The Council

Prof. P. Rama RaoProf. P. Rama Rao
Former Vice-Chancellor, Univ. of Hyderabad
Chairman, Governing Council, IISc.
Hyderabad, (Nominee GOI)
Prof. Palle Rama Rao  is an Indian scientist noted for his contribution to the field of Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy. He has collaborated and conducted research activities for over dozen universities and associations all over India and abroad. He has been honoured with the titles of Padma Vibhushan in 2011 by president of India for his contributions to scientific community.[2] He is acting as the chairman, Governing Council, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad.

Shri. Suresh C. Angadi
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
New Delhi (Representative Parliament)
A member of Bharatiya Janata Party, he became the vice president of the party’s Belgaum district unit in 1996. He continued in that office till 1999. In 2001 he was nominated as the president of the district unit and continued to hold that post until he was nominated as the party’s candidate for the Belgaum Lok Sabha constituency in 2004. He defeated his opponent of the Indian National Congress by a large margin and became a Member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He was re elected to a second term as Member of Parliament in the 2009 General Elections.

Prof. M.K. Bhan
Former Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Min. of Science & Technology, New Delhi
Prof. M. K. Bhan is an Indian pediatrician and clinical scientist.[1] He has M.B.B.S. Degree (1969) from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and M.D. Degree from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh. He has carried out extensive post doctoral research at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the areas of diarrheal diseases and child nutrition with an emphasis on public health issues. He is currently the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).[2]

He is known for developing Rota Viral Vaccine in collaboration with Bharat Biotech International. He was positioned as Secretary, Department of BiotechnologyGovernment of India, until 2012.[3] Dr. Bhan conceived the newly formed BIRAC, which is expected to result in product development by industry in collaboration with academia. This initiative is to boost product development in the country. For this Dr. Bhan was actively assisted by Drs. Renu Swarup & Ravi Dhar from BIRAC. Besides, these certain luminaries of Indian science like Prof. Padmanabhan, Dr. Chauhan, Prof. Tandon and several others were constantly advising BIRAC. An elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[4] he was awarded in 1990 the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, in the Medical Sciences category.[5] He holds honorary Doctor of Science and is responsible for policy formulation and is Member of the Jury for nearly all major national science awards awarded by the Government of India.[6]

Dr. Narendra Jadhav
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (RS)
# 304, Shalaka, 4th Floor, Maharshi Karve Road
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Narendra Damodar Jadhav (born 28 May 1953) is an Indian economist, educationist, public policy expert, professor and writer in English, Marathi and Hindi.

Currently he is a Member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament. He previously served as member of the Planning Commission of India and the National Advisory Council. Prior to this, he worked as Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) and headed economic research at the Reserve Bank of India.

Jadhav is a recipient of 67 national and international awards including four Honorary D.Litt Degrees and the title Commander of the Order of Academic Palms by the Government of France.

Dr. J.J. Irani
Director, Tata Sons Ltd.,
Mumbai (Nominee Tata Trusts)

Dr. Jamshed Jiji IraniK.B.E.FREng[1] is an Indian industrialist. Educated in Metallurgy, he joined British Iron and Steel Research Association. Later he joined Tata Steel where he was elevated to chief post gradually from which he retired in 2007. Later served on boards various Tata group and other companies. He received Padma Bhushan in 2007

Dr. MM JoshiDr. Murli Manohar Joshi
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
New Delhi (Representative Parliament)

Murli Manohar Joshi is an Indian politician, a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party of which he was the President between 1991 and 1993, and the current Member of Parliament for Kanpur.


Prof. Anurag Kumar
Director, IISc (Ex-Officio)
Anurag Kumar is a professor in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering and is currently the Director of the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru, India. He is a renowned researcher in the areas of stochastic modelling, analysis, optimization and control problems arising in communication networks, computers and distributed systems. He coordinated the project ERNET for networking the major education and research institutions in India.

Prof. K B Akhilesh
Dean, Faculty of Engineering(Ex- Officio)
K.B. Akhilesh obtained his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science with a gold medal. He joined IISc as a Professor, in the Department of Management Studies in the year 1982. He was also the Chairman of Department of Management Studies, IISc from 1993 – 1999. He is the President of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli. He has guided over 30 doctoral students.

Nominees  of the Government of India   

Shri. R. Subramanyam
Secretary, Min. of Human Resource Development, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of India, Shastri Bhavan,
New delhi – 110 001


Dr. V.L.V.S.S. Subba Rao
Economic Advisor
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Higher Education Department, Govt. of India
107-C, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001


Shri. A.S. Kiran Kumar
Former Secretary, Department of Space,
Antariksh Bhavan,  New BEL Road
Bangalore -560 231
Aluru Seelin Kiran Kumar (born 22 October 1952) is an Indian space scientist and chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, having assumed office on 14 January 2015.[1] He is credited with the development of key scientific instruments aboard the Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan space crafts.[2][3][4][5] In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of science and technology.[6] Kiran Kumar previously served as Director of Ahmedabad Space Applications Centre.

Nominees of Government of Karnataka

Dr. Rajkumar Khatri
Principal Secretary, Higher Education Dept,
Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore – 560 001


ISNP - 1Mr. I.S.N. Prasad
Principal Secretary, Finance Dept.,
Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore(Nominee GOK)
Sri I.S.N. Prasad, IAS obtained his B.E.(Civil) degree at Hyderabad and *Master in Development Management* (MDM) in the *Philippines. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (Karnataka Cadre) in *1986. He is presently working as Additional Chief Secretary to the Government, Finance Department, Government of Karnataka. He is also Chairman of the Karnataka State Beverage Corporation Ltd., Bengaluru.

Ronendra Sen
Ronen (Ranendra) Sen joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1966. He served between 1968 and 1985 in the former USSR (twice), the USA and Bangladesh as Third/Second/First Secretary, Counsellor and Minister; as Deputy Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy & Secretary to the Atomic Energy Commission, and as Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He was foreign and defence policy advisor to successive Prime Ministers of India from 1986 to 1991 and had several assignments as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for meetings with Heads of State/Government.

Sen had consecutive appointments as Ambassador of India to Mexico (1991-92); to the Russian Federation (1992-98); to the Federal Republic of Germany (1998-2002); as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2002-04); and as Ambassador to the USA (2004-09).He is the only Indian so far to serve as ambassador in three P-5  and five G-20 capitals. He also participated in 182 bilateral and multilateral summit meetings in six continents.

Among other preoccupations, Sen has been  a  Jury member of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament & Development (2009-date); member of the track 2 India-US Strategic Dialogue (2009-date); Independent Director on the Board of Tata Motors Limited (2010-12), President, Federation of Indo-German Associations in India (2014-date); Independent Director, Tata Sons Private Limited (2015-19), etc.

 In 2012 he was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, by the President of India for his contributions to foreign and defence policy. He also received honorary doctorates, degrees and special citations from universities and other institutions.

His wife, Kalpana, was closely involved in India’s national adult literacy mission in the 1980s and a  number of philanthropic activities in India and abroad, especially those focussed on under-privileged children.

Prof. Rajendra Prasad
Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity Univ,
Gurgaon (Haryana) – 122413



Shri. V. Rajarajan
(Ex-officio Secretary)


Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe
The All India Council for Technical Education,
New Delhi (Nominee AICTE)
Anil Sahasrabudhe did his Bachelor of Engineering from Karnataka University securing the first rank and a Gold medal, followed by a Master’s and a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. He worked in Tata Consulting Engineers, and was faculty in the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, and IIT, Guwahati holding several administrative positions such as HoD, Dean and Deputy Director. He then joined the College of Engineering, Pune as its Director, turning around the college before assuming the charge of Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education.

Prof. A G Samuelson
Dean, Faculty of Science (Ex-Officio)
Ashoka Samuelson obtained his education in chemistry from IIT Madras (M.Sc., 1978), and Cornell University, (Ph.D., 1983). He joined the Indian Institute of Science in 1983, and has been a faculty member in the Inorganic and Physical Chemistry department at IISc since March 1983. His research interests are in the area of structure activity relationships in organometallic and coordination chemistry with a view to making novel catalysts.

Dr. Girish Sahani
Director General,
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
New Delhi (Representative CSIR)
Dr. Girish Sahni (born 2nd March, 1956) has been Director General of the Council of Scientific Research (CSIR) since 2015. Earlier, since 2005 he was the Director of Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), a CSIR- India biotech institution. He did his B.Sc. Hons. and M.Sc. Hons from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Ph. D. from the prestigious  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.