Deans of Faculties

Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Prof. Y N Srikant
Contact: 91- 80 – 2293 2044
Y.N. Srikant received his B.E in Electronics from Bangalore University, and M.E and Ph.D in Computer Science from the Computer Science and Automation department of the Indian Institute of Science. His areas of interest are compiler design and programming languages. He joined the CSA department as an Assistant Professor in 1987 and he served as the Chairman of CSA during 2000-2005.

Dean, Faculty of Science
Prof. A G Samuelson
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. Balaji Jagirdar
Contact: 91-80-2293 3554/2825/3184

Balaji Jagirdar obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT-Bombay in 1989 and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Kansas State University in 1994. He had a year and a half stint as a postdoc at the University of Colorado, Boulder during 1994-’95 before returning back to India in Oct 1995 and joined the faculty of the Dept of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry at IISc Bangalore. He joined as a lecturer and rose to the rank of a full professor in 2011. His research interests include activation of small molecules using organometallic compounds, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and materials for hydrogen storage and generation.

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
Prof. Nagasuma Chandra
Contact: 91- 80 – 2293 3554 / 2892
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.