Mr Rakesh Bahadur Verma

Senior Industry Advisor, IIT Madras, Chennai

Areas of Interest:

Design Development and Building of Ships,Warships and Submarines.System Integration of multiple systems eg Weapons, Sensors,Communication, Power Genaration, Habitability systems etc
Design and Development of New Products-Automotive Sector, Agriculture Mechanisation Tractors.


Design, Development and Building of Conventional and Nuclear Submarines and Warships.

System integration of Weapons, Sensors, Communication, Propulsion Systems (Nuclear Propulsion and conventional), Power Distribution and Generation, Ship Systems Hydraulics, Pneumatic and Habitability etc.

Managing Technology Transfer from abroad.

Design and Development of New Products-Automotive Sector and Farm Mechanisation.

Setting up of R&D/Design Organisation for Submarines, Automotives including Tractors

Setting up of Auto Research Centre between Industry, Academia and Foreign Consultant

Managing Technology Transfer

Consultancy Areas:

New Product Development -System based Approach
Setting up of Research Centre/ Design House: Submarines and Automotives.Technology Transfer

b) Automative Sector- Tractors.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:


Major Professional Contributions:

Specialised in design and building of Nuclear Powered Strategic Submarines.Set up most high -tech Submarine Design Group in The Navy.Completed concept design of Strategic Submarine.Completed technology transfer from Consultants to Submarine Design Group.Integrated Weapons and Sensors,Equipment and
Power Plants into submarine.Developed an underwater platform for testing of missiles.Integrated Prototype Power Plants into a Test Centre.Member of Safety Commitee of DAE.
Set up new R&D centre for Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd. for Design and Development of Tractors for Domestic and International market.Tafe is largest exporter of Tractors from India exporting to more then 40 countries.70% of TAFE revenue comes from new products.TAFE has No 2 position in domestic mkt.
Now working on setting up an Auto Research Cenre at IIT M a Consortia approach with Industry and Foreign Research Agency..

Professional Experience:

  • Director Submarine Design Group, Naval Hq, New Delhi 1989 to 1998
  • Vice President (R&D), Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd, Chennai 1998 to 2010
  • Executive Vice President (R&D),TAFE, Chennai. 2011To 2015
  • Senior Industry Advisor, IITM, Chennai 20016 onwards.


Shipbuilding, Submarines, Tractors, Automotives, New Product Development, R&D, Precision Agriculture, Nuclear.


Contact Information


1st Floor, IC&SR Bulding, IIT Madras campus, Chennai 600036
Tel no 044-22574925
Res: T10A, 6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai 600090
Tel no 044-24462977

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  • B Tech( Naval Architecture) IIT Khragpur
  • MS (Naval Architecture) University College London, London University
  • PG Dip(Ocean Engineering) UCL, London University
  • PG Dip Financial Management IGNOU, NEW DELHI


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Ati Vishist Sewa Medal (AVSM) awarded by President of India. 1996
  • Elected Fellow INAE. 2006
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award 2015 by IIT Khragpur
  • Life Time Ahievement Award SAE International 2016

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2006

Year of Birth: 1945