Bhaskar Ramamurthi

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Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Born Jaipur
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Known for Wireless communications, corDECT standard
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Bhaskar Ramamurthi is an Indian academic who is the current director of Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He took on the role in 2011 succeeding M. S. Ananth.[1]


Bhaskar Ramamurthi obtained his B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from IIT Madras in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1982 and 1985 respectively. He was awarded the University of California Regents Fellowship during his doctoral studies.[2] After obtaining his doctorate, he worked at AT&T Bell Labs for two years before joining the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras in 1986, where he is now the director. He served as the Dean of Planning at IIT Madras before taking over the role of director in September 2011.[3]

His research interests are on topics in modulation and coding for mobile communications, wireless communication networks and design and implementation of wireless local loop systems. He is one of the founding members of the Telecommunications and Computer Networking Group (TeNeT) group at IIT Madras.[4] He is the principal architect of corDECT wireless local loop system and Broadband corDECT Wireless DSL System, widely deployed in India and 15 countries. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering since 2000.[5] He was elected as a Fellow of IEEE, effective from January 2015.[6]

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Former student of IIT–Madras becomes its director". The Hindu. September 23, 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Professor Bhaskar ramamurthi". IIT Madras. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Scientific Indian". The Hindu. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Home page at TeNeT group". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Biography" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  6. ^ "IEEE Fellowship / आईईईई फेलोशिप". IIT Madras. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "CEWiT Funding". CEWiT. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "'Doyens of Madras' honoured". The Hindu. August 24, 2014.