HYDERABAD: A Telangana man, Prof V Ramgopal Rao, is likely to become the director of Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi. Ramgopal Rao’s name was sent by search-cum-selection committee to the President for approval. The approval is expected to be received in about a week’s time.
Rao, a native of Kollur, Mahabubnagar, completed his BTech from Kakatiya University and MTech from IIT-Bombay. Rao, who is PK Kelkar Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, is chief investigator at the Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronics, and head of Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science, IIT-Bombay.
He received Prof CNR Rao Bangalore India Nano Science Award, and Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.