Vice-Chancellor

  • vc@cdu.ac.in
  • 80137-76666
  • Chaitanya (Deemed to be University), Kishanpura, HANAMKONDA , WARANGAL 506 001, TS , India
  • www.profgdamodar.com

Prof. DAMODAR GURRAPU

Vice Chancellor

Opening Words

Today is the age of specialization where we see a number of areas of specialization in a university. Chaitanya is always in the forefront to offer a variety of courses after recruiting the qualified staff and providing necessary infrastructure facilities. It provides a rare ambience for all its stakeholders and reaffirms to be the pathfinder for the well-crafted courses with human values.  It will uphold the highest values in all its activities and programs. It acts as a catalyst to transform the lives of thousands through excellence in teaching, learning, research, service and community development contributing to an equitable and holistic transformation of society at large. We create a community of lifelong learners in an environment of creative and critical thinking with humanistic and scientific inquiry. We are encouraging Joint Research Consultancy giving importance to MoUs.

Chaitanya has got several honors and accolades. It has international tie-up programs making them seamless for our students to study anywhere. This international exposure will make them globally competitive. Coupled with rigor in academics is the exposure to students in various realms of talent through clubs and extracurricular activities which improve the overall personality of the learners.

We want to constantly evolve ourselves to the future needs and impart education that makes the world a better place to live in. Relentlessly surging ahead on our chosen path has been the hallmark of Chaitanya.

Technological boons enable us to have information on any topic, anywhere and at any time. We have to change ourselves and we should be willing to update ourselves. Chaitanya empowers everyone who chooses to enter our portals. The faculty is student-friendly and follows interactive approach. Driven by our founding philosophy of ‘Academic Excellence’ for knowledge society, we strongly believe in building a community of perpetual learners by enabling them to look beyond their abilities and achieve what they assume impossible.

The library is equipped to meet the ever-growing needs of the teachers and learners right from internet support to audio-visual services with N-List, IEEE Gogotal, ALM, Sage DELNET Membership providing online access to the staff and students. Latest books are acquired from time to time from all sources. Students have access to massive open online courses in MP3 format based on MHRD model MOOCS, Commonwealth Education Services, cec.nic.in for all lessons.

The pillar of our strength is innovative teaching and learning experiences offered by experienced faculty backed with high quality resources. At Chaitanya we offer academic ambience, fruitful interaction and friendly support with excellent placements making life a celebration for every student. The excellent infrastructure at CDU demonstrates the importance of ambience in facilitating focussed learning and teaching.

I welcome you to this young and vibrant Chaitanya where we mould your future with values, wisdom and knowledge. We invite you to become an integral part of our successful journey to march ahead and wish you all the best.

Education

  • Master of Arts (English Literature), (First Division) Kakatiya University, Warangal.
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. in English on Nissim Ezekiel's Poetry), KU, Warangal
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. in English on James Gould Cozzens' Fiction), KU, Warangal.
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE), Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), (now EFLU), Hyderabad. India
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE), Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), (now EFLU), Hyderabad, India.

Awards & Honors

  • State Best Teacher Award, 2010
  • President Excellence Award, LCI
  • English Forum Award, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • Telugu Tejam Award, New Delhi
  • Pothana Award, Warangal
  • President’s Nominee for Sagar Central University, Madhya Pradesh (2015-2018)