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Prof. J. Mahender Reddy
Vice-Chancellor, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad.
He was an outstanding student of the Delhi School of Economics where he got his Master’s degree with distinction. He got his doctorate in Economics from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in 1970.
He taught in the Faculty of Business Administration, at the University of Alberta in Canada, Saint Peter’s College in the United States, Administrative staff College of India, and at the Osmania University for over three decades. At Osmania University he was head of the department of Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and a member of the Standing Committee of the Academic Senate. He won the Best Teacher award in the year 2002 from the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
He was a Fellow of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in 1985-86, and again at the University of Ottawa in 1990. He was Fulbright Fellow, at the University of Boston, during 1993-94. He was the first Chair, in the Indian Ocean Studies, of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional cooperation, located at the University of Mauritius during 1998-2000.
He has guided 14 Ph.Ds and 9 M.Phil scholars in Osmania and ICFAI Universities and published forty research papers, and ten books, in the areas, of foreign trade and investment, business and economic forecasting and applied economics.
He was the Founder Principal of the ICFAI Institute for Management Teachers in Hyderabad which was established in the year 2002 and held that position upto 2008. He was the Vice Chancellor of The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University of Tripura during 2004-2009. He was a member of the Governing Council of the Association of Indian Universities in New Delhi