DR. N. Goutham Rao, CHAIRMAN , a Doctorate in Sociology is a man of many laurels. He is a towering intellectual, a thinker and a doer as well. A person to leave no work unfinished, he has successfully completed many projects launched by Osmania University under UGC’s special Assistance Programme. A right blend of tradition and modernity is reflected in Dr. Rao which only undermines his ability to be accessible to rural and urban students and teachers as well. Dr. Rao is a disciplinarian who manages the nuances of administration and finances adeptly. Dr. Rao has been actively associated with a number of academic, cultural and social organizations. He is a life member of Indian Sociology Society, New Delhi, American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad and Osmania Graduates Association.