CR Narayana Rao worked as Professor, Department of Zoology, and Principal, Central College, Bangalore; also Professor of Zoology, University of Mysore.
Academic and Research Achievements: Rao made significant contributions to biology in general and zoology in particular.
Other Contributions: Rao established and organized the Department of Zoology at Central College, and later the zoological laboratory at the University of Mysore. A renowned educationist and an inspiring teacher, he taught, after retirement, not zoology but English language, to undergraduate classes. He was editor of Current Science, and an acknowledged master of technical prose.
Awards and Honours: Professor Rao was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (sometime Secretary); and President, Zoology Section, Indian Science Congress (1939).