As the founding Director of IIT Hyderabad:


·       Built the institute from scratch

·       Hired 170 faculty members, all with Ph.D.s

·       There are today 2046+ students with 600+ PhD students and 450+ Master’s students – reflecting a strong research culture.

·       Has 14 departments covering all aspects of engineering, sciences, design and liberal arts

·       Started an innovative multidisciplinary virtual department on “Engineering Science”

·       Stated a unique and a novel minor in Entrepreneurship Program for all students

·       Started a very novel and innovative academic program referred to as Fractal Academics

·       Started an innovative Creative Arts series of courses for all students

·        Enabled development of 120 plus state of the art laboratories for research and teaching

·       Enabled sponsored research funding of approximately 25 million US dollars by IIT Hyderabad faculty

·       Enabled nearly 2 million US dollars for Industrial Sponsored Research and Consultancy

·       Enabled starting of the Executive M.Tech. in Data Sciences for working professionals

·       Enabled with IIT Alumni funding the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship

·       Enabled iTIC -- IIT Hyderabad Technology Incubator

·       Enabled active collaborations with universities in US, Japan, Europe, Australia and other countries.

·       Enabled construction of a very innovative campus to house 10,000 students involving architects from Japan, Germany, USA and India




·        Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, July 1987 to Feb 31, 2016

·        Director, Hewlett-Packard - IIT-Madras R and D Lab. July 1, 2002 to June 30 2004

·        Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A., August 1984 to June 1987

·        Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A., September 1979 to July 1984

·        Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Arizona State University, Aug. 84 to Dec. 84.

·        Visiting Professor with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, Summer of 1989

·        Visiting Professor, EPFL-Lausanne, Switzerland, Summer 2002

·        Held short time Visiting Associate Professor's position with the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A, summer 1986 and Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, U.S.A., during Sept 1986 to Nov 1986



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Awards and Honors