Dr TLN Swamy joined the Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad in December 1986 and became Professor in January 2000. Prior to joining Osmania University, he was at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) during 1982-1984 and at the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) during 1984-1986. He served the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Asmara, Asmara Eritrea, (Africa) as Head and Faculty Member during 1997-99 and also the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Namibia, Windhock, Nambia as Faculty Member during 1999-2001.
He published 31 research papers, completed 14 research projects, edited 3 books and presented 30 research papers in National and International Seminars / Conferences. He has done collaborative research work for the Roskilde University, Denmark and the Government of Namibia. He visited several countries including Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Turkey (twice) and South Korea (twice) on various academic assignments. He served as a member of the Consultancy Group for preparing the "State Development Report" of AP assigned by the Planning Commission, Government of India.