Dr.Thatikonda Ramesh is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the Kakatiya University. He assumed charge as Vice-Chancellor of this University on 23rd May, 2021. He holds M.A., M.Phil degrees and PhD from Osmania University. His Ph.D thesis is on I.T.D.Ps Sociological Study of Health, Family Welfare Planning and Integrate Child Development Programmes among the Gonds in Utnoor-Adilibad District of Telangana State.
Earlier, he served in different administrative capacities starting from Coordinator – MSW, RUSA for University Arts and Science College and later as Vice-Principal, Head, Department of Sociology, Vice-Chairman for IQAC, NAAC, and Dean, Academic Affairs for the University. He held statutory positions of Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, I/c Dean, Faculty of Law, Chairman, Board of Studies for Sociology and Social Work, and member of BoS for Satavahana, Gulbarga and Telangana Universities and Dean for Social Sciences at Satavahana University.
He supervised 5 M.Phil’s and 19 PhD’s and presented research papers in National and International Conferences and Seminars focusing on the topics of economic reforms, healthcare, OBC’s social movements, rural development, sustainable development, political economy, leadership and community development. Prof. Ramesh published more than fifty research papers in reputed journals.
Prof. Ramesh’s passion is in the area of sociological analysis and social work which has contemporary relevance to social change particularly social justice and inclusive development of weaker sections. He spent almost 30 years in teaching and research at Kakatiya University. He made several research studies relating to social movements, mandal agitations, socio-economic conditions of workers, women empowerment, child labour, social work services for street children, domestic violence, problems of dalits and tribal’s, healthcare for rural people, migration of agricultural labourers, globalization and women artisans etc.
Prof. Ramesh is author of the more than 20 books which include - Social Development- Issues and Concerns, Indian Social Problems, Degradation of Backward Classes, Indian Society, Social Anthropology and Tribal Development, Social Planning and Change, Social Thought, Political Sociology, Vision and Mission of Jyothi Rao Pule, Socio-Economic and Cultural Background of Gonds in Telangana etc. etc.
Prof. Ramesh with his long academic and administrative experience firmly believes that Kakatiya University’s journey shall be towards achieving quality momentum in higher education through our work culture and driving ambition to innovate and thus become an attractive destination for higher education. He considers universities to serve the society through its scholarly activities - teaching, research and extension activities.
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