Vijaya Khader, Former Dean, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University has been actively engaged in nutrition research and teaching for over thirty three years. Worked as First Principal at College of Home Science, Bapatla and also at college of Home Science, Hyderabad. Headed the Department of Foods and Nutrition, PGRC, Rajender Nagar as the Director, Center of Advanced Studies in the field of Foods and Nutrition, which is the only one in the country. Instrumental in starting Inter-faculty P.G. Program in Food Science and Technology and worked as a Program Director. Completed 22 independent research projects on Socio Economic empowerment of rural, Farm, Fisher & Tribal Women, received two patents and licensed the technology. Written 4 university level text books receiving Royalty till date. Also worked as Dean P.G Studies, Director of Extension and Dean of Student affaires.