Over a period of its long innings, every Institution of repute fosters a sub-cultural milieu unique for itself. Pupils with diverse backgrounds converge on such academic portals, stay there for considerable time, imbibe high octane academics, acquire invaluable peer networks, and above all, learn the skills to lead a purposeful life.
JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada is one such marquee academic portal that honed the professional nuances of thousands of students and embossed its distinct sub-cultural signature on every one that made this eminent institution his/her academic sojourn. As a result, each alumnus of this august alma mater is an epitome of vibrancy, transparency and empathy and is driven by social responsibility. Such drive, a common denominator among all the ECKites, inspired them to form an NGO christened KEATS (Kakinada Engineering Alumni Trust for Service).
While the prime movers of such noble initiative are the alumni of ECK belonging to the Class of 1977 through 81, every alumnus of ECK and other ‘Pay back artistes’ among the general public are welcome to join this endeavour aimed at scripting an equitable society.
Every Public Institution’s uniqueness lies in its DNA. It’s the reason for its existence-something that cannot be changed without changing the very structure of everything that the Institution represents. Given such broader implication of the DNA of an organisation, the DNA of KEATS would be: “Sense of Camaraderie, Critical Understanding, and Sense of Purpose”. It’s how the torchbearers of KEATS would like to convey themselves to the posterity.
KEATS would evolve into a nationally reputed NGO by 2030 by generating scalable models in education, environment and empowerment of vulnerable sections so that every person lives with dignity.
KEATS resolves to work relentlessly in creating livelihoods, promoting access to quality education and developing a healthy environment among vulnerable sections of society by evolving scalable models acting as light houses.
Current Position: Chairman,
Company: Live Wires
Worked in various capacities for M/s NTPC and M/s POWERGRID for 18 years before shifting to Private Sector in 1998. Served almost 16 years in various companies like M/s Jyoti Structeres Ltd as General Manager, M/s Tata Projects Ltd as Sr General Manager, M/s Lanco Infratech as Executive Director and in M/s GMR Energy as Vice President before calling it a day in April 2014. Currently Co Founder and CEO in Live Wires.
Qualification: M.Tech(Structures), Current Position: Retired recently as Engineer in Chief R&B, Government of AP.
Joined in State Government service as AEE R&B in May 1978. Worked in different capacities and retired on 31-08-2017 as Engineer in Chief R&B, Head of the Organization in AP State. Instrumental in completing four laning of about 300 km length of NH in AP. Completed four laning of 420km length of SHs in AP on PPP mode. Worked as Chief General Manager(Tech), Chief Engineer cadre, and completed about 75% of Nehru Outer Ring Road around Hyderabad city, which is an eight lane access controlled Expressway, the first of it’s kind in India.
Yerramilli Siva Subrahmanyam (alias Sivaji) is a post-graduate in Structural Engineering, Consultant Engineer and Builder since 1982. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Member of Institution of Engineers and an approved proof consultant to GHMC. Managing Partner of Pramana Realtors and Builders, Hyderabad.
With a passion towards serving the underprivileged, he is carrying forward the legacy of his forefathers who, apart from other contributions to the society, established YN College at Narsapur in West Godavari dt.
Qualifications: ME(Struct.), MBA(Fin.), PG Dip ADR; CURRENT POSITION: DIRECTOR; COMPANY: AXIS ENERGY VENTURES (INDIA) PVT. LTD.
Mr. Narasimha Rao has over 43 years of experience as a Civil Engineer. He worked in various capacities in AP R&B Department before taking voluntary retirement as S.E (R&B). He worked as Project Director in National Highways Authority of India; as Resident Engineer on behalf of Louis Berger Inc., in Afghanistan; as Director, India Operations for Sheladia Associates Inc., and headed the Concessionaires’ Project Monitoring Teams for 4 BOT Highway Projects. He is an empaneled Arbitrator with IRC and empaneled Dispute Resolution Expert with ICA. He is on Board of 3 companies as Independent Director and is presently serving as Director, Management Assurance Group in Axis Energy Ventures (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Qualification: M.Tech, Current Position: Consultant – IT, Company: IT Industry
Started my career with a Public Sector in Chandigarh in the Semiconductor Industry for 6 years before moving to IT field and Hyderabad in 1987. Worked in the IT Industry for 28+ years in the area of Quality and Delivery, acquired various certificates in the process like Certified Lead Auditor, Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, LEAN facilitator etc. Worked with companies like Semiconductor Complex Limited, Chandigarh, OMC Computers Limited, Wipro Technologies, Tech Mahindra. Right now, working as a consultant for Novartis Healthcare Pvt Ltd., in Hyderabad. Inspired by the proposals made by some of our friends from Engineering College, Kakinada, with an intention to help society, started taking active participation in KEATS.
Sri Krishna Mohan Rao Mullapudi,did Btech Civil in1978 from JNTU Kakinada and retired in 2016 after working for 38 years in R&B. He also worked as Sales Head for a Gated Community Project till 2019 in Vijayawada.
He has been in Social Service activities since 2012 and now running his YouTube channel KMR Mullapudi.
Name: K Ramesh, Qualification: M.Tech, Current Position: Director, Company: Wikikids Ltd
Mr Ramesh Kosaraju is a post-graduate electronics engineer from IIT, Kharagpur (1982) having graduated from JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada. He was a Reader at Bapatla Engineering College before taking up entrepreneurship at Hyderabad. For over two decades, he was part of top management in Avantel Limited that designs and manufactures wireless communication products and provides end-to-end solutions.
Heading the Quality Assurance Dept, he was instrumental in implementing ISO 900:2008 and AS 9100C Quality Management Systems in the organisation. For five years, he was engaged in content development and editing of K-12 educational portal wonderwhizkids.com which is now simply.science.com
Yoga practitioner whose pastimes include Bridge and Crossword puzzles.
He is the Editor of KEATS quarterly Newsletter – Samaachaaram.
Dr. Narasimha (Narsi) Bolloju is an alumnus of JNTU-Kakinada. After completing his M.Tech in Industrial and Management Engineering at IIT Kanpur, he joined the database R&D group at CMC Ltd. After working at CMC for 13 years and earning his Ph.D. in CS from the University of Hyderabad, he shifted to academia by joining the City University of Hong Kong as a faculty in the Department of Information Systems for 23 years. Later, he was at LNMIIT at Jaipur as a Professor of CSE. Since 2018, he has been a faculty at the BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. One of his research themes – throughout his academic career – is on enhancing teaching and learning practices, especially using information and communication technologies.
Sampath Kumar Myneni is a Air veteran. Served in Indian Airforce for 15 years and got discharged in 1993. He then joined Indian Bank and retired in 2018. Settled in Vijayawada. Since then he has been active in various social organisations and doing service to the society to the best of his abilities.
Qualification: M.E., Ph.D
Dr Jayadev Vellanki holds a Ph.D in Information Technology from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. He is currently working as a Director, IT Service Management at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, New Jersey, USA. Prior to relocating to USA in 1990, he worked as a faculty in Siddhartha Engineering college, Vijayawada, Bapatla Engineering College, and Koneru Lakshmaiah Engineering college, Guntur. His interests are global travel and reading, He now lives in West Windsor, New Jersey, USA. He is married with two children. His wife, Dr.A.Vijayalakshmi, currently working as a Professor in Rutgers University, New Jersey is also an alumni of JNTU. They are both passionate about the upliftment of women, orphans, and other charitable activities.
Qualification: M E, Current Position: CEO, Company: Insta Health Solutions Pvt Ltd
Ramesh Emani is an industry veteran in the IT and software industry of India. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Insta Health Solutions Pvt Ltd, which was acquired by Practo Technologies. He now runs the same as part of Practo. The focus of Insta Health is to provide very easy to use implement sophisticated Hospital Management and Electronic Medical Records management solutions. Over 500 hospitals and clinics used Insta HMS in India, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. Prior to that, he worked at Wipro for 24+ years in various positions, including CTO. His last position in Wipro was as President of Telecom and Product Engineering solutions, running business of about $1 Billion business with about 19,000 people. He was member of Wipro’s Corporate Executive Council. Ramesh is also on the board of eMids Technologies, a Nashville, TN, USA based IT Services Company providing IT services to healthcare market.
Name: Dr. A Vidyasagar, Qualification: M.Tech, MBA, Ph D. Current Position: Founder & CEO, Company: Avantel Ltd & Wikikids Ltd
Dr Vidyasagar Abburi, is a post graduate in Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur with experience in design and development of Avionics equipment at HAL. He was with APSFC for around 4 years appraising technical projects and with Satyam Computers as GM. In 1993, he started Avantel Ltd to build a technology base for design and development of wireless products. Avantel now has a world-class infrastructure for design, manufacture and development of Wireless Products for Defence, Telecom and Satcom applications. He received a doctorate degree in Management Sciences from JNTU, Hyderabad researching in “Strategies for dissemination of knowledge in digital age”.