Dr M Vijaya Kumar, LM No. 1143 Former Executive Director, Retired from RWRDC, HAL, Bengaluru. Born on 26 May 1957 Tirthahalli, Shivamogaa District, Karnataka. M.Tech from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Ph.D. in Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Member American Helicopter Society, USA. Presented technical papers related to Helicopter Research/Technology in conferences held in India, USA, Netherlands, Singapore, UK and Canada. Published technical papers in National and International Journals related to Helicopter Research/Technology. I have 37+ Years of Experience in the various roles in Rotary Wing Research and Design Centre(RWRDC), HAL. I was involved in design of ALH, LCH, LUH helicopters. Two projects Rotary UAV and Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) were launched when I was head of RWRDC. I have domain expertise in Aviation & Defence Sector. I was heading RWRDC division for 6 years( 2011-2017). Honoured with “Igor Sikorsky” award by Rotary Wing Society of India (RWSI), and Platinum Jubilee award by Aerospace Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. I will bring in my experience in Design and Development of helicopters and close association with Academia which would help me serve in RWSI.