The Council

Prof. P. Rama RaoProf. P. Rama Rao
Former Vice-Chancellor, Univ. of Hyderabad
Chairman, Governing Council, IISc.
(Nominee GOI)

K K Sharma
Secreatary, Min. of Human Resource Development.,
Dept. of Higher Education,
Govt. of India, Shastri Bhavan,

Shri Jawaid Akhtar,
Principal Secretary, Higher Education Dept.,
Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore  (Nominee Govt. of Karnataka)



Mr. S.N. Agarwal
Chairman, Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd.,
Bangalore(Nominee Court)

 Mr. S. N. Agarwal is Non-Executive Independent Director of Kirloskar Electric Company Limited. He is a graduate engineer and an alumni of Harvard Business School (AMP- 1985) is the Chairman of Bhoruka Group. Mr. Agarwal is a member of Senior Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI); President, International Chamber Of Commerce(Paris) – India Chapter; Vice President, SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Senior Member, Governing Board – Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore); Chairman, Committee on Finance and Campus Development of IIM-B and Chairman, World President Organization (South India). Mr. Agarwal has served as President of All India Organization of Employers (AIOE). He holds the directorships of Bhuruka Gases Limited, Transport Corporation of India Ltd., TCI Industries Limited, Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd., Shahapur Power Ltd., Iruppu Power Private Ltd., Bhoruka Steel Investments Private Ltd., Bhoruka Realty Investments Private Limited, Bhoruka Realty Holdings Private Limited, Bhoruka Gases Investments Private Limited, Bhoruka Power Investments Private Limited, Bhoruka Steel Holdings Private Limited.

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.
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. S.K. Joshi
Former Director General, CSIR
Gurgaon (Rrepresentative UGC)
Dr Shri Krishna Joshi; born 06 June, 1935 in Anarpa, Uttarakhand. Educated at Allahabad University M.Sc. (Physics) 1957 and D.Phil. (Physics) 1962. Taught at Allahabad Univ. (1957-65) and at Roorkee University (now IIT) from 1967-86. Director, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi (1986-91); D.G. CSIR (1991-95). Fellow INSA; IASc and NASI. FTWAS and Member, Russian Academy. Numerous Physics Prizes and Awards. Padma Shri, 1991 and Padma Bhushan, 2003.*


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.

Shri. Praveen Kumar
Joint Secretary (Administration),
230-C, Min. of Human Resource Development,
Department of Higher Education,
Government of India, New Delhi – 110 015
(Nominee GOI)

Prof. K Keshava Rao
Dean, Faculty of Engineering(Ex- Officio)

Prof. Kesava Rao obtained degrees in chemical engineering from IIT Madras (B.Tech, 1977), and the University of Houston (M.S., 1979; Ph.D., 1982). He was a lecturer at Princeton University from 1982 to 1983, and has been a faculty member in the chemical engineering department at IISc since November 1983. His research interests are (a) granular flow, and (b) treatment  of drinking water (primarily defluoridation).

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.

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
MP, Rajya Sabha
Rajeev Chandrasekhar (born 31 May 1964) is an Indian politician and an entrepreneur who is currently serving as Member of Parliament in the upper house (Rajya Sabha) of the Indian Parliament . He represents the state of Karnataka.
He also currently serves as member of the Parliament Standing Committee on Defence, Consultative Committee on Defence, the Central Advisory Committee for the National Cadet Corps, Select committee on Real Estate and Select Committee on GST. He is the founder and chairman of Jupiter Capital, a financial services and investment company. He is also the main and largest investor of ₹30 crore (US$4.7 million) for Republic TV

Prof. Suranjan Das
Jadavpur University,

Prof. Shivajirao S Kadam 
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University,


Shri. R. Venkataraman
Executive Trustee, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust(Nominee Tata Trusts)
Mr. Ramachandran Venkataramanan, also known as Venkat, served as Executive Assistant to Mr. Ratan N. Tata, the former Chairman of the Tata Group. Mr. Venkataramanan has over 18 years business experience in finance, business support, and strategy. He serves as a Director of Swasth India Services Private Limited. Mr. Venkataramanan is the Executive Trustee of Tata Trusts, with his responsibilities being operations, oversight and co-ordination between all Tata Trusts. He is a member of the Board of Air Asia (India) Private Limited and Infiniti Retail Limited. He served as Head of Business Support at the Qatar Foundation. He earned an MBA from the Sri Satya Sai University, a law degree from Mumbai University and completed an Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.


Shri. V. Rajarajan
(Ex-officio Secretary)

VS Ramamurthy_photoProf. V.S. Ramamurthy
Former Director,
National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Bangalore (Nominee Court)

Prof. V. S. Ramamurthy is a well known Indian nuclear scientist with a broad range of contributions from basic research in Nuclear Physics to Science and Technology administration. During the period 1995-2006, Prof. Ramamurthy held the post of Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. After retirement, Prof. Ramamurthy has been actively involved in human resource development in all its aspects and Science and Technology communications with specific reference to public perceptions of public risks.


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. Biman Bagchi 
Dean, Faculty of Science (Ex-Officio)
Prof. Biman Bagchi is internationally known in the area of physical and bio-physical chemistry, particularly in chemical dynamics and relaxation phenomena. Many of his papers have made large impact in science arena. He obtained his PhD from the Brown University, Rhode Island, USA and carried out post doctoral work both at the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland, USA. He has been in the Advisory Editorial Boards of many journals, including  JCP (AIP) , JPC (ACS), CPL (Elsevier)  and Chem Phys (Elsevier). He has received many accolades, like Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, 7th GD Birla award, Goyal Prize and TWAS Prize in Chemistry. He is an elected Fellow of four major academies. Presently he is serving as Dean, Faculty of Sciences, IISc, Bangalore.

In his academic career, Professor Bagchi published more than 430 papers in reputed journals. He also authored two well-known monographs published by the Oxford University Press (NY) and Cambridge University Press (UK). And a third major text on Statistical Mechanics is in the process of getting published. He has authored 21 major review articles that are partly pedagogical and influenced generations of physical and theoretical chemists. Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS) brought out a Festschrift in 2014 (August) to felicitate Prof. Biman Bagchi on his 60th birthday.

Dr. Girish Sahni
Director General,
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
New Delhi (Representative CSIR)