Crucible of Research and Innovation (CORI) was established in 2010 to carry out multidisciplinary research. The engineers at this unique entity hail from some of the most prestigious government organizations in the area of space technology and defence among others. Industry experts and scientists from around the world strengthen CORI’s range of expertise and skills. The goal is to help students evolve their expertise with multi-disciplinary approach to meet the challenges faced by the industry in innovative ways.

CORI is headed by Dr. V. Sambasiva Rao, a Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. He obtained Ph.D. from BITS, Pilani. Prior to joining PES University (former PES Institute of Technology) in July 2011, he was Outstanding Scientist in ISRO with over 37 years of experience in space technology. His domain of expertise is RF and Microwave communication area in general and satellite communication in particular. He had published about 100 technical papers in international and national journals and conferences. So far, four students received Ph. D under his guidance.