The Court


Dr. K. Kasturirangan
President of the Court
Former Chairman, Governing Council of IISc.
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India
Dr K. Kasturirangan is currently the Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, an Honorary Distinguished Adviser, Indian Space Research Organisation, an Emeritus Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies and holds the Satish Dhawan Chair for Engineering Eminence instituted by Indian National Academy of Engineering. Earlier, as Chairman of ISRO, he over saw the space programme in India between the years 1994 and 2003. He was also a Member, Upper House of the Indian Parliament, and subsequently, Member of the erstwhile Planning Commission. His interests include astrophysics, space science and technology as well as science related policies.

Shri K K Sharma
Secretary, Min. of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 001

Prof D S Chauhan
Vice Chancellor, G L A University, Mathura

Prof. Suranjan Das
Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Prof. Shivajirao S Kadam
Vice-Chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune

Mr. S.N. Agarwal
Chairman, Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd.,

Prof. C K Kokate
Vice Chancellor, K L E University,


Prof. Anurag Kumar
Director, IISc
Anurag Kumar is a professor in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, and is currently the Director of the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, 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.


Mr. R.K. Krishna Kumar
Director, Tata Sons Ltd, Mumbai

Mr. Apparao Mallavararupu (Rao)
Chairman and Managing Director
Centum Electronics Limited, Bangalore

rsmakerMr. Rajinder Singh Maker
Director General,
The Employers Federation of India, Mumbai
Mr. R.S.Maker is an Economics graduate with a post graduate degree from XLRI – 1974 batch and LLB. He has about 42 years of experience in the field of HR, Industrial Relations, and Consulting and Education. Currently Mr.Maker is the Director General of The Employers Federation of India


Cyient, Hyderabad,Shri. Som Mittal
Former President, NASSCOM
New Delhi
Som Mittal is the former Chairman and President of NASSCOM. He has previously been the Managing Director/ CEO of Wipro, Digital, Compaq and HP. He now serves on several Boards and is associated with many NGOs. He also advises companies, CEOs and Foreign Governments. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Council of Indian Railways tasked to develop IT Vision for Railways.He holds a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.


Shri. Suresh Chandra Mukul
Former Air Marshal
New Delhi
The Air Marshal was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in Jan 1972 and has qualified on MiG 21 and MiG 29. After a variety of field and staff appointments, he finally retired from HQ IDS in Dec 2010.


PVNaikAir Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik
Former Chief of Air Staff, Pune
Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, PVSM VSM ADC, was born on 22 July 1949 and was commissioned into the Indian Air Force on 21 June. After initial schooling in Sainik School, Satara, he graduated with the 33 Course from the National Defence Academy. In a distinguished career spanning forty years, the Chairman COSC and CAS has flown a wide variety of combat and trainer aircraft. After initial training on the HT-2, he flew the Vampire and the Hunter, and has had extensive operational experience on all variants of the MiG-21. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor with vast instructional experience and a Fighter Combat Leader from the prestigious Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE). He was selected as one of the first eight pilots to convert to the MiG-23 BN in the erstwhile USSR, and was responsible for its induction into the IAF. Besides commanding a front line fighter squadron, he  commanded an important fighter base and Air Force Station at Bidar. He was Directing Staff at TACDE and the Defence Services Staff College. During his career, the Air Chief Marshal held numerous important staff appointments at different Headquarters. He has been the Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Western Air Command, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Central Air Command and the Vice Chief of Air Staff, prior to his appointment as the Chief of Air Staff. He also took over as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee on 01 Apr 2010. The Air Chief Marshal is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, and an alumnus of the National Defence College. He is a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal. He has been appointed Honorary ADC to the Honourable President of India. He is married to Madhubaala and they have two sons. The elder Son, a Wg Cdr, is a pilot in the IAF and the younger is a Captain in the Merchant Navy. The Air Chief Marshal is fond of Cricket, Golf, Volleyball and Indian Classical music. After his retirement on 31 Jul 2011, he and his family settled down at Pune.

Mr. Saroj K Poddar
Chairman, Gillette India Ltd., Kolkata


Shri. V. Rajarajan
Registrar, IISc





VS Ramamurthy_photoProf. V.S. Ramamurthy
Former Director,
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
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.

ANilSahasrabudheProf. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe
Chairman, The All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi
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 a faculty member 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.

Dr. Girish Sahni
Director General,
Council of Scientific & Industrial Res.
New Delhi


Dr. L.N. Satapathy
President, IISc. Alumni Association
Dr. Lakshmi Narayan Satapathy, completed his M.Sc (Chemistry) and M. Tech.( Mater. Sci.) from IIT, Mumbai, PGDEE from IIEE , New Delhi, MBA from IGNOU, New Delhi and Ph.D (Mater. Engg.) from IISc, Bengaluru. He is currently working at the Ceramic Technological Institute, Corporate Research and Development Division of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bengaluru, India as Sr. Dy. General Manager with ~25 years of research and professional experience. Dr. Satapathy’s R & D activities are focused on microwave processing of materials and systems, heat transfer, nanofluids for close circuit cooling, selective catalytic reduction catalysts for power plants, wear resistant ceramic components and high temperature characterization of materials. Dr. Satapathy was a UNIDO fellow @ Alfred University, USA and BOYSCAST fellow @ PENNSTATE, USA. He is the only recipient of three awards, namely the R. L. Thakur memorial award for Young Scientists in 2002, the Malaviya award for the best technical paper in 2008 and the Sashadhar Ray memorial award for Industrial Excellence in 2010 instituted by the Indian Ceramic Society. He has published more than 50 technical papers in international journals and refereed proceedings and filed 23 Indian patents.

Mr. Ratan N. Tata
Former Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd.,Mumbai

Professors and Associate Professors, IISc (Ex-officio)

Members of the Council who are not otherwise represented on the Court (Ex-officio)