Cdr Anil Rana takes charge as Director of Manipal Institute of Technology
Manipal, July 17, 2021: Cdr (Dr) Anil Rana took charge as the new Director of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) on July 16.
He succeeds Dr. D Srikanth Rao who completed his tenure as Director of MIT, Manipal.
Dr. Rana is an ex Indian Navy Commander from the engineering branch who has a record of distinguished service both in the navy and the field of education.
After graduating from Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala in 1992, he obtained his Masters from IIT Delhi in 1999 and PhD from IIT Mumbai. Post his naval service, Dr. Rana served as Professor (Mechanical Engineering) JECRC University, Jaipur from 2012 to 2013. He then served as Associate Dean (Higher Education and Research) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the prestigious Fiji National University, Fiji Islands from 2013 -2018.
Dr. Rana served as Dean (Academics) and Professor in Symbiosis Skills and Professional University, Pune from 2018 to 2019. He then served as Dean and Professor, Faculty of Manufacturing Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), Jaipur from April 2019 to February 2021.
The handing over ceremony was held at Board Room, MIT, Manipal on July 16 in the presence of Vice Chancellor, MAHE Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Dr Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE, Dr. Somashekar Bhat, Joint Director, MIT and the members of Team MIT.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, MAHE Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, welcomed Dr. Rana to the fold of MAHE family and wished him success.
He expressed the view that the institute would achieve greater things under his leadership. After the signatures were affixed, a sandalwood sapling was handed over to Dr Rana, as a symbol of handing over the reins of MIT.
A special felicitation was made to the outgoing Director – Dr. D Srikanth Rao.
Dr. M. Vijaya Kini, Associate Director, (Alumni, Public and International Relations) was the Master of ceremonies.