Experienced, renowned
Current Faculty


Sheela Prasad, Ph.D. (JNU): Urban and Regional Geography, Health, Environmental Studies.

Associate Professors

Arvind S. Susarla, Ph.D. (Clark University): Geography of Hazards and Disasters, Environmental Studies, Communicating Risks. (On Sabbatical Leave from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021)

V. Srinivasa Rao, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad) (Head of the Centre) Community Participation, Regional Education, Politics of Tribal Development, Adivasi/Tribal Regions, Exclusion and Inclusion of Regions

Assistant Professors

Salah Punathil, Ph.D. (JNU): Sociology of Violence, Region and Collective Identities, Migration and Borderlands, Marginalized Communities


Office Staff:

 Mr. R. Balnaik, Office Assistant (O.A.), ID No: 1684.

Mr. Ch. Pandu, Office Attendant (O.A.), ID No: 1532.

Retired/ Previous Faculty:

Prof. M. L. K. Murthy was Head of CRS during 1989-2003. 

Dr. C. Ramachandraiah was Reader in CRS during 2006-07. 

Dr. Radhika Seshan was Associate Professor in CRS during December 2010 – May 2012.