Deans

Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Prof. K B Akhilesh
Email: dean.engg@iisc.ac.in
Contact: 91- 80 – 2293 2044
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.

Dean, Faculty of Science
Prof. A G Samuelson
Email: dean.sci@iisc.ac.in
Contact:  91- 80 – 2293 3355
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.

 Dean, Undergraduate Program
Prof. P.S. Anil Kumar
Email: dean.ug@iisc.ac.in
Contact: 91- 80 – 2293 3558/3399/2632

P. S. Anil Kumar obtained a doctorate in Physics in 1998 from the University of Pune. He was a Dutch Technology Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Twente, in The Netherlands until 2000. Then he moved to the Max-Planck Institute of Microstructural Physics, Germany with a Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship, and, subsequently, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. He joined the Department of Physics of the Indian Institute of Science in 2004. His research interests are in Spintronics, Magnetic Nano-structures, Magnetotransport in Metallic Multilayers and Oxides, Topological insulators, Magnetic properties of ultra-thin ferromagnets etc

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
Prof. Nagasuma Chandra
Email: ascdean.ugacad@iisc.ac.in
Contact: 91- 80 – 2293 3554/2825
91-80-2360-1552 / 2360-0683

Nagasuma Chandra obtained her PhD from the University of Bristol, UK, in 1992, under a Nehru Centenary British fellowship, in the area of structural biology. She then moved to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, initially as a postdoctoral fellow, and subsequently starting her own research group. Nagasuma Chandra is currently a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and additionally affiliated with Bioengineering and Mathematical biology initiatives at the Institute.  She established the area of molecular systems biology and played a key role in the development of bioinformatics in the Institute. Her research is interdisciplinary involving computational modelling of complex biological processes to address fundamental questions about how genome-wide molecular networks respond to a variety of stresses and how that knowledge can be translated into biomedical applications. She is an elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.