Dr. Nune Srinivasa Rao
Faculty Member

Dr. Nune Srinivasa Rao is working as Faculty Member with School of Entrepreneurship and Extension (SEE) and focus on Training and Research related to Promotion of Entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and promotion of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) through young entrepreneurs. Dr. Rao has Ph.D. in Social Work from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has 21 years experience in Social Development Sector including Microfinance, livelihood promotion, women empowerment, gender budgeting, entrepreneurship promotion, skill development and ICT4D. He worked with M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), APMAS, C-DAC, Aga Khan Foundation, WD&CW Dept (NMEW), GoAP and AP Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). He has published 10 articles in various Journals and conferences of National and International repute. He has leaded and participated in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), research studies, impact studies and project evaluation and prepared various innovative project proposals. He also coordinated various national TOT programmes, developed training modules & IEC/ ICT material and provided guest lecturers on Participatory Training Methodologies (PTM), SHGs & microfinance, livelihood promotion, Community based Institutions building, CSR, Gender equality & Gender Budgeting etc.

Dr. Shreekant Sharma
Associate Faculty Member

Dr. Sharma’s field of specialisation is Rural and Agri Enterprises. He has dedicatedly worked for socio economic development of rural families at various capacities in Corporate and Government sectors. His professional experience encompasses areas of Marketing, Procurement, Sales, Research, Teaching and Extension. He has completed B.Sc (Agriculture) degree from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar and Post Graduate Programme in Agri Business Management from National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad popularly known as MANAGE.  He has a Ph.D (Agri Business) degree from S.K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. His doctoral research work was on farm opinion leaders and their influence on buying of agri products in a rural set up. Adding to it, he has attained M.A degree in Economics, Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management and certificate courses in commodity markets, computer applications, financial markets, IPM, weather agro advisory, and IPR. He has published a number of research papers and articles in reputed journals and magazines. He has been awarded Dr. V.S. Vyas felicitation prize 2010-12 by Agro Economic Research Centre, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat for best research and awarded “best potential for future development” for the research paper presented at International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). Dr. Sharma is a life member of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE). His current domain of interest includes promotion of agro and food processing industries, retail, project formulation, impact evaluation of government schemes, buying behaviour and entrepreneurship.