V S Rao


BITS, Hyderabad , INDIA

An alumnus of BITS-Pilani, Prof. V S Rao is currently the Director of BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. He graduated from studentship in BITS to the present position and has been with the Institute for the last 40 years. He was Dy. Director, (Off-campus Programmes) & Dean, Practice School Division, responsible for Practice School and Work Integrated Learning Programmes at BITS. He had established Practice Schools in India and abroad. He was involved in establishing BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus right from its inception. He is an M.Sc & Ph.D from BITS and holds a certificate on Educational Economics and Educational Research, by the University of Bielfeld, Germany. He is an educationist with specialization in Assessment of Training Needs, Institution Industry interface design, Curriculum Development, development of Practice School/ Off-campus infrastructure, Project Management and has equally specialized in Organic Chemistry, Drug Design and Synthesis and Green Chemistry besides having established a new campus – BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad – in the higher education sector.
Prof. Rao is a member of (1) CII State Council, (2) FICCI State Council and (3) Research Advisory Committee of SHARE INDIA and Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences. He spear-headed Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and Technology Business Incubation (TBI) in BITS-Pilani. He has widely traveled across the world and visited various academic and industrial organizations, like UNESCO, Paris; DSE Germany; IIEP, Paris; INSEAD,
France; Iowa State University, Stanford University, Arizona State University, etc