Mr. Sastry venkata rama vadlamani (V.V.R.Sastry)

Adjunct Professor,National institute of advanced studies. (NIAS), bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Defence electronics, avionics, telecommunications, electronic warfare, R&D management, strategic communications, project management, project management


Electronics & Communication , Management

Consultancy Areas:

Defence & Aerospace indusry, Telecommunication, Project management, Optical communication, techno commercial studies, Corporate restructuring, R&D Management, Industry-Academia Interaction.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

  • During forty years of career at Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), contributed in various fields of professional electronics like Military communication, Electronic warfare, Telecommunications, Homeland security & Electronic components and rose to become its Chairman Managing Director (CMD).During the tenure as CMD, BEL became a billion dollar company and got the prestigious Navratna status.
  • As head of CDOT, completed development of many strategic telecom projects like CMS, NGN, NOFN and SGRAN.
  • Some of the significant engineering achievements are a) developing strategic telecom networks like CMS, NOFN, SDCN & NGN, b) implementation of ATM based tactical communication demonstration test bed, c) projects like APNET, TO220 manufacturing line & Artillery command control system.
  • As an independent director on the boards ECIL, HAL, MDL, CARC &Astra Microwave, has significantly contributed for corporate governance and R&D policies.
  • Associated with many strategic committees of Ministries of Defence & Telecommunications ,Govt of India for Defence and Telecom policies and initiatives.


Professional Experience:

  • Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) An autonomous R&D organization under Department of Telecommunications (DOT),Govt. of India C-DOT Campus, Mandi Road, Mehrauli, New Delhi – 110 030 Executive Director(Apex Scale) , 13 06 10 TO 23 04 14
  • Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), (A Govt of India Enterprise), Outer Ring Road, Nagavara, Bangalore-560 045, Chairman &Managing Director, 01 02 07 TO 30 04 09
  • Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL),Director (Marketing) & other positions, 01 05 1969 to 31 01 07
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore A interdisciplinary research organization , Adjunct Professor 2014 To Date
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), New Delhi, India Independent External Monitor (IEM) 8/8/2014 to 7/8/17 .


Defence & Aero-space,defence electronics, telecommunications, optical communication,project management,R&D, Technology management,corporate governance,Strategic electronics.

Contact Information


Mr. V. V. R. Sastry,
#957, 9th Main, 3rd Stage, 3rd Block
Bangalore (Karnataka),560 079Telephone (Residence) : (080) 2322 5150
Mobile : +91 98452 79327

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  • Andhra University B.E. 1968 Electronics & Communications (E&C)
  • Andhra University B.Sc. 1965 Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Awarded Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Scholarship to work at Mullard Application Laboratories, UK, in 1976.
  • Received ELCINA-DUN & BRADSTREET ‘Electronics Man of the Year’ Award for 2007-08.
  • As CMD ,Got`NAVRATNA’ Status for BEL in June 2007.
  • As CMD ,Got for BEL
    a) SCOPE Award for R&D, Technology Development and Innovation for the year 2006-07
    b) Industry Excellence Award-2008 from Institute of Engineers (India)and c) Raksha Mantri’s Award for
    Excellence for 2006-07 in the Institutional Category.

Link to Website

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INAE Section Affiliated VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2017

Year of Birth: 1949