Dr. K. P. Venugopala Rao is a Doctorate in Commerce from Osmania University. His thesis was in the area of Commodity Derivatives in India.
He has been actively engaged in higher education for over two decades and held various academic and administrative positions in reputed academic institutions.
He is an avid researcher and has research publications in national and international peer reviewed journals. His research interests lie in the area of Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Capital Markets and Technical Analysis. Currently he is guiding four research scholars.
Dr. Rao also holds a degree in Law and Education. He is the member of Subcommittee of BoS in Banking and Finance and also for BoE at Symbiosis International (Deemed University). He is active in promoting innovative pedagogy to make the learning more effective and provide deeper engagement with the audience. His teaching and research engagements were across prestigious universities and institutes like Osmania University, Kakatiya University and Centre for Economics and Social Sciences.
He has been a part of the founding team at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, served as an Associate Professor and Deputy Director during 2016-2020.
He has conducted training programmes for corporate executives and leaders at Cogent Ltd, Indian Railways, Bayer Ltd and L&T. He is also actively engaged in conducting Faculty Development workshops and Management Development Programs.
He is invited as a speaker at various academic workshops and National Seminars on research methodology. He is a member of ISDSI and Telangana Commerce Association and is a part of committees at FTAPCCI and CII. He has taken over as Director, SCMS Noida in March 2020.