Profile of Mr P Nageshwar Rao


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