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Academic President Dr S V Kota Reddy

With nearly 27 years of teaching, research & administrative experience, Dr S V Kota Reddy is a veteran academician and administrator. He has been serving as Manipal University, Dubai’s Academic President since September 2013. Holding a doctorate from IIT Mumbai, Dr Kota Reddy is a well-respected expert in the field of Mechanical Engineering with seven patents to his name.

With nearly 27 years of teaching, research & administrative experience, Dr S V Kota Reddy is a veteran academician and administrator. He has been serving as Manipal University, Dubai’s Academic President since September 2013. Holding a doctorate from IIT Mumbai, Dr Kota Reddy is a well-respected expert in the field of Mechanical Engineering with seven patents to his name.

Academic President Dr S V Kota Reddy With nearly 27 years of teaching, research & administrative experience, Dr S V Kota Reddy is a veteran academician and administrator. He has been serving as Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai’s Academic President since September 2013. Holding a doctorate from IIT Mumbai, Dr Kota Reddy is a well-respected expert in the field of Mechanical Engineering with seven patents to his name. When: — Where: Category:
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Dr S V Kota Reddy is the Academic President of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus. He joined Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai as the Chairperson of Engineering Department in the year 2009. It is his sheer determination and meticulous nature that has driven him to being the Academic Head of this prestigious institution.

 

His beliefs

A Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay India, he firmly believes in commitment, team work and efficient completion of any task undertaken. He leads several disciplines on to the path of excellence to ensure consistent delivery of quality education. He has been responsible for identifying and establishing student exchange programs through collaborations with various universities across the globe. He also focuses on R&D initiatives, Professional Society activities, Industry collaborations for internships, placements and research activities at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai. He is also an approved guide of Manipal University, India, to guide PhD students in Mechanical Engineering stream.

 

Experience

Dr Kota has over 27 years of teaching, research and administrative experience. Extremely passionate about teaching, he still conducts classes for Mechanical Engineering students at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai. He has published 25 research papers in International and National Journals, Conferences. He also filed seven patents, one US, two international and four Indian, in association with IIT Bombay. Dr Kota’s R&D project on Plastic Solar Water Heater won the Meritorious Award at KAIF 2007, a state level project exhibition organized by TATA Power, Mumbai, India. His R&D projects on Heat Pump Assisted Dryer and Hybrid Air Conditioning System have won the National Award for Excellence in HVAC&R, which was instituted by the Bry-Air Asia Pvt Ltd in the year 2008 and 2009 respectively. One of his research papers was published in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Spanish Journal in Spain. He has also travelled to Shanghai and Macedonia to present papers in leading International Conferences. Dr Kota also visited Germany and Thailand for the inspection of the state of the art equipment purchased for various labs in Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai.

 

Achievements

A life member of Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), he has served the ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter at various positions such as a Chapter Working Committee Member, Treasurer and Secretary. He was ISHRAE’s Student Chair for the Western India comprising of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa in the year 2008-09 and was also ISHRAE Students’ Activities Chair, Hyderabad in the year 2009. Dr Kota was the MTech Examiner at IIT Bombay, Bhabhasaheb Ambedkar Technological University (BATU) and University of Mumbai. He has conducted more than 6 short term courses in the field of Refrigeration and Air conditioning and was the Principal of Medha College of Engineering, Hyderabad from November 2008 to August 2009.

 

He is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers) and is the ASHRAE Student Branch Advisor for Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai. He has been elected by ASHRAE Falcon Chapter as the Chair for Students’ Activities in UAE. He completed the ASHRAE funded projects titled Solar Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioning System and Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Solid Desiccant Air Conditioning. He was presented the MaGEX – 2016 Award for the Best Academic Administration for 2015-16 by Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore, India. He also received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education at The Middle East Education Leadership Awards, hosted by Asian Confederation of Businesses with CMO Asia.