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Prof. Malla Reddy Perati



Prof. P. Malla Reddy took charge as the 49th Registrar of Kakatiya University on January 31, 2024.Born to the late P. Venkat Reddy and P. Narsamma, Prof. Reddy's foundational values and hard-working inclinations were nurtured in a supportive farming environment alongside his younger brothers, Mr P. Satyanarayana Reddy and Mr P. Amarender Reddy, who hasalso contributed to their respective fields. His academic and research interests are because of the motivations from his peers, in particular, his teachers in schooling and higher education. Prof. Reddy has significantly enriched the academic landscape with his innovative leadership and profound expertise in the application of Mathematics in diversified areas of Science, Engineering, and industry.

His academic and researchjourney is marked by a diverse and impactful career within the dominions of education and the practical application of mathematical theories in industry,exemplified by his tenure as a Programmer Analyst atAmerican Software Company for two years. His expertise in applications of Mathematics, particularly in Applied Mathematics and Bone Mechanics, is evident from his research assignments in the USA and from his Postdoctoral assignment (2002 to 2007) at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University.
Before his tenure as Registrar, Prof. Reddy's dedication to academic excellence was evident during his service as an Executive Council member from October 2020 to October 2023, where he played a pivotal role in strategic decision-making and policy formulation at Kakatiya University. During the tenure of Controller of Examinations (CoE) from June 2021 to February 2024, he introduced several online student support services developed by the students of B.Tech students of KU College of Engineering and Technology.Heestablished practices of some mitigation plans and corrective and preventive mechanisms for defects. As Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Reddy has been playing a role in the evaluation and design of syllabi.
His academic and research credits contributed a lot to the sanction of the Fund for Infrastructure in Science & Technology (FIST) of the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi, in 2015. One of Prof. Reddy's notable contributions to Kakatiya University is the establishment of approximately twenty (20) labs in the College of Engineering & Technology. This initiative has enhanced the University's research infrastructure and provided students with hands-on experience and exposure to cutting-edge technologies, preparing them for successful careers in engineering and technology.
Prof. Reddy's scholarly pursuits are deeply rooted in two major research domains: Wave Propagation in Porous Solids and Network Traffic Modelling and Performance Evaluation. These areas represent the forefront of mathematical application in solving complex real-world problems, showcasing his ability to transcend traditional boundaries of Mathematics and apply its principles to enhance technological and scientific advancements.Under his guidance, 18 Ph.D. candidates have completed their research, contributing significantly to the body of knowledge in Mathematics. Additionally, Prof. Reddy has mentored two postdoctoral candidates and guided an M.Tech student's project at NIT Suratkal, highlighting his commitment to nurturing the next generation of mathematicians and researchers.
Prof. Reddy's leadership in academic research is further demonstrated by his completion of three major research projects funded by prestigious organisations such as DST, UGC, and CSIR. These projects not only advanced theoretical knowledge but also provided practical solutions to pressing issues, reinforcing the societal impact of academic research.
Throughout his illustrious career, Prof. Reddy has been recognised for his contributions to academia and research with numerous awards, fellowships, and publications in peer-reviewed journals. He was elected a Fellow of the Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS) IN 2017. He is receiving the State Best Teacher Award by the Government of Telangana State in 2021, which is a testament to his teaching excellence and unwavering commitment to academic governance.
In addition to his academic achievements, Prof. Reddy has played an instrumental role in the educational community through his editorial roles, reviewing for esteemed journals, and organising international conferences. His collaborative projects and invited talks at various international platforms underscore his active engagement in advancing the frontiers of Mathematics and its applications.
As the Registrar of Kakatiya University, Prof. P. Malla Reddy's visionary leadership, extensive experience and innovative approach to education and research promise to guide the University towards new heights of academic achievement and operational efficiency. His journey reflects a blend of academic rigour, practical application, and a deep commitment to contributing to the broader educational and societal context, making him a pivotal figure in India's higher education landscape.