Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

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Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune

Vice Chancellor

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Dr. C.P. Ramanarayanan graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Calicut and did his Masters from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He completed his doctoral programme from Department of Energy Systems of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad in the domain of two phase flows.

He has illustrious career profile of more than 36 years in Defence Research & Development and Technology Management. He has actively contributed to Underwater propulsion systems, Land propulsion systems and fighter aircraft propulsion during span of service. He retired as Distinguished Scientist and Director General (Aeronautical Systems) from DRDO. Prior to that he had  enviable assignments like Chief Controller (Research & Development) in HR, Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Director, Vehicle Research & Development Establishment and Project Director for heavy & light weight torpedo propulsion projects.

He received “Scientist of the year” award 2005 from then Hon’ble Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and “Technology Leadership” award 2015 from Hon’ble Defence Minister of India. In addition he had received a lot of awards and citations from various Professional Societies   and academic Institutions.

He had served as Board of Director and India’s nominee in “International Society for Air Breathing Engines” (ISABE). He was also President / Chairman of Society of Aerospace Quality & Reliability and Aeronautical Society of India, Bangalore.

He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers, Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India and Fellow of Institution of Engineers. In addition he is a senior life member of many more organizations.

He has many Journal papers to his credit and has guided two doctoral students and many Post Graduate students in their research work.

He likes reading books on understanding human behavior and on lateral thinking.