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Dr S V Kota Reddy
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai Campus
Dr S V Kota Reddy
With nearly 30 years of teaching, research & administrative experience, Dr S V Kota Reddy is a veteran academician and administrator. He has been serving as Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai’s Academic President since September 2013. Holding a doctorate from IIT Bombay, Dr Kota is a well-respected expert in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
He joined Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai as the Chairperson of Engineering Department in the year 2009. It is his sheer determination and meticulous nature that has driven him to being the Academic Head of this prestigious institution.
A Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay India, he firmly believes in commitment, teamwork and efficient completion of any task undertaken. He leads several disciplines on to the path of excellence to ensure consistent delivery of quality education. He has been responsible for identifying and establishing student exchange programs through collaborations with various universities across the globe. He also focuses on R&D initiatives, Professional Society activities, Industry collaborations for internships and placements and international accreditations at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai. He has established state of the art laboratories in collaboration with various industries. He is also an approved guide of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, for guiding PhD students in Mechanical Engineering stream.
Dr Kota has published 36 research papers in International/ National Journals, Conferences and Patents. He has filed seven patents, one US, two international and four Indian, in association with IIT Bombay. One of his research papers was published in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Spanish Journal in Spain.
Dr Kota’s R&D project on Plastic Solar Water Heater won the Meritorious Award at KAIF 2007, a state level project exhibition organized by TATA Power, Mumbai, India. His R&D projects on Heat Pump Assisted Dryer and Hybrid Air Conditioning System have won the National Award for Excellence in HVAC&R, which was instituted by the Bry-Air Asia Pvt Ltd in the year 2008 and 2009 respectively. He was the recipient of “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education” for two consecutive years at the Middle East Education Leadership Awards by Asian Confederation of Businesses with CMO Asia at The Address hotel, Dubai, UAE on 5th October 2016 and 12th October 2017 respectively. He was the recipient of Indywood Educational Excellence Award for Engineering & Architecture Education in the year 2016 and 2017. He was presented the MaGEX – 2016 Award for the Best Academic Administration for 2015-16 by Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore, India.
He is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers) and has been elected by ASHRAE Falcon Chapter as the Chair for Students’ Activities in the UAE. He has completed several ASHRAE funded projects in the field of HVAC&R at MAHE Dubai.