Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
(Established under Andhra pradesh Legislature Act No. 31of 2008)
Masab Tank, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
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Prof. Dr. N. Kavita Daryani Rao studied architecture from the erstwhile College of Fine Arts and Architecture, JNTU and did her post-graduation in the field of Housing from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. Her doctoral thesis, completed in 2000 from JNTU, focused on affordability for housing in the urban slum communities.

After briefly working at a prestigious private architectural firm in Hyderabad, she joined the College of Fine Arts & Architecture and has been in academics since then. She has involved herself in academic administration from the last several years in various capacities. She introduced many measures in the examination section of University to automate the system. She has been contributing in academics and administration to the overall growth and development of the University.

Prof. Dr. N. Kavita Daryani Rao

She continues to take an active interest in academics. She is also guiding a number of doctoral research scholars. Her research in the area of slum, impact of globalization on cities and housing has been funded by the All India Council for Technical Education. She has presented several papers at national and international conferences. She has received the IIID Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 in recognition for her contribution to academics.

She is presently Chairperson, Board of Studies in Architecture at the University.  She has been nominated as Member, Council of Architecture by the Government of Telangana.

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