Distinguished Alumni Award-2017

Er.N. Venkateshwarlu 
Chief Engineer,
Kaleshwaram Project,
Telangana State.
Phn No.9100973711.

B.E. Osmania University, Hyderabad (1979-83)
M.E.  Osmania University (1983-85)

Er. N. Venkateshwarlu joined the Department of Irrigation & Command Area Development in the year 1986 as Assistant Executive Engineer and rose to the top level of Chief Engineer in a span of 29 years through sheer hardwork and dedication. During his tenure some of the key achievements include; NTPC, Lift Irrigation Scheme with a capacity of  8.5 TMC, Yellampally Project on River Godavari with a capacity of 20.17 TMC, Manthani Lift Irrigation Scheme, Stage I & II with a capacity of 2 TMC. As Chief Engineer, took the complete responsibility of prestigious Kaleshwaram Project consisting of Three Barages and Three Lifts namely; Medigadda, Annaram and Sundilla which are expected to be completed in a record time of 24 months and 18 months respectively under his able supervision. Kaleshwaram Project is Claimed to be the costliest irrigation project to be taken up by any State till date with an estimated cost of 80,500 crore, the project holds the key to the State Government’s promise of providing irrigation facility to one crore acres of land under all projects/tanks. The unique features of the project, include the longest tunnel to carry water in Asia, running up to 81 km, between the Yellampally barrage and the Mallannasagar reservoir, the project would also utilise the highest capacity pumps, up to 139 MW, in the country to lift water. His innovative and visionary leadership in particular with analysis and design of structures has made him one of the most prominent Irrigation Engineer in the state of Telangana.

Er. Venkateshwarlu is a dedicated, community service-oriented person, despite such achievements and plaudits; he remains extremely modest and easily approachable to his colleagues. His fearless approach, deep study of the complexities coupled with his sincere work ethic, ensured significant development benefits to the region. His frankness, commitment and style have always been thought-provoking. Admirably, he has put State interests over his own personal safety. A rare trait indeed! Smt and Sri. N. Venkateshwarlu are blessed with a daughter Dr. Manasa, a dentist and son Mr. Anudeep, a software engineer. In recognition of Sri. N. Venkateshwarlu’s  outstanding contributions in the execution of flagship project of Telangana which would not only irrigate the parched lands of the State, but also provide drinking water and livelihood to lakhs of people. University College of Engineering, Osmania University is truly proud to confer on him this  Distinguished Alumnus Award.