Prof. Ratnam Varada RajaKumar has taken over IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS) as Director. Prof. Rajakumar is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur. He did his M.Tech., in Microwave & Radar Engineering and Ph.D. in Digital Signal Processing in 1982 and 1987 from the Institute.Prior to this he served as the Vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Hyderabad.
He has been serving as a professor of Electronics and Communications engineering at IIT Kharagpur, starting his career as a member of the faculty in 1984. He also served as the Dean of Academic Affairs of IIT, Kharagpur from 2003 to 2006, as the Chairman of the G S Sanyal School of Telecommunications, a school of excellence for research in Telecommunications till 2005 and headed the Vodafone Essar - IIT Center of Excellence in Telecommunications from 2007 to 2010 besides other assignments. He served as a member of several national level committees of MHRD, DRDO, MIT and DoD. He was also<