Srikanth Rao to replace GK Prabhu as director, MIT, Manipal

1:46 PM, Saturday, December 30th, 2017

manipalManipal: The Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), MAHE will have Srikanth Rao D, professor, department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, MIT as its new director. He takes over from the present incumbent, Dr Gopalakrishna Prabhu K who has been made president of Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ). Currently, Rao is the director of Admissions, MAHE.

Rao is an alumnus of MIT, Manipal. He obtained his B.E degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore, in 1984 and then completed M.Tech. and PhD degrees from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in the year 1991 and 2009 respectively. In 2012, he was elevated to the post of joint director, MIT and served in that position for three years. In 2015 he was appointed director admissions MAHE.

Meanwhile, GK Prabhu goes as the president, Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ). He will take over on February 13, 2018 from Dr Sandeep Sancheti whose tenure ends on February 12.

Replacing Rao as director admissions from January 1, 2018 will be P Giridhar Kini, professor, department of electrical and electronics (E&E) engineering, MIT. Giridhar was also the associate director (Industrial Liaison, Placement & Practice School), MIT, Manipal since 2013.

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