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CHAIRMEN OF NDRF

PRESENT CHAIRMAN OF NDRF


18 Feb 2019 - to till date


Dr Mylswamy Annadurai

Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, is the space scientist of International repute and technical leader of par excellence. Currently holding the responsibilities of Vice President, Tamil Nadu Sate Council for Science and Technology and Chairman, Board of Governors, National Design and Research Forum. Prior to taking current responsibilities, with the educational qualifications of BE, ME and PhD in Engineering, Dr Annadurai led more than 2500 strong scientists and engineers as Director, ISRO Satellite Centre by expanding ISRO's horizons for making 12 to 15 Satellites per year and developing new technologies. Accordingly,30 sate of the art satellites have been launched during 2015-18 and few more are ready for launch. Prior to that he led two of the most significant achievements of ISRO namely Chandryanna-1 and Mars Orbiter Mission, in the capacity of Project Director and Programme Director for the respective missions.Dr Annadurai has contributed more than 60 satellites made in India. He had led many international committees on space sciences.

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PAST CHAIRMEN OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS, NDRF

The activities of NDRF are guided and monitored by a Board of Governors from 1985 with an eminent engineer as Chairman. List of Chairmen from 1985 are:

NDRF was established on 530th Council Meeting held at Udhagamandalam on 11 August 1985

Sl. No.
Period
Chairman
1.
1985 to 16 January 1992
Shri S. G. Ramachandra
2.
17 January 1992 to 16 January 1995
Prof. Dr. M.P. Chowdiah
3.
17 January 1995 to 16 January 2000
Dr. H. C. Visvesvaraya
4.
17 January 2000 to 16 January 2004
Lt. Gen (Dr.) V. J. Sundaram
5.
17 January 2004 t o16 January 2007
Dr. H. C. Visvesvaraya
6.
17 January 2007 to 6 July 2007
Prof. Dr. M.P. Chowdiah
7.
24 August 2007 to 10 January 2010
Dr. Viresh. K. Basalalli
8.
11 January 2010 to 16 January 2013
Prof. R.M. Vasagam
9.
17 January 2013 to 16 December 2015
Dr. (Ing.) B.V.A. Rao
10.
16 December 2015 to 6 January 2018
Late Dr. Baldev Raj
11.
23 March 2018 to 18th February 2019
Shri M. Nagaraj
12.
18 Feb 2019 - to till date
Dr. M. Annadurai
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