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Professor N.N. Rao

Distinguished AMRITA Professorship in Engineering

In October 2006, AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, created, in the words of its Vice Chancellor, ďa super category called DISTINGUISHED AMRITA PROFESSOR, which designates the University's highest level Professorship and also celebrated as something that is given to only very very select cases of Internationally Distinguished Scientists/Leaders, and that is handed down directly from the Chancellor, AMMA MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI DEVI," and Professor Rao was chosen as the first individual for this honor. Since it is purely an honorary position, it is held concurrently with the Edward C. Jordan Professorship from the ECE Department at UIUC. The appointment was formally announced in a gathering of the engineering faculty in AMRITESWARI Hall on the Ettimadai campus.