Founder / President & Chancellor
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Chaitanya Deemed to be University, Kishanpura, HANAMKONDA , WARANGAL 506 001, TS , India

Dr. Ch.V. Purushotham Reddy, B.Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D

Founder / President & Chancellor
Dr Reddy is instrumental in the promotion of higher education in the backward area of Telangana. He served as the Principal of Chaitanya Degree College and also the Secretary-cum-Correspondent of Chaitanya Group of Colleges and presently the Founder and Chancellor of Chaitanya Deemed to be University. He has participated in 16 National and International seminars, and published some research papers despite his hectic schedule.

A Humble Beginning

Dr. Ch. Purushotham Reddy, born on July 5, 1949, hails from a middle-class peasant family in Jayagiri, a remote village of Warangal District. He had his primary and higher education in Warangal and obtained M. Sc (Zoology) degree in 1974, Ph.D. in 1984 on “Population of Dynamics of Helminth Parasites in Frogs and Toads” under the supervision of Prof.  T. Vasudev, former Vice -Chancellor of KU.


Dr Reddy started his humble beginning by joining the Government service after completion of his PG as Inspector of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries, erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. Later on, he joined as Junior Lecturer in Zoology in the Junior College stream and worked for many years in various government Junior and Degree colleges.

Origin of CDC

When Dr Reddy worked in the government education sector for many years, he was well acquainted with the loopholes in the system and felt that many courses offered were redundant, and out of tune with the needs of the students and society. All the while, he visualized an educational institution that would cater to the needs of the students and introduce career-oriented courses, in which he need not hesitate to carry out experiments to provide quality education in the most cost-effective manner. His dream for the establishment of Degree and PG College in the backward region of Telangana was realized in 1991.


Taking lien from Government Service, he established Chaitanya Degree College, affiliated to Kakatiya University, in Hanamkonda under the aegis of Viswa Bharati Education Society in 1991. These college offered restructured courses such as Computer Science, Biochemistry and Microbiology at the UG level and in the first year itself all the seats were filled up. Our Chaitanya PG college is established in 1993 with MCA program. MBA, M. Sc Computer Science, M. Sc. Biochemistry and M. Sc. Microbiology, M. Sc, Chemistry, M. Sc. Physics and M. Sc. Biotechnology courses were also started. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, has sponsored M. Sc. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology course at Chaitanya PG College. Satisfied by the performance of these colleges, the UGC has included the colleges under section 2 (F) and 12 B of the UGC Act, 1956.

Membership on Various Professional Bodies

  • Member of University Grants Commission Experts Committee for Autonomous Colleges
  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery, U.S.A.
  • JKC, Monitoring & Advisory Panel (MAP) Member
  • Member of Computer Society, New York, U.S.A.
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
  • Member, Lions Club of Hanamkonda, Warangal.
  • Member in Lodge Abhaya Rudra 278, Warangal.
  • College Planning and Development Committee Member for Government Kakatiya Degree College, Hanamkonda and Government Pingili Woman’s Degree college, Warangal


  • Workshop on “Preparation of Private Un-Aided Degree Colleges for Assessment & Accreditation by NAAC” organized by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, NAAC, Bangalore and Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP on November 9-10, 2006.
  • Workshop on “Innovations and Best Practices in Autonomous Colleges” held at National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUPEA), New Delhi (December 9–13, 2013).

Awards Received

  • “JKC Outstanding Performance Award” presented by Honorable Chief Minister, Dr. K. Roshaiah, on April 28, 2010. CDC was adjudged as the best Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) by Information Technology & Communication Department, Government of A.P.
  • “XV Annual Doyen Award 1995” instituted by the Journalists Federation of India on December 10, 1995 (Presented by Hon’ble Venugopala Chary, former Minister for Power, Govt. of India)
  • “Best Young Educationist Award” instituted by Mr. K. C. Gupta, Freedom fighter on July 25, 1996 (Presented by Hon’ble Basheeruddin Babukhan, Minister for Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh).
  • “Jewel of India Award” instituted by International Institute of Education & Management, New Delhi on January 31, 2002
  • Indywood Educational Excellence Award, 2017: In recognition of the meritorious contribution to the student community by providing quality education in the area of higher education over a period of three decades, Dr. Reddy was bestowed with the prestigious award on December 2, 2017. He was the only person who received it in the category of Educational Excellence Award. This was jointly organized by Indywood and Government of Telangana.
  • Dr. Ch.V. Purushotham Reddy attended a conference on “ Leadership Programme for Educational Professionals” from 23 rd to 28 th August, 2015, at University of Oxford, London. Throughout India 21 Eminent Educational Professionals were invited to participate in the conference.

Research Papers

  • “Impact of Sublethal Concentration of Three Pesticides on Substrates and Dehydrogenase Enzyme Activities of Carbohydrate Metabolism in different Tissues of Clarias Batrachus (Linn)” presented at IX INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF TOXICOLOGY held at BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, July 8-12, 2001.
  • “Foot-Rot Disease of Rice Plants in Association with Cell Wall Degrading Snails”
  • “Hematological Changes in Mystus Vittatus Infected with A Haemoflagellata”