With effect from April 16, 2010, Prof G Raghurama, Professor in the Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani has been appointed as the new Director of the Pilani campus of the Institute. He has completed his M.Sc from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), and PhD in Physics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Later he joined BITS as a faculty member in 1987. He has been the Deputy Director (Academic) in the Institute since January 2007.
Prof Raghurama had held several senior positions in the Institute including Dean of Admissions and Placement and Dean of Faculty Division II. The team which implemented the online test BITS Admission Test (BITSAT), that was seen as a benchmark for computer based admission tests in India, was led by him. He teaches courses and guides research in the areas of Electronic Sciences, Communication Systems, Telecommunications and Networks and Software Engineering. Having published over 40 research papers in international and national journals and conferences, he has supervised a number of doctoral candidates.