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  • Prof. T. Srinivasa Rao is one of the senior Professors of the NIT-Tiruchirappalli with 25 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. He obtained his B.Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering) from Regional Engineering College, Warangal (NIT Warangal), M.Tech. (Foundry Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and Ph.D. from Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli (NIT Tiruchirappalli) in 1982, 1984 and 1992 respectively. He began his career at Praga Tools Limited, Secunderabad as a Management Trainee. Later he joined REC, Tiruchirappalli as a Lecturer in the year 1986. Subsequently, he was an Assistant Professor, Professor and Head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at NIT, Tiruchirappalli
  • He is a recipient of BOYSCAST Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi and carried out post doctoral research work in the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He also served as a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, Singapore.
  • He is also a recipient of the Best Teacher Award from NIT, Tiruchirappalli for the year 2008-2009. He has guided 5 Ph.D. and 42 M.Tech. projects in the area of powder metallurgy and nano technology. He has published / presented more than 85 research papers in the International Journals / International Conferences / National Journals / National Conferences.
  • As a TEQIP Nodal Officer (Academic), he has motivated faculty members of NIT-T for active participation in various components of TEQIP project (Phase 1). The performance rating given to NIT-T was 9.6 out of 10 – the highest among all participating institutes.
  • He has been actively involved in research work and brought around 720 lakhs to NIT, Tiruchirappalli through various sponsored research projects among which a major grant from DST sponsored Nano Mission Project worth Rs.572 lakhs.
  • He has organized number of conferences, symposiums and workshops in the area of powder metallurgy and nano technology.
  • He is a life member of various professional bodies such as Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI), The Institution of Engineers - India (IE), Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and Materials Research Society of India (MRSI).
  • He has visited USA, Singapore , South Korea  and France on various research activities.

He has been conferred with the following Awards and Honors:

  • Greaves Foseco Award for the best project work in Foundry Engineering at IIT Kharagpur.
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • Expert Member for Faculty Selection (P, AP & L) - NIT, Warangal and NIT Calicut.
  • Panel Member for 2006 NMD Awards
  • AICTE Expert Member for inspecting the Engineering Colleges
  • Expert Member for DRDO Scientists Selection
  • Expert Member for AICTE-NBA accreditation (NITK, Surathkal and VNIT, Nagpur)
  • Served as a Member, Board of Governors, NIT, Tiruchirappalli (2008-2009).
  • Best Teacher Award (2008-2009) by NIT, Tiruchirappalli.

He has worked at number of key positions such as

  • Head of the Department (2004 - 2009)
  • The department has bagged the Best Department Award for the year 2008 – 2009.
  • TEQIP - Nodal Officer (Academic) (2005 - 2008)
  • The Performance rating in TEQIP given to NIT-T was highest among all the participating institutes, i.e. 9.6 out of 10
  • Head, Training and Placement (2003 - 2005)
  • Chairman, Hospital Committee (2003 - 2008)
  • Deputy Controller of PG Examinations (1996 - 1999)
  • Controller of PG Examinations (1999 - 2000)

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+91-870-2459216 & 2462000 (Off.)




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