Sri Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy was born in Brahmanapalli Village, Marripadu Mandal, Nellore Dist. in Andhra Pradesh. After obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the famous Regional Engineering College, (now National Institute of Technology) Warangal, he entered into the construction field. As a successful Technocrat - Entrepreneur, he executed many prestigious projects under the banner of K M C Constructions Ltd. The projects include National Highways, Bridges etc.
Sri Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy promoted a large number of philanthropic activities in and around his native place contributing to the educational and economic development of the region. He was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Udayagiri Constituency in 1985. His continuous services to the poor made him get elected to the Indian Parliament three times as Member of Parliament from Ongole Constituency in 1989, Narasaraopet Constituency in 2004 and Nellore Constituency in 2009, 2011, 2014.
In the field of education, the Mekapati family donated land for Navodaya School, Krishnapuram, near Udayagiri, which is the only such institution in Nellore Dist. To further his ambition of rural development, he formed “Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy Charitable Trust” and under this Trust established the “Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy Institute of Technology & Science (MeRITS)” at Udayagiri in 2002. The “MeRITS” is built with a vision to be among the premier technical institutions of the nation and to serve as the fountainhead of development of this region.
The Institute is blessed with a serene and tranquil environment, well designed and well ventilated buildings, fully equipped and the state-of-the-art laboratories, enthusiastic and well qualified faculty.
Sri Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy holds this Institution dear to his heart and is committed to its continuous and overall development.