Ravikumar Bhaskaran has earned his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from Kerala University in the year 1963 and PhD in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras in the year 1976. Prof. Bhaskaran has over 50 years of professional experience, most of which in senior responsible positions covering the Education System, the Central Government and the Public Sector. He was Professor in Charge Training and Placement, Member of Senate and Special Invitee/Member of the Committee of Deans and Heads of Departments, Centres and Schools for 21 years during the period 1982-2005 at IIT Kharagpur. He also served as Member, Board of Governors of the Institute as a Senate Nominee and Member, Finance Committee for 2 years in 1995 and 1996. He was the Dean, Continuing Education and Principal QIP Coordinator 2003-2004, Managing Director Technology Foundation looking after Alumni Affairs 1998-2001 and Organizing Secretary of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of IIT Kharagpur 2001-2002. He was Director, Technical and Head of the Technical Division of EdCIL, New Delhi from 1986-87 (on lien from IIT Kharagpur) and was associated with preparing detailed project reports for setting up Educational Institutions and Programmes in India. On the invitation from Government of Kerala he took over as Director, Administration of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from April to July 2004 and from July 2004 to April 2005 as Director, Academic and Administration of the Institute on deputation from IIT Kharagpur. In this capacity he was also Member of the Board of Directors of IIITMK and reporting directly to the Board. From September 2010 he has been freelancing as a Technical Educational Adviser/Consultant to various IITs and other premier institutes.