Prof. Y. Pardhasaradhi
Professor of Public Administration,
Adjunct Professor, UESTC, P.R.China.
Brief Bio-Data of Prof. Y. Pardhasaradhi
Director, Regional Center for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES) (MoHUA, Government of India), Osmania University, Hyderabad
Prof. Y. Pardhasaradhi specializes in the fields of administrative theory, urban governance and electronic governance.
Prof. Pardhasaradhi established the Department of Public Administration, University of Asmara, Eritrea, East Africa in 1997 and served at Central University of Jammu on invitation as Head, Department of Public Policy & Public Administration and Dean, School of Social Sciences and School of Knowledge Management from January 2014 to September 2015.
He was university first at the master’s level and has done his doctoral study on participatory development. His illustrious career as an academic spans almost three decades. He has done country-wide studies on electronic governance sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. In 2011, he successfully completed a national project on electronic governance focusing on institutional capacities and performance, covering almost 13 provincial governments.
He also served as the Head and Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Public Administration, Osmania University between 2008 and 2012. He was invited as an observer to the UN Committee of Experts in Public Administration. For his academic contributions, Prof. Pardhasaradhi was awarded the prestigious T.N.Chaturvedi National Award by Indian Institute of Public Administration in 2009. 17 Ph.D and 8 M.Phil were guided successfully under his supervision.
He has visited more than 22 countries to present his research work. He was the executive chairman of the eighth International Conference on Public Administration, held at Hyderabad in October 2012. He co-edited Administrative Thinkers which is the top-selling book in social sciences in India, besides authoring many books on e-governance and Public Administration. He was coordinator of the Departmental Research Support program sponsored by the University Grants Commission of India.
Prof. Pardhasaradhi is also Adjunct Professor, School of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, P.R.China from 2012.
He has written widely on Administrative theory, Globalization and Public Administration eGovernance, Teaching and Research in Public Administration in Globalized World, Administrative Ethics and Minnowbrook Perspectives. He delivered key note addresses at African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) in 2012 at Zanzibar and Institute of Public Administration of Australia (IPAA) in 2013 at Melbourne, Korean Public Administration Association (KAPA), Seoul (2013) and Smart cities Conference (Sichuan -2016).