Prof. (Dr.) R. Natarajan
Prof. (Dr.) R. Natarajan served as The Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras from 1995 to 2001, and as the Chairman of The All India Council for Technical Education, a statutory body of the Government of India, from 2001 to 2004. Worked as a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow in Canada, and as a Humboldt Research Fellow in Germany.
Prof. (Dr.) R. Natarajan was the Vice-President of The Indian National Academy of Engineering during 2002-2006, and the Chairman of the Research Council of the Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad during 1995-2005. He was a Member of the India – China Eminent Persons Group during 2002-2004. Till recently, he was the Chairman of the Board for IT Education Standards of Karnataka, and the Co-Chairman of the Engineering Education Forum of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
He has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore; Master of Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore; and Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
A Fellow of: Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian Society for Technical Education, National Academy of Social Sciences, Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Institution of Plant Engineers, National Foundation of Indian Engineers, Indian Institution of Materials Management, and Madras Science Foundation.
Prof. R. Natarajan has been conferred Honorary Doctorate Degrees by: The University of South Australia, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (A.P.), Kanpur University (U.P.),Nagarjuna University (A.P.), Purvanchal University (U.P.) and NIT, Agartala.