Mr. Rajendra Prasad Narla is an archivist with Tata Central Archives. He began his career in 1988 with the Research and Reference Group at Eenadu, a leading Telgu news publication in Andhra Pradesh.

He subsequently moved on to Andhra Jyoti, another Telugu news publication in the state where he headed their research bureau for close to seven years.

During his fourteen year tenure with the Tata group, Mr. Narla was trained as an Internal Assessor by Tata Quality Management Services in 2002 as per standards of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program, USA. 

He then went on to participate in the internal assessments of Tata Management Training Centre (2003), Department of Economics and Statistics (2004) and the Public Affairs Department (2005) of Tata Services Limited. 

Mr. Narla is also certified as a QMS Auditor / Lead Auditor in Training Course (ISO 9000: 2000 Series) by the Confederation of Indian Industries. He is an alumnus of the University of Hyderabad where he has an M.Phil degree in the history of tribal revolts.