Sunday, April 02, 2017

Professor Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan (Y. S. Rajan) Honorary Distinguished Professor ISRO / DOS

Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan scientist

About Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan

Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan (Y. S. Rajan) born on April 17,  
1944, in Kottaram near Tirunelveli. Dr. Y. S. Rajan has  completed their school from St Xavier's High School Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu and Last year of schooling in S.I.E.S High School, K and higher education from Bombay.  In 1964 he has received a post-graduate degree in physics with electronics from University of Bombay.  Prof. Y. S. Rajan started his carrier from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) Ahemadabad as a research scholar and contributed significantly in the fields of fields of science, technology, research, space technology, and business management. These are not limited several sustainable institutions and mechanisms were created by his efforts and leadership and In 2012, He has been awarded Padma Shri for his contribution in Science and Engineering [1].

worked with Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam 2018

Prof. Rajan is not only a researcher, technology and policy maker he is also a great writer. His efforts are remarkable to upgrade the society in terms of education and technology, the books he has written on the various subject including on science, technology, business, youth, leadership, social and ethical issues. Sundara Rajan is one of the well-known scientists, who is a co-author of books and has closely worked with Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India. Along with the scholarly article, his heart is full of emotions, feelings that came out through his seven books of poetry in Bhartiya languages. He knows Hindi, English, Tamil, Gujarati, and Marathi. 
Sundara Rajan cv

YS Rajan till recently was Honorary Distinguished Professor ISRO / DOS, with an office at the ISRO Headquarters and also was Chairman, the BOG of NIT Manipur. He continues to be a member of Governing Council of M S Ramaiah Univ of Applied Sciences and a few other univ's. He advises The Jain Univ Bangalore. He is a member of the International Law Association. Member of India International Centre. He is associated closely with many industry bodies like CII, IMTMA etc, He is Fellow of Indian Academy of Engineers and also Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science( WAAS). Prof. Rajan gives interactive lectures, industry seminars at various universities for the students. He is the Chairman of DST approving committee for the programme Technology Interventions for the Disabled and Elderly (TIDE) and also serves in a number of AICTE committees. [2]

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Read his Poetry: Click here for BOOKS & POETRY (

Immediate Past Key Positions:

  • Honorary Distinguished Professor, ISRO / Department of Space, Bangalore
  • Chairman, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Manipur

Current Key Positions:

  • Vice President, Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing []
  • Advisory role and Membership of Apex Boards or Councils for several other Institutions
  • Member, GC, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS), Bangalore
  • Member Advisory Board at Jain University, Bangalore
  • Member, GC in a few other Universities
  • Member, GC, Aruthchelvar Dr. Mahalingam Translation Institute, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu

Key academic qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Masters in Physics from Bombay University (1964), a top Ranker
  • Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) had been conferred by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute in recognition of dedication to humanity, human values, creativity and literature in the presence of H.E. the President of India on 20 October 2005
  • Lifetime fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers, an Apex Academy since 1998
  • Lifetime elected member of International Astronautical Academy, Paris since 1986
  • Member of International Law Association, Indian Chapter.
  • Member India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • Fellow, World Academy of Arts and Science, WAAS.

Held many senior positions
  • Scientific Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister (Minister of State Rank) from Oct 2002 to March 2004.
  • Secretary to Government of India.
  • Member of a high-level committee for evolving ethical guidelines on Biomedical Research involving human subjects, set up by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) from 1996 to 2000.
  • Played the lead role in completing a major exercise for Technology Vision for India up to 2020, organized by TIFAC and led by many industry leaders, technologists, and administrators. Twenty-five documents were dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister on August 2, 1996, and ultimately resulted in now famous book India 2020.
  • Member of the ‘National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development constituted under the authority of the office of the Prime Minister during the years 1998-1999.
  • Actively involved in evolving policies and procedures relating to adopting IPR laws in India to the post-WTO/TRIP situation and also in preparing the Indian Industry and institutions to master IPR issues.

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