Rural Developement & Social Work

 

Year of Establishment of the Department:     1977                                                  

A Brief  history of Department  :

The Department of Rural Development was established in 1977 by the then Sri venkateswara University Autonomous Post Graduate centre, Anantapur.  This post-graduate course has the distinction of being the first of its kind in India.  The Department has been offering courses allied to Rural Development Sociology (M.A) course was offered since 1981-82 till the formation of Department of Sociology in 1985.  Master of Social Work (M.S.W) course was introduced in 1990-91.

            The Mission of the Department is to foster and sustain academic, research and extension programmes to promote the quality and strength or Rural Development professionals with the final object of  improving the quality of rural life in India.

Chairmen, BOS & Head of Department

Chairman/Chairperson

Head

Prof D. Chenna Reddy

Prof. M. Muninarayanappa

Names and Designations of the faculty

Chairman
255787
Head:
255785
Office:
255786

 

Name
Designation
Mobile
Off.
e-mail
1.Dr.V. Reddeppa Reddy
Professor
9440044922
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2.Dr.G.Sreedhar
Professor
91-9440889606
240848
3.Dr.K.Bhaskar
Professor
91-9704282009
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4.Dr.C.Sudhakar
Professor
91-9440683822
275622
5.Dr.D.Chenna Reddy
Professor
91-9440547247
223666
dcr-head@yahoo.co.in
6.Dr.M.Muninarayanappa
Professor
91-9441575395
255042
7.Dr.P.Firoz Babu
Assistant Professor
91-9885467302
255302

 

Faculty currently holding other positions
Prof. G. Sreedhar The Rector, SKU
Dean, Social Sciences
Prof. M.Muninarayanappa Joint Director, Directorate of Distance Education

 

Courses offered  by the Department :  M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D Courses in Rural  Development.

M.S.W., M.Phil., and Ph.D in Social Work

Major projects handled by the Department :

          Title of the Project

Funding
Agency

Amount
Sanctioned

Year of
Sanction

Year of
Completion

1. Women and Selfhelp

2.People’s Participation in Forest Management – A Study with   Special Reference to Joint Forest Management in Rayalaseema Region

3. a.Problems and Prospects of Tank Irrigation in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh

b. Economics of Micro Irrigation Systems in Drought Prone regions of Andhra Pradesh

4.Production and Marketing Oilseeds in Andhra Pradesh –  Constraints and strategies 

5. Enterpreneurship and Women Empowerment

6.Human resource Development Through Adult Education in Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh

7.Women and Dairy  Development

UGC

 

UGC

 

 

 

 

 

UGC

 

      

       UGC

 

UGC

      

 

       UGC

 

      UGC

 

      UGC

0.50 Laks

2.54 Laks

 

 

 

0.83 Laks

 

 

2.41 Lakhs

 4 Lakhs

 

0.08 Lakhs

 

0.038Lakhs

 

2.80 Lakhs

1997

2000

 

 

 

1993

 

 

1997

 1998

 

2000

 

1999

 

1998

2000

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1996

 

 

2001

 2001

 

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2001

 

Consultancy Programmes : Consultancy is being Provided to Govt. Departments and NGOs.

Extension activities   :    Department is actively involved  in  the evaluation of on going   Rural  Development Programmes

Books published/edited by the Staff : Edited one book for intermediate course  (Also refer Staff Profiles)

Seminars/Workshops/Symposia/Refresher Courses – Organised by the Department   :

          1.      Workshop and course Structure for PG Courses in Rural Development

2.      Drought in Anantapur District

3.      Employment Generation in Rural Sector

4.      Ecological imbalances in Drought Prone areas

5.      National Seminar on Facets of Rural Development tryst with 21st century

6.      Workshop Vision 2020