Prof C R Ananda Rao
FOCOL – Founder
Late Dr. C. R Ananda Rao, M.Com. Ph.D. worked as Professor of Commerce in Osmania University Post Graduate College Mahbubnagar during 1991 – 1993. He also headed the institution as a Principal OU PG College. He had more than 35 years of experience as a teacher. He worked as Principal of PG College during 1992-93. Later he headed the Department of Commerce Osmania University before his sudden demise in the year 1995 in a tragic accident at Anantapur. While he was in Mahbubnagar, he thought that we should unite all the teachers in commerce in the district so that the network of commerce teachers works for enhancement of quality of commerce teaching in the district. That thought has resulted in the creation of Forum for Commerce Lecturers in Mahbubnagar District. Today we are all celebrating the silver jubilee of FOCOL because of his vision.
Prof K V Achalapathi
FOCOL – Honorary President
Dr. K.V. Achalapathi, M.Com. M.Phil, Ph.D. is working as Professor of Commerce in Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has more than three decades of teaching, administrative, research, quality assurance and executive training experience with one of the most reputed universities in India and abroad and has varied and rich teaching experience in subjects viz., Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Marketing, International Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis and Quantitative Techniques etc., at both post-graduate and graduate level. He has worked with three generations in improving the activities of FOCOL. He worked as Principal, OU PG College from 1993-1998 and again during 2001 – 2002. During this time, network of FOCOL improved into leaps and bounds. Business Quiz, gold medal presentations, group discussions were conducted in large number through FOCOL under his leadership. Later, after the death of Prof. C.R. Ananda Rao, the FOCOL started Professor C. R. Ananda Rao Memorial lectures since 2001. There is no looking back for FOCOL after it started getting support from Affiliated colleges, like Adarsha Degree College, Swami Vivekananda Degree College and Vasavi Degree College as well.
Prof T. Nagendar
FOCOL – Honorary President
Dr. T. Nagender, M.Com. M.Phil., Ph.D worked for a long time in Government Degree College as a lecturer in Commerce and got promoted as Principal Government Degree College Palem. Later he became Joint Director, Commissionerate of Collegiate Education and retired from the Government of Andhra Pradesh (before bifurcation). Being one of the founder members of FOCOL, Mahabubnagar paid a significant role in starting Dr C R Ananda Rao Memorial Lecture since 2001. He has been associated with the starting Fund to award Gold Medals to the toppers of the District in Commerce subjects. He has been funding from his personal pocket for a long time to sponsor the Prof. C. R. Ananda Rao memorial Lectures every year since 2001