In January 1999, Professor Rao undertook a one-week visit to the EE
Department at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia, to
advise them on accreditation by ABET under Engineering Criteria 2000, and
to explore collaborative efforts. In appreciation of his contributions, he
was presented with the statue of Lord Ganesha, which is mounted on a wall
in his office, 153 Everitt Laboratory.