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Odyssey: The Contours of My Life Personal and Professional

Author Name: Nagabhushana Rao Sanakkayala | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

This book touches the contours of the author’s life journey, both personal and professional.  A story not totally an autobiography but touches various milstones in author’s personal life and the professional achievement.  The book carries Glimpse of author’s impressions  on the contemporary life styles, the schooling, the dedications of teachers and the values  prevailing.  The description of the author  as to how one can  achieve the  targeted  goals in personal and professional life.  The author’s  continual education and professional achievements, the rough roads in the process, are highlighted  vividly.

Being a field engineer, later as Professor, the different experiences are brought out in the book.  The prominent personalities influenced the author is described and is one of the highlights.  As the reader goes through the book, the importance of education, preserving values  and character can be  felt as close to the heart as a reality. 

The  author made the observations as to how organizations rise and fall and the  causative  factors are neatly  described.  The importance of  leadership qualities  in shaping the organizations   is explained with the author’s experience. 

Readers can be  benefitted by the experience of the author narrated progressively  from the personal life and professional achievements, touching the contours of his life journey.

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Nagabhushana Rao Sanakkayala

Dr S Nagabhushana Rao (born – 1943) is a graduate Civil Engineer, Post Graduate in Structural Engineering and awarded Ph.D by N.I.T (Warangal).  He had 35 years of field experience   in Construction area and shifted to teaching and training the Civil and Transportation Engineers.  He was Professor and Head of the Department in School of Transportation (JNTU), Hyderabad. 

Later took up as Director General, Engineering Staff College of India, a National Training Institute. Established methods of quality training to Engineers.  Having started his education with a Diploma in Civil Engineering, raised to Doctorate by dint of hard work and determination. Dr Rao is a self-made man, according to his well-wishers. 

His service in APSRTC is notable in providing amenities to the Bus Passengers. The biggest Bus Terminal in Asia, the Imlibun Bus Station, Hyderabad was constructed under his direction as Chief Engineer.

He has developed the Engineering Staff College of India, a premier training institute and established remarkable systems to impart quality training to engineers, technical teachers and Researchers.  Thousands of them are given quality training.  During his tenure as Director General, Golden Peacock Award was given three times adjudging as Best Training Institute.  Dr Rao is a versatile engineer having expertise in execution, teaching and training.  He is a fellow of many  organizations like Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Road Congress, Indian Geotechnical Society, Indian Concrete Institute, Indian Institute of Technical Arbitrators, American Society of Civil Engineers. Visited many countries and is a guest faculty to many Universities in India, USA, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Presently he is rendering service as a Consultant and Arbitrator.