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The Achievements of Prof. M.Jagannadha Rao (Former Director)
Delta Studies Institute, Andhra University Visakhaptnam
The Delta Studies Institute is a part and parcel of Andhra University established in 1997 to study the geological, sedimentological and environmental aspects of modern and ancient deltas of India.  Initially sponsored by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Oil Industry Development Board, the Institute is an unique example of industry – Academia collaboration.  The Institute focuses its activities on scientific research related to petroleum science and technology besides attending its fundamental objective of studying modern and ancient deltas of India.  The Institute offers M.Tech. programme in Petroleum Exploration and Production and conducts research on basic and applied aspects of deltas with attention towards hydrocarbon science and technology.   The institute continuously work with experts from industry and takes up consultancy and research programmes in the priority areas of petroleum resources including, other unconventional energy resources like shale gas, CBM, gas hydrates etc.  The Institute offers training programmes to officers from industry, depending upon the areas of their interest including its flagship course “Modern Deltas – A Field Seminar”.
(Former Director)
M.Sc(Tech), M.S.Engg(USA), Ph.D.
Delta Studies Institute shall become a renowned centre of excellence that can effectively provide adequate scientific, technical and educational support for optimal and economic exploitation of vast and diverse natural resources of modern and ancient deltaic regions of our country with emphasis on petroleum and natural gas resources, without any adverse impact on socioeconomic and natural environment. 
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