Nagadi Key Personnel



Dr. V.V.S. Rao
Consultant Emeritus & Chairman


Dr. Rao, 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 a tenure of 4 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 15000 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”.


Lt. Col. (Retd.) R.S. Uppal 


Lt. Col. Uppal did his Master's Degree in Engineering in 1979 from Pune University. He was commissioned in the Crops of Engineers in 1963 and has over 20 years of experience in various technical, administrative and managerial capacities. He has designed and executed various projects comprising residential, industrial, reservoirs, pile foundations, machine foundations & marine structures. After taking voluntary retirement in 1983, he has been very ably heading Nagadi's branch at Secunderabad and nurtured the growth of the branch by executing geotechnical investigations for several prestigious projects.


M. Priyakumar


Priyakumar, graduated from the Mysore University in 1971 and received his M.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, specializing in the field of Soil Engineering. After a brief career with M/s. Tarapore Co., where he was involved in geotechnical work of Cochin Shipyard, he joined Nagadi's Bangalore branch at its inception stage in 1976. He has been in charge of Nagadi's Bangalore branch since then and has guided the branch in executing the geotechnical investigations for a large number of residential and commercial projects.


M.L. Shankar
Principal Consultant


M.L. Shankar, graduated from Mysore University in 1980 and since then has been working in Nagadi's Branch at Chennai. Putting his vast experience of over 25 years to use, he has been ably heading Nagadi's Chennai branch and been responsible for the execution of geotechnical investigations for several highway projects.


Dr. N. Santosh Rao

Techincal Director


Dr. N. Santosh Rao, graduated from the University of Madras in 1993 and was ranked third. He completed his M.Tech in the field of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1995. He did his Ph.D. in the field of Soil Mechanics from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2001. He provides technical inputs for important projects and is stationed at our Delhi Branch.



Pankaj Saxena
Executive Consultant



Pankaj Saxena received his B.E. degree with honours from Vishveshwaraya REC Nagpur in 1990 and has done his Masters degree in Soil Dynamics from University of Roorkee in 1983. He has 7 years prior experience in the field.  Pankaj joined Nagadi in the year 2000 and had been looking after the affairs of the Nagadi’s Delhi branch. Presently, he is attached to Nagadi’s Secunderabad branch.


Y.S. Rana
Executive Consultant


Yashpal Singh Rana received his Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Govt. Polytechnic – Nainital in 1971.  Yashpal has been asscociated with Nagadi’s Delhi branch since the year 1978. Using his vast experience of nearly 30 years, he now oversees the general operations of the Delhi branch.



M.S. Muralidhar
Chief Engineer


M.S. Muralidhar received his from University of Mysore in 1992. He is attached to Nagadi's Bangalore branch. He assists  M. Priyakumar in the general operations of the Bangalore branch.



H.S. Ravishankar
Senior Engineer  


H.S. Ravishankar received his B.E. degree from University of Bangalore in 1996. He is attached to Nagadi’s Channai branch. He assists  M.L. Shankar in the general operations of the Chennai branch.



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