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Akshara Singh

MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Hindi

Dr Akshara Singh joined St. Mary’s College in 2004 and has a teaching experience that spans nearly 25 years. She keeps updating herself with the latest knowledge in her discipline and likes to interact with the students on contemporary issues and topics. Passionate about her work, she sets realistic goals and displays professionalism in her undertakings. She has served the institution as a member of several committees.

Chandana John

MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

Dr Chandana John Chatterjee joined the Department of English & Languages with nearly three decades of teaching experience, having taught at multiple levels ranging from Montessori to High School and from Intermediate to Masters and beyond. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she was an Assistant Professor of English at GITAM University for nearly a decade. In addition to teaching, she has also held administrative roles including as Head of the Department of English, Principal of a School and as Montessori Directress in both India and in Singapore. A polyglot, she is also interested in psychology and counselling. She has attended several conferences, and presented and published papers in fields related to English Language Teaching, Literature, Gender and Marginalisation.  

G. Chris Lenina Peters

MA; BCS; CoP in Spanish

Lecturer in English

Chris Lenina Peters has worked in several institutions, including as Assistant Professor at Women’s College, Koti. Beyond academics, she spends her time in service of the underprivileged. She was awarded ‘Jewel of Telangana’ by Nexus Éclat Honors Society International, Kansas, USA. Her strong points are her positive attitude, dedication and commitment to her students. In addition to a Masters in English, she has a Bachelors in Christian Studies and also a Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU). She is currently pursuing her PhD in English. She offers a Certificate Course in Conversational Spanish (Level 1) at St Mary’s College.

C. Ismail

MA (Arabic); PGDTA

Lecturer in Arabic

Ismail has been in the teaching profession for about 30 years, and joined St. Mary’s Junior College, Yousufguda, in 1997. He has been with St. Mary’s College since its inception. He is dedicated to his profession and has been the Head of the Department of Second Languages and a member of the Examination Committee. He continuously updates himself with the latest in the field of language and literature in order to guide students more effectively.

J. Michael Preetham

MA

Assistant Professor of English

Michael Preetham has been into teaching and training for nearly 20 years. He has been with St. Mary’s College since 2013, prior to which he worked with several prestigious institutions in India and abroad. He comes across as amiable, industrious, dedicated and cordial. He constantly updates himself with the latest developments in the fields of Literature, Language and Soft Skills. A mentor to many, he makes a positive impact on the lives of his students, colleagues and friends. He is also pursuing his PhD in English. He was earlier the Head of the Department of English and Languages, and also of the college’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).

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Maithry Shinde

MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Maithry Shinde has been a passionate teacher for over two decades, facilitating Language, Literature and Soft Skills at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. She has held several administrative and eminent positions like the Head of the Department for English and Humanities, IQAC Coordinator and also the Governing Body Member at Aurora’s Degree & PG College. She has been a resource person at the Judicial Academy for more than eight years. She has also served as a member of the Board of Studies of the Department of English, Osmania University, and has contributed towards the preparation of the department’s undergraduate text book 2016 and also for the CBT (Computer Based Testing) Listening Skills material for four consecutive years. She is a Member of the Board of Studies of the Department of Languages at Bhavan’s Degree College . She is also a Member of the Board of Studies of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University and is contributing towards the preparation of text books for B.A students. She has organized several Conferences, Seminars, Faculty Development Programmes and Workshops. She has several research papers presented and published in national and international journals to her acclaim. Currently, she heads the Department of English & Languages.

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Rajita Anand Singh

MA, MPhil, PhD; PGCTE

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Rajita Anand Singh has been an educator for nearly two decades. A committed academic with a genuine interest to keep learning, she continues to devote time and effort to make herself more effective as a teacher. Her classes are lively and interactive, and she motivates students to accomplish their goals and excel in every field of life. She has been a subject expert and a presenter for the UGC-MHRD sponsored E- Content Development Programme for English Language and Literature Honours Programmes of the Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) at the English and Foreign Languages University. She has also worked as a course developer for American Literature to Osmania University’s Prof G Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education. She completed her Ph.D in English Literature from K L University in 2019. Her focus area of research has been American Literature, and she has a few research publications to her credit.

Ramasita Kodali

MA, M.Phil., (PhD)

Lecturer in Sanskrit

Ramasita Kodali joined St. Mary’s college in June 2018. She has been teaching Sanskrit in several reputed institutions in Guntur and Hyderabad since 2006. She earned her Master’s degree from Andhra University and her MPhil is from Sri Chandrasekharendra Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, Kancheepuram. She has submitted her Doctoral thesis and is awaiting the award of her PhD. Her fields of scholarship are in the study of Ethics, Mythological Epics and analyses of manuscripts. Her placid and sagacious nature enables students to approach her wholeheartedly.

Rebecca Vedavathy B.

MA, PhD

Assistant Professor of French

Dr. Rebecca Vedavathy joined the Department of Languages in April 2022. She was awarded her PhD in French by the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad in 2020. Her research interests lie in: critical feminist theory, Francophone literatures, immigration studies, indigenous Canadian literatures and religious studies. She previously worked at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore for two years. Earlier, she was a Research Intern at L’Université du Québec à Montréal as Doctoral Fellow of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. She has published and presented research papers in reputed journals and conferences in India and abroad. She is also an award-winning poet. She has been invited to read her poems at the Hyderabad Literary Festival, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Nazariya International Women’s Film Festival (Hyderabad) and Centre for Indian Languages (Banaras), among others. While not teaching or preparing for classes, she enjoys reading, writing verse and sketching. Currently, she is also the Faculty Mentor of Vox Populi, the soft skills club of St. Mary’s College.

Saikiran D

MA

Assistant Professor of English

Saikiran taught English at an engineering college before he joined St. Mary’s College in 2016. Prior to taking up teaching, he interned with an advertising agency. His research interests include Masculinity Studies, African-American Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Minority Studies. He has an eclectic approach to acquiring new information and learning new languages. He has Beginner Level Certificates in Russian and Arabic from the University of Hyderabad. He is pursuing his PhD in English from Osmania University. Currently, he is also the Faculty Mentor of Aayana, the Theatre Club of St Mary’s College.

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Vasanth Rao

MA, BEd

Lecturer in Sanskrit

Vasanth Rao has been teaching intermediate and undergraduate students for more than 10 years now. Prior to joining the St. Mary’s College in 2016, he worked with several prestigious institutions at Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. He is lively and amiable by nature and passionate about Sanskrit. He is committed to making a difference in the lives of his students and friends. He is also an instructor of Yoga and Meditation.

Vishnu Priya T. P.

MA

Assistant Professor of English

Vishnu Priya joined the Department of English in April 2022, prior to which she was teaching English & Soft Skills at a reputed engineering college in Hyderabad. Her earlier teaching experience includes courses taught at the Lakshmibai College under the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board of Delhi University. She is currently in the final stages of completing her PhD thesis on Gender and Power at the central University of Hyderabad. As a researcher, she is interested in the contribution of religion in the post-colonial scholarship. Other areas of interest include Gender Studies, Victorian Literature and Indian Literature. She has presented and published research papers in her areas of interest. Her other achievements include earning NCC ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificates with A grade.

Commerce

B Swathi

M.Com, MPhil, PhD; PGDBM

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Dr B Swathi joined the Department of Commerce in September 2021 with over 25 years of experience teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has postgraduate qualifications in both Commerce and Management. Her PhD thesis was on Motivation and Employee Satisfaction. She is also experienced as a teacher-administrator having served as the Principal of an undergraduate college for over three years. A dynamic teacher, Dr Swathi is passionate about nurturing young minds. She is currently keen on getting back to research and knowledge creation. Prior to her days as an administrator, she has participated in several conferences, workshops and symposia, and have presented and published papers and research articles. For over 15 years, she has also guided several projects involving MBA, MCom and BBA students.

Deepa Agarwal

M.Com, MPhil; MBA

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Deepa Agarwal has been with St. Mary’s College since June 2008. A dedicated and student-focused teaching professional, she is committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive and learning environment to students. She is hardworking and systematic in planning and execution and shares an excellent professional relationship with her students and colleagues. She is conscious of the variations in student learning styles and abilities and is an effective teacher in diverse classroom environments. She is also pursuing her PhD in Commerce. During 2017-2020, she was the Head of the Department of Commerce. Currently, she is the Chairperson of the Academic Administrative Audit (AAA) Cell  of the College, the Nodal Officer for the Research & Innovation Cell of the College that deals with all student projects, and also the Faculty Mentor of CASH, the Commerce Club of St. Mary’s College.

Gisa George

M.Com

Lecturer in Commerce

Gisa George joined the Department of Commerce of St. Mary’s College in June 2018, after completing her Masters in Commerce with a specialisation in Finance. She is passionate about teaching and her positive attitude, dedication and patience are appreciated by all. Her current academic interests are in the fields of Marketing and Advertising. Currently, she is the Faculty Mentor for Serwings, the club for social causes.

C. Kusuma Reddy

M.Com; MBA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management

Dr C Kusuma Reddy is a seasoned teacher of commerce and management with nearly 20 years of experience. Her PhD in Management is from Andhra University. A focused researcher, she enjoys writing papers and interacting with fellow researchers at various national and international seminars and conferences. She is committed to her students and has proved to be a popular project guide to many of them. She regularly arranges guest lectures and field visits to help students gain maximum practical exposure. She headed the Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) Cell of the College and was also a member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). Currently, she heads the Social Outreach Committee at St Mary’s College. 

D. Jayalakshmi

M.Com

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Jayalakshmi has been with St. Mary’s College since 2005. A popular teacher, she has consistently played the role of a mentor, providing the students with guidance at all levels. Over the years, she has served the college in diverse roles including as the Head of the combined Department of Commerce and Management, the Head of Degree Programmes and Examinations, the Chairperson of the Women Empowerment Cell (WEC), and the Coordinator for Alumni Relations of the College. An able administrator, she was instrumental in initiating several reforms at the departmental level. Currently, she is the Head of the Department of Commerce. 

Kirti Sunil Bidnur

M.Com.

Lecturer in Commerce

Kirti Sunil Bidnur joined the Department of Commerce in June 2018. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she had 6 years of teaching experience from University of Mumbai. She is currently pursuing her PhD. She has published several research papers in reputed journals. She is very positive and has excellent communications skills. She has been a mentor to many students throughout her teaching career. Her academic interests are in Economics, Law and HRM. At present, she is the Faculty Mentor of the E-Cell of St Mary’s College. Currently, she heads the BCom (Advt) programme at St Mary’s College as Programme Coordinator.

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Kavitha Thakur

M.Com., M.Phil, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Dr Kavitha Thakur is a seasoned teacher with over 20 years of academic experience. She has been with St. Mary’s College since 2006. Always willing to learn new things, she is a keen researcher, with several presented papers in international and national conferences to her credit. She has served the institution in diverse roles and has headed several committees. She has her PhD in Commerce and Management Studies from Andhra University. Currently, she is the Chairperson of the Alumni Relations Cell of the College.

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B. Rupini

M.Com.

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Rupini joined the Department of Commerce in June 2019. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she had three years’ experience teaching at the undergraduate level and two years experience in the industry. She has successfully completed CA (Intermediate).

M Bikshapathi

M.Com., PGDCA

Assistant Professor of Commerce

M. Bikshapathi has over a decade of teaching experience at the undergraduate level. He has been with St. Mary’s College since June 2013. He has participated in several national and international seminars and presented papers. He has served the institution in many capacities including as the Coordinator the Bachelor of Commerce (Computers) programme.

Sri Sai Chilukuri

M.Com, PhD

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Dr Sri Sai Chilukuri joined St. Mary’s College in 2013 after completing his Master’s in Commerce. His passion for academics drove him to choose a teaching career. He has earned his PhD in Management from K L University for his work in the area of Banking. His academic interests are Accounting, Economics and Banking. He is a keen researcher and has participated in various national and international conferences and has also published several scholarly articles. Currently, he heads the BCom (Gen) programme at St Mary’s College as Programme Coordinator.

Harini P.

M.Com, MPhil; PGDCA, PGDFMT

Lecturer in Commerce

Harini joined St. Mary’s College in 2008. A dedicated and committed professional with nearly 15 years’ teaching experience, she is focused on bringing IT education to undergraduate commerce classrooms. A dynamic teacher, she inspires and motivates students to be up-to-date with computers. She also takes a personal initiative to address issues related to staff and student welfare. Currently, she heads the BCom (Computer Applications) programme at St Mary’s College as Programme Coordinator. Earlier, she was the Chairperson of the Women Empowerment Committee of the institution.

Pavitrambika Mangari

MBA, M.Com

Assistant Professor of Management

Pavitrambika Mangari joined the Department of Commerce in September 2020, after nearly a decade of teaching management and commerce at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Prior to joining academics, she worked in the corporate sector in HR recruiting, training and BPO for over 6 years. While she has significant experience in academic administration as well, she has also presented papers in a few national conferences.

Management

Himani Raval

MBA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Himani Raval has nearly a decade of experience in teaching management students at UG and PG level. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she taught Business Management and held administrative positions in reputable colleges in Bangalore and Rajkot. She was awarded a doctorate degree in General Management from R K University, Gujarat in 2017. She holds more than 9 international certifications on management and marketing subjects from Coursera. She has published and presented several national and international research papers on contemporary education and methods of value addition in management education and strives to continue to do so. Her research interests include various methods to improve the quality of business management education and means to make students more job ready. She believes in conducting classes that include both the aspects of fun and learning. She is a strong proponent of making students learn through practical exposure and industry interaction that results in relevant skills among the students.

Anureetha Das

MBA

Lecturer in Management

Anureetha Das is an academic with over 11 years of teaching and leadership experience. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College in 2017, she taught Marketing and Human Resource Management at reputed business schools and colleges. She has participated in various conferences, workshops and faculty development programmes. Anureetha Das is an expert in learning progressions and associated assessment tasks. She has been the Faculty Mentor for Exemplifiers, the Marketing Club of the College, since its founding. 

Jayasree Muthyala

MBA

Assistant Professor of Management

Jayasree Muthyala joined St. Mary’s College in January 2020, prior to which she had taught Management at St. Joseph’s College, Hyderabad. Jayasree is a highly energetic and effective teacher. Her academic interests are in Finance and Information Technology.

D Kanthi Sree

BCA; MBA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management

Dr D Kanthi Sree is a dedicated and goal-driven professional educator with solid commitment to academic growth and student development. She joined the Department of Management with more than 15 years of experience teaching Business Management at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. She earned her PhD from the Andhra University in Human Resource Management. Her areas of expertise include Marketing as well but her research interests lie primarily in Human Resource Management. She has participated and presented research papers in various national conferences, and has also published articles in leading national journals. She has also attended several workshops and faculty development programmes. She is outcome-oriented and she positively motivates her students to come up with innovative ideas for their individual and collective enrichment.

M. Bobby

MBA, M.Com., PGDCA

Assistant Professor of Management

Bobby has been teaching and training both postgraduate and undergraduate students for more than 15 years. With a passion for teaching, he believes in nurturing students into role models for the nation. He is an avid reader, prolific writer, and effective student counsellor. He has served the institution as the Head of the Department of Business Management for several years. He is currently the Faculty Mentor for the Entrepreneurship Cell at St. Mary’s College and has received formal training from the National Entrepreneurship Network.

Payal Pattnayak

MBA, MPhil

Lecturer in Management

Payal Pattnayak joined St. Mary’s College in June 2018 with three years experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and one year experience in handling accounts of a company in the Automobile Industry. She is passionate about research and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. She has written and presented various research papers in International and National Conferences and Seminars. She has also published articles in renowned Journals. She believes in the overall development of students and invests time in motivating and guiding students to excel in all aspects of life. Currently, she heads the BBA programme at St Mary’s College as Programme Coordinator.

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Sri Lakshmi Ramu

M.Com, MPhil, PhD; MBA (Finance); B.Ed;

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Dr Sri Lakshmi Ramu joined St. Mary’s College in June 2019 after having taught commerce and management at the undergraduate and postgraduate level for over 27 years in reputed colleges and business schools across multiple cities. Her enthusiasm and vibrancy endear her to her students.  She was awarded the title of the best faculty member in more than one institution she has worked with. She was also given the Award for the Best Teacher by the Coimbatore Principals Association. Her most recent recognition came in the form of the Academic Excellence Award 2019 for the Best Professor in Cost & Management Accounting by the Academy of Management Professionals (AMP). She has attended several conferences and workshops. She has also published a few papers. Her PhD is, in Commerce, from the Osmania University, Hyderabad.

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Rajani Thomas

MBA, MCom

Lecturer in Management

Rajani Thomas joined the Department of Business Management of St Mary’s College in June 2018 after having taught at the graduate and post-graduate level for over five years. Always academically inclined, she was the topper of her MBA batch. Her areas of expertise are Statistics, Operations Research and Business Analytics. She teaches papers related to Finance and Quantitative Methods. Currently, she is also the Faculty Mentor for Finvesta, the finance club at St Mary’s College.

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M. Satya Swaroop Roy

MBA

Assistant Professor of Management

Satya Swaroop Roy joined St. Mary’s College in 2019, prior to which he taught post graduate students of business administration for over six years. A versatile individual, he received the Award for the Best Teacher for his outstanding contribution in his previous institution. His research interests are in Human Resource Management and Finance. His work has been published in several International Journals. He is committed to ensuring that the needs of his students with diverse learning styles and abilities are met. He is a life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Management from the National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh.

Sciences

Anu Victor

MCA, M.Phil.

Lecturer in Computer Science

Anu Victor has been a lecturer in Computer Science at St. Mary’s College since 2007. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she had 6 years of teaching experience, having worked as a lecturer at ICFAI National College, Hyderabad, St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, and Christ College (now Christ University), Bengaluru. Goal-driven and ambitious, she is an enthusiastic and committed educator with a natural ability to inspire students. She is pursuing her PhD in Computer Science. She was the Faculty Mentor of Spectra, the IT Club at St. Mary’s College and the Secretary of the Staff Association of the College. Currently, she heads the Department of Sciences.

K. Deepthi Priya

M.Sc, MTech, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

Dr K Deepthi Priya re-joined the Department of Sciences in April 2022. She was a Lecturer in Biotechnology at St. Mary’s College during 2007-10. During the interim period, she worked with various reputed undergraduate and post-graduate colleges in Hyderabad including as an Assistant professor of Biotechnology at the St Francis College for Women, Begumpet. She pursued her M.Tech in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Her doctoral work on “Biotransformation Studies of Terpenes” was done in CSIR-recognized Privi Organics at Mumbai and in 2018, she received her PhD Degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University. Based on her doctoral research, she published four research papers in various National and International journals. Her areas of expertise are: Industrial Biotechnology and Microbial technology. She is passionate about equipping students with research skills. She is an avid reader and loves to explore new places and cuisines. Currently, she is the Programme Coordinator for BSc (Life Sciences)

Jaimole Cross

M.Sc (Statistics), M.Phil.,B.Ed.; PGDCA

Principal

Jaimole Cross joined St. Mary’s College in 2004 as a Lecturer in Statistics. Prior to joining St.Mary’s College, she had 6 years of teaching experience. A passionate professional, she is proactive and enthusiastic about building and managing the College and, especially, the Department of Sciences. She believes in collaboration and in building good teams. A committed teacher with effective discipline skills, she works towards promoting positive behaviour among the staff and students. She is pursuing her PhD in Statistics. Her areas of academic interest are Operation Research and Data Analytics. Currently, she is the Principal of the College and also the Head in-charge of the Department of Business Management. She has served the institution in many capacities including as Vice-Principal, IQAC Coordinator and Head of the Department of Sciences. She is a member of the Governing Body of the College.

Mahanta Chauhan

MCA

Lecturer in Computer Science

Mahanta Chauhan joined the Department of Sciences with a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from Indraprastha university, Delhi and nearly 4 years of teaching experience, having taught at multiple levels ranging from intermediate to masters. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she was a lecturer at a Women’s Degree and PG College in Hyderabad. She has done an internship with NCR Corporation, Gurugram for 6 months which has given her some real world corporate exposure in the field. She has also successfully completed a 4 month certification course in Core and Advance Java. She holds a green belt in Karate and was trained by Delhi Police in self-defense. She represented NCC Directorate Delhi and excelled as a leader for Prime Minister’s rally. As an innovative and knowledgeable professional, she knows how to devise and foster fascinating, captivating and unique practices to intrigue the students and lead them to become leaders.

Nagendgra Kumar Gollapudi

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Mathematics

Nagendra Kumar joined the Department of Sciences as a Lecturer in Mathematics in June 2018, after 8 years of teaching Mathematics to engineering and undergraduate students. He is presently pursuing his Ph.D in Mathematics from JNT University, Anantapur. His areas of academic interests are number theory, and the applications of differential and partial differential equations. Currently, he is a member of the Examinations Committee at St Mary’s College.

Sathyasri K

M.Sc (Mathematics) B.Ed; MPhil

Lecturer in Mathematics

Sathyasri K joined the Department of Sciences in 2022 with over 4 years of teaching and research experience. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she taught Mathematics at St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad. She completed the 5-year integrated Msc (Mathematics) – B.Ed programme of SASTRA University and secured second position overall. Subsequently, she completed her MPhil in Mathematics. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Mathematics from GITAM University. Her areas of academic interests are Fluid Dynamics, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra and Calculus. She has participated in three national conferences so far. She has published one research article in the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. She is currently the Faculty Mentor for Infinity, the Mathematics Club of St. Mary’s College.

Satabdi Roy

M.Sc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr Satabdi Roy joined the Department of Sciences in March 2021. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she worked as a National Post Doctoral Fellow (SERB-NPDF) and Research Associate at IIT Kanpur in the field of synthetic inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. She earned her PhD from NIT Rourkela in the field of inorganic chemistry. While doing her PhD, she was also a Teaching Assistant for graduate and undergraduate courses at NIT Rourkela. She has published her research work in different international peer reviewed ACS, RSC and Elsevier journals. She has also presented her research work at various national and international conferences. Currently, she is the Faculty Mentor for Ciencia, the Science Club at St. Mary’s College.

D. Sowjanya

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Electronics

Sowjanya has been working as a Lecturer in Electronics at St. Mary’s College since 2009. She is currently also pursuing her PhD in Electronics. A dedicated professional who radiates positive energy, she is active and ever ready to take up new challenges. Her commitment to students is well known and for many students she is the first person to approach to voice their concerns. Several students, especially international students, have found a caring mentor in her. She has organized many certificate courses as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities. She has served the institution in many roles including as the Head of Student Activities & Alumni Relations at St. Mary’s College and as the Chief Advisor to the Student Council of the College. She is the Faculty Mentor for Dazzlers, the Dance Club of St Mary’s College. Currently, she heads the BSc (Physical Sciences) programme at St Mary’s College as Programme Coordinator.

Raga Sudha Jonnada

M.Sc, B.Ed

Lecturer in Mathematics

Raga Sudha joined the Department of Sciences in December 2020 with about 11 years of teaching experience. She has done her Masters in Mathematics from the College of Sciences, Osmania University and has also done her B.Ed. A confident, committed, and hardworking teacher, her areas of interests are Differential Equations, Algebra and Real Analysis. Earlier, in addition to teaching, she has also worked as placements facilitator and career guidance convener for her college.

In the United States, she has worked as a volunteer in schools in Kentucky. She has been certified in ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ by the National Council for Behavioral Health & Missouri Department of Mental Health, USA. In addition, she has done a CEU certificate course on Solving Classroom Discipline Problems. She has also visited the North Kentucky University. In New Zealand, she has visited Massey University and the Victoria University in Wellington. She has authored a book chapter, presented posters at national and international Conferences and has attended several faculty development programmes. Currently, she is the Head of Corporate Relations at St. Mary’s College.

Srinath Naganathan

M.Sc., PhD

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

Dr Srinath joined the Department of Sciences of St.Mary’s college in June 2019. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, he has taught or worked as a researcher across different states of India. After he received his PhD in Biotechnology, he worked with several prestigious institutions in Hyderabad. He loves teaching and is passionate about developing research skills in the younger generation. Currently, he is the Coordinator of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the College.

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P. Sravani

M.Sc. (Statistics)

Lecturer in Statistics

Panam Sravani joined the Department of Sciences in April 2021. Prior to joining St. Mary’s college, she was teaching Statistics and Data Science to undergraduate students of an affiliated college in Hyderabad. She pursued her Masters in Statistics from University College of Science, Osmania University. She makes learning with fun possible. She is very passionate about teaching Statistics and motivating students to improve their prospects through education. She completed her projects on Data Mining using Machine Learning Algorithms and on Text Mining using Natural Language Processing. She has delivered invited lectures on Data Science and Machine Learning.

Prathyusha Yamarthi

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Biochemistry

Prathyusha has been working as a lecturer in Biochemistry at St. Mary’s College since 2016. She is a self-motivated and goal-oriented professional. Having worked with prestigious institutes like the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), she has good demonstrative, technical and analytical skills in biochemistry, which she effectively utilizes to enhance learning. She is well-organized and encourages students to participate in various science events and activities. She is pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry. She was the Faculty Mentor for Dazzlers, the Dance Club at St. Mary’s College.

Padmaleela Damaraju

MCA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Padmaleela Damaraju joined the Department of Sciences in 2022, with over 14 years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students of Computer Science in Mumbai. Prior to taking up teaching, she had also worked as an Associate Software Engineer and Java Developer in the industry. She has served her previous institution as the Head of the Department of Computer Science and as a member of the IQAC. She has also co-authored two textbooks for Mumbai University students in Principles of Web Design and Web Technologies. She has organised conferences and presented papers. Her research articles have been published in multiple journals. She has a practical-oriented approach to teaching concepts of Computer Science and gives real world examples during knowledge transfer. She is patient and approachable, and believes in cultivating creative and critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in students. She has been mentoring her students, focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being, leading them to build stronger relationships, succeed at college and work, and
achieve their career and personal goals. She is currently the Faculty Mentor for Spectra, the IT Club of St Mary’s College.

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Anu Victor

MCA, M.Phil.

Lecturer in Computer Science

Anu Victor has been a lecturer in Computer Science at St. Mary’s College since 2007. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she had 6 years of teaching experience, having worked as a lecturer at ICFAI National College, Hyderabad, St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, and Christ College (now Christ University), Bengaluru. Goal-driven and ambitious, she is an enthusiastic and committed educator with a natural ability to inspire students. She is pursuing her PhD in Computer Science. She was the Faculty Mentor of Spectra, the IT Club at St. Mary’s College and the Secretary of the Staff Association of the College. Currently, she heads the Department of Sciences.

K. Deepthi Priya

M.Sc, MTech, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

Dr K Deepthi Priya re-joined the Department of Sciences in April 2022. She was a Lecturer in Biotechnology at St. Mary’s College during 2007-10. During the interim period, she worked with various reputed undergraduate and post-graduate colleges in Hyderabad including as an Assistant professor of Biotechnology at the St Francis College for Women, Begumpet. She pursued her M.Tech in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Her doctoral work on “Biotransformation Studies of Terpenes” was done in CSIR-recognized Privi Organics at Mumbai and in 2018, she received her PhD Degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University. Based on her doctoral research, she published four research papers in various National and International journals. Her areas of expertise are: Industrial Biotechnology and Microbial technology. She is passionate about equipping students with research skills. She is an avid reader and loves to explore new places and cuisines. Currently, she is the Programme Coordinator for BSc (Life Sciences)

Jaimole Cross

M.Sc (Statistics), M.Phil.,B.Ed.; PGDCA

Principal

Jaimole Cross joined St. Mary’s College in 2004 as a Lecturer in Statistics. Prior to joining St.Mary’s College, she had 6 years of teaching experience. A passionate professional, she is proactive and enthusiastic about building and managing the College and, especially, the Department of Sciences. She believes in collaboration and in building good teams. A committed teacher with effective discipline skills, she works towards promoting positive behaviour among the staff and students. She is pursuing her PhD in Statistics. Her areas of academic interest are Operation Research and Data Analytics. Currently, she is the Principal of the College and also the Head in-charge of the Department of Business Management. She has served the institution in many capacities including as Vice-Principal, IQAC Coordinator and Head of the Department of Sciences. She is a member of the Governing Body of the College.

Mahanta Chauhan

MCA

Lecturer in Computer Science

Mahanta Chauhan joined the Department of Sciences with a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from Indraprastha university, Delhi and nearly 4 years of teaching experience, having taught at multiple levels ranging from intermediate to masters. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she was a lecturer at a Women’s Degree and PG College in Hyderabad. She has done an internship with NCR Corporation, Gurugram for 6 months which has given her some real world corporate exposure in the field. She has also successfully completed a 4 month certification course in Core and Advance Java. She holds a green belt in Karate and was trained by Delhi Police in self-defense. She represented NCC Directorate Delhi and excelled as a leader for Prime Minister’s rally. As an innovative and knowledgeable professional, she knows how to devise and foster fascinating, captivating and unique practices to intrigue the students and lead them to become leaders.

Nagendgra Kumar Gollapudi

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Mathematics

Nagendra Kumar joined the Department of Sciences as a Lecturer in Mathematics in June 2018, after 8 years of teaching Mathematics to engineering and undergraduate students. He is presently pursuing his Ph.D in Mathematics from JNT University, Anantapur. His areas of academic interests are number theory, and the applications of differential and partial differential equations. Currently, he is a member of the Examinations Committee at St Mary’s College.

Sathyasri K

M.Sc (Mathematics) B.Ed; MPhil

Lecturer in Mathematics

Sathyasri K joined the Department of Sciences in 2022 with over 4 years of teaching and research experience. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College, she taught Mathematics at St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad. She completed the 5-year integrated Msc (Mathematics) – B.Ed programme of SASTRA University and secured second position overall. Subsequently, she completed her MPhil in Mathematics. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Mathematics from GITAM University. Her areas of academic interests are Fluid Dynamics, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra and Calculus. She has participated in three national conferences so far. She has published one research article in the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. She is currently the Faculty Mentor for Infinity, the Mathematics Club of St. Mary’s College.

Satabdi Roy

M.Sc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr Satabdi Roy joined the Department of Sciences in March 2021. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, she worked as a National Post Doctoral Fellow (SERB-NPDF) and Research Associate at IIT Kanpur in the field of synthetic inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. She earned her PhD from NIT Rourkela in the field of inorganic chemistry. While doing her PhD, she was also a Teaching Assistant for graduate and undergraduate courses at NIT Rourkela. She has published her research work in different international peer reviewed ACS, RSC and Elsevier journals. She has also presented her research work at various national and international conferences. Currently, she is the Faculty Mentor for Ciencia, the Science Club at St. Mary’s College.

D. Sowjanya

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Electronics

Sowjanya has been working as a Lecturer in Electronics at St. Mary’s College since 2009. She is currently also pursuing her PhD in Electronics. A dedicated professional who radiates positive energy, she is active and ever ready to take up new challenges. Her commitment to students is well known and for many students she is the first person to approach to voice their concerns. Several students, especially international students, have found a caring mentor in her. She has organized many certificate courses as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities. She has served the institution in many roles including as the Head of Student Activities & Alumni Relations at St. Mary’s College and as the Chief Advisor to the Student Council of the College. She is the Faculty Mentor for Dazzlers, the Dance Club of St Mary’s College. Currently, she heads the BSc (Physical Sciences) programme at St Mary’s College as Programme Coordinator.

Raga Sudha Jonnada

M.Sc, B.Ed

Lecturer in Mathematics

Raga Sudha joined the Department of Sciences in December 2020 with about 11 years of teaching experience. She has done her Masters in Mathematics from the College of Sciences, Osmania University and has also done her B.Ed. A confident, committed, and hardworking teacher, her areas of interests are Differential Equations, Algebra and Real Analysis. Earlier, in addition to teaching, she has also worked as placements facilitator and career guidance convener for her college.

In the United States, she has worked as a volunteer in schools in Kentucky. She has been certified in ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ by the National Council for Behavioral Health & Missouri Department of Mental Health, USA. In addition, she has done a CEU certificate course on Solving Classroom Discipline Problems. She has also visited the North Kentucky University. In New Zealand, she has visited Massey University and the Victoria University in Wellington. She has authored a book chapter, presented posters at national and international Conferences and has attended several faculty development programmes. Currently, she is the Head of Corporate Relations at St. Mary’s College.

Srinath Naganathan

M.Sc., PhD

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

Dr Srinath joined the Department of Sciences of St.Mary’s college in June 2019. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, he has taught or worked as a researcher across different states of India. After he received his PhD in Biotechnology, he worked with several prestigious institutions in Hyderabad. He loves teaching and is passionate about developing research skills in the younger generation. Currently, he is the Coordinator of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the College.

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P. Sravani

M.Sc. (Statistics)

Lecturer in Statistics

Panam Sravani joined the Department of Sciences in April 2021. Prior to joining St. Mary’s college, she was teaching Statistics and Data Science to undergraduate students of an affiliated college in Hyderabad. She pursued her Masters in Statistics from University College of Science, Osmania University. She makes learning with fun possible. She is very passionate about teaching Statistics and motivating students to improve their prospects through education. She completed her projects on Data Mining using Machine Learning Algorithms and on Text Mining using Natural Language Processing. She has delivered invited lectures on Data Science and Machine Learning.

Prathyusha Yamarthi

M.Sc.

Lecturer in Biochemistry

Prathyusha has been working as a lecturer in Biochemistry at St. Mary’s College since 2016. She is a self-motivated and goal-oriented professional. Having worked with prestigious institutes like the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), she has good demonstrative, technical and analytical skills in biochemistry, which she effectively utilizes to enhance learning. She is well-organized and encourages students to participate in various science events and activities. She is pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry. She was the Faculty Mentor for Dazzlers, the Dance Club at St. Mary’s College.

Padmaleela Damaraju

MCA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Padmaleela Damaraju joined the Department of Sciences in 2022, with over 14 years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students of Computer Science in Mumbai. Prior to taking up teaching, she had also worked as an Associate Software Engineer and Java Developer in the industry. She has served her previous institution as the Head of the Department of Computer Science and as a member of the IQAC. She has also co-authored two textbooks for Mumbai University students in Principles of Web Design and Web Technologies. She has organised conferences and presented papers. Her research articles have been published in multiple journals. She has a practical-oriented approach to teaching concepts of Computer Science and gives real world examples during knowledge transfer. She is patient and approachable, and believes in cultivating creative and critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in students. She has been mentoring her students, focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being, leading them to build stronger relationships, succeed at college and work, and
achieve their career and personal goals. She is currently the Faculty Mentor for Spectra, the IT Club of St Mary’s College.

Social Sciences and Communication

Anamika Sukul

MA, M.Phil, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Anamika Sukul joined the Department of Social Sciences & Humanities in July 2022. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan with a thesis titled “From Citizen to Enemy: Manifestations of the Japanese Internment Experience in Canada”. A recipient of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Doctoral Fellowship award (funded by MHRD, Govt. of India), she has been a visiting research associate at the University of Victoria (BC). Dr. Sukul also holds an M. Phil
degree in English and is a University Gold Medalist at her Master’s level. She is presently working on a monograph based on her doctoral thesis work and has published scholarly essays on a wide variety of topics related to her subject of study. Her current research and publication addresses literatures of forced displacements, ethnic minority writings, the bio-politics of security, logics of power and theoretical reflections on camp-spaces. Other areas of interest include plays of absurdist fiction, Tagore studies, Asian North-American literature, theoretical readings on the Holocaust and its representations in various narrative forms. She has a teaching experience of about four years, majorly centred around courses ranging from the history, theory and practice of literature in English in the Middle Ages up to the 20th Century.

K.T. Srinivas

MA, MPhil

Assistant Professor of Political Science

K.T. Srinivas has been teaching at institutions belonging to the St. Mary’s Educational Society since 1998. He has an overall teaching experience of over 25 years. He also has rich experience of coaching students for various competitive exams like NDA, CDS and Civil Services. Although he is popularly known as General KT owing to his strict disciplinary approach, he is a friendly teacher, as many a student will vouch for. He is the Faculty Mentor for the Civil Service Study Circle on campus. Currently, he is also the Coordinator of the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit at St Mary’s College.

Sriveda Baswapoor

MA (Mass Communication & Journalism)

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication & Journalism

Sriveda Baswapoor joined St. Mary’s college in April 2022. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the field of Mass communication and Journalism. A combination of her industry and teaching experience adds on to the quality instruction which enhances practical applications based learning. She has presented and published papers at several seminars and journals. Her areas of interest lie broadly in the field of Radio, Public Relations and New Media studies. She is focused upon making students industry ready to ensure employability through acquiring and developing new skills.

 

Ramesh Kumar

MA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dr Ramesh Kumar joined the Department of Social Sciences at St. Mary’s College in June 2019 with a decade and a half of teaching and research experience in reputed colleges and law schools. A Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad, he has attended several international and national seminars/conferences and has presented and published several papers. His research interests are in the fields of conflict studies and local self government. He has several publications to his credit, most of which are the result of field-based research that he has done in the north-western part of India. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities. He also heads the BA (Masscomm & Journalism, Political Science, and English ML) programme as its Programme Coordinator.

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Other Key Staff

Annie Antony

M.P.Ed.

Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sports

Annie Antony is a long distance open water swimmer and a certified swimming coach, holding a Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports [NSNIS] Diploma in Swimming and Aquatic Sports from the Sports Authority of India. She secured the 4th Rank in her Masters in Physical Education and holds a degree in English Language and Literature. She is also a Landmark Graduate from the world famous Landmark Educational Corporation that offers leadership and effectiveness for individuals and organisations. She has extensive experience working with multinational corporations and educational institutions. Currently, she is also the Faculty Mentor for EdFit, the Sports and Fitness Club at St Mary’s College.

Sadbhavana Sharat

MA

Counselling Psychologist

Sadbhavana is a Mental Health Professional with over 8 years of experience, including 4 years in student Counselling across various age groups. She has primarily worked with adolescents and young adults. She works on destigmatizing mental health by spreading awareness through conversations. She is a strong believer in the ‘power of self-healing’. Her approach lies in empowering clients by providing them with a comfortable space to vent and reflect. She is a quick learner and has equipped herself with a number of courses pertaining to the field of counselling. Her classes are filled with daily life examples and are interactive. She is passionate about singing and is a trained Carnatic Singer and has also been a member of the choir in the institutions she studied in.

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Samuel Sundar K

MA (English); MBA

Manager – Corporate & University Relations

Samuel Sundar joined St Mary’s College with about 25 years of experience, most of which was in the Educational and Training industry. He has a Master’s in English Language & Literature and also an MBA in Finance. Prior to joining St Mary’s College, he was heading a Training Institute, which is an approved Training Partner of NSDC (Media & Entertainment Sector), as Manager – Academics. In addition, he looked after Internships and placements as well for the Institute. He was also the University Coordinator for Multimedia & Animation Degree Programmes offered by the Annamalai University. Earlier, he worked as a Lecturer in English at both undergraduate and intermediate levels. He also has substantial experience working with US Healthcare Industry as a Trainer and Quality Analyst. Currently, as Manager – Corporate Relations, his primary responsibility is to secure suitable placements for the graduating students of St Mary’s College.

P. Srinivas Rao

M.L.I.Sc, MA (Archaeology), B.Ed.

Librarian

Srinivas Rao joined St. Mary’s College as Librarian in 2014, prior to which he worked as Assistant Librarian and Librarian at various institutions for about 20 years. He is proficient in C, C++ and ORACLE 8i.

Vijay Bhasker Reddy

M.P.Ed.

Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sports

Vijay Bhasker Reddy joined St. Mary’s College in 2008. He has over 10 years of experience in Physical Education. He specializes in swimming and cricket.

Vinay Kumar Aitha

MA; MLISC;B.ED.,PGDLAN;

Assistant Librarian

Vinay Kumar is a highly qualified library professional. He has an MA in Economics as well as a Master’s Degree in Library Science. He also has successfully completed his B.Ed degree and a PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking in addition to qualifying the UGC-NET, with scores in the top one percentile. Prior to joining the St Mary’s College, he has worked with other reputed institutions including the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad and the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warrangal.