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Success Journey: TM Student to BITS Pilani VC... Ramgopal Rao Honored with VLSI Lifetime Achievement Award 2024!

Professor Ramgopal Rao, Vice Chancellor of BITS Pilani, receives the prestigious VLSI Lifetime Achievement Award 2024 from the VLSI Society of India at the 37th International Conference on VLSI Design, held in Kolkata.
BITS Pilani VC Ramgopal Rao

This award recognizes his significant contributions to the development of VLSI design and the semiconductor ecosystem in India. His unwavering dedication to research and education in this field has laid a strong foundation, playing a crucial role in positioning India as a leading player in the semiconductor industry. 

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rao said: “I am deeply honored to receive the VSI Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024. This recognition is not just a personal achievement but a testament to the collective efforts of my students and collaborators over the past 25 years. It also reaffirms my resolve to advance education, research, and innovation in VLSI design and the semiconductor ecosystem. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to India’s journey towards becoming a strong ‘VLSI Nation,’ and I dedicate this award to everyone who has been part of my journey so far.”

Telugu medium student to BITS Pilani VC

He had a wonderful journey from a Telugu Medium student to achieving one of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He started his career from very humble beginnings, from a rural small town Kollapur in Telangana and studying in Telugu medium until 12th standard. He had no clue about anything. But worked hard, kept an open mind about options until he finished master's from IIT Bombay, passionately pursued every opportunity that came his way, and rest is history.

In a tweet on his 'X' account, he said - "Always remember, failures and successes play an equal role in shaping one's career, as long as you learn from your failures and stay grounded amidst successes. As they say, you can only connect the dots by looking backward."

Published date : 10 Jan 2024 06:12PM

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