Former Director, ISRO Satellite Centre and Padmashri Awardee
Trustee-BMS Educational Trust
Dr. S. K. Shiva Kumar a native of Mysore has a distinguished academic career and obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Mysore University, BE in Electrical Communications Engineering as well as MTech in Physical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.He has obtained Doctorate degree in Electronics from Kuvempu University.
Dr.Shivakumar is an eminent scientist who was a part of the team that developed the telemetry system for Chandrayaan –I, India’s first lunar exploration mission. He was responsible for designing the deep space communications equipment. Dr.Shivakumar was involved in the development of the 32-meter dish antenna that can communicate with satellites millions of miles away. He has served as director of ISAC and ISTRAC, two centres of Indian Space Research Organisation. He has served the ISRO for more than 4 decades.
Dr.Shivakumar is recipient of Padmashri, Karnataka Rajyotsava award and Nadoja award. Further he is a recipient of many awards for his outstanding contribution in the field of Science and Technology.
With his nomination as Trustee, BMSET we are sure to benefit from his rich experience and knowledge in the field of Engineering and Scientific research.