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Dr. T.H. Chowdary (Padmasri Awardee) held executive, managerial and directorial positions (General Manager, Deputy Director General) in the Departments of Information and Broadcasting and Telecommunication of Govt. of India. Dr.Chowdary was Information Technology advisor in the rank of Minister of State to the Govt. of A.P. The Endowment Lecture was instituted in 2005. He was the founding Chairman and Managing Director of India’s Overseas Communications Corporation; Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). He was Governor, INTELSAT (Washington) and Executive Director, INMASAT (London).
He is the author of several books on telecommunications, information technology, Indian culture and politics and Editor / member, Board of Editors of several journals (national and international) on telecommunications, information technology and socio-political affairs. (eg: INFO; Telecommunications Policy, both from the UK). He has been editing and publishing the monthly Journal of the Center for Telecom Management and Studies since 1992.
During May 1997 to May 2004, Dr. Chowdary was Information Technology Advisor in the rank of Minister of State to the Government of Andhra Pradesh (India), mentioning the State’s extensive programmes for e-Governance, Government to Citizen (G2C) services (e-Seva) on the Internet, computer education in schools and colleges and broadband applications.
He is a Fellow of Tata Consultancy Services and Satyam Computer Services (the number 1 and 5 I.T. companies of India) and Director of a number of Telecom & I.T. Companies.