R S Rao

Be (Electrical) First Class with Distinction & Gold Medallist from Andhra University, 1972. Post-Graduation at IIT, Kanpur as Part of HAL Management Programme.

Worked at HAL during 1973-86 on design & development of Avionics and Weapon Systems of Ajeet, Kiran MK II & Jaguar A/C. Also, design and development related to Upgrade of MIG Series of Aircraft

Joined Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) In Nov 1986. Held Project Director (Systems) From July 2005 to Feb.2012   Managing Avionics and Weapon System Design & Development Activities of TEJAS Aircraft.

Elevated to Outstanding Scientist/Scientist/Engineer ‘H’ In July 2009.

Worked in ADA as Emeritus Scientist/Technical Adviser From 1st March 2012 to Feb.2015

Member of IETE (Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers) and MAESI (Member of Aeronautical Society of India)


  • Recipient of the “IETE FLT. LT. Thanmaya Singh Dandass Memorial Award” In 2001 For Contribution in Avionics.
  • Recipient of the “DRDO Scientist of The Year “Award 2007 From the Prime Minister of India
  • Retired As Scientist/Engineer ‘H’ / Outstanding Scientist / Technology Director (Avionics & Weapon System) On 29th February 2012 from ADA, Bangalore.