Chippari Krishna Rao holds PhD from the University of Hyderabad (2006) and currently working as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) since June 2007. He has worked for CWS (Centre for World Solidarity) a NGO before joining in CESS. His area of teaching and research interest covers Sociology of Education, Science, Technology and Society (STS), Natural Resource Management and International Cooperation. He has been associated with various research projects, presented papers in seminars and workshops and published articles in reputed journals. He published his research in academic journals, working papers, edited volumes and research reports. He has participated in prestigious academic conferences and high level policy dialogues in India and abroad. He also participated in short term training programmes in India in the field of applied sociology, education, technology and research methodology.
He also received advanced professional training “Managing Global Governance” MGG 13 from August to November,2015 financed by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany at MGG Academy of the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn.
He also completed the 12th International futures programme held in Berlin October, 2015 under the auspices of the Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany.