Dr D Srikanth Rao


B.E. (Mechanical), M. Tech. (Engineering Management), PhD (Tribology)

Email: director.mit@manipal.edu

Tel   : +91-820-2924012

Dr. Rao, a Professor, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, is an Alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology, obtained his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore, in 1984; M.Tech. and PhD degrees from Manipal University in 1991 and 2009 respectively.  After graduating from MIT, Manipal, worked with M/s Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd, a Stanford Oil Subsidiary then, for 5 years of useful industrial exposure, in the area of Operations, Installation and Trouble-shooting of Filtration, sedimentation and other pollution control equipment’s for major mining industries, sugar and other refining industries.

Before taking charge as the Director of MIT-Manipal, he was assigned the challenging responsibility of looking after the Admissions at Manipal University, Manipal, as its Director (Admissions). Before this, he had also served as the Joint Director of MIT, Manipal. 

Dr Rao had been assigned the challenging task of being a part of the team for starting a new University at Jaipur - Manipal University Jaipur. He successfully coordinated the formative years of Manipal University Jaipur as its Founding Registrar. 

He is also a sports enthusiast with keen interest playing Shuttle Badminton & Cricket.