Visakhapatnam: The Centre on Wednesday appointed Dr. V.S.R.K.Prasad as the Director of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam known as Petroleum University. He will be on a five-year term effective from May 1, 2017. He was functioning as Advisor Academics of IIPE and now has become founder-Director with this appointment.
Dr. Prasad was a former professor of Andhra University in the Department of Chemical Engineering for thirty years and subsequently took VRS and joined as Principal of ANITS Engineering College. With a vast experience over 30 years in the academic administration, last year in the month of April, 2016 he was appointed as Advisor-Acadedmics of IIPE with a task of establishing the IIPE at Visakhapatnam. He had successfully commenced the first academic year 2016-17 with his relentles efforts of coordination.
He is also the Chairman of State Expert Apprisal Committee which is responsible for giving environmental clearance to the industry.
Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy (IIPE) formerly known as Petroleum University had been set up in Andhra Pradesh State as a part of re-organization of State under Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Act.