Director General of Police K. Aravinda Rao has been declared qualified for award of Ph.D by the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University for his thesis ‘Epistemological reasoning in Upanishads'.

The viva voce on the single volume thesis submitted by Mr. Rao was held under the chairmanship of university Vice-Chancellor A. Bhumaiah on Saturday. Later, the Controller of Examinations Venkatramaiah notified that Mr. Rao had qualified for the award of the doctorate which would be presented to him at the convocation in July.

Mr. Rao toldThe Hindu that he had registered for Ph.D under the guidance of Sanskrit professor Sripada Subrahmaniam in 2001. He worked on it studiously till 2004 but his appointment as Additional DGP (Intelligence) slowed down the progress. The past few months had been hectic for him, but he managed to complete it.