Prof.T.Shivaji Rao, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Gitam University, Visakhapatnam-530017
Born in 1932 at Mudinepalli, near Gudivada, Krishna Dist. Andhra Pradesh, received Bachelors degree in Civil Engg., from Viswesaraah Engineering College, banglore (1956) and Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Rice university, Houston, Texas, (USA) (1962).
Former Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and principal of College of Engineering, Andhra university. Formerly Member of the Academic Council, senate and Executive council of Andhra University.
Fellow of the A.P. Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering in 1963 at Andhra University. Taught Epidemiology, Paracitology, Environmental sanitation, Sanitary Chemistry, micro-biology, radiological health, industrial Hygiene, Hydrology and Hydraulics, Advanced water supply and sewage treatment, industrial waste treatment, Stream sanitation, Air Pollution Control, Environmental Impact Analysis etc. Guided theses work for masters and Doctoral degrees.
Published a few book and several papers on environmental problems. Invited by the Royal Swedish of Sciences for Participation in Nobel symposium in August 1976. Invited by the Ytravel Agents Association of India to Khatmandu, Nepal to present a paper on ?The Threat to taj mahal due to Air Pollution from Mathura Refinery (1979), Invited by the International Baccalaureate Asia-Pacific to Khatmandu, Nepal as key note speaker to present a paper on Sustainable Development and Environment.
Member of the A.P. Sate pollution Control Board (1976-79), Chairman, technical Committee of the Pollution Control Board (1976-82), Formerly Chairman, Environmental education Committee, university Grants Commission, Chairman technical Committee, Andhra Pradesh State Water Pollution Control Board, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Committee on Environment, Honorary Environmental Advisor, Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation,
Expert member of Environmental Appraisal Committees for Industries and River valley Projects, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India,
Member of the Expert Committees on Artificial Rains, Government of A.P.,
Member, High Power Committee on Seismic Safety of Tehri Dam, Government of India, Special Invitee for public hearing on Pulichintala project, Member, expert Committee on Environmental Impact of Telugu Ganga Project, Founder Member of Indian Council for Enviro-Legal Action, new Delhi, member Board of trustees of MC Mehta Environment Foundation, new Delhi.
Formerly UGC Emeritus professor, Honorary Professor Andhara University,
Honorary professor Nagarjuna university,
Consulting professor, manonmanian Sundarnar University Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru technological University.
Recipient of best teacher State Award of Government of Andhra Pradesh for 1986-87. Recipient of the University Grants Commissions National Award Swami Pranavananda Award on Ecology and Environmental Sciences for the year 1991.
Recipient of Sivananda Eminent Citizen Award for 2002 by Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust, Andhra Pradesh state.
Presently Working as Director, centre for Environmental Studies, GITAM Engineering College, Expert member, State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh,
Chairman, Environmental Monitoring Committee, Visakhapatnam Port Trust,
Chairman of the Environmental Education Committee of the A.P. State council of Higher education, and expert member of the A.P. State Council of Higher Education,
Expert member of the A.P. State committee on cloud seeding Project, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.