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Dr. Chandrakant S. Pandav

Dr. Chandrakant S. Pandav was the Professor & Head of the Department at the Centre for Community Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is the founder member and regional coordinator for South Asia of International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders since 1985. He is also on the board of trustees of MAEER’s MIT, Pune

Dr. Pandav completed his MBBS and later MD in Community Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi and M.Sc from McMaster University Hamilton, Canada. He was former President of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicines. He also held the post as the President of Indian Public Health Association. He has been working in the areas of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, Micronutrients, Health Systems Research, Health Economics, Health Policy & Health Programme evaluation. He is having many awards and honors to his name including the most prestigious Dr. M.K. Seshadri Prize & Gold Medal by ICMR for the year 2000.

Prof. Debashis Chatterjee

Prof. Debashis Chatterjee has taught leadership classes at leading global Universities such as- Harvard University, Indian Institute of Management (IIM),Calcutta, Lucknow and Kozhikode for more than two decades. He has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship twice for Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral work at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His published work includes seventeen books including Leading Consciously (Foreword by Peter M Senge), Timeless Leadership (Wiley) that have been translated in several international languages. He has trained more than twenty thousand managers globally in Fortune 100 Corporations and over fifteen thousand school principals and teachers. His recent book Invincible Arjuna has emerged as a path-breaking book in recent times. He has served as leadership coach to political leaders and CEOs of major Indian organizations. He has served as Dean of an international business school in Singapore. A pioneer in the field of Asian models in leadership, Professor Chatterjee served as Director of the Indian Institute of Management,(IIM), Kozhikode (2009-2014) Dean and tenured Professor at IIM Lucknow. Prof. Chatterjee is credited with transforming IIM Kozhikode from an obscure regional school to an institution if national impact and global recognition. He also served as Director General of IMI Delhi, India’s first corporate sponsored business school and as Independent Director on the Boards of several multinational and Indian Companies. Prof. Debashis Chatterjee has been reappointed as Director of IIM Kozhikode for a second 5 years term.

Dr. Shekhar C. Mande

Dr. Shekhar C. Mande is the Secretary, DSIR and Director General Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.  He did his Masters in Science with specializations in Chemistry, Mathematics and physics and completed his doctoral studies in Molecular Biophysics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 

Prior to working with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Dr. Mande was the Director at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, Staff Scientist at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad and Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh.As a Research Scientist he was the senior fellow with  University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Post Doctoral fellow with Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

As a scientist of global repute his areas of research and academic interest include- Proteins structure and function, Biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, probed through structural analysis of proteins, various biophysical and biochemical approaches, Applications of Graph Theory to large scale protein interaction networks, and Computational methods to analyze large-scale biological data. He is the Fellow and Life Member associated with noted Academic and research organisations such as-Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, Delhi, Elected 2010, Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Elected 2010, Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow, 2003-08, Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India, Elected 2003, Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Elected 2003, Life member, Indian Crystallographic Association, Life member, Indian Science Congress Association, Life member, Indian Biophysical Society among others.

In 1999, he was awarded B M Birla Young Scientist Award and in 2005, he was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Biological Sciences.


Awards, Fellowships and Memberships of professional bodies:

•    Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, Delhi, Elected 2010
•    Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Elected 2010
•    Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Biological Sciences, 2005
•    Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow, 2003-08
•    Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India, Elected 2003
•    Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Elected 2003
•    B M Birla Young Scientist Award, 1999
•    Life member, Indian Crystallographic Association
•    Life member, Indian Science Congress Association
•    Life member, Indian Biophysical Society

Academic Interests:

  • Proteins structure and function

  • Biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, probed through structural analysis of proteins, various biophysical and biochemical approaches

  • Applications of Graph Theory to large scale protein interaction networks

  • Computational methods to analyze large-scale biological data

Supriya Sule

Supriya Sule is an Indian politician from the Nationalist Congress Party and currently a Member of Parliament (MP) in the 16th Lok Sabha (India's house of elected representatives). She is the daughter of the President of the Nationalist Congress Party, Sharad Pawar. In 2009, she contested the elections for the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency and won. This constituency was previously represented by her father. She was a Member of Parliament, representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha.
In 2011, she launched a statewide campaign against female foeticide. Recently, she has been honored with Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award by ALL Ladies League for her outstanding contribution to social service.
Born to Sharad and Pratibha Sharadchandra Pawar on 30 June 1969 in Pune. She was educated at Jai Hind College in Mumbai, earning a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology. She married Sadanand Bhalchandra Sule on 4 March 1991. She is the mother of Vijay (son) and Revati (daughter). Both her children attend The Cathedral and John Connon school in Mumbai.
After marriage she spent some time in California, where she studied water pollution at UC Berkeley. Subsequently, she moved to Indonesia and Singapore and then returned to Mumbai.
Sule was elected to the Rajya Sabha in the September 2006 intake from Maharashtra and is a trustee of the Nehru Centre in Bombay. She led the state level campaign against female foeticide. The campaign included padayatras, college events, competitions etc. In 2012, under the leadership of Supriya Sule the wing named Rashtravadi Yuvati Congress is formed to give platform to young girls in politics. For past several months the several rallies has been organised all over Maharashtra which focused on female foetus abortion, dowry system and women empowerment in general.

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Swanand Kirkire is an Indian lyricist, playback singer, writer, assistant director, actor and dialogue writer, both in television and Hindi films. Kirkire won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics twice: first in 2007 for the song "Bande Me Tha Dum...Vande Mataram" from the 2006 film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, and then in 2009, for the song "Behti Hawaa Sa Tha Woh..." from the film 3 Idiots. He received Filmfare Award nomination for Best Lyrics for the song "Piyu Bole" in Parineeta (2005).
Swanand Kirkire was born and brought up at Rambagh in Indore-based Marathi speaking family to Chintamani (father) and Neelambari (mother), both of whom are classical singers. However he had no formal training in singing. He moved to Delhi after doing his graduation in commerce. In 1996, Swanand graduated from National School of Drama and started doing theatre.
Swanand's first brush with direction came when he wrote and directed a play on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in New Delhi. During his theatre days, he learned that Manju Singh, a television serial producer, was looking for a writer for his serial Swaraj, also on Bhagat Singh. He went to Mumbai and had an apartment in Warden Road. When the serial ended, he gave up his apartment and settled down in Goregaon, a Mumbai suburb.
Swanand was later introduced to filmmaker Pankaj Parashar, who in turn introduced him to director Sudhir Mishra. Mishra was doing a serial called Talash, with his assistant Ruchi Narain. He started assisting Sudhir while he was making Calcutta Mail, and then it continued with Chameli and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.
Swanand had written a song during his theatre days, "Bawra mann dekhne chala ek sapna". Sudhir Mishra heard the song and decided to use it in his film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Music composer Shantanu Moitra decided to record it in Swanand's voice. When the music was out it became an instant hit. Though the film's release got delayed, the music was sold out. It became popular and the music company decided to re-release it during the film's release.
He won the National Award In 2006 for Best Lyrics for "Bande Me Tha Dum" from Lage Raho Munna Bhai and In 2010 for Best Lyrics for "Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh" from 3 Idiots. He also received the Screen Awards in 2013 for Best Lyrics for "Maanjha" from Kai Po Che.

Swanand Kirkire
F. C. Kohli

Mr. Faqir Chand Kohli, known as F. C. Kohli is an Indian industrialist. He is frequently referred to as the Father of the Indian Software Industry due to his significant contribution in Indian IT industry. He was the founder and first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest software consultancy company. He has also worked as the deputy general manager of the Tata Power Company. He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of College of Engineering, Pune.

Early in 1951, Kohli joined Ebasco International Corporation, New York Connecticut Valley Power Exchange, Hartford and New England Power System, Boston for training in power system operation. He returned to India in early August 1951, and joined Tata Electric Companies where he helped to set up the load dispatching system to manage the system operations. He was responsible for significant use of digital computers for power system design and control, using the CDC 3600 mainframe computer at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

In September 1969, he became the general manager of Tata Consultancy Services. In 1974, he was made the director-in-charge and in 1994 deputy chairman of TCS. He is also a director on the board of Tata Sons Limited, Tata Industries Limited, Tata Unisys Limited, Tata Electric Company, Tata Honeywell Limited, Bradma of India Limited, Airline Financial Support Services India Private Limited, Tata Technologies Limited Singapore, Investor Services of India Limited, Triveni Engineering Works, Abacus Distribution Systems and Airline Software Development Consultancy India Private Limited. He is also chairman of Tata Elxsi India Limited and WTI Advanced Technology Limited.

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