Dr. Yellapragada Ellam Raj is a Doctorate from IIT Bombay in the field of Water Resource Systems. He is the Dean as well as Professor & Head - Department of Civil Engineering,  Sphoorthy Engineering College.

Dean Profile

Fields of Interest 

Water Resources Systems – Planning and Management and Urban Hydrology


  • Teaching : 25 years of teaching
  • Research : 3 ½  years in the field of Water Resources   Systems.


Guided 2 PG students from College of Engg.OU 1 MBA student in  Banking and Finance from IGNOU Guiding  Ph.D students under JNTUH.


13 publications in National & International Conferences, workshops & journals


Set the Syllabus for UG Civil Engg. Students  for OU affiliated Engineering  colleges in
  • Operation Research
  • Surface & Ground Water Management
  • Flood Forecasting and Management


  • Intake structure on Farakka
  • Heavy Water plant at Manuguru,
  • Pumping Scheme for Tirumala
  • Power Structure on Kakatiya canal
  • Channel Transitions etc.


  •  Chief Examiner for various Water Resources subjects @ OU
  • Set and valued the papers for UG, PG, Pre- Ph.D @ OU, JNTU,Hyderabad
  • Listed in panel of examiners @ OU, JNTU & Kakatiya University.
  •  Invited as Expert for Ph.D admissions at  JNTUH for Water resources 2007-08 and 2008-09, 2009-10


Technical session at International Conference on Hydrology and Water Management, JNTU  Hyderabad – 2002, 2006 and several workshops, Symposiums in related fields  Co- Chaired International conference on Natural Hazards & Disaster Management (CBIT)Hyderabad – Dec’2007, Co-Chaired National Conference on Soft Computing Applications in Water resources, Dec’ 2007 @ OU & International conference @JNTUH 2010.

Visiting Faculty

To College of Engg (OU) and Engg. Staff College of India (ESCI) and delivered Expert Lectures @ JNTU Hyderabad on Water Resource Systems under UGC sponsored  Programmes.


Several Professional bodies like FIE, MISTE, MISH, MAPGS, Member - Quality Circle Forum of India, Member-Indian Institute of Economics, Board of  Studies, Center for Water Resources, JNTU Hyderabad.


A National Conference on “Water Resource Development and Management Practices” –WARM 2004-Hyderabad. NBA Coordinator for MVSR Engg.College during the year 2002

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Represented as Captain – State Junior Kho – Kho in Nationals and OU in Inter University respectively
  • Represented state in Senior National Kho-Kho championship.
  • Won the State Junior State Tenni Koit Championship.


  • Acted as Presiding Officer in General Elections – 2004
  • Acted as OBSERVER, EAMCET 2004 & 2005