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Prof. V. Chandrasekhara Rao, Professor of Library & Information Science & In-charge, Computer Centre, BRAOU has got immense experience in Library & Information Science and Open Distance Learning.


Professional Experience

Total Experience: 29 years

Experience in ODL Institutions: 27 years

Current Position and Employer: Professor of Library and Information Science, Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.

Mode and Levels of Experience

  • Modes: Open Learning/Distance Education
  • Levels: Post-graduate and Research Degrees
  • Specialisations: Information Technology Applications; Library and Information Science; Self-Learning Materials Development

Key Expertise

  • PG Level: Library and Information Science
  • PG Level: Distance Education

Positions Held

Positions Held in Last 10 Years:

  1. Controller of Examinations, BRAOU, from 25 Sept. 2006 to 12 Feb. 2008
  2. In charge, Computer Centre: BRAOU, From 25 Sept. 2006 onwards ...
  3. Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, BRAOU, from 22 Dec. 2004 to 25 Sept. 2005
  4. In charge University Librarian, BRAOU, from 25 Aug. 2001 to 12 March 2002
  5. Additional Director, Staff Training and Development, BRAOU, from 20-9-2004

Academic & Research Qualifications

Publications in ODL and E-Learning


1996 - Library Services for Distance Learners, co-edited with Murali Manohar. Book containing papers of the Special Session of IDEA Conference, hosted by Dr. BRAOU, Hyderabad, 22-24 November 1996 on From the Learner to the Learner: Developing Strategies towards better Student Support Services

Conference Papers

1998 - Impact of distance education on career development of library and information professionals in India. Paper presented at 49th FID Conference and Congress on Towards the New Information Society of Tomorrow: Innovations, Challenges and Impact, hosted by INSDOC, Jaipur and New Delhi, 11-17 October 1998

Chapters in Books

  1. Planning for change: Library and information services in open universities in the context of changing IT environment, co-authored with G. Saroja. In Prof. N. Guruswamy Naidu Festschrift Volume,1998
  2. Library and Information Science Education through Distance Learning: A Case Study of BLISc Programme at Andhra Pradesh Open University, co-authored with N. B. Inamdar. In Human Spirit: An Anthology Library Systems, edited by S. R. Ijari, C. R. Karisiddappa and B. V. Rajasekhar. Dharward: Karnataka University, 1996
  3. Educational facilities to scheduled castes in Dr B R Ambedkar Open University, coauthored with G. Saroja. In Synergy: Facets of Research in Open Learning, edited by M. Satyanarayana Rao, Hyderabad: Centre for Evaluation, Dr. BRAOU, p.76-87, 1994
  4. Book prices and library budgeting: A case study of budgeting science books in Dr. BRAOU Library, co-authored with V Rama Devi. In Distance Education: An interface.Hyderabad, Dr. BRAOU, p.183-187, 1992
  5. Open University Library and its relationship with Teaching/Learning Programmes: A Case Study with APOU Library System, co-authored with G. Sujatha. In Librarianship in Developing Countries: Problems and Prospects, edited by N Guruswamy Naidu, New Delhi: ESS Ess, p.247-253

Personal Information

  • Place of birth: Palakol, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • MailingAddress: Dept. Of Library And Information Science, Dr B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Road No.46, :Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033
Office Telephone: 040-23680469; Office Fax: 040-23544830
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Residence Telephone: 040-27645225
Mobile: 09492049027