RAY Consulting Presents
Digital Ag India Conference 2020

February 04, 2020 (9am to 6pm)
Hotel Park Hyatt, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Praveen Rao Velchala

Dr. Praveen Rao Velchala is the First Vice Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, the youngest State Agricultural University in India,

since April, 2016. Dr. Rao is a prominent contributor to micro-irrigation. A strong believer in digital technology outreach to end users, his work in agro knowledge management contributed to developing digital knowledge material on 142 drip irrigated agri-horticultural crops that helped in creating new capabilities, decision criteria for diffusion and adoption, and enhanced stakeholder value.

A dedicated academician, he has to his credit over 164 research papers in peer reviewed national & international Journals, several field irrigation practical manuals, books, crop growing manuals, project documents, DVD films, invited international and national presentations etc., covering different aspects of micro-irrigation and fertigation management. Mentoring budding agronomists is a favorite past time and he stands as an inspiration to many of his students who worked for their masters and doctoral programs.

Several Educational, Research and Extension reforms and Inter-institutional collaborations both in India and abroad initiated by Dr. Rao as VC enabled the PJTSAU achieve top Rank in 2018.