Prof DS Rao has over 18 years of experience in various Indian and Multinational companies before moving to Academics in the year 2001. His last assignment in industry was as Vice President for a Division of DGP Windsor.
He was Director of ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad for over 11 years and Provost and Dean of FLAME University for over 5 years. He was instrumental in nurturing IBS Hyderabad to become a top ten business school in the country and to eventually to become a deemed to be university in 2008. He has lead the team to obtain NAAC accreditation for the ICFAI University, Hyderabad.
He was also instrumental in obtaining University status to FLAME University, Pune. He had also lead the FLAME School of Business to obtain NBA accreditation for five years, the highest possible duration in the first attempt. He has nurtured strong research culture in both these organizations enabling them to publish high quality research output.
He is a mechanical engineer from NIT, Warangal AP, Masters in Management from Asian Institute of Management, Manila and holds a Ph.D in Development from SK University, AP.
Dr. DS Rao joined Amity Group in October 2017 and is currently the acting Vice Chancellor of Amity University, Mumbai.