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)

Shri. Suresh C. Angadi
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
New Delhi (Representative Parliament)

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

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



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)
Min. of Human Resource Development,
Dept. of Higher Education,
Govt. of India, New Delhi(Nominee GOI)

Prof M K Surappa

Prof. M. K. Surappa
Dean, Faculty of Engineering(Ex- Officio)

Prof. M. K. Surappa  obtained B.E, M.S and Ph. D degrees  in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru in the years 1973, 1976 and 1980, respectively. He has been on the faculty of the Indian Institute of Science, since 1987. He was also  founder Director of the  Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar in the state of  Punjab during  the period 2009-2015. Previously, he was the secretary of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) during 2004-2009.

He has made seminal contributions to the Science and Technology of Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs).  He has published more than one hundred research papers in peer reviewed journals, and has four patents in the area of Metal Matrix Composites

He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He received the Honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) from  the Karnataka State Open University in the year 2015.   He was the recipient of teh Karnataka State Innovation Council award for the year 2013. He received the Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava Award  in the area of Science and Technology for the year 2006 from the Government of Karnataka.  He was conferred the  Prof. Rustom Choksi Award for Excellence in Research in Science and Engineering for the year 2007 by the Indian Institute of Science.  He was the recipient of MRSI-ICSI Superconductivity and Materials Science Prize for the year 2007 by the Materials Research Society of India. He received the METALLURGIST OF THE YEAR Award for the year 1998 by the Ministry of Mines and Steels (Govt. of India) and the MRSI Medal  in the year 1997.  He was  Sir M. VISVESWARAYA Chair Professor at the University of Mysore during the years 2003 and 2004.

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

Prof. Suranjan Das

Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Prof. Shivajirao S Kadam

Vice-Chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune

Shri. R. Venkataraman
Executive Trustee, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Mumbai (Nominee Tata Trusts)


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.

TNGuruRowProf. T.N. Guru Row
Dean, Faculty of Science (Ex-Officio)
T. N. Guru Row (Professor, Solid State Structural Chemistry Unit) obtained  his Ph.D from IISc, Bengaluru. He did his postdoctoral work at SUNY  Buffalo and at the Roswell Park Memorial  Institute, both in New York.  His major area of research is in chemical crystallography and materials  design. He has published over 450 papers in leading journals in the area.   He is a Fellow of two major science academies in India: the  Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.  Row, who  has received several  prestigious awards for his research, has also been  awarded  the J. C. Bose National Fellowship. Currently, he serves as Editor of  the “Journal  of the Indian Institute of Science*.

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