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Prof. Chandrasekhar is an engineer and management professional by training. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Delhi and Bombay are among his alma maters. He has been with ASCI since April 2002. Prior to his current role-responsibilities as Professor & Director of the Centre for Public Policy, Governance & Performance, he was (in chronological order) Professor of Information Technology; Professor & Area Chairperson of Technology Policy, Management and Innovation Area; Director of the Centre for Innovation & Technology, Dean of Research & Consulting, Dean of Long-term Programs and Dean of Training Programs (Long-term & Short-term). He was also the first Director (May 2010 – July 2011) of the Centre for Innovations in Public Systems established at ASCI at the recommendation of the Thirteenth Finance Commission, Govt. of India.

Between 1983 and 2002, Chandrasekhar held senior management and top executive grade positions in the corporate sector, in manufacturing and financial services.

Professional affiliations, recognitions and achievements of Chandrasekhar (past and present) include:

  1. A member of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Task Force of the Dept. of Public Enterprises (DPE), Govt. of India (GoI);
  2. A member of the Adhoc Task Force for Results Framework Documents constituted by the Performance Management Division of the Cabinet Secretariat, GoI;
  3. An external expert on the Assessment Board of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), GoI;
  4. Chairman of the Board for Selection of Directors for the Directorates of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Materials Management, DRDO Head Quarters, GoI;
  5. An external expert on the selection committees of the Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI;
  6. A member of the high-powered Committee on Reviewing the Operational Models of Public-Private-Partnership Programmes set up by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the GoI;
  7. A member of the Project Advisory Committee, National Science & Technology Management Information Systems Division, Department of Science & Technology, GoI;
  8. A member of the Performance Assessment Committee for Project Coordinators, Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI.
  9. A member of the Project Evaluation Committee of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, GoI;
  10. A member of the Project Steering Review & Monitoring Committee of the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI;
  11. A member of the Task Force of the Natural Resource Data Management System / National Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI;
  12. A member of the Empowered Committee constituted by the Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI, for strengthening Survey of India.
  13. A member of the Advisory Committee of the HRD Centre of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, GoI;
  14. A member on the Governing Board, Centre for Forest and Natural Resource Management Studies, Govt. of the State of Andhra Pradesh;
  15. A member on the External Advisory Board, the European Union and India Enhanced Cooperation Framework for Improved Bilateral Dialogue in the field of Science and Technology;
  16. An Independent Director on the Board of Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., Hyderabad, a Schedule-A Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Dept. of Atomic Energy, GoI;
  17. A member on the Advisory Board of M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore;
  18. A Vice-President at Large, Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute Region, Decision Sciences Institute, USA;
  19. An external examiner for the Doctoral programmes in management of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
  20. An external examiner for the Master’s programmes in Computer Science of the University of Hyderabad;
  21. A member of the Academic Committee of the Institute for Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT, established by the Reserve Bank of India), an Associate Institute of the University of Hyderabad;
  22. A senior life member of the Computer Society of India;
  23. A member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, USA.

Chandrasekhar has publications in reputed national and international refereed journals.

Chandrasekhar’s areas of current interest include Public Policy, Public Service Delivery, Planning & Development, Administrative & Governance Reforms and Performance Management.

Chandrasekhar’s areas of current interest include Public Policy, Public Service Delivery, Planning & Development, Administrative & Governance Reforms and Performance Management.

Professor and Centre Director
Centre for Public Policy, Governance & Performance, 
Administrative Staff College of India,
Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road,
Hyderabad 500 082.

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