The Council

Prof. P. Rama RaoProf. P. Rama Rao
Former Vice-Chancellor, Univ. of Hyderabad
Chairman, Governing Council, IISc.
Hyderabad, (Nominee GOI)
Prof. Palle Rama Rao  is an Indian scientist noted for his contribution to the field of Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy. He has collaborated and conducted research activities for over dozen universities and associations all over India and abroad. He has been honoured with the titles of Padma Vibhushan in 2011 by president of India for his contributions to scientific community.[2] He is acting as the chairman, Governing Council, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad.

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.

Prof. M.K. Bhan
Former Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Min. of Science & Technology, New Delhi
Prof. M. K. Bhan is an Indian pediatrician and clinical scientist.[1] He has M.B.B.S. Degree (1969) from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and M.D. Degree from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh. He has carried out extensive post doctoral research at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the areas of diarrheal diseases and child nutrition with an emphasis on public health issues. He is currently the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).[2]

He is known for developing Rota Viral Vaccine in collaboration with Bharat Biotech International. He was positioned as Secretary, Department of BiotechnologyGovernment of India, until 2012.[3] Dr. Bhan conceived the newly formed BIRAC, which is expected to result in product development by industry in collaboration with academia. This initiative is to boost product development in the country. For this Dr. Bhan was actively assisted by Drs. Renu Swarup & Ravi Dhar from BIRAC. Besides, these certain luminaries of Indian science like Prof. Padmanabhan, Dr. Chauhan, Prof. Tandon and several others were constantly advising BIRAC. An elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[4] he was awarded in 1990 the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, in the Medical Sciences category.[5] He holds honorary Doctor of Science and is responsible for policy formulation and is Member of the Jury for nearly all major national science awards awarded by the Government of India.[6]

Dr. Narendra Jadhav
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (RS)
# 304, Shalaka, 4th Floor, Maharshi Karve Road
Near Cooper age Telephone Exchange Mumbai – 400021
Narendra Damodar Jadhav (born 28 May 1953) is an Indian economist, educationist, public policy expert, professor and writer in English, Marathi and Hindi.

Currently he is a Member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament. He previously served as member of the Planning Commission of India and the National Advisory Council. Prior to this, he worked as Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) and headed economic research at the Reserve Bank of India.

Jadhav is a recipient of 67 national and international awards including four Honorary D.Litt Degrees and the title Commander of the Order of Academic Palms by the Government of France.

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. 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.

Prof. K Kesava 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).

Nominees  of the Government of India   

Shri. R. Subramanyam
Secretary, Min. of Human Resource Development, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of India, Shastri Bhavan,
New delhi – 110 001


Dr. V.L.V.S.S. Subba Rao
Economic Advisor
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Higher Education Department, Govt. of India
107-C, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001


Shri. A.S. Kiran Kumar
Former Secretary, Department of Space,
Antariksh Bhavan,  New BEL Road
Bangalore -560 231
Aluru Seelin Kiran Kumar (born 22 October 1952) is an Indian space scientist and chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, having assumed office on 14 January 2015.[1] He is credited with the development of key scientific instruments aboard the Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan space crafts.[2][3][4][5] In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of science and technology.[6] Kiran Kumar previously served as Director of Ahmedabad Space Applications Centre.

Nominees of Government of Karnataka

Dr. Rajkumar Khatri
Principal Secretary, Higher Education Dept,
Govt. of Karnataka, BANGALORE 560 001


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. 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.

Prof. Rajendra Prasad
Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity Univ,
Gurgaon (Haryana) – 122413



Shri. V. Rajarajan
(Ex-officio Secretary)


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)
Dr. Girish Sahni (born 2nd March, 1956) has been Director General of the Council of Scientific Research (CSIR) since 2015. Earlier, since 2005 he was the Director of Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), a CSIR- India biotech institution. He did his B.Sc. Hons. and M.Sc. Hons from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Ph. D. from the prestigious  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.