Dr. G. Vijayalakshmi
Dr. G. Vijayalakshmi graduated and post-graduated from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam with Life Sciences, M. Phil. and Ph.D. in toxicology as the main area of research. She was awarded Post graduate diploma in Applied Statistics and Phyto pharma Technology and was granted CSIR fellowship for accomplishing research for a period of 5 years. She has 15 years of teaching experience in GITAM University and TSR & TBK degree and PG College along with laudable academic administrative responsibilities.
Dr. Vijayalakshmi also served as Assistant Director, Centre for Food processing, GITAM University. She was instrumental in conducting numerous workshops and awareness programmes on Health & Nutrition and health benefits of millets to ICDS beneficiaries (sponsored by Dist. Collector, Visakhapatnam), school children and housewives. She was a faculty mentor for the reputable food start up “Farm to Home” started by Biotechnology and Food Science and Technology Students of GITAM University. She orchestrated and coordinated umpteen numbers of student activities and student chapters like Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Institute of Engineers India (IEI) at department level in GITAM University. She was instrumental in driving the management of GITAM to plant and name the rare species of plants in and around the campus.
Her other commendable positions include serving as a resource person for District Resource Group (DRG) of KishoriVikasam scheme, Visakhapatnam Dist., where training was imparted to Peer Group Trainers (PGTs) and working for Kovel Foundation, an NGO striving for Tribal welfare in the areas of Food processing & Nutrition and Health.