Centre re-constitutes Scientific Advisory Council to PM
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Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 18:37
New Delhi: Mathematician Sujatha Ramadorai, geneticist B K Thelma, physicists Mutansir Barma and A K Sood are among the new entrants to the re-constituted Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (SAC-PM) which will continue to be headed by top chemical scientist C N R Rao.

The apex advisory body on scientific matters will now have 32 members as against 28 earlier. They have been chosen to cover a wide range of fields including government research centres, academic institutions and the industry.

Former CSIR Director General R A Mashelkar, V K Singh, Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, D V Khakhar, Director of IIT-Powai and Venu Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TVS Motor Company are the other new members.

Earlier, Mashelkar was member of the body when he was Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He has been nominated to the new SAC-PM in his individual capacity.

While Thelma Heads the Genetics Department of the Delhi University, Sood is a physics professor at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Barma is the Director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Ramadorai is a professor of mathematics at TIFR.

R Chidambaram, nuclear scientist and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, will also be a member.


First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009, 18:37

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