Prof. J. Prabhakar Rao, Director, e-Learning Centre at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been appointed as a Member of Advisory Council of Infection Council Academy of India (IFCAI). The activities of IFCAI include strengthening Infection Prevention and Control Capacity in India. It focuses on sensitizing, educating and training the Health care stake holders to deal with the threats of emerging infections. It is partnering with several academic and commercial organizations to expand its reach. IFCAI intends to promote online courses with University of Hyderabad through e-Learning Centre.

Jandhyala Prabhakar Rao is Professor of Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad. Prof. Rao’s areas of research interest include Linguistics, Translation Studies, Foreign Language Teaching, Higher Education in India and e-Learning. In 2012 Prof. Rao was awarded honoris causa by Krasnodar State University of Arts and Culture, Russia and Honorary Visitor Medal by Kazan State University, Russia.

Prof. Prabhakar Rao is Visiting Professor to many Universities in Europe and Asia and also steering committee member and involved in an India-EU Project (2009–2012) on establishing the “Centre for Contemporary India Studies and Research” at University of Warsaw, Poland. Currently he is faculty Coordinator of India-EU project on Enhancing Quality, Governance and Access to UG Education in India (2013-2017). As a part of this project, Prof. Rao is coordinating a Lead theme on “Environment Natural Resources and Sustainable Development”.