The term of appointment of  Prof. M. S. Ramachandra Rao, Department of Physics  as Section Editor of INTERMAT (Interfaces, Condensed Matter and Related Nanostructures) Section of Journal of Physics D : Applied Physics, an Institute of Physics Publishing  (IOPP)​, UK has been extended for a further term of three years till 2020.   He has been serving on the editorial board of JPhysD since 2005 and as the Section Editor of INTERMAT Section since 2015.