Yellapragada Sudharshan Rao on 25 June 2014 was appointed as Chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). He replaced Basudev Chatterjee. He would serve the council for a term of three years.
Y.S. Rao taught at Department of History, Kakatiya University. He had worked at Kakatiya University for about 40 years. He had vast experience in teaching and researching.
He guided eight PhD and 15 MPhil students and has about 40 research papers published in various national and international journals to his credit.
The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is an agency under the Department of Higher Education in the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
ICHR was established in 1972. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 with the Department of Industries of Delhi Government, Delhi.
ICHR supports the academic and empirical research of scholars using funds received from the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. ICHR does not carry out any historical research of its own.
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When: 25 June 2014