Kota Harinarayana

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Kota Harinarayana (born 1943, in Brahmapur, Odisha) was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad[1] and the President of the Aeronautical Society of India.[2] He is an alumnus of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (now Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi) [3](bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Science (master's in Aero Engineering) and IIT Bombay (Ph.D). He also holds a bachelor's degree in law. He was Programme Director and Chief Designer of India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Programme.[4]

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  1. ^ "German grant for Hyderabad varsity". The Hindu Business Line. 4 November 2004. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Kalam for updating aeronautical policy". The Hindu. 22 January 2003. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2011/08/scientist_kota.php
  4. ^ "Zephyr 2009 - Celebrating the Spirit of Aviation - Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay". aero.iitb.ac.in. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  5. ^ "`LCA is about creating wealth for country' -- Dr Kota Harinarayana, Programme Director (LCA), Aeronautical Development Agency". The Hindu Business Line. 13 January 2001. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Padma Vibhushan for Rangarajan, Soli Sorabjee". The Hindu. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 27 January 2010.

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