Prof. Nagaraj Ramrao

Vice-Chancellor Mohan Babu University
  Tirupati, AP, India

  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Fellow – Institute of Engineers (India)

Professional Bio

Prof. Nagaraj Ramrao, an eminent academician, researcher and an able administrator, is the Vice Chancellor of Mohan Babu Univeristy, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Till recently he was the Vice Chancellor of Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Srivilliputtur, Tamilnadu and prior to that he was the Director of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, Gujarat a state private university and also Mentor Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Vadodara, Gujarat.

In his career spanning over more than 30 years, he was the Director and also Principal of The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore and also served as Professor & Head of the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering there. Earlier he was the Professor and Director of R.V. Center for Cognitive Technologies, a Research & Development Center under the Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore. He has also worked as Asst. Engineer in Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd and also at MSRIT, Bangalore.

A PhD from Visvesvaraya Technological University, he also had several administrative assignments such as BOE/BOS member for VTU, Bangalore University, Manipal University-MAHE etc. He has also contributed as Principal Investigator for various completed and ongoing DRDO research projects. He has published several research papers and articles in peer reviewed journals and transactions. He has guided/guiding several research scholars towards their PhD. He was also an Independent Director at Gujarat Informatics Ltd.

He is a recipient of the Rashtreeya Shikshana Samiti Award for Academic Excellence for the years 2006 and 2007. He is also a recipient of RV VLSI Mentorship Award from RV VLSI Design Center, Bangalore. He was also a National Merit Scholar. Recently in Sept. 2020 he was conferred the Most Dedicated Vice Chancellor Award by Golden AIM conference and Awards for Excellence and Leadership in Education. He was conferred the Academic Leadership award by the Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) for the year 2020.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow – Institute of Engineers (India), recent past Chair-IEEE CIS Chapter-Gujarat Section, Life Member of IETE, ISTE, ACM and Computer Society of India. He is also a peer reviewer for various important International Journals/Transactions on Fault Tolerance and Optimal Control.

सुखार्थिनः कुतो विद्या नास्ति विद्यार्थिनः सुखम्।
सुखार्थी वा त्यजेद्विद्यां विद्यार्थी वा त्यजेत्सुखम्॥

There is no knowledge for the seekers of comfort, and no comfort for seekers of knowledge। A seeker of comfort should give up knowledge, and a seeker of knowledge should give up comfort॥ (Upanishad)

It is a matter of honor and immense pleasure for me to be a part of Mohan Babu University (MBU) as its Founder Vice-Chancellor. I take this prestigious position with the intention to not only uphold the institution's historical accomplishments but also to lead it in new directions in line with the needs of the modern era and vision of the Respected Chancellor Dr M Mohan Babu garu and Pro-Chancellor Sri Vishnu Manchu garu. As an accomplished educationist with comprehensive operational, planning, and program development experience in the educational sector, I am well prepared to contribute to the growth of this university in making it one of the most sought-after destinations for higher education both in India and abroad.

In the past few years, the Higher education scenario globally has witnessed a significant change in approach and remarkable growth. The National Education Policy 2020 which is based on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability, and Accountability, aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, suited to 21st-century needs, and aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student.

The strong legacy of Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Institutions, armored with its unique character of flying high and reaching creative peaks, MBU upholds an array of attributes distinct to its energetic approach to make dreams come alive and welcoming a positive shift in the higher educational spectra. A multifarious approach in teaching learning, great infrastructure and unique pedagogy results in preparing the students to meet the challenges of the future. A wide range of clubs and activities ensure the overall intellectual growth of this young techno dexterous generation. I firmly believe MBU is heading ahead in the right direction, aimed towards providing holistic education to the future generation and playing a positive role in nation-building, by fostering the overall personality development of its students, thus resulting in the creation of "Global Professionals."

I take this opportunity to welcome the students who wish to embark upon a journey of quality education from all parts of the world, in the various undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral programs offered by MBU.

-Prof. Nagaraj Ramrao Vice Chancellor