Associate Dean Profile

Prof. Y. V. Hanumantha Rao graduated in Mechanical Engineering in the year 1992 and completed his Masters in Engineering in the year 1995 from JNTU Hyderabad. Prof. Y. V. H. Rao has been awarded Ph.D in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering from JNTU Hyderabad in the year 2010.

Prof. Y. V. H. Rao joined as a lecturer in the department of Mechanical Engineering in the year 1995 at Adhiyaman College of engineering Hosur. In the year 1998 he joined as a lecturer in K.L. College of Engineering at Vijayawada, in the subsequent years he was promoted as senior lecture, Asst. professor and Professor. He occupied many administrative positions in K L E F as HOD of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Production Engineering, Associate Dean (Research), Chief Superintend of Examination, Convener of anti ragging committee, Professor in charge of college transportation and Professor in charge of college central stores. Presently he is heading the Practice School Division of K L E F as Director.

Prof. Y. V. H. Rao took research degree in the field of alternate fuels and published over 15 papers in international journals and presented 8 papers in conferences. Prof. Rao attended many teacher training workshops conducted by IIT’s under Quality Improvement Program.

Prof. Y. V. H. Rao Received Best Teacher Award in faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the year 2011-12, 2012-13

Prof. Y. V. H. Rao is the reviewer of International Journal of Science and Technology and also for Journal of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels.

Prof. Y. V. H. Rao is a recognized Supervisor for Ph.D scholars under JNTU Hyderabad, JNTU-Ananthapur and K L E F. He is also recognized as Ph.D thesis reviewer for Ph.D thesis under Thermal engineering of JNTU-Ananthapur.

Prof. Y. V. H. Rao has played a key role in organizing Two International Conference by the department of Mechanical Engineering, KLCE/K L E F, he was instrumental in holding National Seminars on Alternate Fuels, Nano Materials, Supply Chain Management and Lifting/Optimization. He has also organized various Student Technical festivals like MIPFEST and SAMYAK in KLCE/K L E F from 2007 onwards.


Practice School program is a valuable learning component in our academic program. Talking of Indian Graduates and Post Graduates, employers complain that their on the job performance in their first job is substandard, lack ambition and have limited productivity. Our University does not want to produce such graduates. Hence this Practice School program is aiming at producing graduates and post graduates who fit the organizational requirements of leading companies.

During the Practice School program each student can focus on the following parameters and develop:

  • a) Problem solving, critical thinking and innovation
  • b) Curiosity to learn
  • c) Communication skills
  • d) Team work
  • e) Responsibility
  • f) Professional and Ethical behavior
  • g) Attitude and Discipline


Practice School program would be a great learning experience since it enables students to apply theory to practice and observe and learn the contemporary developments in technology and industry practices. Keep students motivated all the time in a non-threatening environment so, that student’s best potential come out during the Practice School and student will cherish the memories of Practice School far longer than their Classroom experience. . Every student is assigned to a University Guide and a Company Guide, who will constantly guide, train and evaluate throughout the program. We believe that the students and their Guides will put their best efforts to make Practice School program successful.

Empower, Enrich and Enlighten our students through Practice School.

With best wishes...

Associate Dean,
Practice School

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