G. Ram Reddy

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G Ram Reddy
Chairman of the University Grants Commission (India)
In office
1st Vice Chancellor of the
Indira Gandhi National Open University
In office
Succeeded by V C Kulandaiswamy
1st Vice Chancellor
of the Andhra Pradesh Open University
In office
12th Vice Chancellor
Osmania University
In office
1st Chairman
Social Sciences Research Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1929-12-04)December 4, 1929
Mylaram, Karimnagar district, Telangana India
Died 2 July 1995(1995-07-02) (aged 65)
London, UK
Spouse(s) Smt. G Pramila Ram Reddy
Profession Political Scientist Academician

Professor G. Ram Reddy (December 4, 1929 – July 2, 1995) is renowned architect of Distance Education and the father of open learning in India.


He was presented the prestigious Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation Award for his stupendous work in Education in 1994. In memory of his remarkable services, the Andhra Pradesh Government named the Centre of Distance Education in Osmania University as G. Ram Reddy Centre of Distance Education. Also, Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture was instituted in his memory by the IGNOU, New Delhi.


  • 20th Century Luminaries of Andhra Pradesh, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005.

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