Dr. Rajashekhar C R, Vice Principal and Head of the Dept. Mechanical Engineering obtained his B.E degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, received his masters (M.E) in Heat Power Engineering from Shivaji University. He was awarded his doctoral degree from Srikrishanadevaraya University and obtained his second doctoral degree from VTU, Belagavi. He has 32 years of experience. His research area includes Optimization Techniques, Alternate fuels, Engine Combustion and Heat Transfer.
Dr. Rajashekhar C R, has been granted an Indian Patent on “A Piston for Creating Turbulence in a Combustion Chamber” (Patent No. 319188) by Indian Patent office and filed two more proposals in IPR. He has published 58 research papers in various International Journals/Conferences. He has reviewed Research proposals for Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Research papers for various journals.
He has handled a Research Project funded (Rs 15.684 lakhs) by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi during the year 2009-10. He has received Grant-in-Aid (Rs.13.57 lakhs) under the scheme MODROB by AICTE towards Modernization of Material Testing Lab and Grant-in-Aid (Rs.4.567 lakhs) by AICTE to organize an International Conference at MITE during 2019-20. He has received grants of Rs 2 lakhs for two times by VTU-VGST to organize Faculty Development Programs. He has received a travel grant by VTU to present his research findings in an International Conference organized by ASME at San Diego, USA during 2013-14.
He had guided two Research Scholars and several UG (Twelve proposals were sponsored by KSCST, including one Best Project of the Year award) and PG projects. He has served as a Member of Board of Examiners (2017-18) of VTU and is a life time member of ISTE. He has organized two International National conferences, three National conferences and chaired many technical sessions in National & International Conferences.