A. Prasanna Kumar

Centre for Policy Studies

Former Regional Director
NMF - Visakhapatnam Chapter

Former President
Visakha Music Academy

Former Rector & Retd. Professor
Andhra University

Profile of Dr. A. Prasanna Kumar

Current Status

Director: Centre for Policy Studies, Visakhapatnam


Late Sri Ayyagari Ramamurti, Founder Managing Director, The Andhra Scientific Company Limited(Now BEL, Masulipatnam)

Maternal Uncle

Late Sri K.Iswara Dutt, Journalist & Editor of ‘The Leader’(Allahabad) & Joint Editor ‘Hindustan Times’ and author of Sparks & Fumes, And All That, Street of Ink and Congress Cyclopaedia

Career Details

Rector, Andhra University 1995
Member UGC Panel on Political Science 1993-2000
Member, Board of Management, Andhra University 1994-1995
Professor of Politics 1980 to 1995
Chairman Board of Studies 1984-87 and 1992-95
Joined the University Faculty in 1960
Started his career as Lecturer in AVN College 1957-60
President – Andhra University Union 1956-57 and Vice President National Union of Students of India
University debater and member of the Andhra University colleges cricket side that won the Tirumurti cup in 1955

Research Experience

Guided successfully 25 Research Scholars for Ph.D., and 15 M.Phil scholars Founder-Editor Research Notes, Andhra University Research Bulletin Founder-Editor Bulletin of the Centre for Policy Studies (1995 till date) Books authored and edited over 20: including a biography of B.Pattabhi Sitaramayya, two text books on Politics and Government of Andhra Pradesh and on International Relations and several articles in journals and newspapers

Visits abroad

As Fulbright Fellow was in USA in 1969-70 and again as Visiting Professor at Georgia Atlantic University, USA, in the summer of 1994 Delivered Endowments lectures at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Madras University, Annamalai University, Rt Hon'ble V.S.Srinivasa Sastry Memrorial Lecture, Chennai and a few other places

Sports Broadcasting

AIR’s tennis and cricket broadcaster from 1964 to 2003 with over 15 Davis Cup and Challenger tennis tournaments and on several national and international cricket and badminton matches including ASIAD 82 at Delhi—authored books on cricket and tennis with foreword by Ramanathan Krishnan and Gundappa Viswanath respectively.

Important Letters Received


Associated Organizations

"India is neither 'shining' nor 'collapsing' as a democracy. There is however, cause for concern for a variety of reasons."

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"In the maritime re-awakening of our eastern seaboard Visakhapatnam is at the heart of the process."

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"During his six year Presidentship from 2004 to 2011 Visakha Music Academy added one more dimension to its practice of honouring....."

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"As a sportsman Prasanna Kumar played cricket and tennis right from his childhood. "

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"Sri Sitaramachandraswami religious and charitable trust founded in april 1995. "

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