Dr. V.V.S. Rao, Consultant Emeritus & Chairman of Nagadi Consultants, was graduated from National Institute of Engineering, Mysore of the University of Mysore in 1958. He received his, Master’s degree in Engineering in 1960 from University of Roorkee where he also received gold medal for academic achievements.
He conducted research in the field of soil dynamics initially at Roorkee, under Dr. Jaikrishna and later under Dr. H. Lorenz at Technical University, West Berlin. He was on the faculty of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for four years where he organised summer schools and conducted various research programmes.
In 1971 he started practising as a Professional Consulting Engineer. He has been a Consultant for over 15,000 projects all over the country and abroad. He is a member of BIS Committees and has drafted a few standards.
In the Nagadi Organisation, he exercises the overall technical control on recommendations of every project executed from all the branches. He was the President of the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) and also Chairman, Indian Geotechnical Society, Madras Chapter.
He has received awards from various institutions and voluntary organisations in recognition of his pioneering contributions in the field of engineering consultancy.
He has published several papers and delivered lectures in workshops and conferences. He had been the chairman of the “Technical Committee” on professional practice “TC 20” constituted by the “International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering” between the years 1997 and 2001. Presently, he is the chairman of the “Technical Committee” on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering “TC 40” constituted by the “International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering” and also chairman of the “Technical Committee” on professional practice constituted by “Indian Geotechnical Society”.