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Faculty Profiles

Commerce

Amresh Kumar Awasthi

M.Com., MBA

Lecturer in Commerce

Amresh Kumar Awasthi teaches Commerce and Finance at St Mary’s College. He has nearly a decade and a half of teaching experience across different colleges. He also has eight years of industry experience in pharmaceutical marketing, including a stint as Regional Manager. He is a resource person in the field of personal investment and financial markets. He has also co-authored two undergraduate textbooks. Currently, he is the Faculty Mentor for the Finance Club at St. Mary’s College.

M Bikshapathi

M.Com., PGDCA

Assistant Professor of Commerce

M. Bikshapathi has over a decade of teaching experience at the undergraduate level. He has been with St. Mary’s College since June 2013. He has participated in several national and international seminars and presented papers.

Deepa Agarwal

M.Com., MBA

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Deepa Agarwal has been with St. Mary’s College since June 2008. A dedicated and student-focused teaching professional, she is committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive and learning environment to students. She is hardworking and systematic in planning and execution and shares an excellent professional relationship with her students and colleagues. She is conscious of the variations in student learning styles and abilities and is an effective teacher in diverse classroom environments. Currently, she is the Head of the Department of Commerce.

DurgaVaidehi

G.,M.Com.

Lecturer in Commerce

DurgaVaidehiG. joined the Department of Commerce in June 2017. In addition to her Masters in Commerce, she has also completed CA (Intermediate). A dynamic and popular teacher, she is acknowledged as a fine repository of knowledge ofthe subject of Accounts. She combines her knowledge of theory with practical application to make her sessions useful and interesting to students.

P. Harini

M.Com., PGDCA

Lecturer in Commerce

Harini joined St. Mary’s College in 2008. A dedicated and committed professional with nearly 15 years’ teaching experience, she is focused on bringing IT education to undergraduate commerce classrooms. A dynamic teacher, she inspires and motivates students to be up-to-date with computers. She also takes a personal initiative to address issues related to staff and student welfare. Currently, she also coordinates theBachelor of Commerce programme at St. Mary’s College.

D. Jayalakshmi

M.Com.

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Jayalakshmi has been with St. Mary’s College since 2005. A popular teacher, she has consistently played the role of a mentor, providing the students with guidance at all levels. Over the years, she has served the college in diverse roles including as the Head of the Department of Commerce and Management, and the Head of Degree Programmes and Examinations. An able administrator, she was instrumental in initiating several reforms at the departmental level.

Kavitha Thakur

M.Com., M.Phil.

Lecturer in Commerce

Kavitha Thakur is a seasoned teacher with over 20 years of academic experience. She has been with St. Mary’s College since 2006. Always willing to learn new things, she is a keen researcher, with several presented papers in international and national conferences to her credit. She has served the institution in diverse roles and has headed several committees.

Putta Padmaja

M.Com., MBA, B.Ed.

Lecturer in Commerce

Putta Padmaja joined St. Mary’s College in 2015, after having taught commerce at the undergraduate level for over 15 years. Her enthusiasm and vibrancyendear her to students. A state-level athlete during her student days, she continues to have a lively and progressive outlook to life and strives for excellence in all her endeavours. Currently, she coordinates the Bachelor of Commerce programme at St. Mary’s College.

Raja Rajeswari Chilakamarthy

M.Com.

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Raja Rajeswari Chilakamarthyjoined the Department of Commerce in November 2017. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she had a year’s experience teaching at the undergraduate level. She was awarded the ‘Outstanding Outgoing Student of the Year’ for her overall performance as an Masters in Commerce student. She has also successfully completed CA (Group 1).

Sri Sai Chilukuri

M.Com.

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Sri Sai Chilukuri joined St. Mary’s College in 2013 after completing his Master’s in Commerce. His passion for academics drove him to choose a teaching career. His academic interests are Accounting, Economics and Banking. He is a keen researcher and has participated in various national and international conferences and has also published several scholarly articles.

T Vidyasagar

M.Com.

Lecturer in Commerce

Vidyasagar has over 10 years of experience teaching subjects ranging from Business Law and Taxation to Cost Accounting and Corporate Accounting. He also has about 30 years of industry experience, especially in the field of Accounting. He has been with St. Mary’s College since 2009.

Languages

Akshara Singh

MA, M.Phil.

Assistant Professor of Hindi

Akshara Singh joined St. Mary’s College in 2004 and has teaching experience that spans nearly 25 years.She keeps updating herself with the latest knowledge in her discipline and likes to interact with the students on contemporary issues and topics. Passionate about her work, she sets realistic goals and displays professionalism in her undertakings. She has served the institution as a member of several committees.

M. Chaitanya

MA (French), Advanced Diploma in Spanish

Lecturer in French

Chaitanya has nearly 10 years of experience in teaching, translation and interpretation (French and Spanish). She is proficient at teaching both teenagers and adults. A quick learner who can absorb new ideas and adapt to new challenges, her students greatly admire her teaching skills. She loves European languages and is currently mastering German.

G. Chris Lenina Peters

MA

Lecturer in English

Chris Lenina Peters has worked in several institutions, including as Assistant Professor at Women’s College, Koti. Beyond academics, she spends her time in service of the underprivileged. She was awarded ‘Jewel of Telangana’ by Nexus ÉclatHonorsSociety International, Kansas, and USA. Her strong points are her positive attitude, dedication and commitment to her students. In addition to a Masters in English, she also has a Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU).

T. Ebenezer

MA, M.Phil.

Lecturer in English

Ebenezer comes with an experience of more than 30 years and has been an integral part of the institutions under St. Mary’s Educational Society since 1988. He is known for his dedication and commitment to his subject. He is popular among students not only as a teacher but also as a mentor and counsellor. He has served the college in different roles, including as Vice-Principal and as Chairman of the Examinations Committee. He has a passion for writing and peer teaching. He is an accomplished musician and trains choirs.

C. Ismail

MA, PGDTA

Lecturer in Arabic

Ismail has been in the teaching profession for about 30 years, andjoined St. Mary’s Junior College, Yousufguda, in 1997. He has been with St. Mary’s Collegesince its inception. He is dedicated to his profession and has been Head of the Department of Second Languages and a member of the Examination Committee. He continuously updates himself with the latest in the field of language and literature in order to guide students more effectively.

T. Joseph Christadoss

MA, M.Phil.

Lecturer in English

Joseph Christadoss has been teaching English Language, Literature and Communication for more than 30 years. He has been with the institutions of St. Mary’s Educational Society since 1997. For over a decade, he has been a key member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of St. Mary’s College and was its coordinator during two successive NAAC accreditations. He has been an effective resource person at various national seminars and workshops on quality enhancement in higher education. He also has a doctoral degree and several certifications in Advanced Leadership and Basic Counselling. Currently, he is the Head of the Department for Social Sciences, Mass Communication and Life Skills. He was recognized by the Government of Telangana with the State Award for Meritorious Teachers in September, 2018. He has also won the Indira Priyadashini National Award for Excellence in Education in November 2017.

A.S.Jyotsna

MA

Lecturer in English

A.S. Jyotsna teaches English and Soft Skills at St. Mary’s College. She also works with the Telangana State Police in offering Life Skills Sessions for the inmates of Chanchalguda and Cherlapallyprisons. She has nearly two decades of experience in teaching graduate and post-graduate students. She has co-authored a grammar workbook for undergraduate students and is currently working on a book for students of Engineering. She has translated the Hindi book on the principles of Kriya Yoga, Tantrasar, into English, for Belur Math, Kolkata. She received the Best Teacher Award from Ybrant Digital Technologies in 2010. Currently, she is the faculty mentor for VoxPopuli, the Public Speaking Club at St.Mary’s College and is also one of the coordinating members of the NSS Unit.

J. Michael Preetham

MA

Assistant Professor of English

Michael Preetham has been into teaching and training for nearly 20 years. He has been with St. Mary’s College since 2013, prior to which he worked with several prestigious institutions in India and abroad. He comes across as amiable, industrious, dedicated and cordial. He constantly updates himself with the latest developments in the fields of Literature, Language and Soft Skills. A mentor to many, he makes a positive impact on the lives of his students, colleagues and friends. Currently, he heads the Department of English and Languages and the college’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).

Olivia Lazarus

MA, M.Phil., B.Ed.

Lecturer in English

Olivia Lazarus has been into the teaching profession for more than 30 years, beginning her career with St. Mary’s Education Society in 1996. Teaching is her passion and she has won the admiration of many a student. A hard-working and sincere professional, she has served our college in diverse roles, including as Head of the Department of English. Currently, she is the coordinator for the BA Programme.

Saikiran D

MA

Assistant Professor of English Saikiran D. taught English at an engineering college before he joined St. Mary’s College in 2016. Prior to taking up teaching, he interned with an advertising agency. His research interests include Masculinity Studies, African-American Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Minority Studies. He has an eclectic approach to acquiring new information and learning new languages. He has Beginner Level Certificates in Russian and Arabic from the University of Hyderabad.

Vasanth Rao

MA, B.Ed.

Lecturer in Sanskrit

Vasanth Rao has been teaching intermediate and undergraduate students for more than 10 years now. Prior to joining the St. Mary’s College in 2016, he worked with several prestigious institutions at Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. He is lively and amiable by nature and passionate about Sanskrit. He is committed to making a difference in the lives of his students and friends. He is also an instructor of Yoga and Meditation.

G.Yamini

MA

Lecturer in English Yamini joined the Department of English in June 2017. Her specialization and area of research is Indian Writing in English. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she taught at the undergraduate level for 3 years. She is a highly disciplined and focused teacher. Her classrooms are very interactive and student-centric, with a lot of lively interaction with students. Music being her passion, she enjoys writing verses and singing semi-classical songs. She excels in Indian semi-classical music.

Management

Anureetha Das

MBA

Lecturer in Management

Anureetha Das is an academic with over 10 years of teaching experience. Prior to joining St. Mary’sCollege in 2017, she taught Marketing and Human Resource Management at reputed business schools and colleges. She has participated in various conferences, workshops and faculty development programmes.AnureethaDas is an expert in learning progressions and associated assessment tasks.

M. Bobby

MBA, M.Com.

Assistant Professor of Management

Bobby has been teaching and training both postgraduate and undergraduate students for more than 10 years. With a passion for teaching, he believes in nurturing students into role models for the nation. An avid reader, prolific writer and effective student counsellor, he has also co-authored two books, ‘Business Economics’ and ‘Business Environment’. Currently, he coordinates the BBA programme at St. Mary’s College. He is also the Faculty Mentor for the Entrepreneurship Club at St. Mary’s College and has received formal training from the National Entrepreneurship Network.

Faria Zafar

MBA

Lecturer in Management

FariaZafar is a management teacher with about 10 years of experience in the field of research and education. Her area of focus has been Management Case-Writing and her teaching pedagogy is participant-centric. She has authored case studies and research papers, few of which have been published in academic journals in the field of Management. She is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt holder and currently heads the Department of Management at St. Mary’s College.

C. Kusuma Reddy

MBA, M.Com.

Lecturer in Management

Kusuma Reddy is a seasoned teacher of management with nearly 20 years of experience. A focused researcher, she enjoys writing papers and interacting with fellow researchers at various national and international seminars and conferences. She is committed to her students and has proved to be a popular project guide to many of them. She regularly arranges guest lectures and field visits to help students gain maximum practical exposure. Currently she heads the Academic and Administrative Audit Cell of the college and is also a member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell.

M.Narsing Rao

MBA,M.Com., M.Phil.

Lecturer in Management

Narsing Rao joined St. Mary’s College in 2013. The students of our college reap the benefit of his more than 10 years of experience as a teacher of Commerce, Management and Finance. He is very effective in classroom management.

Shivani Mehrotra-Bajaj

MBE

Assistant Professor of Management

Shivani Mehrotra-Bajaj joined St. Mary’s College in June 2017, prior to which she had taught Economics and Management at National PG College, Lucknow and St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru. She was the university topper of Masters in Business Economics. A brilliant academician, she qualified the UGC-NET in Economics andManagement and has also successfully completed the NSE Academy Certification in Financial Markets(NCFM). She is inclined towards academic research and has written several papers, many of which were published and/or presented in national and international conferences and seminars.

Science

Anu Victor

MCA, M.Phil.

Lecturer in Computer Science

Anu Victor has been a lecturer in Computer Science at St. Mary’s College since 2007. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she had 6 years of teaching experience, having worked as a lecturer at ICFAI National College, Hyderabad, St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, and Christ College (now Christ University), Bengaluru. Goal-driven and ambitious, she is an enthusiastic and committed educator with a natural ability to inspire students. She is the faculty member of the IT Club at St. Mary’s College.

V.Dayananda Babu

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Mathematics

V. Dayananda Babu has been with St. Mary’s College since 2005. He has been into teaching and training since 1996. He has served our college in different roles, including as member of the Examination Committee. He is a certified internal auditor for ISO. He is also known for his ability to meticulously plan and organize events and activities. He is a mentor to many students. Currently he heads the Examination Division of the college.

Jaimole Cross

M.Sc., M.Phil.,B.Ed.; PGDCA

Lecturer in Statistics

Jaimole Cross joined St. Mary’s College in 2004. Prior to joining St.Mary’s College, she had 6 years of teaching experience. A passionate professional, she is proactive and enthusiastic about building and managing the Department of Sciences. She believes in collaboration and in building good teams. A committed teacher with effective discipline skills, she works towards promoting positive behaviour among the staff and students. She has taken up important positions at different times. Her areas of academic interest are Operation Research and Data Analytics. Currently she is the Head of the Department of Sciences.

M.H.R. Krishna Prasad

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Mathematics

M.H.R. Krishna Prasad joined St. Mary’s Junior College in 1988. He has vast experience in teaching Mathematics to both intermediate and undergraduate students. He was a member of the Review Committee of the Intermediate Mathematics textbook and EAMCET textbook published by Telugu Academy, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He has held various positions, including Coordinator of the Academic and Admin Audit Cell and the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

ManasaMachavarapu

M.Tech

Lecturer in Biotechnology

ManasaMachavarapu joined St. Mary’s College in 2017. Before this, she had taught in a reputed engineering college and worked as a research fellow for a UGC project. She has participated in many international and national conferences and published more than 10 research papers in journals, besides two monographs. She has filed a patent for one of her research works. Her areas of interests include downstream processing, food sciences and plant biotechnology.

P.S. Murthy

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Mathematics

P.S. Murthy joined St. Mary’s Junior College in 1987 has held important posts, including as Vice-Principal,from time to time. He has held several administrative positions at St. Mary’s College, Yousufguda, as well, including Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Among the senior-most teachers at the college, he is committed to help students identify their talents and goals. A voracious reader and a globetrotter, he continues to be passionate about learning. Currently he is Faculty Mentor of the Mathematics Club and Secretary of St. Mary’s College Staff Association.

G.Nadiya

M.Sc., B.Ed.

Lecturer in Chemistry

Nadiya has been working as a Lecturer in Chemistry at St. Mary’s College since 2015. She has participated in several national seminars.

Noor Unisa

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Computer Science

A passionate learner, Noor Unisa found her calling as a teacher and joined St. Mary’s College in 2017. She now strives to instil that same passion for learning in her students. Before becoming a teacher, she dabbled into web development and strived to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation. Earlier, she taught for 2 years at St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad. She was also a national level basketball player. Noor Unisa believes that actively engaging with students is one of the best ways to get them to follow directions and stay on task.

Prathyusha Y

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Biochemistry

PrathyushaY. has been working as a lecturer in Biochemistry at St. Mary’s College since 2016. She is a self-motivated and goal-oriented professional. Having worked with prestigious institutes like the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), she has good demonstrative, technical and analytical skills in biochemistry, which she effectively utilizes to enhance learning. She is well-organized and encourages students to participate in various science events and activities. Presently she is the Faculty Mentor for the Dance Club at St. Mary’s College.

S. Ravi Kumar

M.Sc. (Mathematics), M.Sc. (Statistics), M.Phil.

Lecturer in Statistics

S. Ravi Kumar is a seasoned teacher with rich experience in teaching Statistics for more than30 years. He was a member of the Review Committee of the Intermediate Mathematics textbook and EAMCET textbook published by Telugu Academy, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He has also been the Chief Examiner for Intermediate Public Examinations in the past.

M. Sarvari

M.Sc., B.Ed.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Sarvari has been teaching Chemistry at St. Mary’s College since 2015. She is proficient in her subject and has a passion for teaching and mentoring. She has evolved innovative teaching methods to make abstruse chemistry concepts simple and easy-to-understand. Her dynamism is evident in her accomplishment of academic and administrative tasks.She has been a member of the Examination Committee and a counsellor for admissions. A keen researcher, she participates in various seminars and conferences, and has won prizes for her papers. A quick learner, she is a highly dependable member of the teaching staff and has the skill to deal with young minds and guide them to pursue their goals successfully.

D. Sowjanya

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Electronics

Sowjanya has been working as a Lecturer in Electronics at St. Mary’s College since 2009. A dedicated professional who radiates positive energy, she is active and ever ready to take up new challenges. Her commitment to students is well-known and for many students she is the first person to approach to voice their concerns. Several students, especially international students, have found a caring mentor in her. She has organized many certificate courses as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Currently she is the coordinator for the Bachelor of Science programmes at St. Mary’s College.

V.Varalakshmi

M.Tech.

Lecturer in Biotechnology Varalakshmi joined St. Mary’s College as a Lecturer in Biotechnology in 2016, prior to which she was teaching at a reputed engineering college. A strong education professional with a scientific bent of mind, she is highly skilled in Chromatography and Fermentation Techniques.

J. Vidya Sagar

MCA

Lecturer in Computer Science

Vidya Sagar has been with St. Mary’s College since June, 2014 and has over five years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level. He is known for his expertise in subjects such as Relational Database Management Systems (SQL), Core and Advance Java, C and C++. He has also participated and presented papers at national conferences.

Social Sciences, Mass Communication and Life Skills

Amrit Amlan Pattanaik

MA, M.Phil.

Lecturer in Mass Communication and Journalism

AmritAmlanPattanaik joined St. Mary’s College in 2016 and has nearly 10 years of experience in teaching at different institutions. He is passionate about visual-storytelling and his areas of interest are documentary photography, graphic journalism and film studies. He is also actively engaged in media pedagogy, and creating and disseminating alternative media content.

RadhaVardha

MA, Ph.D.; LLB

Lecturer in Political Science

RadhaVardha has been teaching at St. Mary’s College since 2006 and has an overall teaching experience of nearly30 years. A Doctorate in Political Science, she has attended several international and national seminars/conferences and has presented and published several papers. She is a life member of the International Political Science Association and is active with The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). She is also actively involved with NGOs working for the cause of child and women welfare.

K.T. Srinivas

MA, MPhil

Assistant Professor of Political Science

K.T. Srinivas has been teaching at institutions belonging to the St. Mary’s Educational Society since 1998. He has an overall teaching experience of over 25 years. He also has rich experience of coaching students for various competitive exams like NDA, CDS and Civil Services. Although he is popularly known as General KT owing to his strict disciplinary approach, he is a friendly teacher, as many a student will vouch for.

Other Key Staff

L.Akku Naidu

M.P.Ed.

Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sports

Akku Naidu joined St. Mary’s College in 2014 and has over 10 years of experience in the field of physical education. His interests are cricket, volley ball and traditional Indian sports.

Vijay Bhasker Reddy

M.P.Ed.

Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sports

Vijay Bhasker Reddy joined St. Mary’s College in 2008. He has over 10 years of experience in Physical Education. He specializes in swimming and cricket.

BabitaRajmohan

MA

PR and Placement Officer

BabitaRajmohan joined St. Mary’s College in 2013as Public Relations and Placement Officer. She develops and executes all aspects of the public outreach initiatives of the college. She is the single point of contact for all companies looking at hiring St. Mary’s College students and handles both internships and final placements. Currently, she also heads the Student Activities and Alumni Relations Cell of the college.Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she was Assistant Manager (HR and Training) for the Yashoda Group of Hospitals. She is a vibrant and fun-loving personality. She is full of life, loves to travel and explore new places, and trying out new cuisines.

P. Kiran Kumar

M.Lib., MA (Archaeology), B.Ed.

Librarian

Kiran Kumar joined St. Mary’s College as Librarian in 2014, prior to which he worked as Assistant Librarian and Librarian at various institutions for about 20 years. He is proficient in C, C++ and ORACLE 8i.

Seema Naomi Seth

M.Sc.

Counsellor

Seema Naomi Seth joined St. Mary’s College in the year 2017 after doing her Master’s in Applied Psychology with specialization in Counselling. A highly skilled and dedicated mental health professional, she works towards helping students cope with emotional problems and challenging situations by using a range of psychological concepts and psycho-therapeutic techniques. Rather than simply offering solutions, she encourages them to take their own decisions and assists them by offering a structured and focused way of addressing their problems. She is compassionate and has a sensitive approach in dealing with others. She focuses on promoting safety, understanding and good mental health.