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Do you know who is present Chairman of ISRO? Tell me something about present Chairman with list of Former chairman of ISRO.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 12:41 PM
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Firstly I am providing list of Former Chairman of ISRO for your reference:

ISRO Former Chairman

Dr. K. Radhakrishnan (2009-2014)

Shri G.Madhavan Nair (2003-2009)

Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (1994-2003)

Prof. Udupi Ramachandra Rao (1984-1994)

Prof. Satish Dhawan (1972-1984)

Prof. M G K Menon (Jan-Sept 1972)

Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (1963-1971)

Present Chairman
Shri.A S Kiran Kumar(2015 Onwards)

Info about Chairman:
Mr Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar, Distinguished Scientist (Apex) and Director, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, assumed the office of the Secretary, Department of Space, Chairman, Space Commission and Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on January 14, 2015.

Mr Kiran Kumar was instrumental in evolving the successful strategy for steering the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft towards planet Mars as well as its Mars Orbit Insertion.

Mr Kiran Kumar is an alumnus of National College, the esteemed educational institution of Bangalore.

He obtained his Physics (Honours) Degree from Bangalore University in 1971 and later obtained his Master’s degree in Electronics from the same university in 1973, and thereafter his M.Tech Degree in Physical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1975.

Mr Kiran Kumar began his career in ISRO by joining Space Applications Centre (SAC) in 1975. Later, he became its Associate Director and in March 2012 took over as the Director of SAC.

He is a Fellow of professional institutions like Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer, and Indian Meteorological Society. Besides, he is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

Mr Kiran Kumar has represented ISRO in international forums like World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and Indo-US Joint Working Group on Civil Space Cooperation.

Honours and Awards
Padma Shri Award conferred by the Hon. President of India in 2014
Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 to ISRO
G.M.Modi Science Award by Gujar Mal Modi Science Foundation in 2016
Lifetime Achievement Award by Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences in 2016
Rajyotsava Award conferred by Govt. of Karnataka in 2015
IISc Distinguished Alumnus Award for the year 2015
Sir M. Visvesvaraya Senior Scientist State Award’ for the year 2013
Gujarat Ratna “Life for Innovation” Award conferred by Gujarat Innovation Society
Laurels for Team Achievement Award 2013 (Chandrayaan-1), International Academy of Astronautics
ISRO Performance Excellence Award 2008
Laurels for Team Achievement Award 2008 (Cartosat) of International Academy of Astronautics
Bhaskara Award conferred by Indian Society of Remote Sensing 2007
ISRO Individual Service Award 2006
Astronautical Society of India Award (Space Sciences and Applications) 2001
VASVIK Award (Electronic Sciences and Technology) 1998
Indian Society of Remote Sensing Award 1994
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