Governing Council

The Governing Council is the principal executive body of the institute. The Governing Council shall generally carry out and pursue the objectives of the Society, as set forth in the Memorandum of its Association. The management of all the affairs and funds of the Society shall, for this purpose, vest in the Governing Council. The Governing Council shall exercise all the powers of the Society, subject, nevertheless, to such limitations as the Government of India may from time to time, impose in respect of the expenditure from the funds of the Society and of grants made by the Government of India.

Chairman, RGCB Governing Council

Professor K. VijayRaghavan, FRS

Secretary to Government of India

Department of Biotechnology

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Professor N.K. Ganguly

Chairman, RGCB-Scientific Advisory Council

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Professor G. Padmanabhan

Distinguished Biotechnologist,

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Ms. Anuradha Mitra

Joint Secretary to Government of India,

Department of Science & Technology

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Professor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai

Principal Secretary to Government of Kerala,

Department of Science & Technology and Executive Vice President,

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Dr. Chandrima Shaha

Director-National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Professor Paul Sebastian

Director -Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Professor Umesh Varshney

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Dr. V.S. Chauhan

Former Director-International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi

Member, RGCB Governing Council

Dr. Bindu Dey

Advisor- Department of Biotechnology and Nodal Officer for RGCB

Member-Secretary, RGCB Governing Council

Professor M. Radhakrishna Pillai

Director- Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram