Dr. R. Sreehari Rao
Dr.R. Sreehari Rao assumed charge as Vice Chancellor, K L University with
effect from 25th July 2012 after successful career in DRDO as Chief Controller,
Research & Development of Electronics & Computer Science laboratories.
Dr R. Sreehari Rao obtained his B.E (Electronics and Communication
Engineering) from College of Engineering, Kakinada in 1972, M.Tech (Microwave &
Radar Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in 1974
and Ph.D. from IIT, Madras in 1995.
Dr. Rao joined Defence Electronics Research laboratory as Senior Scientific
Officer in 1974. He made significant contributions to indigenous development of
'Electronics Warfare Antennas, Microwave Super Components, Advanced Direction
Finding Systems and Electronic Warfare Systems' for different types of
Dr. Rao became Director of DLRL in October 2005 and steered three major
Electronic Warfare programmes namely Samyukta, Sangraha and Divya Drishti for
successful completion and induction into the services. He has also prepared a EW
road map for total indigenous development of EW systems and launched programmes
for critical technology developments.
Dr. Rao was promoted as 'Outstanding Scientist' in 2008. He was awarded 'DRDO
Scientist of the year' for the year 2006 towards contributions made by him for
indigenous development of EW systems.
Dr. Rao was promoted as Chief Controller of Electronics and Computer Sciences
in October 2008 and moved over to DRDO Hqrs., New Delhi.
Dr. Rao launched major technology development programs like Active Electronic
Scanned Arrays, MEMS, C4I Systems, Network Centric Warfare Systems, Software
Defined Radios, Data Links, High Power Laser Systems, Thermal Imagers and
Dr. Rao had rich experience of research and development in Defence
Electronics spanning over 4 decades. He steered a number of committees at
National and International level on policy making and project formulations. He
chaired a number of sessions in National and International conferences and
delivered key note addresses. He had a number of publications in National and
International journals. He is a fellow of IETE, ASCI and a member of Board of
Studies of leading educational institutions.