result, he became the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was the anthropologist that designed “padayathra” which is an advice g former Chief Minister Dr.Y.S.Rajashekhar Reddy to go to people and ask them about their problems and listen to what they have to share and respond justly. Prof.A.Munirathnam Reddy says there is much to do to society as an anthropologist.
Dr.S.M.Sirajuddin has obtained. M.A degree in Development Studies- Development Economics (First class) from the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K (1999). Ph.D. in Anthropology from Karnataka University, Dharwad, India (1986)., M.Sc in Anthropology (First class) from S.V.University, Tirupati, India (1974). He was selected for the Fulbright Scholarship for post–doctoral work in the Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, the U.S.A from Sept 1992 for one year. He has obtained the British Council Division Scholarship for an M.A course in Development Studies – Development Economics at University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K for one year during 1998-1999.Obtained University second rank in M.Sc Course in the university. He has secured state merit scholarship at high school stages and school rank in S.S.LC
Dr.S.M. Sirajuddin served as the Planning and Management Advisor, Ministry of Education, Civilian Technical Assistance Program (USAID), Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Kabul. Afghanistan from February 1st, 2014 to January 31st, 2016.International Social Safety Net Expert, World Bank Project – Pension Administration & Social Safety Net in Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul from August 1st, 2010 to 31.12.2013. International Adviser – UNDP, Afghanistan (SSA Contract), Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, Govt. of Afghanistan, Kabul. Afghanistan from April 1st, 2008 to March 31st, 2010.Deputy Adviser, Social Justice and Empowerment Unit, Planning Commission, Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110 001. India from August 2003 to 31st March 2008.. Deputy Adviser, Programme Evaluation Organisation, Planning Commission from September 12, 2001, to August 18, 2003. He served as the Senior Research Officer, Programme Evaluation Organisation, Planning Commission, Parliament Street, New Delhi –110 001. India from January 9th, 1997 to September 11, 2001. Research Associate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, the USA from September 1992 to June 1993 as Post Doctoral Fulbright Scholar. Anthropologist, Anthropological Survey of India, Mysore from April 28th, 1989 to January 6th, 1997. Research Associate, Anthropological Survey of India, Mysore, August 1975 to October 1982.
Over a.period: of about 38 years Dr.S.M.Sirajuddin handled about 30 projects. submitted: 20 Reports He has done: More than 2 years of Fieldwork in seven states of India covering various disadvantaged groups and communities for primary data collection, supervision, as Team Leader, monitoring, policy, and programs implementation with provincial governments. He has published 3 books and 27 papers to his credit of which 9 papers are presented internationally and 18 papers are presented nationally.