Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology, and Research (VFSTR), which is the flagship of the Vignan Group, was established in the year 2008 as a Deemed to be University, having evolved from Vignan’s Engineering College (NAAC ‘A’ grade and NBA accreditation for five programs). Vignan Group of Institutions with a current student base of 50,000 students has been a pioneer in the field of education for more than four decades, serving all levels of education. In fact, it is the first group to revolutionize education at the +2 stage in A.P and Telangana. Located in rural environs of Guntur district, A.P, VFSTR has 50% of its students hailing from surrounding agricultural region, most of them drawn from socio-economically backward families, for whom the institution is a great boon for quality higher education. VFSTR has already been addressing one of the primary objectives of NEP-2020, viz., Equity, to provide quality higher education to students of rural and agricultural societies. VFSTR has completed the first cycle of NAAC with ‘A’ grade in 2015, secured UGC(12B) status in 2020, NBA accreditation for five programs in 2020, and ISO 9001:2015 certification. VFSTR has been maintaining NIRF ranking of around 100 in the last five years and is recognized as a Research Centre by DSIR.
Area of Excellence
Advanced RF Microwave and wireless communications Bioresource Management Composite Materials Advanced Materials Manufacturing, Processing, and Characterization
Research Capability and Focus Area
More than 2500 papers published in SCOPUS, SCI, and other reputed indexed journals in the last 5 years. Software-Defined Radios, Robotics, Drones, Bio-medical Signal processing, Low power VLSI design, Bio-Diesel Synthesis, Hybrid Vehicles, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT).
Notable Research / Publication
1 Fe(0)-embedded Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide as Efficient Nanocatalyst for Reduction of Nitro Compounds to Amines Dr. Anandarup Goswami Chemical Engineering Journal 382, 122469, 2020 10.65 2 An insight into the role of silicon on retaliation to osmotic stress in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn). Mundada Pankaj S., Vitthal T. Barvkar, Suraj D. Umdale, S. Anil Kumar, Tukaram D. Nikam, and Mahendra L. Ahire Journal of Hazardous Materials 2470:58:00 2020 9.038 3 A non-edible waste as a potential sorptive media for removal of herbicide from the watershed Gunti Harika, Kandukuri Datta Jagrithi, Alka kumari, Vineet Aniya, B. Satyavathi, M. Ramesh Naidu Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume-390, Article No.: 121671, 2020 9.038 4 Diversiform Nanostructures Constructed from Tetraphenylethene and Pyrene-Based Acid/Base Controllable Molecular Switching Amphiphilic Rotaxanes with Tunable Aggregation-Induced Static Excimers Dr. V. Srinivasadesikan ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces Vol 12, Issue 40 Page no. 45222, 2020 8.758 5 The use of teaching-learning based optimization technique for optimizing weld bead geometry as well as power consumption in additive manufacturing K. Venkata Rao Journal of Cleaner Production 279, 123891, 2021 7.216 6 KSCN-activation of hydrogenated NiO/TiO2 for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution Dr. V. Srinivasadesikan Applied Surface Science 511, 145548 , 2020 6.18 7 Effect of post deposition annealing on the electrical properties of YSZ thin films deposited by pulsed laser technique Dr.M. Ramanjaneyulu Applied Surface science 513, 145496, 2020 6.18 8 An experimental assessment of prospective oxygenated additives on the diverse characteristics of diesel engine powered with waste tamarind biodiesel V. DhanaRaju, Harish Venu, Lingesan Subramani, P.S. Kishored, L. Prasanna, D. Vinay Kumare Energy 203, 117821, 2020 6.082 9 Varietal replacement rate: Prospects and challenges for global food security R. P. Singh, Anjani Devi Chintagunta, Dinesh K. Agarwal, R. S. Kureel, and SP Jeevan Kuma Global Food Security 25 : 100324, 2020 6.034 10 Valorization of food waste: Extraction of cellulose, lignin and their application in energu use and water treatment Dr. Shubhalakshmi Sengupta, Fuel 280, 118581, 2020 5.578 11 Interfacial engineering and downconversion of ultraviolet light for efficient perovskite solar cells Dr. P. Srinivasa Rao Solar Energy 197, 363-370, 2020 4.8 12 How does cholinium cation surpass tetraethylammonium cation in amino acid-based ionic liquids for thermal and structural stability of serum albumins? Dr.D.Nagaraju International journal of Biological Macromolecules 148, 615–626, 2020 4.784 13 Genome-wide identification and transcriptional profiling of small heat shock protein gene family under diverse abiotic stress conditions in Sorghum bicolor (L.) M. Nagaraju, Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy, S. Anil Kumar, Anuj Kumar, G. Rajasheker, D. Manohar Rao, and PB Kavi Kishor International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 142:822-834, 2020 4.7 14 An adaptive PID control algorithm for the two-legged robot walking on a slope Ravi Kumar Mandava, Pandu R. Vundavilli Neural Computing and Applications 32, 407–3421, 2020 4.664 15 Flexible ZnO-mAb nanoplatforms for selective peripheral blood mononuclear cell immobilization Dr.K. Sowri Babu Nature Scientific Reports 10, 15018, 2020 4.576 16 Dielectric dispersion and impedance spectroscopy of NiO doped Li2SO4eMgOeP2O5 glass system Dr. Ravi Kumar Journal of Alloys and Compounds 824, 153907, 2020 4.56 17 Solvent Influence in Obtaining Diverse Coordination Symmetries of Dy(III) Metal Centers in Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Luminescent Properties Dr.T. Bharat Kumar Crystal growth and design 20, 2973, 2020 4.2 18 Aging time correlation for near-equiatomic NiTi thin films deposited through direct current magnetron sputtering Dr.Naveen Reddy Results in Physics 17, 103075, 2020 4 19 Discovery and validation of candidate genes for grain iron and zinc metabolism in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] Mahesh D. Mahendrakar, Maheshwari Parveda, PB Kavi Kishor, and Rakesh K. Srivastava Scientific Reports 10(1), 1-16., 2020 3.99 20 Chain length and acidity of carboxylic acids influencing adsorption/desorption mechanism and kinetics over anion exchange membrane Anusha Chandra, Sujay Chattopadhyay Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 589, 2020 3.99 21 Heterosis and combining ability for grain Fe and Zn concentration and agronomic traits in sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Anil Gaddameedi, Rahul M. Phuke, Kavi Kishor Bilhan Polavarapu, Sunita Gorthy, Vangala Subhasini, Jayakumar Jagannathan, and Ashok Kumar Are Journal of King Saud University-Science 32,7, 2989-2994, 2020 3.819 22 Functional characterization of a broad and potent neutralizing monoclonal antibody directed against Outer Membrane Protein (OMP) of Salmonella typhimurium Prakash Narayana Reddy, Shivakiran Sathyanarayan Makam, Rohini Krishna Kota, Gyati Yatung, Radhika Madam Urs, Harshvardhan Batra, and Urmil Tuteja Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 104(6), 2651-2661. 2020 3.6 23 Application of IgY antibodies against staphylococcal protein A (SpA) of Staphylococcus aureus for detection and prophylactic functions Rohini Krishna Kota, Prakash Narayana Reddy, and Krupanidhi Sreerama Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Online available 3.53 24 Studies on cryogenically treated WC-Co insert at different soaking conditions K.,Balamurugan, K. Arunkarthikeyan, Rao P.M.V Materials and Manufacturing Processes 35(5), 545-555, 2020 3.35 25 Design of multi-epitope vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2: a In-Silico study K. Abraham Peele, T. Srihansa, S. Krupanidhi, A. Vijaya Sai, and T. C. Venkateswarulu Journal of Bio molecular Structure and Dynamics 2020 3.31 26 Highly selective and sensitive detection of histidine by naked eye and fluorimetric method in aqueous medium via hydrogen bonding Dr. V. Srinivasadesikan Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry Vol 400, 2020 3.306 27 Replacing aromatic π-system with cycloalkyl in triphenylamine dyes to impact intramolecular charge transfer in dyes pertaining to dye-sensitized solar cells application Dr. Sudip Mandal Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 403, 112862, 2020 3.306 28 A computational investigation of the influence of acceptor moieties on photovoltaic performances and adsorption onto the TiO2 surface in triphenylamine-based dyes for DSSC application Dr. Sudip Mandal Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 401, 112745, 2020 3.306 29 The role of charge transfer at reduced graphene oxide/organic semiconductor interface on the charge transport properties Dr. P. Srinivasa Rao Organic Electronics 77, 105499, 2020 3.3 30 A computational study on boron dipyromethene ancillary acceptor-based dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells Dr. Sudip Mandal New Journal of Chemistry 44, 4877-4886, 2020 3.288 31 Design of Superhydrophobic Porous Coordination Polymers via Introduction of External Surface Corrugation using an Aromatic Hydrocarbon Building Unit Dr K.Prabhakara Rao Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 53, 8225-8230 (2014) 12.59 32 Temperature-Stable Compelled Composite Superhydrophobic Porous Coordination Polymers Achieved via an Unattainable de Novo Synthetic Method Dr K.Prabhakara Rao J. Am. Chem. Soc, 140 (42), 13786–13792 (2018) 14.612 33 A Dense I1O3 Hybrid Superhydrophobic Network, Pb(BTMB), Exhibits Selectivity Towards CO2 Gas Sorption Dr K.Prabhakara Rao Inorg. Chem. 56, 11184-89, 2017 56, 11184-89, 2017 4.825 34 Fe(0)-embedded Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide as Efficient Nanocatalyst for Reduction of Nitro Compounds to Amines Dr Anand Goswami Journal of Chemical Engg 2020, 382, 122469 10.652 35 Ag@CoxP Core@Shell Heterogeneous Nanoparticles as Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts Dr Anand Goswami ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 7088 11.384
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