Prof. (Dr) K. Ponnari Lakshmi, Head of Basic Sciences and Humanities and the Dean Student Affairs in Narasaraopeta Engineering College (Autonomous), is an academician and a seasoned Professor of English. In her 22 years of academic experience, she has been a prolific contributor to the academia with her specialization in Indian English Literature and experience in teaching a variety of courses in diverse settings. She has expertise in curriculum development and design, with strategic planning for academic development in engineering education. She has participated in training programs related to soft skills, innovative techniques in teaching-learning, new methodologies in teaching, and delivered talks to staff and students on communication skills, metalanguage and soft skills. She has a number of research papers published to her credits in scholarly National and International journals. She has been the editor and reviewer of Canadian and Indonesian English Journals.
In her role as the Head of the Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, she provides strong academic leadership. She is managing and developing the department to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities.