Sree Padamavathi Venkateswara Foundation

Ordained to inspire, Ordained to serve


Latest News: Our first Agricultural grant recipient, Dr Jagadis Gupta Kapuganti wins India-UK Achievers Honours. Hearty Congratulations! | Many congratulations to Dr Jagadis Gupta Kapuganti on winning the National Startup Award for his Startup FRUVETECH, incubated at NIPGR. This work is supported by SreePVF. | SreePVF congratulates our grantee, Dr Vidita Vaidya on being conferred the prestigious Infosys Prize in Life Sciences for 2022! Watch the award ceremony here. | In Conversation with a Mentor | Interview with Sudha Chadalawada          


Special call for translational agriculture research 2023 – open for applications, Last Date: 10 April 2023

Since 2014

Welcome to the Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation where we believe that India’s potential for greatness lies in nurturing the talent of its people. Our mission is to inspire and enable talented researchers to generate knowledge and develop innovative solutions to address contemporary problems in medicine and agriculture. We believe in sustainable solutions that are of high quality, but low cost, and we are committed to making a positive impact on society.

India is rapidly transforming into a dynamic hub of intellectual innovation and discovery. To support the science and technology ecosystem in the country, the Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation has created peer-reviewed funding programs that recognize exceptional researchers with the potential to achieve ground-breaking results in areas of critical national importance.

Mission of SreePVF

Our vision at SreePVF is to lead the way in promoting innovation and progress in agriculture, science, education, preventive health care, and affordable high-quality homes. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people by contributing to the society through our philanthropic activities. Our ultimate goal is to be an essential part of the nation-building process.

Founder’s Philisophy


“My Philosophy is to give and give my Wealth be it Material or be it Spiritual”

Dr. Chadalawada Sudha is an accomplished Obstetrician and Gynecologist with an illustrious career spanning over five decades. She received her medical degree from Guntur Medical College in 1961 and went on to obtain an MS in General Surgery from Andhra University in 1966. In 1972, she received training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the prestigious Harvard University, where she worked as a faculty member until her return to India in 1978.


“Millions across the Globe are living with a hope for a better tomorrow. Inspire, Insipre and Inspire to Dream and Realise”

Dr. Chadalawada Nageswara Rao M.S., FRCSC, FACS is a well-known figure in the medical community, with an impressive career spanning several decades. Dr. Rao hails from Guntur District and received his medical education from Andhra Medical College. He went on to obtain his M.S. Degree in General Surgery from Andhra University in 1964.

Board of Directors

Dr Prasad G Kilaru, MD

Plastic Surgeon, Washington Hospital – Fremont

Mr Pinnamaneni Trivikrama Prasad

Managing Director – Navabharat Ventures

Science Advisor

Prof LS Shashidhara

Director – National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru; Professor (Biology) IISER Pune and Professor (Honorary), Ashoka University

Science Advisor

Prof LS Shashidhara

Director – National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru; Professor (Biology) IISER Pune and Professor (Honorary), Ashoka University