Professor Ramamurthy Natarajan

Retired Director IIT Madras, IIT Madras

Areas of Interest:

Energy,Environment, Combustion,Engineering Education.


Combustion, Pollution

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Served as The Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras from 1995 to 2001, and as the Chairman of The All India Council for Technical Education from 2001 to 2004. He was the Chairman of the Research Council of the Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad during 1995-2005. He is currently the Chairman of the Board for IT Education Standards of Karnataka. He has been conferred Honorary Doctorate Degrees by six Universities. He has been a Member of the Editorial Boards of: Fuel (London), ASEE Journal of Engineering Education and several other Journals.


Professional Experience:

  • Professor of Mech Eng, IIT Madras, 1973-2000.


Educational and R&D Consultancy.


Contact Information


Professor R.Natarajan
Former Chairman, AICTE
Former Director, IIT Madras
52/1, 13th Cross Road, Malleswaram,
Bangalore -- 560 003 , India.
Tel. (Res.) : +918023341033
Fax (Res.) : +918041282337
Mobile : +919886061242

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  • PhD - Univ of Waterloo, Canada, 1970
  • MASc,-Univ of Waterloo,.Canada, 1965
    Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore,1963
    Univ College of Engineering,Bbangalore,1961


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • He has been conferred several Awards and Honours, including :" Dr. Homi J. Bhabha Award " of The Indian Science Congress, 2002
  • "System Society of India Gold Medal" , 2002
  • "Outstanding Contribution Award for Quality in Education" of The Quality Circle Forum of India
  • "Eminent Engineer Award" of The Institution of Engineers (India).He has been conferred Honorary Doctorate Degrees by: The University of South Australia, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (A.P.), Kanpur University(U.P.), Nagarjuna University (A.P.), Purvanchal University (U.P.) and NIT, Agartala.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1994

Year of Birth: 1941