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Prof. Ved Prakash Sandlas Passed away on July, 06 – 2017. He retired from regular Govt. service in Feb 2005 after working in ISRO (1967-1986) and DRDO (1986-2005) in the areas of Electronics & Communications, Satellite Launch Vehicles and R&D Management. Subsequently (during 2008-13) he functioned as the founder Director General, Amity Institute of Space […]

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Professor Dr. H.V.Lakshminarayana (Born on 08 July 1942), no more

An academician and seasoned educationalist passed away on 18 July 2017. Dr. H.V. Lakshminarayana was serving as Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bengaluru during his last tenure of the professional association. He has rendered his service at University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (1968-1973), MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (1992-1998), […]

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Professor UR Rao, India’s satellite man, no more

A determined lifetime of a man focussed on solving societal issues using space science and technology for more than five decades came to an end as Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, ‘India’s Satellite Man’, breathed his last unable to recover from illness. It also marked an end of an era, leaving the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) bereft of […]

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