19 Jul 2021 22:10 IST

Manipal Institute of Tech gets new Director

Cdr Anil Rana (centre), new Director of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), is seen flanked by Lt Gen MD Venkatesh (left), Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, and D Srikanth Rao (right), outgoing Director of MIT, in Manipal.

Cdr Anil Rana is an ex-Indian Navy Commander from the engineering branch

Cdr Anil Rana has taken charge as the new Director of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), a constituent institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). Rana succeeds D Srikanth Rao, who completed his tenure as Director of MIT recently.

Rana is an ex-Indian Navy Commander from the engineering branch. He graduated from the Lonavala-based Naval College of Engineering in 1992, and obtained his Masters from IIT-Delhi in 1999 and PhD from IIT-Mumbai.

Post his naval service, Rana served as professor (Mechanical Engineering) at JECRC University, Jaipur, from 2012 to 2013. He then served as Associate Dean (Higher Education and Research) and professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Fiji National University, Fiji Islands, from 2013 -2018.

He 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.

Welcoming him, Lt Gen MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, said the institute would achieve greater things under his leadership.

Thanking the MAHE leadership for their faith in him, Rana said he was a team player and that he likes to work on the ground with his team. He said the working culture at MIT created by Srikanth Rao would help him settle down in the new role quickly.