Dr. Avula Damodaram joined as faculty of Computer Science & Engineering at JNTU, Hyderabad in the year 1989. In 2 decades of dedicated service, Dr. Damodaram performed distinguished services to the University as a Professor, Head of the Department, Vice Principal, Director of UGC-Academic Staff College, Director, School of Continuing & Distance Education and presently Director, University Academic Audit Cell. Dr. Damodaram has successfully guided 12 Ph.D. and 2 MS Scholars apart from myriad M. Tech projects. He is currently guiding 9 scholars for Ph. D and 1 scholar for MS. Dr. Damodaram is on the editorial board of 2 International Journals and a number of course materials. He is also the Chairman, Board of Studies for Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology.
Dr. Damodaram successfully executed an AICTE research project at a cost of ` 7 Lakhs. He has been a UGC nominee for a number of expert and advisory committees of various Indian Universities. He has been associated with the conduct of many entrance tests in the state, such as, ECET and ICET. Dr. Damodaram has been a Life Member, Vice-President, Director and President of a number of core committees spread all over the country. He has served the interests of the Universities and University teachers at the University, State and National levels. He has organized as many as 30 Workshops, Short Term Courses and other Refresher and Orientation programmes. Dr. Damodaram has published 56 well – researched papers in national and international journals. He has also presented 59 papers at different National and International Conferences at the Universities of United States of America, Austria, the United Kingdom and other places. On the basis of his scholarly and administrative achievements and other multifarious services, Dr. Damodaram was honoured with the award of DISTINGUISHED ACADAMECIAN by Pentagram Research Centre, India, in January 2010.