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When it comes to our faculty too, only the best will do. Our teaching staff are Ph.Ds. and Post-graduates from India’s top institutions – like IIT, IISc, and BITS Pilani. They actively publish papers in international and national journals, and bring a mix of teaching, research, and industry experience. The faculty are extremely accessible and supportive of their working students. For more details on each faculty member, click on their profiles.

G Venkiteswaran
G Venkiteswaran

G Venkiteswaran is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Associate Dean for QA & A in WILP Division. He received his M. Sc. Degree in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1997 and then Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics and Ph. D in Mathematics from The Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUKL) in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He worked as a postdoc at the Graduate College TUKL for about 2 years before joining BITS, Pilani in 2004.
Venkiteswaran spent about a year teaching in the campus before his transfer to the Off-Campus centre in Chennai. Since 2005, he has been handling the Off-Campus activities of the institute. He has taught several courses in Mathematics and Computer Science at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests include stochastic modelling, solution of high-dimensional partial differential equations using particle methods.

Srinivas Kota
Srinivas Kota

Srinivas Kota is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Group under Work Integrated Learning Programmes Division (WILPD) of Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani. He has a PhD from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India in Design. He also had Post-Doctoral experience at Indian Institute of Science, India and G-SCOP Laboratory, INP Grenoble, France.
He has developed a software to help designers in estimating product lifecycle environmental impact and the associated uncertainty while designing. He has a research experience of 15 years and published papers in reputed journals and international conferences. His research interests are Product Design, Product Lifecycle Design, Sustainability, Uncertainty in Design and Virtual Reality for Design. He has a joint patent and reviewer of articles for several international reputed journals. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and a member of several technical societies in India and abroad. His expertise includes design, delivery and administration of Experiential Learning Initiatives apart from course design and delivery, programme design and administration

Srinivas Prakash Regalla
Srinivas Prakash Regalla

Dr. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Coordinator of the Center for Product Design and Realization (CPDR) at Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani (BITS Pilani), Hyderabad Campus. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1998 on Evaluation of Boundary Friction under Sub-surface Plastic Deformation for Metal Forming Processes from IIT Delhi. He obtained his M.Tech. in 1992 with specialization in Manufacturing Science/Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, where he carried out his thesis work on finite element analysis of steady state cold rolling of strain hardening material. He obtained his B.Tech. in 1990 in Mechanical Engineering from Kakatiya University, Warangal, where he was awarded a silver medal for academic excellence and second rank in the class. In 2015, his undergraduate college, Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science Warangal, honored him with the distinguished alumni award for overall achievements in his academic career. He has 20 years of research experience, which includes 17 years of teaching and brief industrial experience. He taught courses both at the undergraduate level and postgraduate level, both to university students and industrial working professionals, in design and manufacturing engineering and is credited with the development of several new core and elective courses. He worked in the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division (MSID) at the NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA in 1998 as a Guest Researcher, during which he carried out research in the engineering design technologies related to National Advanced Manufacturing Testbed (NAMT).

Vikas Chaudhari
Vikas Chaudhari

Dr. Vikas Chaudhari is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, KK Birla Goa campus, Goa, India. He has over 15 years of teaching experience.
He has been teaching core mechanical courses like Fracture Mechanics, Mechanics of Solids, Materials Technology and Testing, Structure and Properties of Material etc.
He completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune in 2000. He obtained his M. Tech Degree in Machine Design from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi, India, in 2003. He completed his Ph.D. from BITS Pilani, India, in 2013.
His area of research is Material Testing and Fracture Mechanics. He has published over 20 research papers in the international and national journals / conferences of repute.

S Raghuraman
S Raghuraman

S.Raghuraman  is currently Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering working as off campus faculty at Chennai. Raghuraman received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University and M.E degree in Mechanical Engineering (Specialization in Refrigeration and Air conditioning) from Bharathiar university in 1992 and 1994 respectively.
He worked as a Senior Engineer (R&D) with National factory for Air conditioners in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1994 -2000. He had a career with Blue Star Limited, as senior manager (Product Development) from 2000-2004. He worked as Deputy General Manager (Design and Development) with Awal Gulf manufacturing at Kingdom of Bahrain from 2005 -2015 , before joining BITS Pilani from September 2015.
He teaches Concurrent Engineering, Product Design, Mechatronics, Thermodynamics courses.  Raghuraman had conducted certification program on Pumps, fans and Blowers besides functioning as member of team which delivered certification program on Instrumentation, control systems, Mechanical design elements such as Bearings, Shafts, and Fasteners.
His field of interest includes Alternate Refrigerants, Energy efficiency, control systems and new product development

Kurra Suresh
Kurra Suresh

Dr. Kurra Suresh did his M.Tech Production Engineering from IIT Delhi and Ph.D from BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. His main research interests are manufacturing process simulations, computer aided manufacturing and advanced manufacturing processes. He has published nearly twenty research papers in various international journals and conferences. He has over ten years’ of experience in teaching. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. He teaches Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Finite Element Methods, Manufacturing Processes and Engineering Graphics with Auto CAD to UG and PG students.

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