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Chancellor : IIST
  • 11:19 PM, Friday, 15 Dec 2017

Dr. B N Suresh

Chancellor

Dr. Byrana Nagappa Suresh assumed charge as Chancellor, IIST on 6th November 2017. Dr. B N Suresh, an aerospace scientist. served as the founder Director of IIST. He was the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram during the period 2003-2007. He is known for his contribution to Space Capsule Recovery Experiments (SRE). He retired from IIST in November 2010. Presently he is serving as Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor at ISRO Headquarters since November 2010. He was also distinguished Professor at IIT, Mumbai and MIT, Manipal.

He has been honoured with several awards for his significant contributions in the field of Space Technology.

  • Padma Bhushan (2013)
  • Padma Shri (2002)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award - IIT Madras (2004).
  • Dr.Biren Roy Space Science and/or Design Award, 1993 by the Aeronautical Society of India.
  • ASI Award 1996, for Rocket & Related Technologies, by Astronautical Society of India, 1996
  • “AGNI” Award for excellence in Self Reliance by Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Ministry Of Defence in 1999.
  • “Ramanujam Memorial Award” PSG Coimbatore at National System Conference, 2005
  • “Technical Excellence award’ by Lions International, Trivandrum, Jan 2006
  • “Outstanding Achievement Award” by Indian Space Research Organisation in June 2007.
  • “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Indian National Academy of Engineering, INAE) Delhi, in Dec 2007
  • “National Systems Gold Medal” for lifetime contributions for large Systems by System Society of India in Dec 2007.
  • “Aryabhata Award” for excellent contributions in space technology by Astronautical society of India,for 2009