Principal's Message

Dr. H.C. Nagaraj was born on 4th April, 1959 in Bangalore. He obtained his B.E. Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering securing first class with distinction from the University of Mysore in 1981. He obtained his M.E. in Communication Systems from P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, Bharathiyar University in 1984 and secured first rank. He got his doctoral degree in the area of Biomedical Signal Processing and Instrumentation from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai in 2000. He assumed charge as Principal, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore in September 2003 and till date he is serving as Principal.

He has about 36 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. During his term as Principal in NMIT, Bangalore, the institution has been conferred with Autonomous Status by the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Govt. of Karnataka & UGC, New Delhi; accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, AICTE, New Delhi for UG programmes, A pico satellite weighing less than one kg was designed, fabricated and handed over to ISRO which was launched on 12 th July 2010 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dr. H.C. Nagaraj has published a number of papers in National and International Journals, Conferences and delivered invite talks in the field of Biomedical Signal Processing, Image Processing and, Mobile Communication etc. He got the Best Paper Award in the National Conference of Biomechanics held during February 22-24, 1996 at IIT Madras. He was awarded the Best Paper Award at State Level Seminar on "Introduction of Flexible System in Technical Education" held by the Government of Karnataka during February 1999 in Bangalore.

He has guided several students for their Ph.D. programmes and has written a book titled "VLSI Circuits” published in 2006 for B.E. Students. He is a member of expert teams visiting various colleges for accreditation by NAAC and affiliation of UG, PG & Ph.D. programmes under Electronics & Communication, Biomedical Engineering Streams, on behalf of Institution of Engineers, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and Kuvempu University, Shimoga.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Life member of ISTE, Life Member of Biomedical Engineering Society of India and Member of Global Engineering Deans Council India Chapter (GEDCIC). Dr. Nagaraj has visited countries like USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Hungary etc. in connection with collaboration for academic activities.

Presently, he is the Dean, Faculty of Engineering at Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. He is also the Member of Court at Pondicherry University, Member of the Academic Senate of VTU and Member of Expert Team for the evaluation of R&D projects funded by VTU.


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