BVRaoDr. B. V. A. Rao is the President of the Indian Montessori Centre. He has been actively involved in the activities of the IMC and has been extremely supportive in its functioning. Despite being an extremely busy individual, Dr. Rao has always made himself available to help and guide the activities of the Indian Montessori Centre.

An academician-par-excellence, Dr. Rao has been associated with Vellore Institute of Technology, a premier institute located in Vellore He was instrumental in its tremendous expansion process. He was a Professor of Applied Mechanics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for 30 years. Dr. Rao has penned more than 150 publications and has guided more than 15 Ph. D and research students. He has been actively connected with many professional societies which include FIE, FIIPE, FASI, FTSI, FFPSI. He has been conferred as a Fellow by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) for his research contributions. Dr. Rao has travelled widely and has also been a Visiting Professor for different institutes in Germany, Holland, and Singapore.

The first Stanley Ehrlich award (Gold) was conferred to Dr. Rao in the year 2004 by the Acoustical Foundation (India) for his contributions in the field of acoustics. He was also awarded the silver medal in Noise in 2002.

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Residence : 74, Hymamshu Vihar,
4thMain  Road, Malleswaram,
Bangalore-560055

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