Prof. Rama Melkote is a founder member of Anveshi Women Studies Centre, an research group that focuses on areas of development, social and feminist movements and politics;. After having served a President for several terms, she is currently Joint Secretary of the Executive Committee of Anveshi.
Dr. Melkote worked in Osmania University till her retirement as Director of OU’s Center for study of International Relations and Area Studies. She continues to be a keen participant in the International Relations debate with focus on the Indian Ocean and Africa. She has worked as the Managing Trustee of Centre for World Solidarity for more than ten years. She is also Member of Raitu Sahayaka Committee and Centre for Environment Concerns.
Dr. Melkote has been involved in the debate on human rights, particularly food security of poor and marginalised people, and has actively supported many surveys on the food rights issue in Telangana. She is a member of State Advisory Council on Food Security.