Director's Profile


D V L N Somayajulu


IIITDM Kurnool


    I am having around 30(thirty) years of experience in the profession of Teaching, Research, Consultancy and Outreach activities at National Institute of Technology, Warangal.

     Currently, I am working as Director for MHRD CFTI Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kurnool. Prior to joining this position, I served as Chair for MeitY Sponsored Project Electronics & ICT Academy established at NIT, Warangal during 2015-19 and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering during 2006 -2015. Under my leadership, the academy has conducted 225 FDPs/Workshops, 30 MoUs with institutions/industries, one BOSSMOOL training inassociation with IITM, established one seminar hall, two interactive classrooms, meeting and office and generated revenue of Rs 2.25 crores.

Research and Development


No of External Sponsored Research Projects:11 (5 as PI and 6 as Co-PI)

Educational Qualifications: Ph.D(IITD), M.Tech (IITKGP), M.Sc(IITKGP) and AMIE(CE)

No of Consultancy Projects completed: 04

Teaching Experience: around 30 years.

Total cost of all the projects executed: 200 lakhs

Using the content developed as part of PRP project in association with IIT KGP with project funding of 220 lakhs.

Ph.D Guidance: 12(completed: 06; on-going: 06)

Using Formative assessment tools such as plickers in the class room teaching

No of Papers published / Presented: 46

Introduced courses on Fundamentals of Data Science, Data Analytics, Database Security and Privacy Preserving Data publishing courses for PG and research students

Invited by Microsoft Seattle USA for Faculty Research Summit in 2006

Established mini Centre of Excellence on Big Data with grant of Rs 80 lakhs.

Organizing Chair for 8th IEEE Intl Conf. on T4E 2015

Developed e-content on Data Warehousing as part of NMEICT pilot project.

Organizing Chair for BDA 2015

Developed videos on DBSMS, DSS, Data Warehousing and Mining as pat JKC sponsored by APSCHE, Hyderabad.

Organizing Secretary for 23rd Indian Engineering Congress in 2008.

Executing Three major projects with total fund of around 27.5 crores.

Administrative Experience at NITW


Chair, Electronics & ICT Academy since 2016.

Organized 222 FDPs/Workshops&trained around 9000 faculty since 2015 under E&ICT Academy-NITW.

BRICS Thematic Group Coordinator for CSIS theme.

NPIU Expert to impart training on OBE under TEQIP III.

Dean (Academic) during 2014-2016.

NMEICT Institute Level Coordinator for seven years.

Head, CSE during 2012-2014 and 2007-2010.

Best Engineering Research Award from NITWAA in 2016.

Head, Computer Centre during 2006-2007.

Best Engineer Year of the award from IE(I) in 2007

MIS In-charge during 2006-2010

Appreciation award from IEEE Computer Society in recognition of excellent leadership in organizing 7th IEEE T4E 2015 at NITW.

NMEICT Institute level Coordinator (2006-10).

NEQIP Mentor for 3 Colleges in NE during 2014-2016.

MIS coordinator for TEQIP II project

Established strong relationship with industries and invited many adjunct faculty to the department

Library Advisory committee member during 2012-2013.

Organized Finishing School for unemployed engineering graduates consecutively in three years.

NBA Committee Member

NPIU Technical Committee Member during 2009-2012 (nominated by MHRD)

NBA coordinator for M Tech CSIS Programme.

Performance Auditor for 3 Colleges under TEQIP II project during 2012-2015.

Started M Tech in Information Security in 2008.

NBA Expert Committee Member

ISEA PI in Phase I and Co-PI in phase II and alleviated from PI to Resource Centre.


DAC UG and DAC PG Member in DCSE.

BOS Member for Several universities and colleges

Organized Dean(Academic) workshop for all NITs as per Kakdokar Committee recommendations.



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