The Indian Space Research Organisation, is the space research organisation under Dept. of Space , Government of India headquartered at Bengaluru. ISRO is an organisation of national security with vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration. The Government of India constituted a Space Commission and the Department of Space (DOS), and brought ISRO under the Department of Space. Various Competitive exams such as PSC, Banking, Railways and SSC often ask questions related to ISRO chairman. Therefore to help you ace the exam, we are sharing this article on the list of ISRO Chairman in India.
The Chairmanship is the highest designation of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).The Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) found in 1962 with Vikram Sarabhai as its first chairperson. The ISRO is INOSPAR in its modern form which was made by Vikram Sarabhai in 1969. Prof. Satish Dhawan served the longest term of 12 years as the Chairman of ISRO, in memory of him ISRO has renamed Sriharikota Range, Sriharikota as Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), in 2002.
List of ISRO Chairman in India :
- Vikram Sarabhai (1963-1972)
- M. G. K. Menon (January 1972 – September 1972)
- Satish Dhawan (1972 – 1984)
- U. R. Rao ( 1984 – 1994 )
- K. Kasturirangan (1994 – August 27, 2003)
- G. Madhavan Nair (September 2003 – October 29, 2009)
- K. Radhakrishnan (October 30, 2009 – December 31, 2014)
- Shailesh Nayak (January 01, 2015 – January 12, 2015)
- A. S. Kiran Kumar (January 14, 2015 – January 14, 2018)
- K. Sivan ( January 15, 2018 – Incumbent)
Madhavan Nair is the sixth chairman of ISRO who was the master brain behind India’s first ever successful moon mission CHANDRAYAN 1 , and he have 27 accomplishments in his account during the tenure. And the current chairman K. Sivan is the navigator for India’s Second moon mission CHANDRAYAN 2.
Here we the ENTRI team, are providing you the list of ISRO Chairman from the formation of ISRO to till date, This is an important information for all aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams like SSC, BANK, Civil Services, Railways etc. We, hope this information will be useful to you for your preparations as well.
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