Awards & Honours


  • Member, Governing Council of Science & Technology, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2020.
  • National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment received from Honourable Finance Minister, 2015.
  • National Award given by Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra for Mechanical Sciences received from Chief Minister of Gujarat, 2011(Present Prime Minister).
  • National Design Award from National Design Research Foundation, Institution of Engineers India, presented during Indian Engineering Congress, 2009.
  • DRDO Technology Leadership Award from Defence Minister, 2010.
  • DRDO Agni Award for Excellance in Self Reliance received from the Prime Minister, 2005.
  • DRDO Scientist of The Year Award For 1993 received from the Prime Minister of India, 1996.
  • DRDO Silicon Trophy for Outstanding Contribution Towards Development of several Naval Systems received from Defence Minister of India, 2010.
  • DRDO TECHNOLOGY Award for Studies on Gas Turbine Vibration, 1992.
  • DRDO Certificate of Commendation from Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister on National Science Day, 2000.
  • Excellence in R&D Award from Bharat Electronics Limited, 2009.
  • Organisational Excellence in Innovation Award by Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2008.
  • Stanley L Ehrlich Gold Medal from the Acoustical Society of America (Madras Regional Chapter)for developing Cochlear Implant Prosthesis indigenously (2010)JASA Vol 27 no 3 p1696, March 2010.
  • Honorary Design Engineer, SM KIROV MACHINE BUILDING PLANT JSC, KAZAKHSTAN
  • Visiting Scientist, Florida State University, USA, 2004-05.
  • Member, Engineering Research Council, Florida International University, Miami, USA , 2013-15,
  • Silver Medal from the Acoustical Society of America (Madras Chapter)for Contribution to Engineering Acoustics, 2005.
  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2000.
  • Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 2010.
  • Honorary Professor,Dept of Mechanical Engg, Andhra University College of Engineering, 2010 -15.
  • Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao, The Stealth Man, Best of Andhra Pradesh Honours, published by the Indian Express Group in 2007.
  • Dr. V Bhujanga Rao Endowment Lecture instituted by GITAM University, Visakhapatnam from 2012
  • Corporate Citizen award by Rotary Club of Waltair, 2007.
  • Suri Bhagavantham Distinguished Acoustician Award for Life time achievement in Acoustics, 2013.
  • M S Narayanan Oration Award, Acoustical Society of India, 2005.
  • M K Nambiar Oration award by Indian Association of Biomedical Sciences, 2012.
  • Co-Chair & Speaker, Royal Academy of Engineers(UK) – INAE Workshop on Distributed Manufacturing: Opportunities for Growth, Royal Academy of Engg, London, 16-18 June 2014.
  • President, The Acoustical Society of India, 2007-09.
  • Founder &  President, The Condition Monitoring Society of India(2003- till date)

Joint- Patent:
  • Infra-Red Signature Suppression (IRSS) Device For fitment at exhaust of diesel engine of a warship to evade attack by Infrared seeker missiles. So far more than 40 number of warships have been fitted with this device till date.

Application: 0123/DEL/2005 A Filing date: 19-1-2005 Publication date: 10-11-2006