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Hyderabad Alumni Association
of JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada
(Regn. No. 1209/2006)

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Patron Profile

Wg. Cdr. N. Somasekhar Rao (Retd.)


Wg. Cdr. N. Somasekhar Rao (Retd.)

[1963, Electrical]


Awards & Achievements:

Awarded prestigious Rashtriya Udyog Samman Puraskar award with medal.

International Achievers award by Indian Achievers forum.

Rashtriya Vikas Ratna award and selected for Udyog Ratna award.


Presently successfully running a consultancy firm. Also working as external faculty for MBA – Technology Management and teaching a pioneering and challenging subject called 'Creativity and Innovation' at Osmania University.


Joined Indian Air Force in 1964.

Participated in 1965 & 1971 Indo-Pak wars from the advanced operational bases. He was one of the few selected officers for participation in both Eastern sector and Western sector.

Held very critical appointments such as Staff Officer to Air Officer Maintenance, Directing Staff at College of Air warfare and Pioneered new courses to senior and higher rank officers.

Designed & developed major modifications at unit level which improved performance of Air craft facilitating life extension and gave astounding results in operations and saving of huge amounts in foreign exchange.

While on deputation to HAL, Lucknow, he designed & developed concept model 'Full Authority Digital Engine Control' and also headed an independent profit centre.


The couple is blessed with a son and daughter and they are well settled.

Daughter had the distinction of being the first lady officer to go on sea tenure in Indian Navy.

In specific as Alumnus:

The family has a distinction that all the four brothers in their family are Alumni of our college and they are from different disciplines.

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