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Profile of Mr P Nageshwar Rao




To further my experience and knowledge in the advanced field of automotive engineering and share it amongst the like-minded.


IIT Madras, Chennai — 1981

  • MTech (Machine Dynamics)


More than 35 years in the automotive Industries

Tractors And Farm Equipment Limited, R&D

1998 – Till Date

  • Joined as a Principal Member – R&D and currently the Chief Technology Officer & Head, Centre of Excellence

Ashok Leyland Limited

1981 - 1998

  • Joined Ashok Leyland Product Development as a GET and rose to the position of Head – Engineering.

What I boast of myself


  • Have been active in various professional bodies like AGMA, SAE, CII, NIQR, IIT


  • Coach at leading Universities in the subject of leadership, technology and shaping special skill sets


  • New technology developments and capability building in the areas of Engine, Transmission, Hydraulics, NVH & recently in Precision Agriculture, Autonomous vehicles


  • Introduction of  CARGO  model with the cab in India, first of its kind at Ashok Leyland


  • Introduction of wedge brakes, banjo axles, synchromesh gearbox, heavy duty front axle, parabolic suspensions ….


  • Introduction of the indigenous 4WD steer drive axle, constant mesh gearbox , power shuttle


  • Introduction of  NPI system, recognized as the best by BOSTON ARC  Consulting.


  • Co-authored over 10 patents in recent technology areas


Current interest in Precision Agriculture,  Autonomous and Energy innovation