Pragati Engineering College (Autonomous) is now Zonal Lead for – A national wide AI Skilling and Research Initiative


Objective of the initiative is making Deep Learning and AI skills mainstream in India to fulfill trilateral needs of entrepreneurship, Industry academia partnership and application-inspired Engineering Research


Head of the Research Group: Dr. S Rao Chintalapudi, Associate Professor, Department of CSE


Research Group Members:

  • Prof. S V Ramana Murthy Professor,Department of CSE
  • Dr. M. Radhika Mani Head & Professor,Department of CSE
  • Dr. D. Sirisha Head & Professor,Department of IT
  • Mr. M V Rajesh Associate Professor,Department of CSE
  • Mrs. Y. Jnapika Assistant Professor,Department of CSE

Student Coordinators:


Mr. J.SURYA VIVEK (20A31A4260)


Ms. D.SREEJA (20A31A4208)




Name of the AI Students Club: Future Now
Name of the Student Ambassador: Ms. Hyndhavi Kona

AI Skilling Target (By the end of 31st March 2020) : 2000

AI Skilling Achieved (By the end of 31st August 2019) : 1013

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Research Group Activities till now:

The following five faculty members are attended one week FDP on ” AI and Machine Learning ” at NIT Warangal during 4th – 8th June 2018.

  • Mr. A. Lakshman Rao
  • Mr. K. Chandra Shekar
  • Mr. G. Vijay Kumar
  • Mrs. Y. Srilatha
  • Mr. P. Prabhakar

The following three faculty members are attended one week FDP on “ANN and Deep Learning “ at NIT Warangal during 11th -15th June 2018.

  • Dr. S Rao Chintalapudi
  • Mrs. Y. Jnapika
  • Mr. K. Arun mani kumar

  • First Internal research group meeting was held on 9th June 2018 and agenda of the meeting was changes in PPT submitted to, Formation of Internal review committee, Discussion on Review Report and future activities.
  • The following five faculty members attended AI and Deep Learning workshop at SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram during 28th -30th June 2018. And all these faculty members successfully completed the training and received course completion certificates.
    • Dr. S Rao Chintalapudi
    • Dr. M. Radhika Mani
    • Mrs. D. Sirisha
    • Mr. M.V Rajesh
    • Mrs. Y. Jnapika
    • Dr. S Rao Chintalapudi – Winner of the AI and Deep Learning Assessment Test conducted at SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram. He scored 37 marks out of 40. And he received cash prize from Prof. Deepak Garg, Director, and Dr. Sridhar Swaminathan , Project Manager,
  • Research Group meeting with Prof. Deepak Garg, Director , about the PPT submitted on 28th June 2018 at SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram.
  • 3-day workshop conducted on “Fundamentals of Machine Learning” during 3rd-5th July 2018 by Prof. S. V. Ramana Murthy and 40 students of our college are trained with hands-on.
  • Second internal research group meeting held on 5th June 2018 and the agenda of the meeting was about future workshops/FDPS/Activities related to AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning in the department.
  • Our students conducted “Deep Learning Boot Camp—An Awareness Program on Deep Learning” to the all branches (ECE, EEE, CIVIL, MECH, CSE,IT) on 10th August 2018 and explained about applications of deep learning in their respective core areas.
  • Mr. A.Lakshmanarao acted as a resource person for Two Days Hands on Workshop on “Implementing Machine Learning Algorithms using Python”at P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts & Science, Vijayawada during 11th to 12th July 2018.

  • Mr. T. Somashekar and Mr. K. Srikanth attended one week FDP on “Machine Learning using python” at Sri Krishna College of Engineering, Chennai.
  • Dr. S Rao Chintalapudi attended as a participant to AI INDIA 2019 organized by Confederation of Indian industry (CII) supported by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 3rd -5th February 2019.
  • Under the guidance of Dr. S Rao Chintalapudi , Deep Learning based solution was proposed for ISRO problem statement and it was selected for Smart India Hackathon- 2019 Grand Finale which will be held on 2nd -3rd March 2019 at Gujarat Technological University , Ahmedabad. The selected team details are as follows:
S.No Member Roll no. Mobile No
1 Dr. S. Rao Chintalapudi Mentor 9949379392
2 Kilim Deva Kumar 17A31A0545 9177398252
3 Gudapati Sai Teja 16A31A05A5 8639402345
4 Chodisetty Sai Sruthi 16A31A0506 9848049536
5 Sanampudi Sri Harsha 17A31A0551 7569532921
6 Ch S R Surya Teja 17A31A0534 7013118752
7 Karri Sai Teja 17A31A0553 8639856634
  • The following 9 students from III B.Tech CSE are doing Internships at AI based company “Quaxon Technos” from 1st February 2019 to 31st January 2020
S.No Roll No Name
1 16A31A0503 Bavirisetti Sasi Prabha
2 16A31A0519 Hyndhavi Kona
3 16A31A0522 Sri Mounika Mallavarapu
4 16A31A0544 Iftekharuddin Mohammed
5 16A31A0550 N.N.R.S.S.L Tarun Nanduri
6 16A31A0597 Annabathula Vamsi
7 16A31A05A5 Sai Teja Gudapati
8 16A31A1252 Kesepattapu Nikhil
9 16A31B0511 V R Rajya Lakshmi Kattoju
  • Our research group member Dr. M. Radhika Mani received “Best Researcher Award” in the decennial celebrations of Jawaharlal Technological University Kakinada.

  • Five machine learning projects are presented in JNTUK Techno Fair -2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada.
  • Inaugurated Pragati Innovation Hub –Knowledge Partner “Deloitte” in the campus on 15th July 2019 that facilitates collaboration on innovative research, technology or software solutions, involving a combination of govt., academic and industry partcipants.