NICHOLAS B. DIRKS was named the 10th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on November 8, 2012, and served in that role between June 1, 2013 and July 1, 2017. An internationally renowned historian and anthropologist, he is a leader in higher education and well-known for his commitment to and advocacy for accessible, high-quality undergraduate education, to the globalization of the university, and to innovation and collaboration across the disciplines and between universities and outside partners.

Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University has been appointed as the Honorary Pro Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati. He served as NTU's third President from July 2011 until December 2017, after being the university’s Provost from 2007. Prof Bertil Andersson is a world-renowned plant biochemist from Sweden with a longstanding association with the Nobel Foundation that includes chairing its chemistry committee,

P.Sathyanarayanan studied B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) at Anna University, Chennai. Then he completed his PG (MS) at Northeastern University, United States. He was awarded a Doctorate degree, for his research, at Southern Cross University, Sydney.

Prof D. Narayana Rao is a renowned scientist in the field of Atmospheric Sciences and Radar Technology. In his career spanning over four decades, he has been widely recognized for building institutions of excellence both in research and academia.

Dr. D Gunasekaran obtained his Ph.D Degree in Applied Linguistics from University of Hyderabad. He worked in central government departments for a period of ten years.