Exceptional educational leaders are characterized by dedication, hard work, and the willingness to learn. They are confident, persistent, and possess the ability to inspire and lead by example. One such enthusiastic leader with the zeal to learn and strive for excellence in every activity undertaken is Dr.Madhavi Madireddy. She is a seasoned academician and successful administrator with more than 23 years of experience in various cadres of teaching and administration. She began her career as an Assistant Professor at Montessori Mahila Kalasala, Vijayawada. With her passion towards teaching, she has gradually marched ahead to hold the position of Associate Professor and now she is the Director and Professor in Management at Aurora’s PG Colleges, Hyderabad. She joined Aurora Group, Hyderabad in the year 2008 as an Associate Professor and acquired the position of Head of the Department, Management in 2009 and eventually became the Director in the year 2013.
A Decorated Educationist
As an academician, Dr. Madhavi has presented more than 30 papers in National seminars and conferences and has presented 10 papers at International conferences. Her research paper titled ‘Application of Bloom’s Taxonomy in Higher Educational Institutions’ received ‘Best Paper Award’ in the year 2017 by Research Development Association, Jaipur. She is the author of five books and many chapters in edited volumes. She received two Copyrights from the Government of India for her works on ‘Principal’s Hand Book for MBA Colleges’ and ‘Student Academic Manual for MBA’. Dr. Madhavi has been the Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Commerce and Accounting Research since 2012. She is the recipient of grants from All India Council for Technical Education for organizing ‘Staff Development Program’ in 2010 and for organizing ‘National Conference’ in 2013.
Under the able leadership of Dr Madhavi, Aurora’s PG College has been accredited by NAAC with top grades in the year 2018. The institution has also received ‘Best Institution’ Award by the Government of Telangana for significant contribution towards ‘Swatch Bharat’ through student volunteer support.
Nurturing Creativity in Education
Under the able guidance of Sri Raja Babu Nimmatoori, Chairman and Dr Ramesh Nimmatoori, Secretary, Aurora Group of Institutions, Dr. Madhavi has introduced ‘Innovative Teaching Learning Methods’ in Management and Computer Applications disciplines. Through these methods, the students’ participation in the classroom learning becomes more enthusiastic and the scope for development enhances when compared to conventional teaching methods. These methods proved to be successful in increasing students’ participation in activities like Group Discussion, Quizzes, Role Plays, Seminars, Debates, and other interactive methods. As a result, they are becoming more confident in presenting themselves before the industry for various employment opportunities.
Opinions about the Industry
Dr. Madhavi feels that the changes taking place in the modern management and business environment are posing challenges to the knowledge and practices of the individuals and institutions. She suggests individuals and institutions to keep abreast of these challenges and update themselves to adapt to the changes in order to be successful. India has a plethora of talented human resources owing to which the whole world expects the country to address the problems with perseverance till the task is accomplished. This is the training imparted during their education and the development resulting in creating employable youth with high degree of quality and integrity. “The students have to understand these aspects and make best use of the excellent opportunities offered by the educational institutions” she asserts.
About Aurora’s PG Colleges
Established in 1995, under the aegis of Aurora Group, with the mentorship of Dr. Ramesh Nimmatoori, the Secretary of the Group, Aurora’s PG Colleges, Ramanthapur have marched ahead to be the largest standalone MBA, MCA colleges in Telangana State. The colleges are approved by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Osmania University. They attract students from all over the country owing to the discipline, dedication towards imparting quality education. The curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities are well supported by highly experienced faculty along with well-equipped laboratories, well-stocked libraries, and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The students are groomed to become all-rounders with emphasis on academic excellence, personality development, communication and soft skill development, leadership skills, critical thinking skills, organizing and effective implementation skills. With the nurturing they receive at Aurora, they acquire life skills to become responsible citizens of the country.
Advice to the Students
Dr. Madhavi feels that the present generations of youth have enormous opportunities to enhance their knowledge through various sources and channels. If these are utilized to the best possible extent, they can excel in every area they intend to enter into. “The father of our nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ advocated the philosophy of ‘Simple Living and High Thinking’. If the same is followed in words and deeds, the young generation can achieve tremendous success and keep themselves ahead of others and make the nation proud” she adds.
Marching towards the Future
Under Dr. Madhavi’s astute leadership, the institutions aim to extend their training for creating more number of entrepreneurs and impart quality education in various fields of management and computer applications for the generations ahead. Along with this, the colleges also aim to become autonomous and flourish into university status and wish to serve the young generation of students in varied fields to make them more competent with up-to-date knowledge and skills.