Dean Faculty of Engineering.


Brief Bio-data of Prof. Kumar Molugaram, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Osmania University

Prof. Kumar Molugaram obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from J.N.T. University, Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Presently, he is serving as the Senior Professor of Civil Engineering, UCE, OU. In his career, he published over 100 research papers in various International & National journals and conferences. He supervised 86 M.E. Dissertations and five Ph.D Thesis and supervising 8 - Ph.D students. He received Prestigious “Best Teacher State Award” from the Govt. of Telangana on 05-09-2018 on the occasion of Teachers Day. He also received high-status award “Engineer of the year 2019” from the Institution of Engineers India and Govt. of Telangana on 15-9-2018 on the occasion of Engineers Day. He received Vishwesharaya Best Faculty Award by Smart Infrast Trustee of India in the Month of September 2019. He was awarded for best paper in 2010 (National level) and 2014 (International level). The Govt, of Telangana appointed him as Convener of TS-PGECET 2019 and 2020. He completed two research projects from UGC and Govt. of India for a tune of Rs. 35 lakhs. Recently, he received 38 Lakhs worth of Research Project from SERB, DST Govt of India in 2019. He played a key role in start of M.E. Transportation Engineering programme (2008) in Civil Engineering Department, OU. He is a member of several committees of Govt. of Telangana, AP and Govt. of India. He served as Additional Controller of Examinations, Exam Branch, OU; Chairman, Board of Studies in Civil Engineering (Local and Global), OU; Nodal Officer, TEQIP- I, UCE; Director of Evaluation, Exam Cell, UCE; Director Infrastructure, OU; Head of Civil Engineering Department, OU; Vice-Principal, UCE, OU. He is a coordinator (STA), PMGSY, NRRDA, Govt. of India since 2006. He is a member of Unified Metropolitan Transportation Authority (UMTA), HMDA, Hyderabad, Telangana State. He is a life member of several research and technical organizations such as FIE, IRC, IUT, CTRG, IIBE, WCTR, TRG, EAST and SRS. He visited many international cities such as London (2005), Sydney (2006), Singapore (2006), SanFrancisco& Chicago (2007), Rome & Capri (2009), Melbourne (2011), Hong-Kong (2011), Toronto (2013), Washington D.C & New York (2013), Bangkok (2010 & 2014), Beijing and Shanghai (2014) and Germany, Switzerland, Paris, Netherlands and Belgium (2014), Tokyo-Japan(2015), Ho Chi Min City – Vietnam (2017), Melbourne (2019) and Srilanka (2019) to present his research papers in international conferences/seminars. He delivered 20 keynote lectures at various national and international platforms. He chaired 10 technical sessions at various international and national conferences. He organized several conferences and workshops on various topics during 2005-2020. He delivered more than 350 expert lectures in the area of Transportation Engineering, optimization Techniques and Engineering Research Methodology on various National/state level platforms in India. He attended one week in house, five training programmes on “capacity building and Leadership skills” at ISB and Various IIMs. He also attended MHRD Govt. of India prestigious training programme on “Leadership Excellence in Academic Programme (LEAP)” at HCU and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia for a period of three weeks in Feb -2019. He is an author of three conference proceedings and two books (one in Elsevier publications international). Prof. Kumar has over 27 years of Teaching, Research, and Consultancy and industry experience. He served as Controller of Examinations, Osmania University for two years period and initiated many technologies based (digital) reforms in the examinations branch, OU during centenary year of OU. He served as the Principal of Prestigious “University College of Engineering”, autonomous Osmania University, Hyderabad from 2018 to 2021 and brought many technological reforms. The Govt. of Telangana appointed him as Executive Committee (EC) Member for 100-year-old legacy Osmania University. Presently, He is holding additional responsibility as a Director, Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (Osmania University and Govt of India) and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Osmania University.