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Dr. R. K. Pavan Kumar. Pannala

Dr. R. K. Pavan Kumar. Pannala

Associate Professor, Mathematics


Dr. R. K. Pavan Kumar. Pannala, did his MSc in Mathematics from IIT Kharagpur and completed Ph.D. from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun. His specialization area is semi-analytical solution of Financial Mathematical PDE models. Now presently working on data envelopment analysis. He has more than 13 years of teaching experience.
Dr. Pannala in his career, have taken the responsibility at different capacities in different years as centralized evaluation, timetable in charge, academic planning & monitoring committee, etc.  

  • 15+ years
  • M.Sc, CSIR NET, Ph.D.
Award & Recognition

  • 2nd rank in M.Sc. entrance test conducted by Osmania University, 2004
  • 168th rank in JAM-2005
  • 64th rank in CSIR NET Lectureship-Dec 2010


  • Jay Nigam, Totakura Bangar Raju and Ramachandra K. Pavan Kumar Pannala, “Performance Evaluation of Irrigation Canals Using Data Envelopment Analysis for Efficient and Sustainable Irrigation Management in Jharkhand State, India”, Energies (2023), ISSN: 1996-1073, 
  • R.K. Pavan Kumar Pannala, Ujjwal Juyal and Jagadeeshwar Kodavaty, “Optimization of hydrogel composition for effective release of drug”, Chemical Product and Process Modeling (2023), ISSN: 1934-2659,
  • Mahajan, Varun, Sandeep Kumar Mogha, and RK Pavan Kumar Pannala. "Evaluation of efficiency and ranking of Indian hotels and restaurants: a bootstrap DEA approach." Benchmarking: An International Journal (2023). ISSN: 1463-5771.
  • RK Pavan Kumar Pannala, Sandeep Kumar Mogha, Neha Sharma, and Vikas Garg. "Combined Shannon's entropy and DEA: case of Indian hotel and restaurant sector." International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies 14, no. 3 (2022): 203-218. ISSN: 1755-8050. 
  • Kodavaty, Jagadeeshwar, RK Pavan Kumar Pannala, Megha Singh, Aashirwad Bharti, and Qazi Fahar Ahmad. "Optimizing composition of a drug gel using release kinetics–A new way of approach." Materials Today: Proceedings 66 (2022): 1611-1616. e-ISSN: 2214-7853. 
  • Kodavaty, Jagadeeshwar, R. K. Pannala, Sakshi Wasson, Mihir Mittal, and Atif Irshad. "A Novel Method to Choose the Experimental Parameters in Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Rheology." In Materials Science Forum, vol. 1048, pp. 54-64. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2022. e-ISSN: 1662-9752. 
  • RK Pavan Kumar Pannala. "Selected Extensions on Eneström-kakeya Theorem." Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) 12, no. 2 (2021): 2823-2829. e-ISSN: 1309-4653. 
  • Bhandari, A., and RK Pavan Kumar Pannala. "Optimization of heat transfer properties of nanofluid flow over a shrinking surface through mathematical modeling." International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering 25, no. 2 (2020): 40-56. ISSN: 1734-4492. 
  • R. K. Pannala. "Variational iteration method for solving one-factor commodity price model equation." International Journal of Engineering, Science and Mathematics 3, no. 1 (2014): 54-60. ISSN: 2320-0294.
  • RK Pavan Kumar Pannala, N. Bhanu Prakash, and Sandeep Kumar Mogha. "Efficiency Measurement at Major Ports of India During the Years 2013–14 to 2018–19: A Comparison of Results Obtained from DEA Model and DEA with Shannon Entropy Technique." In Soft Computing for Problem Solving: Proceedings of the SocProS 2022, pp. 603-614. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore, 2023. e-ISBN: 978-981-19-6525-8.  Series e-ISSN: 2367-3389. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-19-6525-8_46


  1. Virtual Teacher specialization a five-series course, Coursera, 2020
  2. Introduction to Programming with MATLAB, Coursera, 2020
  3. Introduction to Online, Hybrid and Blended Education, Laureate Faculty Development Program, 2016
  4. Refresher course in mathematics conducted by UGC-Academic staff college, University of Hyderabad, August 04-24, 2011 and obtained grade ‘A.

Area of Interest

  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Semi-analytical solution of PDEs
  • Zeros of Complex Polynomials