Prof. D. Panduranga Rao started his academic career in 1970 in the department of Commerce and Management studies, Andhra University and became a professor in 1980 at the young age of 31 years. He worked as a professor for 30 years . In Andhra University he served several positions like head, Chairman of P.G. Board of Studies, Coordinator of U.G.C. SAP Programme. The other positions held includes Asst.Principal, Chief Warden of Arts, Commerce & Law Hostels, Principal, University college of Arts & Commerce, Head of The Department of IRPM , Principal of IASE & Director School of Distance Education.

He was the President of Association of Indian Management Schools and also awarded Ravi J Mathai Fellowship for his distinguished contribution to the stream of Management Education in the country. He was task force member of AICTE, UGC and Planning Commission. He was a member of All India Board of Management Studies, National Board of AICTE. He has written and edited about sixteen books and some books are under publication. He guided successfully 21 candidates for Ph. D and M. Phil. Degrees. As founder Director of Institute of Transport Management he executed research projects for AICTE, UGC, Planning Commission, Ministry of External Affairs (SAARC Division), ISRO, Police Department, Municipalities worth over Rs 10 million. He visited 12 countries and organised several International, National, Regional and Local conferences and seminars. He was the president of Visakha Air User Association, British Scholars Association (Vizag Chapter) and Department of Commerce and Management Studies Alumni Association. He was invited to work as Director XIME, Bangalore for 2 Academic years on lien from Andhra University and joined Andhra University in April 2008. In Sun we have the guidance of Prof.D Panduranga Rao for the overall development of student’s education who worked in the field of education for so many years.