Alumni of the Month

Krishnamoorthy D
Electronics, 1985
General Manager, The Hindu

D.Krishnamoorthy is currently working as Genreal Manager at "The HINDU". He joined the media industry (Kasturi & Sons Ltd) publishers of the English National daily Businessline, Frontline, Sportstar and other publications as a Junior Engineer. He has grown in the same company and reached the present position of General Manager. He is in charge of the website of the publications. He has worked with many technologies starting from( LSI 2, Novell netware, Windows, Solaris) as system admin, Arcnet, ethernet and then as Network admin.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta
Civil, 1982
Project Director, Agni 5

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta is working as a Project Director Agni 5 leading a team actively involved in canisterised version of Agni 5 and induction programme to services which is defined as a game changer in the international scenario.He has 30 publications to his credit (11 international journals).

He started his professional career in DRDO as Scientist in 1985 under direct supervision of Dr A. P. J. Kalam and made significant contribution in the design and development of composite structures for Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP - Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul and Nag). He played a pivotal role in development of Re-entry Vehicle Structure for all Agni variants.

In 2002 he was made Technology Director for Aerospace System Design and he played a significant role for Agni variant A1, A2, A3 and A4.

In 2008 he was appointed as Project Director for Agni 5 for its design, development and deployment of long range strategic system having 5000 km range. He led a project team for development of all sub-systems, validation, integration leading to successful maiden flight of Agni 5 on 19th April 2012 .

He obtained his post graduation with first class in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1984. One year he has spent as a research associate at IISc Bangalore on ARDB Project. He has obtained PhD from JNTU, Hyderabad in the area of non-linear vibration. He has been awarded several times by DRDO for his contributions in the development of long range strategic systems.

  • IGMDP Commendation certificate, 1989
  • IGMDP award for design of NAG composite airframe
  • IGMDP award for design of AGNI re-entry control surface
  • Agni award for excellence in Self-Reliance, 2005
  • DRDO award for path breaking research/outstanding technology development, 2007
  • VIHAAN 2012 Award( ZEE TV)
  • Vaishyaratan Award 2012

Presently as a Project Director Agni 5 leading a team actively involved in canisterised version of Agni 5 and induction programme to services.


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