The distinctive leadership of SRM University, AP – Amaravati comprises people from diverse fields and regions, brought together to set the vision and strategic direction for the University.

Honorary Pro Chancellors

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.

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Bharucha has held a variety of academic leadership positions, including President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College, where he became the first Indian-American to be named dean of a school at an Ivy League university.

Board of Governors

Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, President, SRM University, India

Dr. Nicholas Dirks, Emeritus Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley, US

Dr. Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus, Nanyang Technological University, Sweden

Dr. Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, University of California, San Diego, US

Dr. Elizabeth H. Bradley, President, Vassar College, US

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra, Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of California, Davis, US

Mr. N. Ram, Chairmai, The Hiidu Publishiig Group, India

Dr. Jamshed Bharunha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University, India

Board of Management

Dr. Damodar Acharya, Former Director - IIT Kharagpur, AICTE Chairman, Director RBI, India

Dr. N Balakrishnan, Honorary Professor, IISc, India

University Administration

Prof D. Narayana Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor

Dr. D. Gunasekaran, Registrar

Mr. Rupesh Bisht, Director – Admissions

Mr. Prabhakar R. Chowdary, Director IT

Mr. Mantri Panendra Srinivas, Associate Director - Industry Relations & Placement

Mr. Nalin Bakhle, Director, Communications Media