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Director, IIITDM Kurnool

Prof. Somayajulu has 33 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy and outreach in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to joining as the Director of IIITDM Kurnool in February 2019, he served as the Chair of MeitY Sponsored Scheme- “Electronics & ICT Academy” established at NIT Warangal during 2015-19.

Under his Chairmanship, the academy conducted 225 FDPs/workshops, signed 30 MoUs with institutions/industries and BOSSMOOL, and generated revenue of Rs 2.25 crore. He was Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NIT Warangal during 2006 – 2015. He served various administrative positions at NIT Warangal such as the Head of the Department of CSE, Dean (Academic), and Professor-in-charge of MIS. He is a member of various accreditation committees like NPIU Technical Committees of TEQIP II World Bank project.

He is instrumental in starting B. Tech. in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, M. Tech. and Ph.D. programmes at IIITDM Kurnool during 2019-2021.

Prof. Somayajulu is very enthusiastic to continue the trends set by his predecessors to make IIITDM Kancheepuram a global centre of excellence. His efforts will be to improve the ranking of the Institute in design centric engineering education to make IIITDM Kancheepuram a destination for quality students and faculty to exhibit their potential.

Prof. D V L N Somayajulu also took the additional responsibility as the Director of IIITDM Kancheepuram on August 4, 2021.