Dr. Sivan K appointed as Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman Space Commission

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Delhi: The appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal based on the recommendation of the SCSC, for appointment of Dr. Sivan K, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC )as Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman Space Commission vice Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar, with a tenure of three years, from the date of assumption of charge of the post.

Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan was serving as Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center.

Sivan graduated from Madras Institute of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering in 1980. He took his ME in Aerospace Engineering from IISc, Bangalore in 1982 and earned his doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, Bombay in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Aeronautical Society of India and the Systems Society of India.