Dr Purushotham is currently holding DPIIT-IPR chair position at Andhra University. He also held the position of Chairman and Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He obtained B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University Visakhapatnam (1982), M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur, M.B.A. from IGNOU and PhD from Osmania University. He has acquired over 36 years of diverse experience across the innovation value chain by working at different government institutions of repute. He has facilitated commercialization/tech transfer of about 500 IPs/Technologies to SMEs/start ups in different domains in India and abroad. He is a recipient of about 15 national and international awards. He also facilitated establishing 4 incubation centres and filing of about 300 IPs in India and abroad. He was also awarded CEO of the year 2017 from ICC for bringing turnaround in NRDC and best PSU from Government.