Dr. Chennamaneni Hanumantha Rao

Born in Karimnagar, India, on 15 May 1929; Educated at Government School, Karimnagar,1939-46; B.A., Nizam College, Hyderabad, 1953-55; M.A., College of Arts, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1955-57; Ph.D., Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,1957-61; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Chicago,1966-67.

Presently, Hon. Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, & Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi.

Fellow, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, 1961-92; Director, 1976-80, and Chairman 2002-2008, Institute of Economic Growth; Member, Planning Commission, G.O.I.,1982-86; Member, Seventh and Eighth Finance Commissions; Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister,1983-85; Chairman, National Commission on Rural Labour,G.O.I.,1990-91; Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research(CGIAR),1995-97; Chairman, High Powered Fertilizers Pricing Policy Review Committee, G.O.I., 1997-98; Member, Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India,1994-2000; Conference President, of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics,1989, Indian Society of Labour Economics,1995, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, 1999, Indian Society of Ecological Economics, 2000-2001 and Indian Economic Association, 2009-10; Member, National Advisory Council, Government of India, 2004-08; Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, 2012-15; Chancellor, The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, 2012-15.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1975; Financial Express Award for Lifetime Work in Economics, 1995; Honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, S.K. University, A.P. 1991, and Kakatiya University, A.P.,1998; Padma Bhushan, 2004.

Research Areas: Agricultural economics, development planning and public finance

Address: Hon. Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Nizamia Observatory Campus, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500016, Telangana; 240-B, Road No. 18, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500003, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 23402789, 23416780; Res. (040) 23608656; Cell: 9701860861; Email: chennamaneni@cess.ac.in]